Wireless has stopped working on laptop

By sduffyrwg
Sep 2, 2010
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  1. My Sony laptop has stopped working

    Wireless switch is on, but network diagnostics keep telling me to switch it on

    During reboot the light goes on and then when fully booted it turns off

    I have disabled and enabled the network adapter

    I have checked the adapter and the driver is upto date and the system tells me it is working properly

    Is there anything else I can check?

    Many Thanks
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Go to the Device Manager and uninstall the driver for the network adapter. Restart the laptop and Windows should reinstall the driver automatically. See if this clears up the problem. If not, it might have failed. You could try going to Add and Remove Programs (if XP) or Programs and Features (if Vista or W7) and uninstall the LAN driver if one is there and install a fresh driver from Sony.

    If none of that works, consider getting a USB wireless adapter.
  3. sduffyrwg

    sduffyrwg TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Many thanks for your support to this issue. The initial Uninstall and Reinstall seems to have cured the problem.

    Onc e again thanks for the help

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