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Can't get Wireless Adapter to work


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#1 TonyTucker

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:00 AM

I have reinstalled Windows XP but I can't get on the internet to activate it because I can't get my wireless adapter to work.

It worked before I reinstalled XP but now it doesn't.

I have service pack 3 installed.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:44 AM

Well, for starters it would help to know what adapter we're talking about here...OK?

 

Also, machine specs would help; make, model, CPU, RAM, etc.

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:04 AM

open control panel

 

double click "system" click hardware tab, click device manager

 

expand network tab, or network adapters,

 

is your wireless listed there? and are there any yellow flags?



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:24 AM

Hello, Yes I will get all the information you have requested tomorrow.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

If its a laptop you should visit the manufacturers website to get needed drivers for the make/model of the laptop.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

If its a laptop you should visit the manufacturers website to get needed drivers for the make/model of the laptop.

 

Agreed. It's a good suggestion.....if we're talking about the built-in adapter. That's why I asked what adapter we're referring to, as some folks use an external USB or PCMCIA type instead; I had no option with my 15-yr old Dell Inspiron 1100, as it never came with a built-in one. It did, however, come with a PCMCIA CardBus slot.....so I made use of it.

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:29 PM

Windows XP media centre edition, 3500+ Athlon processor, 1.5 GB of ram, GS6800 Nividia graphic card, Edup external USB wireless adapter, Playtech Desktop Computer.

I will be doing what Mikey 11said to do tonight.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:25 AM

open control panel

 

double click "system" click hardware tab, click device manager

 

expand network tab, or network adapters,

 

is your wireless listed there? and are there any yellow flags?

Yes my adapter is listed there and it says it is working properly.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

did you get any software when you bought the usb adapter?

 

did it come with a cd?

 

you may need to load a driver for it



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:48 AM

If you no longer have the CD that mikey asked for the model number may be on the Edup. Please post the model number. If no model number is there a yellow exclamation mark next to your Wifi Network Adapter in Device Manager? 



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

Yes the adapter came with a CD with the driver on it and I have installed the driver onto the computer.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

Is there a Wifi icon in the system tray? Click on it and you should see your router's SSID if the router is set to broadcast it. Click on it and provide your Wifi password. 



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:12 AM

Is there a Wifi icon in the system tray? Click on it and you should see your router's SSID if the router is set to broadcast it. Click on it and provide your Wifi password. 

There is an icon in the system tray and when my mouse is over it it just says "wireless LAN is disabled".



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

 

Is there a Wifi icon in the system tray? Click on it and you should see your router's SSID if the router is set to broadcast it. Click on it and provide your Wifi password. 

There is an icon in the system tray and when my mouse is over it it just says "wireless LAN is disabled".

 

 

 

move your mouse over that icon and right click on your mouse, it should give you the option to enable it



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

 

 

Is there a Wifi icon in the system tray? Click on it and you should see your router's SSID if the router is set to broadcast it. Click on it and provide your Wifi password. 

There is an icon in the system tray and when my mouse is over it it just says "wireless LAN is disabled".

 

 

 

move your mouse over that icon and right click on your mouse, it should give you the option to enable it

 

When I right click it there is no option to enable the adapter.

It just shows "about" "hide" and "quit".






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