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How Do I Turn My Wireless Card On?

by omnipharious / May 11, 2011 1:59 PM PDT

My dad's computer (Compaq Evo D500, running Windows XP Home Edition) was having some operating system problems on which we had exhausted all other options, so we backed up his person files, and formatted and reinstalled windows. We got almost everything working fine pretty quickly. The computer is almost always connected by wire, which works perfectly fine right now, but when we have company, we don't like having a long wire laying on the floor, so we like having the wireless available.

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About that XP install.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 6:20 AM PDT
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Another thought . . .
by Coryphaeus / May 15, 2011 12:03 PM PDT

Power off. Remove the device. Power on. Insert the card.

I'm assuming this is a USB or PCMCIA card.

If this is a PC daughter card:

Power off. Remove the card. Power on. Power off. Insert the card. Power on.

Do you have the drivers for said card? If so, power off, remove card, power on, install drivers, power off, install card, power on.

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