I've been given an old HP Presario CQ56 Notebook PC. The processor is the AMD 140 2.30 GHz. Operating System is Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.
There is a Qualcomm-Atheros AR9285 WiFi adapter listed on the Device Manager, and it is enabled. Yet, without any wireless USB adapter plugged into a USB port, the laptop doesn't connect to the wireless home network. So, my question is: Is the AR9285 capable of detecting and connecting to the wireless network, or is it just a network controller for which an external wireless USB adapter is required for connecting to the wireless network?
Thanks in advance for your help.