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lost wireless connection, could not restore

by stgy / September 2, 2009 1:45 AM PDT

Hi there,

My laptop's (windows vista) battery is depleted, so I always use the power cord. The wireless connection was fine. After I returned from vacation, I opened the laptop & found the wireless connection is lost due to the "lack of network adapter" (the computer can not detect any wireless adapter). I went to the device manager and found the wireless adapter is "fine & in working condition". I restarted the computer and the problem is still there.

Can anyone tell me what to do?
Thank you so much in advance,

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by nino8888 / September 2, 2009 2:16 AM PDT

It happened to my new Dell laptop twice also. The first time, I uninstall and reinstall the driver using the Driver CD and it worked. The second time, I did 'system restore' and it worked also.

You can try either one. I'm not sure what happened but in my case only happened to my Dell laptop. It just suddenly lost connection to the wifi adapter.

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by jeff_windows_team / September 2, 2009 2:39 AM PDT

My bet is that even though the driver is reportedly working, it isn't. Try re-installing the correct driver.

Do you know if there were any updates made to your computer while you were gone?

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driver could not be reinstalled
by stgy / September 3, 2009 12:44 AM PDT
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Thank you both so much for the help. I took the original driver installation CD and tried to reinstall the drivers, it didn't work. The CD must be bad. What should I do now? I cannot download the driver to the laptop since it is off the internet.


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by jeff_windows_team / September 3, 2009 2:45 AM PDT

Can you give us your full PC specs and any updates/programs you have downloaded recently?

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Missing details.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2009 12:53 AM PDT

I had this happen on my HP. For that I had to slide a switch to on, another Compaq has me push a button till it turns blue and my Dell has me run the QuickSet utility to turn it on. I can't find the make and model in your post.

About getting drivers to a machine that is not on the internet. Solutions abound such as CDR, memory sticks, floppy disks and what else?

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