WiFi adapter went AWAL

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michaelm700

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Hi,

I have a 64 bit Gateway M-6888u laptop with Vista Home Premium

everything was working great and then the wifi just quit. i know the router is good because another laptop on the same net still works fine and i can use the internet connection if i physically wire between it and the back of the router.

Windows says it cannot find any networks because, 'the wireless capability on this computer has been turned off". the Moble options of the Control Panel shows the wireless capability has indeed been turned off with a big red X through it. Trouble is, the button to turn it ON/OFF is grayed out and disabled!

How can i get the wifi back?

thanks
 

michaelm700

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nuts! still disabled!

device manager says the device is working properly. is there some way to test the wifi hardware to see if it is dead?

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Triple6

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Have you tried the wireless switch on the laptop? Its on the left hand side of the laptop. There may also be a set of keys to press on the keyboard to enable/disable the wireless.
 

michaelm700

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i have a bigger problem now...i'm an idiot! the switch did the trick.


thanks Triple6 and Megabite.
 
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