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Windows 7: Turn on wireless capability - on a desktop

01 Jun 2012   #1
heyz

7 64 bit
 
 
Turn on wireless capability - on a desktop

I'm trying to connect with a linksys wireless adapter, but diagnostics keep telling me that wireless capability is turned off. Thing is, it's a desktop, so there's no switch or function keys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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01 Jun 2012   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heyz View Post
I'm trying to connect with a linksys wireless adapter, but diagnostics keep telling me that wireless capability is turned off. Thing is, it's a desktop, so there's no switch or function keys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You need to first make sure that you have a wireless NIC installed on the desktop.

You need to make sure the wireless NIC is enabled in Device Manager.

You need to make sure you have the drivers for this wireless NIC up to date and installed.

You should make sure you are using WPA2 security with AES encryption in your routers settings for the wireless connection. Of course you will need an SSID "name for wireless network" and that you have a wireless password set up.

You need to make sure those settings are reflected in the profile for the wireless connection under Manage Wireless Connection in the Network and Sharing section in Windows.
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01 Jun 2012   #3
heyz

7 64 bit
 
 

The device is installed, enabed, and working properly. I've used it within the past year, it worked fine then.

No wireless networks come up at all, and troublshooting tells me to turn on wireless capability, which makes no sense on a desktop.

The network signal strength is excellent, I'm typing this on my phone 2 feet from my computer.
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01 Jun 2012   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heyz View Post
The device is installed, enabed, and working properly. I've used it within the past year, it worked fine then.

No wireless networks come up at all, and troublshooting tells me to turn on wireless capability, which makes no sense on a desktop.

The network signal strength is excellent, I'm typing this on my phone 2 feet from my computer.
Which ever antivirus you have installed can also cause wireless connection problems. AVG, Eset etc.
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