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gracika

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    linksys wireless laptop connection
    « on: August 29, 2009, 05:53:39 PM »
    please help!to make a long story short,my connection gave me problems for awhile and I kept repairing it on my own(i am just a mom,computer knowledge minimal);I am using linkys wpc11 v3;after a half day of messing around,i got it back again,and i am showing connection 5 as connected;why do I show no 5?is it possible that i have like 5 connections and they interfere with eachother?do i have to delete them and if yes,how?

    please help me;thanks

    hot dog

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    Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
    « Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 06:45:33 PM »
    Click Start, right click on "my computer", click "properties", hardware tab, Device Manager

    In Device Manager, look where it says, "network adapters", click on the "+" sign next to it and then right click on the item in the sub menu, click "uninstall" and then restart the comptuer...  Windows will then reinstall your wireless card driver..

    See how that works out for you....

    gracika

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      Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
      « Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 07:56:36 PM »
      thanks;but,if I uninstall...than I will not have a connection again?and have to try again to set it up?

      hot dog

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      Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
      « Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 08:16:31 PM »
      If you uninstall the way I described, Windows will automatically reinstall the driver for you when you restart the computer...assuming that Windows has a driver for your card


      When you first installed the wireless card, did Windows automatically set it up for you or did you have to install a driver that came with the card?

      gracika

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        Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
        « Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 08:42:50 PM »
        I had to install it...

        hot dog

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        Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
        « Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 08:53:00 PM »
        Do you still have the driver that came with the card?

        gracika

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          Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
          « Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009, 08:57:17 PM »
          yes,this is how I reinstalled it;I just don't understand why am I showing conection 5 on the bottom corner of my screen where you see the little computer icon for the internet conection;how did it became no 5?I never had that before...

          hot dog

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          Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
          « Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009, 09:12:58 PM »
          I think I know what you mean... I've had that problem before, it's nothing major... I was thinking that if you uninstalled in Dev. Manager, it would delete all those extra connections you have, but if you don't want to do that I'll try and think of another way and post back later.

          gracika

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            Re: linksys wireless laptop connection
            « Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009, 09:23:39 PM »
            thanks!!!!