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I am having a problem with one computer on my network. It is an older computer (purchased around 1998-1999) with Windows xp installed. I can find my wireless network, but I can't connect to it. I have tried a few different wireless adapters. I don't know if it is the location of the computer or the computer itself. I do have a spare motherboard and processor lying around....would it be logical to try to rebuild that computer?? It's too difficult to move another computer to that room to see if it really is location, but I do have a computer that is about 10 feet from that one and it works fine. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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would it be logical to try to rebuild that computer?? It's too difficult to move another computer to that room to see if it really is location,
I would though lets less effort but anyway

download and copy (use a flash drive or burn a CD) to the PC and run
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/

check device manager
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?

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is the wireless secure - if so remove the secruity and try

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any cordless phones around ????

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How strong is the signal? Have you tried with encryption disabled? Are you blocking LAN access with a 3rd party firewall? Other than failure to connect do you get any messages when you make the attempt?
 
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