loss of internal wi.fi on laptop

  richyb1975 12:17 21 Jul 2006

hiya- a question with regard to my laptop wi-fi settings. have broadband on main pc which have also been using on my wi-fi laptop via wireless connection. however, recently installed vodafone data network card for when im travelling and now cannot link up wirelessly to my broadband connection. the wi-fi capability seems to have disappeared. loaded up the driver for the wi-fi from computer support site and the laptop again could connect wirelessly to my network. this was ok until i restarted computer next time and the wi-fi connection had again disappeared without trace. has the installation of the vodafone data card changed my system settings? any ideas any one how i can sort this
thanks in advance

  ArrGee 12:23 21 Jul 2006

Is it just your own wi-fi that you can't connect to? Have you tried to connect to wi-fi anywhere else?

  richyb1975 12:34 21 Jul 2006

no all internal wi-fi capability is lost and no wireless network settings are detected in netork connections folder. however it does return if i attach the wi-fi network adapter from my main pc and i can connect to network.this would suggest a problem with the internal wi-fi settings? thanks for your help here

  ArrGee 13:16 21 Jul 2006

Sounds like a problem with the Vodafone card, but it's worth going through the Network Setup Wizard (Control panel) to ensure that the card is the primary connection device.

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