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Can not use wireless internet without the ethernet cord plugged into the labtop

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  • Gus Gaglio
    Gus Gaglio May 11, 2010

    What kind of laptop? what kind of wireless card? what type of wireless router?

    Have you installed the drivers for the wireless card?..

    Bottom line you are NOT using wireless when you plug in the Cat 5 ethernet cable...

    Need additional info to be able to help you.

    "Don't Fuss Ask Gus"



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Go to your control panel and under device manager/network adapters check to see if you have any exclamation marks, if you do it could be the drivers or the wireless card itself. Try the drivers first if that does not work then you might have to replace the wireless card.

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