Ok, so in some instances you might have more trouble. Here are a few things you might run into:
1) Your wireless card might be disabled. To enable it you just need to open up device manager. To do this simple type "Device Manager" into your search bar and click on it. Go down to "Network Adapters" (see picture). One of these should be the card you are using. Double click it to open its properties menu. Over in the drivers tab you'll see a box about 4 down that should tell you whether its enabled or disabled. You can enable it there.
2) You might need a new driver. If it still isn't activating wireless the driver Windows found might be too old for you computer. This can be solved by getting on a computer that is connected to the Internet, finding your wireless card's manufacturer website, downloading the driver for your model, putting this on a flash drive, and then installing it on your computer.
3) Nothing is happening. If nothing is happening then for some reason your computer might not have detected the device. Try a few things:
- Reset the computer. Sometimes it might not detect the device, especially if you plugged it in while it was still on.
- Try removing and replugging in the wireless card.
- Again, check and make sure your ethernet cable is unplugged
4) If it is detecting the device but not starting the wireless network you may need to set up the connection manually. Open up the "Network and Sharing Center." You can do this by either right clicking the wireless icon or by searching for it in the taskbar. In the Network and Sharing center you'll see "Set up a connection or Network." This will take you to a tutorial that will help you manually set up the wireless connection.
If you are still having problems try our article on how to troubleshoot issues with a wireless network.