Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Enable wireless capabilities

16 Feb 2011   #1
dwighthomer47

Windows 7
 
 
Enable wireless capabilities

A few hours ago I returned to my Dell laptop #1 to find that it had no wireless connectivity. It had wireless connectivity a couple hours earlier, as I was using it .
there is nothing wrong with my modem /router, as I am sending this on Dell #2 which is connected wirelessly.
I have had a new Windows 7 o/s installed in the past ten days or so.
Does anyone have any idea how to 'eable my wireless system'???


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Feb 2011   #2
reborn7778

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok you can click wireless, on left mouse, and "troubleshoot problem"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #3
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reborn7778 View Post
ok you can click wireless, on left mouse, and "troubleshoot problem"
It's right click the internet icon and click Troubleshoot Problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Feb 2011   #4
dwighthomer47

Windows 7
 
 

Done that already numerous times. It tells me that the wireless is NOT enabled. Dell does not have a switch or key to push to turn wireless on or off....now what??
Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

What does the Networking and Sharing center show? Also look in device manager for any items with problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #6
dwighthomer47

Windows 7
 
 

Network/sharing...only shows that 'no connection available'
Do not recognize any 'device ' issues
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

  1. Go to Start / Control Panel / Network and Internet
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center
  3. On the left side of window, click on Change adapter settings
  4. Right click on your Wireless Network Connection (or similar named device)
  5. Select Properties
  6. Now click Configure button just under the wireless device name
  7. Go to the Power Management Tab
  8. De-select the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option
  9. Click OK
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #8
dwighthomer47

Windows 7
 
 

  1. De-select the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option
This was done before but tonight I went into the control panel to verify that it was still 'de-selected"

So far nothing has worked thus far. What also is a mystery is how it happened in the first place? The computer worked fine. Two hours later, without being turned off or restarted, the wireless was not able to be connected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #9
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwighthomer47 View Post
  1. De-select the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” option
This was done before but tonight I went into the control panel to verify that it was still 'de-selected"

So far nothing has worked thus far. What also is a mystery is how it happened in the first place? The computer worked fine. Two hours later, without being turned off or restarted, the wireless was not able to be connected.
Dear dwighthomer 47,
alphanumeric has covered all bases except one! You have two Dell laptops,,right! Compare the device managers in both and look to see whether a "wireless adapter" is missing in the faulty one!

I did a bit of searching for you. kindly visit the below Dell site and download the "wireless driver" and everything should be fine! The mobo of the dell will be very important, in case you fail! Link : http://http://support.dell.com/suppo...rt/win7_portal

Regards,
Sreedhav
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2013   #10
Cornhuskers

windows 7
 
 

As simple as it sounds, have you turned on the switch that is on the front of the laptop? it looks like the open/close metal switch, but it's actually the on/off switch for wireless. I just had the same problem and this was the solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Enable wireless capabilities




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Enable wireless adapter
Hi all, normally I would not bother you with such a silly question but I just can´t solve the issue. I run W7 ultimate 64bit on a brand new customized machine. Not an upgrade but a clean Installation The problem I have is the following: I upgraded to wireless with D-Link DWA552. I have a...
Network & Sharing
Cannot enable wireless connection
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a custom built PC. I have a Zonet 1642D wireles card that I had used fine for almost a year. For about the past two weeks my internet would suddenly drop about once a day and it would say there were no wireless connections available. I would have to...
Network & Sharing
Can't enable USB Wireless Adapter
Hey, I accidently disabled my USB adapter, and now I don't know how to enable it back. So somebody please help me with that :D I use NETOPIA TER/GUSB2-N RT2571/RT73 USB WIRELESS G CARD.
Hardware & Devices
Can't enable Wireless WOL!
Hi! I'm trying to configure my Win 7 Pro machine to wake from sleep when I attempt to connect through RDP from my work machine. My home computer is connected through a Belkin N+ USB Wireless adapter (can't physically connect to router through ethernet due to house layout). When I go to the...
Network & Sharing
Cannot Enable Wireless Adapter
THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED AS I GOT A NEW ADAPTER Hello everyone :D. First thing. I have integrated LAN in my PC which I dont use so I disabled it in BIOS. Than I installed the driver for my Belkin F5D7050. I go into the Adapter Settings and than it comes up with my adapter disabled so I...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

İ Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App