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Unable to Connect to wireless network abroad.

In France, internal wireless card won't connect.



1:01 pm on Sep 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey guys,

So my laptop comes with an internal wireless card and I have no problem connecting to any wireless network in North America.

However in France, using France Telecom with a Livebox (their highspeed connection), it won't connect unless I use their USB wireless card.

Tech support says its because my wireless card (internal) is broken. I suspect it's not the case.

Any way to get around this?

Oh and I'm running Win XP.

2:16 pm on Sept 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It could be that they are using MAc filtering. Which means that they only allow their network cards to connect (although I'm not sure how feasable this is on a large scale)