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    wireless icon

    I formatted my HDD and reinstalled XPPro on my laptop.
    Now I can not get this laptop onto my WiFi network as there is no wireless icon in control panel

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    Re: wireless icon

    What brand and model of laptop is this?
    Did you install all the vendor supplied drivers and utilities that came with your laptop?
    Can you see the Wireless Network adaptor in Device Manager?
    If you look at Control Panel > Network Connections do you see a Wireless Network Connection?

    The only "Wireless Icon" in control panel that I am familiar with is the Infra Red control, have you tried looking for a Wireless Utility in Program Files?

    StuartR

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    Re: wireless icon

    Along with Stuart's suggestions, check in the Network Adapter area of the Control Panel for a Wireless connection. You may need to 'enable' the device. Also, within the properties of said device, you'll be able to turn on "show in system tray" (or similar) so that you can see the status of the device more easily.

    Note, I don't have the exact information to direct you, as I don't use Windows at home, and I'm not in the office yet <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: wireless icon

    'Oppps Sorry it is a DEL Inspiron 9100
    I have run the supplied driver CD when I run this install program it appears to go through installing the driver but no driver seems to be installed and a laptop is running compatible mode for the audio, video and network.

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    Re: wireless icon

    Jim,

    I really don't know what you mean by "no driver seems to be installed and a laptop is running compatible mode for the audio, video and network", can you please try to explain this a bit better.

    Can you please answer the other two questions in my original post
    Can you see the Wireless Network adaptor in Device Manager?
    If you look at Control Panel > Network Connections do you see a Wireless Network Connection?

    StuartR

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