Wireless functionality disappeared from Windows 7 on Sony VAIO
Posted on 2012-09-15
A colleague of mine has a Sony VAIO VGN-Z890 laptop running Windows 7 Pro. Yesterday she told me that her wireless disappeared. Upon further inspection, I noticed that Network and Sharing center no longer even lists the Wireless Adapter - just the Wired LAN adapter. I already tried re-installing the wireless LAN drivers that came with the laptop but nothing is helping. The laptop is acting as if there was never any wireless functionality. I am completely stumped.
Original wireless drivers were Intel WiFi Link 5100 ver. 13 . I've already uninstalled the software and tried to install it back, nothing changes. I was trying to upgrade to ver. 15 but it says to contact Sony. How can I get the laptop to detect the wireless adapter?