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Repairing disabled wireless card

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  • Wireless
  • Computers
  • Ethernet Card
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
November 7, 2010 1:24:57 PM

Hi,
Previously my desktop computer was hardwired into an ethernet connection. When setting up my internet the Comcast tech mentioned he disabled my wireless card for better performance since the computer is now hardwired. I have since moved and am looking to again use my wireless card, how do I repair the disabled wireless card?

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a c 94 F Wireless
November 7, 2010 2:01:37 PM

what OS are you running?
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November 7, 2010 4:36:12 PM

Window’s EP Professional
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a c 94 F Wireless
November 7, 2010 4:44:05 PM

go to START > SETTINGS> CONTROL PANEL

choose NETWORK CONNECTIONS

right click on the Wireless Network Card and click Enable
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November 7, 2010 9:58:37 PM

thank you. unfortunately when i get into the network connections the only available network is a "LAN or High-Speed Internet"
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a c 94 F Wireless
November 7, 2010 10:25:30 PM

go to your Device Manager and check if it has been disabled in there

go to START > SETTINGS> CONTROL PANEL

choose SYSTEM

under the Hardware tab click the Device Manager button

see if there is a red X under the Network Adapters
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November 7, 2010 10:52:13 PM

The only item listed under Network Adapters is the "Realtek ... Ethernet NIC" card.

It is not "x"ed out.
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a c 94 F Wireless
November 7, 2010 10:59:22 PM

what type of computer do you have? When you look at the back of the computer can you see the wireless card (antenna)?
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November 7, 2010 11:02:35 PM

The computer is an acer, aprox. a 2004 variety (old)

& yes there is an antenna, I purchased and installed the wireless card independent of the original tower. I believe the card is d-link.
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a c 94 F Wireless
November 8, 2010 12:17:24 AM

Is there anything listed under Other Devices?
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November 8, 2010 1:40:11 AM

Other Devices lists:

Ethernet Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

Both the category & the subcategory have yellow question marks as icons, and a yellow circle w/ an exclamation point layered over the question mark for both sub categories.

I am also going to find the install CD and see if I can get anything to show by reinstalling.
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a c 94 F Wireless
November 8, 2010 3:09:16 AM

right click on the Ethernet Controller and choose Upgrade drivers while you are connected to the internet
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