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Old 09-30-2009, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default laptop suddenyl has no wireless adapter

My sisters laptop's wireless card has suddenly disappeared. No wireless networks are detected and the little wireless indicator light is completely off. I have tried switching the switch both ways but nothing happens. The wireless card doesn't show up in the device manager either just the ethernet card shows up.
It's a toshiba satelite but I do not know the exact model. I know it is out of warranty since it was bought last February
The specs of the laptop are

PDC 2330 1.6GHZ
!GB ram

I don't know what model of wireless card it has either since it doesn't show up on the computer.

She pretty much treats this laptop like a desktop leaving it on 24/7 but is to stubborn to listen when I say they aren't meant to be left on all the time.

Edit: found the name of the wireless adapter its Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter if that helps

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Sounds like your wireless adapter died. If it isn't showing up in device manager (and you've scanned for new hardware) then the device has died. You'll probably have to buy a PCI-E card to use at this point. Some wireless cards are detachable off the MB, but it would require you taking the entire laptop apart. Even then you'll have to purchase a new adapter which will cost the same if not more than a wireless card that you plug into the laptop.
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