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Windows 7: Where Would a Wireless Adapter Be?

13 Nov 2010   #1
apocalypticend

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Where Would a Wireless Adapter Be?

Hello,

I know this question doesn't pertain to Windows 7, per se. However, where would I find the physical wireless adapter in my laptop? It's Acer Aspire 5532, and my Windows 7 can't find the adapter. When I go to install an adapter it says that I have to install my network adapter.

So, as the rule-of-thumb, where would I find it?


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14 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apocalypticend View Post
Hello,

I know this question doesn't pertain to Windows 7, per se. However, where would I find the physical wireless adapter in my laptop? It's Acer Aspire 5532, and my Windows 7 can't find the adapter. When I go to install an adapter it says that I have to install my network adapter.

So, as the rule-of-thumb, where would I find it?
Underneath the bottom close to where the screen hinges to the base. If under warranty dont do it. warannty will be voided.




Ken
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14 Nov 2010   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Check your laptop manual for some form of switch to activate the wireless adaptor. This may be a key combination or a physical switch on the case.

The wireless adaptor is a relatively high power user and is often switched off by default.

If the adaptor is switched off then windows will not find it.
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