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trying to find wirless network on Gateway MA7 laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by penne, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. penne

    penne Thread Starter

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    I am working on my aunts computer and it worked while it was hooked up to the cable modem and router. I recently hooked up another laptop (that worked wirelessly with no problem) to the cable modem and router and then tried to work my aunts computer (the Gateway MA7) with the wireless network and it says it cannot find a network. I try to use the wizard to connect to the internet and it says "wireless capability on this computer is turned off" and tells me to turn it on by using a switch (which I could not find any) or a function key combination. I have no idea where to begin. I have searched a few forums and also googled this but to no avail. I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks so much.
    Have a blessed day!
    Penne
     
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    I don't know what Gateway uses for a wireless switch. Most times the physical switch or function key is identified by an antenna icon. If in color it will probably be blue.

    Fn + F2 is a common key combination. On the front of the laptop, down low where you don't see it unless you stand on your head, is a common place for slide switches. To the upper left of the keyboard is a common location for push button toggle switches.

    Let us know when you find it so I can add it to my list. :)
     
  3. penne

    penne Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but I figured it out. I went into Device Manager (which is what I should have done to begin with :rolleyes:) and saw that there were 2 network adapters and the one had the yellow exclmation mark on it so I disabled it and enabled the one below it and that worked. Not sure why there were 2 adapters to use but it worked so I am not knocking it.
    Thanks for your help.
    Blessings,
    Penne
     
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