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Graham Brooker
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: Sony Vaio Laptop built-in Wireless not Working
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I am setting up a wireless network for my neighbour and have got his new
Netgear wireless router/modem working fine on one of his PCs OK.

I am not familiar with the proprietary software on his Sony Vaio Laptop but
the built-in wireless adaptor cannot see any wireless networks available
even though it is sitting right next to his modem. I can only assume it is
either switched off or is running on the wrong frequencies for another
country region. I am told it used to see my own wireless access point
correctly from next door at one time. There are no obvious buttons on the
PC to turn wireless on or off. The device manager has no options for
selecting country (although my own HP laptop does) as it only says it is
enabled (probably only the driver). Win XP is set to UK correctly and the
Netgear modem/router is set correctly to UK frequencies.

Any ideas appreciated.

Graham
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Malke
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony Vaio Laptop built-in Wireless not Working [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Graham Brooker wrote:

> I am setting up a wireless network for my neighbour and have got his
> new Netgear wireless router/modem working fine on one of his PCs OK.
>
> I am not familiar with the proprietary software on his Sony Vaio
> Laptop but the built-in wireless adaptor cannot see any wireless
> networks available
> even though it is sitting right next to his modem. I can only assume
> it is either switched off or is running on the wrong frequencies for
> another
> country region. I am told it used to see my own wireless access point
> correctly from next door at one time. There are no obvious buttons on
> the
> PC to turn wireless on or off. The device manager has no options for
> selecting country (although my own HP laptop does) as it only says it
> is
> enabled (probably only the driver). Win XP is set to UK correctly and
> the Netgear modem/router is set correctly to UK frequencies.

Look in the laptop's Help for how to enable the wireless. If you can't
find documentation on the hard drive, go to Sony's support site for
that specific model computer.

Malke
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Yves Leclerc1
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony Vaio Laptop built-in Wireless not Working [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Do not know which Netgear router you are trying this with. Most wireless
routers (including Netgear) are delivered with the wireless access point
signals turned off. You must connect the wireless router to a wired PC first
and complete the setup before the wireless signals are turned on.



On 11/12/2006 "Graham Brooker" wrote:
>I am setting up a wireless network for my neighbour and have got his new
>Netgear wireless router/modem working fine on one of his PCs OK.
>
>I am not familiar with the proprietary software on his Sony Vaio Laptop but
>the built-in wireless adaptor cannot see any wireless networks available
>even though it is sitting right next to his modem. I can only assume it is
>either switched off or is running on the wrong frequencies for another
>country region. I am told it used to see my own wireless access point
>correctly from next door at one time. There are no obvious buttons on the
>PC to turn wireless on or off. The device manager has no options for
>selecting country (although my own HP laptop does) as it only says it is
>enabled (probably only the driver). Win XP is set to UK correctly and the
>Netgear modem/router is set correctly to UK frequencies.
>
>Any ideas appreciated.
>
>Graham
>
>

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Graham Brooker
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: Sony Vaio Laptop built-in Wireless not Working [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I know about setting up the Netgear bit as it works fine when connected via
a cable to the laptop. It works fine via wireless with the desk PC
upstairs. It is only the Sony Vaio laptop does not see any wireless signal
which makes me wonder whether its internal wireless interface is ether off
or set to the wrong region.

Graham
"Yves Leclerc" wrote in message

> Do not know which Netgear router you are trying this with. Most wireless
> routers (including Netgear) are delivered with the wireless access point
> signals turned off. You must connect the wireless router to a wired PC
> first
> and complete the setup before the wireless signals are turned on.
>
>
>
> On 11/12/2006 "Graham Brooker" wrote:
>>I am setting up a wireless network for my neighbour and have got his new
>>Netgear wireless router/modem working fine on one of his PCs OK.
>>
>>I am not familiar with the proprietary software on his Sony Vaio Laptop
>>but
>>the built-in wireless adaptor cannot see any wireless networks available
>>even though it is sitting right next to his modem. I can only assume it
>>is
>>either switched off or is running on the wrong frequencies for another
>>country region. I am told it used to see my own wireless access point
>>correctly from next door at one time. There are no obvious buttons on the
>>PC to turn wireless on or off. The device manager has no options for
>>selecting country (although my own HP laptop does) as it only says it is
>>enabled (probably only the driver). Win XP is set to UK correctly and the
>>Netgear modem/router is set correctly to UK frequencies.
>>
>>Any ideas appreciated.
>>
>>Graham
>>
>>
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> Y.
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