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create a wireless connection with win xp

by errolla7 / April 15, 2009 3:08 AM PDT

I have a windows xp sp 2 sony vaio laptop. The sp2 was recently installed and i now have no icon for wireless in the right lower tray, or the connection for wireless in network connections. please help . I need the wireless connection created

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Just A Couple Of Thoughts...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 16, 2009 10:13 AM PDT

1. Tried reinstalling the wireless driver that should be available at the Sony website or on your Recovery Discs? After such service pack updates, you may need to reinstall the wireless adapters driver.. And sometimes, you may need to visit the adapter manufacturer's website to download and install and UPDATED driver.

2. Made sure the wireless adapter is turned ON? (Usually there's a button or switch on the laptop which turns the wireless adapter on or off.. Make sure it's in the "ON" position.

Hope this helps.


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A couple more thoughts . . .
by Coryphaeus / April 16, 2009 10:26 AM PDT

Run the Network Setup Wizard.

In Computer Management, Services, make sure Wireless Zero is turned on and set for Automatic.

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