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calaf49
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My XPS M1330 laptop suddenly can't find any wireless networks.

My XPS M1330 was working fine until today.  While using the computer, it disconnected from my home wireless network. Windows Device Manager tells me the device is working normally.  The WiFi switch is on but the WiFi catcher doesn't find any networks.  I can connect to my home network with an Ethernet cable and my desktop, which is on the same network, can connect so i know its not my modem or router.  What to do?

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Re: My XPS M1330 laptop suddenly can't find any wireless networks.

calaf49,

 

Try start, control panel, Windows Mobility center. You should see...

 

Click on launch. You should see...

 

 

Click on advanced and it should be...

 

 

 

Rick

 

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calaf49
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Re: My XPS M1330 laptop suddenly can't find any wireless networks.

Thanks, but I've already been thru those steps.  All settings read normal, yet, no networks are detected.

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calaf49
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Re: My XPS M1330 laptop suddenly can't find any wireless networks.

Just fixed the problem.  For some reason, the wireless capability was turned off.  I connected via Ethernet cable, ran troubleshooter (for the 5tth or 6th time), & it fixed it.  I have no idea what went wrong in the 1st place.

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Re: My XPS M1330 laptop suddenly can't find any wireless networks.

calaf49,

 

Glad you got it working! Thnaks for posting back.

 

Take care,

 

 

Rick

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Tom upstate
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RE: My XPS M1330 laptop suddenly can't find any wireless networks.

I just fixed mine. I first suspected the little switch as the problem. I booted into bios with F2 and set the wireless switch to control "None". By the time it booted at bios exit it was already coñnected to my network.