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I'm trying to connect a friend's laptop to their wifi.

It's a Fijitsu Esprimo V6505. I don't have wires / cables etc. not even my own laptop. I know that the wifi's working at the router end as I'm connected with an iPad and an iPod.

They're using Win7.

In control panel, it says, under "manage wireless networks" that "wireless is not currently enabled".

The Fn key + F1 should enable / disable the wifi but it doesn't appear to have any effect.

In device manager, there aren't any yellow exclamation marks suggesting that there's a problem there.

If I try to "manually connect to a wireless network" it says "windows cannot detect any wireless network interfaces".


Think there's dying hardware?

Anything else I could / should try?

As I said, I don't have an ethernet cable to plug it directly into the router. Not that I even know if that would provide any help



Many thanks

Mike
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you should verify that it has wireless via Device Manager...you should see another network adapter


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WLAN (optional) Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN 11/13ch
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If there is a wireless adapter, is your wireless router running in N native? If so b or g wont be seen.
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Thanks.

How can I tell?

Are you talking about the router in N, G etc or the laptop's adapter?

It's a D-Link DIR-300.
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