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Sometimes the wireless gets turned off by accident. Usually if you hold down the function button (Fn) and press F1 or sometimes F7 it will turn the wireless back on. Look at you F buttons along the top in blue you will see little pictures find the one that looks like an antenna

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SOURCE: Wireless adaptor not detecting wireless networks

You need to check first if the wireless switch is turn on. You cann see that infront or the side of the laptop. If it is on, check the function key for the wireless. Some computers have function key. Sometimes it is combination of fn and f5. Press those keys at the same time and you should see a pop up window and check if the current status is on. If it is on, uninstall/reinstall the wireless driver in device manager. and restart your computer. If this didn't work. You need to do re installation of your operating system.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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Wireless adaptor not detecting wireless networks


You need to check first if the wireless switch is turn on. You cann see that infront or the side of the laptop. If it is on, check the function key for the wireless. Some computers have function key. Sometimes it is combination of fn and f5. Press those keys at the same time and you should see a pop up window and check if the current status is on. If it is on, uninstall/reinstall the wireless driver in device manager. and restart your computer. If this didn't work. You need to do re installation of your operating system.

Jun 23, 2010 | Gateway 6510GZ Notebook

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I?m unable to detect any wireless networks, because the WLAN adaptor hasn?t yet been activated. There is a specific ?hotkey? (function+F1) to enable the WLAN adaptor but the keyboard doesn't work anymore...


Hello shge2dope,

The wireless lan can be activated (enabled) from the control panel as follows:

•Click Start (lower left-hand of screen)
•Select Control Panel
•Select Network and sharing Center (might be called just 'Network')
•Select the wireless lan adapter and enable it

* Another way might be to select the WLAN icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Then right-click and select the option to enable it

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Have a great day,
martyshaw152

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I have already connected to my Desktop DG834PN router, I wold like connect my WPN 111 USB 2.0 Adaptor to my new Laptop. Please can yoy help me without any charge. Suresh.U.K


plug in the usb adaptor in ur laptop and it should detect the wireless signal one detected give it ur private key and ur done

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My medion akoya is not detecting any wireless networks and I can only connect to the internet via my ethernet cable.


In control panel, is wirelesss network adaptor turned on?
If NO wireless networks are detected and you know you should see some. Remove the wireless device from the system (in device manager) and restart the computer

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WLAN not being detected in HP Pavilion tx1210 laptop


first of all is the wireless adaptor recognized under the device manager?

no, you need a new mini pci wireless lan card

yes, the wrong driver is installed, the windows utility is not enabled

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Vista Wireless Problem: Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG


Hi Pete,

You sound like you know what you're doing, so forgive me if these suggestions seem foolish or patronising..
Does your laptop have a wireless button?
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When you go to Internet Options and click the Connections tab, have you checked 'Never Dial a Connection'? This is essential..
I have exactly the same ethernet card and network adaptor, but haven't had any problems, and we have 2 laptops and 2 pc's here all detecting our router okay so..
It's definitely not MAC filtering on the router, as you would still see the network in your list..
I can only suggest uninstalling the Intel Pro Wireless driver and downloading a fresh one from here.
That'll reset default settings at least..
Hope this helps
Let me know how you get on.. If I face this problem I want to know how to fix it too!

Chris (ziraffa)

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Belkin


Are you connecting wirelessly on the updated laptop? Make sure the wi-fi switch is turned on or enabled on the laptop with latest updates.

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