how do I check laptop for wireless card

  GBL 13:38 02 Oct 2008

How do I check to find out if I have a wireless card fitted to my laptop, and then switch it on??

  mgmcc 13:43 02 Oct 2008

If you open the Network Connections folder ("Start > Run", type NCPA.CPL and click OK) there should be an entry for a "Wireless Network Connection" if it's wireless enabled. There should also be an entry in the Network Adapters section of "Device Manager".

  GBL 13:53 02 Oct 2008

Where do I find Network connections,on this laptop I have a USB wireless adaptor fitted but was thinking that it may not be necessary, it has the wireless logo light but that is not illuminated.

  Halmer 13:58 02 Oct 2008

Device Manager
Then expand network adaptors and you should see reference to a WLAN if you have one.

To turn in on usually involves pressing a button on the laptop with a wireless symbol or a combination of keys depending on the make and model.

  GBL 14:04 02 Oct 2008

Thanks, in that case I do not have one so will continue with the adaptor.

  woodchip 15:57 02 Oct 2008

Look in Device Manager. under may be Lan. It may need switching on

  rawprawn 16:09 02 Oct 2008

Depending on your machine, it may be shown as "Network Adapters" in Device manager.It is on mine.

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