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Ethernet to wifi adapters... they still exists?

Question: Ethernet to wifi adapters... they still exists?

Hello,

sorry it's not strictly related to Win 10 but this forum Always solve my issues so... please help.

I am looking for an adapter that allows a device that is only ethernet to connect to a wifi router.

This look easy but I totally misunderstand why I find only repeaters, extenders with that function that I want, but not ONLY the function that I want.

I don't want any extension of my wifi, or another SSID in the house, I only want a device that is ethernet to be connected to the main wifi router.

I absolutely cannot find something like that.

I hope that thing exists, once I see one that worked for a smart tv without wifi, and that one was not a repeater or a bridge, it was only a client wireless for an ethernet output.

Please HELP.

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Answer: Ethernet to wifi adapters... they still exists?

Hello Pipppero,

If this device is a PC that has a USB port, then you could get and use a USB WiFi adapter to connect wirelessly to the router.

Here's an example: USB WiFi Adapter | AC1200 (A6210) | NETGEAR

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Hi,

I've tried everything - literally.

When I do a ipconfig /all - all I get is this:

host name .... : {myhostname}
Primary Dns Suffix ..... :
Node Type ......... : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled: ..........: No
WINS Proxy Enabled ..........: No

Both my network cards aren't showing up (Lan and Wifi).

Ive tried uninstalling/reinstalling drivers many times.

I've tried repairing winsock and also the tcp stack.

I've uninstalled Avast antivirus and removed/switched off all firewalls

I'm totally lost to what is doing this??? Could it be a virus? Anyone have a similar problem or know how to help?

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Hello,

Recently my on-board Ethernet port stopped working. At first I noticed that I no longer had the Wired Connection in the bottom right of my taskbar, instead replaced by the Wi-Fi symbol. I checked to make sure that my ethernet cable was plugged in, and that the lights on either side of the cable were blinking. They were. I then checked my Device Manager to make sure the driver was still there. It was. The only issue I could see was that my ethernet adapter no longer showed up in my network settings, only my Wi-Fi adapter was listed. I noticed in Windows Update, it mentioned that it failed to install a driver for a network component, so I decided I would look for the most up to date driver for my ethernet adapter online, and install it myself. Here is where the real trouble started; Every time I try to uninstall the driver for my ethernet adapter, including when I tell it to delete local files, it comes right back. I've tried disabling it first, and then uninstalling, and even completely disabling my windows update, and automatic device installer, but it still comes back every time. After a few hours of trying this with no luck, I decided to just run Recovery, and luckily it gave me a restore point to just before it ran the last Windows update. After recovery ran, everything worked, until I shut my computer off. When it booted back up, the ethernet adapter was missing again. Went through the same steps; Recover and wait. This worked, and I disabled Windows Update, and i... Read more

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I've had experience this problem for a while now on my newly built windows 10 rig. Every few hours, my Wifi simply stops working; the connection is lost. Sometimes it reconnects after a minute or so. Most of the time, I would need to manually disable/enable the wifi adapter in my Network Settings to get it back up again.

It happened with a relatively expensive adapter that I bought not to long ago - Netgear A6210 USB 3.0 dual-band wifi adapter. I found a thread about this issue here. I've not been able to resolve it with any of the tips provided (including downloading a generic 3rd party Mediatek driver). I've used this same adapter without this problem on my older Win7 machine. I thought maybe this adapter "went bad".

So I tried to replace this adapter with an older Wifi adapter made by Rosewill, using older Rosewill drivers. The same issue occurs. (Again, this Rosewill adapter worked perfectly in my Win7 system) So I have a hunch the problem is Windows 10 itself. Does it not place nicely with existing or older wifi adapters on the market? Would I need to buy a new adapter specifically certified for Windows 10?

Anyone have any insights on this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Wifi loses connection every few hours (tested on 2 diff wifi adapters)

Have you turned off Power Management in device Manager? Go to device Manager/ network adapters/Wireless network device/right click properties/ Power management tab/ uncheck everything.

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I've had experience this problem for a while now on my newly built windows 10 rig. Every few hours, my Wifi simply stops working; the connection is lost. Sometimes it reconnects after a minute or so. Most of the time, I would need to manually disable/enable the wifi adapter in my Network Settings to get it back up again.

It happened with a relatively expensive adapter that I bought not to long ago - Netgear A6210 USB 3.0 dual-band wifi adapter. I found a thread about this issue here. I've not been able to resolve it with any of the tips provided (including downloading a generic 3rd party Mediatek driver). I've used this same adapter without this problem on my older Win7 machine. I thought maybe this adapter "went bad".

So I tried to replace this adapter with an older Wifi adapter made by Rosewill, using older Rosewill drivers. The same issue occurs. (Again, this Rosewill adapter worked perfectly in my Win7 system) So I have a hunch the problem is Windows 10 itself. Does it not place nicely with existing or older wifi adapters on the market? Would I need to buy a new adapter specifically certified for Windows 10?

Anyone have any insights on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I have E420s (Type: 4401-2RG) with "1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter".I'd like to replace the adapter to a one that works in GHz (in the same time or separately).I tried one from my other laptop but I receive an error while booting about unsupported device. Does anyone have a list of supported WiFi card adapters working with 5GHz for E420s?Does it need to be "Lenovo branded" adapter or anyone from a list? Many thanks/ jahro













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Answer:E420s replace WiFi vs. matching WiFi adapters list?

you mean you want to get a wireless card that can operate in 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz bandwidth in MIMO mode?You can get:Intel 6205, 6300, 2x2 11 b/g/n wireless card, but they are all need to be from Lenovo. Aftermarket cards won't work, since there is a bios whitelist that blocks any aftermarket card from working.

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I have an Intel Pro 1000 GT Ethernet Adapter and while I surf fine, when I download something it significantly slows down my browsing on both Firefox and IE. I have onboard LAN and could easily switch to that if that would make any difference. Someone else suggested that I use a download manager where I can adjust the amount of resources on the download.
 

Answer:Are all Ethernet Adapters the same?

that seems to be more of a internet speed issue. contact your isp to runs some tests and see if your connection speeds are normal. If they are normal for what you purchased, then you might have to spend more money on a faster connection; otherwise, they'd just send you a new modem or will send a technician that will sort out the problem.
 

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Everything seems to work now. When connected directly to the wireless/router it worked as normal, but returning to laptop wireless mode it resumed the limited connection after sleep mode. I then uninstalled the Wi-Fi adapter as suggested and upon refreshing it gave a new IP address for wich I had to enter the network security key, and it appears to be working perfectly now, so thanks again.On another note, I have a programme called Driver Genius installed on my PC which I transferred and updated to the Windows 8 version on the Z500. It found there were 6 (six) drivers for Intel Chipset Device Software not installed, so I installed them. I don't know the reason for this or why they are not pre-installed in the first place. Can you enlighten me?Hopefully now I shan't be bothering you with further problems, so thenks yet again.













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Answer:Ethernet & Wi-Fi adapters

Hi khamsripai,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
The drivers should be downloaded from the support website and installed if the OS (Operating System) is Windows 7 but for Windows 8 the OS carries all the required drivers, hence more drivers that is required for the computer will be installed on timely basis by running ?Windows Update? in the computer, there is no need to worry.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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I've purchased a Belkin ethernet router only to find out that my speedtouch modem is USB. Can I do anything to get around this or am I facing buying a new router?

Answer:usb to ethernet adapters - possible?

Yes. D-Link do one for about £10.

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Hi all
Just be careful if you want to use X-64 version of W7 and are connected via a WIRED LAN connection.

A lot of laptops use the VIA VELOCITY gigabit ethernet adapters. These are mainly 32 bit and WON'T WORK on x-64 (including x-64 VISTA)

VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet Controllers - VIA Technologies, Inc.

Wireless usually works and you can use a PCI express adapter or a usb==>lan adapter in these cases.

If you have a Networking card similar to those listed in the Via velocity link then don't even THINK about trying to find 64 bit drivers for these.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Laptop ethernet adapters - some only 32 bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi all
Just be careful if you want to use X-64 version of W7 and are connected via a WIRED LAN connection.

A lot of laptops use the VIA VELOCITY gigabit ethernet adapters. These are mainly 32 bit and WON'T WORK on x-64 (including x-64 VISTA)

VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet Controllers - VIA Technologies, Inc.

Wireless usually works and you can use a PCI express adapter or a usb==>lan adapter in these cases.

If you have a Networking card similar to those listed in the Via velocity link then don't even THINK about trying to find 64 bit drivers for these.

Cheers
jimbo


I am getting ready to post a new thread on an 'old laptop' project. All is well except for ethernet. Finding it really difficult to match available PCMCIA cards, wired or wireless, compatible with 7 (even 32 bit with this old laptop). I would really like to find an inexpensive wired nic (I have a Xircom RealPort RBEM56G - no drivers) to use with this laptop. Even a USB =>LAN adapter would be OK (I have a SMC 2202USB/ETH - no drivers). Any suggestions on how to narrow down the search?

Robert

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I know nothing about these but think I could possibly use one of these to solve my networking problem.
I live in a small apartment building (19 units). I am trying to get internet to my friends apartment. Using a normal router the connection is very unreliable. Can I get one of these Ethernet Over Powerline adapters to get a solid connection to there apartment?
Which adapter should I get? The Trendnet AV500 kit is one of the cheaper ones would it suffice?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Ethernet Over Power adapters, ????

Depends how far, and if they're on the same circuit from the building entrance.

Long story short, not too likely to be reliable or even work.
 

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Hello, all.

I wasn't sure whether to put this issue in Networking or Hardware, but went with here. Apologies if my decision was incorrect.

Basically, I have here 2 desktop machines, and a laptop, all running Windows 7.

Before the problem, one desktop and the laptop were connected to the router wirelessly, and the other desktop was connected via ethernet powerline adapters (apologies, but I do not know the technical term for these. They are basically a plug, with an ethernet socket. One is plugged in and connected to the router, and another is plugged in somewhere else in the house and attached to the PC).

Internet access could be achieved by all machines, and all machines could read one another's files at fairly high speeds, at least 2MB/s.

Now, however, the other desktop is running on ethernet powerline adapters as well, leaving only the laptop on a wireless connection. The only problem with this is that the 2 desktops can now only read each other's files very slowly, the most I have seen it get to is 256KB/s. What's odd, is that internet access speeds are not impaired at all, both machines can access the web at the same speeds they used to, simultaneously. The only issue is connecting with each other.

Any insight as to why this would affect just the desktop-to-desktop connectivity, and not internet speeds? And if so, is there a fix? The powerline adapters provide a much more stable connection than wireless used to, but the connectivity speed reduction between the desk... Read more

Answer:Ethernet powerline adapters?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz


Hello, all.

I wasn't sure whether to put this issue in Networking or Hardware, but went with here. Apologies if my decision was incorrect.

Basically, I have here 2 desktop machines, and a laptop, all running Windows 7.

Before the problem, one desktop and the laptop were connected to the router wirelessly, and the other desktop was connected via ethernet powerline adapters (apologies, but I do not know the technical term for these. They are basically a plug, with an ethernet socket. One is plugged in and connected to the router, and another is plugged in somewhere else in the house and attached to the PC).

Internet access could be achieved by all machines, and all machines could read one another's files at fairly high speeds, at least 2MB/s.

Now, however, the other desktop is running on ethernet powerline adapters as well, leaving only the laptop on a wireless connection. The only problem with this is that the 2 desktops can now only read each other's files very slowly, the most I have seen it get to is 256KB/s. What's odd, is that internet access speeds are not impaired at all, both machines can access the web at the same speeds they used to, simultaneously. The only issue is connecting with each other.

Any insight as to why this would affect just the desktop-to-desktop connectivity, and not internet speeds? And if so, is there a fix? The powerline adapters provide a much more stable connection than ... Read more

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I've been planning on drilling a hole through to the garage to take my internet
(I've got wireless, but the wired connection gives me twice as fast)

But then I came across 'ethernet ac adapters'
I'd seen these before - but have never used

I'm looking for some reviews

- Are they any good?
- Are there any limitations?
- If I added to an extension plugged to the wall socket - will it work on that?
- Am I free to mix and match different makes and speeds?
- And the BIGGEST concern: are they safe!!? Going through electricity - will I ever get a big shock!! : )

Any replies would be great

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:Need advice on using ethernet AC adapters

They're definitely safe but I've never heard anything good about them. I'd be surprised if anyone still makes them -- do they? I don't have any personal experience.

What kind of a wireless setup do you have? I have an old Linksys 802.11g router and easily connect at 20mbps, and set up a similar network at a family member's house that delivers ~10mbps to a building hundreds of feet away from the router. Modern 802.11n equipment is significantly faster than this and usually has better range too. If you really need to spread it out you can get a repeater.
 

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Halo.  My apologies if this post is misplaced; I haven't had time to scan through all the subjects. Anyway, I am waiting delivery of my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.  I am going to use this unit with projectors and a wired (yes, wired) network connection in my office.  I therefore need VGA and Ethernet adapters.  I found none specific for this unit.  What other other adapters can I use?  And does it have to be "mini-HDMI to VGA or Ethernet" adapters or is there such a thing as a "usb to HDMI-VGA adapter".  Thank you for your assistance.













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Answer:Yoga 2 Pro VGA and Ethernet Adapters

I can't address the VGA issue, but for the wired ethernet solution, pick up a USB 3.0 ethernet adapter for your Y2P.  The Lenovo part# is 4X90E51405 ($29.99) in the Lenovo Accessories section. This adapter works without issue.

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Has anyone ever seen or used one of these? Something which looks suspiciouly like one has come into my possesion, but its got no makers name, FCC ID, or anything...

Do these exist, or is what I've got some some of weird transponder from an ISDN modem or something? its got a female DB-9 connecter and a female RJ-45 socket on it
 

Answer:Serial to Ethernet Adapters?

More likely it's just an adapter that converts the plugs and is meant for dumb terminals or printers or whatever to be used over existing CAT cabling for example.

Does it have any LEDs on it? Markings? Power supply?
 

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I would like to use a monitor with a VGA port with my Yoga Pro 2.  Is there an adapater I can buy that would connect the VGA cable to the thin micro HDMI port on my Yoga Pro 2?

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I have two computers connected via ethernet cables to a Sky router. I want to connect a third computer to the router using a Powerline ethernet adapter. I have already had the adapters working OK but since then I have reinstalled the XP operating system and now they will not work. A bubble pops up saying it is trying to find a connection, but it doesn't, it does momentarily say it is connected but then says no connection. Could it be that it needs the IP address of the router if so where can I find it. If some one can see from the snapshots below what I need to do and how to do it it would be much appreciated.
PS this computer does work using a ethernet cable.

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Thanks
 

Answer:Do my ethernet adapters need a IP address

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 Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), 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 on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the comm... Read more

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We have discovered an issue on our X1 Carbon laptops.  We have a few hundred devices all running Windows 7 64 bit Pro.  We use access connections to manage the network connections.  Our laptops are having problems connecting to wireless after being connected to Ethernet via USB 2.0 Ethernet Dongle.  These are the steps that create the problem.   1. A laptop is connected via USB Ethernet adapter or USB port replicator.  Access connections shuts off the wireless radio (as is should) and makes an Ethernet connection.  2. Later - the user powers off the machine.  3. While it is powered off they disconnect the USB adapter and take the machine.  Later they power the machine up and login NOT CONNECTED to Ethernet.  4.  At this time the wireless radio doesn't power up and try to connect.  This only happens when they disconnect ether while the machine is off.   Is there anyway to get the laptop to power up the wireless radio even if the last state was off when it was shutdown.  I can't imagine why the laptop wouldn't try to power up the card when it boots.  We have many other Lenovo laptops and don't have this problem.

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I prefer to use my Acer wired. I was concerned when I discovered ( after ordering ) that Acer has eliminated the ethernet port. BIZARRE ... an INTERNET device that CANNOT connect to the network. I found ETHERNET ADAPTERS on Amazon ... first one ordered ... NO GO ... second one ... NO GO ... Am I being PUNKED ? Both will be returned. Is this unit defective ? ... Does anyone use an adapter (3.0) with Chromebook 15 ? ... WHICH BRAND is accepted  ? NOT Smilin' NOW Jack ...

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Hey guys, so i resetted my pc today to windows 8.1
So this was the first time actually using this after i've logged in to my microsoft account etc...
I disabled my ethernet adapter to do something and my account got locked out. So now i am unable to login because it says "Your pc is offline. Please sign in witht he last password used on this pc".
Now the problem is that i didn't use a last password because this was the first time using it therefore i only used the password for my microsoft account. I do not have a wireless adapter either.
Is there any way to enable ethernet adapters without logging in? bios? please help. Would be much appreciated.

Answer:Ethernet adapters disabled and cant login...

Did you try your Wifi network key/password?
If that doesn't work, try Safe Mode with Networking and look in your Network settings for your Wifi settings and key/password and tick checkbox to remember it
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You may also wish to consider creating another User Admin (Local) account sometime, so you always have a backup account to log into

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I prefer to use my Acer wired. I was concerned when I discovered ( after ordering ) that Acer has eliminated the ethernet port. BIZARRE ... an INTERNET device that CANNOT connect to the network. I found ETHERNET ADAPTERS on Amazon ... first one ordered ... NO GO ... second one ... NO GO ... Am I being PUNKED ? Both will be returned. Is this unit defective ? ... Does anyone use an adapter (3.0) with Chromebook 15 ? ... WHICH BRAND is accepted  ? NOT Smilin' NOW Jack ...

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Recently I have noticed that my computer is running slow and have found out that on start up 2 different Service Host processes that I noticed are using around 20-40% of my CPU and then WMI Provider Host takes over and goes over 80% at times using almost everything and switches back and forth with the Service Host. In Device Manager TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS shows up multiple times also without any numbers after it.

However I noticed that sometimes WMI Provider and Service Host work at proper CPU percentage and I also believe (though I'm not sure) that at the same time TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS in Device Manager have a little orange triangle next to them.

I am using Windows 10 Preview Build 10074

ipconfig:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10074](c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\David>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WIN-STP2N0OHJVH
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : osovskiy.lan
Ethernet adapter Ethernet 82:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : osovskiy.lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-50-99-5B-C1-F8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Answer:A lot of Ethernet adapters shown in ipconfig.

You need to go into Device Manager and show "Hidden Devices" A lot of those are created by windows, like the TAP adapters for IPv6. No way to get rid of them. They are always going to show up.

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I have 2 network adapters in a home linux server. Both cards have been auto probed as 3Com using the same 3c59x driver.

I have the following in /etc/lilo.conf
append="ether=5,0x320,eth0 ether=3,0x300,eth1"

eth1 is connected to my lan as 192.168.1.1
eth0 is connected to a firewall as 192.168.2.101

If I ping from the lan to 192.168.1.1 it works
If I ping from the lan to 192.168.2.101 it fails (should route through 192.168.1.1 ?)
If I change eth0 address ("ifconfig 192.168.1.101" "service network restart") and ping from the lan to 192.168.1.101 it work (routed through 192.168.1.1 ?)

How do I ping to a different network address (from network 192.168.1.* to network 192.168.2.*) ?

I have also tried a
"route add -net 192.168.2.0 eth0"
and also a
"route add default gw 192.168.2.0 eth0"
but nothing changed.

Is there any linux network guru out there that can help please?
 

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I prefer to use my Acer wired. I was concerned when I discovered ( after ordering ) that Acer has eliminated the ethernet port. BIZARRE ... an INTERNET device that CANNOT connect to the network. I found ETHERNET ADAPTERS on Amazon ... first one ordered ... NO GO ... second one ... NO GO ... Am I being PUNKED ? Both will be returned. Is this unit defective ? ... Does anyone use an adapter (3.0) with Chromebook 15 ? ... WHICH BRAND is accepted  ? NOT Smilin' NOW Jack ...

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Ok, I have spent countless hours and hours trying to get some sort of communication going between two home computers and still have my cable connection working. My first question is this; Is it possible to run two of the same ethernet adapters with two of the same drivers in the same case? One adapter to the net and the other adapter to the other computer.

Beginning of last week I installed a program called homeclick from Microsoft Networks after installing the hardware in both computers. The results was positive. Then the cable guy came along and, of course, for some reason my "on-board" adapter didn't want to work. So, he changed it to my newly installed ethernet adapter. I in turned, went and bought another adapter of a different name and driver and it turned out it had the same driver as my on-board. So this didn't work. Then I went and bought another adapter, same as the one inside the case and this didn't work. Then I went and bought another ethernet card, of a different brand, and of course this didn't work as well.

Meantime, I have installed and uninstalled drivers and the homeclick software. My worst fear is a buggered up registery from doing the reinstall so often. Is this possible? In other words, HELP!

Doc
Who is bleary eye and has a gun and isn't afraid to use it on this piece of %#@*!
 

Answer:Two Ethernet Adapters With Same Type Of Drivers?

You can have two of the same NICs in the same computer.

What exactly is not working. Is the computer detecting the hardware? Is it showing up in Device Manager?
 

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Right now I have several D-Link 200 Mbs Ethernet over powerline adapters that work flawlessly. However I wanted to add another adapter but could no longer find the ones I currently have.
So I was wondering if it's OK to use one from a different manufacturer, or can I only use D-Link adapters? Is there some standard that all Ethernet over Powerline adapters follow that would make them all compatible?
 

Answer:Are Ethernet Over Powerline Adapters compatible across different brands?

If they're based on the same chipset I guess they should work but there may be firmware differences between brands and I would also not except that 500mbit adapters are compatible with 200 ones even if its the same brand but that should be an easy question for the tech support.
//Danne
 

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Does anyone know if thereis a powerline adapter that can be used for both ethernet and telephone?
if not, can i use two sets of adapters, ie one for each?

Answer:powerline adapters for ethernet and telephone extensions

Don't think there is a combined one but certainly there are many for ethernet and you can get dect wireless adaptors for the phone

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Hi everyone,
I have two NIC connected to my PC, one is fast Ethernet and the other one is gigabit, i want to use the gigabit for external network (internet connection) and the other one for sharing of internet to my laptop.
Or i can't use internet without entering DNS server's IP and default getway.

when i open properties of adapters the fast Ethernet has the sharing tab but the gigabit don't have the sharing tab.
please help me what to do.

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Hey Guys
I just wanted to know who all is using ethernet powerline adapters on IPTV setup if you got IPTV and if so what ethernet powerline adapter are you using?

because I was looking at some on ebay and speeds are from 14mbps to 85mbps.
 

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I'm going to get FIOS installed at my new place, (hopefully) soon.

I know there are 2 main ways to get data off the FIOS ONT. One is that the ISP provides you a MoCA cable box/router that taps into your home's coax wiring and lets you get internet that way. The other is to run ethernet direct from the ONT into your home router of choice.

Since this place does not have built-in data connections, I would have to go the coax route. However, I was thinking that it might be possible to use one of those powerline ethernet adapters to go direct ethernet from the ONT through the electrical wiring and into my router (Apple Time Capsule).

I read that if possible, direct ethernet off an ONT was the way to go since it cuts down on unnecessary device usage (using the ISP's MoCA box you essentially have two routers) and also that it may help slightly with ping times.

My question is, are these powerline ethernet adapters worth anything? I remember in the past they were pretty slow and unreliable, but that was many years ago and things seem to have come a long ways since then. Is it true that the device(s) to be networked need to all be on the same power circuit (i.e. all routed through one switch on the breaker box)?

How are speeds with these devices? As the connection would only be between my ONT and my router, even a 100mbit connection would be plenty since my FIOS speed would be limited to 25/25 anyway. I came across a couple of these devices in Offic... Read more

Answer:Are powerline ethernet adapters worth it? Do they work?

This has been covered before.

Smallnetbuilder has some valuable articles and reviews on the available products.

A 500mbit adapter typically gets you 70-100 mbps worth of throughput.

Adding adapters requires you to share the common bandwidth. Latency usually isn't a problem.

Powerline adapters only work as well as the wiring they are attached to.

The 2nd gen 500mbit adapters are far better performing than the first gen units.
 

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I'm interested in people's experiences with these and I wanted to share some of my tricks. I've managed to go from "unusable" to "pretty darn good". So much so, that I don't know if it's worth tearing apart walls to install Ethernet cable like I want to.

First off - I'm using the TL-PA511 from TP-Link. I first used them in my old house - didn't work - chalked it up to "this house's power is noisy and that's that" Upon moving and trying again, I got awesome performance out of them - at first... Then as we unpacked, they went to completely unusable again. I figured out that certain things really mess with them. In my case it was two 120VAC to 12VDC power transformers - one on a digital picture frame, and another on a desk lamp. Plug the lamp or picture frame in - boom - busted connection. Unplug the frame and lamp - awesome speeds. Such a simple thing, and I wondered how many people's experiences were similarly ruined by a single device in their house. Additionally, I've noticed that just about everything degrades performance upon plugging it in - but it's usually only by a little bit. Thus, my tricks:

1) unplug everything in your house (seriously) and use that as a baseline
2) plug everything back in one device at a time (or one room at a time) and monitor your performance
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Answer:Let's discuss powerline adapters as a poor man's Ethernet

Kongar said:





I'm interested in people's experiences with these and I wanted to share some of my tricks. I've managed to go from "unusable" to "pretty darn good". So much so, that I don't know if it's worth tearing apart walls to install Ethernet cable like I want to..... I figured out that certain things really mess with them. In my case it was two 120VAC to 12VDC power transformersClick to expand...

Ethernet doesn't have crazy interference issues like power-line networking, IMO you kind of answered your own question.






Kongar said:





You guys got any other tricks? Am I crazy for using these so much? I'm getting consistently around 120Mbps connections at most outlets, and seriously - no noticeable ping increases... (maybe 1 or 2 ms, that's it). It's getting harder and harder to justify knocking holes in the walls for Ethernet cabling...Click to expand...

I wouldn't say you're crazy for using something that's relatively cheap and is meeting your needs. I personally wouldn't call it the best solution, but if it works for you and you are happy with it - then why not?
 

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So, got the DFI Nforce 4 Sli-DR Expert, installed drivers from disk to get adapters working. Then I do a speed test and it's maxing out at under 1 meg down and like 130kbps up. And I find this very odd cause we're paying for 16meg service.

So when talking with another kid in the house he runs the test and gets the normal numbers (like 12 down and 2 meg up maybe? forget right now)

So I downloaded newest Marvell drivers and boom, my download is normal, but my upload is still maxing around 130. What gives?

I haven't tried the nvidia controller yet. Well I tried it originally but it had same speeds. I'm about to download newest nforce stuff and switch adapters and see if anything is different.

But does anybody have any ideas?
Thanks!
 

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hi to everybody,i'm entirely new to this forum and that's my first post. my problem is that i have bought the sweex mo250 adsl/modem router and i want to plug 4 pc's on it.the first two pc's have the realtec 8139 pci fast ethernet adapter and they connect properly via the router to the internet.the other 2 pc's have another model of realtec the rlt pci 8169/81100 family gigabit ethernet adapter and they appear the message : "network cable unplugged". By using control panel i can see that the pci adapters are properly installed without having problems or conflicts, so i wonder wheather there is incompatibillity between the simultaneus use of these two models with the specific router. or should i assume that they are dammaged? i have not made any experiments by using other pci ethernet cards.all pc's use the win xp pro v2002 os.i would really appreciate any help and oppinions.thanx Chris

Answer:realtec ethernet adapters compatibility with sweex

Check the Realtec 8169/81100 Ethernet adapter is not set to run at Auto or 1000Mbps as router will only run 10/100MbpsIf not sure if on how to check the Lan card setup do the followingStart-Network Connection-Local Area Connection -PropertiesAt the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed-click Configure- Click-AdvancedIn the box listed below click Connection Type ? In the value box change the setting to100 base Tx Full Duplex.

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So I'm not quite sure how to phrase this as it's a super weird problem, But I'll try my best. 
 
I'll start by saying a few things. First of all, I bought this computer in March 2013 and was SUPER excited about it. The last 2.5 years have been nothing but a neverending series of headaches. From the constant firmware issues, to my hard drive inexplicably dying after a year, to having to reformat 3 different times for various reasons, I've lost any faith I had left. 
 
This is gonna be a long one, so many get some popcorn. Or a beer. I think I'll have one too. 
 
So here's the issue: About two weeks ago the internet stopped working. I checked my husband's laptop and his wasn't connecting either, so I called the ISP. I was on his computer when they came out and fixed it, perfect! They couldn't even really tell me what was wrong. Then I go back to get on my twist and the internet won't work again. Says it's connected, says it has full bars, but pages either don't load or load lke molasses.
 
I spent all that afternoon trying to figure out what it could be, disabling hardware, uninstalling drivers, googling to the ends of the Earth. Then I realized I had just upgraded to Windows 10 so I started researching that and it looked like other people had had some trouble with Windows 10 messing with their IP addresses, and so I fiddled with that for several hours. Still nothing. So I bit the bullet and reformatted back to 8.1. Obviously I keep a Bootable... Read more

Answer:Twist s230u Ethernet and Wireless adapters Corrupt...

Hi,
 
Sorry you're having so much trouble with your Twist   Mine's been pretty well-behaved.
 
The Twist bringing down the network sounds a bit like the link below - although your model isn't listed.  You might double-check that LenovoEMC isn't installed.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/LenovoEMC-Network-Desktop/Excessive-network-traffic-and-wifi-drops-link...
 
BTW, I tidied up your post a litle - implied profanity.  We're pretty straight-laced around here
 
Z.

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Hi

Hope right forum. I have just bought a new gaming pc and monitor and they are installed upstairs (3rd floor). We have sky fibre unlimited and the hub is in front room (1st floor).

I have thus bought powerline adapters and plugged one in downstairs with an ethernet cable from hub.
I have then obviously plugged one in next to pc upstairs and connected it to pc via ethernet.

The PC however says no internet and states 'Ethernet doesnt have valid IP configuration' ?

Please can you help me as I dont really know where to start. Our hub is definitely working because all of our other devices (including this tablet Im posting from) are connected via wifi fine.

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Hi

Hope right forum. I have just bought a new gaming pc and monitor and they are installed upstairs (3rd floor). We have sky fibre unlimited and the hub is in front room (1st floor).

I have thus bought powerline adapters and plugged one in downstairs with an ethernet cable from hub.
I have then obviously plugged one in next to pc upstairs and connected it to pc via ethernet.

The PC however says no internet and states 'Ethernet doesnt have valid IP configuration' ?

Please can you help me as I dont really know where to start. Our hub is definitely working because all of our other devices (including this tablet Im posting from) are connected via wifi fine.

Answer:Brand new pc and powerline adapters not working - Ethernet no valid ip

Hello darrenj1471,

Welcome to the TenForums

Is there evidence from the lights on the powerline adaptor that they are communicating with each other? Refer to the instructions to interpret the meaning of the lights and their colours.

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Hello!

This is my first post; be gentle, please.

After excessive testing & diagnosing, I've concluded that the following causes my "network connections" to be deleted, and I get a Code-19 (corrupted/missing driver) for my Network Adapters happens if I use WINDOWS help!

Here is what happens:

For one reason or another, I lose connectivity. I have a fickle ISP and I'm always resetting my cable modem, etc.

1.) I double-click the tray icon for "network," then go to Network & Sharing Center.

2.) Under Network (my actual connection,) I click "view status," then click "Properties."

3.) A "Diagnose" button is available. As soon as I push it, I'm usually given several options: Reset the adapter, Get new IP settings, etc.

4.) If I choose "reset the adapter," my network connections dissapear, I get the Code 19 (missing/corrupted drivers), then I have to restore them manually through Device Manager.

NOTE: If I "browse my computer for drivers," I have some on here that work. It would help to know the difference between:
1.) Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8056 based Ethernet Controller
2.) Generic Marvell Yukon Chipset* based Ethernet Controller
3.) Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E* Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Marvell)
4.) Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E* Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Marvell) duplicate?
5.) Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E* Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Microsoft)

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Answer:Ethernet/Network Adapters disappear after using Windows to repair problem!

well the 3,4, and 5 are for plug in pci-e ethernet adapter's. The other two are for onboard ethernet adapter's. Have you checked your asus driver disk to make sure you have the right ethernet driver's being used?? That would be a good place to start. Not having the right driver's can cause weird stuff. Let us know something as soon as possible!


After a lil research you have the marvell gigabit adapter for that mobo. I would link it, but asus is funny about there d/l's they do them all in pop up windows. Use your driver disk, or go to there site and d/l the lastest. Hope that helps you out.

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Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Thing is, my computer can't get connected to internet.

I don't really know when this started, but I've already re-installed windows completely deleting all previous data and i am still with the same problem. re-installed also motherboard drivers. but nothing.
Looking in some forums i tried the following to solve this in cmd: reset TCP IP (with netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt), reset WINSOCK (netsh winsock reset catalog).
None solved it.

Also i tried in cmd as i saw in forums:

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ping 130.206.1.2 (What does this mean?)

pinging 130.206.1.2 with 32 bytes of data:
PING:transmit failed. General Failure.
PING:transmit failed. General Failure.
PING:transmit failed. General Failure.
PING:transmit failed. General Failure.

Ping statistics for 130,206.1.2:
Packets: Sent =4, Received = 0, Lost 4 (100% loss),

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ipconfig/all

Host Name . . . . . . . . : nicoPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . : "(empty)"
Node Type . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. : No

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ping Yahoo

ping request could not find host Yahoo. please check the name and try again.


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Answer:No network adapters showing on Device Manager.No light on ethernet hub

Welcome to the forums nikosaqui !

When you look in Device Manager, do you see any yellow triangles with exclamation marks? When did this problem start? Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started?

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Most of my computers have linux on them, exept my new netbook. This laptop already has an internal wifi card, but I found several unused external ones. I was starting to wonder if having those plugged in and working along with my internal one would speed up my connection at all. The internal card isn't that fastest thing in the world so I am just trying to find a quick solution to it. Thanks.
 

Answer:Wifi adapters, More than one any help?

Nope. Your computer will just select the fastest and use that. The others will remain unused.

Courtney

P.S. The computer will use the fastest reported card. That is, if one Wi-Fi reports 300 Mb/sec, but only goes as fast as dial-up, it will get selected over a 54Mb/sec that is actually faster.
 

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i want to use internet as well as want to connect to my android tv for playing movies and photos on tv. so can it be possible because i have two wifi
adapters. please help me out on this issue.

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Has anyone experienced a wider range with an external USB wifi card compared to a laptop internal card?

I see cards that look like a thumb drive and then some that look like a mini router with antennas. Wondering if there's really a big difference before I attempt to make a purchase. And if you've had a positive experience, who made it?

I need about a 75 yard wider range when working in my garage. Line of sight is clear.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: USB wifi adapters?

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Hello Guys ,
I have Asus K550L Laptop
Working on Windows 8.1

my issue is that i installed more than wifi adapter during last few months to try which of them works better for me and stuff...

well i finally decided that ALFA AWUS036NHV is the one i want to use as my wifi adapter so i installed it and started working on it but i get many connection hiccups and issues.

and i been recommended to disable , deactivate and delete all the old wifi adapters
and also disable the wifi adapter that built in the laptop and to get my new adapter to work successfully.

the problem is i really don't know much about this stuff so i actually don't know which are the old ones that needed to be deleted and how to do so..
so can you please guide me to disable all the old stuff and reinstall my new adapter?

Regards

Answer:wifi Adapters issues

Go in Network and Sharing, click on Change Adapter Settings on left side, right click on an adapter not being used and select disable, it should then appear with a red X. When only the adapter you want to use is active and enabled, do you have good signal strength, does it drop connections, can you see other connections available?

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I have 2 USB wifi adapters. They both work fine in my computer connecting to building routers. I work on computers for charities and people that cannot afford outside repairs. On one of these the adapters were working fine. Suddenly they will connect withe router and not the internet. They were working fine and as I stated earlier they are used to connect to the same routers that I normally use.
 

Answer:USB WIFI adapters connectivity

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Hi,

I have 2 usb wifi adapters in my laptop..

the first internal one is connected to my regular wifi internet..

I want to use the 2nd USB adapter as a Ad-hoc network to play games or transfer files between two Local computers..

Can this be done in windows 8.1 64x.. I don't see the "create adhoc" in new connection..
thanks

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have been trying without success to search if the small usb type wifi adapters are secure.
the instructions do not state this, the only information referring to passwords, is when connecting to a secondary device, e.g. a wireless internet gateway.

when using the adapter other users devices are found, is it possible to snoop around my computer through the usb adapter, (not the gateway) without my knowledge, or are these usb adapters automatically secure.
confused about this as the only information about security deals with wireless routers, which only makes it more confusing.
had assumed any wireless device connected to a computer could be a possible entry point into the computers files.
came close to purchasing a second usb wifi adapter to test (from another computer) if it was secure, or if it was possible to create a connection between both computers without a password.

if it is possible to connect without a password, cant understand why this important information was not in the setup instructions.
the device is a netgear wna 1100 adapter, using vista sp2 home premium.

posted a query in another forum, the answer refereed to a router, but no clear answer whether or not the adapter needed to be password protected.

any clear advice would clear up the confusion.

Answer:are usb wifi adapters secure ?

A USB wifi adapter only allows you to connect to wifi networks. It basically functions like a normal network card in your average laptop, but transfers data through your USB port. With that in mind, the easiest way to answer your question is to say that it's just as secure as any laptop with a network card would be.

I think you're a little confused. Technically, the USB wifi adapter does not give you any inherent security. The security comes from whatever network you're connected to, and whatever firewall/antivirus program you have on your computer. So simply plugging this into your computer won't effect your security. Now, if you plug it in, and then use it to connect to the public wifi at a library of coffee shop, then yes, other people on the same wifi network may be able to get into your computer, and/or monitor your internet activity. But ONLY while you're connected to the same network as they are.

On the other hand, if you use it to connect to your home wifi secured with a password, then only other devices on your wifi will have potential access to your computer. As long as the network is secure, your computer should be too. Now, it's always possible that someone could manage to break your router's firewall, and launch an attack on your computer. But this is a very, very minimal risk you'll have to take no matter how or where you get online. So an additional firewall program on your computer adds another layer of security an attacker would have to break through to ge... Read more

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I have a compaw CQ61 that is using the operating system windows 7 64x.

The problem occurred today when logging onto windows. Windows tells me that the connection i have to the router is limited. Other devices i have in the house are capable of connecting to the wifi router.
When deleting the connection and trying to reconnect to the router, it brings up the message that it is taking longer than expected to establish a connection and then eventually brings up the message "limited connetion"

When trying to connect the laptop to the router via cable, it doesn't even recognise that it is connected and does not establish a connection.

When using the windows connection troubleshoot, it detects a driver problem with both the wifi adapter and the Lan adapater. Therefore i uninstalled and reinstalled both devices but still suffered the same problem.

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When clicking the connection i am attempting to connect to, right click status, details.. everything is in blank, it gives no information regarding to the connection.
Anybody have any ideas what i can do to try to fix this?
 

Answer:Lan & Wifi adapters not recognizing a connection

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I have two PCs running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, and two USB wireless adapters. Both are having the same connectivity issue with either wireless adapter. The adapters are:

Asus USB N-10
Atheros AR9271

Neither wireless adapter works in either PC. Here's the specs of the PCs:

Mine:
Intel Core i7 K875 CPU
EVGA NVidia 460GTX 2Win GPU
16GB DDR3-1333 RAM
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P Mobo
WD 500GB SATA HDD + WD 300GB IDE HDD + WD 30GB IDE HDD
ABS Tagan ITZ Series 1100W PSU
Soundblaster Audigy 2 SPU
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Acer X203W + Acer AL1916W monitors

Wife's:
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2220 CPU
EVGA NVidia 8600GTS 512MB GPU
4GB DDR2-677 RAM
XFX MG-61Mi-7059 Mobo
WD 80GB SATA HDD + WD 120GB IDE HDD
Rosewill 550W PSU
Soundblaster Audigy 2 SPU
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Sylvania L17 monitor

After inserting the wireless adapter into either PC, I installed the necessary drivers for the devices. After the driver installation was successful, I click on the icon in the taskbar for the internet connections and see if there is a wireless network nearby - but the window says no connections are available. I opened the Network and Sharing Center and clicked on the Manage Wireless Networks link on the left - nothing is displayed. I clicked on the Change Adapter Settings link on the left as well and it displays my Wireless Network Connection as enabled. I right-clicked it and selected connect / disconnect, and it only brings up the same window in the corner that should show the wireles... Read more

Answer:Issue with USB Wifi Adapters and Windows 7

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I've had an on-going problem as documented here:
Wifi loses connection every few hours (tested on 2 diff wifi adapters)

It sounds like a very similar problem to what many others have reported regarding wifi problems with Windows 10:
Windows 10 internet connection dead every two hours
Connection drops completely when trying to use the Internet

And there's tons more complaints like this on Google if you do a search.

I've tried many things (as suggested in those threads), and so far none have worked. What I'm trying to do now is to manually set my wifi driver to something else, but Windows 10 isn't allowing me. I have plugged in two different USB wifi adapters (one is a Rosewill, the other is a newer one by Netgear), and I have installed the manufacturer driver files that come with those adapters, but it seems Windows 10 ignores it. When I go to my
Device Manager → Network adapters → 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card → Properties

The driver listed is this:
Driver Provider: MediaTek, Inc,
Driver Date: 6/6/2014
Driver Version: 5.1.16.0
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

I have tried to use the "Update Driver..." process to manually set it to manufacturer drivers. No dice. It just says "The best driver software for your device is already installed."

I also tried the "Uninstall" button to get rid of the MediaTek driver. But after I reboot the system, Windows 10 automatically installs it again.

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Hello everyone!
 
I am new here but not to the repair business. I started fixing in April of last year so computers and phones are my areas. Currently I have a client`s desktop that is having issues with wifi.
 
The desktop currently only has an ethernet adapter and the client requested to add wifi to it. So I tried the wifi adapter they had purchased and it gave me a message saying the drivers aren`t working. So I took it home and tried my own nano wifi usb adapter and it couldn't find the driver, so I searched and located it. Now, it says the "network adapter is not working properly", so I went and bought an internal wifi adapter card and installed the drivers and the same message came up! The drivers are there and show up in device manager, if I go to change adapter settings I can enable/disable it. However, it still shows an X for the Wifi signal regardless so no wireless networks will show up. Any suggestions? Would you like more info on the desktop?
 
Compaq 
Windows 7
64-bit

Answer:Desktop will not work with Wifi Adapters!

Have you tried the Windows 7 Troubleshooter? Can you connect with the Firewall disabled?

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Hi All,

I have an internal wifi card and a USB one.

I have two APs,
Adapter Name = WifiPh, SSID = AP1 - connects to Internet via tethered phone 192.168.143.1
Adapter Name = WifiLAN SSID = AP2 - connects to local wired LAN router 192.168.3.37

On my laptop (win8.0) it shows
WifiPh
AP1 <-- Set Connect Automatically
AP2
WifiLAN
AP1
AP2 <-- Set Connect Automatically

Providing both Adapters are active then it works as required. But, if the WifiPh is it not running (phone off, flat battery) then it connects WifiPh+AP2 and that is not good as the Gateways are totally different.

Is there some way I can force WifiPh to ONLY ever connect to AP1 and similarly, force WifiLAN to ONLY ever connect to AP2?

Thanks

Answer:Two wifi adapters How to define who connects to which

You could try turning off Broadcast SSID then delete/forget the network you don't want to connect to. If I'm understanding correctly.

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Hi,

I have a wireless network using Belkin F5D6050 adapters and want to know if I can connect USB extension cords to move the "business end" of the adapter to a better spot wthout having to move my comp because of a short cord?

If so, how long a cord can I use?
How many cords together can I use? (e.g. 4 x 10' cords)
What is the longest USB extension cord I can get (pre-made cord, that is)

Thanks for any help,

Jon
 

Answer:USB extension cords for WIFI adapters

I think I'd stick to about one extension cord, or you'll start having issues with data corruption on the USB side. Why do you need to move the adapter that far from the machine?
 

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My 3yo laptop has a mini-pc Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG wifi adapter that's been working solid for as long as I've had the machine. Up until now I haven't even considered the value of an additional wifi adapter.

I just bought a 3COM OfficeConnect Wireless 11g PCMCIA card and tried installing the software. Windows didn't make the process easy and doesn't seem to want to identify the new adapter. However, before I spend any more effort on making the new hardware work, I feel the need to question the point.

Is there any practical benefit to having two wireless adapters installed on the same XP system? Would I be able to connect to the same router "twice" and somehow increase my connection speed? What about two different routers? Does the 3rd party manufacturer software just get in the way of making such a thing possible? How would program access to the network adapters be controlled?
 

Answer:Solved: Using Multiple WiFi Adapters

Q1 No
Q2 No
Q3 perhaps but windows will only use one and doesn't handle being multihomed very well.
Q4 3rd party software is required to run the propriety hardware.
Q5 only if you can specify a router/ip address/gateway to go out in the program otherwise apps default to the windows routing.
 

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Hello, My wifi speed has dropped a lot since the router's firmware update. It cannot broadcast on 20/40 or 40MHz @ 2,4GHz any more. 5GHz still has the 40MHz option, though the wifi adapter only supports 2,4GHz. Which wifi adapters are supported by the S410p and can work at 5GHz?  Regards, Rob

Answer:S410p supported wifi adapters

Dear Rubke
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Kindly be informed that the Wifi adpater should meet your Wifi card's specs as following :-
 
WLAN support 802.11 /b/g/n 
 
Let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi, I've posted about this before, but as I got no reply, I think I'd better do so again.  Basically, the Wireless N-2230 and various BT adapters on this machine are insane. If I switch the BT off, the WiFi refuses to work, and even spontaneously 'loses' its drivers sometimes! The BT itself misbehaves when this happens, and sometimes keeps switching itself back on when I try to turn it on. I've tried everything, but the only thing that works is a forced reboot. In addition, I've had a 'Fan Error' AND a second Thermal Sensing Error this week.  Are there *any* software fixes I can try before going through an expensive motherboard replacement to save this machine? TIA for answers

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Hi, my SL510 work fine, but just want to know, when I open it for replace the keyboard, I found 1 intel centino mini wifi card N1000 with antenna and at the back an other one is broadcom mini wifi card 802.11g without antenna. My question is: for what fonction is broadcom mini wifi card 802.11g without antenna? All of 2 are presents as well in device manager. Any suggestion? Thx.













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Go to Solution.

Answer:SL510 found 2 wifi adapters?

Does disabling either one in Device Manager seem to affect your internet?

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I've had an on-going problem as documented here:
Wifi loses connection every few hours (tested on 2 diff wifi adapters)

It sounds like a very similar problem to what many others have reported regarding wifi problems with Windows 10:
Windows 10 internet connection dead every two hours
Connection drops completely when trying to use the Internet

And there's tons more complaints like this on Google if you do a search.

I've tried many things (as suggested in those threads), and so far none have worked. What I'm trying to do now is to manually set my wifi driver to something else, but Windows 10 isn't allowing me. I have plugged in two different USB wifi adapters (one is a Rosewill, the other is a newer one by Netgear), and I have installed the manufacturer driver files that come with those adapters, but it seems Windows 10 ignores it. When I go to my
Device Manager → Network adapters → 802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card → Properties

The driver listed is this:
Driver Provider: MediaTek, Inc,
Driver Date: 6/6/2014
Driver Version: 5.1.16.0
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

I have tried to use the "Update Driver..." process to manually set it to manufacturer drivers. No dice. It just says "The best driver software for your device is already installed."

I also tried the "Uninstall" button to get rid of the MediaTek driver. But after I reboot the system, Windows 10 automatically installs it again.

It seems the surefire solution is t... Read more

Answer:Can't change drivers for any of my USB wifi adapters

What model Adapters are you trying? Many use chips that are the same and MediaTek may be the manufacturer.

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Hello and thanks in advance. Please forgive any lack of knowledge I

may have. I am somewhat pc savvy but not much. My older desktop pc

doesn't have wifi built in so I have used an external usb adapter.

Most recently a ralink one. It started having issues and i would

disable then enable and would fix the problem. Then one day my pc

wasn't seeing it at all. I thought it might be the usb extension i was

using and plugged it directly into my machine that worked about 10

mins. I ran the troubleshooter and got this message "The wireless

network adapter is experiencing problems" so then i tried a second

adapter that has also worked in the past with the same exact results.

In device manager it says it is working properly. in the network and

sharing center under change adapter settings its there but it says its

disabled. when i click enable it says it enables it but no changes at

all. then when i click diagnose it says "There might be a problem with

the driver for the wireless network connection adapter" "windows

couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network

adapter" so then it says try these repairs as an administrator so i do

and it gives me the same error. The only fix i have tried that did not

work was going into computer management under services and got the

error "windows could not start the WLAN auto config service on local

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Answer:Wifi adapters (2) no longer working

I suppose I will just re install windows..

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I have a Y500 with the craptacular Intel Centrino-N 2230.  The wireless speeds are disgustingly slow, and randomly drop my connection as well.  I've scoured this site and a few other forums for tips.  Have tried so many different drivers (no difference), modified my router settings (no difference) and opened up the laptop to reseat the wifi card and reseat the white and black cables.  Reseating the white and black gave me a slight performance boost.  I went from about 2Mbps to 3Mbps on download speeds.  But the download speed varies so much, it is not uncommon to see less than 1 Mbps.  Meanwhile all of the other devices on my network have no problems on my Airport Extreme.  To rule out my Airport Extreme, I also hooked up my DGL-4500 and an older D-Link model, but saw no improvements. I'm wondering who here has replaced their wifi card with another?  I am seeing reports that the BIOS restricts what models can be used (THANKS, LENOVO).  While I see that there are a few mentions here and there of possible compatible cards, I haven't seen any posts from owners that have successfully replaced their stock wifi card with one of these. Anyone?  Thanks in-advance.  Love this laptop, aside from the terrible wireless.

Answer:Alternative wifi adapters for Y500?

Welcome to the forum.Did you ever see a movie called "Catch 22"?According to the Y500 HMMhttp://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pubideapad_y400y500_hmm_1st_edition_sep_2012_english.pdfThese are the whitelisted wireless cards you "should be able" to upgrade to:Unfortunately, you can't buy one from Lenovo. According to their sales rep, the FRU numbers are only for their maintenance techs, so they will know what part to order, for a replacement! So I think you would have to go to one of the stateside "Service Providers" and beg them for a wireless card. Funny though, I called up EVERY service providers within 100 miles of my location, and they either said "We don't deal with individual consumer, only corporate orders" or the provider does not deal with Lenovo "anymore". (Even though they are still listed on the Lenovo "find a service provider" site)Welcome to Catch 22, Yossarian!If you search on e-bay, you "might" find a card in this list that specifically states it's "Made for Lenovo" or some such nomenclature. However, Caveat Emptor.The only way to really get what you want in an upgraded wireless card, is to use a modified BIOS that eliminates the whitelist. Then you can buy whatever you want.All I ever wanted was the ability to use the 5 Ghz channel on my router, as my Intel N-1000 only has the 2.4 Ghz band. I guess I shouldn't complain to you. I get consistently good wireless connections at 144 max rate. DragonRider

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I have  been using operating system windows 10 on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC .It is working good     but sometimes I face wifi adapter problem .Wifi adapter stop working .What is the reason ?

Answer:wifi Adapters problem on OS windows 10 !

Hi @Khirul,Welcome to the HP Forums and Welcome! I see from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP Pavilion g6 Notebook and issues with WiFi adapter not working all the time. Here is a link that shows you how to enable away mode. It enables your computer to continue performing tasks, such as recording television programs or sharing video and music, even if you walk away from the computer. Specifically, when the computer is in Away mode.Please let me know how this goes. To show that you like, or are thankful of my post, kindly click the Thumbs up below. Thanks

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Hi
I have a modem router downstairs throwing out a 5ghz ssid and also a 2.4ghz ssid. Was thinking of using power line adaptor from modem router to upstairs to connect to another wireless router to improve WiFi signal upstairs. However I see there are new power line adaptors that create a new WiFi signal using house wiring as one connects by Ethernet to modem router and then plug the other adaptor upstairs. Thing is does the adaptor plugged upstairs throw out both ssids?

Answer:powerline WiFi adapters speed

Yes if you buy the correct ones click here

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i am facing a problem with my intel pro set wireless program. Iam unable to manage wireless profiles with this program. After i install the driver,i was able to use the intel pro wireless progam. After i restart my system, it says,"no nosupported wifi adapters available in the system". i am using windows xp sp3. with 1gb ram.. 32 bit.. please help..

Answer:no supported wifi adapters available in the system

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager do you see any devices with yellow marks, especially under Network Adapters for your Wifi adapter? If so, if you have a name brand computer (Dell, HP etc) then go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your service tag# or your make and model # and download the specific Wireless Network Adapter for your particular computer.

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Got a problem I cannot seem to solve. I need to communicate with a wifi router that is not itself directly connected to the computer in order to change its channel to improve overall signal quality for the two Wi-Fi routers I have and deconflict with a neighbor's Wi-Fi. The router I need to adjust is connected to the internet through the cable router. It is not directly connected to the computer - thus the Genie program won't talk to it. If I do wire directly to that wi-fi, the internet connection is lost (no cable port to wire it up, unfortunately) and the Genie program won't let me do anything either. So I need to know how to adjust a Wi-Fi router that is acting merely as a wireless antennae to a different router, rather than a direct connection to the internet.

Ideas?

(Background info to save time)

I have a very long house with a lot of metal in it. The Cable drop for internet is in the basement at one end. The cable router has a built in Wi-Fi serving half the house, to which I have (via a LONG cord) connected a second (NetGear) wifi router. Until recently, these have worked fine for the limited internet surfing we've done. This was necessitated by not having good signal at either end of the house if Wi-Fi was in the middle, or no signal at one end if Wi-Fi was left at one end of the house or the other. Thus, two Wi-Fi's.

However - my son is now of an age he wants to play FPS games on the laptop; meaning he needs good ping. ... Read more

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I have a Lenovo N586 that has the single band wireless N adapter.  I attempted to install a new, dual-band adapter, however the computer stopped boot at a black screen that stated my card was not approved.  What dual-band WIFI adapters are approved to upgrade this computer with? Thank you.

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hi

i am having this mind boggling issue here guyz that over my laptop win7 home premium i have connected to two wireless networks without any problems

but today i installed a rubbish software called connectify which caused all the trouble i have deleted it now to no use here is the problem

i am not able to connect to my second network it is connected but always no internet access also it gives the name "unidentified network" although i used to connect to two wifi on my laptop one with laptops router and the second tplink usb wirelss adapter just before the connectify wrecked it.

here is the thing that both my wifis are working perfectly and when i disable one adapter and connect the second it connects without any trouble but when i use both my adpters simultaneously one wifi not always the same goes ino the unidentified loop

when i see the wifi details of the unidentified network i see that ipv4 address is not listed so thats the trouble but when i connect it while other adapter is off it connects withput any trouble

what has gone wrong guyz plz my mind is numb trying to solve this issue i dont know how many times i have uninstlled insatlled every other driver but no use plz help me asap

Answer:2 networks connected over 2 wifi adapters but one always unidentified?

comeo n guyz reply

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My wireless adapter seems to be failing. I would like to replace it but would like to try a different brand than the Broadcom.  How do I know which adapters will work in my laptop?

Answer:acceptable replacement Wifi adapters for HP Envy 15

Hello @DMA49, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you are looking to replace the WLAN Module, and wanted to assist you! Are you sure that WLAN Module is indeed failing?  You can always double check by performing the Components Test, for the hardware.  You can use this document to help: HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) If you believe that the WLAN Module is failing, then please provide me with the Product Number of the notebook.  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number: HP Customer Support - Products Once I have that information, I can provide you with all the compatible WLAN Modules for your notebook. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi, I've posted about this before, but as I got no reply, I think I'd better do so again.  Basically, the Wireless N-2230 and various BT adapters on this machine are insane. If I switch the BT off, the WiFi refuses to work, and even spontaneously 'loses' its drivers sometimes! The BT itself misbehaves when this happens, and sometimes keeps switching itself back on when I try to turn it on. I've tried everything, but the only thing that works is a forced reboot. In addition, I've had a 'Fan Error' AND a second Thermal Sensing Error this week.  Are there *any* software fixes I can try before going through an expensive motherboard replacement to save this machine? TIA for answers

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I've got a Linksys WUSB300N adapter which Linksys admits through tech support, that it will not work with Win7 64-bit.

So I ordered a Rosewill RNX-N180UBE because it supposedly has Win7 64-bit compatibility, but it doesn't work either.

So I spent a couple of hours on Newegg digging through the feedback of various wifi adapters, and it's starting to look like just about all of them have problems with Win7 64-bit.

Does anyone here have any solid recommendation of one that does? I would be particularly interested in one that works with a Gigabyte motherboard with the realtek chipset.

Answer:Do any Wifi adapters for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit actually work?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Monsoon


I've got a Linksys WUSB300N adapter which Linksys admits through tech support, that it will not work with Win7 64-bit.

So I ordered a Rosewill RNX-N180UBE because it supposedly has Win7 64-bit compatibility, but it doesn't work either.

So I spent a couple of hours on Newegg digging through the feedback of various wifi adapters, and it's starting to look like just about all of them have problems with Win7 64-bit.

Does anyone here have any solid recommendation of one that does? I would be particularly interested in one that works with a Gigabyte motherboard with the realtek chipset.


Failing that you might want to take another look at fixing the original problem. Let us know if we can help

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Hi all, I have a Sony laptop, model svs151290x, with Windows 10 Professional and all patches installed. Yesterday I lost wifi connection and have been unable to find a solution online. ipconfig /all doesn't show the wifi adapter and neither does the GUI adapter page. It might be that the network card has gone bad? Or it got loose? I'm no expert, so looking forward to your expert help, thank you very much.

Answer:Wifi adapter disappeared from list of adapters

Forgot to mention that I don't see the network adapter in Device Manager either.

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(typing and posting from dads laptop)So i recently reinstalled windows 7 ultimate i think? and i didn't backup my drivers and since i have had this pc for about 3 years and it gets moved along, the little things in the back for wifi have been removed due to extensive damage. Anyways I can't do anything because i can't use the internet. Can I download the installation software for the drivers on my flashdrive and then install it on to the PC? How do I know which drivers to install? Help?

Answer:reinstalled windows, pc cant use wifi, how to install adapters?

Hi Scapegoat,
What
Little things in the back??

Your lappy has a small chip >>inside<< with 2 snap on connectors for the aerial thats also inside the display part of the lappy.

Getting back to drivers, we need some details
Control panel >> device manager >> other/problem device >> properties >> hardware info
Im after the pci/ven info
(see screenshot)

Roy

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i just installed windows 10,but came to know that windows 10 does support the wireless adapter in my HP PROBOOK 4510sDescription: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGNDriver version: 14.2.1.4 so what is the solution HP is  going to provide?

Answer:windows 10 does not support WIFI 5100 AGN adapters

sa11 wrote:i just installed windows 10,but came to know that windows 10 does support the wireless adapter in my HP PROBOOK 4510sDescription: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGNDriver version: 14.2.1.4 so what is the solution HP is  going to provide?HP only has the drivers that was made at the time the laptop came from the factory with some update only but for Windows 10 AFAIK-that would require you look at intel driver site to see if they have  Win10 listed for your wifi.

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Not sure if this is a complicated problem, or if I made it complicated. My computer specs:
HP DM4t-1000
Win 7 Home Premium (64bit) SP1
CPU i5 [email protected]
4gb ram, 500gb hdd.
Internal wifi adapter: Centrino Wireless-N 1000
USB wifi adapter: Netgear WNA3100 (bought this after problem started)

Problem: My wireless adapters show in the Device Manager, but will not connect. They show "Not connected-No connections are available" on the toolbar and the Adapter Settings window.

Background: I first noticed the problem when I ran a windows update on June 10. It included an update for the Centrino adapter. All other updates installed fine, but this one failed with no reason given. Wifi stopped working, so I retried the update. Still didn't work so I restarted computer. Wifi still didn't work so I did a Windows restore to before the update. Wifi still didn't work. Used the Intel ProSet/Wireless Tools to run a hardware test that failed. Could not read error message. Downloaded the wifi driver from Intel on my phone & transferred to my computer. Uninstalled old driver (yr 2010), restarted, and reinstalled new driver (Jan 2014) - still nothing.
Ran Intel Pro Tools again and got error message "Wireless hardware is not bound to transport driver." Googled that and found a site that said to run:
netsh int ip reset & netsh winsock reset
Did that, restarted, and problem not fixed. Uninstalled Intel Pro Tools & wifi driver, restarted, ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Win7 ignores Wifi adapters

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(typing and posting from dads laptop)So i recently reinstalled windows 7 ultimate i think? and i didn't backup my drivers and since i have had this pc for about 3 years and it gets moved along, the little things in the back for wifi have been removed due to extensive damage. Anyways I can't do anything because i can't use the internet. Can I download the installation software for the drivers on my flashdrive and then install it on to the PC? How do I know which drivers to install? Help?

Answer:reinstalled windows, pc cant use wifi, how to install adapters?

Hi Scapegoat,
What
Little things in the back??

Your lappy has a small chip >>inside<< with 2 snap on connectors for the aerial thats also inside the display part of the lappy.

Getting back to drivers, we need some details
Control panel >> device manager >> other/problem device >> properties >> hardware info
Im after the pci/ven info
(see screenshot)

Roy

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Where can I find compatible WiFi adapters?Tried to Y560 Intel WiMax / WIFI Link 5150, BIOS error about incompatibility.

Answer:ThinkPad L420: compatible WiFi adapters

http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD011513The wireless card is listed in the above link.

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Can anyone tell me the ThinkPad T540 WiFi wireless LAN adapters full about Brand, Model and Specification?Thanks...

Answer:Can anyone tell me the ThinkPad T540 WiFi wireless LAN adapters?

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p comes with any of the below said WLAN cards.
 
11b/g/n, Intel Wireless-N 7260, 2x2, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo adapter
11ac, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260, 2x2, Wi-Fi + BT combo adapter
 
You can find the detailed specifications of your desired model here.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi all!

I cannot seem to get any WiFi USB adapter I plug in to my new PC with a fresh install of Win 7 64-bit, to work. Weirdly enough, they work fine on all the other computers in the house, including Macs and PCs w/ Windows XP & Windows 7 32-bit.

- I have tried a Linksys WUSB54GC adapter. I have manually installed the x64 drivers for it. That one is recognized, but when I try to "Enable" it, it will go through the whole process of enabling w/o actually enabing.

- I have tried an Airlink 101 AWLL5077. I have installed the drivers sucessfully (I think). This one works, but it doesn't detect any WiFi networks in the area, but only on my new PC. It detects them fine on other PCs even if they are placed in the exact same location as my new PC.

- I have tried a nameless brand of WiFi adapter, shows up in device manager (on other PCs) as RTL8187_Wireless. Again, this adapter works on every other computer but when I have plugged it in to my new PC, and have installed the drivers, nothing happens. It isn't even recognized.
Original mobo drivers are fully installed. Regional settings are correct, to my knowledge.
Anyone have an idea?
Thanks!
Serra
 

Answer:Wifi Adapters Don't Work on Windows 7 64-bit Machine

Just a thought.
Is there a w7 64 bit chipset driver available on the pc makers web site.If so I might download it and see if that changes anything.
And in device manager,the usb adapters do not show up anywhere including other devices ?
 

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

router
CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06
modem
THOMPSON DCM 475

motherboard
SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version 11.45.4.3

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?

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Hello. I have three Dell XPS PCs connected via a Verizon Actiontec router to each other and to the internet, all running Windows 10 (two preinstalled, one upgraded from Windows 7). All connect fine to the internet via Ethernet and wifi, but they can only see/connect to each other via wifi. They cannot see each other via Ethernet; instead I have to turn wifi on for each of them to see/access each other. Not exactly sure when this started, but it wasn?t always like this (some windows update maybe?) I haven?t found my particular problem in searching forums, and there are so many options on what to try to fix other network issues, I?m not sure where to start.

If it?s a hardware issue, I would think it would be with the router, as it?s unlikely the hardware would fail on all three PCs. But since I can connect to the internet via both Ethernet and wifi, I think it?s unlikely a router problem. I have Norton 360 running on all the PCs, but I?ve tried disabling the firewalls, adding Network Trust and Device Trust, and the problem still exists, and again, all works fine over wifi. Could be a network driver problem, but I?ve tried uninstalling and letting windows reinstall the driver, and that hasn?t helped.

So some other setting that got messed up on all three computers at some point? Renaming the workgroup and/or PCs? An ipv6 issue? Any ideas on where to start??

Thanks for your help.

Answer:connect to internet via ethernet and wifi but to network only on wifi

Welcome to the forum. Can you ping the PCs via name and IP from another one are they all on the same workgroup

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

router
CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06
modem
THOMPSON DCM 475

motherboard
SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version 11.45.4.3

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?
 

Answer:Wifi Works, Ethernet doesn't (even with wifi disabled)

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I added a new wifi repeater to my LAN.
When i connect through it (better signal strength) to my modem i still have the internet.
But none of my mapped drives work and i can't see any Homegroup PC's on my lan.
As soon as i switch back to my regular wifi adapter they are all available again.

Is my wifi adpater linked to my Homegroup and mapped shares ?
How can i get my new adapter to map my network drives and Homegroup ?

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I have always been connected to WiFi through two network adapters in the back of my PC. They are quite small, and have two LED lights next to them that have not lit up ever since installation. Recently, however, one light is blinking orange and the other is blinking green. I have a feeling that my recent network troubles have been caused due to an issue regarding the adapters, but I do not know what the issue is. If possible, any suggested upgrades from my current WiFi adapters would help (not in range of router downstairs). Any help is appreciated.
 

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Hello Paul, I hope you will help me or any other HP Experts please! I have this Model of HP 2000-2c22DXNotebook PC. I love this laptop. I suddenly lost wifi connection. I press Fn and F12 but orenge button is still there and wifi doesnt turn on. I can plug in my internet directly then to use internet but wifi is long gone. idk what info I should give, i did research i think these infos will be helpful for you to help me. I have this: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_1854103C&REV_05PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_1854103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_0200 Also product number: D1E01UA#ABA  Win 7 64-bitPLEASE HELP!!!! THank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!

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list of mini pci-e wifi adapters with 5 ghz support?

does it exist? thanks
 

Answer:list of mini pci-e wifi adapters with 5ghz support?

Are you just wanting 5gHz or 802.11ac support?

Unless you have a gigabit gateway, or are doing large massive storage moves...you barely need either one.
 

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Windows 7 will not connect to a WiFi Network using a USB Network Adapter.

I have 3 adapters, A **Senoa SUB 364 (EXT)**, a **Repeatit SU2410 USB V2** and a **ZYXEL G202**. All of these devices install OK on Windows 7 Home Premium on my Destop PC (64 bit) and on my Asus Wii Netbook (32 bit).

In each case the adapter can be enabled/disabled and the driver properties says it is working correctly. When I try and connect to a network Windows 7 behaves as though the adapter does not exist and reports no networks.

The Wii has an integrated adapter which works perfectly under Windows and connects to either of the 3 networks available to me.

I have done all the checks I can on the configuration. What seems odd to me is that it happens to all 3 devices on 2 different windows 7 PCs both of which are working perfectly in any other respect.

This suggests the common denominator is me and I must be doing something wrong.. what's also strange is that I cannot find any similar problems being reported on any of the forums.

From what reading I've been able to do it seems like the new wifi virtualisation thingy in W7 is not recognising the adapters which suggests I', missing a configuration option somewhere.

Looking forward to finding out if I'm not alone or just being stupid.

Pete
 

Answer:Solved: USB Wifi Adapters Installed OK but not working on Win7

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my son has a self built computer that he has had for years. He just put in a new mother board and hard drive. The company that installed them insisted he update to windows 10. Finally getting it home, his wifi adapter would not install drivers. Went to store and bought new wifi adapter. linksys next-gen ac max-stream ac600 wifi micro usb adapter. He had a netgear one before. He basically had same issue. The computer will connect using ethernet cable, download a program with cable. found this solution, son is at work so I do not know if this will work. Is there a preferred wifi adapter for windows 10?

Answer:wifi adapter issues, preferred adapters for windows 10

dtore said:

my son has a self built computer that he has had for years. He just put in a new mother board and hard drive. The company that installed them insisted he update to windows 10. Finally getting it home, his wifi adapter would not install drivers. Went to store and bought new wifi adapter. linksys next-gen ac max-stream ac600 wifi micro usb adapter. He had a netgear one before. He basically had same issue. The computer will connect using ethernet cable, download a program with cable. found this solution, son is at work so I do not know if this will work. Is there a preferred wifi adapter for windows 10?



Hi dtore and welcome to Tenforums.
Have you tried here?
Linksys Official Support - Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream AC600 Wi-Fi Micro USB Adapter
.

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I'm running Vista and plugged in both my wifi adapters for my HTPC - a dual-band 802.11N adapter and an older 802.11G adapter. I set the connections up and merged them.

I have a question about what is actually going on here. I notice in the task manager that each of these adapters is getting traffic - they switch off and sometimes transfer simultaneously, depending on what i'm doing.

What is the logic behind what traffic goes to each adapter? I want a true "dual-band" setup to so that the each can help in the other's shortcomings (2.4ghz has better range but the 5ghz is out of the cordless phone frequency). Can anyone shed some light as to what is going on here? I'm hoping this cures my random "skips" in streaming movies from my server. Thanks.

Ryan
 

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Bluetooth and wifi adapters are missing on device manager

Answer:Can't find Bluetooth and wifi adapters on device manager

I am also suffering from this problem.please help me..wifi network apadter and Bluetooth adapter are missing

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I added a new wifi repeater to my LAN.
When i connect through it (better signal strength) to my modem i still have the internet.
But none of my mapped drives work and i can't see any Homegroup PC's on my lan.
As soon as i switch back to my regular wifi adapter they are all available again.

Is my wifi adpater linked to my Homegroup and mapped shares ?
How can i get my new adapter to map my network drives and Homegroup ?

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Hi guys please help me
I have this one modem at home and if i connect it using wireless on my laptop it says it cannot connect or "limited access" i also tried using another wifi (router) still the same output..
i have browsed so many forums but still cant find the solution.. i also tried downloading the latest network adapter but upon installing it just says "NO INTEL ADAPTERS ARE PRESENT IN THIS COMPUTER"

also can someone please tell me why there are lots of "UNKNOWN DEVICES" on my Network Adapters and also what is missing.. please help

Answer:Win7 laptop cant connect on wifi: No intel adapters are present....

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. What is the Model Number of your Computer ? .. Read the Link below and follow the Instructions .. Then Post back a screenshot of your Missing Device Drivers ..

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=115192.0

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Hello,I've been reading that lenovo do not support just any wifi adapter in their notebooks.I wish to upgrade mine, but I can't figure out which ones are compatible.All I could find is a list of 3, that didn't even include and Intel and the Lenovo ones that were sold installed in these notebooks.Any idea which are the latest gen card that would work? Preferably low energy ones. (Intel?)Or just the whole list... Thanks in advance!

Answer:What internal wifi adapters supported by Lenovo 3000 N200?

hi N200,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This Maintenance Manual should list what is compatible with it.
Any WLAN that's not on the list will not work.
All WLAN that's on the list should have a Lenovo FRU sticker on it, if it does not have the FRU sticker even if the same model, it may not work.
 
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3553_03.pdf
 
If you are looking for a more recent or Latest WLAN adapter,
   I suggest you purchase a USB WLAN that could meet your preference.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver





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I was a little puzzled by part of the answer in the current issue (February 2014) to the magazine's Helproom question headed "Powerline Adapters". You stated that the adapter should be given a channel number "that's as far away as possible from that of the main wi-fi router".
My set-up includes a TP-Link WiFi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE). When this connects to my wifi router, it automatically assumes the SAME channel number as the router, and in fact there is no option on the web-based configuration management pages to change it. And if the router channel is changed, the Range Extender automatically follows.
As far as I can tell, there is no interference caused between the two. The only slight disadvantage I can see is that once a device has latched onto one of the signals, it stays connected to the original source even if moved close to the alternative.
So my question I guess is - is the Range Extender operating correctly, or is there some setting I've missed that would allow the channel to be set so that it doesn't interfere of weaken the source signal?
(Apologies - originally posted in wrong forum)

Answer:WiFi Powerline Adapters Range Extenders - Channel setting

"You stated that the adapter should be given a channel number "that's as far away as possible from that of the main wi-fi router"."
That's the wrong advice for wireless extenders. The channel number should always be the same as the router's. So, your setup is working as it should.
"The only slight disadvantage I can see is that once a device has latched onto one of the signals, it stays connected to the original source even if moved close to the alternative."
When the signal becomes too weak it's unusable then the wireless client should then latch on to the stronger signal. Can you test this? Are you having wireless connection problems?

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Hello, I have two wifi pci airlink super g adapters ( AWLH4130 model ). They are the same model, same chipset, and use the same driver. What I am trying to do is to get the internet connection from one adapter and then use the other to share the internet connection to other computers using ICS and ad-hoc connections. The adapters work fine, because I have been able to use them at the same time in ubuntu linux, so I cant figure out why it does not work under winxp, I have been trying to fix this for two whole days now. The problem is that if both adapters are connected to my main board, my operating system only recognizes one of them. I can see the other adapter in the Hardware List of Windows Hardware Manager, it says that the device can not start and shows the error code #10. If I unplug my first adapter, then the second adapter works fine. Also, when typing ipconfig /all command, only one wireless adapter appears. Could anyone please tell me what could be the problem?
Thanks in advance.

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