05-30-2010 07:37 AM
I can not get the built in wireless to work. I have the wireless assistant installed and the drivers. The wireless assistant says that the wireless is disabled and advices me to check the bios. I checked the bios and enabled the wireless (at least i think i have) but still not working .. help please?
05-30-2010 01:23 PM
Is the blue wireless light on at the front of your notebook? If it is, then the card is detected and on. If it is not, then it is disabled in the BIOS or you have the wireless button turned off on that panel near the bottom of your screen.
If you did not hit the F10 key (save changes) when you enabled the wireless card in that device menu, it won't save the settings even if you hit the F10 key upon exiting the BIOS.
For starters check the wireless button. Go into your BIOS and just set the setup defaults and exit. The default setting for the wireless card is enabled.
If the light is on the card is detected. Make sure it shows as installed and enabled in your device manager.
You don't need the wireless assistant to use your wireless card. Windows XP has its own wireless manager. The wireless assistant is nice if you want to turn off your bluetooth and wireless cards if you are not using them but you can also use the wireless button on that panel for that function as well.
05-30-2010 04:43 PM
Have you also checked "Device Manager" under "Network adapters"? Can you see "Broadcom ...." or "Intel ...." in this section ? Just for your information: The nc6220 laptops have few options for their wireless cards and this is Optional
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05-31-2010 07:35 AM
How many network adapters are showing in the device manager? if only the Broadcom NetXtreme gigabit ethernet, your wireless card driver is not installed. The Broadcom NetXtreme is your wired network adapter. You should also be seeing either an Intel PRO wireless network card or a Broadcom Wireless Card. The driver page only lists the Broadcom. Are you showing any missing devices in your device manager? You should be.
Try installing this nc6220 Broadcom wireless driver for Windows Vista, and see it that fixes the problem.
05-31-2010 07:41 AM
If by chance, your notebook has the Intel wireless card, here are the drivers for it from the Intel website:
05-31-2010 12:20 PM
Tried both drivers but still not working. The broadcom drivers installed but is still not working and the Intel drivers say it can not find device that the drivers are for.
In device manager under other devices there is:
PCI simple communications controller
And 2 unknown device
05-31-2010 01:49 PM
Looks like you need to install the chipset driver amongst other things.
The item marked network controller is your missing wireless card. I am hoping the chipset driver finishes installing it. It may not work without the chipset driver. You may need to reinstall the Broadcom wireless driver in the above post after installing these two drivers
After you install these two drivers please post back and let us know what is still missing.
06-01-2010 01:53 AM
installed both the drivers you said to and the broadcom drivers again. Wireless is still not working and is still shown as network controller in other devices in device manager
06-01-2010 04:52 AM
I don't get it. There are only 3 possible wireless cards that went into an nc6220. Two from Intel which you stated the driver didn't install because it couldn't find any hardware, and the one from Broadcom which you installed twice with negative results.
We need to identify the manufacturer of this network controller.
Try running this free program which may identify the missing link and we can find the right driver for it.
If this program identifies the missing network controller, please post back and let us know what it is.
06-01-2010 11:16 AM
Installed the program and listed under network adapter were:
WAN miniport (IKEv2)
WAN miniport (L2TP)
WAN miniport (Network monitor)
WAN miniport (IP)
WAN miniport (PPPOE)
WAN miniport (PPTP)
WAN miniport (SSTP)
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
RAS Async Adapter
06-01-2010 11:50 AM
That is new to me!
Here is a different forum post on what may be the issue...I don't know what to tell you. You could rry reinstalling Vista and making sure the first driver you install afterward is the chipset driver.
06-01-2010 12:17 PM
You're welcome, Jordan:
That one has me buffaloed.
It would be real good to know exactly what wireless card you have in there but first install the broadcom wireless driver after you install the chipset and graphics drivers.