My BT internet connection has stopped working.The network support centre on my computer tells me to switch on by using a switch or key combination on the computer. How do I do this? I have an Advent 9517.
if may either be on the keyboard or a switch elsewhere on the computer
If it's a function button hold down the Fn key as you would the shift key and tap the key with the icon on it to turn the wireless off or on, look at your screen when you do this and it should show whether it's turning on or off
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You need to have an active internet connection with a wireless gateway to connect to the "net" wirelessly. You also need to have a wireless device installed in your laptop. The device in your laptop usually has a switch to turn it off and on. This switch maybe on the side of the laptop or may be on one of the keyboard function keys, either way, the wireless support lamp should be on or green for the wireless system to work on the laptop.
If you do not have an active wireless internet connection, you cannot connect to the net although you should be able to connect to a unsecured wireless network which is in range of your laptop ( like in a shopping centre).
If your laptop does not have a wireless device fitted, visit your local computer shop to ask what they have available and at what cost.
You have to do a few steps to check the problem :
1.Check if the wireless switch is on, on your laptop.
2. If it is on then check if the network adaptors are installed or not. You can check that by going into device manager ( start - run - devmgmt.msc).
If it is not installed you will find a exclamation mark or simply go to your manufacturers website and update your wireless driver.
3.Then go to Start\Connect To\Show All Network Connections (or, if this doesn't show up on your computer, Start\Control Panel\Network And Internet Connections\Network Connections). For your wireless card, remove it from the bridge (right click on the wireless network and enable it if it is disabled and then if you have a option remove it from bridge click on that.)
4.Restart your wireless zero configration.
Go to control panel/Administrative tools/Services, right-clicking on the "Wireless Zero Configuration", and telling it to stop. After it stops, right-click on it again, and tell it to start, and then wait a minute or so and see what happens.
then try to connect and see if you can for this go to the network and sharing center search for all the wireless networks and try to connect.
I think this should do it for you.
If not reply with the message or error you get.
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1. If the physical wireless switch is turned ON then use the Windows Mobility Center to turn on the WLAN adapter.
2. Configure the WLAN autoconfig service to start automatically. Open Services window to make this setting.
3. Reinstall the original wireless adapter driver. Uninstall the driver from device manager under the network adaptor category then restart the Computer before reinstalling.
4. If available, download and install a wireless adapter driver update from the Computer manufacturer support site.
5. If possible test, another computer on the wireless network.
6. Repair the wireless connection.
a. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel. b. In the Control Panel window, click Network and Internet . c. In the Network and Internet window, click Network and Sharing Center . d. In the Network and Sharing Center window, under Tasks , click Diagnose and Repair . e. Follow the suggestions in the Windows Network Diagnostics window to repair the failed network or internet connection.
7. Disable Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
8. Boot the computer into safe mode with networking and test the wireless connection in Internet Explorer. If the connection works in safe mode, the issue is likely caused by anti-virus or anti-spyware software. Configure the software properly per the manufacturer's instructions.
9. Reset the router and/or modem per the manufacturer's instructions.
for fix this problem u need to go in control panel in that u go network and internet and in that go network and sharing centre u find there add a device to network and u can add wirless network and your connection will be start
u mean to say, u r using wireless for internet access right. Well if u r using XP, and if u r having some trouble in accessing internet, then there might some problem with the components of wireless card. so if u want to fix them, u can fix them with a simple trick. Go to My Computer's Properties Go to device manager, open the tab named NETWORK ADAPTER. u'll see ur wireless adapter listed. select it & select Uninstall. Dont worry, just continue reading. when u click on uninstall, u'll be asked whether u r sure to remove the device from ur computer, meanwhile u'll be given a marking space named UNINSTALL THE DRIVER FOR THIS HARDWARE. Dont remove the driver, simply uninstall the wireless adapter. Now its removed. Now restart ur system, after it starts ur computer shows a ballon named, NEW HARDWARE FOUND and it will automatically install ur wireless adapter, So ur wireless adapter is fixed by now.
and if u r using Vista, its quite easy there. go to NETWORK & SHARING CENTRE go to NETWORK CONNECTIONS u'll find 2 connections. one will be named as Wireless something. ENABLE it & click DIAGONISIS after its completed, select RESET ADAPTER Its done.
have you installewd the drivers for the modem ? if you have go to desktop and click settings got to network settings open this up it should show any connected networks if not click new connection then go throught the proceedure you can try the first internet connection if not try the advanced option for the wireless.. make sure you installed the wireless drivers as well a it wont work without these.. Good Luck A
re-install the software that came with your wireless hardware, then go to control panel, internet options, connections, then setup an internet connection, chose wireless connection and it should display a list, chose your network then click connect. This should connect you to the internet; also try re-installing an internet service provider ie bt, aol or vigin etc. Also try in controlpanel networking and sharing then chose view computers and devices then add a wireless device.
The only other problemcould be that your hardware is not connected properly, check telephone line connection and the powering on status of your wireless device.