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| Discussion | On Windows computers with WiFi capability, you normally configure wireless by opening the Wireless Networks icon from the Control Panel Network Connections list. Sometimes, this icon is missing, even on a new computer. Why? What can be done about it? Follow along on the message board as we solve this problem.
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May 5, 2006 at 5:18 pm
(1) Andrew says:

I am having this problem and I don’t know how to fix it. I cannot find or access any wireless icons.

May 29, 2006 at 2:58 am
(2) Tej says:

Yes I have the same problem. I have Wireless Network Icon missing

September 11, 2007 at 11:13 am
(3) Naomi says:

Help! Where’s the answer?

October 29, 2007 at 12:52 am
(4) James says:
April 21, 2008 at 12:05 am
(5) David says:

What worked for me (finally) was going to the system properties (from control panel then, in category view go to performance and maintenance category then go to system. Once in system select Hardware then select Device Manager.

In device manager, go to network adapter, right click on your network adaptor and select “update driver” or Enable if disabled.

August 13, 2008 at 4:08 pm
(6) kim says:

I went to the device (5). i noticed where it says other device, it has a question mark. so i clicked on it, and then i highlighted “network adaptor”, right clicked on that, and updated the driver. it worked within a minute!!

May 31, 2009 at 10:41 am
(7) Warren says:

When I went to “network adaptor”, it only gave the option of “scan for hardware changes” or “properties”. What should i do?

September 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm
(8) mgoor says:

Thank you!

July 4, 2011 at 9:17 am
(9) asdf says:

how can i update the driver when i dont have internet connection?

May 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm
(10) yourfriend says:

settings> control panel > system > device manager > network adapter > wireless network adapter > enable it

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