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Wireless card no show in Net. Connections

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chrisbeery, Jan 22, 2006.

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  1. chrisbeery

    chrisbeery Thread Starter

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    My grandson's laptop came with a wireless card (Intel Pro wireless 2200b/g).
    It shows on the System/Hardware/DeviceManager/Network Adapters.
    But doesn't show on the Network Connections list.

    And it won't connect to his newly installed Belkin 7230 wireless router connected to his cable modem/ desktop system.

    Any ideas?

    -Chris
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    Have you checked the laptop for a hardware button to turn on and off the wireless? Alot of laptops with integrated wireless have a small button with a radio tower and 2 semi-circular lines on each side of it.
     
  3. chrisbeery

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    He says the wireless light is on, and it's only a light, not a button.

    But why not showing on Network connections ???
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    It should be listed in the network connections what is listed in there? Have you made sure this device is showing no problems in the properties?

    Also what OS and service pack are installed?
     
  5. chrisbeery

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    He's showing a generic broadband connecton (disconnected) - he has plugged in directily to the cable modem before.

    and a 1384 adapter

    no wireless

    Win xp and he has auto updates so he should have SP2.
     
  6. chrisbeery

    chrisbeery Thread Starter

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    In Devices

    it shows this device working properly
     
  7. StumpedTechy

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    This makes me think generic broadband connecton (disconnected) is actually his wireless adapter. Right click on the generic broadband connecton (disconnected) and pick properties and tell me what is in the top box I.E. is it the wireless adapter or is it something else?
     
  8. chrisbeery

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    ConnectIon - my mistake

    I'll check.

    It shows (just like my laptop and desktop) under device name: WAN miniport (PPPOE)

    Ill check it out.
     
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