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Need to Re-establish wireless connection in xp

Posted on 2004-11-13
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I had to reinstall windows xp professional and I no longer have a wireless network connection showing up under control panel and Network Connections.
Two icons are visible :

Local Area Connection (with an X) Network cable unplugged
1394 Connection Enabled 1394 Net Adapter

The hardware is HP Pavilon ze5400, I have a Linksys G router.
Everything worked flawlessly until the reinstall.

How do I get windows to put a wireless connection icon back under network connections?
Question by:marcon33
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ID: 12576359
fresh install after format? did you instal the drivers for the wireless NIC?
or an inplace upgrade (repair)
does the wireless card show up in device manager?

Author Comment

ID: 12576795
Thanks for quick response
no format before install, need to keep or back up files
no drivers installed aside from what would be on the HP Version of XP I used. I tried the repair option didn't get anywhere. I installed under anther folder thinking it would not wipe out files, then I installed on top of the original install.
 I show a National Semiconductor DP83815- Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter under device manager
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stevenlewis earned 500 total points
ID: 12576812
>> National Semiconductor DP83815- Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
this is not a wireless adapter, this is an ethernet (100mbit wired)
you need to put in the drivers for the wireless adapter (probably built in)
read your manual, and it shuld tellyou about the wireless adapter, then you nned to run the hardware wizard, and load the drivers for it
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ID: 12576819
in device manager go to view -->show hidden devices, it may show up as unknown or with a red X on it

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