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Wireless connection problem

My wireless was working fine on my acer aspire one till last week. now it will not let me go into the network center and there isnt an icon on the bar to say i have a connection or not, there is just a battery, speaker and UK symbol. it wont let me connect anywere on the laptop. please help!!

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  • burton203 Feb 06, 2009

    I cant find the network center it tells me it has none

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Check your wireless adapter and see if its properly installed. Go to the device manager.

Right click My Computer. Click on Properties. Click Hardware tab and click on the device manager button.

If there's a yellow question mark under other devices, check if it says network controller. Download and install the correct driver for your wireless card.

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