Is your network adapter enabled?

There are several places you may need to check to verify that your network adapter is enabled.

WIRELESS LAPTOP: If you are using a laptop with a wireless network adapter, there may be a physical switch that is used to enable or disable your network adapter. Often times there is also an indicator light that will tell you if the switch is in the on or off position. Look for a WIFI label or a small picture of an antenna. This varies widely depending on manufacturer and model so you may need to consult your user manual for further assistance.

WINDOWS XP: If your computer is running Windows XP, use these steps to verify your network adapter is enabled. Click on the START menu and click CONTROL PANEL. In the upper left of the Control Panel click on SWITCH TO CLASSIC VIEW. Double click on NETWORK CONNECTIONS. Click on the VIEW menu and click TILES. Look for icons that are labelled as DISABLED. If an icon is disabled, double click it and Windows will attempt to enable it.

WINDOWS VISTA: If your computer is running Windows Vista, use these steps to verify your network adapter is enabled. Click on the START menu and click CONTROL PANEL. In the upper left of the Control Panel click on CLASSIC VIEW. Double click on NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER. In the upper left of the Network and Sharing Center click on MANAGE NETWORK CONNECTIONS. Click on the VIEW menu and click TILES. Look for icons that are labelled as DISABLED. If an icon is disabled, double click it and Windows will attempt to enable it.