On the advice of someone from this forum (I think) I installed an Edimax WAP to improve my wireless broadband as the modem Virgin gave me didn't seem to reach one side of the house. I bought an Edimax EW-7416APN V2 from Amazon and somehow or other actually managed to install it - although I can't now remember exactly how - it seemed to improve things a bit (tho' not hugely) and I have been sucessfully using it for my netbook and PC in the back room - which were having problems with connecting before.
Yesterday however, I re-installed XP on the PC (which I had also used to originally set up the Edimax on) - and now it can't connect to it from that PC - the other devices all work fine - and I can even login to the device itself on the netbook - but my PC keeps saying the network is out of range..???
I have no idea how to repair it - do I have to set it all up from scratch again? I really don't have much in the way of technical expertise .. so the thought of revisiting all that set-upl stuff fills me with dread!
Assume you have solved this. If not, then get the latest wireless driver. My laptop has an intel wireless chip so I got the driver from the intel web site. This normally clears this type of problem up.
Thanks, it righted itself after the PC did a windows update and installed service-pack 3! Ihad the latest driver for my netgear wireless adaptor, but haven't checked out Edimax itself for updated drivers - is that what you meant?
Yes, I assume the Windows update added in additional newer drivers for the wireless card on the pc. If I we you I would look on the PC's internal wireless card's manufacturers web site and get their latest. Also do the same for the router