i just put windows xp proffessional on a computer and for some reason it has no option for wireless internet and it wont let me search for any networks. if i could get any advice it would be greatly appreciated!
OK:What operating system did you replace ?
Confirm that the wireless switch is on.
Make and model of modem and router ?
Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.
Make sure wireless zero config is started and set to automatic in services
Did you have a functioning wireless before the install ?
Look at deice manager/network adapters.What do you see ?
Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc
Please respond to all the following steps.
1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
4. Under general tab should be enabled and working properly.
5. If error code,what is it ?
"under 'other devices' it says network controller and has a yellow question mark"
And when you look at this device in device manager,go to the general tab and tell me the status and error code displayed,if any.
Also display the driver section and tell me what is there and the file location.
And the pci ethernet adapter is the only entry under network adapters ?
Also,I would go to the pc makers web site,under your model # and download wireless adapter drivers that apply to your model,just in case we need them.
Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services
You are looking for the status of wireless zero config.
It should be started.
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