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suddenly lost the 'wireless' option

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bobbiinternet, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. bobbiinternet

    bobbiinternet Thread Starter

    Jan 27, 2011
    Hi All,

    I was using my little PC laptop and it fell, and suddenly the internet doesn't work.
    It doesn't show me any wireless option at all (in bottom right corner. or in control panel)
    and in "Network Connections"
    there isn't the wireless option as there used to be.
    Now it only has 'LAN or high speed internet"

    I've tried looking at old threads but haven't found anything suited.

    Is there a way to reactivate? I've tried everything I can think of! (laptop has no CD drive)

    thanks in advance
  2. Vyomgrisham


    Jan 27, 2011
    Can u check in ( assuming ur running Win XP Pro ) Right Click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager to see what is the status of the device. ( any signs )

    Your System specs too wud help ( whether u hav an external wireless card adapter....)
  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    make and model of laptop , on some models you can access the wireless adapter from one of the covers on the bottom of the machine - as its a separate card - its possible if this is the case on your model the card needs to be reseated into its slot
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