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#1 Mack_Tech

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:18 AM

Hi All,

I have a Compaq nc8000 and I thought it had built-in wireless. I went and hit the button on the laptop and I thought the light would come on. Recently I had to reload Windows XP Pro and I think I might have lost wireless? Did this laptop have built -in wireless before? I never tryed to use wireless before so I don't know if it did. All I know is that it has a wireless button on it and a light for when it comes on.

Any ideas?
-----Mack

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:36 AM

Mack_Tech
Yes, your notebook has built in wireless.
If you don't have the drivers on cd, get them here

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:53 AM

Hi Hitsquad,

I installed the IntelPro Wireless drivers but I cannot get it to turn on. Any suggestions?
-----Mack

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 10:09 AM

Hi again Mack_Tech.
Chances are you are missing more then just the wireless drivers.
Did you read the "Prerequisites" for that download?
You also need the Intel PROSet Software installed, which is a seperate download.
Run through device manager and installed programs on your notebook to see what else is missing.
You can use the download page for comparison.
If you have recovery cd's, all this stuff should be on them.
If you don't, you know were to get them. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 09 June 2006 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 10:40 AM

Thanks Hitsquad.

I downloaded both and I have an icon in the toolbar now for proset, however when I put the cursor over it, it says " no supported wireless adpters available in the system' and it has an X through it.

What am I missing?
-----Mack

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 08:13 PM

Try going to your Control Panel. Open up Network Connections. See if you have a wireless option there. If not, choose to Create a New Connection and follow the directions. Also, check in your Device Manager to see if you have a wireless network adapter. Press the Windows key and the Pause key at the same time (on some notebooks you also have to hit the fn key to make the pause key work!) and then click on the Hardware tab, and the Device Manager button. Find your wireless network adapter and verify that it's working.

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 06:47 AM

I went to device manager and the wireless adapter is not there. How do I get an adapter back in my laptop? Is it possible or do I have to purchase one?
-----Mack




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