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Windows 7: Enable Wireless Card


04 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Enable Wireless Card

The built in wireless card on my Gateway LT21 is disabled, which I could normaly fix, but the physical on/off wireless comunications button is literally broken off, and Gateway says, "this is not a consumer replacable part." All I need to do is turn back on wireless comunications, but I can't a way to do that inside windows. Please help asap. Thanks!

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05 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eric8421 View Post
The built in wireless card on my Gateway LT21 is disabled, which I could normaly fix, but the physical on/off wireless comunications button is literally broken off, and Gateway says, "this is not a consumer replacable part." All I need to do is turn back on wireless comunications, but I can't a way to do that inside windows. Please help asap. Thanks!
Start, type "network connections" and press enter. Right click your disabled wireless connections and select "enable".
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05 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

If the physical endble/disable wireless switch is broken, there is nothing you can do in software to enable it, sorry. Just wen through this with a Toshiba laptop. The only fix I know of is to have the switch replaced. Thre may be some computer shops that can do this but in the case of the Toshiba, it was soldered to the motherboard so you need someone with really good soldering skills or just replace the board.
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05 Dec 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

May be time to consider a usb wireless dongle for your connection issue.
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...190&CatId=2692
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