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Dell Inspiron-wireless adapter help

Discussion in 'Networking' started by never_better, Dec 23, 2009.

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  1. never_better

    never_better Thread Starter

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    Received message "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter"

    I recently restored my computer but for some reason my wireless adapter disappeared. Please help!
     
  2. never_better

    never_better Thread Starter

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    p.s. cannot find wireless adapter in device manager
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If the wireless adapter doesn't appear anywhere in Device Manager, you have some sort of hardware issue or it's disabled. Is there an option in the BIOS to enable/disable the wireless capability?


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.

    1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
     
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