Cant get laptop to conect to wirelless conection

Hello Experts,

When I turn on the laptop I notice that its not showing the 2 small computer icon that represents that It has conected to the wireless conection. If I run explorer then over the program bar at the bottom a small time glass watch appears but if I move the cursor up then It disappears.

Please help.

suplyAsked:
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reginaldmerrittConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You could try and open network connections from command prompt.

1.  Press the Start Button and R together to open run command
2.  Type in Ncpa.cpl and press enter

Sounds to me like you may have other issues, could be that there is a 3rd party program on your laptop managing your wireless connection which is not behaving.

You could try to make sure Windows is managing your wireless connections. To do this you need to start a service called "Wireless Zero Configuration"

1. Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'
2. Click on 'Services and Applications' and then 'Services'
3. Scroll down to the bottom you should see 'Wireless Zero Configuration'
4. Right click on this service and select 'Start' or 'Restart'
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Frank_AlphaserveitCommented:
go to Start -> Control Panel (classic view)-> Network Connections

what do you see?
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BCipolloneCommented:
Make sure the switch that controls your wireless on your laptop is turned on as well... There is usually either a physical switch on the top or sides or a FN+key combo that allows you to turn it on or off.
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suplyAuthor Commented:
It wont open network connections, after I click on it. It wont open any program.
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Frank_AlphaserveitCommented:
something is definately wrong with your networking.  I know it sounds silly but have you tried a reboot yet?  

Also, try going into device manager (control panel -> system -> hardware tab) and delete your wireless adapter (make sure you have drivers first), then re-add with updated drivers.
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suplyAuthor Commented:
Ok as soon as I restarted the wireless zero configuration I got the wireless network conection icon. Now Im trying to refresh network list but it shows windows cannot configure wireless conection....it wont show me the list.

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asiduCommented:
Check and ensure that the wireless is ON.
Usually there is a hardware button/switch/key which will activate the wireless on.

It could be that the wireless switch is off as such you pc cannot detect any wireless networks.
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reginaldmerrittCommented:
Also your wireless network connection might be disabled, use the Ncpa.cpl command line to open network connections and right click on the wireless network symbol, there shuould be an option at the top of the list that says either 'enable' or 'disable'.
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