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Wireless capability not working post installing Windows7


JanLon

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Have recently returned my laptop to factory settings, increased the memory and installed Windows7 and have now lost the wireless capability - usually switched on using Fn+F1 buttons. Any ideas??

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northumbria61

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Is the Network Connection icon showing on the taskbar next to the clock? If so right click on it and select troubleshoot problems OR select Open Network and Sharing Center - Change Adapter Settings - right click on your Adapter and click Diagnose

You should also look in Device Manager to see if any yellow exclamation mark next to your Network Adapter.

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JanLon

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Thanks for this - but all is ok - it just keeps telling me to turn on the wireless connection or plug in ethernet cable - which I'm using now! The wireless just won't turn on!

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difarn

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Have you tried updating the driver for the wireless adapter? Is it showing in device manager?

Have you tried re-setting your router security to WEP?

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markd71

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''Have recently returned my laptop to factory settings''When did you do this, was it before or after you installed Windows 7 ? The make/model of your laptop would be helpful

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