Network card is a generic term that covers all kind of them.
You can take a look at the Wireless preferred list and see if there is some
setting that discriminates against you SSID.
Otherwise, since it is detecting well other Wireless sources then it is Not
the computer or the OS either.
Thus there is a mismatch between your Wireless card (Card being USB in your
I do not know what you have for a Wireless Router, but usually the USB
Wireless are the weak link.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"Endulini" <Endulini@Fruit.com> wrote in message
> "Jack [MVP-Networking]" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> It could be under performing, unstable Wireless Card.
>> I would try to install this.
>> PCI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833315041
>> Driver/Utility for Windows 98SE/Me/2K/XP/XP 64/Vista/Vista 64
>> PCI cards usually do better in a Desktop environment.
>> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
>> "Endulini" <Endulini@Fruit.com> wrote in message
>>> Hi All,
>>> My PC has difficulties consistently detecting my wireless network,
>>> sometimes it's there and then sometimes it just disappears for a few
>>> days. It's picking up all the surrounding networks ok so it doesn't seem
>>> to be an inherent hardware fault and equally it doesn't seem to be the
>>> router as my laptop gets the network ok (even when it's next to the PC,
>>> so it wouldn't seem to be interference either). As it's an external USB
>>> adapter (Belkin) set-up on the PC, I've tried reinstalling the adapter
>>> and drivers etc but that is no guarantee of success either.
>>> I'm getting a bit fed up, anyone have any suggestions about what the
>>> issue might be?
> Thanks, I don't want to quibble but a) it's not a card but an external USB
> wireless adapter, b) Why is it detecting every other network other than
> mine if it's not working properly?