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Trying to connect to the internet wirelessly

I am trying to use my wireless card built in my lapbtop. Did a complete rebuild of XP and reformatted the hard drive after which the computer does not seem to recognize that it has wireless networking capability. The LAN ethercard works but wireless does not. In fact in the network connections there is not even an option for wireless connections hence why i can't even create manually a wireless internet connection. I have used this computer before and the wireless card is built in and works fine. please help.

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Is it detecting in the device manger if it detects in the device manager it show in the network connections . i think there is a switch for wireless enable or disable on the laptop

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