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My Name is Roy I have a Aspire V3-572PG-56CY Laptop, I have troble getting into web pages due mostly to error or can't find the page, my wireless network adapter was replace in the last vitit to Acer and I continually keep losing my conection to the internet, does anyone have some ideas what's happening, ACER doesn't. Num Lock, How can I keep them on all the time without pressing Num Lock Any help I can get would be appreciated

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Answer: Wireless Network Adapter - Num Lock

If it was a Desktop you could use a Bios Setting however seeing it is a Laptop you would have to change it in your Registery... I am not sure if that is something you want to do yourself or have someone do it for you that knows how to make the changes.... Here are the steps and hope it help First, run "regedit"Then go to \HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboardchange value "InitialKeyboardIndicators" from "2147483648" to "80000002"your done now restart and u will have NUM LOCK ON always on windows startup Hope this helpsJames

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Hi, I want to use WiDi functionality on my intel HD Graphics 3000 processor z570 laptop,  WiDi application requires the intel wireless network adapter. but my laptop got atheros AR9286 wireless Network Adapter.1.   so is it possible to replace  Atheros Wireless Network adapter with intell wireless network adapter. or 2.   I wonder if there are any ways of successfully running WiDi functioanality on my laptop.I'm raising this query because i want to share my laptop screen on my LG Smart TV which supports WiDi screenshare functionality. i did go through this link reply ASAP. Thanks in advance.

Answer:replacing atheros AR9285 wireless Network Adapter with Intel wireless adapter for lenovo z570

hkhr wrote:Hi, I want to use WiDi functionality on my intel HD Graphics 3000 processor z570 laptop,  WiDi application requires the intel wireless network adapter. but my laptop got atheros AR9286 wireless Network Adapter.1.   so is it possible to replace  Atheros Wireless Network adapter with intell wireless network adapter. or 2.   I wonder if there are any ways of successfully running WiDi functioanality on my laptop.I'm raising this query because i want to share my laptop screen on my LG Smart TV which supports WiDi screenshare functionality. i did go through this link reply ASAP. Thanks in advance.Refer to the hardware maintenance manual partslist portion to see the allowable replacement of the wifi card. Takenote that you can't just replace the card with the same model number without complying with the indicated fru number. Doing so, will result to a error message at startup. This restriction is popularly called as the whitelist. An alternative to the desired wireless communication between your TV and your unit is to have ChromeCast. You might want to explore this since this is easier compared to the replacement of the wifi card.

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Whenever I touch the antenna just to try to move it, or even bump it slightly, while my pc is on, it makes my system freeze up and I have to reset my PC to fix it. Whats going on?

Answer:Linksys Wireless G PCI adapter causing lock ups.

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I'm not totally computer-literate when it comes to hardware and such, but I am fairly literate with most computer terms. So in advance, I apologize for any confusion a misused hardware name may cause.

Also, before I begin, let me just say that the issues hereafter discussed apply to a computer separate from this one. This computer works fine, but the one I will be talking about, my computer, is the one without an internet connection at the moment.

So recently, my network adapter decided to stop working. I won't go into the details, but it's completely fried, and I'd much rather spend the money to get a new one instead of go through the hassel of trying to fix my old one. And thus we come to question number one:

Do most (if not all) network adapter cards work with most PCs? I have a Dell Dimension 4500 with Windows XP Home edition with highspeed cable internet, so would pretty much any network adapter do the job? My stepdad, who is fairly computer-literate (though often too cocky about it) says that pretty much all network adapters will work with any computer, unless the computer and network adapter are old or new, respectively. Also, what are the most reliable brands of network adapters? What kind of details about the product should I look for when purchasing?

Now on to the second part of my post: wireless internet adapter. For a while, my computer has been a few feet from the router because we had/have no way for a cord to reach anywhere else, particu... Read more

Answer:Network Adapter/Wireless Adapter compatability

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Please help  Symptoms:Cannot establish connection to wireless network (either association fails or unable to obtain IP configuration)Periodically unable to detect broadcast signal from wireless access pointWireless radio deactivates itself off from time to time  Steps taken to diagnose/resolve problem:Other PCs successfully connect to Internet via same wireless network, signal strength/stability optimalNo physical barriers or signal interference between problem PC and wireless access pointSSID and network encryption settings entered correctly in router setupSSID and network encryption settings entered correctly in wireless connection management utilitiesProblem PC can connect to Internet via wired connection to cable modemProblem PC can connect to Internet via wired connection to access pointHardware wireless radio switch toggled to 'On' positionWireless radio powered on through ThinkVantage Access Connections utility (until self-deactivation)No errors, conflicts or malfunctions indicated for wireless network adapter under Device ManagerLatest driver software for wireless network adapter installed (vers Protocol installed for device and set to automatically obtain IP and DNS server addressesAll wireless network adapter properties set to default valuesOption to automatically switch off wireless network adapter is de-selected Problem persists regardless of whether using ThinkVantage Access Connections utility or Windows XP to manage wir... Read more

Answer:Malfunctioning wireless network adapter (Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG)

I have similar experience too, but malfunction only happens when I am trying to connect to my school network which is WPA2-enterprise or WPA-enterprise. My wireless seems to work fine at home with WPA-personal. All other laptops work fine (so it is my laptop). The signal is fine because it register 100% strength. Basically, mine works for a few minutes, then it starts malfunctioning (school network only). During malfunction, it cannot detect any wireless network (even those that aren't WPA-enterprise). When it can detect wireless network again, it may or may not be able to reconnect to the school network.

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I have been experiencing wireless wifi connection problems with my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. I am running xppro (I went from vista to xp pro..took a long time as I am slow) Anyway, I read that you can add another wireless network card as a work around, in the event that the internal wireless card breaks/dies.

I bought a BelkinWirelss G USB network adapter- F5D7050 and tried to install it on this laptop. I was able to install it on my IBM T23 and Gateway laptop. I had to disable the radio on the gateway before it worked. The IBM is old and has no built in wireless card. ON my HP pavilion dv6000, I slid the wireless button to disable and also went into device manager and disable there too.

For some reason after loading the Belkin in, it does not find any wireless networks. I called Belkin and spoke with their help desk but they were not helpful. My question, short of disabling my HP wireless card, do I have to remove the actual software (uninstall broadcom ) so the computer will look only at the belkin software?

My HP laptop, warrantied expired 2 months ago. Any help would be appreciated..

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Hi. I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad laptop running Windows XP with CISCO Aironet Client Utility installed to manage my wireless networks. I don't understand the point of this utility as I find the Windows XP wireless connection management more reliable and straightforward, but I don't know how to disable this thing. I would if I could and I have tried, although not that hard.

Anyway, I was using the CISO Aironet Client Utility (or whatever it's called) fine, then I visited a friend's house and needed to get on his network. He started poking around and one day it was working and the next it was broken. It kept saying it couldn't find a radio signal or that it was off. I came home and it wasn't working for a month or so.

One day, I messed around with it and it started working again. Only problem now is whenever I shut down my laptop and re-open it, it never reconnects to my wireless connection automatically. I always have to do it by hand.

Any suggestions here? How can I get it to reconnect automatically and if I can't, how can I get it to use the Windows wireless features that are built in and bypass this CISCO stuff?


Answer:CISCO PCI Wireless LAN Adapter (Aironet) Won't Auto-Connect to Wireless Network

i'll move to netwroking you should get a better response

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I have a x61 with built-in wireless Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN network adpater (driver updated to latest version Just converted my wireless 802.11g router (Linksys) to a 802.11n router (D-Link DIR-655).  Wired connection works great, but wireless is not able to connect in 802.11n mode (only connect in 802.11g mode at the slower 54Mbps). ThinkVantage Access Connections (updated to version 5.02) can identify the new router as 802.11n at 100% signal strength but is not able to connect in 802.11n mode.  Tried to edit the wireless mode of the location profile in Access Connections but there is no selection for 802.11n.  I cannot find any more setup I can edit.  Any known issue with ThinkVantage for 802.11n connection or compatibility issue with Intel WiFi Link 4965 AGN network adaptor?   


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Answer:Wireless AGN network adapter unable to connect to wireless N Router in 802.11n mode

awkc wrote:  802.11n router (D-Link DIR-655).  Wired connection works great, but wireless is not able to connect in 802.11n mode (only connect in 802.11g mode at the slower 54Mbps). The DIR-655 only operates in the 2.4 Ghz WiFi band so you will never get 270 Mpbs connections from a 4965AGN (which is properly 802.11n Draft 2 compliant dual band device) with it. You need a 802.11n dual band router to get full 802.11n speeds with a 4965AGN. Try enabling WPA2/AES encryption on both the 4965AGN card and your DIR-655 router and you may be able to get 130 Mps connections. Better still, ditch the DIR-655 and get a Linksys WRT-610N or similar (that is, a dual band 802.11n Draft 2 compliant router).Cheers, Bill 

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

Answer:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a belkin wireless router running on NTL my laptop is win xp my daughter has a laptop on win xp and want to lock them down I just don't know how to do this can someone tell me how to do this, or is there some software that can do it for me ,if so please help I have spent 2 weeks and just don't under stand how to do it.

Answer:Lock down me wireless network

If you mean to make the wireless part secure, then all you have to do is enable good WPA security. That is all that is necessary as any other measures don't nearly compare in security terms. A good WPA password generator is here click here

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I have a belkin wireless router running on NTL my laptop is win xp my daughter has a laptop on win xp and want to lock them down I just don't know how to do this can someone tell me how to do this, or is there some software that can do it for me ,if so please help I have spent 2 weeks and just don't under stand how to do it.Yes but how do you enable WPA security when I do that the wireless won't work how do I enable the router and the PC!!

Answer:Lock down me wireless network

You must set the WEP up on the Router with a password. This will generate a long string of numbers and letters. Copy that down.Ensure that Broadcast SSID is also enabled.On the PC right click on the Wireless Network icon and select "View All available networks"You will see your netwrok in the list that appears as "A Secure Network". Select it and it will ask you to input the WEP key that you copied down above. Once you have done this you will connect to the network.Go back to the router and disable "Braodcast SSID"

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Mine is Dell Inspiron 3537, Os: Windows 7 Ultimate x64. My laptop wifi works fine for some period of time, but suddenly the current wireless connection gets disconnected and no wireless networks appear in the list. The network connection icon in taskbar changes to no network connection (small monitor with yellow exclamation icon). The wireless adapter is still enabled only.
Well i found a way to bring back the connection and to show the available wireless networks by disabling and enabling the dell wireless adapter under "change adapter settings" in Network and sharing center. But this problem keeps repeating at unpredictable intervals and i have to disable and enable the wireless adapter everytime!. Please help me with a solution.
I have already tried the following,
1. Re-installing,updating wireless network drivers.
2. Re-installing entire OS with full format of all hard drives.
3. Disabled (unchecked) "allow computer to turn off this device to save power" option under power management tab of dell wireless adapter properties.
4. Changed the power saving options for wireless adapter to "maximise perfomance" for both on battery and plugged in modes.
Having tried all these still no luck, the problem persists. I borrowed a digisol wireless USB adapter from my friend. this works fine all the time with no issues.
I have no idea why mine is not working properly. please do help.

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Hi everyone: I’m having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat.

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; I’m posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I can’t even connect to the router setup IP address

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1) I wiped the PC’s harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro – I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others I’d used) but it didn’t so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didn’t change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

2) When my Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter is plugged into a USB port, Windows recognises it as a d... Read more

Answer:Can't connect to net despite wireless adapter connecting to router's wireless network

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Hello TSG Forums,

I've got quite the challenge for you guys. I've gone through two different tech support lines, three computer savvy friends, and every troubleshooting trick and tip I could scour off of the internet. All efforts have been in vain thus far. So as to not make this post too long, I'll get to the point.

I recently bought a new wireless adapter to connect to the internet with. Previously I was using an older adapter that my room mate was lending me. ( a Motorola Wireless USB Adapter WU830G to be exact.) At first when I installed the motorola it didn't work. I can't remember what I did to make it work for the life of me, but I eventually twisted my computer's arm enough that it gave in. Now it's uninstalled from my computer, along with (I hope) all the drivers and programs that were using it.

So I bought a new adapter (Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter - F5D9050) read the instructions carefully, and made sure that it was installed just as the manual says. (Install the software, wait for the prompt, etc etc.) Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried to configure my connections. (Where the wireless detects all the access points, and you put in your WEP key etc.) The wireless adapter seemed to be doing nothing. The device manager showed the adapter with no problems, and no errors, but the program was stubbornly pretending that my wireless adapter didn't exist. After trying multiple USB ports, uninst... Read more

Answer:Missing Wireless Network Icon; Wireless Adapter Not Working!

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Issue: Adapter detecting other surrounding wireless networks, but not mine

1. I create profile manually (Network and internet --> network and sharing center --> manage wireless networks), and it connects to my network no problem, although still not recognizing on the list of available networks. At this point the internet is working.

2. I unplug from USB port and switch it to a different one, internet stops working

3. I try re-making the profile manually as I did before to no avail, also tried switching back to previous USB port. No go.

4. Suggestions? Any help is much appreciated.
OS = Vista, Router = Linksys WRT54GL , security is WPA Personal, firmware is updated

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I saw another post that had the exact same problem I'm having, just that my problem is on a desktop. We got wireless internet a few months ago and my desktop was working fine with it. Have a wireless adapter for the internet. Then a few weeks ago the internet started randomly disconnecting from only my computer. I thought it was a network problem. But then I hit something and the internet was working fine again for a few weeks. Now it's on the fritz again starting yesterday.

When I try disconnecting and then reconnecting to the network, it will tell me that there were no networks to connect to. And when I unplug the adapter and plug it back in to the usb ports, it'll tell me that my computer can't recognize the adapter, that it's malfunctioning. I've tried the adapter in all the ports and it gives me the same message. I have to restart my computer to get it to both recognize the adapter and the network so it'll connect again once it's restarted. The internet will last for random periods of time. When the internet goes out, I get the yellow triangle error thing first on the network icon, it doesn't just go right to there being nothing period and having the X symbol, only after I try disconnecting from the network. Sometimes all day then I'll leave the computer on over night and find the internet is out again on it in the morning. Or it'll last for only a few minutes. Sometimes the computer won't lose the network if ... Read more

Answer:Computer Losing Wireless Network Adapter and Network Recognition

Do other usb devices work fine on the computer? For instance, if you plug in a thumb drive the computer, is the computer able to recognize the drive as well as read/write data to it?

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So recently I have removed a nasty zeroaccess rootkit virus(es) from my laptop. My Windows Firewall, Defender and Updates would not work (still won't), my browser kept redirecting to unrelated websites, and I was just overall having a TON of irritating issues. I installed MalwareBytes and Zone Alarm in addition to my Microsoft Security Essentials and restarted my computer once - everything seemed fine. I went to delete a few programs from my computer via the control panel, just unneeded things like Canon software I don't even use anymore. My computer told me I needed to restart so I did, and when it turned back on, I suddenly had no more Internet access.

It registers that my Internet providers are being picked up on (as in, it says Silver Moose is emitting a signal yet I have "limited access") and all other devices using the network in my home are working just fine. I tried troubleshooting and it says that there are problems with the wireless network adapter and the driver for wireless network connection adapter.

I've read that removing a 0access will render someone Internet-less but some people have overcome this. However, every thread I've already taken a look at don't exactly fit with my problems/computer model, so I wanted to stay on the safe side and get help fitted exactly to me. I have Windows 7 64 bit., a Gateway model NV78. I don't know if my processor/Intel(R) Core details are needed. If so, I'll gladly provide them.

I ran ipconfig /all and was ... Read more

Answer:Problems with wireless network adapter and network connection driver

First with this remove Zone alarm, while it use to be a great product, it cause more issues than it's worth these days.
Next, Start menu-> All Programs -> Accessories -> Right click on command prompt and run as Administrator.

Type in netsh winsock reset and reboot, see if the combination of these will help.

Otherwise, system restore is very simple to use and will only affect programs installed, not your personal files. If this doesn't solve the issue pick a time before the rootkit, a couple weeks if possible, and just restore it. You can scroll through all the date to make note of any changes that will be made. Make sure to re-install your AV and Malwarebytes afterwards to keep you protected.

Also, I do not work for Malwarebytes, but $29 for a lifetime license and an active protection module is absolutely worth it.

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Hi All

Please can anyone help??!! I have done something and I don't know what!

I have just bought a new computer, a compaq, running windows 7, AMD athlon (tm)IIx2 245 processor, I had no problems connecting it to the internet, it has a wired ethernet cable which plugged to my Thompson router and worked straight away. I also have a Toshiba satellite L350-170 laptop (running Vista) with wireless internet connection. At this stage I was getting internet on my new PC and wireless internet on the laptop.
The problem came when I tried to set up a home network, I have done it previously (on the old pc running Windows XP) with no problems, however I am not sure what I have done, but I can get internet on the PC but on the laptop it is connecting to the wireless network but not the internet.
In the network and sharing centre it shows the laptop connected to an Unidentified network but then there is a cross through the line connecting it to the internet. In Network and Internet, Network connections I double clicked on Wireless Network Connection and then on diagnose, I got a box with the heading - 'The network adapter "Wireless Network Connection" does not have a valid IP Configeration.

I am a bit bewildered what to do, and thought it better to seek help rather than fumble around in the dark!!
Hope someone can help


Answer:Solved: Help network adapter 'wireless Network Connection' does not have a valid IP a

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I looked in Device Manager and don't see a wireless network adapter but under Network Infrastructue Devices I see "Microsoft Wireless Router Module". Are these the same thing? Thanks for help!

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter vs. Wireless Router Module

The device listed in Device Manager would most likely be your NIC (Network Interface Card) on your machine. This is the card that sends and receives data to and from your machine.

Wireless Router Module is most likely some software which enables your machine to obtain DHCP requests from your router as well as support other features which would not have been made available with the default settings. Based on the place you found the module 'Network Infrastructure Devices' I can assure you that an infrastructure device is not the same as a NIC

If you are able to provide a screenshot I may be able to offer a better explanation

Hope This Helps,

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is there any solutions for this problem?
it's really bugging me
i already try to fix it by manage the device manager (network adapters)

Answer:Problem with wireless network adapter or acces network

Hello razuke, Welcome to SevenForums : Can we get a bit more information to assist you ? Please do this : System Info - See Your System Specs . After updating your profile pls do this to enable us to have information to help you out : Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread . Thank you , we will try out best to assist you in this issue.

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Our internet service provider updated our internet speed from 100mbps to 1000mbps for no extra cost. We had a Netgear n150 wireless router but it wouldn't support the 1000mbps speed. We were told we needed to upgrade to a r6300 netgear router which is capable of 1000mbps. Now were are told we need to install an ethernet PCI network card or a network adapter. I am told we have to have a 2.0 port for the network adapter to work. It would be cheaper for us to install the internal Ethernet PCI Card, my problem is I don't know which one to buy. I know we need one that is rated 1000mbps, are these universal or will we have to buy one that fits each brand of computer?

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter or Ethernet PCI Network Card

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Is one noticeably better than the other. Obviously I'd like to get the USB card for it's mobility/ easy installation/ plug and play etc. But will the USB network adapter take a hit in speed?

For reference I'm looking into the following.


Also open to other suggestions (i.e. newegg) as well.

Answer:Wireless USB network adapter vs. Wireless PCI card

i use 2 usb adapters with no issues with speed. id actually prefer a pci card because its more hidden and no extra wires.

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i bought a d'link wireless usb 2.0 adapter to connect my broken laptop to wireless
i have a belkin wireless router that is set correctly
my 2 other laptop connect fine with their built in wireless cards with full 5 bars
but when i turn on my laptop with the wireless stick
it only get 1 to 2 bars
and also can't connect to my 360 to listen to music
i called d'link and they said it was the router
then i called belkin and they said it was the usb wireless stick
usb stick -
wireless router -
there is no built in wireless in the broken laptop
thats why i bought the usb wireless for it
i am only 8 feet away from the wireless router
any help would be great
and also
a friend said windows 7 will be free for people who have purchased vista
is this true?

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Hi there! I have a new Lenovo laptop with a Broadcom 802.11g network adapter. It says there are no networks in range when I hit the wireless network connection tab. However, the Broadcom Wireless Utility shows my network on with excellent strength as well as my neighbor's network at minimal strength.I can't figure out what's going on. The ThinkVantage Access Connections wireless connection status window says that the radio is powered on, but not associated. It has no associated MAC address. I went into the device manager for the network adapter and typed in my MAC address under Locally Administered MAC Address, but still no dice.Any ideas?

Answer:Wireless network adapter won't recognize my network

Welcome to the forum!Try uninstalling Access Connections and let Windows manage your network.BTW, what ThinkPad are we talking about here?Good luck and let us know.

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I've got a wireless network at home.

Call me old fashioned, but I want to supervise my children's internet access.

From the PCs in their rooms, I want my children to be able to access the local network resources (printers, common file areas) but not to be able to beyond the router out to the internet.

If they want to get on the internet they'll have to go down to the family room and use one of the machines there.

How can I set this up?

Answer:Solved: How to lock out internet access on selected wireless network PCs

Give them a static IP and change their default gateway from the one pointed to your router or ISP.

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I had to reinstall windows xp on my netbook. But when it came on i couldn't connect to the internet.It says its missing the wireless network adapter. Does anyone know where i can download it to a usb flash drive because the netbook doesnt have a cdrom or floppy drive?

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Hello guys I'm a tech- savvy momma and wanted to know how can I get my network adapter that was once a router to show up as wireless? I see it as connected wired but it's not. Could it be I don't have a real wireless network adapter? I'm also using ddt-k forums for flashing the router. Can anyone please help?

Answer:How can I get my network adapter to go wireless?

Hi lascott, welcome to sevenforums.

Can you please post a picture of your network adapters?

Go to start and type "Network and Sharing center" in the search box and open it

Click Change Adapter Settings

Take a screen shot or use the snipping tool and post the Change Adapter Settings window here..

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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My Compaq laptop has broadcom 802.11g/b already installed. is on (enabled), but within network connections it is not connected I am freaking out trying to figure out what to do now so that I can go on next to connecting it the may 2wire DSL.

Answer:Wireless network adapter

It probably not really enable or the drivers need to be reinstalled.

First, look here, and clean the Device Manger if necessary.
Then, may be this can Help.

My New Wireless does not work -

Wireless, Basic Configuration -

Wireless Security -

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Ok I have an issue with my adapter I think. It won't find my wireless signal and when I click repair it does this:

My wireless switched is turned on and it worked up until yesterday when my laptop mysteriously restarted. I tried to see if I could rollback drivers but I can't and also I did system restore to before this issue occurred and nothing fixed it. If you need to know anything else please ask as I need to get this fixed so that both my computers can be up and running at the same time. Thank you in advanced to anyone who helps me out.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

what model wireless adapter are you using, and with what drivers?

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Can I replace my Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 agn to new one Intel Dual Band AC7260????

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

Hi, Sorry, your machine was built a long way before mid 2014 therefore the chance to upgrade wireless card is very, very, very slim to none. You may want to try the following options: Regards.

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when I try to connect via my wireless to my network i am getting the error "this computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured" I looked in device manager, the nvidia nforce networking controller is there... says it is working properly. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, but still nothing. any ideas?

running on vista with nvidia nforce networking controller version

it was working fine awhile ago, i think until i updated my verizon broadband access manager - i wonder if that screwed something up, but what it messed up i do not know. any help greatly appreciated! ;)

Answer:wireless network adapter help

Please provide the exact make and mode of your system.
Also, please provide the information in this post:

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my computer won't connect to the internet. It says my wireless network adapter is not connected and I can't get it to connect. can you help me figure it out? Thanks, rosario1

Answer:no wireless network adapter

Has it worked previously? Is this a fresh install of the operating system?

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So, recently I made This post on two different sites (Including this one) in hopes of solving my desktop's internet issues. I really do not think that the issue is hardware, but if it is, I assume it to simply be the ethernet port that was built into the motherboard. But, anyways! I'm looking to try and fix the issue, and I assume that using a wireless network adapter will fix everything, rather than trying t hook up with the ethernet cable.

Computer issues, going wireless.

I'm not terribly wise when it comes to computers, especially the Networking bit, so I need a little assistance from you all! I need suggestions, recommendations, and information on wireless adapters for a desktop. I'm a gamer, if that helps at all.

What kind of adapter should I look for? They plug into the USB, right? Are the ones that plug into a USB slot different/weaker than the ones that plug into my motherboard? Should I try to get something Linksys to match up with my Linksys router?

Answer:Looking for Wireless Network Adapter

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wireless network adater --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi i am sharing wireless internet, and we're getting a new "N" router, as suplied by virgin running 50 mb.I have a BELKIN G USB WIRELESS ADAPTER, will I still be able to pick up the wireless signal ?, will it be reduced ?, or not work at all ?

Answer:wireless network adapter

You will still be able to connect to the 802.11n router, but at the 54Mbps speed of 802.11g. In practice, the actual speed of your adapter will be closer to 30Mbps so you won't achieve the full benefit of a 50Mbps broadband connection. Depending on the hardware, 802.11n devices will communicate at 150Mbps or 300Mbps. I recently bought one of these click here extremely small 150Mbps "n" adapters at a very good price. It works well.If sticking with your Belkin G adapter, make sure the router is set to connect with both "G&N" adapters.

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Hi everyone

I thought I posted this about 2 weeks ago, but I can not find it, here is my problem, please
I have computer ( win xp) with a linksys pci adapter. It connects fine until about a month ago, I do not know what happened. Now when I try to connect, it connects and it disconnects in a few seconds. DHCP is enabled. ping it works fine. i ping ip address (assigned to computer), it works fine. ping gateway address, request timed out.
Linksys router wrt54g is working ok because I can access the internet.ipconfig and i get ip address ip address assigned to wireless computer, use my host computer, and ping this address , I get request timed out..
the problem I cannot use my wireless computer to access the internet and and I need help.
the little square on right hand side on the task bar it shows connected with excellent signal 100%, quality 93%.I can see the (internet connection) square trying to connects and sometime it connects and then disconnects. I would appreciate anyhelp, very please

Answer:Wireless network adapter

Uninstall the driver
reboot the PC
Reinstall the driver

Don't use any static IP address let the PC use DHCP from your router to auto assign the IP address.

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Ok I have an issue with my adapter I think. It won't find my wireless signal and when I click repair it does this:

My wireless switched is turned on and it worked up until yesterday when my laptop mysteriously restarted. I tried to see if I could rollback drivers but I can't and also I did system restore to before this issue occurred and nothing fixed it. If you need to know anything else please ask as I need to get this fixed so that both my computers can be up and running at the same time. Thank you in advanced to anyone who helps me out.

Answer:wireless network adapter

Tifa__x said:

Ok I have an issue with my adapter I think. It won't find my wireless signal and when I click repair it does this:

My wireless switched is turned on and it worked up until yesterday when my laptop mysteriously restarted. I tried to see if I could rollback drivers but I can't and also I did system restore to before this issue occurred and nothing fixed it. If you need to know anything else please ask as I need to get this fixed so that both my computers can be up and running at the same time. Thank you in advanced to anyone who helps me out.[/QUOTED]

Do u have anything in Wireless connection list?Click to expand...

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i have a PDA and i was wondering if i got a USB network adapter would it be difficult to network the 2? the PDA i have is using a CF card that has WiFi would it be hard to make a connection from it if i got the usb wireless network adapter? im a total newbie when it comes to networking.. thanks

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My wireless network connection seems to becoming unreliable  despite good signal.  Is it possible to replace the wireless network adapter to a faster multi band adapter? 

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Hello, I am suddenly not able to connect to the internet.  The little wireless icon in the lower left of the Windows tray displays but only sometimes, and even when it does, it's not displaying any available wireless networks like it usually does.  I went to Device Manager, and made sure the card is enabled, it wasn't so I enabled it, but it's still not working.
Could someone take a look with me?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Hope everyone is having  a nice day.  

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter down?

Are other devices (if any) able to connect wirelessly?If so, that could indicate that culprit for you is the wireless adapter.It is possible that the wireless adapter has reached the end of its useful life.If that is the case, you can purchase a USB wireless adapter to use.

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hey everyone. so, i just installed 64-bit vista ultimate on my new rig, and i need to find a 64-bit wireless network adapter for it.

i've been doing some reading on the interwebs, and most of the information i can find are from posts that are old (2006). also, if i find a "solution" on any of said forums, i have to download some random driver from some random person on some random site and i don't want to have to do that.

does anyone know of any wireless network adapter (preferably N) that ships with 64-bit drivers?

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Hi, I have a dv5 2130us notebook, windows 10 64bit, but I am having trouble getting a driver for the wireless network card, the card identified by the AIDA 64 is Realtek RTL8168D / 8111D PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (PHY: Realtek RTL8211 / 8212) PCIThanks

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I am wanting to upgrade my current Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter to a faster duel band adapter thats compatible hoping for suggestions.thank you

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What's a really good USB wireless network adapter that has a decent price?

Answer:USB wireless network adapter

That whole list covers most of them, and most of them aren't bad.

It depends on what protocol you need to calculate price. For basic 802.11b I have used this and had a lot of luck. Good software and a good adapter.

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Probably stupid question. My pc does not have a wireless network adapter. I have a usb thing that lets it use bluetooth. Do I need a special thing to let it connect to wifi?

Answer:Do I need a wireless network adapter?

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Please help...
I did a clean install of Windows XP on an old dell laptop. I FINALLY managed to connect it to my FIOS but can not connect it wirelessly b/c the system can't find a wireless network adapter. It was working before but was sooooo slow.
Thanks for any help!

Answer:wireless network adapter

What's the Dell system model?
Did you run the Dell Drivers CD?

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I have a Windows XP PC that is not wireless network ready. I do have a network router in my house and have 2 other wireless network ready computers using it without any problems.

I currently have the XP machine I mentioned above networked using a RJ 45 cable from the computer directly to the router. I need to move this computer to another room and it would be really difficult to run a RJ 45 cable that far.

I was wondering about the installation and setup.

I am hoping I can just plug a wireless network adapter into one of the computers USB ports and I'm quite sure the necessary drivers for it will automatically install.

I am hoping that a icon will show in the windows task bar at the bottom of the screen and that all I should have to do is click on that icon and provide the router password - do this sound like what I can expect?

Anyone bought and install one of these that they can recommend that will install and work easily? If so, please provide the devices manufacturer.

Answer:Wireless network USB adapter?

There are numerous USB wireless adapters you can choose from and buy.

Just make sure you buy a model that supports Windows XP SP3.

After you connect it to a USB port, you need to install the software driver for it.

Also make sure that Wireless Zero Configuration in the "Services" list is set on Automatic and started.


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 :-? i bought a dell latitude computer and dont know if it is able to handle a wireless usb network adapter so i can go wireless to get on the internet and ive researches the net till im dead and cant find any info telling me it will.  Ive been able to find that the usb port on this laptop is designed for things like a mouse, keeboard, etc       Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:wireless  usb  network adapter

loveracin  ...... Whats the model of your Dell Latitude ?  I'm guessing it's not a new machine .Do you see a slot that looks like a telephone jack only slightly larger ?dl65  

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I am having trouble with the wireless on a Toshiba Satellite Pro L10 running Windows XP which is current with all updates.The wireless has stopped working. I have no trouble connecting once I wire it to the router.I have tired every trouble shooting trick I know of. I've refreshed the winsock, checked over all the settings (which are fine as far as I can tell), turned the router on and off. There is an error message I have which says that the wireless network adapter cannot be refreshed, but it is working correctly when I open up device manager. When I switch on the wireless, the connection is strong but no packets are sent or received. Strangely though, as soon as the wireless is switched on it will send and receive packets for around 3 seconds before stopping. I would really like to fix this problem, please share any advice you may have. Thanks loads :)

Answer:wireless network adapter

Here are a few things to try, some of which you may have already tried :-Try typing the WEP/WPA key in hexadecimal rather than as characters. Changing the channel number sometimes helps.Try the IPCONFIG commands /RELEASE, /RENEW and /FLUSHDNS (capitals are for clarity only)I haven?t tried it but this may help, download and run this click here

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My HP Vista laptop suddenly will not connect to internet, when days ago it worked by Wifi. I cannot download your TSG... since I cannot access internet on that laptop.

I tried the following:

I select Connect to a network
Windows cannot find any networks

Windows Network Diagnostics
This computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured
Install wireless networking hardware, and verify that the correct drivers are loaded

Where did they go? How do I get them back?

Answer:wireless network adapter

Can you connect to the network via Ethernet Cable?

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I currently have a Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. It only allow me to access to 2.4GHz wireless signals. I need to purchase an adapter that is compatible with my laptop and allow me to access 5GHz. 

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My good friend is having me install a full wireless network in his house, which is going to be all 802.11b. He wants to also use his Playstation 2's (one normal and his brother's mini) on the network so they can wirelessly play online. The only adapter ive seen so far is from linksys and costs over $80. Are there any cheaper adapters or am I SOL?

Answer:Looking for a wireless 802.11b network adapter for PS2

Are both of these consoles in the same room?

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hello all,

being the computer illiterate i am, i was hoping the more experienced among you would be able to help me with my internet problem.

the green computer on the bottom right hand side of the screen which shows my internet connection is green. indeed, when i click on it, it tells me i am connected to the wireless connection with full green bars.

but, contrary to what my computer may 'think' my internet doesnt work!!

when i try to 'repair' the connection, i get this message:

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Disabling the wireless network adapter. Make sure your network adapter is properly installed"

ive tried disconnecting and reconnecting and also disabling and enabling the connection, but they dont work either.

this just happened spontaneously and i have no idea why!?

please help me...

Answer:wireless network adapter

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands:





Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here... Read more

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Not sure if it belongs here or not but, I have moved to a place where my computer will not be able to connect to the Wireless Router/Switch via ethernet cable. So I purchased a Wireless-N USB adapter.

Question is, is it bad to use a USB Wireless adapter? Will I 'burn out' the USB port by running my PC like this? Sometimes i do heavy (legal) downloading, but not all the time.

Opinions are welcome.


Answer:USB Wireless Network Adapter

Since USB 2.0 tops out at 480mbps, you should be good to go.

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im running windows 7 on my toshiba sattelite L15 S104 and and i cant find a driver for my T60N871 802.11 b/g WLAN wirless adapter. its made by intel but it says foxconn with it also. ive tried and and still cant find it. does anyone know where i can because i really dont want to go buy a new wirless net work adapter. thanks

Answer:wireless network adapter

yea i tried that but i dont want to have to buy it and it not have the driver that i need.

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Hey so as of yesterday my wireless internet has been ridiculously slow or just not working at all.
I have spent about 2 days trying to fix the problem or see other peoples solutions online but to no avail,
So, I can connect to the wireless internet and all of that and it never 'drops out' and does say that I have internet access but really I don't. Now I have uninstalled the network adapter a lot and this solves the problem for about 5 minutes and then it is back to super slow internet. My laptop does work when plugged in to a Ethernet cable.
Things I have tried;
Running avg scan ( said 2 threats were removed ), ran it again and no threats
Disabling all startup programs that aren't windows related
Running in safe mode ( this method gives me constant net but still slow ( not sure if this is expected in safe mode or not ) )
Reinstalling wireless network adapter drivers
I am using an asus laptop and the driver name is - Atheros AR9002WB-1NG
Sent from ipad

Answer:Wireless network adapter help!

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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What are some of the best wireless network adapters out. I am currently using the piece of crap wireless networking adapter known as the Linksys Compact Wireless G with SpeedBoost. The model is the WUSB 54GSC. It connects when it wants to and gives me a slow a** internet connection when it is connected. SpeedBoost my a**!!! This thing is definetly going up for sale. I should mention that my router is not a Linksys. This should not be a factor.

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Does it matter what kind of network adapter I purchase?

I am thinking about
D-LINK DWA-552 Xtreme N
or TP-Link TL-WN851ND Wireless N


Answer:Wireless network adapter

At this point I wouldn't buy anything that isn't dual band.

This would be better IMHO.

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I am running Vista Home Premium on a Compaq Presario F500 laptop. On the front of the laptop, there is a switch which is supposed to turn the computer's wireless adapter on and off (a light turns blue when on, orange when off). The switch recently stopped working; no matter which position it is in the light is orange and I cannot connect to wifi.

When Windows diagnoses the connection, it recommends updating the drivers for the adapter, first via Windows Update (which did not work) and then manually by opening the Device Manager. In the Device Manager, under Network Adapters, I see "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller" and "Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface". I attempted to update the drivers for both but a window appears saying they are up to date.

The icon for the adapter "Teredo..." has a yellow triangle w/ exclamation point and clicking on it from the Device Manager gives the message "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

When plugged into a router, the computer connects to the internet without a problem, but it will not connect wirelessly even after restarting and switching the adapter switch off and on. Any suggestions?

Answer:What to do to fix wireless network adapter?

If no one has suggestions as to how to fix it, any advice on where to go to have it looked at? Will fixing it probably be relatively expensive?

I have no idea how serious/common of a problem this is...

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I got a question...I'm getting a new PC and this time its going to be away from the router so I need a Wireless Network Adapter.What's the difference betweem 54Mbps one and a 108Mbps one?I was told that that would not affect online gaming, is that true?(My router is a turbo US Robotics router, 108Mpbs I think.)Also, what's more reliable? A USB dongle, a PCI internal or one of the stand alone ones?

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

If you are going wireless and want the 108 speed, you are best to stick with the same manufacturer and capability as the route. 54 will work with anyone's equipment (some easier than other's) as it is a common standard. The faster speeds are proprietary. US Robotics is more likely to offer help if you buy two of their products, rather than a PCI NIC from someone else.You will not see a speed boost in gaming. Your signal can only carry so much data from the net.PCI internals are the least conspicuous, but there is some pointing capability that is lost. The USB ones are limited by the USB speeds as well.I would go for a PCI card, but it's your call. A cheap one may work as well as a $100 one. Just remember that.

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Been on this for a couple of days and made no real headway.Son's computer.Is old Protek machine and info gleaned from manual MB is 35886203. Clusty search shows it may be PCpartner MB and belarc says chipset dated Mar 1999 .Netgear wireles ethernet adapter WG311 refuses to install and have tested it on another 'puter is OKFailed computer is Celeron 440 and 384M memory.Card won't instal with XP or 98SE; in fact on 1st install XP needed reboot twice and eventually got to the point where sys reported card will not start error code 10.Have taken thing down to bare bones but no luck and re-instal xp repeated hung on start upAny ideas ?CD

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

is known for causing problems, and to save a great deal of time on our part (and frustration on yours) I suggest that you opt for a different wireless network adapter.

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I recently bought a "Newest 1000mW 1W Wireless G WiFi USB Adapter +Antenna" to enhance my internet reception. I was asked to download a Ralink which I did. Ever since i can only get wireless only when using the antenna device connected to my Dell inspiron 1521 laptop. My laptop cannot connect on its own anymore.

Answer:wireless network adapter

lets see a device manager screen shot
is the internal wireless adapter disabled - dells often use FN + F2 to toggle the wireless on/off
also you may need to change to the dell or windows wireless manager - if using the ralink manager

so also the services

We would like to see some status information for each of the services listed below to do this goto
Control Panel>
Administrative Tools>

then for each of the servies listed below - Please post back the following status information -
If the service is Started/Stopped
If the service is Automatic/Manual
COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only)
If a service is not running,
right click on the service
then click on properties and now check the dependencies.

Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running.

Also to help us identify what may be causing the issue
Check the event log, there may be clues to what is failing. To do that
Start >
control panel >
administrative tools >
event Viewer>
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I have a laptop and I am not connected to the internet but there are lots of hotpots around. but cannot connect would a Wireless USB Network adapter help me to connect?

Answer:Wireless USB Network adapter

I'll have chips with my hotpot please - LoL ...Yes you need a USB Dongle, probable the Three Dongle is best!click hereNotice though, that not all Hotspots are Free.

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I'm looking for wireless network USB adapter with greatest gain. Access point is pretty far but managable, and I would like to get as strong signal as possible. I've read reviews on many adapters and they all seem to lack in that category. Cuisco Velvet looks promising but there's not much reviews on it yet.

Any suggestions are appreciated

Answer:Wireless Network USB Adapter - which one?

If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas. I pair mine with this Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna, together they have really good range.

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Is there an easy way to get my adapter working again? HP couldn't help. I have a 2006 Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop. My wireless router works fine, but it is not receiving into my laptop. They say I have to do something with the wireless network adapter. Does anybody have any quick tips? Or should I just go ahead and do a PC recovery? Thanks.

Answer:wireless network adapter down

Does the adapter show up in Device Manager as installed and working properly?
Is wifi enabled? This usually involves either moving a physical switch or pressing a key combination.
What operating system is installed? How are you searching for available wireless networks? Using Windows or the adapter's utility?
What happened recently that might have caused the loss of this functionality?

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We have a Linksys Wireless AP at work and we need to buy a new wireless adapter. Will a D-link adapter be compatible with this AP or does it have to be from the same manufacture?

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

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I have tried to install 3 different wireless network adapters on my Dell Inspiron desk top which is running Windows 7, 2 Linksys and 1 Netgear. All installations failed because the adapter could not be detected. With the second Linkysys, the AE2500, I tried an installation on an older lap top running XP Pro. No problem. The adapter installed in seconds. I am running Avast, a Zone Alarm firewall, and Super Anti Spyware on my Windows 7 machine. Does this sound like some software incompatibility? All the wireless adapters I have tried to install claim to be compatible with Win 7.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter and Windows 7

Figured it out- it was the Zone Alarm Firewall that was causing problems. Is there any reason not to use the MS firewall these days?

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Hello. I'm having problems connecting my laptop to the internet. I don't know why it suddenly won't work. I'm using a wifi dongle and im using windows vista. Can someone please help me. Thank you so much in advanced!

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I think I disabled the wireless network adapter and now can't find it to enable it. It does not show up in the Devise Manager under Network adapters. Any thoughts?

Answer:Can not locate wireless network adapter

Quote: Originally Posted by bsanford121

I think I disabled the wireless network adapter and now can't find it to enable it. It does not show up in the Devise Manager under Network adapters. Any thoughts?

Hi bsanford121,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please let us know how did you disable it as it should be detecting in device manager.

Also, let us know model number for your system as there is a different shortcut key for every system to disable/enable the wireless card.

Kindly check a similar discussion here which would be useful for you:

Enable wireless adaptor

Hope it helps.

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I have a couple of slim line cases and I need a PCI Wireless card. USB is not an option.

Anyone know where I can source a couple? They need to do WPA2 also.


Answer:Looking for a low profile PCI wireless network adapter

Here you go.

Comes with the low profile bracket.

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Hi there, since build 7068 I've been facing this problem with this network adapter, will try to explain as good as I can.

Problem as following: Everytime I start the pc after one or two minutes I lost my internet connection and when I try to restart the pc it hangs when shutting pc is showed, forcing me to shut it down only whit the power button.

I have tried to install the vista x64 driver that I have for this network adapter but cannot installed since is onlyfor vista x64, neither in compatibilty mode. After a few research managed to installed it via safe mode. and by now is working good but device manager shows a warning icon and a Cannot start device code 10.

any knows is theres a win 7 update driver?? can I just keep ignoring the code 10 till this bug is fixed??

Answer:Lite On USB wireless network adapter

As said before and looking at some similar topics here, problem is caused by bad drivers, which I assume is this usb wireless card.

This is a fresh intall of win 7 build 7127, I have been using it for about 30 minutes so no extra apps are installed.

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Hi there everyone!!

I am trying to install a Linksys Wireless notebook adapter, model: WPC54G V2 in a computer with the following specifications:
AMD-K6 III processor (500mhz), 128MB Ram, running on win 98 SE.
Here is the problem, it is my friend's computer, he claims the card had been working fine until his teenage son got a hold of it.
I uninstalled the wireless card from the device manager, network connections, I uninstalled the WLAN monitor to get a fresh start but when I attempted to run the installation cd I get a prompt stating that the WLAN monitor and drivers for the card are already installed!, I have looked EVERYWHERE!! and I don't see them.
I have no problem installing the Wireless card, there are no conflicts with it, the computer detects it (It beeps upon start up) but the WLAN monitor is inactive, It won't let me do anything!.
Can someone shed a bit of light? I am going nuts over this one

PS: The wireless card specifications says it works with Win 98 Se..

Thanks a lot!!

Answer:Wacky Wireless Network adapter, I need serious help!

hypertweeky said:

Hi there everyone!!

I am trying to install a Linksys Wireless notebook adapter, model: WPC54G V2 in a computer with the following specifications:
AMD-K6 III processor (500mhz), 128MB Ram, running on win 98 SE.
Here is the problem, it is my friend's computer, he claims the card had been working fine until his teenage son got a hold of it.
I uninstalled the wireless card from the device manager, network connections, I uninstalled the WLAN monitor to get a fresh start but when I attempted to run the installation cd I get a prompt stating that the WLAN monitor and drivers for the card are already installed!, I have looked EVERYWHERE!! and I don't see them.
I have no problem installing the Wireless card, there are no conflicts with it, the computer detects it (It beeps upon start up) but the WLAN monitor is inactive, It won't let me do anything!.
Can someone shed a bit of light? I am going nuts over this one

PS: The wireless card specifications says it works with Win 98 Se..

Thanks a lot!!Click to expand...


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Amateur in need of assistance. I have a HP Pavilion dv9308nr laptop. I purchased the machine about 3 1/2 years ago and had minimal issues. Just last week i noticed my wireless was light... I didn't think much of it and tried to restart my computer. I have not been able to use my wireless since. (I can connect wired to my router. I also know the issue is not with my router since the other wireless devices in my house work fine.) The driver is missing from the device manager and I have tried to reinstall drivers from HP's site but they have not installed correctly. I am not super technical and at a loss on what steps to take next. I would appreciate any help you could provide. If additional information is needed please let me know.

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 958 Mb
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Answer:Missing wireless network adapter

The driver is missing from the device manager and I have tried to reinstall drivers from HP's site but they have not installed correctly.Click to expand...

What happens ?

Drivers for wireless from HP site here

Have you tried to remove the adapter and then let windows detect on a reboot and then install the drivers
to remove the adapter - goto device manager right click on the adapter and uninstall
would you post back an image of device manager

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage A... Read more

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Hi! I recently bought a refurbished desktop Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows XP Pro sp3 (had to have the XP OS since I'm planning on working from this computer, and work software not compatible with Vista). Anyway, it did not have a wireless network adapter card in it, and I have to connect to the Internet wirelessly. I have been using a laptop in the same room where I have the Dell set up, and it connects to our router with no problems at all and has a nice, strong signal. I have tried two USB network adapters now on the Dell with no luck. The signal is just not strong enough to maintain a viable connection.

Any suggestions? I tried a Linksys Wireless G (the router is a G) and a Belkin Enhanced N MIMO. Both have worked for a few seconds here and there and then dropped the connection. Neither shows signal strength anywhere near what my laptop shows in the same room. The sales clerk at Best Buy suggested the Belkin--even when I told him my computer is set up on a different floor and at the other end of the house from the router. He said if the Belkin didn't work, we would have to get a different router (more robust). I really don't want to do that, and the laptop internal adapter works great. I don't mind going with PCI card adapter if that's what it takes.

If anyone has any suggestions or concurs with the Best Buy guy, I would greatly appreciate the feedback.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop

I would try Rosewill RNX-G1W IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 its mostdefo got good range and you can buy antennas for it I think its better than the two you tried so far

and if thats not enough (but it should be) you could try this on your AP or Dongle

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Hey guys

My mother got a hold of the family netbook and deleted the drivers for my wireless network adapter. I can't seem for the life of me to get the drivers to come back and I went online and found them but that didn't work either.

My netbook can't even see that there's a wireless adapter in the computer. What can I do to fix this? I have a Samsung N150 Plus NetBook with windows 7 starter.

Thanks :/

Answer:Wireless network adapter missing

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I've been having an issue with my wireless network adapter. It's a D-Link WDA-2320 Wireless G Network Adapter. I've tried talking to their tech support but they've been no help at all (because apparently all their solutions only deal with signal strength being the problem....). So I figured I'd go to a forum for some help.

About a month ago I was using a D-Link DWL-520+ Wireless B Network Adapter for just regular gaming/internet needs. In between playing games like Left 4 Dead or WoW I had no issues at all. Same with going on websites such as youtube. Then just one day something happened, no clue on what exactly. I was getting extremely high latency and it was taking at least 3+ minutes to load simple websites such as the Facebook login page.

I just figured that the card I was using was getting old on me considering I've had it for at least 5 years. So I went out and bought a WDA-2320 Wireless G. Put the card in and installed the software. Despite having 65-75 signal strength my speed is still the same, incredibly slow. Even when I put my tower PC Tower next to the router at 100% signal strength it's still extremely slow.

No settings were changed for my router at all between perfectly fine connection to a complete joke. Connection is fine for my laptop which is just good for internet and running microsoft office for projects, far away from the router and close to it. Change in hardware didn't help at all.

Is it just that my computer is getting old? I... Read more

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I have a linksys wireless N router and a linksys wireless N adapter model WMP300N and its HORRIBLE..keeps disconnecting from the network and its only 2 rooms away..i need a new adapter can anyone help me out please?!

Answer:Best wireless N network adapter for vista?

Maybe you should investigate why that adapter is having a problem, it could be driver issues, wireless interference, etc. That adapter has a decent reputation, so I'd try to track down the source of the issue before just buying a different adapter. I think you're jumping the gun here on replacement.

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Laptop (XPS 15 9550) all of the sudden cannot connect to internet, cannot find any networks. It's been connected to my home network, but this morning, after waking from sleep mode and restarting, it is reporting "The Dell Wireless 1830 802.11 ac adapter is experiencing driver-or hardware-related problems." OS is Windows 10.
This may or may not be related to another problem. Upon waking from sleep, the screen flickers black a couple of times. After flickering, about 20% of the time, I get a blue screen that initiates a restart to fix the problem. It has always worked normally after the restart. The network driver issue began today after the blue screen appeared and the laptop restarted.

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Hi. My USB wifi adapter is not recognized by my desktop PC. I already tried some troubleshooting methods like reinstalling the latest driver, restarting the system, installed to other OS like Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 32 and 64 bit but problem still exists. I tried installing it to my friend's laptop but somehow it worked. Is there a possibility that the defect is on my Motherboard's USB ports? Can somebody help me on this?

Thanks in advance.

Below is the specs of my PC.

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5
Processor: Intel Core i3 3.6ghz
RAM: 2 x 2gb Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Corsair CX500M
HDD: WD Caviar 500GB

Answer:Wireless USB Network Adapter not recognized

Have you tried using a different USB device to see if it is detected (ie thumb drive).

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I am going utterly insane :0( We have 3 comps in our house all on windows xp pro which has been marvlous, 1 wired connection, 2 wireless adapters. We bought a new computer for my son a Acer with windows 7 which absolutely refused to connect to the internet via wireless linksys adapter we tried installing all sorts of drivers and fixes but no luck then to cap it off the comp kept freezing and refusing to shut down so we took it back to Comet and got a replacement. This one although not freezing refuses to connect using a new card bought a belkin usb adapter even though we have uploaded all sorts of drivers etc. We have given up trying to get the Linksys wireless adapter to work and are trying desperately to find a wireless adapter card which works with windows 7. It was my 14 year old sons birthday on Nov 27th he has not had a computer connection since due to the problems we are having with windows 7 and geting it into the internet, PLEASEEEEE can someone tell me a wireless card that actually works with windows 7 and would be suitable for him for gaming on his xbox which is connected to his pc for wireless connection before i throw this windows 7 comp out the window.

Answer:Please save me Wireless Network adapter

sorry should re wireless adapter usb

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I have two new wireless usb adapters:

TP-Link TL-WN722N
Cisco Linksys AE1000
I have been trying to get at least one to work with Windows 7 32-bit. I have tried the CD drivers, Microsoft update drivers, and drivers from the respective companies themselves, yet nothing works. When I go to adapter setting I can see it disabled, but when I try to enable it never does. Has anyone else been able to get these to work on Windows 7. I have tried them on Windows XP 32-bit without a problem.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter Problems

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Hi. I am having trouble getting my Broadcom Wireless Network Adapter to work properly. I keep getting this error

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

I have a Gateway MX6027 laptop and i went to their support site and got the drivers. I run the setup and install the drivers, but after the restart, i still get the same problem. I tried unistalling the driver and reinstalling it again but that does not seem to work.

Answer:Broadcom Wireless Network Adapter

Did this device come with a cd with it if it did then just go to control panel then to system and under the hard ware tab click device manager and the name of the device with the question mark next to it well just right click and and click update drivers then with the cd in the cd rom let the windows search for it automatically and it should fix the problem if it didnt come with a disc then go to the website and downlod the drivers if that doesnt work then its probably a bad device thats when you send it back to the manufacturer

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Hi All,

Recently my roommate moved out and I had to get my own internet service. Prior to the change my D-Link DWA-125 was working fine. After the change I can see the network; however, I couldn't connect. I decided to re-installed the driver and now it's not picking up any network. All other wireless devices are connected. So it's not the signal. The driver is updated.

Also I tried installing another wireless usb adapter and it's the same result. While installing the driver I would get a message saying I aborted the installation and the adapter can not be found. I can see it in the "device manager". Could it be a firewall or virus program preventing it?

Your help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless USB adapter isn't picking up my network

Please uninstall all the drivers and if they don't successfully uninstall all the way I recommend you downloading something called Driver Fusion from the following site:

and it will completely wipe all traces of the wireless adapters and then you will need to re-install the latest versions of the adapter drivers and see if that helps.

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Hello! Probably this is a silly question, have to ask though - the vendor provided info says my R500 has an intel wifi link 5100, i don' t see anything like that on device manager. there are three adapters - 1394 net adapter, bluetooth lan access server driver, broadcom netlink gigabit ethernet. and i suspect non of them is a wireless adapter. the question is - can there be any other reason for not showing the wifi adapter besides the one that it just isn' t there? the pc is brand new and no crashes or anything similar has happend.  Ingars

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a good usb wireless adapter for my desktop. My desktop will be in the basement and the modem/router will be upstairs. I am looking for one that doesn't have problems for Win7 64bit and good wireless range...

Please link your suggestions, thanks.

Answer:Good wireless usb network adapter?

I use that. I use it for GAMING with no lag. and i mean real gaming. We're hardcore into BC2. I never get any kind of lag out of this thing.

I cannot speak for other adapters though.

The N capability is moot as it always connects @ 65mbps. Its not USB 3.0 so you're limited to the speed of USB 2.0

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My internet had stopped working for some reason, so I decided to re-install the wireless network adapter, because it usually makes the internet work again.

So I deleted the wireless network adapter, and then I tried clicking "Scan for hardware changes", but the network adapter doesnt install. So its gone now, which is why internet just isnt working. How can I get it back?

Answer:Wireless network adapter problem


If you can connect your computer to your router with the ethernet cable. That can get you on the internet.

Then with the name of your wireless adapter you can search for your wireless adapter driver.

What you could do before doing the above is to restart your computer again it should recognize that there is a hardware change and install the required driver itself or prompt you for the driver by stepping through a on screen instructions.

Follow the instruction for checking online.

See how you go with the above steps, and let us know.



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Hi, i'm new here. I bought a LINKSYS Wireless G Router and a wireless G pci adapter for my two computers. I had already had everything up and working for about 6 months. Then, about 2 days ago i formatted my hard drive on the computer with the network adapter in it. After I got everything running properly and all my drivers and everything installed, i popped in the cd for the network adapter to set it up. Problem is, is that it won't load it. For like a split second a blue screen comes up then disapears. I tried manually starting it by going into the C drive and opening it from there, still won't load. I know nothing is wrong with my computer because every other cd i put in it works fine. I put this cd in my other computer and it wouldn't load on there either, did the same thing. I have a Dell and i had technical support help me format my computer and we went to install everything i needed. We tried to install the network adapter, but couldnt figure out why it wasnt loading. Dell told me the cd was bad. I called LINKSYS and they told me it was a bad CD too and i should go on their website and download the drivers. The guy was a little unclear and didn't seem to want to help me, and i did go on the site and downloaded the drivers. But to install them u need the cd, and i don't have that! So i'm right back where i started.

Can anyone help me on this one? Thanx.

Answer:Problem with wireless PCI network adapter CD

You can install Linksys adapter drivers without the CD. Go to their web site and pick your adapter.

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I've recently bought a new network adapter after eliminating my old one as the cause of my extremely slow/weak signal problems. Now the speed & reception is much higher, howEVER, it seems like every single time I turn on the computer, the adapter is flagged as an "unrecognised USB device" by Win7, so I have to go into "Adapter Settings" and "Disable/Enable" just to get the thing to work. There is the rare occasion when I don't have to do that but lets say 8/10 times, I have to reset the thing just so Windows can "see it". This is ofcourse, with the driver fully installed.

Does anyone know how I can just make the thing work as intended? This wasn't mentioned in the manual LOL!

The adapter is a TP-Link (USB 2 device in a USB 2 port), OS: Win7 Ultimate 64bit.


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Unable to get a wireless connection. I checked in device manager and the Realtek wireless network adapter had disappeared. Had already tried to update driver but I guess if the device isn't there, it doesn't want a driver.

Found a (do I mean heritage?) Realtek wireless network adapter by doing something that I really can't remember, but that doesn't seem to work and won't take a driver update. On top of that, my USB ports don't seem to work; "doesn't recognise USB device", so wireless mouse doesn't work and my DVD drive now doesn't read DVDs, though does seem to read CDs.

Could all these faults be connected in some very straightforward way that I just haven't discovered yet? My computer's virtually unusable. It's sending me mad. I've checked for Windows updates and have done as many Toshiba downloads as possible etc. as I can from the last 2 years but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas really really welcome. It's working on Vista.
Many thanks

Answer:Satellite L - Wireless network adapter gone

What L Series notebook is it exactly?

Sounds like you just need to run Recovery to restore Windows back to it's factory state. If you can't create a Recovery Disc (There should be a Recovery Disc Creator link on the Desktop or in the Start Menu under Toshiba), then you may need to order a Recovery Disc from Toshiba.

Sometimes programs like iTunes and Nero can cause a filter problem which affects Optical Drive functionality. You can reset the filters by following this article:

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Hello TSF,
My Computer Is A Dell Dimension 4700
Window XP HE Version 2002 SP3
Intel Pentium 4

My Problem Is That Whenever I Have My Belkin Wireless Network Adapter Plugged In I Get Several Types Of BSOD. So I Have To Run My Computer In Safe Mode To Surf The Web, But I Occasionally Get The BSOD.
Any Help Will Be Appreciated.

Answer:BSOD Only When Wireless Network Adapter.

Follow the instructions here>
Lets see if the BSOD dump file(s) can tell us whats going on.

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Any recommendations? Has anybody found any in particular that have worked very well with them while running a 64-bit OS?

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I plan on hooking up my PC to my HDTV in the living room and watching HD content from as well as playing online games such as BF3 when it comes out. Do I really need a wireless network adapter that can do 300Mbps or is 150Mbps enough. Here are the two I am looking at:

The distance from the router to where my PC would be is about 30feet.

Answer:Help me pick a wireless network adapter

You don't need anything that expensive. Get this: ENCORE ENUWI-2XN42 - $15 Shipped.

If your router supports 300Mbps, then you should get an adapter that supports 300Mbps. 150Mbps with a single stream device and 300Mbps with a two-stream device requires you to use two wireless channels which can be difficult if any of your neighbors have wireless networks. With a two-stream device (300Mbps) you can get up to 150Mbps with only one channel whereas a single stream (150Mbps max) device would get around 70Mbps.

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