I have an Alienware M17x
I stopped playing a game the other night and turned off my laptop as usual and went to sleep. I then woke up and fancied a game of Company of Heroes Multiplayer. So I turned on my PC as usual, and opened up the connetions thing on the task bar and connected to my router, as I have been doing sucessfully for the past month.
but guess what. "WINDOWS WAS UNABLE TO CONNECT"
I'm at witts end with this.
I have restarted laptop 50+ times.
I have turned off wifi security and tested
I have reset my router to factory settings
I have reinstalled and updated new drivers for my wireless card
I have tired everything... I am starting to think my wireless card just died over night... yet this doesnt make sense because it can detect the wifi points... althought it does seem to be MUCH less signal strength then before.
I am not a computer hardware expert, althought I am a computer programmer, so I have some experiance with it all, just never been into the whole hardware scene - Could my wireless card antenna be broken? Does it even have 1?
Thanks for reading this guys, and I hope someone can help me... I dont want to have to call up alienware and have to send my laptop off for repair... I have uni in 1 month and I prob wouldnt have it back by then would I?
My router is a Belkin
My wifi card is an Broadcom 802.11n.. or is now, its name has changed on Device manager since I updated the drivers...
PS: My laptop internet works fine with an ethernet cable plugged in... that's what I'm using right now
Thanks guys, I do hope someone can help me, I would love them forever if they can fix this problem or have some ideas to whats wrong...