How to turn on Wireless on Emachines E627

My Windows 7 Home Premium Emachines E627 Laptop Wireless mode won't work, the button switch only shows off mode. I try to go into networking and it only shows that it is in Ethernet Cable mode and can only change to dialup mode. I can't find any way to get it back to wireless mode.
It used to go back if I restarted the computer, but won't do that now.
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  1. Check Windows Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and see if the device is present or yellow flagged as faulty. If flagged, uninstall it and Refresh -- at which point it may reinstall correctly.
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    Check Windows Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and see if the device is present or yellow flagged as faulty. If flagged, uninstall it and Refresh -- at which point it may reinstall correctly.


    I'm not sure what I am looking for as the wireless device. Under Device Manager there is a Network
    Adapter: Altheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)

    There is also a large list of System Devices with titles like ACPI, ATI, PCI, etc.

    Nothing is flagged.
  3. I checked Windows Mobility Center and it does not have a Wireless Network box in the window.
  4. Atheros is your wired connector. If there is a wireless adapter in this machine did it once work ?

    If so, there are two possible issues, hardware has failed or driver issue. Go to the laptop maker's site and download a driver pack for the computer.

    If that doesn't fix it, I would forget it and just go and buy a wireless adapter -- probably a USB model.
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