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Can not enable wireless

We can not enable wireless on our lap top. It worked fine for months , now it just tells us its inabled.

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Usually if there is a problem with the hardware it shows up wth a differant error. Usually disabled means it is switched off or you have the cable plugged in.

On a laptop we have the often annoying option of switching the wireless off to save the battery. On your model the off/on switch or button is located just above the keyboard. There should be three buttons near the bottom of the screen. The left most button is the one we want. Just push it and your wifi should start if this is how it was turned off.

If it doesn't then we may need to check the network connections window. can not enable wireless - moz-screenshot.png Here we can make sure it is enabled. Unplug the cable connection if its plugged in. Some drivers will auto switch to the faster speed ie the cable while others go to the wireless. Unplugging it forces it to try the wireless.

Click on start then look for something called network connection along the right side. If it is there then click on it and it will bring up a window called network connections. You may have to go to settings then control panel and network connections which is the other way of getting here.

This should show 3 things. A cable connection ie something like Broadcom 10/100, your wireless connection called something like Athero's and usually something called 1394 which is Firewire. Right click on the wireless one and if it says ENABLE click that and your wireless should startup.

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