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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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Your problem may appear from a not properly enabled WLAN card.
Make sure the Wi-Fi swithc is in ON position and on your laptop keyboard try the FN+F8 combination to have displayed the wireless card status. The WLAN card has to be ENABLED to be able to connect to the Internet. The combination done will make appear on your display a window with some options available; choose that option that enables your wireless card.
Also check in your computer's DEVICE MANAGER if your WLAN card is working properly. To do so follow these simple steps:
1. START and click on SYSTEM;
2. in SYSTEM option click on DEVICE MANAGER;
3. on DEVICE MANAGER option go at NETWORK ADAPTERS and see if there your wireless card is indicated and it shows that it is working PROPERLY;
4. if an UNKNOWN DEVICE is indicated then try to find the right driver for you notebook model and WLAN card model;
5. install the driver then REBOOT and recheck in DEVICE MANAGER if your WLAN card is displayed properly this time.

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I cannot connect to my wireless internet service.


Hi Swidermyre,

Good day!

I understand that you are having issues connecting to your wireless service.

Here are some troubleshooing steps to resolve your issue.

1. Toggle on your wireless switch.

2. Turn off your wireless router and turn it back on. Toggle on your wireless switch again and then try to connect to the internet.

3. Go to Control Panel and click Network connections.
Do you see " wireless area connection"? If so, right click on it then click on repair.

If the status is connected, try to access any website to check if it was working.
You got an error message, please proceed to number4.

4. How to check if your wireless adapter is disabled.
For windows XP and below:

a. Right click on the my computer icon and select on properties.
b. Click on Hardware then select on Device manager.
c. Look for network adapters. Click on the option with WLAN or 802
d. Check if it has a red X mark beside it, if so, right click and select on enable.
Try to access internet again (if same issue, please reinstall your wireless driver)

How to reinstall wireless drivers:

(Caution: some drivers are not installed as a package on computers, depending on your laptop,
you might need to download it online)

a. Right click on the my computer icon and select on properties.
b. Click on Hardware then select on Device manager.
c. Look for network adapters. Click on the option with WLAN or 802.11
d. Right click on the wireless driver and select on uninstall
e. Restart your computer and the driver should be automatically installed.

How to check if your wireless adapter is disabled.
For windows vista and windows 7:

1. Click on Start or on the windows orb then select on control panel.
2. Select Device Manager.
3. Look for Network adapters and look for an option with WLAN or 802.11.
4. Check if it has a red X mark beside it, if so, right click and select on enable.
Try to access internet again (if same issue, please reinstall your wireless driver)

How to uninstall wireless driver in windows vista and windows 7:

(Caution: some drivers are not installed as a package on computers, depending on your laptop,
you might need to download it online)

a. Click on Start or on the windows orb then select on control panel.
b. Select Device Manager.
c. Look for network adapters. Click on the option with WLAN or 802
d. Right click on the wireless driver and select on uninstall
e. Restart your computer and the driver should be automatically installed.


If all else fail, please contact your Internet Service Provider as they might need to set up a static IP address on your computer.

I hope this helps,

Regards,

Jheycie

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Check the wireless router settings, (check the wireless settings on your other computer) and configure the 1390 WLAN with the same settings eg. SSID, WEP/WAP encryption, etc.
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Check the TCP/IP properties of the 1390 WLAN card the Internet protocol should not have a fixed IP address, set it to Obtain an IP address automatically including the DNS.

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Ok with a peripheral on USB or on PC card bay you can try to connect to a Wireless lan:
Please check this tip on the subject
To connect to an existing WLAN you must be sure your wireless card is working: I assume you installed all the related sw coming with the wlan card.
Using the card installed driver check card is enabled and running (in Control Panel/Network connection should be visible and enabled)
Then you can connect to an open Wi-Fi HOTSPOT or to your WLAN you configure with a router connected to your internet modem.
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