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wireless wont work

strikes

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#1
im having alot of problems with my wireless adaptor on my pc, when i try to turn it on (fn + f1) it wont turn on at all.

have i somehow uninstalled my connection or is my wi-fi thing just broke, i aint got a clue what im doing so if you can help tell me like you would a child
 

Seth

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#2
Welcome to FPH Strikes.

Can you please post the make and model of the laptop?

Also, go into Control Panel>Network Connections and post back with what it shows for your wireless connection.
 
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Wolfeymole

#4
Seth will be with you shortly Strikes, please bear with us as he is the man for networking issues.
 

Seth

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Thanks Wolfey, but Networking is actually one of weaker points.

Strikes,

Have you ever had the laptop online with wireless?

When a laptop has a key or switch that needs to be on for the wireless, it is normally accompanied by a light indicating that it is on. Does yours have a light and is it on?

When you "View available wireless networks", what happens?

Can you also post back with the model number which is usually on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop.
 

strikes

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#7
ive had the laptop working before with the wireless,

there isnt a light but when you press fn+f1 together it turns the wireless on and the little monetor in the bottom right has a red crossd and they vanishes when ya press the button.

when i "view available wireless network" the screen pops up and when i refresh network list it cant find anything,

modal number i think is MIT-RHEA-C thats all i can find number wise
 

Seth

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#8
I'm just looking into the model...

In the meantime, right click on My Computer and choose Manage>Device Manager. Click on the plus sign beside Network Adapters. Right click on your wireless adapter and choose uninstall. Now restart the computer and the wireless card will be re-installed. Go back into Device Manager and look at the wireless card again. It should not have a ! or a ? in front of it. Now right click on the card and choose Properties. It should say The Device Is Working Properly.

Now try to view the available wireless networks.
 

Seth

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Try this for now:

Go back into Network Connections from the Control Panel, right click on the wireless and choose Properties>Wireless Networks. If there isn't already, put a check on "Use Window's to configure my wireless network". Click ok, then right click on the wirless network and choose View available...what happens now?
 

strikes

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#18
PB17D01101 i think thats my part number, but if your wanting my seriel number i dont have a clue because its rubbed off the bottom and i dont have the box anymore