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No wireless signal

I checked and the radio is on

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem and I am able to connect using cable but wireless not working any more even though everything checks out and what else can it be.

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What wireless driver are you using. For instance if you have a D-Link router,but windows wants to run its wirless, you get a conflict.

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To start Intel® PROSet/Wireless, use one of the following methods:
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Note: If you disabled the WiFi radio from Windows*, then you must use Windows to turn the radio on. You cannot use a hardware switch or Intel PROSet/Wireless to enable the radio again.

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  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Hardware.
  4. Click Device Manager.
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  8. Click OK.
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The WiFi radio can be disabled (made non-functional) from the Windows* Device Manager.

Note: If you disabled the WiFi radio from Windows*, then you must use Windows to turn the radio on. You cannot use a hardware switch or Intel PROSet/Wireless to enable the radio again.

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