wireless card won't detect wireless networks

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Hello there. a week ago i bought a msi laptop with windows 7 premuim OS. everything about it is very good except that the adapter card is driving me nuts.
The problem is that i wont detect networks at all. i went around to places where there were wireless and still nothing. so its nothing wrong with my home network. i spent countless hours looking it up and still couldn't get an answer. i tried connecting a linksys wireless-G USB network adapter to it. it always for some reason fail to install device. but when i go to device manager and uninstall the device and plug it back in, it works fine and i can find and connect to networks. problem is, i don't really want to have to carry the adapter around with me all the time when there is a built in inside the laptop. please help me.

the adapter card is a 802.11bgn 1T1R mini card wireless adapter.
 

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Some laptops come with a wireless switch on the front of the case, it it turned on?

Model number of this MSI would help?
 

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And some wireless switches are toggles above the keyboard and others are a key combination. I have no idea about MSIs.
 

pcpchelp

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yes i always make sure the switch is on. my model MSI CR600-234US 16 Inch notebook.

anyways i gave this an other throughout look and look at the properties of the two devices which are the external adapter i have which works and the built in.

in the 802.11 bgn i noticed a lot of things are disable in the advanced tab such as adhoc support 802.11n,
IEEE802.11h, multimedia/gaming environment, and radio on/off. while radio on/off is enabled in the other the external one.
could these disabled factors be the reason that my built in card won't work?
 

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If you are saying the radio property is "off" then that is probably your problem. There are various places where the integrated wireless can be switched off.
 

pcpchelp

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it worked. i went to the properties in Device Manager and switched radio on and it worked. So that was my problem all these days i have been driving myself nuts looking around the good for an answer.

thanks for all your suggestions, you're all awsome.
 

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You're pretty good yourself, finding that switch hiding there. :)

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