Everytime my laptop connects to my home wireless network, an icon appears in the bottom right corner that indicates my wireless signal strength.
However, today I was having issues with a wireless USB adapter I was trying to get to work on another machine. I called their tech support, and they asked me to install the adapter on my laptop so we could isolate the problem.
My wireless adapter is "Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200 AGN" Sometimes wireless connects and sometimes the wireless adapter is totally missing (from the device manager itself). Even after doing a "scan for hardware changes" in device manager does not bring back the wireless adapter. There is no way of enabling it.