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Wireless networking hardware not functioning properly.

The WLAN IEE 802.11 wireless networking hardware is not functioning properly. Please contact your hardware provider. This is what is listed on the desktop.

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Check on Device Manager if it is working properly

Right-click My Computer-Properties-Hardware-Device Manager
Click on the plus sign beside Network Adapter and double-click your wireless card.
Check on the device status if it says it's working properly.
Try to disable-enable the adapter by right-clicking on it under the device manager window.
If it has a question mark, it is most likely driver issues so contact your wireless card manufacturer or PC manufacturer if the wireless card is built in.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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My wlan (function/F10) key doesn't work/light stays amber!!!!! No wireless internet/Internet only works when directly plugged into PC.


Check in device manager for the wireless card. Right click 'my computer' select 'properties' click the hardware tab and device manager, it should be listed as a network device. if it's listed update the drivers, it may just be disabled in windows. If it's listed as installed and working correctly in device manager it may be faulty.
you can also try running 'cmd' to lauch the command prompt and typing "ipconfig /all" this will show all available devices in your computer and their state.

Good luck.

Apr 22, 2012 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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I want to reconnect my network hardware


· Who is the computer manufacturer?
· Which version of Windows is installed on your computer?

I would suggest you to first check for the updated drivers for the network card from the manufacturer's website. If any update is available please go ahead and install the same and check what happens.
Refer to:
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly
Update drivers: recommended links
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly
You may also check if the WLAN AutoConfig service is started and set to automatic.
To check the service
1. Click on Start
2. In the start Search box type Services
3. Right Click on - RUN AS ADMIN
Check if the below mentioned services has the mentioned status and start up type.
WLAN AutoConfig Started Automatic

Jun 13, 2011 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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Dell inspiron 6400 wireless capability turned off. need to find switch or function key combination


Hi, How do u do? You can easily turn it on by pressing Fn + F2.
have nice day. Babak

Mar 13, 2011 | PC Laptops

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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

Jan 02, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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Dear sir, i can not see the wireless icon on my laptop


do you have the drivers for your wifi card installed properly. if not then go to manufactures website and download driver software for your wifi unit, are you using xp or vista? find device manager and see interfering hardware.

Dec 02, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1500 Notebook

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I have a similar problem. I have a button to switch on the WLAN card, which has always worked before. I would press this and the WLAN status LED would come on, and off I went browsing. But all of a sudden,...


can you check on your computer whether you got the drivers of WLAN or not - give a try with these few steps please

1. device manager (right click on my computer icon on desktop and select properties - select tab hardware - select device manager ) and check in the right pane for network adapters , under network adapters ull find the wireless name , check the status by double clicking on it .

2.go control panel -network connection (for xp ), network and sharing center - manage network connections on left (vista) , network and sharing centre - change adapter settings on left (win 7) and please check for wireless adapter status -says enable or disable

make sure both are enabled and then check with the wifi switch on your machine .

Oct 04, 2010 | Systemax Neotach 3300 Notebook

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Does this laptop have a wireless card? I am


Go to START, Control Panel, System, Hardware and search the listing for network cards and see if you laptop shows a wireless card. If it does than you should be able to go to Network Connections and see if you can scan for wireless connections.

Sometimes these laptop need special drivers to enable their wireless card features or hardware based on/off switches for the radios.

Your computers bios might also have the WLAN turned off. Watch the start screen for the button to press for bios and push it and look around to see if there is a WLAN on/off feature and make sure its on.

Good luck and be careful!

Feb 09, 2010 | Dell Latitude C400 Notebook

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I?m unable to detect any wireless networks, because the WLAN adaptor hasn?t yet been activated. There is a specific ?hotkey? (function+F1) to enable the WLAN adaptor but the keyboard doesn't work anymore...


Hello shge2dope,

The wireless lan can be activated (enabled) from the control panel as follows:

•Click Start (lower left-hand of screen)
•Select Control Panel
•Select Network and sharing Center (might be called just 'Network')
•Select the wireless lan adapter and enable it

* Another way might be to select the WLAN icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Then right-click and select the option to enable it

If this solution is helpful please click a thumbs-up rating below.

Have a great day,
martyshaw152

Feb 07, 2010 | Medion MD-40954 Notebook

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I have a laptop running 802,11 g/b and vista and I Cant connect to linksys wag160n wireless router(802,11 n). laptop sometimes recognises network but when I try to connect it wont. could you help ?


Hi, You cannot connect across wireless protocols. In other words to connect to 802.11 n you need an "n" adapter.

Now, the router should be backward compatible & provide wireless g/b but you may find that when you search for networks it will be listed as a seperate network name (from the same router)

Try searching for this other network. Your router documentation should advise you of its default name & any set up process

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Asus Eee PC wireless connection pending


You may be choosing the wrong encryption method. For instance your entering your wireless key (WEP) and you have it set on (PSA, WPA). Make sure those settings match. Also you may have an IP conflict which is resolved by setting up a static ip. If the encryption methods match and you need help with a static IP let me know

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