Netbook cannot connect to wireless internet

  peterleemaxwell 10:02 AM 19 Sep 11

My wife's netbook has stopped connecting to the internet. She say it just happened without her doing anything wrong. Looking at it with my limited knowledge it states A network cable is unplugged. When I go to network Connections the local Area Connection has a red cross on it. I have right clicked but the 'repair' item is greyed out. Any help appreciated.

  birdface 10:58 AM 19 Sep 11

Maybe she has switched it off on the netbook.

There is usually a switch for turning wireless on or certain keys to press Fn with F1 or something like that.

Does it show other network connections and not hers.

oops sorry I was assuming it was connected wirelessly if connected by Ethernet switch the modem off for 1 minute then switch it back on and leave for 1 minute before using.See if that helps.

  onthelimit1 11:12 AM 19 Sep 11

Your title talks of no wireless connection. The fact the message says 'network cable unplugged' is irrelevant, as that refers to a wired option. If you come back with the make and operating system, more advice could be forthcoming.

  mgmcc 11:23 AM 19 Sep 11

Go into the Network Connections folder ("Start > Run", type ncpa.cpl and click OK) and check that, in addition to the Local Area Connection, there is an entry for a Wireless Network Connection and that it isn't shown as "Disabled".

  peterleemaxwell 18:19 PM 19 Sep 11

Thanks to buteman and mgmcc your help has been appreciated.


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