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How can i tell if my wireless card has gone bad or maybe dislodged. I have reinstalled the drivers and still cannot use the wifi

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What cause an acer aspire not to connect to the wireless network

Maybe a faulty wireless card. If other computers work on network than not a modem ishue. May also be a virus.Try to do a restore back to before you had this problem. Or try to disconnect card and reinstall.

Jul 12, 2014 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Hp dv6 no wireless capability - light will not go to blue from organe on f12 key press it says wifi off again wifi disabled

When you pulled the Wireless Module, then reinstalled it; you made Windows find the Drivers, again.

[When a new device is installed, Windows 'breaks it's neck' to find suitable matching drivers.
You reinstalled the Wireless Module, and made Windows think it was a new device ]

The wire terminals can 'corrode'. (It's gold plating, and gold isn't supposed to corrode. Just a term I used to explain)

The terminals on the Wireless Module can also 'corrode'.
Try using a pencil eraser on those two contact 'pins'.

The connections of the wires to Wireless Module, MUST be tight.
Can swivel if you move the wire, but not seem loose.

(That is with ALL power removed to laptop. AC adapter {Charger}, and Battery )

Still persists? Suggest new Wireless Modem Card.


Dec 25, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Hi my hp dv6000 wont connect to a wireless connection please help thanx in advance.

maybe the wifi you are going to connect has a password....or should reinstall the driver of your wireless card

Feb 10, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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I believe my WiFi card has gone bad since all I get trying to connect to the internet is "Can Not Connect..." Does this mean the card has gone bad (it has been degrading lately) or maybe...


I would ist go to the wireless icon on my taskbar try to repair it or reconnect it making sure that you have the correct password if there is any

If that dont wok i would go to device manager find the wireless card that should be in the network section then make sure that it is not disabled somehow and if its isnt disabled i would then go into the properties of the driver uninstall it then restart computer windows will then reload it and there is a problem with it windows should tell you

hope this works for you

Nov 10, 2010 | Gateway MX6453 Notebook

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WiFi not working...Function F2 is not turning WiFi on...Can't get blue WiFi light to turn on...HELP!

Sounds like the internal wireless card my have gone bad.They tend to do that from heat exposure.You can try uninstalling the card then rebooting, to maybe see if it will bring your wireless back to functioning.If your f2 key stopped working and it was at the time the wireless was turned off, this may also help.A bad wireless card can also effect other components attached to the motherboard as well.Its either a keyboard malfunction or most likely the card has gone bad.Hope this helps a little.Thanks

Oct 26, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

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Wireless connection

Not much help here with your problem ! I am guessing that your wireless was working and now it's not.
Is the WiFi showing up in the device manager?
If so,
Try to uninstall the driver and reinstalling it ? You can also try re-seeding the WiFi card.
If the computer is not seeing it in the device manager, maybe bad or wires may have come off. HP/ Compaq's are known for motherboard issue which can effect the WiFi.

Aug 09, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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How to fix wifi button on compaq c700 wifi button is orange instead of blue

First check in device manager under network adaptor wethere you have driver for wireless or not (It could be either interl pro wireless driver or broadcom wireless driver) if it is not present then reinstall it from even if it is present then uninstall and reinstall it.
You can also check wethere there is a wireless switch try to slide it to and fro and check.
Install latest bios update for the computer from
Lastly reseat the wireless card and then reinstall the drivers if this doesnt resolve the problem, run recovery and check, if still no go then replace wireless card or motherboard has gone bad.

Apr 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Atheros AR5BXB63 is gone from Device Manager

Sounds like your hardware WIFI card has failed inside the laptop. The easiest thing to do would be to get an external PCMCIA or USB WIFI card. Many of them are available for under $15.00 on ebay.
I would suggest a PCMCIA WIFI card which will leave your usb ports free.

You can check with ACER to find out what a new wifi card would cost and if they have any manuals to show how to replace it. I have had many laptops pulled apart and it is much more difficult to replace internal cards and parts than on a desktop.

Below is a link to an ebay page with laptop WIFI cards auction listings.

I hope that this information .helpful and will leave positive feedback for me if you do.

Thank You,


Jan 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My Lifebook S6010´s Intersil PRISM wireless lan pci card does not work. in the device manager it tells me that "this device cannot start. (code 10)" so how can i get my wireless connection working? i...

Try uninstalling your pcmcia drive in device manager and then restart the laptop and let windows reinstall it. With the pci wifi card out of the slot of course. Then once the laptop is started back up and the slot is reinstalled by windows reinsert your wifi card and reload the proper driver.
Good Luck.

Sep 24, 2009 | Fujitsu LIFEBOOK S6010 Notebook

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Wireless Problems!

The computer looks for the cable because wireless is not working.

If wireless card is usb try removing laptop battery, unplugging power adapter and wifi cards, connect in five minutes and see if it works

If it still does not work, reinstall wireless card drivers.
If you have a disk reinstall them from disk.
If you lost the disk download drivers from the Internet, post model on fixya to get the link.

If the wireless card does not work after reinstalling drivers then it is probably faulty.

Note: if you use laptop internal wireless, usually you need to activate a switch to get it working.

Sep 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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