My lifebook n5010 is not detecting a wireless card, so the new hardware set up utility is not showing, a friend told me to update the driver for the card slots but I do not know how to look for it without name or model number???
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Have you tested the card in another laptop to be sure that its working? You shouldnt need updated drivers for it. Have used new card on 10 year old laptops before and they worked fine. Are you sure that the slot is functional?
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The SIM card holder is there to support an OPTIONAL 3G wireless broadband card: it is not a standard feature and setup will depend on the brand of internal 3G broadband card that is installed.
Compatible internal 3G mini-card may be quite expensive and using an external device (such as Pocket Wifi which is a 'MIFI' device which can conveniently be connected to your PC/Laptop via a secure Wifi connection) might be a better alternative.
1. PRESS FN-F2 and check whether bluetooth is on 2. Check in My Computer Properties - Device manager whether Bluetooth Hardware Detected 3. If it is Showing then Reinstall Bluetooth Driver and wireless console utility from http://support.asus.com
Please first install the Wireless Console
Utility before BlueTooth installation
Does it show the device in the BIOS? If not then there could be a problem with the motherboard hardware. If it is not showing up in the BIOS then I would first verify that the power connector for the drive has voltage. Also verify that the slave/master jumpers are correct if the drive has any. You could also try downloading the BIOS update from Fujitsu and see if after updating the BIOS it brings the cd-rom drive detection back. If the BIOS is seeing the drive but Windows is not then the problem could be with the Windows drivers or installation. You could try going into the control panel for windows and use the "detect new hardware function" and see if Windows detects the drive.
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.
Have you got your own wireless router and you are trying to connect to it? To connect to the Internet, you need to have your own wireless router cable or DSL modem that is connected to an Internet Service Provider of your choice.
Most Internet Service Providers can supply the wireless router and a broadband plan that suits your needs. Beware some providers will slug you with excess charges once you exceed your download limit.
Get back to me with details of the Wireless Router and the wireless card in your Fitjitsu laptop and I can advise you how to configure your system to secure your wireless network.
If you are installing an external wireless card, there should be a set of instructions that came with the card. Those should be your guidelines.
If you got one from a friend/neighbor, follow these steps:
1) Insert the card into the PCMIA slot
2) Let the computer recognize there is a new hardware.
3) download the driver from the cd, or go to its manufacturer's website to download the driver for the wireless card. If it is Linksys, go to linksys.com, belkin, belkin.com, etc.
After that, the card and windows should automatically detect your network settings, and you can enjoy the internet from there
most laptops use a combination of screws and tab/slots clamping to keep the clam shell halves together. The tabs fit carefully into the mating slots, so it is up to you to find them. Carefully press in on the sides where the clam shell halves mate and find locations where it is more difficult to press inward. This area will be a place where to find a tab/slot mate.