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Wireless internet icon has disappeared

Discussion in 'Networking' started by awilkes, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. awilkes

    awilkes Thread Starter

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    After day one with a this computer, my wireless internet icon that used to show up beside the clock on the task bar has disappeared. I'm connected with an ethernet cable now, but am heading out of town and really want to have that wireless available. Any help?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Help for what? For making the wireless available when you head out of town? If it is a USB or PCMCIA or ExpressCard adapter just put it in your pocket and it will be available anywhere you go. :rolleyes:

    More specific help may be available if you tell us specifics about your computer and your wireless adapter and what wireless icon you're talking about, etc., etc.
     
  3. awilkes

    awilkes Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Fox>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-03-25-2B-B3-A1
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.10
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.25.5.148
    24.25.5.147
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 08, 2008 10:39:05
    AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 08, 2008 11:39:05
    AM

    C:\Documents and Settings\Fox>

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  4. awilkes

    awilkes Thread Starter

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    I'm not that computer intelligent, so most of that was foreign to me, basically, the first day that I had this computer, I had the wireless icon on the notification bar that would tell me what wireless connections were available, what their strength was, what I was connected to, etc., now it's gone. I've only been able to connect to the internet with a cable, no sign of wireless at all.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You're missing the drivers for the wireless adapter, that's what the "Network Controller" is under "Other Devices".

    If this is a laptop, go to the computer manufacturer's website and download the correct drivers for the wireless network adapter.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Your post # 3 was far more informative! Thanks.
     
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