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#1 Hum

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 16:51

Today for no apparent reason, my netbook wifi does not detect any wifi signals.

Running Windows 7, Atheros adapter.

I've tried Reinstalling the chip set drivers, the Wlan drivers.

I ran an Error check.

Device manager shows that 'this device is working properly' -- yet no wifi.

I can plug in my external wifi antenna, and I get wifi just fine.

Unless the internal wifi hardware just died, I do not know of any software solutions.

Any help appreciated.


#2 Detection

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 16:52

Reboot router? (I know, but just in case)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 18:10

Routers are not the problem.

My netbook red/orange wifi light does not come on.

Windows can not install a driver for the internal wifi adapter. (tried Uninstalling drivers)

Opening up the bottom panel, I saw nothing loose, or damaged about the wifi chip.

I am on the Internet just fine, using the external wifi adapter/booster.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 18:17

Did you accidentally hit the turn off wifi key? Usually something like Function+7

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 18:27

check the connectors on it the little wires sometimes just pop off :(

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 18:29

Did you accidentally hit the turn off wifi key? Usually something like Function+7


Yea & see if there is a little physical switch on the side of the laptop for the wifi

#7 OP Hum

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 18:47

OOPS ! :s I appologize to all.

There is a small, almost unnoticable switch under the wifi light -- Never noticed it was there.

Problem FIXED ! :D


Thanks.

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