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  1. #1
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    Wireless Network Connection; Connection Failed!

    Now I don't usually turn off my computer. Always leave it turned off and just log out from my xp profile.

    But for some reason this morning I decided to turn it off. Big Mistake

    6pm my sister calls me and says internet is not working.
    No big deal I think, i'll fix it when i get back home from work.

    So I get back home and look at the pc.
    sure enough internet dosnt work.

    in network connections I have my lan and my wireless connection.

    I try to disable/enable the wireless but it still displays a red X on it. when I click enable it goes thruh 2 steps.
    1) Enabling Device...
    2) Connection Failed!

    And when I right-click to view available networks, the whole window is greyed out, nothing is clickable.

    I tried system restore, tried reinstalling the adaptor, safe mode, swearing, numerous reboots and... nothing.

    It was working in the morning. I even checked the weather online...

    It's a linksys pci g adaptor

    Anyone has an idea?

  2. #2
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    Greyed out means another application is controlling the wireless networks. Look for some special linksys app on your computer.
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  3. #3
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    Latest Ms Patches Kill Wireless Networking (Workaround/solution here)

    I posted this article on another site,i should have also posted it here (Here it is now.....Could be your issue) -- Good luck!!


    Problem

    After installing the latest MS patches and after rebooting, the wireless network refuse to connect. It still shows excellent signal strength but is unable to establish a connection.

    Solution

    Uninstall the patches:

    913807
    905756
    913161
    912945
    904942
    912475

    and reboot.

    After rebooting,reinstall the patches one by one,reboot after each install.





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  4. #4
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    you can try
    start --> RUN - services.msc
    choose wireless zero configuration
    make sure its set to auto and started
    then goto network connections
    right click wireless connections
    goto the wireless networks tab - make sure "use windows" is checked
    then try view available and see if you can see networks

  5. #5
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    mstar, no linksys app on my computer

    thedude, it does not show signal strenght, says no wireless connections available

    flightlizard. wireless zero is set to automatic, but when i try to start it I get error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

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    Check and see if those patches i listed above are on your computer (Thats a good place to start)







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    I have system update off, those updates are not installed

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    Try adjusting the router, maybe try some different channels for broadcasting, try different types of security. For example, my network throws fits when WPA is around.
    It's Scott!

  9. #9
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    this has nothing to do with the router.
    the window to chose the network is greyed out. cannot chose any network as none are listed. and usually it detected 2 other networks then my own

    i need to start this wireless zero service to make it work, but dependacies error

  10. #10
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    Have you tried to do a system restore to sometime last week???? (It may work for you)

    Good luck!!





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  11. #11
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    tried already before and it didnt work.

    But for some reason, as mysteriously as it stopped working, it started working fine this morning. Damn Wireless.

    Case Closed heh

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