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how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

  1. #1


    =?Utf-8?B?R2hhbQ==?= Guest

    how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    I have just installed Vista and noticed that my wireless adapter is not
    working though all the drivers are installed. There is a button that is used
    to enable and disable the wireless adapter but after installing Vista that
    button is not working so I can't turn on my Wireless Adapter (Broadcom
    802.11g)... any suggestion?

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  2. #2


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    Hello,

    - Click Start
    - Click Control Panel
    - Click Network and Internet
    - Click Network Center
    - In the left pane, click Manage network connections

    Is your wireless device listed here?

    If it is listed, it may be disabled. Right-click it, and if there is an
    option to Enable it, click that option.

    - JB

    Vista FAQ
    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/


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  3. #3


    =?Utf-8?B?R2hhbQ==?= Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    yes the network icon is there but when i try to connect, it says the wireless
    network adapter on this computer is turned off and ask me to turn it on.
    But the button or switch that I used to turn it on is not working though its
    working with other operating system installed on my laptop (dual boot)??

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > - Click Start
    > - Click Control Panel
    > - Click Network and Internet
    > - Click Network Center
    > - In the left pane, click Manage network connections
    >
    > Is your wireless device listed here?
    >
    > If it is listed, it may be disabled. Right-click it, and if there is an
    > option to Enable it, click that option.
    >
    > - JB
    >
    > Vista FAQ
    > http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
    >


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  4. #4


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    Hmm, I figured pressing the button was just enabling/disabling the device,
    same as you could thru the control panel I mentioned. That's how my laptop
    works.

    Sounds like yours works differently than mine...

    In any case, you need a program from your laptop manufacturer to make this
    work. Specifically, the program that recognizes the button press and does
    whatever magic is necessary to turn on your wireless adapter.

    You should login to your computer manufacturer's support website and see if
    you can find the tools you need.

    Unfortunately, they probably won't have anything specific for Vista. Try to
    get the Windows XP version as that may work.

    - JB


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  5. #5


    =?Utf-8?B?R2hhbQ==?= Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    Yes I have logged my query and as soon as I get response I will post it here.
    Regards

    "Jimmy Brush" wrote:

    > Hmm, I figured pressing the button was just enabling/disabling the device,
    > same as you could thru the control panel I mentioned. That's how my laptop
    > works.
    >
    > Sounds like yours works differently than mine...
    >
    > In any case, you need a program from your laptop manufacturer to make this
    > work. Specifically, the program that recognizes the button press and does
    > whatever magic is necessary to turn on your wireless adapter.
    >
    > You should login to your computer manufacturer's support website and see if
    > you can find the tools you need.
    >
    > Unfortunately, they probably won't have anything specific for Vista. Try to
    > get the Windows XP version as that may work.
    >
    > - JB
    >


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  6. #6


    =?Utf-8?B?R29pbmdncmV5?= Guest

    RE: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    The same thing happened to me. I went to Dell and downloaded new drivers. Did
    not help. In the lower right hand tool bar it will say Wireless network
    acvailable. Then when I click on Network in Vista there is nothing there. Any
    suggestions.

    "Gham" wrote:

    > I have just installed Vista and noticed that my wireless adapter is not
    > working though all the drivers are installed. There is a button that is used
    > to enable and disable the wireless adapter but after installing Vista that
    > button is not working so I can't turn on my Wireless Adapter (Broadcom
    > 802.11g)... any suggestion?


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  7. #7


    =?Utf-8?B?R2hhbQ==?= Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    Hello again,
    Acer support team has suggested me to install Acer Lauch Manager which I did
    but all in vain as my problem's still there.

    "Gham" wrote:

    > Yes I have logged my query and as soon as I get response I will post it here.
    > Regards
    >
    > "Jimmy Brush" wrote:
    >
    > > Hmm, I figured pressing the button was just enabling/disabling the device,
    > > same as you could thru the control panel I mentioned. That's how my laptop
    > > works.
    > >
    > > Sounds like yours works differently than mine...
    > >
    > > In any case, you need a program from your laptop manufacturer to make this
    > > work. Specifically, the program that recognizes the button press and does
    > > whatever magic is necessary to turn on your wireless adapter.
    > >
    > > You should login to your computer manufacturer's support website and see if
    > > you can find the tools you need.
    > >
    > > Unfortunately, they probably won't have anything specific for Vista. Try to
    > > get the Windows XP version as that may work.
    > >
    > > - JB
    > >


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  8. #8


    Barb Bowman Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    1. install the LM in server 2003 sp1 compat mode
    2. make sure you reboot, then make sure wireless is on
    3. if you are connected via ethernet, try windows update for drivers
    for the broadcom G card
    4. if you don't have a wired connection, install the XP driver. then
    see if there is an update for it



    On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 21:07:02 -0700, Gham
    <Gham@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Acer support team has suggested me to install Acer Lauch Manager which I did
    >but all in vain as my problem's still there.

    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

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  9. #9


    =?Utf-8?B?R2hhbQ==?= Guest

    Re: how to turn on wireless network adapter in vista

    Hello again, well I have installed Acer Launch Manger (windowsXP Compatable
    Mode) and also few files (Wbutton) and this solved my problem. My Wireless
    connection is working fine now.


    "Barb Bowman" wrote:

    > 1. install the LM in server 2003 sp1 compat mode
    > 2. make sure you reboot, then make sure wireless is on
    > 3. if you are connected via ethernet, try windows update for drivers
    > for the broadcom G card
    > 4. if you don't have a wired connection, install the XP driver. then
    > see if there is an update for it
    >
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 21:07:02 -0700, Gham
    > <Gham@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Acer support team has suggested me to install Acer Lauch Manager which I did
    > >but all in vain as my problem's still there.

    > --
    >
    > Barb Bowman
    > MS Windows-MVP
    > Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ts/bowman.mspx
    > http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
    >


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