Wireless card switched off!!

  fredyflame 22:23 22 Jan 05

Why when I started my laptop today has my wireless card switched itself off and will not let me network
"intel pro wireless"
even when i try to use their software the switch radio on, button is greyed out

  paranomia 22:30 22 Jan 05

Did you install the card yourself? Is it a mini pci card or cardbus? If you go into Control Panel / Network connections, does the card appear there?

  fredyflame 22:34 22 Jan 05

Internal card with the laptop
yes it shows but just says not connected when I go into properties it is enabled

  fredyflame 22:36 22 Jan 05

Have reinstalled latest drivers and software it is on the software page that it is switched off
when I tell it to let software run it it is still greyed

  paranomia 22:41 22 Jan 05

Have you checked that whatever it is you are trying to connect to is working... I often have problems connecting to my wireless router, disabling the card then re-enabling it a couple of mins later usually cures it. I believe it is something to do with the fact I usually hibernate the laptop instead of shutting it down.

  fredyflame 22:47 22 Jan 05

I have just read that there may be a switch on my laptop and yes there is I must have pressed it by mistake ( well the kids must have cause i wouln't be that daft) Thanks all for help and advice - great site

  paranomia 22:51 22 Jan 05

Glad you got it sorted! :) This is a great site if you have any IT related probs.
Could you tick the Resolved box to let everyone know you found the problem - it gives others with the same prob a clue where to start looking! All the best.

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