Question about PC Laptops
I have a Compaq laptop (Presario V6215CA) that had a wireless adapter included. It worked fine for months, then one day I opened it up and the wireless was gone. I tried doing a system restore (a couple of times) and it failed each time I tried.
I checked for windows updates and there was nothing there.
I dont see a separate wireless device in the device manager - not sure if it is the same as the wired LAN or not. The network troubleshooter says I have no wireless device installed.
Any ideas how I can get it back, or do you think the device is toast?
This may sound stupid, but a possible solution to some of the problems above might be to turn on the wireless properties on on the laptop (may not be the correct terminology). On my laptop the wireless switch does not turn on the wireless, unless the wireless radio button is pre-selected. This is found in a pop up at the top centre of the screen, or possibly by right clicking on the wireless icon and selecting 'enable' or 'radio on'. In my case it certainly was not a driver or hardware issue.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
I know this is over a year, but have you tried checking the bios setting? It may be that the bios has an option to disable the integrated wlan.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Internal wireless adapters are connected to the the LAN card..Install your LAN drivers first and then install your wireless adapter drivers
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
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