How do i change from wireless to cable on my laptop?

  1. How do i change from wireless to cable on my laptop? When i connect the cable and disable the built in wireless, no internet comes through, i tried restarting my laptop, repair the connection, but nothing, can someone please help?
    Ill be grateful

    User Info: ChaosEagle

    ChaosEagle - 8 years ago
  2. Clarification Request::
    as WizKid009 said, test your cable on another computer, although, there are various ways to disable your wireless, such as: laptops normaly carry a on/off button for that, you can disable it on the computer, or use the FN keys. It can also be a problem with your rj45 port.

    User Info: Bumstafunk

    Bumstafunk - 8 years ago

Accepted Answer

  1. Go to:
    Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet Connections ->Network Connections
    Then right click on your card that uses the hardwire (not the wireless card), and choose "enable". You may want to disable the wireless card if you did not disable it this way (i see you disabled wireless, but you did not specify how).

    If that still doesn't work, you could try a repair. Just go to the place I mentioned above and right click and click "repair".

    If that doesn't work, take the cable out of the computer. Does the computer tell you that a network cable is unplugged (it'll say on your start menu)? If it does, then your network card is probably working fine. Check your router or internet connection. If it does NOT tell you that an internet cable is unplugged, then there may be something wrong with your card or something else disabling it. A lot of ppl here mentioned using the FN keys. That is a good start.

    User Info: df853

    df853 - 8 years ago 0 0

Other Answers

  1. There may be a hardware button using the FN key that enables and disables the onboard NIC.
    Also check and make sure the NIC drivers are functioning properly by going into the hardware manager and opening the properties of the device. If it says this device is working properly, then it may be a problem with your cable.
    Do you have another machine to test that cable with?

    User Info: WizKid009

    WizKid009 - 8 years ago 0 0

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