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enable an intel pro 3945ABG Network Card after I disabled it

I right clicked and disabled my net card and now it show icon on task bar with an X but it won't appear on my device manager!! Howww do I enable it again???I've looked all over troubleshoot ; no solution Help!!!

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Hello rx7racer,

If the adapter is not shown in Device Manager after you disabled it, also from device manager, there are still a few things to consider:

- When the adapter is disabled, it should not disappear completely from Device Manager, it would just be marked as disabled, so you could right-click and enable it back again.

- New Windows* versions, like 8.1, have a feature to disable Wireless connections, please make sure that Airplane mode is off, and verify that Wi-Fi is enabled in the OS.

- Most computers have a hardware switch to disable Wireless devices. This is normally done with a switch in the chassis of the PC, or it may be done with a Keyboard combination.

- If you confirmed the actions mentioned before, and the issue persists, it may have been that the driver was removed. If this is the case, you may contact the http://www.intel.com/support/oems.htm Computer Manufacturer Support, or check https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/50517/Intel-PRO-Wireless-3945ABG-Network-Connection Intel® Download Center to obtain the driver for the adapter again.

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