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    Default Windows 8 cant detect the wifi on/off

    Hi guys,

    Please help.

    I have a Dell Latitude D630 which has a physical switch for WiFi, and despite switching it on, the Windows 8 Release Preview does not detect it as on. As a result, I am unable to access the network on wifi. Whats the problem?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 cant detect the wifi on/off

    Most likely it is a driver issue with the adapter. You can try running the network troubleshooter to resolve the issue, but I would also search on the adapter manufacturer's web site for replacement drivers.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 cant detect the wifi on/off

    I totally agree with Ted. Also, you need to install Wireless Network drivers in compatibility mode.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 cant detect the wifi on/off

    That Dell is a laptop, with an "Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG" wireless adapter built in.

    If Dell or Intel does not yet have Win-8 drivers for that adapter, you can buy an external, USB adapter that will work.

    Good Luck,
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