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Old 08-04-2009, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i wiped everything off my laptop and installed windows XP and now the wireless connector built in my laptop doesnt work and my lappy doesnt recognize the device at all.

any way I can make this built in devise to work? or for my lappy to recognize it?

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what laptop do you have and have you downloaded the drivers for the wireless nic for the companies website?
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AMD athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor TK-53 1.71 GHz, 960 MB of RAM.

and only downloaded anything that came off the Recovery disc.
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How about make and model of the laptop.

example:
Dell Inspirion 5100
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HP pavillion dv6000

crossing my fingers I got it right this time :P
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Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver*

Download and install.
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cant seem to connect to the internet with my USB cord hooked up to my wireless-G PCI adapter, which connects to my laptop, and I dont get how to set up the internet connection, I try everything it tells me, but I dont know, any way to make the connection to my adapter work?

(my computer is completely blank atm and my brother who usually does all this for me is on a road trip atm, so sorry about this)
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Did you install the driver?
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cant, laptop wont connect to internet.

I just need to know how to set up the internet connection through a LAN line. or that thing you hook up to your laptop from the Modem >.>

ya, im a retard.
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you should be able to connect a network cable from your router into the ethernet port on the laptop.

You can download the drivers on another computer and move them via a usb drive or burn them to cd as well.
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