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MonthOLDpickle MonthOLDpickle is offline
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Default Netbook and Wireless Question - 06-18-2010, 01:53 AM

How can my wireless card not work if I haven't used it for over 8 hours and it worked JUST fine before shutting it off?

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I can't find a picture of how the two cords (black & white) are really suppose to go.....Cause I just want to make sure.
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Default 06-18-2010, 01:05 PM

If you are referring to the antenna connectors, they push on (and pull off) small connectors on the card. These are delicate and can be easily damaged if you are not careful. If your wireless was working and now it isn't, I would not think the antenna connection was relevant.

Does the OS see the wireless card? What is the symptom of "not work"?

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Default 06-19-2010, 01:38 AM

As Holmes suggests,

1. check the bios make sure it's enabled
2. Check under device manager make sure it is there

If it is enabled in the bios and not visible under the device manager then reseat the card. Even if both antennas were removed you should still have a card in the device manager and in the OS just with very poor reception.

If the card is not present in the device manager after reseating take another card from another computer and check to see if this can be seen in the device manager. If it can then your card for some reason has died. If not then the problem gets larger..............
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