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Why won't my laptop detect its own wireless adaptor?

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September 22, 2013 9:41:33 AM

My laptop uses Windows XP and I formatted the whole thing, so it's like-new and it's super fast, but I immediately noticed that in my network connections, there was no wireless connection! I only saw Local Area Connection and 1394 Connection 2. I did turn on the physical switch on the side of my laptop, but nothing happened. Please help me!

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September 22, 2013 10:22:54 PM

Sounds as though you don't have the driver installed for the wireless adapter.

Try right-clicking on My Computer, select "manage"

Open the Device Manager.

Look for a yellow question mark, any of these usually indicate a missing driver.

XP generally doesn't come with the wireless drivers, you'll have to find the make/model of your adapter, then find the driver online.

Let us know what you find, hope this helps!
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September 23, 2013 6:50:19 AM

kenaniah7037 said:
Sounds as though you don't have the driver installed for the wireless adapter.

Try right-clicking on My Computer, select "manage"

Open the Device Manager.

Look for a yellow question mark, any of these usually indicate a missing driver.

XP generally doesn't come with the wireless drivers, you'll have to find the make/model of your adapter, then find the driver online.

Let us know what you find, hope this helps!


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