My daughters laptop was working fine until a few days ago. When she tries to connect to the internet it cannot find a network. We have tried it in a friends house to rule out a router problem and it won'tfind her network either. There is a switch on the front to enable the wireless connection but when we turn this on the light is flickering. Should it be steady? Is this an indication that the laptop is at fault? Her friend was able to connct to our network when she brought hers in. My daughters laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21J/S running Vista Home edition
Can you have a look in device manager ( right click on " computer " on desktop , select " properties " then at the top right , click on Device Manager , expand the network adapters and see if it is listed , if it is , double click on it and select the " advanced " tab , you should be able to see if it is enabled ( you can turn it on and off from there ) . Then try the wireless switch at the front again .
Is her wireless adapter a plug in card type (pcmcia)? If so it may have become inadvertently ejected from it's slot. Check at the side for a slot the size of a fat credit card, and if there's card in there make sure it's clicked in properly.
Thanks guys/gals. Have tried your suggestions, Ambra, second site was very informative and simple to follow, thank you. Unfortunately it turns out there may be a problem with the laptop and it has now been returned to the supplier for investigation. Thanks for all your help.
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