Why no wireless?And what Ra do i need please?

  buel 00:10 28 Mar 2009

Hi there, im halfway through spring cleaning my friend's laptop (5 seperate viruses, using 'Malware bytes') and the problem he has had for a while is his wireless doesn't pick up the nearest/any signal, i tried plugging my ethernet cable in to his laptop too and still didn't have any luck, has anyone any ideas please? (my laptop is connecting fine)
Also, his laptop (E-System, running Xp home, Intel celeron M cpu 1.46 Ghz, only 248 mb of Ram) is running a little slow so id like to add some ram for him but being as i cant get on line i cant run one of those memory-test tests online as i have done before with other pcs/laptops, please has anyone an idea?
Thankyou so much in advance-C

  recap 07:49 28 Mar 2009

Ensure that all necessary software/drivers are installed for the NIC.

Most laptops these days have an icon lit up showing you there is a wireless signal. It resembles the old RKO antenna. If this is not lit up, look for the key with it on, usually the F4 key. Hold the Fn + F4 down this should then enable the wireless signal. Double click the icon in the systray to search for an available network.

  buel 08:45 28 Mar 2009

Hi, thanks for that, the icon appears but it just says 'Wireless network connection: Not connected' and cant find the wireless signal that IS present (because im using it right now), it just wont find the signal, any other ideas please?

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