Mysteriously vanished wireless adapter?

By kazx
Dec 15, 2006
  1. Hi, I've got a problem with my wireless adapter, and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts.

    I just finished reformatting my Thinkpad laptop (z60t) with their restore utility (supposedly back to factory condition). Everything is working great now (after system updates, etc.), except for one thing. The wireless card is no longer showing up in the network adapters under system devices!!! It's as if it mysteriously disappeared somehow, so I can't connect to any wireless networks... which is a bit of a hassle, as the network I'm using at home is a wireless one.

    I've tried to get the computer to find the hardware, but to no avail.

    Any thoughts on how to get it back?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Have you gone into device manager and looked for any yellow exclamation marks.

    Is the device turned on in the BIOS.

    Does the restore function include the Winic or was it added after, if so you will need to install it with the correct drivers (if this is the case see point 1)

    If its a built in one check its seated correctly, if its an external one ( or one you plug into the PCMCIA slot) remove it and check its not damaged then plug it back in, if its a PCMCIA ensure the card slots are installed in Windows Correctly.

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