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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:31 PM
Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:35 PM
the connection to my router and a "1394 network connection" which I don't know what is
As far as i know, 1394 is the technical name for USB / Firewire (referring to the 1394a/b standard) and is nothing to worry about.
i don't think that this would be causing your network problems.
If you have a spare USB wireless dongle then try using that to see if that can connect without problems.
If that fails or you haven't got a spare USB dongle, try, as others suggest, downloading an ISO for puppy linux (apparantly it's about 100mb but don't quote me on that) and burn that to a CD. boot the CD (after restarting computer) (you may need to alter the boot order in the BIOS first so make a note of all your current settings) when the menu loads, select the "Try without installing" (it will probably be phrased differently but i've never used puppy linux myself so i don't know the exact phrasing) If your network stays connected (using the onboard wireless card) it suggests a problem with your current Vista installation, if the problem still persists, it suggests a failure (partial or complete) of your internal wireless card.
This can be done 2 of ways:
if it is a failure with the adapter, how can I fix this?
1) a new internal wireless card fitted by either a technically minded friend (N.B. this may void your warranty (if applicable)) or a local, reliable computer repair shop (get a quote first) (this may still void your warranty (if applicable), the only way to NOT void your warranty (if applicable) is to take it back to the place where you got it from and getting them to replace it (get a quote first))
2) a USB wireless dongle, plugged into any available USB port of your laptop. You can pick yourself a Belkin Wireless N USB dongle for about £40 from argos (in uk as i don't know your location)
I hope any/all of this helps you in fixing your computer
N.B. All linux distributions are made entirely from "open source" freeware so there is no cost involved (except the cost of a blank CD if you burn it yourself!)
Reason for edit - Puppy Linux link
Edited by Duey, 05 February 2010 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:42 PM
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