Quote: Originally Posted by salmonella
the lights did light up and the adapter is listed.even my dad a IT engineer cant seem to find a way to enable the adapter.
OK try this. Perform a Shutdown on your laptop. Unplug the power to your router. Unplug the power to your cable modem if thats what you have. Wait about a minute. Plug your cable modem back in. Go get yourself a drink, coffee, water, whatever. Come back after a few minutes, plug in your router, wait a minute. Power on your laptop. See if that helps.