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Disable internal wireless network card

I would like to prohibit my son from connecting to a wireless network that is available via one of my neighbors

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    Reading says no network available wireless is enabled but cannot find existing networks

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Well I would access the BIOS on his laptop and do 2 things. 1) Enable a BIOS password and set it. 2) If the laptop has a BIOS controllable wireless setting , disable it. But this will disable the wireless TOTALLY.

Otherwise you need talk to your neighbor and have them set a security on their wireless router.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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I guess it's cost prohibitive to try and replace the internal NIC card for an Acer, Aspire 7720?


There are several ways to solve this problem. First it depends if it is the wireless card or network card. The wireless cards are replaceable, but you would need to be fairly skilled with computer repair to not damage your case trying to get at it. If it is the network jack, that is usually directly on the motherboard and not worth replacing.

The easiest solution is to get a usb network adapter like one of these:

This will replace your wireless card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833425002

This will replace your network jack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127127

If you are interested in tackling an internal replacement, let me know and I will help you track down the parts you need.

Thanks,
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what laptop do you have?
some do not have switches.
are you fully sure that your particular machine contains a card.
If you are sure, open start then go to "Connect To", then select "Wireless Network Connections." If you network card is disabled, this action should enable it, as long as there is no switch. Once enabled, the window should pop up and allow you to select an available found wireless network.


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The computer is not recognizing the Linksys wireless card. When the card gets plugged in, it lights up like usual, but now the computer is not recognizing it at all. It used to appear in the bottom right...


look out for the driver of the wireless card. check the system configuration were you have all installed hardwares and see if you can find thr card there. if it is not there, then you may have to get the driver cd and re install it. other wise uninstall the driver and re install it again. but first, go to network connections and see if it is there or if it has been disabled. if it is disabled, enable it and you will be fine

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CANNOT TURN ON WIRELESS !


If the radio was off there would be no signal reading at all.
Instead there would be a wireless disabled or not connected reading.

In your case the radio is clearly on.

Many things can cause your symptoms. The most common are:

1. Too many wireless configuration services running concurrently on your computer. Choose one.
Either disable the XP wireless zero configuration service in Administrative Tools > Services.
Or disable the "brand name" service.

2. Your wireless card was not properly installed. Uninstall the drivers, physically remove the device from your computer. Reinstall the drivers. Reboot then shutdown. Reinstall the card. Reboot. Let the "brand name" card software install the card.

3. Misconfigured wireless setup at the computer or at the router. Ensure they match. Particularly note whether the key(s) are open or shared.

4. Bandwidth is already being absorbed elsewhere in the network.

5. Poor wireless transmission due to physical obstacles (e.g. metal in walls or ceiling), distance from router, etc.

Note: this list is not exhaustive. But I hope it helps.

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Wireless connection


hi..In your notebook it will automatically detect
the wirless device once u come across your
range.
check this out..
thank u..
rate me..

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Internal wireless card has been disabled. How do you fix this?


Hi car7924,

First, make sure that the wireless switch on the left side of the computer is turned on (this should make the WIFI light go on -- beneath the lower right corner of the screen). If it doesn't work, then try going to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.

You should see the Wireless Network Adapter in the window that comes up. If you don't, you need to download the driver for that adapter. The most common adapter in the D820 is the Dell 1390 WLAN MiniCard, and the driver for it can be downloaded at the following web address:

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Dell-Latitude-D530-Wireless-1390-WLAN-MiniCard-Driver-A17.shtml

If, on the other hand, you do see the Wireless Network Adapter, but it says "Disabled" underneath the name, then right-click it and select "Enable." This should make it work.

I hope this helps - please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,
H2H

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