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Q: HP dv7 laptop wireless-N 1030 no longer working after Window...

Hello, Wireless functionality was lost on my HP Pavillion dv7t-6c00 laptop when I upgraded to Windows 10. Here's what I have in my laptop now: Manufacturer: Intel CorporationDescription: Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030Driver version: I've read some support threads on this topic and it seems that this wireless card is not supported by Intel in Windows 10. I've also read that one suggestion is to replace the wireless card with an Intel Advanced-N 6230 wireless card. I tried to replace the wireless card prior to upgrading to Windows 10 with an Intel Advanced-N 6230 wireless card but the wireless card I purchased seemed incompatible with the laptop, as it gave me a Halted screen when I started up the laptop. So my frustration is I would gladly and easily replace the wireless card but I can't keep purchasing cards that are incompatible with the laptop. What are my options? Is there a specific/guarenteed HP Laptop compatible part number that I can purchase? Even better, is there a link to where I can purchase a card that will definitely work? Thank you ver much,Chris

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I saw some people having trouble with extremely slow wireless connections using an Intel Centrino Wireless n-1030 card. The original thread is closed, so the problem may already be solved, but if anyone is still experiencing this problem, here is what worked for me:

This NIC is a dual band card (802.11 + bluetooth), and with some routers having the bluetooth enabled really slowed down the 802.11n connection (it didn't seem to happen with my netgear router, but when I switched to linksys, WHAMMO!).

Anyway, when I disabled the Bluetooth adapter in Device Manager the problem was completely solved (uhhhh except I need to use a dongle to make my bluetooth mouse work now... small price to pay IMO)

Anyway, just thought I'd share my experience. Hope it can help someone.

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Hello, I have an HP Pavilion 15 K2Z52AV Notebook with Beats audio. I upgraded it to Windows 10 from 8.1. In WIndows 8.1, plugging in an external audio source into the front mic-in (black) jack worked fine. After upgrading, Beats Audio detects a device was plugged into the black front jack, however, when I open the Windows Sound settings, Mic In at Front Panel (Black) still shows that nothing is plugged in. I have updated the drivers both using the HP Support Assistant, and also manually downloading the driver from the HP support website, uninstalling it, and then reinstalling it. But it still will not work. It does not matter what is connected to the jack.Everything else works fine, however.  I have attached a picture of the Sound settings menu while the front jack is connected.  What am I missing?   

A:Mic-in at front panel (black) no longer working after Window...


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Hi. New to list and DSL. I connected my Sony Vaio, Windows XP, to DSL following Verizon directions. Worked well with ethernet connection. Went to wireless, worked well. Moved it to another floor. Everything still ok. Then suddenly neither wireless nor ethernet would work, dial-up still ok. Called Verizon tech support. After a very frustrating 2 hours got the ethernet to work--just re-connected everything. His answer was that I needed a new operating system! Ethernet works fine on either floor. Wireless still will not.

The Wireless Network Connection box at the top says NOT CONNECTED. The info below but still in that box says:
Security-enabled wireless network.
This network requires a network key. You are currently connected to this network. To disconnect from this network, click Disconnect below.

If I open either Netscape (preferred) or IE (tech said I had to use???) then I receive the message:
Address cannot be found. Please re check..... nor does any bookmark or typed in URL work.

I read some of the other threads and trying the wireless then doing the CMD I get:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Sandy

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E2-61-3E-FB-BF... Read more

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Hi to all,
this is my first time to the forum and let me just start by saying- "way too much information"!!! My goodness, I have spent the last 3 hours here just reading. Boy, I almost forgot what my trouble was.
Anyhoo, here goes- My problem is with my sony vaio laptop, running Vista.It has built in wireless or it did. Somehow, the NIC card is not operating. I connect through a linksys VOIP router that is connected to my desktop. I went through the drill of resetting my router back to factory settings; got my phone back up and running and have been trying to connect wireless with my laptop.
These connections have worked for the past 3 months. Here is what is strange for me- my laptop is not even picking up any other networks in the area, which it usually does. I live in a condo complex and there are as many as 5 networks that normally show up.

I just so happen to have a linksys usb compact adapter for wireless connection and that is the only way I can connect.

Any help here I would appreciate. What am I doig wrong? or has anybody had this happen before?

Thanks so much!

A:Built in wireless- no longer working?!!

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The wireless connection to my laptop is no longer working. I went to "network settings" followed by "wireless network connection" and the switch is turned to "off" and cannot be changed to "on". I went to "manage wifi and everything is turned on or checked. Under "known networks" mine is not listed. I rebooted the router, the wifi and the computer but nothing changed. Wireless is running normally to the rest of my computers.

A:Wireless connection no longer working

Originally Posted by Wallbanger

The wireless connection to my laptop is no longer working. I went to "network settings" followed by "wireless network connection" and the switch is turned to "off" and cannot be changed to "on". I went to "manage wifi and everything is turned on or checked. Under "known networks" mine is not listed. I rebooted the router, the wifi and the computer but nothing changed. Wireless is running normally to the rest of my computers.

Does the wifi hardware in your PC show any errors in device manager?

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I am running Windows XP. My wireless connection is not working. I've tried googling fixes to no avail. Please help. Thanks!

Here are the results of the pings requested.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\dt>PING
Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=54
Reply from bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=54
Reply from bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=54
Reply from bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=54
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 12ms, Maximum = 13ms, Average = 12ms
C:\Documents and Settings\dt>PING
Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=46ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=44ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=52
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 44ms, Maximum = 48ms, Average = 46ms
C:\Documents and Settings\dt>NBTSTAT -n
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
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A:Wireless connection no longer working

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I've searched through the forums but nothing seems to be quite the same as my problem. I've been using mostly a dial up connection (because I live in the sticks). But I occassionally bring my laptop to work to pilfer their high speed wireless connection if I have some particularly large files that I need to download. I've had no problems in doing so until today. Now my laptop cannot find the network and says that "This computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured." When I go to the device manager, I have two 6TO4 Adapters that are not working properly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing. Please help!!!

A:Wireless network no longer working

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I noticed my wireless 1030 is acting strange after getting BSOD(not the cause of Wireless but it was solved)and now I'm experiencing some problems, here are the issue. I'm worried if it is the NIC card it takes a while to connect to a certain webpage then whenI looked up on Event viewer it stated in the lines of Google too long to respond DNS

2. sometimes the wireless would switch off by itself and when I try to reconnect to my home router it says "Cannot find my router* yet I can see it shows my wireless router is available then when I look up event viewer it states " NETBIOS over TCPIP has entered Stop state".

I would have to click on

*Troubleshoot Problems which then would let me reconnect back in the router*

3. I have been getting this new event viewer error 5060:
The description for Event ID 5060 from source NETwNs64 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
The following information was included with the event:
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030
I can see my network information by typing ipconfig/all BUT recently I performed a Intel? PROSet/Wireless Software Manual Diagnostics Tool and it failed on "Radio ON test" yet my wifi switch was ON. I... Read more

A:I'm having wireless Issues with the Intel 1030,Turning off by itself

It almost sounds like a nic driver issue. Have you updated it recently? Try to update, or roll-back if update did not work.
Replacing your nic should not be to hard depending on your device. Usually the nic is the easiest of the add-on boards to get to. But, I really don't think it's the nic. Were you changing, installing, updating anything with your hardware, operating system when this happened? If driver update/rollback doesn't work, try a system restore if feasible.

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I'm trying to replace a faulty wireless card and I can't figure out for the life of me where to order a new one. 'HP Part Surfer' doesn't return anything. I'm also not entirely sure where the part number on the wireless card is, all I can really see that might be it is a 'PNOP' number.Thanks in advance!

A:Ordering a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

Dear Customer,  These are the Wireless cards supported by the unit. Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230631956-001.Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000593530-001.Intel Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150633817-001.  Also please check the below link having the complete guide of your unit.  I  recommend you to Contact HP Support over the Phone for further assistance.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have a 12 month old Dell running Windows 7 on a wireless net work that has desktop and a laptop configured to print wirelessly. The default printer is an older HP Laserjer 4p for which we installed new drivers compatible with the new computer hardware. Up until recently, the printer would print wirelessly from bothe the laptop and the desktop. Now, the printer itself indicatres it is on line, bur the Devices and Printers shoe the 4p to be offline and I am unable to print.

A:Wireless printing no longer working with an HP Laserjet 4p

Can you ping the printer from the computers?

If you are using dynamic addressing on the printer are you sure it has a valid IP now?

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 that, until 2 days ago, was transmitting wirelessly. The router is hard wired to a Dell PC running Windows XP, and I was accessing the router wirelessly with a Macbook Pro and a Dell laptop with a Linksys wireless PC card. Neither the Macbook nor the Dell laptop can can recognize the router by the SSID, but both recognize other networks in the neighborhood. I have reloaded the firmware a couple times, used the reset button and turned off the power; nothing seems to work. Is it possible the Linksys can no longer transmit? Could my ISP (AT&T) disable my wireless capability?

A:Wireless no longer working on Linksys BEFW11S4

is the network like this:


modem----router .... WiFi connections to PC and Mac

Get a wired connection (router --- any.system)
and see what the TCP settings look like
pc: Run->cmd /k ipconfig /all
mac: click HD->Applications->Utilities-->Network Utility
select the Ethernet Interface (EN0)

If you have an IP address, then access the router config page with the browser
and verify that the radio is ON and you have the SSID set.

perhaps turn encryption off (temporarily)

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This card supports 802.11n. Obviously... it's right in the name, plus device manager>network adapters>Intel Centrino>Advanced tab clearly shows n enabled.

But can anyone take a second to tell me, if you know, why when I run the command netsh wlan show drivers, "radio types supported" shows only b and g, and NOT 802.11n ??? Confusing to me.

A:Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030, CMD prompt question

that is odd but if your connected using N and your drivers are up to date i wouldn't worry about it.

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I sent my computer in for repairs a while back and now the wireless card won't work. It can't find any signals unless I plug in the one from my desktop. I went to computer/properties/device manager and saw that the wireless card (Intel (R) Centrino (R) Wireless-N 1030) has a yellow "!" next to it. The properties tab says, "Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)".

I have tried searching for new drivers automatically but it says they are up to date. I downloaded the latest drivers directly from Intel and tried to manually update them but it said that the drivers are up to date again. This problem occurs whenever I update my computer. I did a system restore and it worked fine for about a month, but once it updated it did the same thing again. There is no restore point to go to this time, so I'm stuck.

Anyone know what I should do?


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I need to upgrade my wifi card from the intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030.  I checked the manual and it says a cards i can use, but then i see that card won't work on hp.  Can someone please tell me the exact card I can use that is an upgrade from the 1030 as all that wifi card has done is give me issues.  My laptop is a hp pavilion dv7-6c60us.  The OS is windows 7 64bit.  This whitelist crap makes everything a pain in the butt!!! 

A:I need to replace my intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 wifi car...

Hi, Your machine was built before second half of 2014 therefore the chance to upgrade wireless card is very slim to none. There is a list on pp 6 and 7 of the following manual:  You can use USB wireless adapter, this will cost you one USB port     (Note: much cheaper from other countries). Regards.

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I'm having a strange problem. Intel released new drivers to update from version 15.11 to 16.11. I downloaded them from Intel website, ran install, success. When I go into Device Manager to check on the driver version, I see it is still 15.11. I have tried a number of things, including deleting the drivers from the Device Manager and running the install again. However, in this case Windows 8 automatically installs even older drivers, version 14, dated 2011. I'd like to try the new drivers because it takes very long for the net to comeback after I wake up my laptop. Version 15.11 was installed by Windows Update, those drivers are dated January 2014.

A:Drivers update for Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

Just disable allowing Windows to automatically install drivers.

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I have a relatively new (few months) laptop of my own running Win7 x64 with an "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030" wireless network adapter. For some reason, I have serious problems connecting to most wireless networks. On my home network there are rarely problems, but when I attempt to any other network (college, or public hotspot, or neighbor's open wireless) there are often issues.

By "issues" I mean: when I first attempt to connect to the network in question, I'm usually able to connect to the first few sites I try to access, but usually after a second or a minute or a few minutes of normal connectivity, I'm suddenly unable to access anything. The browser's response is that DNS lookup has failed; when I record an IP address (via ping-command prompt) and type it in manually after this point, the browser's response is that "##.##..." is taking too long to respond, etc..." No other program is able to connect either. I have tried setting different DNS servers but it has had no visible effect. At this point, the only thing I can do to reconnect is to either wait a long time for the connection to reestablish itself (which can take an hour or more and isn't guaranteed) or to go to Device Manager and disable and reenable the wireless adapter, which then *sometimes* allows me to reconnect for a few seconds or a minute or an hour before connectivity breaks again. When the connection fails, Windows displays the computer ... Read more

A:Unreliable connectivity - Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

I had the same issue too. My GF's laptop has a 1030 wireless NIC and it had all sorts of issues connecting to the APs in my house. It would work fine with her Linksys wireless router and my Sprint MiFi. But had connectivity/performance problems when connecting to either of my Netgear APs (WG102 and WNDAP350) along with my PC W 620 wireless controller with AP 105 and AP 125 access points. Updating the drivers helped the problem somewhat, but we were still experiencing dropped packets or extremely high latency when connected. Upon a suggestion from one of my coworkers, I tried adjusting the performance/power settings in Windows and that seemed to have fixed the problem. The laptop has been running fine ever since.

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Evening all. Been looking through this forum a bit over the last few hours as there seem to be rather knowledgeable folk around here.

I'm running 2 Laptops, a Notebook running Vista Home Premium (\\moonjuice, the host, with USB Modem for Internet connectivity), and a Netbook (\\epic, super-mini-laptop) running Win XP Professional. The Notebook is on 24/7 connected to the net, and for the last 3 or so months I've been using ICS through wireless ad hoc so the Netbook could also use the net while I roamed around the house.

Last week I had a bit of an issue with my Notebook (involved nuking TrustedInstaller during the attempted installation of Critical Windows Updates) which ended up with me using System Restore to rollback the Notebook to the previous Monday before the Windows Updates were performed (August 16th). I haven't touched any of the network settings since I got them working a couple of months ago, but the Netbook just doesn't want to use ICS anymore.

I'll try to fill in as much information here so we can sort this problem out ASAP:
Internet is provided by a USB Modem connected to the Notebook (Vista). It's set to Private Network, and has ICS enabled. The LAN adapter is disabled so it should automatically use WAN for ICS. The Wireless ad hoc network is also set to Private Network.
Both the Notebook and Netbook are using manual settings for IP. (see attached images ipv4_vista.png and ipv4_winxp.png). I tried using auto for the Netbook b... Read more

A:ICS using Wireless Ad Hoc no longer working (Vista host, XP client)

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Ive had this mouse + keyboard package for a few months seemed fine now the MS wireless mouse 5000 (bluetrack) seemed to periodically stop working more and more over the last few days, i changed the batteries about the same time it was working for a bit then freezing the green light comes on the top then fades out, the blue lazer underneath appears to be working fine i would plug the recivier in and out and it would work for about 10 secs then stop now its saying USB device not recognised when i do this or not detecting it at all, this is weird as its workign fine on the 2 other laptops i used it on both run vista. the problems occuring on this toshiba a500 17x running 64bit windows 7.
ive just reintalled the IPx64_1033_8.0.225.0 intelli 8 driver but now only have the ps2 driver listed on my hardware tab in mouse propities and its just calling the mouse unrecognised usb device & 'Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)'
I even re-installed the toshiba new hardware driver. arrg its driving me mad please help.
I tryed a different wirless mouse cheap lazer jobbie and this is working fine in my usb ports :S

A:MS bluetrack wireless 5000 mouse no longer working.

I learned the hard way to never ever buy Microsoft mice, looks like your about to too.

The mouse i have (wireless mobile mouse 6000) is terrible, the wireless lags A LOT, significant dropouts in connectivity, and i had to buy two because the usb connector for the first one literally burnt out after one day of use (2 hours actual, about 6 plugged in but turned off)

Always go Logitech IMO

I know this doesn't help fix your problem but its a warning for everyone else.

Judging my the fact that its a Microsoft mouse, I would say there is no known fix for you problem. Microsoft doesnt care, as long aas they get the money, they are happy.

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Hello, this is my first post as I am in somewhat desperate need of help here. As of this morning, I have been having a lot of problems trying to get my home network online. It has been opperating just fine for a very long time until today.

I have 4 different computers running at home, 2 of them running Windows XP home, 1 running Windows Vista Ultimate, and a Macbook pro running both Windows Vista Ult. and OS 10.4. Only one of these computers is able to connect to the internet which is the macbook (it connects in both Vista and OS X) and only connects through a wired connection directly into the modem. Both of the desktop's cannot connect, through either the router or directly into the modem. I am ignoring the laptop with windows altogether because it seems unecessary to have a 4th computer to test in this case.

The only way that I can get any internet access is by plugging my macbook directly into my modem. No other computer will work this way nor will the router.

I have tried many different things over the past few hours trying to get things back online with no success. Here is what I have done.

Unplugged the router and modem for set amounts of time to reboot both. I have also disabled and re-enabled my network cards on both PC's that are not getting internet.
Tested all of my ethernet cables and confirmed that they all work.
Reset my router to factory default setting's several times.
Disabled DHCP and manually entered the working IP address that I get f... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless & wired connections no longer working

Did you power cycle the modem whenever you changed the attached device? If not, that's the first thing to try. Next, try the following procedure.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect a computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Connect a second computer to another of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.
Boot the second computer.

When the computers are completely booted, let's see this for each one.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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

nbtstat -n


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hi, everyone, I just joined and would like some help, please. I didn't find a thread specific to my case (maybe there's one and I didn't see, though). I have a 6 year old Compaq Presario F730US running Vista Home Premium and it has been working fine all these years; yesterday, while online the blue light indicating wireless ON became amber suddenly and I can no longer connect except wired. The wireless adapter is not showing on Device Manager or anywhere else and HP Wireless Assistant won't open. Things I've already tried:
-Update/uninstall/reinstall driver
-Remove/reinstall hardware
-System Restore to at least a week prior
And some other tips from some tech sites around. Of course, nothing worked.
Thanks for any help.

A:Laptop wireless no longer works

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I've trying to troubleshoot this issue. I've been connecting Lenovo G550 laptop to TV, but it has suddenly stopped working.
Laptop Specs:
To my knowledge, I have intel 4 graphics chipset. I'm writing from different laptop, but I'll edit this once I'm sure about graphic card model. Datasheet.pdf

Laptop identifies TV, but it says "no signal." I'm using VGA to VGA connection to connect.
I've connected other laptop using same vga cable and it works as usual. I reckon something's up with the hardware or software.
I have attempted to connect to TV using latest ubuntu. I have also re-installed drivers from support site, but it is still not working.

Thanks for any help..

A:Laptop VGA to TV no longer working

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Hey guys. I noticed a couple weeks ago that although my wireless still works, the primary application I used to connect to networks (Intel Proset Wireless) just never loads.

My virus definitions have been expired for a while now, I run on Dell Inspiron 600m with WinXP. Everytime I click the icon for Intel Proset, it pretends like it loads and does not. Was hoping you could look at this log and tell me what to do. I'm new to the Hijack This, so go easy on me. Please please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:48:58 PM, on 10/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\P... Read more

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I have a DSL wireless router, and have been using it successfully for about 6 months.

Last week, my laptop started having occasional problems with the wireless signal. The icon would show that there was signal, but I couldn't connect to the internet. At the time I thought perhaps that there was a problem connecting while my desktop was online.

Yesterday, I used the wireless connection with no problem, then later in the day I tried again and got no signal. The wireless connections window told me that there were no networks in range. The Device Status tells me the adapter is working properly. (I know it is not a router problem, because the device used to identify several other networks in my neighborhood too).

Is there any chance this is an easy fix (like a driver problem), or do I need a new wireless card?


A:Solved: Laptop can no longer find wireless

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I have a Dell Latitude D531, Windows XP SP3 that used to connect with IE through wireless network, but is no longer connecting though connectivity is excellent. I have spoken with Linksys and my internet provide for a total of 5 hours to no avail and am at my wits end. I've read through some of the posts, but can't really find any that solve my problem. Any one want to take this on? please?

A:Dell Laptop no longer connecting to IE with wireless.

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Hi guys, got a bit of a problem with a Toshiba laptop. All of a sudden it can no longer detect any Wireless networks in range. I know my router is working, as I have a second laptop that is not having issues, and all my wired PCs are fine.

I've tried repairing the connection, and everything appears to be working correctly in Device Manager, but I just can't detect a single wireless network, when I should be able to see 5+ in my house.

Any advice you guys have would be great.

A:Laptop can no longer detect Wireless networks

Are you SURE the wireless is enabled? My Toshiba laptop has a small switch on the side that will disable/enable the wireless. Some may have a function key sequence that does the same thing.

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Hi all,

I have wireless internet at home through a Belkin router.

It used to work fine but one computer wouldnt connect. Stupidly, I tried checking the security password on my laptop and ever since it won't connect. (However, now the other computer does!)

It picks up the signal from the router but just won't connect. When I run ipconfig I get a message saying Media Disconnected. I've searched forums and can't find an answer to this.

The laptop still connects to the wireless internet in my office so the wireless capability obviously still works. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks so much!


A:Laptop no longer connects to Wireless Router

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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My Laptop was wirelessly connected to a 2-PC network and has been working fine for a while now. I have been using internet connection sharing, file and print sharing: the works. Then suddenly it suddenly was "Unable to Connect to Wireless Network". It's fustrating because it happened overnight quite literally - something must have gone wrong somewhere. . .

The piece of kit I'm using it is a BT Voyager 2091 Wireless ADSL Router whcih acts as the Modem and the wireless router. The wireless network adapter the laptop is using is internal: Internal PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection. AS I said: everything has been working fine but suddenly it's simply not finding it, let alone connecting.

Thankyou in advanced for your help,

A:Laptop No Longer Finding Wireless Network

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My sister decided to Windex my mom's HP laptop. Now, many the keys aren't working as well at the mouse pad. For example, when you press the "e" key, it comes up "eeeeee" When you use the mouse pad it randomly clicks and moves, ect. Any suggestions on how to help make the laptop function normally again?

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I have a dual boot of Fedora and Windows, and when I boot into Fedora, my headphones work fine. When I boot into Windows 7 64bit, my headphones don't work. My laptop speakers work fine however, and I tried re-installing drivers. I made sure that my headphones are the default playback device, and I only have one headphone jack.

Other people who had this issue solved it by replacing their audio jack, but for me that is not a problem because the audio jack works fine when I boot into Fedora.

Please help!


A:Laptop speakers working, but headphone jack not working only on Window

Normally, the "Speakers" (PC sound) is set as the Default Playback device and not Headphones. In fact, newer RealTek sound systems do not even show the Headphones when plugged in.

Are you using the correct sound drivers? Not the generic Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec.

What all is listed in the Device Manager, Sound section?

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I use Windows Explorer numerous times every day. I like to navigate to folders using the folders pane and click on items in main view. I sometimes drill down to folders in the main view to finish my navigation until I'm at the folder I wish to see.

All of the sudden I'm finding that when I click on a folder in the main view, a new Explorer window pops up. I did not change any of my preferences in this regard. I went into the Tools-->Folder Options and saw that "Open each folder in the same window" was still selected, as I'd left it long ago (a couple of years now). So, I switched the radio button to the "Open new folder" option, then switched it back to opening the folders in the same view. I clicked "Apply" and closed Explorer (I did this as a kind of "forced" reset). Then I opened Explorer again, and it's still not obeying this setting.

What's going on? Is this influenced by some other settings location I haven't looked at yet?
AFAIK, this started not long after I had uninstalled IE9 and IE8, rolling back to IE7, then installed IE9 again. I did this to resolve a peculiar issue with certain files marked as corrupt in SFC scannow (turns out it's a defect when going to IE9 from IE8). I do realize that Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer share a lot of the same files. But this is functionality exclusive to Windows Explorer. Really strange...

A:Windows Explorer "Open each folder in same window" no longer working

Hello Gary,

You might see if downloading and merging the .reg for the listed Folder and Directory options in the tutorial below may be able to help. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for folders and drives, and hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,

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I don't know when it happened, but at some point my built-in webcam has completely stopped working. I've looked online and can't find any solution to the problem. And i'll just get this out of the way now, I looked in Device Manager, and it's not even there anymore. I have no idea what to do.

A:Built-in webcam no longer working on Toshiba laptop

Id recommend updating the drivers for the laptop.

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laptop is an asus g53jw, about 5 years old and out of warranty, but works well once fiddling with power button actually boots it up.

so power button no longer properly working on laptop with win7, i think mb prob. so, i am wondering if:

1/. could configure another button to be the power button?
2/. a recommendation of usb keyboard that could work with power button, (already tried wireless logitech one and did not work)
3/. another solution?


A:power button no longer working on laptop win7

hi most likely you will have to get the power button assembly replaced.

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I have a wireless network set up between my desktop, my Suddenlink modem, a Netgear wireless router, and my laptop. Up until yesterday, it was working great to where I could use my laptop anywhere in the house. Now, for some reason or another, I am unable to connect to the internet on the laptop unless the wireless adapter is connected directly to the laptop. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I just want the connection to work again to where I can connect to the internet from my laptop from anywhere in my home. Can someone help, please?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-60, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2813 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114115 MB, Free - 70169 MB; D: Total - 110488 MB, Free - 110395 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Mantasta
Antivirus: CA Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Wireless internet no longer works on laptop without adapter connected directl

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I have an HP 15-ba079dx with Windows 7 and I cannot find a Wireless Driver that works, Please help.


View Solution.

A:Can't find working Window 7 wireless driver.

Can you go into device manager and get the device ID of the wifi card?

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Normally when I adjust sound in Vista a graph appears on screen.
This is no longer happening.
Sound System is Realtek, the original programme that came with the laptop.

A:Solved: Realtek On Screen Graph No Longer No Longer Working.

A box for Wistron had been accidentally unchecked in startup menu.

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Hi all,

I'd call myself a decently tech-savvy person, but this one has me stumped. Any help would be appreciated!

Laptop: Dell Latitude D630 running Windows 7 Professional, SP1.

Problem: Despite the presence of available WiFi connections, the system states "There are no connections available." WiFi works when booting in Safe Mode with Networking. The laptop also connects fine when hard-wired.
Troubleshooting so far:

Verified Wi-Fi was turned on via switch on the side of the laptop.
Verified connection was enabled.
Updated drivers via Dell's website.
Ran Malware Bytes and cleaned off any malware.
Disabled all firewalls (only one - Windows Firewall).
Could not identify any concerns in services.msc or msconfig
What would be the next thing to check?

Thank you in advance,


A:Wireless no longer working -- "no connections are available," but hard-wire works

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I have a motorola modem (SB5102) and a D-Link Router (WBR-1310). I have a pc which is connected to the modem and the router with wires. From this afternoon there is no internet connection on my pc. The icon on the bottom right says unindentified network, Access: Local Only. But my laptop, which is connected wirelessly, is working fine. it has good internet connection and everything. All my other wireless devices are also working fine. But only my pc (which is connected with cables to the modem and router), is not getting any internet. Can anyone please help me with this weird problem. Thanks!

Both the pc and laptop have Windows Vista.

A:Internet not working on pc, but working on wireless laptop

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I was just given an older Toshiba Satellite 2590CDT laptop that has a Lucent Technologies PC24E-00 slide in wireless card but don't know how to get it to work so that I can get wireless signals. I am running Win 98 on this laptop.

Can anyone help me getting it to work?

A:How do I get the wireless working on my laptop?

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My old thread, I decided to just re-post as the old one was cluttered.

Wireless suddenly stopped working on my laptop.
I have a Compaq 6715B, and yesterday while I was browsing the web, my wireless stopped working, it gave me a notification in the "Safely Remove Hardware" thing near the clock, "The blah blah blah Network adapter can now be safely removed".
The wireless hasn't been working ever since.
The troubleshooting that I've done so far are:
Make sure the wireless button on the computer is enabled, it will not enable, it is a "touch" button, and it lights up blue when it's working, it won't even respond to my touch, the other buttons next to it do work. So that's not helping at all.
I have two of the exact same laptop, I switched the wireless card that's installed INSIDE the laptop, not a wireless card that just slides in the side, one that's under the bottom panel, I swapped them, uninstalled the driver, and connected via. ethernet to reinstall the drivers. No dice.
It's not showing up in the device manager or anything..Click to expand...

I've swapped the card itself, swapped the whole LED board (the board with the power button, wireless button, etc)
Nothing seems to work..

I was running Windows 7, and just switched back to Windows XP, SP3.

Help is very very greatly appreciated, thanks in advance..

A:wireless not working on laptop

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I'm having some trouble with connecting wirelessly through my laptop. Sometimes it works fine, with a very good signal, but sometimes it doesn't work at all. I can connect to the internet through the computer in my house, and when the laptop is wired to the router.

A:Wireless on laptop not working sometimes

Welcome to TSG.
Was this always a problem. ?If not,what changed? Hardware/software ?
Any other wireless devices affected ?
Let's check for wireless interference :
Wifi test exe.

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

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.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

Also.Make and model of wireless adapter?
When you lose signal,what is the status of the modem and router lights.
Is the wireless adapter light on and active color(generally blue) ?

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wireless network is not getting connected on one of the laptop , however it is working for other laptops. everytime it is showing me limite or no connectivity .
At times, it get connected , but stiil i am not able to browsw the internet .

it is giving me the error message ,
Invalid IP adress .
IP Adress ....
Subnet Mask ....
Assigned By DHCP.

how to resolve this issue ???? pls help me ...

A:wireless not working on one of the laptop

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After installing IE8 (internet explorer 8) my wireless adapter stopped working on my HP530 XP laptop. This happened before after another Automatic update from Microsoft that required me to uninstall the update to get it working again.

This time after IE8 the wireless remained dead after uninstallation. All drivers from HP failed, the HP-site tests failed and HP service guys had no idea to fix it. Eventually they told me to bring it in, minimum cost R2000 ($250)

It happened before, so i searched and found a driver that fixed it, this is what i learned:
1. If the adapter is missing from your Device manager, but lights up for a moment just after startup, it is probably not fried, but needs to be recognised by windows again.
2. HP can not help you to fix it and will take your money and it will happen again...soon
3. Use this link for a Broadcom Wireless Driver (another for Vista is on the same site):
4. The driver filename is: 63wb05ww.exe
5. Read the installation instructions carefully, do not just run it, reboot, and the little blue light will shine again!
6. Make sure your BIOS is up to date.

Hope this helps, and stick it to HP for selling us laptops that they KNOW have this adapter problem.

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My laptop got some bad malware, so I turned off wireless (Fn+F2) until I fixed it. The wireless LED turned off as it would.

Now I am trying to turn back on wireless (Fn+F2) and nothing is happening. The wireless LED doesn't come back on. The other Fn keys work, but not this one.

It wasn't using 3rd party software to connect to wireless.

Any ideas? (WinXP)

A:Laptop: wireless fn key not working

What model laptop are you referring to?

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Good Morning - Any help is appreciated.

I purchased a new HP laptop (G42 41 5DX) with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT. When connecting to wireless, it says limited access and is not working. However, when connecting via the ethernet cord, I can get online with no problem. We own a desktop and another laptop which connects to the wireless without any problems so I know that the signal is fine. Verizon Fios is my ISP and my router is an Actiontec MI424WR Rev E.

I've tried a hard reset of the router (leaving it unplugged) but this has not fixed the problem.

Any advice?

A:Wireless not working on new laptop

You will want to go into the network and sharing center on your Win7 machine.

Choose the option to set up a new connection use the manual wireless set up then designate your routers settings when you do that. Win 7 likes to use WPA2-PSK security and AES encrytion. You also need to type in your SSID and your wireless password.

It's also important to go back into your routers wireless settings after you reset your router to create the SSID and password, you will also need to select the security and encryption again. Use those settings when you set up your Win7 wireless connection.

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I have an Acer TravelMate 290 (running XP) and have recently installed a BT broadband homehub. I initially had no problems accessing the wireless network but then my PC stopped detecting any wireless networks - as though the radio was off. Now I cannot switch my radio on - the switch on the PC is not working at all. The problem began once I brought the PC out of hibernation after having (accidently) switched the homehub off and on.

I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling the BT software, updating the wireless driver (from the Acer website) - all with no success.

Something that may or may not be relevant is that I also recently installed a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse onto the laptop.

Has anybody experienced similar problems or have any suggestions? Advice gratefully received.

A:Laptop Wireless Switch Not Working

try changing the channel your wireless network communicates on.

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I was using the internet on my laptop and the conection went off for a few seconds. After that, I couldn't access the router anymore, not even by cable. So I tried, te basic turn it on and off and I could access it by cable, but the wireless is still not working on my laptop. I checked if the wireless board was properly configured and everything seems alright.
I think the problem is on the laptop because the wireless works on my phone and tablet!

A:Wireless stopped working on my laptop

Is there by chance a switch you might of accidently flipped or a set of keys you accidently touched that tripped it?

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I have a Sony PCG-K23. I was trying to reinstall my wireless lan drivers today and my wireless internet has completely stopped working. I reinstalled the drivers from the sony web site and am not getting any wireless anymore. Can someone please help me?

A:Solved: Laptop Wireless Not Working!

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I have a Sky broadband connection using a Netgear Super Wireless Router UOM which connects perfectly with my wireless enabled Toshiba laptop.

The problem has been trying to get my PC to talk to the router. I bought a Belkin Wireless G USB adapter (F5D7050)a few weeks ago and with some help from Belkin's helpline eventually got it working. However, within a few days it stopped working and after many long and expensive phone calls to Belkin's support desk, ended up with a new USB Adapter (same model) but which still will not connect. I've been battling with this for the last two weeks and have given up on Belkin support.

My laptop continues to work perfectly with the router. However, the Belkin Wireless Monitor dialogue box shows it's connected to the network (it shows the SSID), Encryption: TKIP, Link speed 36 Mbits/sec. Signal strength and link quality are at 60%. The IP information section in the same dialogue box shows Disabled under DHCP status while there is nothing next to current IP, subnet mask, default gateway or DNS server. The link information box shows there is a link between the computer and the router, but no link between router and internet.

Big problems in Control Panel, Network & Internet Connections, Network Connections where there is nothing under name, type, status or device name - only white space.

When I try Start/Run/CMD/ipconfig.exe I get the following message:
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A:Wireless connection working with my laptop but not with the PC

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Have DLINK G604T router, 1 laptop connects fine other laptop will not connect it sees the router and says "acquiring IP address" and will not correct. Connects find with cable. Have replaced wireless antenna on laptop and upgraded firmware on router still not connecting. Have changed channel on router. Have reinstalled network device drivers. Any new Ideas would be helpful.

A:Solved: wireless not working on laptop

Remove ALL the stored wireless network profiles and then search for the network. You should be prompted for the encryption key.

If you still have issues, let's see this.

Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.
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.

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i have a vista laptop that i'm trying to connect via wireless to a linksys router. it would work using the LAN cable connected to the router but no matter how many times i install the router on the laptop or try to create a new will only recognize the router but for Local Access only, no internet.

A:wireless is not working on Vista laptop

Go into device manager & un-install all drivers under Network. Re-boot.
START | devmgmt.msc

Vista will re-install drivers during re-boot.

Regards. . .



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Ok, I am sure this is on these forums somewhere, but I don't have time to seach through 4,000 pages looking for this answer, sorry.
Anyway, I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop with a Zonet 802.11g Wireless CardBus Adapter. I recently moved across the US, and found the wireless to work in various internet hotspots around the country. Since arriving at my sister's house, where she has Verizon Wireless, I cannot access her wireless internet. I get the 'limited or no connectivity' message. I can see the network, I have put in the WEP key, and nothing. I can hardwire to the router using an Ethernet cable, and it works fine, but the wireless does not work. Repair yields a "Unable to renew your IP address" message; i've tried ipconfig /release and /renew, to no effect. I tried running the disc that came with her Verizon wireless, and again, nothing. I know a bit about this, and i am stumped. Why does it work everywhere else but here?

A:Solved: Laptop wireless not working...

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My wireless isn't working so I'm having to use an ethernet cable or a USB adaptor. It wont even show in device manager it only shows the LAN. I've made sure that it's turned on.

A:Wireless Adaptor in laptop not working

its possible theres an option to disable in the bios

BUT Try reseating the wireless adapter

If the adapter is easily accessible, usually through a cover on the bottom of the laptop.
Remove and reinsert it carefully and firmly to make sure it is not loose.
Then remove and carefully and firmly replace it several times to cure any possible looseness or corrosion.
At the same time check to make sure the antenna leads are securely attached.
Note: This is not taking the machine apart. We do not recommend removing the keyboard when that is necessary to find the wireless.


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My Sony laptop has stopped working

Wireless switch is on, but network diagnostics keep telling me to switch it on

During reboot the light goes on and then when fully booted it turns off

I have disabled and enabled the network adapter

I have checked the adapter and the driver is upto date and the system tells me it is working properly

Is there anything else I can check?

Many Thanks

A:Wireless has stopped working on laptop

Go to the Device Manager and uninstall the driver for the network adapter. Restart the laptop and Windows should reinstall the driver automatically. See if this clears up the problem. If not, it might have failed. You could try going to Add and Remove Programs (if XP) or Programs and Features (if Vista or W7) and uninstall the LAN driver if one is there and install a fresh driver from Sony.

If none of that works, consider getting a USB wireless adapter.

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I hav a HP Pavilion Windows XP

my computer wireless does not work. it turns on and its shows that it picks up the signal from the router but it does not work i must always plug in the blue cable into the computer in order for it to work. it use to work when i first bought it but it stopped working. i dont knwo wehre to change the settings for it to start working again.

A:Wireless Laptop Connection NOT working

If your network is encrypted, disable the encryption and try to connect. If successful, re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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Trying to troubleshoot my new laptop's wireless issue. It has never connected wireless to any network, not my home network or anywhere else.

I am worried it may be an issue with the computer itself but am unsure how to determine this.

I flushed the DNS and have run the diagnostics through windows. I will try to post all the information I can, I have been working on this for several hours so bear with me.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3961 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1788 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 435678 MB, Free - 396034 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 23991 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

I have received the following errors:

default gateway unavailable

Surewest-AO says it is limited.

investigate router or broadband issues

the default gateway is unavailable
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Lopez Family>cmd
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Lopez Family>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : daPuter
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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A:Solved: Wireless Not Working on New Laptop..

What firewall or security suite, if any, is or ever was on the system?

You have a good IP configuration there, so with only the wireless connection try these tests in a Command prompt window ...

ping (or whatever the current IPv4 is)




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Apple Ibook , osx10, built in airport
router: d-link wireless router

apple ibook hooks up via wireless to my friends wireless routers, but not to my mothers pc hooks up fine to my wireless router, but not my mac.......the laptop recognizes the router as it appears in the list yet it says its connected but nothing works (internet/messenger programs) ......when i hook up to the router on my mac via wire, it works my router works and the airport works (as seen on my friends' routers)

anyone know wuts going on?

A:Laptop or wireless router not working?

Is your mothers PC being hooked up wirelessly or wired? If wireless I would look at the possibility of some type of encryption setup that may not be configured on the MAC. If its being hooked up wired maybe your router itself is having wireless problems?

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I have a Dell laptop (Win7 Home Premium, 64Bit) and it seems like it always has difficulty connecting to WiFi routers that are using 802.11g. I have a Wireless-N card on my laptop and I would think it would be backwards compatible, right??
I'm the same person, with the same laptop, as this post:
and all the symptoms that I was trying to solve in that post are relevant again.
At the time that post was made, I lived in an apartment and the modem/router from my cable company was wireless-G and my laptop seemed to experience intermittent DNS problems. I could never REALLY use the internet for very long, but sometimes some websites would seem to load, but usually pictures would have a problem. Other times the seemingly DNS issue would not let me load any websites at all. While I was on vacation I was able to connect perfectly to 2 different WiFi networks. I know for sure that one of them was Wireless-N (not sure about the other one).
Eventually I moved and my new modem/router from my new cable company was Wireless-N. My computer has connected to that network perfectly for months. Now, on vacation again, I tried to connect to a "G" network again and all the old problems came back EXACTLY as they were before.
Is it possible that my Wireless-N card has that much trouble connecting to Wireless-G networks? If so, is there any fix??
I've attached 2 screenshots. One is the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector showi... Read more

A:Wireless-N laptop not working on 802.11g WiFi

The signal is too weak for a reliable connection. Try closer to the router.

The variation in the signal strength indicates probable incorrect driver or defective adapter or router (or wireless access point). Try the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site. If that does not work right try the driver directly from Intel's site.

If possible check Xirrus with another computer, or another adapter, to see if the router is having difficulty maintaining a constant signal strength (a variation of one or two dBm is OK).

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I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on my Notebook and when I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 from there, I discovered that my laptop can no longer find my internet. Every other device in the house connects to it just fine. I don't want to buy a new wireless card unless I absolutely have to. Please help.

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I've had wireless on this pc before. A while back, we had a tech come out from out internet provider to fix a few things, and we told him we already have a few other devices on our wireless network, so it may be a better idea to connect through an ether-net cord to our main pc for a more secure connection.

That has worked fine for the most part, but now there's a different problem, and I think I need to be able to connect wireless in order to fix it.
If it matters, the problem is, that any game I try to patch via the game launcher, times-out.
I actually spoke with a CSR from Square Enix, he said it may have to do with the port-forwarding, then I spoke with a rep in technical support from our local provider, and she said there is no port forwarding through the(ir) ether-net but it is available through wireless.

So, that's essential what has brought me here.
I'll upload a couple of pics, so you can actually see that:
A: There is no wireless enabled on my pc at all and
B: There's no wireless driver - just the one on my driver list that, tbh, I don't know much about.

I've already tried uninstalling the driver then re-installing, (didn't detect anything).
I've tried power-cycling my modem.
I've messed around with every option in the "Network and Internet" settings in my control panel.
I've checked all around the outside of my pc, JUST IN CASE it's weird and has a switch somewhere that enables/disables wireless.
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A:Computer no longer has a wireless driver/Can't detect wireless network

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Can you Post a screenshot of the Device Manager .. With your Network Adapters expanded ... Before you do that go to View Hidden Devices ... Also what is the Model Number of your Computer ? ..

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hey, my vonage phone only works if i have the internet and it is working. yet, i can't seem to connect to my wireless. when i used to turn on my laptop the internet would automatically come on, but now it doesnt and even when i click on the computer icon at the bottom right to connect to a network i cant seem to find my wireless. it has disappeared. can anyone help?

A:Wireless Connection not seen on laptop, yet my vonage is working

Hi -

Check Device Manager for red/ yellow flags
START | type devmgmt.msc | specifically look at "Network"

Regards. . .



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My laptop will connect to the internet via my wireless router, but it only does so upon me manually clicking and connecting my modem each time i turn my computer on.

http:[email protected]/8670924770/in/photostream

Also you can see that even though the internet works, it shows a yellow triangle with an explanation point, and when I hold my mouse over it, it states "Linksys No Internet Access" even though i'm currently on the internet.

When I use my iphone or ipad to connect to wireless, it lets me connect to Linksys, it says it has an excellent signal, but it won't actually work to load any webpages/social media/etc.

I guess I'm trying to figure out which piece of equiptment is the problem, is it the modem , the router, or both?

Then I can know who to call for support if I need to!

A:Wireless working on laptop, but not on iphone or ipad

do a complete power cycle - see how below

can we see an xirrus screen shot from the laptop -see how below

whats the exact model of the linksys router

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 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 you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to ru... Read more

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Yesterday I was using my laptop, everything was working fine, I left it for a couple of hours whilst I went away to do something else, when I came back it was in Standby Mode, I powered on & I noticed that my wireless wasn't picking up my network, I tried multiple restarts, installing the device driver again & switching to switch on the side to no avail it just has a Orange light & does nothing.

Anyone know anything else I could try?

Really hope it's something software related, my DVD drive failed a few months back, hope I don't have to spend more money on it.

A:Laptop Wireless Randomly Stopped Working

You've done the driver, good. You've checked the switch, good. I doubt a System Restore will help here, but you could also try that.

Also, most of the laptops face the problem with the residual charge storage. Residual charge gets stored near the RAM chips of the laptop. If the voltage of the residual charge reaches threshold then the system will not be able to access the memory and hence will give some problems while working. To bring the laptop back to the working state, you will have to clear the residual charge which is stored on the laptop. To clear the residual charge, shut down the laptop and disconnect it from the AC source. Remove the battery and then press the power button of the laptop for about 30 seconds. Replace the battery and see if the problem still persists or not.

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Hi team, I created a bridged connection with my WiFi and my Ethernet cable and I was not able to remove the bridge  so I decided to delete the drivers. Once I did that now I cannot reinstall the wireless driver ( Even after I reinstalled the driver and tried to add install it manully via device manager ).  The missing driver appears as Wireless iAP, can you guys provide me with ideas on how to fix this issue ? Windows 10 by the way. 

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Hi all I am new to this form but trying to help my friend with her Laptop. It was working fine then the next day the internet stopped working on her laptop.

The internet works fine on my laptop and other computers but not on her laptop so something is up. Anyway she has a Gateway windows 7 64bit laptop.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Wireless stopped working on Gateway Laptop help!!

Welcome to SevenForums. In Network and Sharing, Change Adapter Settings, is the adapter enabled. If not, right click and enable, this should turn on wireless.

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I'm using Vista Home edition.

A good few months ago my laptops wireless stopped working, nothing to do with me. Since that I've been using a wireless adapter which worked fine until I managed to brake it.
Can anyone help me get my laptops wireless working again?
It light is indicating that it is switched off, amber. It should be blue.
I have tryed switching it off and on many times. I've tryed system restore, everything.
I'm affraid to take the back off and I have no money to get it fixed.
If anyone has any ideas I will be very grateful.
Thanks, Laura-Jayne.

Sorry I posted this in the wrong section before.

A:HP G6000 laptop wireless stopped working

It may be just a matter of reinstalling the wireless driver. You can find this driver at the HP support site, under your laptops model number. Your laptop may be infected with a virus or other malware

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Hi all,

Just to say that if anyone has the same problem with the wireless not appearing to work with windows 7, I have found out that if you use the normal status bar (bottom right) and select your access point, and type in your key, this will not work. You have to do it on the manual setup of the network and type in the access point and key there with your desired security and then windows 7 will actually connect to the wireless access point.

hope that helps.

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Nice post, thanks for sharing

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A good few months ago my laptops wireless stopped working, nothing to do with me. Since that I've been using a wireless adapter which worked fine until I managed to brake it.
Can anyone help me get my laptops wireless working again?
It light is indicating that it is switched off, amber. It should be blue.
I have tryed switching it off and on many times. I've tryed system restore, everything.
I'm affraid to take the back off and I have no money to get it fixed.
If anyone has any ideas I will be very grateful.
Thanks, Laura-Jayne.

A:HP G6000 laptop wireless stopped working

This is a double post :rolleyes:

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Hello guys

a very annoying problem I have eversince I got wireless internet in 2004. My internet just randomly stops working, mostly when I boot my laptop or when I get it out off standby. This is what happens:

I try to connect to my router, but Windows says "cannot connect to belkin54g" (SSID). The strange thing is, I had the same with my old Windows XP computer years ago, but back then I had a Linksys router. My current router is a Belking (no idea what model).

Also very weird is the fact that my internet monitor (I installed a Windows 7 desktop gadget) shows that the connection is being interrupted all the time. It goes from 33% signal strength to 100% in 3 seconds but after another 3 seconds the signal is lost and the gadget is displaying 0% signal strength. Though the LED on my router's WLAN is not red, nor are any other LED's colored red.

Can someone pleaaaaaaaaaaase help me out? I got this problem for years and years. I've also configured my network card not to go in standby modus whenever the laptop is in standby, this didn't work out the way I've hoped.

One more thing, once I am connected to the router and have access to the internet, there is no problem anymore and I can be online for like 1 month without rebooting or whatever. But sometimes when I reboot/come back out of standby it just doesn't work and I need to reboot again. Sometimes it still doesn't work after rebooting so I reboot again and then it is mostly working, but it is so *beep* annoying... Read more

A:Laptop wireless internet not working suddenly

Have you rebooted your wireless router recently?

Have you tried changing any of the broadcast channels? Maybe an electrical device is causing interference.

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Preliminaries first:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 135226 MB, Free - 109705 MB; D: Total - 17390 MB, Free - 12587 MB;
Motherboard: MEDION, E1210
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled​

Hi! I wonder if anyone can help me with a computer issue I've recently been having. The 'Wireless Network Connection' on my laptop doesn't seem to working properly. When I boot it up I can see the Wirless network icon is animated in the task bar and after what seems like ages sometimes I get a connection. When I check the strength sometimes it indicates it's good if I'm practically sitting on top of the router, this seems to eventually degrade to low until finally the connection drops. 'Repairing' with XP repair facility doesn't work. I can forget about getting a connection if I move further away from the router. At the moment I'm relying on using an ethernet cable snaking across the dining room, which isn't really practical with a toddler and a dog racing around. Recently a friend put a bigger HD in and before this it was working fine, so I suspect that it may be due to this. I think it's due to the wirles... Read more

A:Wireless Connection on laptop not working properly

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I did nothing to make it stop working. I was on the internet, stepped away, came back, and couldn't connect. I checked the online connection (by clicking the little icon in the bottom right part of the screen) and it came up with an error. I went to Device Manager, and there is a "!" next to LAN-Express IEEE 802.11 PCI Adapter. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, but the "!" is still there.

Did the actual hardware break somehow? Is there anything I should do before bringing it back to where I bought it? I've only had it for a few months, and never before had a problem

{WinXP, AcerTravelMate, Internet works when connected through ethernet cord.}

A:Wireless Internet stopped working on my laptop

Any suggestions before I take it in?

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I just got a new dell laptop. When i turn on the computer, it says i am connected to a wireless network,and i have a full signal. however, when i click on internet explorer, nothing comes up-not even a system message, let alone a website. also, on the bottom toolbar, there is an icon of two little computers and it says "a network cable is unplugged". please help. i can't figure out what's wrong. thanks.

A:HELP!! new laptop and wireless network but no working internet!

Click Start, Control Panel then Network Connections. You should have a Wireless connection there. Double click it. Click View Wireless Networks and you should have a wireless network there. If not click refresh network list on the left. If you do have one shown click on advanced settings then wireless settings. Click on Advanced make sure Any Available Network is checked. If more that one wireless network is showing you have to move your Up to the first position. Also do you have Wep Or Wap enabled? If so you would have to enter the key. Also make sure you are close to your wireless router when doing this to rule out a weak signal.

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I have a HP Pavilion TX 2000. About 2 months ago my wireless mouse stopped working. I changed out the batteries and it still doesn't work.

I also tried another wireless mouse, and still nothing.

One mouse is a Tagrus and the other is an HP, if that makes any difference.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

A:Wireless mouse stopped working on laptop

Can you find a wired mouse to try as a test, or even a usb flash drive to make sure your usb ports are working?

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Tried to connect to the Internet and the network connection says connected but the diagnostics I ran shows Intel (R) Pro/wireless 3954ABG Network connection failed. Please help me know what to do.

A:Wireless laptop was working earlier today and now it isn't

Welcome to TSG:
We are going to need much more info before we can make any suggestions.
So let's get to it.
Are other pc's able to use the wireless network ?
Any hardware/software changes before the problem occurred ?
Let's see:
Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

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

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


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

Device manager:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
4. should be enabled and working properly.
5. If error code,what is it ?

It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

To post... Read more

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Hi all!!

Having a bit of a nightmare with my new laptop, hope someone can help! I recently purchased a Samsung laptop, model number NP350E7C-A04UK on Windows 8, everything worked fine for the first few months, I actually love the machine! Haha. Unfortunately though, last week, the wireless internet decided to stop working. I've got no idea why this has happened, I have not updated or changed anything in the system. I can connect fine when I plug in an Ethernet cable and my phone connects to my internet through the wireless with no problem so I know the router is working properly. Now the laptop finds wireless networks and says they're available but when I try and connect it simply says 'unable to connect to this network'. I've tried all the usual suspects, updated the wireless driver, uninstalled and re-installed it, I even took my laptop to a mates to see if it would connect to theirs. None of these have worked. I am now officially out of ideas so I've decided to turn to people who clearly now far more than me about this sort of stuff!! Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers in advance guys!

A:Wireless network not working on new Samsung laptop...

Since you cannot connect to your router or other routers as well, I would recommend the following action for starters:

Disable your anti-virus and retest.
Boot into safe mode with networking and retest.

Let us know the results.

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Hi all,

I have had this laptop, this problem has occured twice. Hopefully someone can help!

I did a factory reset to resolve this issue which only worked for one night.

Basically after factory reset last night all was well, wifi connecting fine, played games on it till 1am this morning. Upon loading up my computer this morning after waking up this wireless is connected but wont respond or load web pages.

It works whilst wired, (am using it now plugged in) the only thing i can think which is doing this is the windows updates when i shut down the computer, this happened the first time i got it out of the box too.

I can use samsung recovery software to reinstall the windows software but keep everything else on the computer. This works for a while but soon after windows updates the wireless stops working again. This morning though instead of doing a restore i have installed the drivers for the wireless from intel, downloaded more windows updates to try to solve but nothing has worked.

Please would someone shed some light on this for me?

Let me know if you need any information? I have the laptop specs in my profile.

Thank you

A:Wireless not working after windows update? New laptop

I notcied from reading other threads in the forum that ipconfig/all is a good thing for you guys to be able to look out to help solve so here it is

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


Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C4-85-08-0D-59-22
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C4-85-08-0D-59-22
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C4-85-08-0D-59-... Read more

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I have a Compaq 6715B, and yesterday while I was browsing the web, my wireless stopped working, it gave me a notification in the "Safely Remove Hardware" thing near the clock, "The blah blah blah Network adapter can now be safely removed".
The wireless hasn't been working ever since.
The troubleshooting that I've done so far are:
Make sure the wireless button on the computer is enabled, it will not enable, it is a "touch" button, and it lights up blue when it's working, it won't even respond to my touch, the other buttons next to it do work. So that's not helping at all.
I have two of the exact same laptop, I switched the wireless card that's installed INSIDE the laptop, not a wireless card that just slides in the side, one that's under the bottom panel, I swapped them, uninstalled the driver, and connected via. ethernet to reinstall the drivers. No dice.
It's not showing up in the device manager or anything..

[edit] I'm running Windows XP Professional, SP3

I'm lost.

Help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Wireless suddenly stopped working on my laptop.

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I've connected to the internet using an Airport Extreme, on my HP laptop (one year old), running Vista. It has worked fine for a year, and wireless connection is working on all other computers in the house, but suddenly will not work on the HP laptop anymore.

It sees the available networks, but goes into an indefinite state of "aquiring network address," but never connects. When I plug in ethernet cable, it works.

Can you help? I have no idea why it would suddenly stop working! I tried to "repair" the connection, and it said it "could not refresh IP address."

Please help! I'm clueless.

A:Wireless connection suddenly not working on HP laptop

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I had Linksys installed on my PC and laptop and connect to Internet from my laptop with no problems. However, my sister came over with her laptop and Linksys card that works successfully at her home (she has same setup at her home as I do at mine), but it will not connect for her when she's at my house. Question: What needs to be done in order for her laptop's wireless feature to work when she's at my place? We both have Linksys cards (Wireless-G Notebook Adapter 2.4 GHz)

Thanks more than you can imagine!

A:Solved: Wireless connection not working for guest laptop

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Can someone please help me?  I replaced a harddrive and reinstalled windows 7 and BIOs A04 on a Laptop Vostro 1550.  The wireless is not working....can someone tell me what else I need to do ?

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I have a HP laptop that runs windows Vista Premium, and is connected to an old Netgear wireless router, with which a broadband modem is connected to.

I have had this setup for nearly two years, and has been running great, including this morning. However tonight I cannot get the laptop to connect to the internet. I have had a couple of weird issues before, but restarting the computer has always fixed it. This time I have restarted everything, and I can access other computers on the network (not wireless) but not the internet.

Strangely, a hard drive that is connected to another computer that is shared for my backups is also not being found. (the other computer is plugged into the router through an ethernet cable, and internet works fine).

MSN, Explorer and the like will not connect to the net. Interestingly, when I start Mozilla Firefox, which loads a simplified google homepage, after a long long time, loads about hald way.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be, I dont know what to do or try, because I havent seemed to change anything to stop it working. Any ideas I could try would be much appreciated.


A:Internet on wireless laptop suddenly stopped working :-S

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I spent about an hour going through similar posts here but didn't really find what I needed. I'm hoping this is just something stupid on my part.
Here's the deal:
My sons laptop crashed. I did what I could to recover it but, no good. Was able to recover his important files (from help I got here) so I picked up a new harddrive (WD60gig) and installed WINXP Pro fresh.

My desktop is hardwired from a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband router that is connected to cablevision via a 3Com U.S. Robotics modem.

The problem now is trying to get an internet connection on the laptop.

Prior to the crash, he was able to connect using the wireless router.

I've tried going directly to the laptop from the modem just to get an internet connection but I haven't got that to happen yet.

Do I need to install the 3com modem software on the laptop?

I just installed Norton Antivrus 2005 on the Desktop.

How do I check for Firewall issues?

Any help is appreciated. Even just a pointer to a good article might do it.

A:Having a problem getting Wireless Laptop Internet connection working

So Your laptop has a wireless network card? Install the drivers for that and make sure it is working, then on the computer with the router, the laptop card should show up, try to establish that first.

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Hi guys!

I just bought an HP Pavilion dv6830us Notebook PC with Windows Vista SP1 and I would like to downgrade to XP. At first I was having some trouble trying to install XP on this laptop because of the SATA Drive, I finally got it installed.

My only problem is the wireless driver. I installed all the XP drivers that I found in more than 10 websites and my PC seems to be working ok but I can't get the wireless to work, I tried more than 3 different wireless drivers and none of them work. The wireless button is ON so this can't be the problem.

Here are a list of website where I got the drivers from (including the wireless drivers that didn't work):

Something interesting that I noticed... when I open Device Manager in my laptop I see a question mark for Network Controller and Modem Device on High Definition Audio Bus.

Under "Network adapters" I see the following:

1394 Net adapter (I think this is the wireless card that is integrated with my laptop).

Realtek (this is the hardware for the ethernet cable).

I don't see any question mark for 1394 Net adapter and Realtek.

Can somebody please help me with this?

A:HP Pavilion dv6830us laptop: Downgraded to XP and wireless is not working

download unknown devices from the link below it will tell you what drivers are not installed. Post back the information for the wireless card and I will try to help you find it.

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Hey guys,

Earlier today I performed a windows update on my Acer Aspire 5600 laptop, and after the restart my wireless stopped working. The update was an optional hardware one for my ethernet port software apparently, and I've no idea if it has caused the problem or not.

I connect to a Belkin 54g wireless router, and usually when I turn the laptop on it automatically connects fine. Now however, I get a red cross through the icon saying it's disconnected or a 'Limited or no connectivity' warning message. I tried looking up the problem using the details button when this box comes up, and it seems in the list of things such as IP, DNS settings etc the last three items have no numbers next to them. The thing is, I can't even pick up any wireless networks anymore. I use the search function and the laptop finds nothing, even though I know my wireless is on and working efficiantly.

It seems to me like my wireless adapter in the laptop is disabled, even though it isn't. I've tried all I can think of, anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot,
- Lee

A:Solved: Wireless suddenly stopped working on laptop...

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When I try and access the internet through any of the main browsers (I.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari) they tell me along the lines of 'unable to access the network' and 'this page can't be displayed' after taking a while attempting to load. I also cannot access it through any of my Windows 8 apps. I know it's not an issue with the home broadband itself and is something to do with my laptop as it is running fine both wirelessly and through using an Ethernet cable on all other devices. I would really appreciate some help with trying to fix this asap as I have spent a lot of time researching this issue and trying most things to resolve it without success, I also need to use the internet for loads of coursework over the summer hols and cannot afford to be taking it to a pricey IT technician. Please helppp

A:My laptop cannot connect to the internet, even though wireless and ethernet are working

Take a look at the file
\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts​there MUST be at least a line reading LOCALHOST
but the question is there anything other than comments in it?
If so, leave the comments and the localhost line and delete everything else.

If you modify the hosts file, then you also need to

ipconfig /flushdns
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"


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I have recentally installed XP PRO operating system and everything is working great except the wireless card. It had a wireless capabilities before i installed XP PRO but soon after i finished the installation the laptop has completely forgotten that it had a wireless capability!!!

I know i made one of the biggest mistake of not having a backup image of my previous OS and therefore i do not know how you would fix the this issue.

Packard Bell EasyNot
x86 Family model 13 stepping 8 Genuine Intel - 1.5 GHz
512 Mb RAM

Current Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional - Service Pack 3 build 2600 - Version 5.1.2600

Can someone please help me to fix this issue?

Thank You For Reading

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So, I'm trying to use the method shown at How to Turn Your Windows 8 Laptop into a Wireless Access Point
I get the same results he shows in the screenshots and it shows up as running. Problem is when I try to connect to it from another device it gets stuck on "Authorizing..." and gets stuck in a loop trying to connect.
If I retype "netsh wlan show hostednetwork" while its trying to connect it shows my device.
Some screenshots:

While my phone is trying to connect and is stuck on "Authenticating...":

EDIT: Oh also I think its worth noting that I'm trying to share my WiFi connection. I'm not using Ethernet at all.

So WiFi connection > wifi hotspot is what I'm trying to do.

A:Turning laptop into wireless access point not working


Try a refresh turning off the wifi on the device then back on, can sometimes hang.

I've tried that too and I also didn't always got the command line correctly the first time.

Now I use Virtual Router Plus and it gets the job done faster.

When something during connection fails, try again.

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I have a window 7 laptop. of recent it no longer recognizes .zip files. I've re-downloaded and re-installed winzip and 7-zip, yet all I see as zip files are white unrecognizable icons. Please how do I resolve this? It appears I might mistakenly deleted the application that does that from the registry or temp folder. How do I get to have my system recognize zip files again? I appreciate whatever help available. Thanks

A:My Window No longer recognizes .zip files

Hello vasnate , welcome to the Forums , Try this tutorial please : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hey guys,

After reading a few other posts about similar topics, I thought that I'd try to create my own thread.

I just bought a Samsung laptop, Windows 7 i3 core processor, 6GB ram, with an atheros ar9485wb-eg wireless network adapter.

I have seen similar threads indicating the failure of this particular wireless network adapter, and another guy took his laptop back to the store to exchange it for another one.

Is this a SAMSUNG issue? The laptop is nice in all other aspects, however when playing games especially the problem is very clear.

When playing LOL, I've been getting "Attempting to reconnect" quite often, when playing Starcraft II, same problem, when I'm browsing the internet.. yep same deal... I've searched for driver updates, nothing has been found.

Should I just return the laptop? This seems like such a hassle for a brand new computer to be having such problems.

I have another ACER laptop which is quite inferior in comparison, however it always has a 5 bar connection, whereas the new SAMSUNG has 2 or 3 at best.

Hope someone out there is having a similar problem and has found a solution! Other than going back to the store and trying to explain the problem with an under-trained sales clerk at Futureshop who will most likely give me a VERY hard time...

Thanks in advance anyone that can help, I'm getting desperate...

A:atheros ar9485wb-eg wireless driver on SAMSUNG LAPTOP not working

I have an Atheros AR9485 on my desktop board (not sure about any special designations). Those problems don't seem to be appearing with it.

Can I assume Samsung loaded the drivers for the device? In Device Manager, under the properties, Driver tab, Driver Details, I show it using athrx.sys and vwifibus.sys drivers, just so you can compare, since yours may be different.

I suppose there could be a situation with the antenna or the way it is implemented in the Samsung.. Can you access the device and check the antenna connections? Are you showing good signal strength

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Hi all

Just wondering anyone could help me with this please? I used to use irish broadband, a friend's friend helped me connect that to a wireless router, which was all working fine, however i cancelled the irish broadband in May, and i think by then my wireless on my dell inspiron 6400 was still working once i turned on the laptop, i could view all the wireless connection available. i have Intel PRO/Wireless 3845ABG network connection built in.

Then in May i got meteor broadband to go, i installed that, which is working fine. however, since then, my wireless has stopped working, i tried to fix it for days, but could not get anywhere, which is very stressful because everything is turned on and enabled, i looked through trouble shooting and i ran ipconfig, but it says 'media state disconnected'. I rang meteor, and they told me to go to device manager, which i had ensure all card/connection is enabled. but maybe there is something else, im just not sure where to look and fix the problem. i installed meteor broadband on another laptop, which the wireless on that laptop is still working perfectly, only my Dell wireless connection is not

could anyone give me any advice please?

Really appreciated!

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Wireless is working on one laptop but not the other.

Default gateway not showing when running command prompt, ipconfig /all

can you pls help

A:Wireless internet not working on one laptop - default gateway not showing

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