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Wi Fi My brother's notebook suddenly lost wireless connection. He uses Win XP, and in 'Control Pannel" there is no 'Wireless Connection" icon. There is only LAN connection icon. Also the computer cannot sense or locate availability of wireless accesses. Whe I see in Device Manager, a wireless device one other are marked with yellow exclamation mark. What is the problem? If I want to dowload drivers, how can I identify the right one? Can I download using another PC that uses Vista and copy it safely to the affected computer? Please help.

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  • egeree Sep 20, 2008

    Thanks my friend. I will try it the way you suggested and post the result.



    But one more question: That affected notebook of my brother does not connect to internet as Wi Fi failed. I have my own but I use Win Vista while the effected computer uses Win XP. Can I download the driver with my computer (to HDD or flashh drive) and transfer it to the affected computer?

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The wifi driver has malfunctioned reinstall the driver to find the appropriate driver for that by right clicking on the yellow exclamation then copy the details of the driver then you can search the driver in the manufacturers site or in drivercollection.com

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