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I can access internet only by yellow cable, not wireless?

I can only access internet via yellow cable. The laptop is WLAN enabled but throws up error when I try to go wireless. It tries to repair but it still only works when plugged in directly to BT Voyager Box.

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  • did you press the fn key and the (((( f key has the unit been serviced or taken apart at all there is a wireless card in bottom that has to wires connected to it that run up the lcd

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Try updating the driver for the wireless card or uninstalling it then reinstall it what version of windows?? vista has a problem with wireless routers loosing connection randomly because of the broadcast flag in the registry ... if you have vista might be worth looking into if the driver isnt it

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