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Wireless internet switch above the keyboard, right below the screen will not light up to indicate it's working properly. Cannot connect to the internet. How can I tell if the switch is faulty or if it's the wireless card? Any suggestions? Thanks...

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  • dlblanch Feb 20, 2009

    Hi, just wanted to say after all these months that mspcrepair's posting turned out to be the most accurate as far as the original problem. Sorry I took so long in posting this. Several crises happened over these months to combine with the holidays to make things very hectic. Anyway, I was just googling stuff and realized I had never posted an update. It was a driver problem all along and my wireless switch works very nicely. I have internet--everything works fine! Thanks to those who posted helpful comments...much appreciated!

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First, make sure that the drivers are properly installed and that there is no "splats" or exclamation marks in device manager for your wifi device.

If the drivers are properly installed, you should have an extra "network" icon in your system tray (by your clock). If so, you should be able to right-click on it and view network connections. It will pull up a window where both your LAN (wired) and wifi connections are. If you see your wifi listed, right-click on it and you should be able to enable it, thereby activating your light and your wireless.

If you don't have any of the above ....you need to re-download the drivers for your wifi and reinstall. That should fix you up :)

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There is another option also. I have a HP zd7000 and the wireless button hase never been able to work. this is because the circuitry for the wireless is placed on a daughterboard within the chassis. my zd7000 does not have this daughterboard so the wireless button is actually useless (thats what you get for buying second hand lol)

if you have to check this, it will require technical knoweledge (if you are not sure about taking a laptop apart I would strongly suggest you don't as you may do more harm than good)

so the question is... has the wireless button worked in the past/does wireless hardware show in device manager?

answer yes = reinstall drivers, if this doesn't work and you have the skills check the daughterboard is secure and not loose.

answer no again if you have the skills check that the daughterboars is a) THERE, and b) not loose before installing drivers.

in the evnt that there is no daughterboard, you can do what I did (get a PCMCIA wireless card) it doesn't make the wifi button work, but it does give me internet

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