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WiFi not recognized on Compaq laptop

I have a compaq laptop and a home computer we used a wireless router on main computer and it was working fine till recently, the other day I turned the laptop on and the WiFi wasnt working or didnt even recognize the router from other room. Is it possible the WiFi card went out or Possible the Router is messed up? I have check all the software on my laptop and it seems fine just doesnt recognize router. HELP!

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  • vega07 Sep 28, 2007

    Okay I did that, it says computer does not have wireless network adapter installed, install wireless netwrok harddrive & verify correct driver installed.. I am working with a COMPAQ V600 Pesario Laptop computer.... I dont know what happen?
    HELP!
    I cant even get the Wireless Assistant to work the icon isnt there anymore and when I click it in the control panel nothing happens.....

  • Ashwin Thejaswi Nov 28, 2007

    Im facing the same problem with My compaq Presario V 6211 AU Laptop.

  • devendra074 Sep 11, 2008

    ya i have v 600 series laptop by compaq and the wifi is not been recgnised.don show the option of wlan..
    what to dooo

  • dreambig63 Jan 04, 2009

    i cant connect to my wireless router

  • beatchu2 Mar 18, 2009

    my wireless is not recognised its not even in the divice manager did a system restore still nothing!!!! what the f####$ is going on?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    i'm using compaq v6211AU laptop. my wifi is not recognized at all by the computer. I use vista home premium OEM. wifi does not show in the device manager and message shows install wifi adapter and drivers for it. how do i turn this on?

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This can happen sometimes, just go to network connections in control panel, right click on the wireless icon and click dissable (or press the rellevant button on your notebook) Restart pc and then right click on the icon again and select enable. There should be an icon in your taskbar, right click and select view network connections, and then see if your router is listed and click connect.

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