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HP Mini crispified my mouse adapter?

Q: HP Mini crispified my mouse adapter?

I left a mouse adapter inside the USB port of my HP Mini laptop. I never used the mouse, but kept it in there just incase. Never gave me any problems until i noticed a burning smell coming from the case. I started receiving tooltips in the corner that the adapter wasn't being recognized, and so i reached to pull it out and discovered it was very hot.. after pulling, it had split into two parts.

How this did happen? The way it was built, the case never gets enough cooling.. but it doesn't seem normal for heat to have gone straight to the port like that either, other components should have melted way before that.

HP Mini

A: HP Mini crispified my mouse adapter?

My guess would be that the dongle was the problem, early failure. I don't think the netbook made it hot enough to cause a problem.

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I am desperate. really really desperate, I don't know what to do anymore

I spent a lot of money on a new gaming pc and it has been a complete nightmare from the start. I have wireless network at home so I had to het a usb wifi adapter, the Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter.

Its setup cannot complete because it is stuck eternally at "detecting adapter"

I sought online but it's only people reporting the problem and NOBODY giving a solution. pleas pleeeaaaase somebody help.

A:Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter stuck detecting adapter

Power down PC...while it off remove USB wifi adapter....power on PC. When PC has finished booting up, search in the uninstall programs list for any software related Netgear and uninstall it. Reboot and start the process again.

According to the system requirements for that device, it does not support windows 10, which may be you issue.

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Hi All,

I have a Seagate 500gb USB drive and I want to be able to connect to it with both of my PCs. So, I bought a Pluscom mini NAS USB adapter. Unfortunately the installation disc was U/S and despite several requests to Pluscom I've got nowhere.
I have connected the adapter to my router via RJ45 cable and I can see the device on both PCs networks. However, every time I try to connect with the USB hdd I am asked for a user and password. I insert the device's admin/admin but it's not what it wants. I insert the router's details, that doesn't work. I insert the respective PC's name/pw, that doesn't work.
Does anyone have any experience with this particular device and can help me, please?

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I have a Sony Mavica Digital Camera that uses 8cm mini cd-rw disks. The camera came with an adapter ring to snap on to the mini cd-rw so that it can be read in CD-ROM drives with no inner groove such as mine. I lost the adapter ring and now have no way of reading the disks. There is an USB option but that doesn't work and I don't like to figure that out right now. I just want to know where can I purchase something similar to the adapter ring?


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I recently purchased a Compaq Presario desktop with no integrated wifi. So I picked up a usb adapter. The Retail Plus website says the adapter is compatible with Windows 7. However, after I run the setup and plug in the adapter, the drivers do not install. My apartment is wireless only, so I can't connect my desktop to the internet to download drivers. I do have a laptop with wifi, so I tried installing the usb adapter on it. Everything went smoothly and the usb works on the laptop. So I tried putting the drivers on a disc and putting them on the desktop, no luck. I downloaded a package from the Retail Plus website and I still cannot get the drivers to work.

Unfortunately, I am not very computer savvy. Any suggestions to make this work?

A:Retail Plus Mini Wireless USB Adapter

Hi jatermeer , Welcome to the forums , Power off the laptop , insert the usb adaptor, power on the laptop and windows will find the driver for you

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I have one of those micro/mini USB wireless adapters that I'm trying to get working on a reconstituted Win7 HP box. I have a fresh install of Win 7 but have no idea where the driver for the adapter is, so the machine does not see it. I'm not even sure it needs a driver.

Here's the weird thing; I recently plugged the USB wifi thingie into my other box (Win 7 Pro/64) in order to get the PC talking to my smart TV across the room so I could watch Netflix and it came right up fine with no tweaking. I didn't do a thing except reboot. If it needs a driver, it somehow just found it, or does not seem to want one.

On this 2nd box with Pro/64 I can also easily get to the display shown in attachment that shows wireless bars, but on the 1st PC with Win7 Home Prem, going to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing center produces no such display. All it shows is the broadband connection to the cat 5 cable running to my router. It's like the Home Prem system does not support wireless. I did reinstall all drivers from the GByte disc that came with the mobo.

Any ideas?

A:Need driver for mini USB wireless adapter

Have you tried different USB ports?
Especially the ones on the back.

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I was wondering what would be a good, quiet, 250-300w ac power supply for the mini itx form factor?

A:What's a good mini ITX power adapter?

This might be one

(copy and paste it, sorry it won't let me post links yet)

It's a mini itx, and got good reviews, and it's 250 watts. Also newegg is a great company i use them all the time for electronics.

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I don't have this Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter to start a hotspot where do i find it???

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I recently bought a bluetooth adapter online (Mini Wireless Bluetooth v2.0 USB 2.0 Adapter, Square Shaped). I just got it today, but when I pluged it in, it did not work correctly. I get a error code 1 and the device is not configued correctly.

It is listed as
MotioninJoy Virtual Xinput device for Windows

The hardware ID is

A:Driver help for a mini bluetooth adapter

Though i don't know too much about your problem, it did lead me to this site.
It is Motion in Joy related, so may be of some help to you.

Of course others here may still be able to assist.


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Hi All
Attached is a picture of a Mini Disc Adapter and after a long search I am having problems trying to find out who sells them, because my main computer has a slot instead of a draw to load dvd/cd's into it does not take the little mini cd's that often come with hardware purchased with software to put on your computer.
I have to load it on to the other computer, copy all that is on the disc and put it on my external drive then transfer it to the main computer.
I know I could set it up to transfer from one computer to another but I don't want to have two computers on to do one job
if anyone knows where I can buy these, on line or at a physical store, (does not matter what country) could you pass that info on, much appreciated

A:Solved: Mini Disc adapter

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I have a mini pcie mSATA card that I want to use for a desktop of mine. Kingston sm200s3 60GB

I believe there are only 2 options.
1. SATA > SATA adapter > mSATA card
2. PCIe slot > PCI adapter > mSATA card.

As far as 2. goes; I have found a card that fits into a PCIe slot which has an input for the mSATA card.

I know that this is not the ideal way to hook up the card but I don't see any more options.

Which is there better way to go or what am I missing?

A:Mini PCIe and adapter VS. SATA

Whatever has an mSATA interface for it will work.

From here SSD Kingston 60GB SM200S3/60G mSATA p/ Ultrabook,tablet - Atera Inform?tica

its a SATA 3 device, so for optimal performance you should use something that can guarantee enough bandwith to not bottleneck it.

PCIe bandwith depends from number of lanes used (a x1 card has one lane, a x2 card has two and so on) and the PCIe revision/version of both devices. The panel on the right here gives all speeds so just multiply that by the number of lanes the card has and you will find out its bandwith. SATA 3 has 6 GB/s of theoretical max bandwith, although actual transfer speed does not go above 1 GB/s afaik.

This Mini PCIe PCI E mSATA Intel Samsung SSD SATA 3 III Adapter Card with Case | eBay

this SATA III Dual Port to mSATA X 2 w/ PCI-e Bracket | MSATA-2XS3-BKT

are examples of what you listed as 1, and stuff I would orient myself towards if my mobo had SATA 3 connectors already. Because... hey, why waste PCIe slots for that?

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Windows 7
Motherboard : Gigbyte p67a-UD-3r-b3

I have a Intel dual band WiFi adapter mini pci express :

I recently bought a mini pci express to pci-e adapter that had 3 antennas from ebay:

I installed them mini pci-e into the pcie with one problem which i think doesn't matter: the intel mini pci-e does not reach the top screw holes of the adapter but the antenna wires are still connected to it. I then placed the pcie adapter into a pcie slot on the motherboard of my pc.

When turning on the computer my windows 7 recognized 4 drivers and installed them all. From memory i know one was a USB composite driver and the remaining 3 were USB input devices? This confused me immensely. I dont know what to do next to be honest. Obviously its not working properly and furthermore, the USB composite driver is under the 'Universal seriel bus controllers' group in device manager; with the other three under 'Human interface devices'.

Now, i received a cord with the mini pci-e to pci-e which plugs into the side of the adapter (you can see this slot in the photos of the ebay link above but the actual cord is not in the photos). I did not attach this cord as i do not know where it goes on the motherboard. I have attached the photo of the cord- the white end goes into the... Read more

A:PCI to mini pci express Adapter installation help

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I just acquired a Belkin mini to use with my headphones.

Step 1 is to install the BT adapter. on the support website, it says that because I use Windows 8, I shouldn't have anything to install.

But things don't happen like they're supposed to. it seems that when I plug the USB adapter, something happens but then nothing else. So I install anyway the setup program on the CD. again when installation is over, nothing happens, no desktop icon, no special tray icon.
At this point I should point out that my ACER predator desktop PC has an inbuilt Bluetooth device... but for some reason it too can't seem to connecto to headphones, hence the purchase of the belkin adapter. So in my tray, there already was a bluetooth icon.

So what I did, was check the device manager to see if it recognized hardware. And apparently there is a problem, but this is where my skills end and where I hope to get some help from you guys.

Imageshack - 8yza.jpg

--> sorry windows is in French
--> the second row under bluetooth section has a yellow exclamation mark and it says that this device could not be started (code 10)

Many thanks in advance

A:Need help with Belkin mini Bluetooth adapter F8T065

Did you try disabling the onboard bluetooth device and then restarting the PC?

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Dear Sirs,
Can smb halp me to give the information, What tipe of mini PCI wifi card i can to install instiad of 1704 with AC. I want to chenge the very old card 1704 to new card with  wifi - AC but you can not install any card. Tell me please what card with AC can be installed in Inspiron 5748 laptop? ( Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 -? yes or no 

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Howdy - Recently bought a Dell Inspiron 1012 mini with an Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter. When connecting to my home network, the card only recognizes the 2.4G radio on my Netgear dual band router - it can't find the 5G signal at all! I know the 5G radio works because it streams to our TV at that speed. Dell Support couldn't help me out. Anyone experience this or have any ideas?

A:Dell Mini's n adapter can't find my 5G radio.

Wifi issues can be a royal pain. Welcome to the forums btw, I suggest first looking to see if there is new firmware for your router. If there is newer firmware, i suggest you upgrade to it. Be sure you have the latest drivers from dell for your card, you might also look for drivers directly from atheros.

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HI -

I have a satellite click mini and a PC screen with VGA only.
Can you give me a link to an adapter on which will definitely work? and the required specs?

Will I be able to use audio out from the HMDI (so that I can use headphones and microphone from different headsets?)

A:Satellite Click Mini - Need a VGA to HDMI adapter


You need a Hdmi --> Vga and not the other way around. I don't know where you live but Try electronic components stores, but you'll find them also on some computer stores like compusa worten mediamarkt (Eu)

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I cannot access internet on wirelss linksys WRT54G router. my control panel under network adapters is telling me the mini port above cannot start. I have tried down loading a microsoft fix but it did not work. I've googled the problem and have seen where numerous other people have same issue. techs are coming back with solutions that are either not working or are very complex to me. I dont feel too comfortable tyring to unistall other programs or hardware to try to fix this connection. is this a Vista issue or is this an issue with my Linksys hardware? Do I need to bring my computer into a tech to have them attempt to fix this or is my compter and this vista software reaching the end of its useful life?

A:Microsoft Tun Mini Port adapter 2 problem

Hi -

What does the Device manager say? Check for red/ yellow flags -
START | type devmgmt.msc

Regards. . .



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Error 10 keeps popping up. How do I fix?

A:Micrsoft Tun Mini adapter with exclamation mark

need more information about this
where are you seeing the exclamation point?
Make and Model number of the adapter

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Hi there, I'm having an issue with my ever so brilliant IBM Thinkpad T42p, only it's not so brilliant at the moment as it has a wireless issue. WPA2-PSK is the standard for wireless security as I believe, my T42p was made in early 2005 and the adapter hasn't really been properly updated to support this security type. I have tried custom drivers to the latest drivers.

The latest drivers crash the OS for several minutes and fail to install, even when digitally signed and the custom drivers work a treat on WEP and other network security types not the modern standard though. Changing my wireless security type isn't an option, any ideas? Windows 7 works superb with the drivers but I prefer XP on this laptop as it can only handle so much and its aging. So I would need XP drivers on an quite frankly an ancient mini pci IBM Wireless card that supports modern WPA2-PSK.

If it's too much trouble I am just going to rip one out of my HP laptop but I prefer not to.

Again, any suggestions?


A:IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II WPA2-PSK issue.

No one?

Anyway, it worked on some routers and failed upon others so I decided to bite the bullet and swap the cards from my other laptop.

It works great now, its an Intel something... and connects properly due to better and updated drivers. Interestingly the Thinkpad has all its original parts and the bios reported the CPU, Intel Pentium M and now I have replaced the card it's made it a Centrino (Intel branded chipset groups, Wifi, cpu and whatnot).

For anyone who owns a thinkpad and wish to check the parts list visit ThinkWiki. It maybe for Linux but hardware wise it applies to any OS and does give info on Windows anyway

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My notebook is a Medion MD 96360 sam2010 that i've upgraded to win 7 ultimate. Everything is working fine except the wireless that is - it says its working too it is just not switched on. there's just nowhere I can switch it on. according to Google I should press fn+f2 or f11 "doesn't work",  and there is no dedicated keyboard button for the wifi
No conflicts in device manager and all the drivers are up to date
i hope someone has a solution because my son has to use it in school 
in network connections the icon is activated and when i switch on/off it tells me there are no connections available

A:Wireless adapter card 802,11g mini pci not switched on

Some manufacturers (Toshiba is one) actually put an "on-off" switch somewhere on the lappy and eschew using a FN procedure. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but it's hard to find a trustworthy website where I can DL a manual to make sure.

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Hi guys,
I'm going bananas! Here's the scoop. I have a desktop & Dell 1520 laptop running thru a Netgear 2000 router/modem. The problem is with the laptop. I've set up the router wireless with wpa-psk security with the ethernet cable & everything works fine when I disconnect the cable. When I shut down for a night, laptop & router both off, then turn everything on the next day it connects wirelessly & all is fine.Here's the problem. If I leave everything on & let the laptop go into standby & then hit the switch to bring it out of standby, sometimes it connects OK & other time NO!!! When it disconnects & I attempt to re-connect the process with the card utility it assumes it is set for WEP, WHICH IT IS NOT!! & is asking for the appropriate password of either exactly 8 or 13 letters. Incidently the passphrase has 12 letters in it, but it's set for wpa-psk not wep! I've rechecked the router settings & thats what they are so it must be with the adapter.
I figure it's got to be a setting somewhere on the adapter but I haven't a clue.Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help will be appreciated.

A:Dell wireless 1505 adapter mini-card

The problem is that network connections don't always work after Standby/Sleep/Hibernate. Make sure you have the latest correct driver for the adapter. There's not much else you can do except try another adapter.

When I have that issue my workaround is to switch the wireless off (if integrated) or disconnect before Standby or Hibernation.

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Unable to install Belkin Mini Bluetooth v4.0 Adapter on my Sony VAIO 64bit Windows7 pc, model number PCV-A1112M
My problem is that having (unwisely) uninstalled Bluetooth from my pc and unable to re-install it, I am now trying to install a Mini Bluetooth V4.0 Adapter to replace it, but when I load the cd-rom and it asks me to run the software, firstly it doesn't request whether my pc is Windows7 or Windows8 etc, but simply sits there doing nothing. I have tried loading the mini dongle first, but get the same result. The dongle does light up blue when I put it in

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My HP Compaq Notebook runs on Windows 7. The Device Manager shows two network adapters, one being Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n and the other being a Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport adapter.
When I look at HP Support Assistant it indicates that the Microsoft adapter is not connected. I do not know if this information is or is not correct, but if it is could somebody kindly tell me :
a) Can two network adapters be operative at the same time and if they can would the Notebook work any better?
b) If the answers to (a) is yes how do I go about connecting the miniport adapter?
c) If the answer to (a) is no does it matter which of the adapters is connected?
Thank you.

A:Why is the Microsoft virtual mini port adapter not connected.

Hi ... It is exactly as it says a Virtual Adapter ... Read the Link below it will explain things much better than me ...
IMO though just leave things as they are ...
What is Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter?

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Hello,I am trying to find the specs for the power adapter for a HP Prodesk/Elitedesk Mini 400/600/800 G1. The part number is L2X04AA#ABA. I found the HP data sheet but that has very little information.I am looking for output voltage and tip dimensions.I am hoping that I can reuse the power adapter from the older HP DC7800 usff PCs but I can determine that only if I find the specs. Anyone out there who can dig up some specs for the HP Desktop Mini Adapter Kit (L2X04AA#ABA). ?

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I have just replaced the 802.11b Intel PRO 2100 wireless adapter in my Dell Inspiron 600m laptop computerwith an 802.11b/g Intell PRO 2200BG. I am confused about connecting the antenna cables to the new mini PCI board. Originally, the grey cable was connected to the Main connector and the black cable to the Aux connector. This is how Dell shipped the computer with the 2100. However, the Installation Guide for the new adapter (2200BG) indicates that the black cable should be connected to Main and the grey to Aux. How would I know which connection configuration is correct? Thanks.

P.S. I don't know if this is of any relevance, but the Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG adapter appears to be intended for HP computers. The drivers CD has HP on it and the Installation Guide is "Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.". Is the antenna cable colour standardised among computer brand manufacturers?

A:How to Connect the Antenna Cables to a Mini PCI Wireless Adapter

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Hello,I am trying to find the specs for the power adapter for a HP Prodesk/Elitedesk Mini 400/600/800 G1. The part number is L2X04AA#ABA. I found the HP data sheet but that has very little information.I am looking for output voltage and tip dimensions.I am hoping that I can reuse the power adapter from the older HP DC7800 usff PCs but I can determine that only if I find the specs. Anyone out there who can dig up some specs for the HP Desktop Mini Adapter Kit (L2X04AA#ABA). ?

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Hi all.

I have a Dell C600 with the above card, and really need to backup via ghost to a network share,


I can find driver files for the above card but can't get ghost to accept it, i haver tried NDIS and Packet and both error under ghost, the last error was about the oemsetup.inf not being parsed.

Has anyone managed to get this card to work under DOS

A:Driver files for 3Com 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI Adapter

Have you considered alternate disk cloning software like g4u?

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I have an IBM T40 Thinkpad that has a built-in Intel Pro Wireless 2100 LAN 3B Mini PCI adapter. A while back, after trying to set up a router, and monkeying with settings, I found I could no longer connect. The OEM-installed IBM Access Connections was no help, and Windows tells me it cannot configure the adapter/connections. At first I thought the card was defective, but 2 new ones have the same results. I've been using a USB adapter, but would like to get the built-in working again. My friend thought I could remove IBM Access Connections and install different software to operate the adapter.

Two questions:
1.Does this sound feasible?
2.Can someone recommend some software (preferably freeware)?

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I have a couple of systems that only have one type of IDE connector and need to flip each way. One of them is a small system but its one/only IDE port is fullsize... normal size. However I want to put a laptop-type DVD/RW in it that uses the miniature IDE/ATA port.

on two other Dell Opti desktops I have the opposite issue: They only have the small size IDE header, but I have a device that needs a fullsize connector.

Am I looking for an adapter that has male/male on each side, mini & standard? Or is there a cable out there, female on each end, that has fullsize on one and small/micro/mini on the other?

thx for help

A:Need reco: IDE standard-to-mini connector adapter or cable?

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Unfortunately, at my school you need a dual band wireless adapter in order to connect to the internet. With my current laptop, there are certain requirements it must meet in order for it to work.
it must be a full height card. An adapter will not work as the antenna wires won't go that far.
It needs to have 2 antenna ports. I have found a few ones which fit all the other specifications, but they appear to have 3 ports.
Obviously it must be PCIe-mini and dual band, as stated in the title
Does anyone know what one to get, or even if there is one that meets those specifications?

A:buying laptop PCIe mini dual band adapter

Your post is confusing for a few reasons:
Laptops do not have expansion slots, PCIe or otherwise. Everything is expanded through the external ports.
Very few laptops are made with dual band adapters right now. It is curious that a school would require something that is only available on top end laptops.
Wires? Network connectivity is done through CAT5 or 6 Ethernet wiring or wirelessly.
Dual band refers to the frequency of the wireless signal: 2.4GHz or 5GHz.
The antennas on a wireless device correspond to the channels that the wireless signal is sent out on. 2 antennae do not equal dual band.
Full height or half height cards are only configurations. The configuration of a card has nothing to do with performance. Where are you going to put a full height card for desktop PC in a laptop?
PCIe-mini makes a little more sense, but contradicts the earlier need for a full height card. These are opposites.
Perhaps it would be better to explain what you are trying to do.

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Good morning to all!!

I am trying to connect a Thinkpad to my wireless network. I have 2 other PCs happily chugging along on the network, which is 128-WEP enabled with OPEN authentication. I have typed the same key into the Thinkpad to no avail. I have never run into this problem before with another PC and am leaning toward thinking it's something with the mini PCI adapter? Any help would be appreciated.

Here's the settings specific to the configuration of the mini PCI adapter:

11a Transmit Rates: 54Mbps
11b Transmit Rates: 11 Mbps
11d Mode Switch: Enable
80211b Preamble: Long and Short
Auto Transmit Rate: Enable
Extended Channel Mode: Disable (for N. America)
Network Address: Not Present
Power Save Mode: Maximum
Radio On/Off: On
Roam Time (sec): 45
Roam Time Threshold (db): 15
Transmit Power: 100%
Wireless Mode Selection: Auto

I have tried the Wireless Mode Selection in both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz, but it didn't make a diff. My router is D-Link AirPlusG 802.11g and I allow for backwards compatibility, with open authentication. I run a DHCP server for up to 10 clients and am currently only serving 5. As I live in BFE and broadcast my SSID (closest neighbor is 5 miles away lol). I've tried filtering by MAC, as well as disabling the WEP 128 encryption entirely. I'm at a total loss on this one.

Thanks for the help......Bubblz
UPDATE: I have now tried running my router wide open with no WEP encryption. The Thinkpad sees the wireless network in "View... Read more

A:IBM Thinkpad & Dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter problem

Are you using a 3rd party firewall (security suite) that is configured to block your LAN?

Please dump the MAC address filtering, disable encryption, try to connect to the router via ethernet and wireless and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista 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, so I hope you guys can help me with this. I want to buy a mini usb to headphone jack adapter like the one above for my cell phone. They say that that one is for Motorola phones. My phone is a Toshiba Portege G710. It has a mini usb port and mini usb headphones work with it. But will this adapter work even though they say it's for Motorola? In other words:
Are the connectors used for audio the same on all USB plugs?
(After all, it's called "Universal Serial Bus")

Thanks for replying, I'd really appreciate it.

A:mini usb to headphone jack adapter compatible with every cell phone?

even though it says USB, when it comes to cell phones they are not wired all the same. I would look for an adapter made specificall for Toshiba Cell phones. The manufacturer of the one that lists it is for Motorola Phone may also manufacture one for your phone.

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Due to hideous misfortune I had to do a clean install of my personal copy of Windows Vista and remove the stock Windows XP from my netbook.

Many drivers were added my Microsoft during Vista installation but I have no adapter drivers for either wireless or ethernet controllers. Under device manager I have no category for Network Adapters but instead those two controllers are listed under "Other Devices".

Under HP downloads I found the driver for Qualcomm Mobile Broadband Drivers - Gobi1000 when I went through the process of stating my product ID and OS (Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit). I downloaded it onto my pc, saved it to the flash drive I had to use earlier as a bootable drive to install Vista (knew the lack of native cd/dvd drive would eventually haunt me) and then moved the flash drive to the netbook to run install.

After running the setup a blank 'ms-dos' window popped up, stayed blank and then disappeared. There was no confirmation of success of failure in regards to installation of the driver. But under Device Manager they are still listed under other devices and I am unable to do anything with them.

I downloaded, transported and ran the setups for HP help and support as well as the Wireless Assistant. Both run fine on the Mini. The wireless assistant simply states that Windows has no controllers assigned to find connections to maintain.

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A:Mini 110 (1030NR) missing ethernet and LAN adapter drivers after upgrade

If you can get your hands on a third party/USB wireless adaptor, you might be able to use windows update to get the drivers. I've had to do it a few times with an older DELL machine I have.

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Hey, just purchased a "Technika USB Mini Optical Mouse" from tesco to use with my sony vaio laptop. I plug it in and get the whole....."One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunction....."

The mouse works for a short period of time, then the message will pop up again, im sick of it! :(

I downloaded the technika keyboard&mouse driver from the tesco/technika website, but i still had the same problem...

Help please :(


Sony vaio VGN-N series
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
T2050 @ 1.60GHz
504mb RAM

- Driver Version - 5.1.2600.2180
- Driver Date - 01/07/2001

Need more info? just ask :)

A:USB Mini Optical Mouse Help!!

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager under Universal Serial Bus Controllers, do you see an Unknown Device or a Device with a Yellow flag? If so, right click it and uninstall it. Now Right click any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. If this starts a hardware wizard, browse it to the downloaded mouse driver you downloaded earlier. If you get another Unknown Device, right click it and uninstall pull the USB mouse out and restart your computer and then after it boots and settles down, plug the mouse in to a different USB port if possible.

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i am trying to install Cirago Bluetooth 3.0 High Speed & Wi-Fi (B/G/N) Mini USB Adapter Class 2 BTA7300. on win7 sp1. when it try to install the wi-fi I get

any hope for me?


A:can install Cirago Bluetooth 3.0 High Speed & Wi-Fi (B/G/N) Mini USB Adapter Class 2

sorry for the type-o in the subject line

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you happen to know the name of the driver?

It will be on the CD that came with the product.

Look on the CD for the driver and please reply with the name of the folder containing the driver.

It will be something like "RTL8188SU"

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Hello !

I have just installed Seven(7100), I like it (it seems like a better Vista version ) but I have some mouse issues, it is a bit hard to explain but when I rollover a link, a folder, a button ... it freezes for few millisecs.

Is it a video driver problem ? A mouse driver problem ?

Seven automatically installed the graphic driver

Here are my specifications : VGNFE21B
Core Duo 1.66 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400

It is not great but should be sufficient, I had no problems with XP and was a bit slow with Vista but have not encountered this current problem.

Thank you very much in advance

A:Slow Mouse and mini freeze

Hi oro77,
Can you give us the maker/model of your mouse?

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I recently downloaded an updated driver for my laptop PC's Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI wireless network adapter but when I tried to install it the installation fails and I get an "Access is denied error". The following is an extract from the setupapi.log:

#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLDEVICE.
#-006 Setting security on key HKR\Ndi\params\MapRegisters to "D:ARAI(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;CI;GA;;;IU)"
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#-006 Setting security on key HKR\Ndi\params\MapRegisters to "D:ARAI(A;;GA;;;BA)(A;;GA;;;SY)(A;CI;GA;;;IU)"
#E033 Error 1208: An extended error has occurred.
#-035 Processing service Add/Delete section [ATHER_DEV_2022.ndi.NT.Services].
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It looks like a registry permissions error but I can't work it out. Any suggestions guys?

A:Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI Wireless Network Adapter - Driver Installation Error

Try installing it within Safe Mode, which is accessible using the Boot Menu. To access it reboot the PC and depress F8 after the hardware is listed.

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The problem now is that my wireless connection does not show up (or rarely shows up) as an available network on my list of available networks. If it does, it's intermittent as to whether I can connect to it. For a while it seemed as though it could only connect to the wireless network if it was also connected by cable. If I can connect it lasts less than a few minutes, before the network disappears as an available network.
At the same time, my neighbors' networks do show up as available. They are protected, so I can't see if I can actually connect through them. I brought in a separate laptop which didn't have any problems connecting through my wireless. Furthermore, I borrowed a wireless usb adapter and was able to see and connect to my wireless and this computer that way. I'd rather not have to use an external advice though if possible.
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When trying to deploy OS from Windows Deployment Services we are unable to kick off the build as this model doesnt recognise the USB keyboard and mouse. We have seen a similar issue on the EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF but as that model has a PS2 option we can use this as a workaround until the build process completes and injects the correct USB drivers. These mini models don't have any PS2 connections so that option is gone! All other USB ports are USB3 and refuse to work which leaves us unable to kick off the imaging process and install the drivers. Is there a workaround for this issue?

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I'd assume you already found the excellent info from Paul about there being a way to roll in USB3 drivers to a W7Pro installer build via a method from Intel.  Here is that source thread, if you did not find it:  Link The "restore" builds that HP includes on the original drive or via DVD generally have important drivers custom added in by HP, before they provide that "image" to load from.  I would contact HP directly to see if there is an option to purchase a W7Pro version for your specific model.  There has been the option to officially downgrade from W8 to W7.  This user's forum is not the official conduit for such requests.  A nice feature of such builds is that the HP OEM COA is included, and once you create a finalized build to your specific needs you can capture that image and clone it to other of your same-type workstations and that COA will work on them also.  I'd personally want the 64-bit version, if available.  Of course, check to make sure that all the workstations you clone onto have the legal right to use that COA. 

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Micro-Mini Retractable USB Mouse Wiring

I have two micro-mini usb wired mouses. Let's call them
Mouse(1) and Mouse(2).

They each have these very thin retractable usb mouse cables.

Mouse(1) stopped working but seems fine otherwise.
Mouse(2) the USB plug seperated from its molded connector.

I am attempting to take the supposed good retractable cable and
usb plug from Mouse(1) and use it to replace the broken one on

Opening both mouses I found that the circuits and wiring were
fairly similar with one layout board marking exception, being the
pinout labeling as noted below.

Many other sites talk about the color of the wires. They use red
green, white and black. That may be true of larger mouses but on
these micro mini mouses with retractable cable cords the colors
are different.

The wiring colors on these micro-mini mouses are:
Green, Gold, Orange and Blue.

Mouse(1) ( Bad Mouse ) pinouts were labeled G V D+ D-

Mouse(2) ( Good Mouse ) pinouts were labled V G DP DM

Yes I double checked, the above is not a typo.


Mouse(1) wire colors and pinouts were as follows:
( G:Orange, V:Blue, D+:Gold, D-:Green)

Mouse(2) wire colors and pinouts were as follows:
( V:Orange, G:Blue, DP:Gold, DM:Green)

You can see my dilema, since the pinouts were slightly labeled in
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wiring color is pretty much irrelevant. You can use a multimeter to verify the connector pin to wire. Then connect them up accordingly.

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I have an HijackThis log if you think it may help any.

Has anyone else ever run into this?



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What have you got running for Anti-Virus?
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I assume you're running XPSP2. If you're not... you should be IMHO.

What's the net usage like? Is there lots of unbidden outgoing traffic?

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A:windows 8 problem hp mini 110-1140sa black screen with just mouse

Hi richierich1992. Welcome to EightForums.

Are you using the compatibility mode to install the driver?

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Yes I know this problem has been raised before and I have looked at and implemented as many of the solutions as I can find including ones from MSOFT
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To summarise what I have tried,
I've switched all the save power options off,
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I've even tried rebooting after a resume from hibernate but even that only works sometimes.

Some of the Devcon restarts etc require a reboot anyway so I'm not totally happy with that as a solution.

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A:ps2 mouse to usb adapter

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My uncle has an old win 95 machine. He wanted a trackball mouse. So he bought it and it had a usb connection with came with a ps2 adapter. But his computer is so old it doesn't have a ps2 connector for the mouse. The mouse connector has 5 holes on the top row and 4 holes on the bottom row which connect to a male connector on the back of the PC.

I don't know which adapter to order.

The first link offers a cheaper price and 2 devices and is from newegg. The second link just offers one type of device and is from Fry's.

Here's another one:

A:need adapter for ps2 mouse to *serial*

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I've been looking at these adapters that adapt a PS2 mouse and keyboard to a computer's USB port, the kind that do both devices to one USB. All the reviews I read are very mixed. It sure would be nice if I could find one that had consistently good reviews from users.

I want reliability.

Suggestions appreciated.

Intended Use:
Just in case anyone would know why it might make a difference, I have a smart KVM switch I use on my workbench. I am beginning to occasionally get computers for service that have no PS2 ports. I want to use this adapter to substitute for the PS2 ports these computers don't have.

A:Adapter for PS2 mouse and keyboard to USB

Please take the time to read up on googles advanced search options.
There are these things called wild cards that could provide usefull information to you in the future. It allows you to only search cirtain parts of the documents and will save you heaps of time looking for these little bits of information that no one in their right mind would wast their time looking for if the user can do it himself in about fifteen minutes. Given that he understands how to use google at an advanced level.

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The mouse:
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A:Using PS/2 Mouse in Vista via USB adapter

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Hi, I did try to search but unsure of what I am looking for. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS10L and for some reason everytime I start it up I need to uninstall my network adapter then scan for hardware changes to get it to connect to the internet. I need to enter the security code too every time. Its an Atheros AR928x Wireless Network Adapter I have. Any idea what the problem may be?

Another thing is my mouse, I use a sep mouse as dont get on very well with touchpad but for some reason the mouse doesnt wanna click on anything. I tried different USB ports and still the same. I tried it on another laptop & its fine

Any help would be greatly appreciated, not too technical tho pls

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I just got a new desktop system (dell, running vista 64 premium home). It came with a standard USB optical mouse. My old computer was home made (running updated XP home edition) with a MS 5 button USB optical mouse connedted to the ps2 port with an adapter (7 years old no problems at all). I tried connecting my old mouse to the new computer
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A:Usb mouse not working in ps2 port with adapter

You know I've actually ran into this problem several times actualy you likely blew out the PS/2 port. What you need is a USB hub, a powered one will be the best choice but a simple unpowered hub will be fine.

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Hi everyone,

I am having a very aggravating problem with my card. It gets very hot and causes my mouse and all to freeze. If I pull it out everything is fine and I can move my mouse again.

Note, I have disabled Speedbooster and that did not help. I also tried reducing the power in the advanced settings for the card but that didn't help either.

I am also having another problem. Occasionally after I have had to disconnect the card and reinsert it, my laptop detects new hardware and I have to reinstall again.
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Other times, I reinsert the card and I get a double beep instead of the single beep and it doesn't show up in my taskbar, so it doesn't connect.

If anyone out there knows how to resolve this please let me know. I am at wits end with this thing.

Thanks in advance,

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Is this a pcmcia card? Or PCI-Express card for laptop?
You likely have a bad card. Hope it is still under warranty.

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A:lost usb adapter 4 wireless mouse, what r my options???

Would probably be pretty hard to find the reciever for that.
Looks like the set is still available on some sites.
Here is one on
You can search that model number on other sites like newegg,
But I don't think it's going to be much cheaper.

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Have you tried Synergy ?

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Hi all,
Bought a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi combo adapter for my Desktop, paired my MS sculpt Bluetooth mouse to it, and all was fine.

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-I've tried it both with the Official logitech software installed, and without.
-I've tried multiple wireless mice, all result in the same effect
-I've tried them on other systems and they work fine.

Now if I was to describe what it looks like...well. If I was to hold my left click down and draw in paint, it would be fine, but every 15 or so seconds it might randomly just stop moving completely, when it does start to work again it sort of jolts across the screen. This is INCREDIBLY frustrating when playing any games, or especially when photo/video editing which are the main uses of this machine.

I thought maybe there was some software out there that can test connectivity of a USB device to ensure it has a constant connection, but any other thoughts of course are welcome!

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Hi guys,

New here, so I hope I'm not out of line asking for help, and that I'm asking correctly. I've exhausted my own ideas on this but the problem is driving me IN.SANE.

When using an external (USB) mouse with my ASUS Win7 laptop, the mouse randomly lifts up and re-clicks while clicking or while dragging (despite the button remaining consistently depressed), resulting in selection of the wrong objects, inadvertent double-clicks, and incorrect dragging. From what I can tell, this affects only the left click and not the right.

Laptop touchpad - no problem. Everything works fine with the built-in touchpad.
Another mouse - same problem. These are wired mice, so it's not a battery or connection issue.
Another USB port - same problem in all four. There's no visible issue with the motion of the mouse/cursor, so it seems to be communicating OK via USB.
Safe Mode - no problem, from what I can tell. The wired USB mouse seems to click and drag as normal in Safe Mode.
Mouse Settings - no effect. Adjusting the click/double-click/drag settings doesn't seem to change anything.
System Resources - no effect. Clicking/dragging seems to show the same results in the RAM/CPU monitors whether I'm having the problem (with the mouse) or performing the same actions without the problem (with the trackpad).

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A:Mouse problem: Any external mouse. Touchpad OK. Mouse OK in Safe Mode.

Hey mate, and welcome,

Possible problem:
1. Mouse itself is bad. Either the button itself or internally
2. Driver is not at its best

Going to the mouse manufacture website to download the most recent driver for your Windows 7, either 32 or 64 bit. If it doesn't work, try without any driver (so that windows driver takes over).

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how do i get these to work together one computer has the qwest modem the other the usb and i want to have a wireless connection for internet but they dont connect and see eache other

A:Solved: Bluetooth 2.0 usb adapter class 1 and qwest wireless modem w1000 adapter

Does the bluetooth adapter recognise the modem but can't connect?

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There are some of devices that were mission from device manager.
At first, there was a problem with wireless adapter, I couldn't enable it.
I tried to reinstall drivers serveral times, but it didn't fix the problem.
So i reformat my system, 2 times. the problem is still existing.
It's getting worst, now i can't find wireless network adapter, lan network adapter and card reader in device manager.
It is weird that sometime the  wireless adapter appears in device manger, those 2 devices come back too.
I am quite sure that my wireless adapter hardware is ok because i did replace new wireless adapter but the problem still exist.
I ran some antivirus tools, antimalware tools, non of them return infected.
The weirdest issue is that my wireless adapter comes with bluetooth adapter.
 but only bluetooth adapter can be used, it works perfectly fine.
Could you please take a look at this problem, im at the deadend. this is the weirdest problem i ever had with  my laptop and pc.
Thank you
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A:Hidden items in device manager: Wirelress adapter, lan adapter, card reader

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I have two problems so i will explain the scenario then number out the issue. I had a new hard drive installed, when i booted the laptop, it worked well. The wifi in my area is very low so I was told I can use a wireless adpter to "boost" the signal strength received. I was given a Encore ENUWI-N3 Wireless Adapter to use. I installed the utility program from the official website and the computer still did not recognise the device, so I deleted the program. I then lost connection to the internet, and at the time i thought the wifi can dropped (i later realised that was not the case since my phone's wifi was still connected). I then reinstalled the software ( the executible file was saved on the harddrive), and it give me the same message that there are no drivers for the adapter.

I shifted my attention to my failed internet connection, after troubleshooting it give me a error 28 message stating that there were no drivers installed for the Broadcom wireless adapter that is internally installed. I tried a system restore to before i tried installing the Encore adapter, and still nothing, the system continued to give me the same message and it registered in the "device manager" as unknown device named "ethernet controller" with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I have been able to borrow a laptop and download the LAN adapter fron the ACER support website, and although it had no "set up.exe" file visible i was able to get... Read more

A:Encore ENUWI-N3 Wireless Adapter plus internal broadcom adapter issues

What is the purpose of all those links at the end of your post?

What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters?

What, if any, warnings or errors (yellow or red) flags are anywhere in Device Manager?

While trying to connect by both ethernet and Wi-Fi ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

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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device manager under my Network adapter. I have my Intel Ethernet adapter listed and then underneath the bang with WAN Miniport (IP) #2. When I check the properties of the device It says it is not working properly. When I attempt to uninstall the device it tells me that the device cannot be removed because it is required to boot the system.

A:device manager under my Network adapter. I have my Intel Ethernet adapter listed and

go into your bios and under boot options, remove network/internet as a boot option if it is listed.

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, things were working fine until about 100+ updates came through... and now these TAP-Windows Adapter V9 and TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS drivers are installing over and over again. I uninstall the drivers and they come back, I
disable them, and they re-enable themselves. I have looked up answers to this issue, and I do not use a none of that applies to me.

The unfortunate part is that I get constant interruptions with my internet and don't even want to touch my laptop hardly anymore because of this...but I need to because I am trying to start a business and get back into school. The only way I can get the
internet to work again is to disable the drivers, and troubleshoot my wireless adapter. It renews the wireless adapter, the internet works for anywhere between one minute to an hour before I have to troubleshoot again.

HELP?? How to I block those drivers? There needs to be a Microsoft Removal Tool and a major update...
I tried to add a screenshot, but it took so long to verify me that I had already deleted it after 4 days.

A:Unwanted TAP-Windows Adapter V9 and TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS drivers installing

Ok it's more than a week now and I'm not seeing any Tap-adapter, hopefully it will work for you guys too: untick all in IPv4 and IPv6, if another Tap appear, uninstall them both from device manager.

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I registered to forums to get help to solve wireless adapter issue I am having.

I have been looking for help in Lenovo forums and AV provider: problem is still on.


I changed AV software from Symantec to F-Secure. I uninstalled Symantec software and installed F-Secure software. Laptop is Lenovo T520.

What happened

First I recognized that ping commands caused Windows to crash. Then I uninstalled some VPN softwares and ping started to work. Operation did something to wireless and LAN connections, they did not work anymore.

LAN started to work by removing LAN drivers from device manager and reboot. After reboot Windows reinstalled LAN drivers and LAN was ok.

Wireless is a pain in there. I have tried almost everything. All Lenovo provided network softwares and power management tools are uninstalled and reinstalled together with wireless drivers. Wireless driver is not recognized by Windows.

None of automatic repairs or wifi uninstallation operations have corrected problem.

I collected some logs which might help, but now I do not know how to proceed. Windows reinstallation is something which I do not want to do.


Device Manager

Device Manager has "Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000 #2.

There are no devices with exclamation marks.


Lenovo software diagnose / repair log

Issues found Detection details

6 There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter Detected Detected

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A:Wifi adapter could not bind IP protocol stack to network adapter

Hi Ron, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Try this to start

Control Panel > Administration Tools > Computer Management > Services & Applications > Services.

Scroll down this list to find 'WLAN Auto Config'

Double click on 'WLAN Auto Config' On the general tab, select from the start up type drop down menu, select 'Automatic'. Under Service Status click on 'Start'. Then 'Apply' these settings and exit from all open control panel windows.

This should then allow Windows to set the required bindings.

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I have my AWUS036H for a few months now and it worked perfect until now.
My landlord has a router in his appartment and I need to connect to that router to get access to the internet.
I bought this adapter for a better signal but this week I got a very weird problem.
My adapter can find all the networks surrounding it except my landlord his network. But my inbuilt adapter can find my landlord's network and all the others. To clarify, here an example:

AUS036H finds:
Neighbour1 (strong signal)
Neighbour2 (strong signal)

Inbuilt adapter finds:
Neighbour1 (weak signal)
Neighbour2 (weak signal)
Landlord's network (weak signal)

What is going on? It drives me nuts!

Thanks in advance

A:AWUS036H adapter can't find specific network but inbuilt adapter can

Quote: Originally Posted by Herp


I have my AWUS036H for a few months now and it worked perfect until now.
My landlord has a router in his appartment and I need to connect to that router to get access to the internet.
I bought this adapter for a better signal but this week I got a very weird problem.
My adapter can find all the networks surrounding it except my landlord his network. But my inbuilt adapter can find my landlord's network and all the others. To clarify, here an example:

AUS036H finds:
Neighbour1 (strong signal)
Neighbour2 (strong signal)

Inbuilt adapter finds:
Neighbour1 (weak signal)
Neighbour2 (weak signal)
Landlord's network (weak signal)

What is going on? It drives me nuts!

Thanks in advance

Here is the problem, the AWUS036H can only see b or g signals, it's not 802.11n capable so it can't see N only signals. The Landlord has a router which is set to broadcast the faster setting which is 802.11n only, not mixed with b or g because that would limit the connection speed to 54Mbps.

This means that you can't see his N only signal because the AWUS036H isn't N capable. No doubt the inbuilt adaptor is N capable.

You really need to get one that can pick up b, g and more importantly n which is much faster and usually has more range.

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I have an Inspiron 6000 (home) running XP and a Latitude D610 (XP) that I used to be able to use interchangably with a Comcast modem and a Netgear WGR614 router. A couple of weeks ago, my internet connections slowed and now have ended.

After several phone calls to Comcast, the last tech told me the problem was "the network address showing in the device manager is different than the network address that shows in the TCIP/IP settings." I am getting an error message of "network cable unplugged" on the Inspiron and the red X on the second of the two adapters (1st is 1394; 2nd is Broadcam 440x 10/100). I can get internet from the Latitude when directly connected to the cable modem, but not when routed through the router for wireless.

We have tried multiple reconfig of the IP, shutting everything down (computers, router, modem) all with no success. Any help anyone can provide would be great--I still need to order Christmas presents.

A:Network adapter in device manager is different than adapter in TCIP/IP settings

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Hello, this problem has really confuzzled me. I have just bought a new wireless USB adapter, ran it through the setup entered the password etc. Fine. Nicely connects to the router everytime (well ok most the time). But it cant seem to find the internet, which i know is there because my house mate has no problems with it. I've read quite a few complaints about this adapter. Is it worth just returning it and trying a different one? Or does anyone have any ideas?

It finds the submask, ip address, sets a channel automatically. One thing i noticed though is it doesnt create a gateway. (i asume cos i cant find the net). I did have internet before but they were wired. I've since then disabled the normal ethernet adapter and disabled the old connections. So i dont think theres anything conflicting.

Please help?!!
Thank you in advance i really appreciate it.

A:Belkin Wireless adapter - can connect to the adapter, but not the internet!!!

I'm going to guess that the IP address that it finds is 169.254.x.x and the subnet mask is, right? It's really NOT connecting to the router, which is why you don't have a Default Gateway or DNS servers.

You don't have to disable the wired interface to connect wirelessly, there's no conflict.

I'd suggest you first disable the encryption and see if it connects. If it does, then you need to make sure you enter matching passwords for the encryption on each end. Note that for WEP you should ONLY use the HEX password, do not use the passcode option.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2.

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HI All...

i have a laptop

working withe win7 pro

and the Ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter disabled together in the same time until i restart the laptop

i format the laptop
and download the driver and install it in the laptop

and it disabled again

help please

A:[SOLVED] ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter disabled

What brand and model is the laptop?

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thanks for looking in and trying to help. I have a laptop with Windows 7 on it, and as usual today the laptop's screen frame also accomodates the internal Wireless Internet antenna. I am able to use the existing networks when they are close enough to me.

But I wanted to have a better reception, so I bought one of those USB-based Wireless Internet Adapters (WIA) which have mounted a little 5 dBi antenna (dBi = Decibel) on its side. I bought recently a much larger 22 dBi antenna, which I can use to replace the smaller antenna on that WIA. Windows also recognized the USB device correctly (please see the screenshot link:, but the connection tool at the lower right side of Windows (system tray area) displays only those networks which the internal screen frame antenna captures.

I tried already to disable the internal antenna, but then I don't get any network. Why can't the Network Connection icon not show networks the USB WIA might capture? What is it I am doing wrong?

Please don't mind to ask me for additional details here, I will provide them as additional details.

A:Laptop: Wireless Internet Adapter: Windows 7: Can't use the adapter. Why?

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Hey everyone,
First of all I need to say thanks for this web-page, it has helped me out in the past but this time I cant seem to find a solution to the problem that I am having. I cant connect to the internet on my laptop but on my other one I can with no problems. However my computer says it has local and internet connection. I am semi framiliar with the way things are done on this forum so here is hopefully enough information

Motorola Surfboard sbv5120
All lights are on including online

Netgear wireless g router wgr614v10
Blue internet light lit
Also the computer I am currently using is connected to internet via that router.

Laptop with issues:
Toshiba Satellite a305
Running windows vista home premium service pack 1

I have run ipconfig and here is the copy of that

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-73-64-CD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e9ad:ce... Read more

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problem w/ Microsoft 6to4 adapter (network adapter)

I am frequently being disconnected from the internet.

Microsoft 6to4 adapter (network adapter) has a exclamation mark (!) in a yellow triangle in device manager.

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

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

When i check for solutions, it says cannot load driver software.

A:problem w/ Microsoft 6to4 adapter (network adapter)

See this

If there are no problems connected with this code31, ignore it.

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Hey, I wanted to put some new games on my Laptop, and I got the Direct X 9.0c Compatible Graphics Adapter message. So I went online, and was instructed to go onto Device Manager and I found I had Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, so then I got some kind of update checker and it looked through my hardware and found that my Graphic Adapter needed updating... :blush:

I have already put some of the games I want on my laptop before now, and un-installed them when I ran out of space, and now I have more space I want to put them back on.

I tried a link for the Update, but it told me to use Windows Update, but it doesn't seem to work.

Does anyone know a free way of updating Standard VGA Graphics Adapter?

That would be helpful x :grinthumb

A:Dispay Adapter - Standard VGA Graphics Adapter Update?

Like this one ?

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I know there are several threads but they are with different cards and they didn't solve my issue...

I bought a new MEDION AKOYA P5334E and the system arrived installed normally with win7 home edition.

I've installed on the computer the win7 enterprise edition (x64) and many drivers could not be find. I've installed nost of them, except the display adapter.
It's stuck on "standard vga graphic adapter".
I have the AMD Radeon HD7570 card but no matter what I try is not working!!!
tried to uninstall the current driver, tried to download the driver from the AMD website (when executing it - it's running but does nothing).
when executed the auto detect from AMD website, I got the message "we were unable to find your product or OS"

Will be greatful for any help!!!
Thanks a lot!!!

A:display adapter is stuck on standard vga adapter

Welcome to the Sevem Forums, Oraz.

If you still have the DVD of Windows 7 home edition and if it is also 64-bit then you might find the graphics adapter driver there which might get installed. Otherwise try installing Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD7570 in Windows XP SP3 mode.

Another option is to try installing the Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD7570 that you have downloaded in the safe mode. In case the this driver gets loaded in the safe mode then it shall install too.

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I just bought a brand new Asus K52F and when the laptop goes into sleep mode the "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter & WiFi Miniport Adapter #2" fail. When i turn the computer back on i have trouble connecting to the internet, and the devices have error (code 43). I can still connect to the internet though. I have re-downloaded the drivers, rolled them back, updated them, everything but it hasn't worked. Any help would be sweet.

Also can anyone tell me what the white light up button next to the power button does??

A:WiFi Miniport Adapter/Adapter #2 Error

The virtual wifi mini port adaptor is used as a virtual wifi device so you can turn your machine into a wireless AP "access point" either with commands or the connectify software. The adaptor sometimes activates itself and causes problems, even when your not using it as an access point.

It should fix the problem if you go into device manager, go to "view" top of page, then choose "show hidden devices" which should allow you to see the mini port, disable the virtual mini port adaptor and that should fix the problem.

That little button next to the power button is a reset button, it's like restarting but a little different.

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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

A:Network Adapter/Wireless Adapter compatability

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I have a Huawei HG533 router, which is sending a signal to a new Cisco (linksys) AE2500 adapter in
another room, which is connected to an Acer PC. However the signal strength (in bottom left corner) is
only on 3 bars, sometimes 2 bars, and the speed is 13Mbps.

I have just bought the AE2500 adapter hoping it would provide a better signal than my very old Belkin adapter, which is 802.11g - 54 Mbps. When I use the old belkin adapter, the signal strength is at 4 bars, and is is nearly walways at 54 Mbps.

Does anyone know why the signal strength and Mbps is so low on the Cisco AE2500.

Points to note: I use WPA2-personal AES encryption on Windows vista operating system. The channel is on Auto.
I've changed the channels from 1 to 11 and still it doesn't change the Mbps much, and is always below 54 Mbps. I've changed the signal for around from using, g only, to n only, and b/g/n, and still nothing improves. Infact the g only is the best channel. The only time the connection goes to a high level of Mbps, is when I change the changing settings to 'n only' and whilst it is saving and the screen loads, for a split second goes to 144Mbps and has 5 bars signal strength, but when everything is loaded/saved, it drops to either 6.5Mbps or 13Mbps, and it moves to 2 or 3 bars signal strength.

Is the Cisco (Linksys) AE2500 adapter a good one to use with the HG533 router, or should I use another usb
adapter instead? Does anyone know how to get the signal higher than 54Mbps in 802.11n mo... Read more

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I bought the laptop with Win 8.1 installed. I was able to use Connectify software to tether internet connection from the ethernet to my phone through WiFi. After upgrading to Windows 10, trying to start a hotspot with the Connectify software throws the error "Your Wi-Fi adapter does not support AP mode. Please try updating the drivers for your Wi-Fi adapter". Trying to start a hotspot through command prompt using 'netsh wlan.....' throws the error "The hosted network couldn't be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation" In the device manager, Driver Name :  Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi M.2 AdapterDriver Version : 7.35.344.0Driver Date :  1/26/2016 Seems updated. But, I am still not able to start a hotspot to tether the connection. Can anyone help me solve the problem?   

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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.

A: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 have a EDIMAX 150Mbps b/g/n usb adapter. and only connects at 48mbps. it should at least do 54mbps with a G router? somebody help

A:usb adapter only connects at 48Mbps when it says 150mbps usb adapter?

You don't even download at 48 Mbps so you don't need to worry about anything...

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I am having some problems with my laptop, probably the gpu.I have the amd radeon hd8670m 2gb card with the apu a10 2,5ghz and the laptop can not even run old games at high settings such as cod4.I checked the amd ccc from hardware and I saw that the primary adapter is weaker than the linked adapter. Can you guys please tell me how to fix this?I'd really appreciate it.

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Bear with me as I am a newbie to networking. I got a Netgear WGR614 router and have it hardwired on a Win XP SP2 PC. It is working fine. My other PC is Win98SE and I got a Netgear WG111v2 USB 2.0 adapter for that PC. I had some trouble installing it but finally got it done. My download speed on that PC is about 650K, where my other PC is 1500K. I am using a Broadband modem. What I was wondering is would a Network card make the speed any faster compared to the USB adapter, as my 98SE PC only has 1.1 USB and not 2.0, or is it slower because the PC is just old!...confused...thanks for any insight......Carole

A:Network Card adapter or USB 2.0 adapter?

Well, it's hard to imagine USB being faster than the Ethernet, not to mention that Ethernet is more stable for networking. The slow downloads may just be the machine, the network drivers, or the adapter itself. I only use USB adapters as a temporary measure to test machines.

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I've been using my USB adapter for quite awhile now and decided to go back to my laptop's wireless adapter and when i did it refuses to connect to my Internet.
I try diagnostics but it says there is no problems but it would keep verifying if the network diagnostics service is active. However it is functioning but still doesn't find a reason to why my internal adapter isn't connecting to the Internet.
Could it be that my laptop's network adapter is not functioning? 

A:my wireless adapter won't connect but my usb adapter can

Did you check your wireless settings to make sure the device is enabled?Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center/Change adapter settings which is on the upper left side of the page.What does it say for the laptop's built in wireless adapter?To answer your question, yes it is possible that it's "broken" and will not work.

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