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Wireless capability. Device manager says that wireless card is enabled and functioning properly, but it can not find my network. No swith to turn on/off the wireless capability.

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First make sure that wireless LED status is on on router.
Then if it is ok then uninstall wireless driver from device manager then reinstall it.
if you haven't driver disk then download from below link.
click here
Then if still same issue then you need to access your router.
You need to configure your router.
For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link.
http://192.168.0.1
or
http://192.168.1.1
If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it.
Then it ask for user name and password.
Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank.
Then you can see configuration page of router.
.
Click on wireless settings enable wireless
Also change channel type to 3 or 6 or 11 then save settings and restart router.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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