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Windows 7: Brand new computer, Brand new windows 7.. no wireless?

02 Nov 2009   #1

XP/vista, 7
Brand new computer, Brand new windows 7.. no wireless?

I just unpacked my custom build and got it turned on.. went to try and get the internet working, and for the life of me.. i can't figure it out.
I don't even have a little wireless bar down in the right hand corner. when i try to connect to a network in network and sharing center, it wants me to plug in an ethernet cable. But i want wireless.. Also in the side panel of Network and sharing center, i don't even have the option for wireless.. i have Change adapter settings, and Change advanced sharing settings.

I try to set up a new connection or network and Connect to the internet, the only way it asks me to connect is by broadband(PPPoE). If i try set up a new network it asks me to choose the wireless router or access point i want to configure, might take up to 90 seconds for networks to appear.. but nothing pops up.

Anyone have any ideas?

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03 Nov 2009   #2


In Device Manager, Network Adapters, is your wireless shown?

If yes, is the driver installed? If no, is it enabled in BIOS?
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Does Windows handle your wireless connection or is there a third party software that does it. Is your WLAN AutoConfig service enabled and running?
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 Brand new computer, Brand new windows 7.. no wireless?

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