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Laptop can't find wireless networks

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#1 hmarie775


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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:47 PM

Okay, I'm not very educated about laptops or wireless networks. I have a two desktop computers that connect to the internet via a Microsoft wireless router. My daughter brought home a laptop from my mothers house that is used in their home on a wireless router system. However here it won't detect any wireless networks. The icon to do so is not even there at all. I've tried running all the wizards for the wireless network and internet settings.

From all of my internet searching on this (3 frustrating hours) it seems as if somethign is wrong with the internet connection settings. Under Network Connetions there only shows 2 LAN connections. On is a 1394 connection, that says its connected. The other is says "Local Area Connection 2 Network cable unplugged Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrat.." and nothing else. On Microsoft's help pages it seems there should be a third icon for the wireless connection that may have somethign to do with an icon on the desktop entitled "Netgear WG111v3"

Help please!!!

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 07 January 2009 - 01:52 AM

The driver is probably not installed. Try checking the Device Manager (right click my computer icon and select manage, then go to device manager). If you see a yellow warning sign, that means there is either a problem or the device driver is not installed. Try to go online and download it from the manufacturers website.

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