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Wireless connection is gone

I lent my computer to my in-laws and when I got it back, I cannot access my wireless connection. I checked Network Connections and the wireless connection icon is no longer displayed. My in-laws said they did not uninstall or delete any program/software but they did say they added RAM and had someone install it. How can I get back my wireless connection capability?

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  • Carlos Soto
    Carlos Soto May 11, 2010

    First check to see that both the RAM and the wireless card are properly inserted. I would remove them and re-insert them in the slots. Next, on boot-up, go into BIOS and ensure that the RAM is read correctly and if your BIOS detects it, check that the wireless card is visible. Once booted into the O/S, go into the drivers and see if it registers. If it registers, then go into the wireless network and see if ANY wireless networks are visible. Check and report back please. Good luck

    God Bless

    -Carlos:

  • Chitownbarb
    Chitownbarb May 11, 2010

    Who is the mfg of the laptop and what is the model #?

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First off verify that your wireless card is there there.

Next verify that the drivers are installed. Go for the latest version.

Enter the proper SSID for the wireless connection and it should pick it up providing that the router is broadcasting and that you have entered in the correct wep password if required.

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Under network properties enable the wireless network. Or toggle off and the back on. Some notebooks disable wireless when removed from wall

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Wireless networks have become an increasingly popular way to access the Internet. Connecting to a wireless network allows you to browse the Internet without having to physically connect any cords to your computer.


Troubleshooting wireless connectivity can sometimes be confusing, because even if a wireless network is not able to bring you to any web pages, often your computer's wireless card will still connect to the wireless network that is being broadcast.


In other words, a wireless network will read "connected" even if it is not connected to the Internet.


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If you are able to connect to the alternate network but still not able to connect to your own, the problem is most likely localized to the wireless network you use at home.


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The great majority of Internet connection issues can be resolved by a simple reset of all the devices in your home network.


Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and unplug them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug its power cord) for a full 30 seconds.


Plug them back in and restart your computer.

Try to connect to the Internet using your wireless network after your computer has booted back up.


If the connection still fails, some further troubleshooting is required.

Bypass your wireless router.


If your computer's wireless card is connecting to your wireless network of choice yet you are still not able to access any websites, there may be a connection issue on either your modem or router.


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Plug the cable directly into one of the Ethernet ports on your computer and reset the modem in the manner described above.


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Select the appropriate network you wish to connect to.


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Right-click the wireless icon, select "Search for available wireless networks," then choose the network you want to access.


Restart the computer.


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If your computer has a wireless network adapter, Windows will automatically detect wireless networks in range of your computer. You can see a list of wireless networks that Windows has detected in Connect to a Network.

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Hi i am using the pc sony vaio i have the problem on wireless adabter it was in desable mode and difficutl to active it ,while i am useing the bottom in front of pc on and off of wirless adabtor but i i on...


In Vista, you can either go to control panel, device manager and right click on it and click "eneble"
or go to control panel > network sharing and set up wireless network connection
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go to task manager (press and hold ctrl . alt . delete for a couple of seconds), until task manager comes up. Then click on the services tab, scroll down till you see "Plug Play or Plug and Play and make sure it's running. If it's not, right click on it then click "enable"

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Open Network Connections
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
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To enable automatic wireless network configuration, select the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box. This check box is selected by default. For information about what happens when you enable automatic wireless network configuration, see Notes.
To disable automatic wireless network configuration, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
To connect to an existing wireless network, do one of the following:
Access point (infrastructure)
To connect to an existing access point (infrastructure) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.

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If a network does not broadcast its network name, it will not appear under Available networks. To connect to an access point (infrastructure) network that you know is available but that does not appear under Available networks, under Preferred networks, click Add. In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.


Computer-to-computer (ad hoc)
To connect to an existing computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
If you want to connect to a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network and both computer-to-computer and access point (infrastructure) networks are within range of your computer, click Advanced, and then click Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only.
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In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.
If the network connection that you are configuring is to a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network, select the This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used check box.
To change the order in which connection attempts to preferred networks are made, under Preferred networks, click the wireless network that you want to move to a new position on the list, and then click Move up or Move down.
To change the wireless network connection settings for a network that is listed in Preferred networks, click the wireless network for which you want to change settings, click Properties, and then change the settings as needed.
To remove a wireless network from the list of preferred networks, under Preferred networks, click the wireless network that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
To update the list of available networks that are within range of your computer, click Refresh.
To automatically connect to available networks that do not appear in the Preferred networks list, click Advanced, and then select the Automatically connect to non-preferred networks check box.
To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
When you enable automatic wireless network configuration, you can connect to an existing wireless network, change wireless network connection settings, configure a new wireless network connection, and specify preferred wireless networks. You will be notified when new wireless networks are available. After you select a wireless network, your wireless network adapter will be automatically configured to match the settings of that network, and a network connection attempt will be made.

To configure settings on the Wireless Networks tab, you must be logged on as an administrator, and you must use a wireless network adapter that supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service. If you are unsure whether your wireless network adapter supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer. For more information about automatic wireless network configuration, see Related Topics.
If you are using third-party wireless networking software, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
If you are unable to connect to an existing wireless network and the name of the network that you want to connect to appears under the Preferred networks list, click the preferred network name, and then click Properties. In Wireless Network Properties, review the settings to ensure that they are correct. If you are unsure whether the settings are correct, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
If the Preferred networks list includes both access point (infrastructure) and computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks, you cannot move a computer-to-computer network to a position in the list that is higher than the position of an access point network.
To provide enhanced security for 802.11 wireless networks and for wired Ethernet networks, IEEE 802.1x authentication is enabled by default. For more information about how to set up 802.1x authentication.
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also make sure that the DHCP server is enabled on the router.
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Do these steps
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Open Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet Options > Connections Tab > LAN Settings > check the Automatically detect settings

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