I was searching on the internet for some help and came across this site. It looked promising, so we'll see if you can help.
In our home, we have a network that was set up by our daughter(who is in Italy and can't help with the problem, hence me finding this site) We have 3 computers networked to the home computer. Let's call our network "Bear". All is well with 2 of the computers on the network(both pc) but the third computer is a laptop and has stopped connecting to the house network. It picks up surrounding networks from neighbors(secure and non secure) but it no longer picks up the Bear network. I've tried refreshing connections, repairing the connection and checking to see if it is registered on our perferred network(it is). Im not sure why it won't come up any longer.
For awhile, we had two ways of connecting to the network. Through a belkin usb network device and then through an internal dellcard. There were problems with having both of them up, so I followed the advice of deactiving the belkin and strictly using the dellcard(the belkin was installed when a friend had to borrow the dell card). The belkin no longer works, although the program is there. I'm running on a windows xp system and use their firewall.
I know this is probably confusing but perhaps someone has an idea of what I can do. Basically, the laptop is connecting to another network nearby(although it doesnt show as many as the other house computers show) but won't connect to the house network.