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Problems with wireless network adapter

Question: Problems with wireless network adapter

To start off, my laptop is an Asus G75VW-AS71. The wireless network adapter is an Atheros AR9485WB-EG.

The issue I'm having only starts when I play an online game. It's not a specific one, it happens with all my games. After about a few matches, I will begin to experience terrible lag spikes. (Ranging from 300-500 ms, sometimes even going up to over 2000) Usually the spikes are permanent. I will jump to around 300 ping, and hover in that general number, with it occasionally sliding back down to my normal 82, only to immediately spring back up again. After this begins to happen, any application I use that uses internet (internet browser, skype, etc) also lags/is severely slowed down.

This lag is never experienced on any other system using our wireless internet, which makes me believe it is in fact my laptop's wireless adapter that is the problem.

Doing a windows troubleshoot on the adapter DOES fix it, but it only fixes it for about 10 to 15 minutes, and then I begin to lag again. Also, the troubleshooter seems to only be able to fix it once. If I try to troubleshoot the adapter again after already fixing it before that way, the troubleshooter will tell me that it couldn't find anything wrong.

Manually restarting the adapter only works once as well. Restarting the computer does not help the problem.
If the laptop is shut down for a few hours and started back up, the adapter will work properly as long as I do not start a game.

Could anyone help tell me how to stop this from happening? Do I need to get a new adapter or is there something I can do for the current one?

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Answer: Problems with wireless network adapter

Are you sure it is not an issue with your router? Also I dont know where to get Atheros drivers other than from the manufacturer (vaio, lenovo, etc) website. There are no official drivers

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

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

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

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

Answer:Problems with wireless network adapter and network connection driver

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

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

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

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

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Hi Guys.
Me again with another problem. It's my laptop's wireless network adapter. It will work fine for say an hour then all of a sudden disables. I looked in the properties and tried to enable it and it does nothing. I can't understand whats wrong with it as it works for a while then suddenly cuts out. Really really annoying though. Makes things like playing poker online a pain in the ***. !

Pleeeeeeeease help.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter Problems.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5553 with an Atheros ar5b97 wireless adapter. I recently moved to France from England and until the move I was able to connect. I don't know if it's a coincidence but when I got to my new flat I was not able to connect to the wireless home network. Other computers can and I can connect with an ethernet cable. After two days of trying all the options and solutions the troubleshooter gave to no avail it suddenly connected. That lasted two days and now it won't work again. The troubleshooter says there's a problem with the default gateway or the network adapter. The network icon tells me I'm connected but have no access, then it says 'Identifying Network' then it disconnects, then it identifies it, connects for a second and then disconnects again. I have reset the network adapter, uninstalled it and installed but nothing works.
Do I need to buy a new adapter?
Thank you

Answer:Wireless network adapter problems

Quote: Originally Posted by manuelal

I have an Acer Aspire 5553 with an Atheros ar5b97 wireless adapter. I recently moved to France from England and until the move I was able to connect. I don't know if it's a coincidence but when I got to my new flat I was not able to connect to the wireless home network. Other computers can and I can connect with an ethernet cable. After two days of trying all the options and solutions the troubleshooter gave to no avail it suddenly connected. That lasted two days and now it won't work again. The troubleshooter says there's a problem with the default gateway or the network adapter. The network icon tells me I'm connected but have no access, then it says 'Identifying Network' then it disconnects, then it identifies it, connects for a second and then disconnects again. I have reset the network adapter, uninstalled it and installed but nothing works.
Do I need to buy a new adapter?
Thank you

Hi and welcome

Please run this

Start>search>CMD>IPCONFIG /ALL

Make a screenshot of the output and upload it to us.

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I have two new wireless usb adapters:

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter Problems

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

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Hi there

I have a dell Inspiron 6400, and just recently when coming out of sleep mode there is no connection available to the internet.

Windows network system reports that a reset of the wireless adapter may fix the problem (Hardware reset). Usually I end up doing a complete reboot to reset the adapter in the laptop. (Annoying)

Is there any way of getting vista to stop switching off the adapter when in sleep mode. It didn't use to do this, and I was wondering if an automatic update has caused this, or if it's a hardware problem.

Vista Business Edition, SP1, Dell Inspiron 6400 with Intel(R) Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network adapter

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter Problems

Yep....go to Device Manager and rt. click on the wireless adapter, select properties. In the Properties window select the Power Management tab and uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device". Click on OK and restart the computer.

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Hey Guys.

I own a HP HDX 18 notebook (Model no: X18-1101EA), and am having problems with the wireless adapter. The adapter continously registers as being disabled (whilst device manager would register it as being enabled). When I ask Windows to diagnose the problem, it says the wireless adapter is disabled, it mentions something about enabling the wireless adapter through BIOS, via. the system configuration utility menu, and going to 'Inbuilt Devices' and enabling through there. However, such an option ceases to exist on my computer.

I thought the problem might've existed because I installed Windows 7 to my computer, however, when I used the recovery CD's to put it back to its original factory settings (Vista), the problem still exists.

Any suggestions people?

Answer:Problems with wireless network adapter - Arrrgghh!!

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Yes the first thing to do is enter Bios F10 key as soon as computer starts up, start tapping the F10 key until you enter bios.

Go to "system configuration utility" , "Inbuilt Devices". Check and enable the device if you need to.

Let us know if it works or not....

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Hello, please, can someone help me? I am trying to install the wireless adapt (belkin) but is not working. I run the software from the CD, I plug in the adapter but the Device is UNKNOWN. I am not an expert, I already went to the device manager and I cannot see the belkin software being installed. I did this many times -remoing the soft and installing it again, but it doesn;t work.Many thanksSteven

Answer:problems with wireless G USB network adapter F5D70

DO NOT USE THE BELKIN SOFTWARE.My apologies for shouting there, but this has been said so many times before. Of all the adapter management software, that is possibly the worst. Decent routers, but shabby software. click here and scroll down.

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The built-in WLAN in my laptop stopped working, so I bought a USB WLAN adapter. I quickly realized that Windows 7 does not share wireless network connections between different adapters. So my questions are:

1. Is there a way to make Win7 share wireless connections across adapters?
2. Failing that, is there a way to port connections from one adapter to another?
3. Is there a way to export/import wireless networks to a human-readable file (e.g. XML) for back up and future usage?


Answer:Win7 wireless adapter and network problems

it should have seen the adapter and worked - the reason it does not - may be why your built in wlan does not work

lets see an ipconfig /all and device manager and xirrus screen shot

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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i have been trying to uninstall the program belkin wireless g usb network adapter from my system. the add/remove will not do it nor will the cd that came with the product. i am running with ms windows 2000 pro. this is the adapter that plugs into the usb port. belkin part # fsd7050 version 2000. any & all all help would be appreciated!

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Hope someone can help. My Thinkpad Edge E325 is less than two years old. I've had problems on and off with losing  wireless access but always sorted it by using the troubleshooter to reset the adapter. Until recently that is. The past month has been a nightmare! Most of the time I cannot access the wireless router in my office, everyone else has no problem at all. The Device manager does not list the LAN adapter card therefore the wireless switch on the computer shows only bluetooth connections. I have downloaded and installed the driver and software for the card several times and it has worked - for a while. Today though, no joy, despite uninstalling and reinstalling again. The wireless adapter software is listed in the programs list. I'm about to throw this infernal thing out of the window!! Any suggestions anyone??? Eternally grateful for any help.  

Answer:Constant problems with Wireless LAN Network Adapter card

I have a 540-E..I am experiencing the same problems. Did you get any answers from Lenovo about this? May be it has something do to with compatibility with my wireless router... My girl has a mac and I have both an iPad and an iPhone that works fine..Usually my internet starts acting up after 10-15 min of surfing and I have to reset the network card or restart my CPU to get it back up. This Thinkpad is only a week old...

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I am a first time Lenovo owner.I tried to replace the Intel wireless-n 2230 card in my Lenovo Y510p Ideapad notebook with an Intel 7260HMW ac adapter and got an error message at boot stating "Unauthorized wireless network card detected.  Power off computer and remove adapter".I have 4 questions.  All answers would be appreciated, or at least entertaining.1)  is there a way to get this to work?  or will their be a bios update adding more hardware to the "whitelist"?2) Does Lenovo have email support? ('cuz I can't find it)3) Does Lenovo realize that proprietary hardware requirements in PC's almost killed several major PC brands about 10 years ago?!  Not to mention the major lawsuits won against these companies.  Do they also realize that because of this (not to mention the horribly slow performance of the PC and the worst mousepad ever) that people like me will send memos to all of their employees, and post to all of their friends on social media, stating that the (my) company will never buy another Lenovo product and explain why?  And that a conservative estimate would be that Lenovo will loose about 200+ PC sales over the course of 2 years (this is taking into account the % of people in the pool tha will actually buy a PC in that time and the % of Lenovo's market share) because of this single poor impression of their product?4) Do they realize that if they fix the pro... Read more

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Hi guys I am Andrew and I recently installed the Beta Release of Windows 7 well the issue I am having is that when ever I run the CD it says that it is not compatible, well I am using an F5D7050 adapter and a 1444 router. So is there anyway to bypass it to make it think it is Vista? It is compatible with Vista, Xp, and previous versions. Also after upgrading is there a way to downgrade back to XP which is what I am running, Windows XP Pro SP3.


Answer:Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter Driver Problems

Hi, IFailed, and welcome to the forums.

Yes, see Compatibility Mode

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Hi can anyone help my new Samsung laptop has just stopped allowing me access to the internet. Its not a problem with the router as I have a wired connection to a desktop that is fine. My laptop has been working ok but now I just get 'Limited Access' from the status bar. All the other checks have been made with ISP the Intel(R) Centrino(R) wireless N130 is supposed to be working according to the network properties dialogue box. Also have wired the ethernet from desktop to laptop and still the same response so narrowing it down to the possible driver software.

If you think that is the case does anyone know where I can get fix?

Answer:Network wireless adapter problems - Limited Access

Hello woody,

If you can use another computer to download the most recent driver software to a USB stick, it might be better for this - Download it and let it alone until you uninstall the current one. In fact, uninstall everything related to wireless connections. Then install the new driver software and input all the information it asks.

Run this command: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Try this tutorial to see if it helps anything: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

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My wireless Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter
in my fs amilo pa 1358 just died it does not work
under Windows XP or Ubuntu.

(i)It does not show up under the device manager under any OS.
(ii) The card is probably on cuz the LED for WiFi is shining on the front of the laptop.
(iii)I cannot see the card under BIOS .Can anyone give me a method of entering advanced options BIOS on this laptop cuz standard BIOS options using the key F2 at bootup are so few ,I read somewhere that the advanced options are hidden so users to not tamper with them and the key combination or password to enter the advanced BIOS settings are only available to service technicians.

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

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

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

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I recently moved into my new place, with no convenient place to put my computer using a wire to my router. (Orange live box)
So I decided to buy a "Belkin: N Wireless USB Network Adapter"
I can't seem to get it to connect.

Anyone got any advice on how to connect this device, i'm not sure wether or not it is my router or belkin that is being a pain in the bum.

Answer:Solved: Belkin: N Wireless USB Network Adapter connection problems

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I'm using Toshiba L755 laptop with Realtek RTL8188CE wireless network adapter. It shows a red X mark on the status bar icon though it says that Connections are available. When I tried Troubleshooting it says that the wireless network adapter is experiencing problems. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver but nothing changed. I've also searched for the latest driver version of the network adapter and installed it but nothing changed as well. Restarting the computer also does not help. I don't know what to do anymore. Any suggestions?

Type of Broadband: DSL
Make of Router: D-Link Wireless N-150 Home Router

Thank you very much.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ricky-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet C
ontroller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E8-9A-8F-D3-EC-03
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Wireless Network Adapter is experiencing problems *Realtek RTL8188CE*

Hello and welcome nonomi try these for starters

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbish these find.
Just out of interest where did you get the driver from?? I always go to the manufacturers site as I am not a great fan of the Windows feature.

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My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L500D PLSK0A-00U009 And i can connect to the internet fine but the speed is incredibly slow and no matter what i do i cant fix it ive tryed Reinstalling and fiddling with the settings and with no luck. Does anyone know how to fix the problem with the speed im having test shows the speed at 0.52kbp/s Download and upload at 1.45kbp/s Please help

Answer:Problems with Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps PCIE Network Adapter

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Network Adapter/Wireless Adapter compatability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

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

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

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

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

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

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Go to Solution.

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

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

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

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

In short:

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

More detailed:

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

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

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

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Hello TSG Forums,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Losing Wireless Network Adapter and Network Recognition

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

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Hi All

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

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

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


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

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I am currently encountering problems with my internet connection because of a problem to my computer's Network Adapter which; Realtek RT Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) additionally, I cannot watch movies with my computers Media Player because there is also a problem to the; Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.

I have tried updating in Systems but says the driver software for the device is up to date. I even tried disabling it but the problem still persist. Even scanning it incase of hardware change, but still a problem.

Is there any advice on how I can configure the problem.

Answer:Network Adapter and VGA Graphic Adapter problems

Originally Posted by ausred

I am currently encountering problems with my internet connection because of a problem to my computer's Network Adapter which; Realtek RT Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) additionally, I cannot watch movies with my computers Media Player because there is also a problem to the; Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.

I have tried updating in Systems but says the driver software for the device is up to date. I even tried disabling it but the problem still persist. Even scanning it incase of hardware change, but still a problem.

Is there any advice on how I can configure the problem.

Hello ausred, and welcome to Windows Vista Forums.

First, can you describe the "problems" you are having with your Ethernet card?

Can you post a screen shot of the Ethernet card entry in your "Device Manager"?

It would look like this:


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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter vs. Wireless Router Module

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

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

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

Hope This Helps,

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

Answer:Problem with wireless network adapter or acces network

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

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter or Ethernet PCI Network Card

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

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

For reference I'm looking into the following.


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

Answer:Wireless USB network adapter vs. Wireless PCI card

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

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

Answer:Wireless network adapter won't recognize my network

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

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

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

Answer:no wireless network adapter

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

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

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

Computer issues, going wireless.

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

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

Answer:Looking for Wireless Network Adapter

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

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

Opinions are welcome.


Answer:USB Wireless Network Adapter

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

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

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

Answer:wireless  usb  network adapter

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

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

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

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

I was wondering about the installation and setup.

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless network USB adapter?

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

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

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

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


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Hi everyone

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

Answer:Wireless network adapter

Uninstall the driver
reboot the PC
Reinstall the driver

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

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

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

Any suggestions are appreciated

Answer:Wireless Network USB Adapter - which one?

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter down

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:What to do to fix wireless network adapter?

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

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

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

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

Hi lascott, welcome to sevenforums.

Can you please post a picture of your network adapters?

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

Click Change Adapter Settings

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

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

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

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

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

Answer:USB wireless network adapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are both of these consoles in the same room?

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

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

so also the services

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

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

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

Also to help us identify what may be causing the issue
Check the event log, there may be clues to what is failing. To do that
Start >
control panel >
administrative tools >
event Viewer>
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My HP Vista laptop suddenly will not connect to internet, when days ago it worked by Wifi. I cannot download your TSG... since I cannot access internet on that laptop.

I tried the following:

I select Connect to a network
Windows cannot find any networks

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

Can you connect to the network via Ethernet Cable?

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

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

Answer:Do I need a wireless network adapter?

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

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

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

running on vista with nvidia nforce networking controller version

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

Answer:wireless network adapter help

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

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

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I have a laptop and I am not connected to the internet but there are lots of hotpots around. but cannot connect would a Wireless USB Network adapter help me to connect?

Answer:Wireless USB Network adapter

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

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter

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

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hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

please help me...

Answer:wireless network adapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Type the following commands:





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

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Does it matter what kind of network adapter I purchase?

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


Answer:Wireless network adapter

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

This would be better IMHO.

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

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

Answer:wireless network adapter

Tifa__x said:

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless network adapter

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

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

My New Wireless does not work -

Wireless, Basic Configuration -

Wireless Security -

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

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter down?

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

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

Answer:Can not locate wireless network adapter

Quote: Originally Posted by bsanford121

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

Hi bsanford121,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

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

Enable wireless adaptor

Hope it helps.

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I am trying to install driver for TP Link : TL-WN821N, but it says that Wireless network adapter is not detected. When I try to install the driver via Device manager, it says that no driver was found.

Would appreciate any help!

Answer:Wireless Network adapter is not detected

One thought: newer PCs have USB 3 ports. Do not use these for the wireless adapter. Find a USB 2.0 port to use.

Do you hear the USB device connected sound when you plug the adapter in?

Give this a try:
Remove any previous adapter software installation
Remove the adapter
Optional: (If available, Restore Windows to a date before the first install attempt.)
Turn the PC off. Wait one minute.
Turn the PC on > wait until desktop fully loads
Plug in the adapter > wait for it to be detected > "Windows can't find driver..." > OK
Now install driver software.

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Ok I have the Dlink Rangebooster N router and notebook card from Newegg recently. I have the router up and running perfectly. I have a laptop with internal wireless connecting at 270 but I have another desktop I built using a Rosewill PCMCIA adapter to use the N notebook adapter on the new computer. Problem is that the new computer is only connecting at 54 which is G speeds. Is there some sort of setting on the notebook card somewhere that tells it to use g or n? Right now the router is using WPA-TPIK (pardon if wrong arrangement of letters) and is mixed g and n. I set it to N only and the new desktop will not even recognize the router so something is up with the notebook adapter or maybe the PCMCIA adapter will only allow g speeds.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter Issues

Is N spose'd to be 108?

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I've recently swapped around a Linksys PCI wireless card and and Linksys wireless G USB network adapter on my two computers.However, I'm sure I've installed everything correctly but the USB adapter occasionally disconnects from the router and I get a message coming up saying that it cannot find the wireless network.I'm not sure why this is happening because it was fine on the other computer. Any ideas?

Answer:Linksys Wireless G Network Adapter

Have you switched the Router of and computers then restart router allow to settle down then reboot main computer that router connected to. follow by any

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I recently had to reload windows vista but the wireless network adapter won't work.  I've tried searching and downloading a driver but apparently it was the wrong one.  The hardware lds is PCI\VEN_168&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_1381103&REV_01  I know this is a really old computer but it works to allow the kids to do kid things on it so any help is appreciated.  Thank you

Answer:wireless network adapter / driver

Hello tbjones1025,  Please try this drivers and see if that helps :     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee    

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

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter - Num Lock

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

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Hi All,

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

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

Your help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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Hello! I got a problem that really driving me crazy!!!!!
I can't establish any wi-fi connections, despite fact that I`am in wi-fi area. Problem appear about 6 month ago, without a reason (I do not changed hardware or any other crucial software). I have Asus N53SM notebook, which have option to manually switch on/off wireless adapter. So, if it is manually turned off there is a picture of wi-fi antenna with red cross on it, but if it is turned on, but there are no available connections it shows icon of signal strength with red cross on it. So, no matter what I do and how many wi-fi connections are there, icon shows that wi-fi adapter is not turned on at all (picture of wi-fi antenna with red cross on it)!!!!!
My PC recently returned from repair service, which said that problem is in my OS and used drivers, despite fact that I tried several versions of Windows 7 (and even Windows 8), no matter which OS I use problem stays. Every time when I tried to reinstall Windows I used original driver CD which came with PC, so drivers work well, because earlier, more than a year it worked without any problem.
After all drivers are set, in device manager section "other devices" --> "Network controller" there is "!" which says that, not all drivers were installed successfully. I dunno how could it happen, if driver CD is original. It is quite possible that Windows Update could get needed updates, but I do not have access to the wi-fi and Internet. And why... Read more

Answer:Wireless network adapter is turned on, but PC say`s it is not

Well; at this point what i would do is go into the device manager section of the system section of the control panel and remove any wireless adapters listed in the system section. Then reboot and let windows hopefully re-detect and reinstall the adapter(s). Also, one other thing to try is to power cycle your network equipment. Unplug the power cords to both the router and modem; wait about a minute or so; then plug the modem back in first and let that fully boot; then plug the router back in and let that fully boot. Try both of these things and see what happens. If neither of these solve your issue; post back and we can take it from there.

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Hi there. Here is my product key for reference:
Pkey: C6S52EA#ABU
Serial: [Personal Information Removed]
I have a problem to connect to Wifi. now can only online by ethernet cable. Tried to solve on my own but seems to be a dead end. I believe it happened right after Win10 is installed
I noticed some of the hp staffs ask for the PCI number thingy, so heres mine just in case needed.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter Missing

Welcome to the HP Forums! I see from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP Pavilion g6-2212sa Notebook and Wireless connecting issues. Here is an excellent starting point. I would uninstall all that is listed in the Network adapter section and restart the Notebook. Here is a link to your driver page. What you see in the Network adapters should match the Download. Please get back to me how this goes.  To show that you are thankful of my post, click the Thumbs up below.  Thanks.

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I've followed some on the steps provided on here, but I still can not connect to the internet via wireless option error message appears as "there might be a problem with the driver for the wireless network connection adapter" I've downloaded the latest version from the Dell support site and it still doesn't work. please help. I'm available to connect if I plug in the Ethernet cable directly to my laptop.

Answer:Wireless network adapter not working

Welcome jeccajo2013

Is there a button on the laptop that turns the wireless ON/OFF ? My step-daughter forgets to check this all the time.

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so i have a netgear wireless network adapter, it works for a bit but then it just says no internet access. My brother has the exact same adapter and has no issues. I am in safe mode with networking and it works, so i assume its a software issue. Any ideas? i will post any info needed. thank you!

Answer:Wireless Network Adapter is quitting on me!

I am in safe mode with networking and it works, so i assume its a software issue. Any ideas?Click to expand...

Top suspect is a firewall or security suite. What is, or ever was, on the system?

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