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: Changed wireless adapter in my laptop but cannot turn it on

30 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
Changed wireless adapter in my laptop but cannot turn it on

Hi guys, I need a wireless adapter that supports 5Ghz.
I have an older laptop that has some issues, but the card in it works fine, so I swapped it into this laptop.

It installs fine, I updated the drivers etc, but it will not 'turn on'. When I troubleshoot it, the error is that it is currently turned off. The button to turn on and off my wireless doesn't do anything to change it, so although its plugged in exactly the same as my other, it's as if my wireless button is specially designed for original adapter only.

If it helps, on my other laptop, the wireless was switched on with a on off switch on the side of the laptop, rather than one of the F keys.

The adapter in my laptop is a: Ralink RT5390R
The one I tried to install is a: Intel Centrino advanced-n 6200
The laptop I am trying to install it on is a HP Pavilion G6

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2015   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi ... Did you check the Service Manual to see if the Card is supported ? ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Changed wireless adapter in my laptop but cannot turn it on

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 64bit Home Permium How do I turn off the wireless adapter?
Hi, I have a older Alienware Aurora PC which I always connected hard wired. Lately when start the PC the wireless icon comes up and says not connected and sits there for a minute or so, then the hardwired icon comes on. How do I turn this off? Device Manager>Network Adapters>Disable? If so...
Network & Sharing
Turn Windows 7 Laptop into Wireless Repeater with One Wireless Adapter
Nowadays, wireless router is a basic device at home because wireless access point (AP) is required. Sometime, a wireless repeater is also needed in a big house especially that with a big yard. Actually, without wireless router, only a Windows 7 laptop can be turned into a WiFi hotpot or a wireless...
Network & Sharing
Installing new wireless adapter, hardware switch won't turn it on.
Aight. I've been having a lot of issues installing my new wireless adapter because Acer is retarded. I just got a new Intel AC-7260 wifi adapter with bluetooth, and I promptly installed it onto my computer. -I have all the correct drivers installed -Launch manager is installed -The hardware...
Network & Sharing
Wireless adapter issue after laptop wake up from Standby
Hi, Could someone please help me with this strange issue? When my machine was waked up from standby I found my wireless network was not connected. And I also found that wireless adapter was missing from my network connections window. After I did a reboot of my laptop, wireless adpater was back...
Hardware & Devices
Need a good wireless network card/adapter for laptop
My network card seems to have crapped out on me, and so I need a new one. Any recommendations? It needs to be compatible with 7 64-bit and I don't wanna be paying too much. Thanks.
Hardware & Devices

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.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:48.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App