Installing wireless on a machine with no wireless switch

By AudioVayne
Nov 15, 2009
  1. I have installed a wireless card on a Compaq Presario 2200 laptop and tested it out with an antenna from a Toshiba A100 and an HP V6000 to no avail. (No networks found).

    It also shows 'check to make sure the wireless switch is on'. This laptop has only got a plastic cover over where the switch would normally be, so is there any way to get the machine to use the new wireless without having to find a little switch for it?


  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    You need to use a USB wireless adapter with the proper software installed
  3. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Surely there's a way to get it running? there's a need to not have a wireless card / stick poking out of the machine.
  4. mike4scuba

    mike4scuba TS Rookie

    mini pci wifi

    was looking into this for my laptop, easy enough to fit antenas inside the case and fit a mini pci wifi card.

    think there are 2 issues.

    whether the manufacturer supports the card

    whether you can use a software switch to turn the card on/off
  5. AudioVayne

    AudioVayne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    It works. For some completely unexplained and unknown reason the thing works! Picks up and connects to our home network no worries. Not entirely sure why now, maybe a extra restart was required?
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