Please help - I'm Wireless!

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simmo - Feb 17, 2011 at 05:00 PM
 Simmo - Feb 21, 2011 at 12:04 PM
Hello,

I have just changed my ISP have tried to enable wi-fi but can only get it on my Vaio via the Ethernet cable - so not wireless then!!!

Wi-Fi switch is on but still keeps saying Wi-Fi not enabled.

Anyone know where else I can look to get it enabled please?

Thanks.

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Feb 18, 2011 at 01:16 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

Click on Start --> Run --> Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

"Device Manager" will be opened. If there is any red cross mark on your

network adapter, then right-click on it and select the option "Enable"

Good Luck
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I will check that out. Thanks for your help.
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No red cross! Back to sq 1!!!
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Feb 19, 2011 at 11:39 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
1)Go to device manager once again and expand the "Network Adapter". Check your wireless network adapter. If is disabled then right-click on it and select the option "Enable". Or Disable it
and then enable it.
2) Update the wireless drivers.
If the problem still exists then let me know your laptop brand name & model number. Also let me know the operating system you are using.
Good Luck
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Thanks for your continued help.
Tried the above, sadly it has made no difference! Disabled & Enabled - drivers are as up-dated as poss. apparantly.
Still comes up "server not found" weird as it finds it via the ethernet cable!

I am using a Sony Vaio model No.PCG 7M1M - Windows VISTA.

I wondered if the WLAN switch was backwards as have seen that reported, but it seems to be correct as only lights up in "on" position.
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