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Q: Cannot Enable Wireless Adapter

THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED AS I GOT A NEW ADAPTER


Hello everyone .

First thing.
I have integrated LAN in my PC which I dont use so I disabled it in BIOS.
Than I installed the driver for my Belkin F5D7050.
I go into the Adapter Settings and than it comes up with my adapter disabled so I click on Enable and than the box pops up and says Enabling than Enabled but still its Disabled as its gray. Sometimes the box freezes when Enabling. And yes I have clicked Refresh after I tried to enable.

Anyone got clues, there was no problems when I was connecting with Vista.

Thanks Guys

A: Cannot Enable Wireless Adapter

Hello Sagotua and welcome to the SevenForums. You might want to check this thread out.

Kari

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I recently bought a TP-Link wn353gd wireless adapter. Win7 recognizes it automatically as a realtek 8185 extensible wireless device. However, after the installation completed, I found out that the wireless device appears as "disabled". I clicked "enable" a prompt appeared saying that it was enabling the device, then finish... and the wireless adapter was still disabled.

I tried downloading the win7 drivers from the realtek site, using the vista drivers from the TP-Link cd... nothing. The wireless card is there, I just can't get it to enable.

I did notice that both connection utilities (realtek's and TP-Link's) showed the wireless adapter as disabled, and kept flashing constantly, as if they were being updated.

What can I do?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can't enable wireless adapter

hi and welcome..

try this driver Download
and also post your result.

cheers.

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Hey,

I accidently disabled my USB adapter, and now I don't know how to enable it back. So somebody please help me with that
I use NETOPIA TER/GUSB2-N RT2571/RT73 USB WIRELESS G CARD.

A:Can't enable USB Wireless Adapter

I found a solution, and it involves temporarily bridging the wireless and lan connections (then unbridging). See Technopaideia: Frustrating but ultimately successful fix for Internet connectivity

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Hi all,

normally I would not bother you with such a silly question but I just can?t solve the issue.
I run W7 ultimate 64bit on a brand new customized machine. Not an upgrade but a clean Installation
The problem I have is the following:
I upgraded to wireless with D-Link DWA552. I have a Linksys router WRT54G.
Installation and driver upgrade went fine. PCI card is correct in device manager en enabled.
The issue I have is that I cannot enable the wireless adapter.
Ok next step: got another card. Linksys, the a Belkin, the a noname.
Always the same issue. Microsoft compatibility center says YES to 64 bit. Installation is easy as it should be but the wireless adapter stays disabled whatever I do.
I also restartet WLAN Service, I disabled/enabled the hardware.
I appreciate every Info/Tip.
btw I did countless wireless installation.
Am I missing something?
Thanks so much

A:Enable wireless adapter

I assume you have checked that you have installed the driver and it's working properly as noted from Device Manager. I also assume you have enabled the device in BIOS (if applicable).

What machine do you have?

Just the other day i have had issue turning on bluetooth device on one of our laptops. It turns out i needed the hotkey driver. Installed it and turned on BT via Fn + F5 and all seems to come online.

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1st Post.
Moved to new house. Cable modem is far from desktop (no cable outlet in office), have to connect wirelessly. Bought wireless adapter (Asus PCE-N53). Installed drivers and card. All is well. BUT computer doesn't see any networks. Tried vista's Diagnose Why Can't Find Any Networks and says "the network adapter ASUS pce-n53 wireless lan card is experiencing driver or hardware related issues". On Device manager the card is enabled and working properly BUT on Control Panel > Network Connections the wireless connection is Disabled. When I try to enable it, it doesn't (goes through the motions but in the end it still shows Disabled.)
I re-installed the driver, rebooted the machine, removed and re-inserted the card more than once, same results.
This is the 2nd card that I try, the 1st was a Rosewill, so I don't think it's the card itself.
Is something wrong in my settings?
Or is it the motherboard?
Or something else?
Please Help!

P.S. the LEDs on the back of the card are both off

A:can't enable new wireless adapter

Go to Device manager and uninstall the device. Reboot.

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Hello- since moving to a new location I've been having problems with my internet connection, and have ran several test.

Yesterday I went to a wired connection instead of wireless, and then decided to go back to wired. Since my wireless connection is through a linksys WUSB600N and it has known problems with skipping when playing games like World of Warcraft I turned off WLAN and had disabled my wireless adapter, then installed another program to run the connection (Which I had done previously though the last time I didn't turn off WLAN or disable my adapter). Then I went to enable the adapater and it wouldn't enable.

I also turned back on WLAN and restarted. It still won't work. At this point nothing I do will enable my wireless adapater. It shows it is enabling but then it just keeps saying disabled. Any suggestions would be great. The light on the WUSB600N doesn't even turn on when I plug it in now, and it just worked less then 24 hours ago.

A:Wireless adapter will not enable.

I am having the EXACT same problem... has anyone found anything out about this one yet? Not many things baffle me, but this one has my hair coming out by the fistfuls...

Thanks much,

Jim







Originally Posted by grumpgrump


<SNIP>...I went to enable the adapater and it wouldn't enable.

I also turned back on WLAN and restarted. It still won't work. At this point nothing I do will enable my wireless adapater. It shows it is enabling but then it just keeps saying disabled. Any suggestions would be great.

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My HP 8510w has been no wireless adapters available and it looks like caused by INTEL site driver updating, which is not covered by HP driver site.

However, after all drivers re-installed with HP recommended ones, the problem is still there. Both HP Wireless Assistant and Wireless Confirguration Utility are no function.

A:How to Enable Wireless Adapter

HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation

It looks like there are 2 wireless drivers available, a broadcom and an Intel driver. Did you try both? or do you know for sure what wireless card you have? You can try goin to the device manager and try updating the wireless driver from there also. Otherwise if you have any system restore points made, you may want to do a system restore and see if that will bring the correct driver back.

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I am currently running a HP Pavilion 17 Laptop with Windows 7 Professional.  On a few occasions in the past the wireless adapter in the unit stopped working.  I don't recall what I did to get it working again then however at this time I cannot get it to enable although I followed all the steps for changing adapter settings on the Network and Sharing Center.  When I select Connect it simply shows that it is not connected.  Nothing I tried seemed to help.  I have a Belkin Wi-Fi unit which is working and my laptop works as long as I have an Ethernet cable connected.  However if I disconnect the cable the laptop will not connect via the wireless adapter.  In the past it would always remain connected to the Wi-Fi even if I disconnected the cable.  PLEASE give me any thoughts you might have to troubleshoot this.  Thanks in advance for your effort and help.

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I have a linksys WUSB54G v3 adapter that I am trying to install on a machine with server 2008. When I first put it in, it found a driver and installed it. It showed up in network connections, but it was disabled. When I enabled it, nothing happened. I thought maybe it was a problem with the driver windows had picked, so I downloaded the latest official driver from linksys. I uninstalled the one windows had used and followed the linksys installer which errored when it tried to detect the device. Server 2008 is based on the same underlying structure as Vista, and I'm just experimenting so don't worry why I'm connecting a server over wireless. Any ideas on how I can get this thing working?
 

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Hey guys, I need some help here before I throw my computer out the window

Trying to get my wireless adapter enabled on my PC, its a laptop on the side of the laptop there is a slide button to enable/disable the wifi, well when i slide it to enable, it wont turn on.

before i fixed this by disabling/enabling the adapter in the manage devices on my pc.

well now that doesnt fix the issue, windows says its enabling it but its not picking up any signal, and it was before, when i goto control panel> adjust commonly used mobility settings it says wireless off

help! gharrrr, thanks.

A:Wireless adapter wont enable

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amw86


Hey guys, I need some help here before I throw my computer out the window

Trying to get my wireless adapter enabled on my PC, its a laptop on the side of the laptop there is a slide button to enable/disable the wifi, well when i slide it to enable, it wont turn on.

before i fixed this by disabling/enabling the adapter in the manage devices on my pc.

well now that doesnt fix the issue, windows says its enabling it but its not picking up any signal, and it was before, when i goto control panel> adjust commonly used mobility settings it says wireless off

help! gharrrr, thanks.


the way you describe it just sounds like it isn't physically switching on, this is going to be purely controlled by the button on the side of the laptop ?

has this been happening since you got the laptop and has it ever worked ?

what make and model do you have ?

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First off, hello, I finally joined the forum after using it a lot to fix problems! I cannot find a solution to this issue.
I have an HP ENVY H8-1414 desktop.
My internal wireless adapter is a Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn.
When I go to the right of the screen to connect to my network, it just says no networks found. My laptops and other devices work fine though connecting to my network.
In the control panel the Wi-Fi adapter is disabled, when I try to enable it, it says "Enabling" and then "Enabled" but remains Disabled. I also have a USB Wi-Fi adapter (Belkin) that I have tried and it recognizes it in the network adapters but still to the right, it says no networks are found. The Wi-Fi light is lit on the front of my PC.
To get internet on my desktop, I am using Internet Connection Sharing with an ethernet cord from my laptop to the back of my HP Envy desktop. This works fine, but I'd like to not have to do that, haha.
I tried downloading the drivers from HP's website, then uninstalling the WiFi adapter in my Device Manager (checked the box to the delete the drivers too). I ran the HP exe for the drivers and they installed them and I restarted as requested. Still nothing.
I'm an IT student majoring in Network Systems Administration and I usually never get stumped, ever, I just solve it myself or use Google, haha.
Properties of Wi-Fi adapter in picture. Those two unchecked boxes, I don't know what they mean (still a sophomore going for my AS lol) l... Read more

A:Cannot enable wireless adapter (desktop)

I'm not clear on this but did the current driver ever work correctly?

Is your router set up with WPA2 security with AES encryption, have you tried updating the firmware on the router?

Do you have any third party anti virus software installed on this system?

Have you tried using a different driver? This one might work for you.
Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter | HP? Support

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when i try to enable my wireless adapter, i get blue dump screen. how do i fix this?

A:cannot enable wireless adapter, i get blue screen

Have you tried updating the wireless driver? That seemed to fix it when I saw this on a friend's PC.
 
First try updating it through Windows Update. If that doesn't work, try googling the device in order to find the developer's official website so you can download the driver off of that.

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On this laptop, we tried to connect to our router via this USB Network adapter. We went into 'Manage wireless networks' and disabled the Belkin Wireless adapter, to see what would happen if we re-enabled it. But after we disabled it, it dissapeared. We can't even set it up again. what do we do?

A:Belkin Wireless N Adapter wont enable

Hello,

USB network devices sometimes do conflicts with another USB device (mouse/keyboard).

Also, it might help to disable Hibernation Mode from your computer.

You may also set to your own SSID (Wireless Network Connection), here's how.

Please post back with an update.

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In OS X, it's very easy to turn on/off the wifi. You just click on the signal icon.

In Windows 7, I have to go to the tray, right click on the network icon, enable and disable adapter and also go through the annoying UAC popup. It's like 12 steps. Is there any shortcut or method to get it down to a couple of steps?

A:Is there a 1-click to enable/disable the wireless adapter?

Wireless Connection Workaround for Standby or Hibernation

Check this tutorial out and see if this is what you are looking for!

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I have a Lenovo desktop with Windows 8. The past couple weeks or so I have started having issues with the wireless internet, where the signal will flash an exclamation point stating that the network is "limited". This may happen once every couple hours or more than once per minute. If I go to the network adapter and disable it and then immediately enable it again, the internet works fine. Running the Troubleshooting program on the wireless results in a message saying that the default pathway was not available and that it reset my Wifi adapter.

I was assuming that the problem would be with the computer, since resetting the desktop's adapter fixes the problem and I don't have to touch the router. However, I've also noticed that both my iPad and smartphone, which also bounce off that same router, are having issues with wireless connectivity. And for both, the fix is the same as for the computer. I just shut the Wifi off and switch it back on, and it works afterward.

So then I started thinking the problem would be with the router, except that the three devices do not always lose connectivity at the same time. The computer loses it the most often, followed by the phone and then the iPad. Sometimes I have lost connectivity simultaneously on two or all of the devices at once, but the most common problem is that only the computer loses it, while the iPad and phone are still able to connect.

Does anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this issue? Wo... Read more

A:Losing Wireless Signal and Having to Disable/Enable adapter

If I go to the network adapter and disable it and then immediately enable it again, the internet works fine.Click to expand...

how long for - until next reboot of the PC ? or for days ?
However, I've also noticed that both my iPad and smartphone, which also bounce off that same router, are having issues with wireless connectivity. And for both, the fix is the same as for the computer. I just shut the Wifi off and switch it back on, and it works afterward.Click to expand...

then its a router/modem cable ISP issue maybe

lets start by noting the lights on the router/modem
Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

next , lets see an xirrus screen shot from the desktop

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do ... Read more

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My Wireless just quit working.  The button is orange and I can't press the button to make it blue(turn it on). It's as if the wireless adapter just quit.  I found a search back in 2009 that it was a known issue but that was other laptops. That issue made reference to BIOS.  Mine is:BIOS Version/Date           Hewlett-Packard F.52, 8/26/2009 Any other things I can test/check?

A:HP Laptop Wireless Adapter will not enable anymore Pressing...

@Scooter2368? System Driver Support Page:HP G60-530US Notebook PC The wireless button only works to engage Wireless when there is a functional Wireless network setup in place. From the How-to Section: Setting Up a New Connection to a Wireless Local Area Network (Windows 7) Creating a Wireless Home Network (Windows 7) You may need to reinstall your Wireless Driver: Control Panel > icon view > Device Manager > Open network to find which type of Wireless driver is needed for your system. From the Troubleshooting Section for your notebook:  Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7) Troubleshoot a Lost Internet or E-mail Connection on a Wireless Network (Windows 7) Wireless Network Connection Fails When Notebook is Switched to Battery Power When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers. 

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Bless as I do not even know if this is possible but any help would be apreciated:

I noticed that my PS3 plays games allot better online when my PC's wireless adapter is disabled and it cannot connect to the network.

However my PC is always on and it a task to do this every time I want to play online and then re enable once I'm done playing to resume my PC's downloads.

If I can create a desktop short cut to disable/enable wireless adapter, and link it to a hotkey on my keyboard my life would be almost hassle free.

any form of command line (i think) or .exe or shortcut or anything would help.

Much thanks
tim
 

A:possibility of a wireless adapter enable/disable via a desktop shortcut

Go to start/control panel/network connections.
Right click the wireless connection and click
create shortcut.
It may say cannot create shortcut here,do you want to
place it on the desktop.
Click yes.
If it doesn't say that,drag the shortcut to the desktop.
Then,when you want to disable it,right click the shortcut
and click disable.
Same to reenable.
 

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I have a laptop with a wireless adapter. And I have some code that can turn on the monitor
mode on it. The code is shown below:
// WlanHelper.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
//

// #include "stdafx.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <tchar.h>

#include <conio.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <windows.h>
#include <wlanapi.h>

#define WLAN_CLIENT_VERSION_VISTA 2

DWORD SetInterface(WLAN_INTF_OPCODE opcode, PVOID* pData, GUID* InterfaceGuid)
{
DWORD dwResult = 0;
HANDLE hClient = NULL;
DWORD dwCurVersion = 0;
DWORD outsize = 0;

// Open Handle for the set operation
dwResult = WlanOpenHandle(WLAN_CLIENT_VERSION_VISTA, NULL, &dwCurVersion, &hClient);
dwResult = WlanSetInterface(hClient, InterfaceGuid, opcode, sizeof(ULONG), pData, NULL);
WlanCloseHandle(hClient, NULL);

return dwResult;
}

// enumerate wireless interfaces
UINT EnumInterface(HANDLE hClient, WLAN_INTERFACE_INFO sInfo[64])
{
DWORD dwError = ERROR_SUCCESS;
PWLAN_INTERFACE_INFO_LIST pIntfList = NULL;
UINT i = 0;

__try
{
// enumerate wireless interfaces
if ((dwError = WlanEnumInterfaces(
hClient,
NULL, // reserved
&pIntfList
)) != ERROR_SUCCESS)
{
__leave;
}

// print out interface information
for (i = 0; i < pIntfList->dwNumberOfItems; i++)
{
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I have already tried:
1) go to start
2) go to control panel
3) go to network and sharing center
4) gone to manage network connections

It didn't show up on the list for network connections. Only wireless network connection
 

A:Enable wired adapter?

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I have already tried:
1) go to start
2) go to control panel
3) go to network and sharing center
4) gone to manage network connections

it didn't show up on the list for network connections. Only wireless network connection
 

A:Enable wired adapter?

Click Start.

In the search bar type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Click the + next to the pane Network Adapters so it expands, showing all installed hardware.

Take a screenshot of this window and attach the file in your next post.

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

If you have no internet connection on the problem PC, transferring the screenshot via flashdrive or CD to a working computer is possible. If this is not practical for you, a detailed listing of the requested information will suffice, along with reports of any ! ? or X's next to the entries.
 

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Hi,
 
How do you enable LAN or wifi prior to signing in? I disabled it from Network and Sharing Center.
 
I log in with a Microsoft account but I'm getting error: 
"Your PC is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this PC".
 
I've been trying out the local account password to no avail.
 
I also want to be able to boot from USB to try resetting the local account. This is what I'd get:
 
"Checking media presence
Media present
Start PXE over IPv6.."
 
Then after sometime it will boot to Windows sign in page. 
 
I already went to BIOS to enable any LAN I can find, and changed boot order to boot to USB first. 
 
I have Dell XPS Desktop 8700. Windows 8.
Thanks. 
 

A:How to enable network adapter pre-log on?

In order to boot from USB, you would need to disable SecureBoot and FastBoot in BIOS. Also enable CSM or legacy mode.
 
Follow the steps here to enable the hidden Administrator Account in Windows. Then login to that account and enable your adapter. In the guide I linked to the program has been updated to a newer version,Latest release is 140201 (2014-02-01). You can download it here. Do not reset any password. Only enable the Administrator account. You will need to burn the iso file in order to make a bootable CD or you can use the iso file with Rufus to make it bootable. Select MBR for the partition scheme. If that does not work use GPT. Select ISO image in the dropdown box and click on the folder icon. Browse to the iso file you downloaded. Boot the computer and enable the Administrator account. Reboot and login to the now unhidden Administrator account. After enabling your network adapter in the Administrator account, you can create a new user if desired.
 
See this for changing from a Windows Live account to a local account.

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I am working on a laptop for a friend who's wireless will not enable. I was told that the issue occurred around the same time that the battery failed. I'll attempt to recall all the steps I have taken so far to attempt to resolve this. When CAT5 is unplugged, the wireless icon shows now networks available. Attempting to go to change device settings, the Wi-Fi adapter is disabled. Right click -> Enable shows the enabling pop up, but it remains disabled.

Fn+F2 (keyboard shortcut for enable/disable wireless)
Tried using a known working USB WiFi dongle (failed0
Downloaded new driver from Dell based on the laptop's Service Tag
Tried auto install, installed successfully, but no change
Manually searched for driver and selected it, still no change
Ran Windows Update
Tried restoring to a 2 month old restore point (fails)
Updated BIOS
Checked, started, stopped and verified set to automatic "DW WLAN Tray Service" and "WLAN Autoconfig" in the services.msc
Tried restoring to 2 month old restore point in Safe Mode (fails)
Uninstalled hardware in device manager, reboot, reinstall from Dell support site
I'm at a loss now. I have a Bachelors in Computer Science, and I cannot make a laptop enable it's wireless device.
*NOTE* The wireless is a DW 1704 with built in Bluetooth. The Bluetooth works fine, but the Wi-Fi does not.*
System Specs (directly from the support.dell.com site after running a HW scan. On the website, the network adapter shows as blank. However, it DO... Read more

A:Network Adapter won't enable on laptop

Somewhere on the laptop, there is a way to turn the wireless on or off. I would look for the user guide for that particular laptop (or google it) and then try turning the wireless on if its off and or off and back on. Let us know what you find...

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Hello.

I just got a router within the past few weeks. And it has been working fine. I have two desktops and I had only connected one to the router since I've had it. I've been trying to connect the other desktop but when I put the disk in to install the router it says I have to enable wired network adapter. Which I have. The internet is detected on my computer but its locked. I've disabled and enabled my network adapter through the device manager but it still doesnt detect it. I've tried switching ports on the router but it doesnt help. Turned off my computer and unplugged and plugged everything in again.

Desktop thats connected and working- Windows Vista
Desktop thats connected and not working- Windows Xp.
Service- Your Link Inc.
Router-D-link DIR-615

My desktop with windows xp is a custom computer but has never had issues with connection before. I've been able to use the internet on it with a different router.

Don't know if you need this info but I also have a laptop and xbox360 connected and all are working fine.

Sorry if this wasn't enough information. If you need more I'll be happy to post it at a further date.

Thanks,
Kaela
 

A:Enable wired network adapter?

you dont need the CD - it should be able to connect and get an IP and connect

best thing to do is post an ipconfig /all here and also do the ping tests & device manager info

{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

{Ping Tests}

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping google.com
then:
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all
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Hi,

I've tried looking everywhere but can't find how to switch on my onboard display adapter.

I'm very much a beginner but I have a Dell 755 Optiplex with Windows XP sp3

I disabled the onboard display adapter and when I go to the device manager it is no longer displayed. I've read I might be able to re-initialize it in the bios but don't really know what that is or how to do it.

I have a Radeon HD 2400 that is currently enabled so I can see the screen ok, it's just no matter what I try I can't re-enable the default onboard adapter

Can anyone help? Thanks
 

A:Re-enable Onboard Display Adapter

From the users manual:

Video
Primary Video: This setting specifies which video controller is primary, Auto or Onboard/Card
(Auto default): . When Auto is selected, the add-in video controller will be used.
NOTE: A PCI Express graphics card will override the integrated video controller.Click to expand...

It looks like the BIOS offers no option to enable the on-board graphics if a PCIe graphics card is plugged in.
 

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New pc that i built, everything works properly but the internet connection...
Windows said i needed the drivers for my router, so i tryed installing them but it said Enable Wired Network Adapter and said to retry after. I don't know what it's talking about. Router is D-Link WBR-1310.
 

A:Enable Wired Network Adapter

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i just installed diamond stealth radeon 7000 64mb video card and the game i want to play doesn't support it. So i want to get my onboard display adapter enable so i can send this new card back? i tried going to display adapter but it only shows the new card. how do i find the old adapter?
 

A:Enable onboard display adapter

Try removing the new card first.
 

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I am unable to get an internet connection on my ALX laptop, running Vista Home, SP2. I know the problem is specific to the laptop because I can get a wireless and wired internet connection on other computers in my home.

When I checked network adapters in device manager, it shows a) Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Controller and b) WLAN mini-PCI module. No 1394 connection is listed. Windows diagnostics says both the network adapters and their drivers are working properly.

I tried ipconfig /all. Only the Windows IP Config info comes up......No mention of of ethernet adapters at all. I tried unchecking IPv6 from both network adapters but I couldn't see that that helped resolve the problem. Checked BIOS.....no help.

I am out of ideas. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
 

A:unable to enable network adapter

Disable the WLAN module > Reboot > Re-enable the WLAN module > Reboot. Also, try updating drivers by going to the manufacturers website and NOT by Windows Update.
 

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Hi all.I accidentally disabled my onboard display adapter and after rebooting, the screen goes black but windows continues to load in the background.Can someone kinldy post a step by step guide for re enabling the adapter for windows 7 ultimate using a Keyboard.Thanx.

A:Help enable display adapter win7 ultimate

If you disabled it in the BIOS, reset the BIOS to defaults with the motherboard jumper. If you disabled it in Windows, try hitting the F8 key during boot up. You might get lucky and get a screen to select safe mode of VGA mode.

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Hello.

I just got a router within the past few weeks. And it has been working fine. I have two desktops and I had only connected one to the router since I've had it. I've been trying to connect the other desktop but when I put the disk in to install the router it says I have to enable wired network adapter. I have tried to do this but when go back to the set up it says the same thing.

Desktop thats connected and working- Windows Vista
Desktop thats connected and not working- Windows Xp.

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router-
Make-Linsys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster
Model-WRT54GS2

when i put { cmd /k ipconfig /all } in the run box a black box comes up (guessing its the command center). all that comes up is
Windows IP Configuration

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>
 

A:Solved: Enable wired network adapter?

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Only recently I have had issues with internet drop outs which I thought were to do with my router but
if I disable the Local area connection/adapter and then enable it again the internet starts working.

I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled with a new one but it still seems to happen maybe twice a day.

I have a z87 g45 motherboard, I'm not sure if its the killer network manager that comes with the driver
that may be causing problems

A:Have to disable and enable network adapter to fix internet

Hi, have you checked your eventvwr to see what errors might be occurring?

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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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Hey,
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:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[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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My netbook is running Windows 7 Starter. It is an MSi U135

At random intervals (can be every few minutes to every couple of hours) my connection will show a 'limited connection' and I have to manually disable then enable the network adapter. As soon as I have re-enabled it again the internet will connect. Sometimes it will force me to restart the netbook for it to connect again.

I have been searching for fixes for a few days now and have tried the following:

Disabled firewall.
Uninstalled antivirus.
Reinstalled the network adapter.
Completely removed the adapter driver from the system, then downloading one from the Msi website and installing the new driver.
Changed the router channels to a few different channels.
Made sure the box which says something like 'allow this device to turn off to save power' is unchecked.
I have tried the ipconfig /renew in CMD as an admin.
Also tried the ROUTE 0.0.0.0 command (read somewhere this could fix it)
I ensured I didn't have 'bonjour' on the system as I have read this can cause it too.
I even tried reinstalling the OS too.

None of the other netbooks in the house does this. (One running Windows 7 Starter and one on XP)

Any ideas?

All help is appreciated. Thank you.

A:Always have to disable then enable network adapter to get back online?

You say ipconfig /renew doesn't make it return.

How about running ipconfig /release followed by ipconfig /renew?

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ello folks
i have an x-fi titanium soundcard with logitech 5.1 speakers that use 3x 3.5mm jacks ive ordered a set of roccat kaves which also use 3x3.5mm jacks.
what i would like to know is. is there some kind of cable or a switch box that i can plug all jacks in but select which device i want to use? so i dont have to keep swapping them at the back of my pc. or is the best thing to just use some 3.5mm jack extensions and mount them closer to me. then just swap the cables as and when??

any help is much apreciated folks. thanks in advance

A:help findin adapter to enable both 5.1 devices to connect but select 1

you could do it by bypassing your sound card, using a usb sound card such as StarTech.com 7.1 USB Audio Adapter Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio Sound card - 48 kHz

not sure if you could run an optical cable from your sound card to that card... might not support input and output.

I have a USB surround sound headset, and personally i cant notice a drop in sound performance, mainly as headphones sound different to my AV receiver speakers as it is lol.

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A user brought a laptop with a broken screen.  I had it running to a second external monitor and it worked fine, but I wanted to do a factory reset on the laptop (HP Pavilion, Windows 8).  In an attempt to force Windows to boot to the second monitor,
I disabled the default video driver (some last ditch internet advice).  Now it won't boot to the second monitor at all, and none of the normal Windows methods work (Windows Key + , Alt-F4 hotkey, etc.)  I think it's because Windows' multi-monitor
support depends on that video driver.  I need to re-enable that video card, but I have to do it blind.  I've tried recording and counting my steps but I haven't had any luck.
Would it be possible to remove the hard drive from the laptop and edit specific Windows configuration files to re-enable that video adapter, then put the hard drive back in the laptop and boot it up?  Does anyone know what config files these would be?
 

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I'm running a Toshiba Satellite L300 with Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and a T6400 processor. I haven't had any connection problems untill now. The problem I'm having now is Windows cannot find any wireless networks. I can connect through a Ethernet cable but not wirelessly. Another thing that bothers me is that I can't enable the network connection in the network connections folder. I don't know why this is happening suddenly as I haven't made any changes involving my network settings at all. I've looked it up on the internet but couldn't find anything that would help me. One solution that looked promising was: no wireless networks were found in range error

That didn't work though because my "event log" service was already set to Automatic so my case must be different. All help is appreciated and thanks a lot.

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think i accidentally turned off wireless card..dell inspiron 1520/ Windows XP...message i get is press FN + F2..but that does nothing...i was traveling yesterday..with the computer working in an airport think i accidentally turned off but have no idea how to enable. Please help..i work from home on this machine and it's pretty critical i get help soon.
thanks so much
 

A:Solved: Wireless is turned off.. cannot enable wireless networking

Hi Jadewoman

On the left hand side of this laptop there is a wireless switch. This will turn it back on!

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1520/en/index.htm

See page 27 of the owner's manual including a picture of the switch.
 

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I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)
 

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).
 

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Hi,

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: http://www.NADB.net/v/Prom/WLAN.jpg), 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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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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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 255.255.0.0, 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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Desk top machine. Windows Vista Home Prem. 32b.

The OEM independent graphic card was taken out of the machine a week ago because of its fan not running. And a recovery to out of factory status was carried out. Then, a few days later, a message popped up as the following:

"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI adapter using the Displays Manager."

Update ATI graphics driver or enable ATI adapter using the Displays Manager, which is easier to do? And how to perform, please?

Thanks.

A:How to update ATI graphics driver or enable ATI adapter using the Displays Manager?

Since you've taken out the OEM install GPU, your system is now using the onboard GPU of your mobo. That message is telling you to update your onboard GPU driver.

To do this we need the make/model of your OEM PC and then we can link you to your PC's driver support downloads webpage.

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Stand alone Dell Dimension 521 running Vista Home Premium w/ IE 8

Frequently, while surfing the net, when I click on a link (also happens with links in e-mails) I get a page with the msg., "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage." Diagnostics displays the solution, "Enable the network adapter "Local Area Connection""

I am not connected to a LAN. Could this have something to do with the 260 6T04 network adapters I have?
 

A:Internet Explorer cannot display webpage - Enable the network adapter

Hmmm have you gone to your network connection Via control panel and check if your internet is disabled, maybe someone in your house hold click disabled and forgot to turn it back on?
 

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recently, after using computer for a long time (about 5 hours), I get disconnect from network and when I click check for problem, it resolved by reset Local Area Connection (or adapter) and I got BSOD. Or when I disable then enable it again, I also got BSOD.

the error apeared in blue screen is Driver IRQL not less or equal and something about hssdrv6.sys

A:BSOD when disable / enable network adapter, error 0x000000D1

Please post a report following Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions .

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Let me start by explaining what led to my problem.

I work for an electric utility, and we issue Panasonic Toughbook laptops to our linemen containing our mobile mapping and AVL (Automatic Vehicle Locating) software. They are all running Windows XP Professional SP3. Our AVL software requires an internet and VPN connection to our AVL server at the office (we currently use Verizon Air Cards and the Cisco VPN client to achieve this). Since implementing this, we have found that Cisco VPN and the Verizon Air Cards do not work well when the wifi network adapters are turned on (or enabled). When they are turned off (disabled) everything works nicely. We can't just disable the wifi NIC's and call it good either because our user's need the faster wifi connections to perform database syncs in the mornings (via hotspots inside each garage bay). Once they are all synced up and out of range of our wireless network, the wifi NIC's are no longer needed. Since the wifi NIC's and Air Cards don't get along, we have been having our users turn the NIC's off using a hardware switch on the Toughbooks cassis. However, some of our older models (CF-29's to be exact) do not have these hardware switches. Our solution was to create two batch files and place them on the users' desktops; one that turns the wifi NIC on, and one that turns it off.

This brings you up to my current problem...

Our user?s logon to a non-admin account and because of this, they do no... Read more

A:Problem allowing Enable/Disable WiFi Adapter with Non-Admin Account

I take it that's a "no"?

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is it possible? I just bought this item on ebay:
Micra Digital Belkin Wireless G 54Mbps USB LAN Adapter
will this allow me to wireless enable my computer?
 

A:If i want to wireless enable a computer without a wireless card...

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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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So, I've been using Ethernet for a while now to access the internet on my PC. I never really use it because I'm always using wireless, but few months back my wireless just suddenly stopped working so I've been using an Ethernet cable ever since.

Anyway, I wanna get back to using wireless but the problem is: I don't know how. I have no wireless adapters and no wireless option to set up a new wireless connection.

I go into: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center > Set up a New Connection or Network > Connect to the Internet > But, the only option I get are Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-Up. Shouldn't a wireless option be here?

I then look to: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections but there's only one icon there: Local Area Connection and that's my Ethernet cable which I'm using right now. Shouldn't there be a lot more here?

I've gone into Device Manager and checked my Network adapters but there's only one: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. My other PC (literally, the exact same PC to this one) in the room next door works fine and has got a bunch of other adapters, I have no idea what's happened to this.

Yeah, I'm a newbie to this. Basically, I want to start using a wireless connection but I have no idea how.

A:How do I change to wireless? No wireless option, no wireless adapter

What is the make and model of the PC? Is it a laptop? Is there by any chance a switch that turns the wifi on/off?

If the wifi worked in the past and suddenly stopped working, I would suspect that the adapter failed but it could also be switched off or the driver got corrupted or otherwise disabled somehow.

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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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Hello,

I have a laptop dell xps M1210 with Intel(R) PROSet 3495 ABG. It has been working well for several years.

Yesterday morning I got an error: "Problem applying profile", then it couldn't been connected.

I did a lot of things.
1) Update the driver from 10.5 to version 12.1
2) Make sure "Wireless Zero Configuration" service started.
3) Uninstall the wireless adapter and reinstall it.
4) reboot the machine.
....

It is not working today. The error becomes "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter.".
By checking the device manager for connectivity, everything looks good.

One thing I must mention is sometimes I got an error that is "Microsoft Help and Support Center has encountered a problem and needs to close...."

The detail is Error signature
AppName:helpctr.exe AppVer: 5.1.2600.5512 ModName: ntdll.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.5512 Offset: 0000100b.

I am frustered but I don't want to reinstall windows system.
My OS is win xp pro sp3.

Thanks for your reading and help.
 

A:Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter.

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i have an acer laptop and recently updated my computer with th latest intel pro/wireless software. and this is what happened.

When I right click on the Wireless icon -everything is greyed out except for
OPEN INTEL PROset WIRELESS and OPEN INTEL WIRELESS TROUBLESHOOTER.
- When I click the Troubleshooter the message is CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO
ISSUES REPORTED.
-When I click on OPEN Intel proset Wireless the pop says Intel
PROset/Wireless was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter. Pls.
install a supported wireless adapter.

* If I go to drivers and look at Network Adapters - it shows Intel
PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection in green but if I right click it, I
see a pop-up that says ADAPTER STATE NOT FOUND IN REGISTRY. If I click OK
button on the pop up, it shows a window with 5 tabs( General,
Advanced,Driver, Details, Resources) - In the general category its says"
This device is working properly" and the Device usage shows Device enabled.


i uninstalled both the drivers and the sofware and reverted to the old one but to no success.
after doin a lot of research i have to come to know a piece of program that tells me that i have 3 wireless adapters. probably the duplicates? but how do i remove them and make my wireless right

A:Intel PROset/Wireless was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter. Pls. install

its an intel pro/wireless 2200BG

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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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Hello!

I will start this off by freely admitting I'm not great with computers and usually don't know what I'm talking about.

I have an Acer Aspire 4720Z laptop.
I recently wiped it clean and installed Windows XP, and have not been able to connect to wireless internet ever since.
I used the Acer website to download the drivers, extracted all the files, etc.

When I open Intel PROSet/Wireless, I get an error message that it is "unable to detect a supported wireless adapter. Please install a supported adapter."

Also, Intel PROSet/Wireless does not appear on my Device Manager. (The only things that are listed under "Network adapters" is 1394 Net Adapter and Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet.) I feel like that's probably part of the problem, even if I'm not sure why, haha.

What can I do to get my wireless access back?

Thank you.
 

A:Intel PROSet/Wireless unable to detect a supported wireless adapter

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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?

Thanks!
 

A: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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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

A: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:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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I just installed a new TRENDnet Adapter 54Mbps 802.11g. It connects to the wireless internet and shows that the signal strenght is excellent (full bars) and it keeps on sending packets but receives no packet at all. I tried everything but its not working. When I try to "repair" the connection it takes for ever and then it shows an error like 'fail to obtain IP. Please contact your ISP.' It also shows many other wireless connections available around but same thing happens when I connect it to any of those connections. Please Help me in this regard. I am running Windows XP.
 

A:PCI wireless Adapter connects to the Wireless internet but does not receive packets.

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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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Opinion please: I have an hp pavilion laptop dv2000 and I am going to purchase either a wireless pc plug in module card or one that has a usb adapter.. would like opinions on which one is better for the long run.. I am looking at a Netgear one. both say compatible with windows xp which is what I have. and my router is a netgear already.
 

A:Solved: Wireless plug in module card vse wireless usb adapter

wireless module wouldn't work, ended up with the usb port adapter. Will try it tonight.. Wish me luck
 

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Hi everyone: Iím 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; Iím 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 canít even connect to the router setup IP address 192.168.0.1)?

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PCís harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro Ė I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others Iíd used) but it didnít 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 didnít change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

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A: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

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

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Dear all,

I thought I have met this problem before before my two wireless adapters both stopped working.

PCI-E INTEL 5300
TP-LINK WN821N

My case is a little different from those I found on this forum.

1. When I upgraded my thinkpad x200 to win7 64bit, I don't have "Wireless Network Connection", but I fixed it by stopping one setting of Kaspersky and it came back, so when I first found my PCI-E wireless didn't work, I thought the same thing happened, although I didn't remember the details, I tried the Kaspersky, don't work.

2. I updated the drivers, uninstall-install, start-stop-start WLAN AutoConfig... I have done a lot that can be searched on line, never worked for me.

3. Tragedy happened, I adjusted several common options on BIOS, then after several tries I made to make 5300 work, USB wireless died Don't know how to recover it, and back to my laptop again.

Could anyone here help me out? Really appreciate it! I have spent two days on this stuff, if no one can do this, I guess the only way is to reinstall the OS, that's the least thing I want to do.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mic

PS: Unavailable wireless adapters have all zero Mac addresses, also can't be found in control panel.

A:PCI-E intel 5300 wireless doesn't work. Then the USB wireless adapter

Problem solved. Thanks anyway.

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Nowadays, wireless router is a basic device at home because wireless access point (AP) is required. Sometime, a wireless repeater is also needed in a big house especially that with a big yard. Actually, without wireless router, only a Windows 7 laptop can be turned into a WiFi hotpot or a wireless repeater. Many discussions can be found online regarding how to turn Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi AP or virtual WIFI hotpot, however, the internet surfing is based on a local area connection. If wanna extend a WIFI signal to an enhanced new wireless AP, generally two wireless adapters are considered.

Here, differently, with only one wireless adapter but without 3rd-party software, we can setup a wireless repeater in a Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium laptop with only one wireless adapter. This can boost the wireless signal to smartphones, tablet computers, or other wireless devices. Also, the mobility and flexibility allow extending the signal to a yard or a garage conveniently as you want.

It is known that a virtual wireless adapter can be created with a third party software or only Windows 7 built-in commands. But in Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, usually the virtual wireless adapter cannot be created or a hosted network cannot be started. I found a specific approach to clear the issues.

We can follow the steps (successful setup in my two Windows 7 Home laptops),

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and th... Read more

A:Turn Windows 7 Laptop into Wireless Repeater with One Wireless Adapter

This method is available for starting soft AP of Windows 7 Home Premium laptop when set up repeater, some third party softwares or methods can create soft AP for Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate only.

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i am not able to switch on my wireless on my laptop....i have a hp pavillion dv6 - 1131ea which contains touchpad controls for the wireless and dvd controls (which have stopped working)

i have also tried fn + f2 to see if this will enable it an so far it hasn't.....

any ideas what i can do or how it can be fixed?
 

A:Cannot enable wireless

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Hi!

I'm trying to configure my Win 7 Pro machine to wake from sleep when I attempt to connect through RDP from my work machine. My home computer is connected through a Belkin N+ USB Wireless adapter (can't physically connect to router through ethernet due to house layout).

When I go to the adapter's power settings the Advanced tab doesn't have any of the WOL settings available and the Power Management tab has the "Allow this device to wake the computer" option greyed out (see attached screenshots).

In my bios I have S1 & S3 sleep enabled and everything I can find that could be related with WOL enabled (Wake from Modem, Wake from Ring, etc.) although I see nothing referring to Wake on Lan or WOL specifically mentioned. The machine wakes from sleep using a keyboard perfectly so no problems there.

When I go to the ethernet adapter's settings all of the WOL options are available and enabled but I need this to work for my WiFi since the machine isn't physically connected. I just want to save some energy costs since I'm currently leaving my machine one 24/7 so I can remote in when need be from work.

I have the newest BIOS Firmware, newest wireless adapter drivers (Win7 compatible) and all Windows Updates installed. This has got me stumped, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Can't enable Wireless WOL!

That Ralink RT61 USB device is bus powered. When the computer turns the device off to save power it can't "hear" the wakeup call nor could it tell Windows to power it up if it could "hear" it.

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I have an hp pavillion laptop running windows xp sp 3. I tried to push the wireless button between the keyboard and screen and it doesn't light up. When I right click on the sys tray I can't click enable. As a matter of fact right now I'm typing this on my iPod touch and it's a pain. When I first got the laptop I disabled the wireless and now that I need it I can't get it to work.

I appriciate any help I can get. Thanks.

Lee
 

A:I can't enable my wireless

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Hi, new to the forum. I need some help. I have an HP G60 running Vista. One day I just couldnt enable my wireless. I tried everything and finally resorted to calling Tech Service. They walked me through a bunch of stuff and then said it was my wireless card. They sent me a brand new one but it still won't enable the wireless. Any suggestions?
 

A:HP G60 will not enable wireless

Bump
 

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Yesterday, all was fine but this morning my HP TX1000 Laptop wouldn't auto connect to my wireless router (1 metre away). I remembered that on the bootup Wireless Assistant turned on Bluetooth but not Wireless. In the Network and Sharing Centre, "Manage Wireless Networks" isn't showing so I can't turn it on. In what may be a related issue, I can't get into Services - Vista says that either I don't have permission (I'm logged on as Administrator) or it can't find Windows/System32/Services.msc (which I can't see). I've done the obligiatory re-start and I've connected via cat5 but I need to resolve this - can anyone help?

A:Can't enable wireless

i have the same problem.. with you lindsay.. even i re-install the driver of my wireless connection it wont work... i do many many way but it doesnt work.. i cant enable the wifi in network sharing...

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Hi!

I'm trying to configure my Win 7 Pro machine to wake from sleep when I attempt to connect through RDP from my work machine. My home computer is connected through a Belkin N+ USB Wireless adapter (can't physically connect to router through ethernet due to house layout).

When I go to the adapter's power settings the Advanced tab doesn't have any of the WOL settings available and the Power Management tab has the "Allow this device to wake the computer" option greyed out (see attached screenshots).

In my bios I have S1 & S3 sleep enabled and everything I can find that could be related with WOL enabled (Wake from Modem, Wake from Ring, etc.) although I see nothing referring to Wake on Lan or WOL specifically mentioned. The machine wakes from sleep using a keyboard perfectly so no problems there.

When I go to the ethernet adapter's settings all of the WOL options are available and enabled but I need this to work for my WiFi since the machine isn't physically connected. I just want to save some energy costs since I'm currently leaving my machine one 24/7 so I can remote in when need be from work.

I have the newest BIOS Firmware, newest wireless adapter drivers (Windows 7 compatible) and all Windows Updates installed. I've also added the EnableWoWLAN key to the registry but to no avail. I know the older Belkin router supports WMM so I can't imagine why the newer Belkin adapter wouldn't. This has got me stumped, ... Read more

A:Can't enable Wireless WOL!

Wireless WOL doesn't work for the current generation of wireless adapters and drivers. There is a new standard in the works that will allow it, and new Intel chipsets will work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN
 

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I got a new Linksys E2000 router a few weeks ago. It works fine with all the wireless laptops I have in the house, however I can not get an internet connection on this particular desktop PC using a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter.

I've tried updating the driver but to no avail.

Any help would be apreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: New wireless-N router won't work with wireless-G PCI adapter

Shouldn't be a problem unless you have the router set to use 'N' only mode.

What encryption are you using? Have you tried connecting w/o encryption?
 

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I have a Microsoft Wireless Network Router and a Microsoft Notebook wireless 11g adapter and they work great. I am running the Base station on a desktop running Windows XP and the laptop is running Win 98. I bought a Belkin wireless USB 11b adapter for a third desktop running Win 98 but can't get the belkin adapter to connect to the network? Any advice or help would really be appreciated.
TIA for any help!!!
 

A:Using Belkin wireless adapter with Microsoft Wireless Router

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Specs:

HP G6000
ADM Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core Processor TK -53
1700 MHz
2048 MB

I switched my laptop on one morning and the the wirelss light on the front, which is usually blue, stays orange as if it's switched off. My wireless internet now doesn't work and the broadcom driver has gone missing from device manager.

I've done a lot of research and the problem seems to be common, I just can't find a solution. I've have tried the following to no avail;

- Uninstall/reinstall wireless drivers
- Update BIOS/drivers
- System restore
- Memory diagnostic
- Unplug power and battery, then hold power button for 30 secs
The most obvious answer would be to say it's an internal problem and my wireless card is broke, however I find it hard to believe, how it can just stop working one morning. I keep my laptop on a cooling tray, so it can't be fried.

I can't afford to pay for any repairs and my warranty has run out, I'd be really grateful if someone could solve it. I can't cope without internet any longer lol.

If you require anymore details let me know, however I'm on a friends laptop and may be slow in replying, please bare with me.

Thank you.
 

A:Wireless stays orange/wireless adapter missing

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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} > network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

for windows 7
start > control panel>
System and Security>
Device Manager

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There maybe a problem with the driver or indeed the switch

To test if switch you could download ubuntu www.ubuntu.com - download the ISO
right click on it and burn a bootable CD
now put the CD in the pc and boot off the CD
run ubuntu from the CD only - DO NOT install
see if wireless works

have a read here
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service...47627+1259834163429+28353475&threadId=1248210

in device manager, right click on
Altheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter.
Uninstall.
Now reboot the computer, then windows should find new hardware, let it find the driveron the PC, see if that resolves the issue

If not, you mat need to reinstall the latest driver from the HP site

Another solution may be the battery

Make sure the battery is above 25% charge
Now run the battery down, with the wireless switch OFF
Disconnect the battery from the machine
Reconnect the mains power
pressed for 30 seconds on the power button,- reboot the PC leave the battery OFF
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hi guys

I am constantly getting disconnected from my online games and xbox live parties and it is starting to frustrate me. Here is what I have:

Netgear Wireless - N Router (WNR2000) and a Wireless-N 300 USB adapter. I'm running vista home premium x64 SP2.

Here is my ipconfig :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111v
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-F2-A5-F5-70
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 09, 2010 10:23:38 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 10, 2010 10:23:38 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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A:USB wireless adapter + Wireless Router = xbox live LAG

Is the PC you are sharing the internet to the Xbox losing connection

would you post back the make and model of any modems and routers you may have and how everything is connected together , wireless, cable and what is using what connection to what device

On the PC when you have a good connection do the following ipconfig /all and pings - see below
then when it disconnects repeat the test

i want to see if the PC to internet is a good connection and if you are losing connection between the PC and Xbox only

{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 here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{Ping Tests}
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

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

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Over the last two days, I've noticed that my laptop has been losing it's wi-fi connection. When I open the network connector, none of the local networks, including my own, appear in the list. I've checked that the network adapter is switched on (I've even switched it off for a few seconds and switched it back on), and I've refreshed the list multiple times to no avail. When I restart the computer, my wi-fi connection is restored, but after a few hours it drops again and I have to restart the computer to reconnect. I'd also note that it's most likely not a router or modem problem, as nothing else is losing wi-fi connection (xbox, cell phone, etc.)

Thinking it may have been the result of a virus, I've run a Malwarebytes Scan in Safe Mode. The Scan log is included at the bottom of this post. I thought this may have fixed the problem, but a few hours after restarting the computer, it happened again.

My computer is a TOSHIBA Satellite A305, running Windows Vista Home Premium. If there are any more specific details that you need, please let me know. I greatly appreciate any help I can get with this. As of right now, it's just a minor inconvenience, but I don't want it to end up being something that would shut me down completely.

Thanks!
Matt

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.06.17.07

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.19088
Matt Banfield :: MA... Read more

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I have verizon fios wireless router (m1424wr) hooked up to my desktop. putting another desktop in bedroom with vista and shows to have nvidia nforce but I doubt it is wireless. going to use D-Link adapter. Do I have to hardwire that computer first (ethernet cable) in order to set it up as a wireless using D-Link?
 

A:can I hook up non wireless with adapter without pluggin in cable to non wireless

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My internet has been working fine until a few minutes ago, when my connection just vanished.
I went to try and reconnect but my Belkin N Wireless USB adapter could not find any wireless networks to connect to.
While searching for a connection, the light starts blinking like it is searching, but then it says that it can't find any. Also, when I plug in the adapter, a popup comes up saying that there are wireless networks nearby, but when I click it there are still none.

I've tried reinstalling drivers but still nothing. I'm not sure what else to try because I'm afraid I might mess something up even more.
If you need any more information just ask.
Please help me to fix this problem. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Wireless adapter cannot find any wireless networks

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Hello friends!

I'm having a bit of trouble tonight trying to connect to my wireless router. Here are the specifics-

Router: Linksys Wireless B
OS: Windows 7
Wireless Adapter: Netgear Wireless G

I used the Netgear installation disc and ran the setup wizard. I was able to connect easily initially, and firefox opened to my google homepage. I tried a simple google search and it went offline. The taskbar icon shows "connections available" and when opened and prompted to connect to the found network, it was "unable to connect". I opened the Netgear set up wizard and it just keeps scanning the channels and never connects. Any suggestions??

Thanks!
 

A:Netgear Wireless G Adapter to Linksys Wireless B Router

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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!

A: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,
Josh!

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Hey , I am currently experiencing a major problem in my system . It seems that the wifi software has been deleted i.e. the wireless adapter driver and the software has been somehow been uninstalled . This issue began after the recent Windows 8.1 update . These are my laptop specs :- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bitSystem Model: HP ENVY 15-k004neProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz (4 CPUs) I've tried to fix the issue by installing all possibly compatible drivers and softwares but none of them seemed to work .I've also reset my pc to factory state using windows recovery as well as Hp recovery and yet the problem was not fixed .I also checked online for solutions but since the laptop products vary , the issue does not seem to be fixed .  Looking forward to helpful advices ...   Thank you.  

A:No wireless connections availble / Wireless adapter driver d...

Hi If a Factory Fresh install has not worked, then there is the possibility it is disabled in the BIOS or the Hardware has failed. If it is software related... Then we look in Device Manager; View; Show hidden Devices  to see if it is actually acknowledged. NEXT...  As an adminstrator, in a Command Prompt Window, typegetmacThis will list MAC addresses for those items that are present, and may not be connected.A good number would be 3,1 x Ethernet1 x Wi-Fi1 x Bluetoothand then typeipconfigand in the long list look for named devices have a matching MAC address.Along with Device manager this is a way to determine the number of devices.  NEXT  type netsh wlan show driversnetsh wlan show interfaces ping loopbackping 192.168.0.1  (your default gateway) Now you should have an idea if the Physical Hardware exists, and if does are there any drivers or addesses etc associated with it.  If you then post any relevant details we can move on to the next step. If in doubt please ask.



Happy 2 [email protected]

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Thanks for all your help! Im all fixed up now, got everything transferred over to the new HDD, got the new HDD installed and everything is working wonderful now. I tried checking to see if the failed HDD was under warranty but they couldnt determine that with my serial number, I still have it but will try again for warranty.

I do have a new problem now, if you want to try and help me with this one! I have a Gateway Ationtec Wireless DSL modem, GT704-WG installed, now my son has a school computer we need to hook up to the wireless internet, I bought a Belkin N wireless USB adapter for his computer, downloaded the software and plugged in the USB adapter , the light blinks blue on the Belkin but it shows no wireless connectivity? what am I doing wrong? am I suppose to do something on my Gateway? or do i use the same setup I did when installing the DSL modem on my first computer? Ive been at this all morning and Im ready to toss in the towel! my PC has Windows XP home ED. and sons PC has Windows XP PRO, mines is a Dell 4500 and his is a HP 7540.
any advise?? please
 

A:Question about setting up wireless on a computer with a USB wireless adapter

Have you properly setup the wireless network? Installing the USB adapter is only one part of the wireless networking. Run the wireless setup in the Control Panel. Follow the instructions carefully
 

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yeh as i stated above, my computor is telling me to enable it through windows device manager but there is no option for enabling it?? anyone got any ideas??????
 

A:my wireless LAN is disabled and i cannot enable it. HELP?!

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The built in wireless card on my Gateway LT21 is disabled, which I could normaly fix, but the physical on/off wireless comunications button is literally broken off, and Gateway says, "this is not a consumer replacable part." All I need to do is turn back on wireless comunications, but I can't a way to do that inside windows. Please help asap. Thanks!

A:Enable Wireless Card

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eric8421


The built in wireless card on my Gateway LT21 is disabled, which I could normaly fix, but the physical on/off wireless comunications button is literally broken off, and Gateway says, "this is not a consumer replacable part." All I need to do is turn back on wireless comunications, but I can't a way to do that inside windows. Please help asap. Thanks!


Start, type "network connections" and press enter. Right click your disabled wireless connections and select "enable".

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Product Name: hp 15-ac122tuOperating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit) What is the key for WiFi and Bluetooth? How to turn on my WiFi and Bluetooth?

A:Function Key to enable Wireless?

@Sam118? System:HP Notebook - 15-ac122tu The User Guide provides information on the keys - see Page 13 There is no "bluetooth" key.The "Airplane" / Wireless only connects you if you have set up Wireless on your computer See:Connecting to a Network > Chapter 3, Page 18  When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers. 

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A few hours ago I returned to my Dell laptop #1 to find that it had no wireless connectivity. It had wireless connectivity a couple hours earlier, as I was using it .
there is nothing wrong with my modem /router, as I am sending this on Dell #2 which is connected wirelessly.
I have had a new Windows 7 o/s installed in the past ten days or so.
Does anyone have any idea how to 'eable my wireless system'???

A:Enable wireless capabilities

ok you can click wireless, on left mouse, and "troubleshoot problem"

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I installed XP on one computer and Vista on another computer. How do I enable wireless on both these computers? Someone suggested that I install the wireless network drivers for these O/S's from the computer company (Gateway) that I bought the computers from. But, Gateway is asking that I pay for that support. How can I install the needed drivers to enable wireless on these computers without going to dumb Gateway?

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A:How Do I Enable Wireless On Vista/XP?

Download them from the net...

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eable hp wireless assistant in device manager

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I use Lenovo Ideapad Z470
Can you guys show me the way to enable wireless at BIOS?

A:How can I enable wireless at BIOS

Ngoctraiden9x, welcome to the windows 7 forum.

The bios is where the hardware is turned on/off/configured in most cases. For your computer to use the wireless, you have to have the hardware drivers installed and the software to control the wireless adapter.

Normally, when you turn your machine on the bios recognizes your hardware devices and then as your Operating system loads, it load all the drivers for your devices and at that time your wireless would become active.

Is this what you meant when you said enable wireless at bios?

Some bios screens will allow you to turn on and off devices. If this is what you mean, then by entering bios, go thru the screens and look for the wireless. Some machines have a physical wireless switch or a function key toggle.

Rich

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So I just got a brand new laptop, a Dell Inspiron. I turned it on, started adjusting properties to suit me, and tried to connect to my internet connection. In the process I wanted to disconnect from my internet, but nstead I pressed disable. Now I can't figure out at all how to enable the thing again. I try to troubleshoot it and it tells me that the wireless adaptor is disabled, but gives me absolutely no clues on how to enable it again.

How do I do this? 5 minutes old and I already have problems...

A:Enable wireless adaptor

Hi,

Usually its a special keystroke, something like ALT+F8 - check above the laptop keys : are there special functions shown, perhaps a wireless icon?

If you are able to take a photo of the keyboard and post here we can solve it in two shakes of a lambs tail.

Regards,
Golden

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5010M and a Linksy router that I am unable to enable wireless. EasyLink iis all set up and working with a wired conection. But when I go to enable wireless, first part of it is good, it asks me to chose my DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card. I do then select the card and it takes a min or two then it will tell me that my wireless radio is not enabled. I have tryed to turn the radio on from the keyboard, still a no go, and on an older dell I had the same kind of thing go on and I had to go into the settings some where and turn the radio on. The older Dell had Windows XP and this computer is Windows 7, way different, or I'm just more familiar with XP. Can any one help me with this problem?
 

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Hi guys,

Would really appreciate some help here as I am getting the run-around from ISP, Microsoft and Compaq.

I have a Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium Compaq Presario that I have put downstairs and am trying to connect to the internet via a Netcomm NP545 USB stick. The USB stick worked fine on my old computer which ran XP but it won't work on the Vista model.

The USB stick is compatible with my version of Vista, the problem is that when I go to the network settings and it shows my wireless connection, it is disabled. If I click enable it goes on to say enabling...enabled but it remains disabled.

The USB stick works on my other two computers one running XP, the other running Windows 7. And am at a total loss as to what could be preventing it from working.
Anyone have any ideas?

When I try to set up the wireless connection and it doesn't find one, the diagnosis is

"RT73 USB wireless Lan card is experiencing driver or hardware issues"

A:Can not Enable a connection - wireless

Hello & welcome,

I think you are being pointed in the right direction you just need to go there: -

NP545: NetComm

What antivirus & firewall are you using?

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Hi,

I have a Zepto (company went bankrupt) computer with a Vista peremium 64-bit os. For about 2 months ago i reinstalled the computer but it was yesterday i needed my wlan card for first time. I can use my wlan but i can use wired internet. I have tried both old and new drivers. I got the computer wlan switch on but i still can't enable wlan under Network connections. Everything under the device manager is installed and working correct. When i enbale My wireless network it does not change. It is still disabled. When i try to enable it true my Ralink (wlan card distributor) software it just say "Switch radio state fail". I'm completely out of ideas now. Help will be appreciated.

A:Can't enable wireless network

Originally Posted by Labello


Hi,

I have a Zepto (company went bankrupt) computer with a Vista peremium 64-bit os. For about 2 months ago i reinstalled the computer but it was yesterday i needed my wlan card for first time. I can use my wlan but i can use wired internet. I have tried both old and new drivers. I got the computer wlan switch on but i still can't enable wlan under Network connections. Everything under the device manager is installed and working correct. When i enbale My wireless network it does not change. It is still disabled. When i try to enable it true my Ralink (wlan card distributor) software it just say "Switch radio state fail". I'm completely out of ideas now. Help will be appreciated.



Hi, a few pieces of advice for you.

Make sure your drivers are up to date (even thought the company's gone bust it may use generic drivers)

Try enabling the wireless card then restarting your PC.

Make sure your PC is up to date (Especially make sure you have SP2 installed)

See if there are any options to do with your Wireless card in the BIOS.

Oli

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a custom built PC. I have a Zonet 1642D wireles card that I had used fine for almost a year.

For about the past two weeks my internet would suddenly drop about once a day and it would say there were no wireless connections available. I would have to restart my computer and then everything would be fine.

Well on Friday it happened and I got fed up, so I uninstalled the wireless card and reinstalled, and now I can't enable the wireless connection at all in the Network Connections menu. It will say "Enabling..." and then "Enabled" but it doesn't actually enable.

I run the diagnostic tool on the Network Adapter and I get the message "There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter." In the detailed information "Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter". I've tried reinstalling the driver, I've downloaded the driver from the Zonet website, and I've tried rolling back drivers. I've tried a system restore to when it did work, and I'm getting nothing. Anyone have any ideas? Would greatly appreciate any input, and thank you in advance.

A:Cannot enable wireless connection

I found a solution, and it involves temporarily bridging the wireless and lan connections (then unbridging). See Technopaideia: Frustrating but ultimately successful fix for Internet connectivity

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