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Computer Forgets It Has built in Wifi


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#1 carnivalofsorts

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

Hi All,

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21J

It is equipped typically enough with built in wireless.

It happened that a while ago, while turning the wireless on via the switch at the front of the computer, that the green indicator light did not come on, and needless to say, i had no connectivity.

I ren a check on the device and all seemed in order - but still no wireless connectivity.

I uninstalled the device, but left the driversin place, then re-booted the laptop.

It found the new hardware and installed automatically, after which, i had my complete wi-fi access again.

On the next boot however, it seemed to have forgotten the wireless adapter all over again.

I did the same trick of uninstalling, rebooting, and lowand behold, computer finds a new wireless card - talk about goldfish memory !

Any of you fine people any idea why my computer may be suddenly turning its back on a long standing and hitherto solid relationship with its network adapter ?

Many thanks as always for your help,
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

I would have uninstalled the drivers, figuring them to be damaged...then installed fresh or updated drivers.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:12 PM

Can you please post what operating system you are presently using on this laptop?

This will help me to help you a little bit better with your problem.

I am providing a support page to Sony, if you look for wireless in the trouble shooting section of this page, it lists the problem solvers by the operating system being used, this is why I need to know what your OS is.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-sy...&NAVDISP=pc

Thanks in advance.

Bruce.

Edited by MrBruce1959, 22 September 2010 - 01:17 PM.

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