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Wireless network adapter

Hi i just reinstalled windows xp pro and it doesn't recognize the wireless network adapter so i can't go on the internet. Any help would be appreciated

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GOTO THE CONTROL PANEL >system>hardware>device manager
LOOK and see if u have a large yellow question mark on ANY device. If u do, windows sees the device but (it is soooooo stupid!) does not know what to do with it.
You MUST have the software drivers for the wireless network adapter, you MUST !
1st in the same place that u are, UNINSTALL the ' yellow" question driver .get out of where you are and:::
ONE: Reboot & wait until windows sees again the network adapter ( it will try to install it again and WILL put it back in the ..."" yellow question "" I don't know what to do section
CANCEL when it gives you the option....PLACE the CD in the CD ROM to install the drivers. Follow instructions...
TWO; uninstall or take out the ""yellow question"" & get out of CONTROL PANEL. you should be in the DESK TOP ( with all the icons on the front screen) THEN install the CD in the CD ROM. The program should install, follow directions\instructions.

" Rots ov Ruck "= lots of luck


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  • From another computer (or this one if you can connect to the internet through ethernet) visit http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?brandind=10&familyind=215918&operatingsystemind=49979&template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&validate=true and fill out the rest of the information for your specific model. (I already chose the R52 family since that's the category you posted in. If it's different then change it accordingly.)
  • Hit Continue, and then hit Downloads and Drivers from the menu on the left.
  • Choose Networking from the Refine Results menu
  • Your wireless device's driver should be in there. If there is more than one then either consult your documentation to determine which card you have or just try each one.
Good luck!

Posted on May 22, 2008

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