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With my PC I located a local wireless site I had setup and tried to connect to it, with the automatic reconnect checked. There was an error (had the wrong MAC address listed on my site for the PC) so I fixed it but now the list of available wireless sites does not include my site. I have 3 other computers that use my site so I know the site works.

How do I get the Windows 7 Starter PC to see my wireless network again?

Is there some sort of cache that needs to be cleared so it is viewable again?

Tim

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A:

Hi Tim,

You may try the below steps.

Step 1

First, let’s run the network troubleshooter and see if it can detect and fix the problem.

Open the Network troubleshooter by right-clicking the network icon in the notification area, and then clicking Troubleshoot problems.

Refer the Microsoft Help and How-to article for more information:

Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-the-Network-troubleshooter-in-Windows-7

Step 2

Do the following:

A.   ClickStart, type network and sharing center in the Start search box and hit Enter.

B.   ClickChange adapter settings.

C.   Right-click the connection and selectEnable.

Step 3

Majority of connection problems within Windows 7 have been solved by installing the latest driver for the wireless network adapter obtained from the manufacturer. Download and install the Windows 7 compatible drivers and check if the issue gets fixed.

Refer the following Microsoft article for more information on updating drivers:

Update drivers: recommended links
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Update-drivers-recommended-links

Hope this helps.

Bindu R - Microsoft Support
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