I have a desktop PC running windows XP and Dell laptop running same, the desktop is connected to router via ethernet cable and the laptop is connected to desktop via wireless.
This has been working without a problem until today and although the desktop is working without a problem, the laptop cannot connect to the internet and it says "a network cable is unplugged" this i do not understand, because the cables from the router go to the main PC not the laptop ????
Can anyone suggest what might be the problem and how i can rectify it.
On the Taskbar you should see two Monitor Icons if both have Red crosses you have clicked off your wireless. Mine does this if I lean against the front of laptop and press in the Wireless bar. I will have to diet a bit.
brundle: wireless is enabled on the laptop, not sure about a switch on the case or Fn function.
peter99co: the taskbar on the laptop shows 2 monitor icons and they have a red x on them, it also shows just 1 monitor icon with wireless signal ok. the wireless connection status is showing excellent signal. Cannot see wireless bar switch on front of laptop ????