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I installed a wireless internet card on my computer and installed the hardware i got off the internet that worked with the other computers i used it with and when i was done it kept saying that it wasn't "plugged" in so when i when to network connections to "enable" it there was not anything listed not even the LAN that we used to use

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You need to remove the card, replace it and install the software afresh.

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