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My broadband wireless adapter isn't connecting

I ve enabled the radio, but whenever i connect to the internet thru my local network,it keep telling me that that the radio on my 802.11 network adapter is still disable.Use the hardware radio control switch to enable it.;when i check the radio,it stays enabled.ican't connect.what mut i do?

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Re: my broadband wireless adapter isn't connecting

Hmmmm... this is quite hard endyananna... Is your computer have its own third party Wireless Software? Sometyms Built in adapters on laptops come with their own wireless software that manages the wireless connection. First thing is to locate that program by going to network connections and checking the name of the adapter. Once you found the name, go to the all programs and look for that software there. Try to connect using that software first. In case that it wont work then you have no choice but to use Wireless Zero of Windows. go to run, type services.msc, enable it , start the service, go to network connections, go to wireless cx properties, put a check on use windows to configure my wireless network settings, click ok, right click on wireless network cx, open up view available networks, you should be able to connect after that. In case that it didnt work. Then I have a hunch that youre computer have another software that configures your wireless network connection and that prgram must be used. Good Luck then. If you have any problems, you can always call your OEM for support.

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