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Computer won't work on wireless after reloading windows xp

The blue light will not come on.
No wireless networks shown on lower tool bar.

Computer works fine with a cat 5 lan connection.

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  • PvtParts May 14, 2009

    my wlan switch is orange when it is off and turns blue when i litley tap it. on the screen it sais it is on yet the switch is still orange, plus i cant connect to anything.

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Many laptops come with a control key or button to disable the wireless radio to save power. First try looking to see if you find one, then turn on the radio. Post back with more info if that doesn't work.

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Switch Wlan ON
"The front of the notebook has the wireless On/Off switch, IR port, line in and out, and S/PDIF jack."
Did you activate it?


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