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I can't connect to internet via wireless router. My computer doesn't show my wireless network adapter in device manager, even though I have used this computer, router, and DSL modem for over 3 years. I recently upgraded my RAM (had issues with that); the internet worked great for one day, then went kaput. Any chance they're related?

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Hello! I very much doubt that Memory will cause the problem you have. Are you using a secure network? if so you may have to pair it again with the p.c. try this! hover over the internet icon on the taskbar (2 computor monitors) it should show wireless networks available, if not right click on it then click set up network or search for available networks, if this fails uninstall the wireless router in the device manager and reload after re booting.
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