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Wireless Network Tab Missing plz help me

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lollipop, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. lollipop

    lollipop Thread Starter

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    Please help me.
    ok i just bought a laptop from my aunt it is a dell inspiron 4000 with windows xp
    and there is not Wireless Network Tab so i can search wireless connections. i have tried Wireless Zero and it works fine so that is not the problem i have tried the command prompt and i have installed service park 2
    plz any suggestions
     
  2. pedroguy

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    Ok:Let's look at:
    My network places/view network connections.
    What do you see thare?
     
  3. lollipop

    lollipop Thread Starter

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    IT just says in bold letters Incoming Connections and on status it says no clients connected and if i click on it it says under network tasks create a new connection, change firewall settings, delete this connection, change settings of this connection
     
  4. pedroguy

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    OK;That's not real encouaging.
    Have a look at device manager.

    Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

    Device manager:

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.
    1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
    4. Adapter status should be “working properly and enabled”
     
  5. lollipop

    lollipop Thread Starter

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    okay here is what it says

    DISPLAY ADAPTERS
    ati mobility 128 AGP 2X(DELL)
    PCMCIA ADAPTERS
    texas instuments pci 1420 cardbus controller



    thats all it says about adapters and no there is not a ! or it is not red and it says they are working fine
     
  6. pedroguy

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    OK:To me that says,if no network adapters show in device manager,no neetwork adapters have been found.
    Let's do this and see what the laptop thinks.
    From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum

    Try these simple tests.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    IPCONFIG /ALL


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.


    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
    ______
     
  7. lollipop

    lollipop Thread Starter

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

    C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator>IPCONFIG/ALL

    Windows IP Configuration


    C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator>
     
  8. pedroguy

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    Should be:
    ipconfig /all

    Space between g and /
     
  9. JohnWill

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    If you don't see anything in Device Manager under Network adapters, you have a hardware issue with the adapter or machine.
     
  10. pedroguy

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    Yep.That's what I think also.Just wanted to cover all the bases.
    Thanks John.
     
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