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I accidentally dropped my laptop on the floor from the dining table yesterday. im not sure if thats the cause, but my computer is not displaying a wireless connection. this is what i did to troubleshoot.

1. went to device manager -> network adapters. unable to find wireless network adapter. i think its intel.

2. went to dell to download intel wireless adapter driver and install on computer. msg came back sayign driver not installed.

3. did ipconfig -all to try and see if wireless adapter listed. nothing.

4. clicked f2 upon startup to get into bios. wireless adpater was enabled and on.

when i press fn + f2 the wirless light won't come on. i really hope its not a hardware issue. can anyone help?
 

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You really hope it's not a hardware issue? :confused: You dropped it and it stopped working! Of course it's some kind of hardware issue!

Did you open up the panel on the bottom and make sure the mini-PCI wireless card was firmly seated?
 

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"... make sure the mini-PCI wireless card was firmly seated".

And in one piece!

Maybe the code (software) in the driver got all jumbled up and has to be sorted into the right order again? :D
 
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