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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:41 PM
Posted 12 February 2014 - 07:43 PM
Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
There should be a yellow exclamation mark next to your wireless adapter in Device Manager. Right click select properites and under the Details tab there is a dropdown box. Select Hardware ID's and provide the data shown in the image in your next post.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:17 AM
Hi there and thank you.
I can't actually see the wireless adapter in the device manager and there is only a realtek adapter that looks like it is for wired connection only. Is there any way to actually get the wireless adapter on the device manager since I don't currently see it.
I am at college at the moment but will post a screenshot of what I see when I get home.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:44 AM
Edited by JohnC_21, 13 February 2014 - 08:45 AM.
Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:40 PM
Edited by JohnC_21, 13 February 2014 - 06:47 PM.
Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:58 AM
Okay thank you very much, I will install it and get back to you on how it goes
Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:31 AM
So I think I've encountered another problem of the files won't ven run on my laptop. I've tried opening the actual application however it refuses to do anything. I am going to try installing vista since I can't seem to do anything else.
Thanks for the help anyhow
Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:22 PM
An alternative which will save you the sweat of re-installing Vista would be to buy a USB wireless dongle, they are available for about £UK 15 up (about $US 20 and up), and I can assure you they work very well in older Toshiba laptops running XP. I have had one sitting beside me doing exactly that all day, and I got six months worth of updates done. This one doesn't get used very much or very often.
Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:17 PM
Is there anything in BIOS that enables or disables wireless?
On an old Hp compaq 2510p Laptop I own thats exactly what happened, No matter what I tried Wifi wouldnt work, And was not even shown in device manager So I gave up for a while. Then 1 day I was messing with the bios( bored) and as I always do when messing in bios on exit I select restore default settings, And bingo my little wifi led light on the pc came on after that it worked fine.
I remember now why I was messing in BIOS, the said laptop has a finger print scanner( It scans your fingerprint at log in as a security thing ) on it that I wanted to try out.
Do not ask how that went.............
@ Chris yes I got 1 of these till I sorted out the HP
Edited by NickAu1, 05 March 2014 - 08:33 PM.
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