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How do I enable laptop wireless


tuderman

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I have updated the OS on my daughters old HP omnibook xe4100 laptop. To update the drivers via the internet I used Netgear WG111 USB.

I am not sure how to activate the laptops own wireless facility (if it has such a facility).

I checked the device manager. It indicated VIA COMPATIBLE FAST ETHERNET ADAPTER. I would appreciate members advice. Thank you

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onthelimit1

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Fast Ethernet is not wireless, it's for an ethernet lead. Are there any other devices shown in Network Adaptors?

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onthelimit1

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Googleing that model seems to show it should have wireless. Try running the free Slimdrivers. You can ignore most of the updates, but look to see if a wireless one is offered.

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onthelimit1

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If it has wireless and the driver is installed, it is switched on by either a small slide switch somewhere, or by pressing Fn and one of the function keys (should have an antenna symbol on it).

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onthelimit1

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Look at the number 1 solution here

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tuderman

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onthelimit1

Thank you for your input. Tomorrow, I shall try the suggestions that you mention and report back.

Regards.

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tuderman

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onthelimit1. Sorry, I forgot to mention, there are no other devices listed re adaptors.

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