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Wireless adapter not showing up in network conections,icon

Wireless Adapter problem

can't get page that you need to refresh wireless networks.

also no wireless icon in the connect to screen

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This happened to me when I had to install a wireless router in my house using my laptop to initialize the network for the first time.
The start up software messed with my settings for wireless detection on my laptop. It turned off the automatic detect for wireless networks in the
"Wireless Zero Configuration"
(This has the settings for the 802.11 wireless adapters
i.e. the one that comes with the R4000 presario)

to get to this hit start>run...
and type in this:
%SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc /s

go to "Wireless Zero Configuration" and enable automatic startup
, if the service is stopped, start it.
hit the apply button to save your settings.

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What type of computer?DESKTOP?, LAPTOP, 1st_There is a arrow facing LEFT, on the RIGHT side of the screen.touch if with the mouse & ICONS hidden will show.Do u see your "wireless adapter" ICON?
What type of adapter? Plug-in [for desktop computer]
laptop card? USB device
Do u have the original software drivers for your wireless adapter?
DESKTOP COMPUTER:: (1)turn off\unplug electricity,(2) Take out plug-in? adapter (3) Replug electricity \ turn computer on (3)Uninstall the Wireless adapter DRIVERS in control panel,(4)TURN OFF computer. (5) REconnect adapter * turn computer on, the cpu SHOULD see the adapter, ask u for cd or try to install itself. Follow directions. hope that helps!!

Posted on May 01, 2008

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