How can built-in adapter be "Not Connected" ???

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by riprap, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. riprap

    riprap Network Guru Member

    Hello, All
    [WLAN w/ 3 WinXP units; Linksys WRT54G as gateway + 2 laptops as clients] After months of near-faultless wireless network function, suddenly neither one of the client machines can access the internet on the network. Steps I've taken:
    1) Done a hard reset on router to default values
    2) Left all security (temporarily!) disabled
    3) Ensured that the SSID name in router setup window and the workgroup name on client machines are identical.
    4) Turned off & disabled any Windows firewalls on all units....
    What's really got me confused is that, on both of the client units, when I go into Network Connections, the network adapters are listed as Not Connected. On one of the laptops the wireless capability is built-in (i.e., no card/adapter needed or used). How in the Sam Hill can a built-in adapter be "Not Connected"?
    Also, the router's firmware ver = SVEASOFT Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv.
    At any rate, could anyone help with this? Thanks in advance!
    evans, co.
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