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Lost wireless ability

 
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Rdizzle



Joined: 20 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Lost wireless ability Reply with quote

Hi all, exactly a week ago my laptop decided to turn on and forget that it had the ability to connect to a wireless internet connection. The icon is gone from my desktop bar and if i go into control panel, wireless assistant etc it doesn't even have it there.

I do have internet if i plug the ethernet cable directly into the laptop but thats not really why anyone buys a laptop is it lol.

Anyone have any ideas on how i can get this fixed? I wasn't sure if downloading a driver would help?

I'm using windows XP btw.

Thanks
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SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look in Device Manager. What appears in the Network Adatpters section? Also, is there any thing with a red X or a yellow circle with an exclamation mark next to it?
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