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    I have a desktop running XP Pro, SP2. I have used a wireless network in my
    home for over three years, with little or no problems (after the initial
    exercise of acquiring and connecting the hardware).

    Just recently I had a crash of Windows XP, and had to reload from scratch.
    Everything worked fine after the reload, except for my wireless network.

    The icon for the wireless connectivity in the notification window has a red
    X through it. This results in an error message saying I have no wireless
    connectivity. I also have a laptop running XP home. That machine works fine,
    because it has third-party software that manages the network.

    I've checked all the hardware; reconfigured the router on-lline, ran
    ncpa.cpl; checked the device manager; and reviewed all the KB info on this
    particular problem. The KB info falls short because it isn't upgraded to the
    SP2 configuration. The particular area that helped me in the past related to
    the wireless zero configuration. However, now, that info doesn't match the
    screens and hardware/software today.

    All help will be appreciated.



  2. Re: Notification icon for wireless connectivity has red X,

    Hi
    The red x means that your Wireless does not work and you need to find out
    why.
    This page might help in finding issues of the Network hardware and basic
    settings, http://www.ezlan.net/debug.html
    If the Hardware and the Network settings are OK, you have to configure the
    Wireless aspects.
    My Wireless does not work - http://www.ezlan.net/wireless.html
    Wireless, Basic Configuration - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
    Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "earlthepearl" wrote in message
    news:7F3CAC0B-0E22-4116-9C95-B6320118BC98@microsoft.com...
    >I have a desktop running XP Pro, SP2. I have used a wireless network in my
    > home for over three years, with little or no problems (after the initial
    > exercise of acquiring and connecting the hardware).
    >
    > Just recently I had a crash of Windows XP, and had to reload from scratch.
    > Everything worked fine after the reload, except for my wireless network.
    >
    > The icon for the wireless connectivity in the notification window has a
    > red
    > X through it. This results in an error message saying I have no wireless
    > connectivity. I also have a laptop running XP home. That machine works
    > fine,
    > because it has third-party software that manages the network.
    >
    > I've checked all the hardware; reconfigured the router on-lline, ran
    > ncpa.cpl; checked the device manager; and reviewed all the KB info on this
    > particular problem. The KB info falls short because it isn't upgraded to
    > the
    > SP2 configuration. The particular area that helped me in the past related
    > to
    > the wireless zero configuration. However, now, that info doesn't match
    > the
    > screens and hardware/software today.
    >
    > All help will be appreciated.
    >
    >




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