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No wireless on my toughbook CF-31

I just bought a toughbook cf-31 that came without a wireless card. I had one lying around and put it in but it cant seem to see it in device manager. I looked it up and I should be able to see it in the bios but its simply not there. How can I get the computer wireless ready? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Steve B Jan 16, 2013

    I am running Windows 7 32bit and have the intel pro wireless driver and software loaded on the computer. It tells me it cannot find the hardware. I verified the hardware is installed and the connection looks clean.

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You install a wireless Adapter in a Laptop? Why not use a USB wireless adapter? Where did you get the driver software? If the driver didn't come from the exact model and Laptop Manufacturer's website, the hardware ID may be different, requiring you to open the driver software and modify the hardware ID of the driver. In effect writing a few lines of code in the driver itself. i have done this and it can be done, but requires a bit of research.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

  • Steve B Jan 17, 2013

    Yes, I put in a similar model intel pro wireless card that would have come from the factory, and downloaded the correct driver and software. The problem i am finding is that the wireless settings in the bios are non existant. I looked at the Panasonic manual and thats where it said it would be to correct my problem. How can I unlock the bios in order to have the computer read that there is hardware in the wireless port?

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    max carson Jan 17, 2013

    Is it listed it Device Manager? When you installed the Wireless card and rebooted did the laptop software ID it as unknown device? If the wireless driver you install has a different Hardware ID written in the code, the driver will fail to locate the hardware. What happened when you installed the driver? I have done similar procedures and had to write a new Hardware ID into the driver, and modify the compitibility.

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possible reasons that it is "off"

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