my wireless on my laptop has failed. I have tried everything I know to get it working again but still won't connect. I can see the available networks but when I try to connect it won't. I run XP SP2 on a fairly old IBM Thinkpad T40, never had any problems up till now... I've tried these things so far:
1. I've checked IP address, passwords, reset the router etc. my housemates can still use our network fine so doesn't seem to be the issue.
2. I've reinstalled the wireless card driver, no luck!
3. I've tried connecting using Linux to see if it was a Windows problem, same thing happened it wouldn't connect!
4. I've run a system diagnostic to see if it was a hardware fault, all seems fine!
If anyone has any ideas as to what I could do next it would be really appreciated. The only thing that I can think of that could have caused it is that Google Chrome updated itself shortly before the wireless broke, and plus the wireless connection in the "network connection" part of XP has changed from "Wireless Network Connection 2" to "Wireless Network Connection 3".
I'm having a similar problem with an older ASUS notebook for someone visiting my home. We have three other laptop/notebooks an a phone that connect via the Netgear 4 port wireless router just fine. This one will not connect. I add insult to injury, when the wireless radio in the ASUS machine is turned on, all other devices loose their connection. We've updated the drivers and verified the ASUS can connect via a wired connection - all works well. Its just the wirelss connection is distructive as well as inoperable.