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Yoga 900 with Intel Wireless AC 8260 CANNOT connect to some wireless networks but phone CAN

Q: Yoga 900 with Intel Wireless AC 8260 CANNOT connect to some wireless networks but phone CAN

This laptop has ALWAYS struggled to connect to some networks that my phone and tablet can connect to no problem, eg in hotels, Starbucks etc. Here is an example. I want to know why Lenovo doesn't connect to wifi, it's consistently infuriating and I may return the laptop to the retailer if I can't get a solution. Here's the network that my Android phone has no problem with: Yet when I connect with the laptop I get no Internet connection:I have installed the latest wireless drivers from Intel but still it does not work. IS this problem common? Is the problem with Intel or Lenovo? What can I do to fix it? Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Yoga 900 with Intel Wireless AC 8260 CANNOT connect to some wireless networks but phone CAN

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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After Windows 10 Fall Creator Update (1709) through Windows Update, my ThinkPad Yoga X1 (Gen1) have issue with driver - Intel Wireless AC 8260 This device cannot start. (Code 10)   Tried install / uninstall, delete driver, etc. no progress, same issue. Any idea? Thank you

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It's possible (or convenient) on Envy 17  upgrade intel wireless 7265 ngw to ac 8260? Will it run? Thanks

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So it turns out the Intel AC 8260 wireless adapter does not support the Windows hosted network feature, which is the ability to set up a wireless hotspot on your machine.Any recommedations on wireless adapters that support this functionality that are compatible with the Y700?

A:IdeaPad Y700 Intel AC 8260 wireless adapter replac...

Hi Shockr,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
As per the datasheet, yes. Your laptop is very much compatible with AC 8260 card & should support Windows hosted network feature.
 
Let us know if it helps.
Regards,         
Shashi
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I am running an HP ProBook 440 with Window 7 Pro SP1 64bit. It has an Intel Dual Band Wireless AC-8260 for Bluetooth. I am trying to stream audio from the laptop to a Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker. The laptop and the speaker are connecting but audio remains on the laptop speakers. I've looked through the properties for the Bluetooth devices in the device manager. Is there, and if so, where do i find, a configuration to turn on the audio portion of the wireless device? Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

A:Intel Dual Band Wireless AC-8260 - audio issue

Not sure, but it may be the Bluetooth needs to be set as the Default Playback device.
That is found in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel, Playback section.

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Laptop is appox 4-5months and all of a sudden today a BSOD followed by non-functional network. adapter I have tried reinstalling the adapter driver. No change is statusReset the OS, it worked for a while. After a restart, the network adaper stopped working.Tried the same again, no change I am continuously facing problems with is laptop in the few months that I have owned it:1. Loose Thinkpad Pen - Charging issue2. BSOD every now and then3. Now, network adapter not working Please suggest a solution as soon as possible, I have very dependent on the laptop for my studies.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320S (81BN0013MX) and wondering if it is compatible with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260? 

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Out of the blue my wifi stopped working. I have tried to update the driver but still does not work. I have reinstalled the intel proset wireless tools. I have done a network reset and still nothing. Could anyone please help? I have my connection metered so that I do not have anymore windows 10 updates installed.

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I'm having this issue only with the devices that are connected via wireless. Event log will get many of these events in a row then the system freezes. Does not BSOD, just freezes.

I am using the latest driver from DELL, I cannot install the Intel driver that is available from Intel, the system prevents me from doing so. Intel's driver is 19.7 and the DELL version is 18.32 from December 2015. I believe the new driver may resolve this, I'm surprised that no one else is having this issue.

I have adjusted power management to NOT turn off the device, set the preferred band to 2.4GHZ only, still get the event and freezes. I just turned off the bluetooth adapter, will see if that helps.

Event shown below:

The description for Event ID 5010 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: \Device\NDMP7Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260The handle is invalid

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I'm running Hyper-v manager on my thinkpad workstation, after I've created virtual wifi switich.the internet connection keep connecting / disconnecting frequantly.once I switch off the hyper-v it is fine.I did all required troubleshooting, windows updates and drivers updates, finally I tried the same virtual machine on another toshiba laptop with normal specifications comparing with thnkpad and it is working fine

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My Yoga 900 13isk 80MK came with an Intel 8260 wifi card, Lenovo Part# SW10A11647.  When I look up the part on the official Lenovo Part Lookup page, it lists Intel 01AX704 (Lenovo Part# SW10K97453) as a "Substitute" and "Equivalent" part. However, when I look up 01AX704 in Parts Lookup, my Yoga is not listed as compatible. So.....anyone have any idea whether this 8265 would work in my 900?  Here are the listed compatible models; Wireless,CMB,IN,8265 NV M2 (01AX704) is compatible with the following machines:510S-08IKL520S-14IKB710S-PLUS-13IKB710S-PLUS-TOUCH-13IKB720-18IKL720S-14IKBFLEX-5-1470-LAPTOP-LENOVOFLEX-5-1570LEGION-Y520-15IKBALEGION-Y520-15IKBMLEGION-Y520-15IKBNLEGION-Y720-15IKBM810ZMIIX-510-12IKBMIIX-720-12IKBTHINKCENTRE-M710QTHINKCENTRE-M710STHINKCENTRE-M710TTHINKCENTRE-M910QTHINKCENTRE-M910STHINKCENTRE-M910TTHINKCENTRE-M910XTHINKCENTRE-M910ZTHINKPAD-13-TYPE-20J1-20J2THINKPAD-E470THINKPAD-E570THINKPAD-L470THINKPAD-L470-TYPE-20JU-20JVTHINKPAD-L570-TYPE-20J8-20J9THINKPAD-P51S-TYPE-20HB-20HCTHINKPAD-P51-TYPE-20HH-20HJTHINKPAD-P71THINKPAD-T470THINKPAD-T470PTHINKPAD-T470STHINKPAD-T570THINKPAD-X270THINKSTATION-P320V310ZV510-14IKBV510-15IKBYOGA-520-14IKB80X8

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Hi there Can I upgrade the wireless network adapter on my Lenovo Yoga 700 14isk to a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 ?. The orginal network adapter is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165  Kind regards

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Hi there Can I upgrade the wireless network adapter on my Lenovo Yoga 700 14isk to a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 ?. The orginal network adapter is a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165  Kind regards

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I am running Windows 7 64bit retail on an Intel DX58SO2 extreme mobo with i7960 CPU and Corsair SATA3 SSD hard drive, with 12GB KIngston DDR3 1300 RAM.

The mobo comes with a module that connects to an internal USB header which runs Bluetooth and a WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapter.

I had used Bluetooth without problems for some time, but just recently decided to install the WiFi adapter for the first time. It said it had installed successfully, and showed up on Device Manager as working properly. However, it could not detect networks, and in particular, the WiFi external modem/router on my other PC.

After exhausting all possible solutions, I decided to load a bare bones installation of Windows 7 and it installed and ran perfectly in this environment. And it continued to run OK after all my various programs were loaded.

However, as a test, I uninstalled it from the fully loaded OS, and then successfully reinstalled it. But once again, it could not detect networks despite Device Manager saying it was working correctly.

So it seems the only way to get it to work is to load it on Windows before any other programs or updates are added; and never uninstall/reinstall.

I also had exactly the same experience on my other PC which runs Vista Ultimate OEM. I was using a Belkin N 300 adapter on this OS. It could only be loaded and run successfully on a bare bones installation, but once running, was OK even when all other programs were added.

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A:Intel wireless adapter won't detect networks

WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapterClick to expand...

specifically WHICH wifi device did you use? I've found some are just 'flat difficult' to make work.
 

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My organization utilizes quite a few Thinkpad Yoga S1s (20C0 and 20DK), all of them seem to have issues with the wireless adapters, they will intermittently stop detecting any wireless networks. We have noticed that this seems to happen most often when moving the laptop either between APs or to different wifi networks, and to get it to work again we either have to disable then re-enable the wireless AC adapter's driver or reboot, sometimes needing to do both. We have tried more recent drivers and it doesn't seem to have much effect, has anyone else seen this issue and do you have a resolution? Thanks

A:Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont detect wireless networks

You don't mention operating system?  It is hard to diagnose without seeing it, but try this:
 
Under device manager/network adapters, right-click the wireless card and select properties.  On the power management tab, uncheck the option that allows the computer to turn the device off to save power.

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I recently bought an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that came loaded with bloatware. Thus I formatted the hard drives and installed a clean version of Windows 7. Before the reinstall wireless networking worked fine.

After the install I installed the latest driver for my Broadcom wifi-card, activated it and tried to connect to my home network. After a couple of seconds trying a window pops up saying that "Windows is unable to connect to the network", there is no question for password although the network is secured. When trying to connect to an open network the same thing happens. My router is working fine as I can connect to it with another computer. I can also connect to the router with my Acer by using a LAN-cable.

I have been searching the internet for answers for the last couple of hours but have not managed to find any. So far I have tried all of the below with no success:
Installing all Windows updates
Deleting and reinstalling the wireless driver
Rebooting both computer and router
Disabling IPv6
Changing mode on device driver from b to auto
Changing channel on device driver from 11 to 6
Activate device discovery

Please, please, please could someone help me understand what is going on and help me connect to networks?

Thankful for any ideas!

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Posted by Gloria Boyer:




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Hi folks. If you're using an 802.11N router, there might be issues with WPA-TKIP security. I've been told that the final version of 802.11N dropped support for WPA-TKIP. Try switching to WPA2-AES and see if that helps.


Windows 7 wireless connection problem - No Wireless Connections Available

Post #8 in this thread.

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Im unable to connect to wifi networks on my hp 250 G1 Notebook PC. Before being unable to connect at all i had to be in the same room where my router was or at least very close but, now im unable to connect at all and its not a problem with my isp or my router since i got a new one.  The screen says cant connect to this network and i verified and all my drivers are up to date. Please help me.

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Hi Guys, firstly i hope i have posted this in the right section if not then can mods please move. thanks.

i have recently been struck with the problem of not being able to connect to the internet via my laptop. it used to work fine but now doesnt. when i try and search for wireless networks to connect to it says no wireless networks in range?? although i am connected to it via another laptop from which i am posting this.

i have checked the wireless adapter and it syas that it is working fine.

the wireless light is lit up on the laptop.

i have tried a system restore and when i did this it has connected me to a neighbours wireless, but says 'aquiring network address' and continues to say no wireless networks..

not sure what to do

laptop is a samsung p500

thanks in advance

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Hello can anyone help? When I try to connect to my wireless broadband on my laptop, its showing my network with full signal, but when I click connect, it's telling me I can't? I know my wireless is working because I'm on my desktop PC right now which uses the same connection. Anybody know where it's all gone wrong?
I only know the basics when it comes to computers so sorry if this is all a bit vague... any help is much appreciated
Thanks x

A:Wireless networks are available but I can't connect..

Hi could you please fill out your system specs under User CP so we can see what hardware you have (if you don't know your system specs use Speccy to find them).

There are several things you should try:

Restart your router,Disable your Wireless card, restart your PC and reenable it,Make sure your WLAN driver is up to date.

The things we really need to know are what your make and model of PC is, what WLAN card you have and how old your PC is.

Post back with any results or any questions.

Oli

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I'll 1st acknowledge that I'm new to Win 7 (or Vista for that matter) - but I've set up a lot of networks. Just bought a Dell Alienware 64 bit - it came with Vista, just "upgraded" to Win 7. Now get no connections available all the time (almost) for wireless adapter (broadcom 802.11n) on two different wireless networks that currently connect to various XP systems & used to connect to this system with Vista.
I said almost because on a couple of occasions (once when I turned off both Norton & Windows security) & restarted system, the access point was detected, I was allowed to connect - verified I could move about the web. At this point I assumed I had some kind of firewall blocking issue - but to be sure, restarted the system (no changing or enabling anything) and upon restart was back to the usual issue "no connections are available"
The wired Nic works fine.
Again, the problem started after installing Win 7 Pro (Custom/clean install). I have the latest adaptor driver from Dell. The access point I'm trying right now is from ATT - "2 wire 2701 HG-B (g mode). The other access point is a Linksys WAP54G.
Also after installing Win 7, it seems I now have a "Microsoft Virtual WiFi miniport" - not sure what that means. Again the XP systems in this office all connect fine. There's more things I've tried (uninstalling adaptor (in manage devices, manually adding NW, etc. all to no avail) - I'm now stuck. Anyone with ideas?

A:Win 7 (Pro) will not connect to wireless Networks

Update to this post: found that wireless connection worked after also connecting wired Nic. It then found wireless AP. Could then disconnect wired connection cable & still maintain wireless access. However, when power cycled, the connection couldn't be found again until cable reconnected.
Then "Disabled" the wired NIC & the wirless connection comes up fine (even after power clycling). Now suspect it's some kind of IP routing issue (have no idea how or why - but perhaps a "persistent route" was intitially created. Will look into later tonight

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I have a Samsung N148 notebook and windows 7. I have been connecting to wireless networks for the last few weeks and all of a sudden, out of the blue, every time i try to connect I get a "Windows was unable to connect to *network name*" message. I have tried rebooting both laptop and wireless router, I have un-installed the drivers for my Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter and reinstalled the most current i could find off the net. I have tried starting in safe mode with networking enabled and i have tried turning off my virus protection. I have tried all the windows diagnose options i could find and still no luck. Please help. Thanks.

A:Help, I cant connect to any wireless networks!

You state you can't connect to any wireless networks but you only give an example of the one with your router. Have you tried other wireless networks as well? Ordinarily I'd suggest doing the actions you've already done but since you have w/o resolution the one action I will suggest is to restore your PC to a date about 3 weeks ago when things were working it is possible an update has messed up things and a restoration may prove useful in restoring your wireless ability and then keep a close eye on your updates to try and find what caused it.

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Hi

I have a serious problem on my Windows 7 Ultimate. I can't connect to wireless networks with my laptop.

I installed win 7 ultimate with dual boot with vista. Everything was fine for 1-2 weeks, my download speed was slow but connection was normal. I read over forums about this problem and some people told that they changed their drivers and everything had been fine. So i tried to change the driver, i checked the laptop specs and it seems that my wireless card is intel 3945abg, so i decided to change the driver to it. Windows 7 installed Atheros 5007eg drivers by default and it was working fine as i said above. After i change the driver, it didnt accept the intel driver and then i decided to switch back to Atheros driver. I removed the item from device manager and it automatically installed the Atheros 5007eg driver. Everything seems fine but it cant find any networks. I tried so many things nothing worked. When i click to find out the problem it says, "windows couldn't automatically bind the ip protocol stack to the network adapter".

I can connect in vista so the network card works. I can also connect with usb wireless stick in win 7.

I need your urgent help about this situation. Please help.

Thank you

Regards

A:I can't connect to wireless networks please help!

Tutorials have you looked here?
Tutorials - Windows 7 Forums[2]=Networking%20Internet

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions

I would check to see if you have the latest Win 7 compatible drivers for the wireless hardware.
Are you running any type of manufactures wireless card manager in addition to the built-in Windows 7 wireless manager? If so try disabling that and only use the Windows 7 manager.

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I have a dell inspiron 1545. This morning i was connected to my home wireless network no problem as i do everyday. A technician came out and installed new cable and new internet today. He tried to set up the internet on my laptop but it will not connect to any net works not even my old network that i used problem free this morning. My other computer is connecting no problem to both the new network and the old network. I can see all the networks in the area but when i click connect the box just dissapears..... when he took my laptop to set it up it was connected to the old network connection and immediately after he disconnected me from the old one i could then no longer connect to any network.

A:i can't connect to any wireless networks

Is it possible your laptop is blocked by the router? If you can access your router configuration page (by entering your router's IP address, or your computer's default gateway), see if you have MAC filtering set up. If so, disable it, or configure it to your needs.

I am assuming the computer that works fine is hard-wired in, right?

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hi. my wireless card used to work great i had no problems until i got spyware message that said something like "winanonymous can delete all spyware malware from you infected computer...... etc" this messae would constanly pop up whenever i would connecct to the internet. it allways disconnected me and restarted my computer. no spyware virus scan detected anything and eventually i was unable to connect to the internet using wireless. i formatted and installed the same op but my wireless woud still not work. but me formatting, i would think would elimiate the possibility of it being a spyware/virus problem anymore. eveytime i try to connect i see "connecting to bswee" then "windows cannot connect diagnose connect to diff network." it isnt my netwrok because i tried to conect to my school's network and i get the same problem. strangely though one morning i got up and was able to connect to my network for about 2 hours then it got dc and couldnt connect again. i think its because my roomate connected to the network with his laptop. i think as long as someone else is on a network i cannot connect to it. im not sure. but its set to automatically obtain ip. i did eveythin possible... updated drivers, formatted and installed xp that didnt work so i formatted again an installed vista sp1. nothin works. can someone help me please. its an intel(r) pro wireless 2200bg.
 

A:can't connect to wireless networks

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i cannot connect to the available networks.
is there a simple answer that i am missing or something more to it.
 

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Help! My laptop is fairly new (6 months old) and I've had no trouble connecting to my home network or wi-fi hotspots, but if I go to my fiance's house or my brother's house, I can't connect. They both have secured networks, but I don't even get prompted to enter a network key/password - it just says "Unable to connect to this network." I've tried EVERY SINGLE form of troubleshooting possible. Didn't have this problem with my old laptop, which had XP on it, so I'm attributing the issue to Windows 7. Anyone out there have the same problem or know how to fix it?? Thanks.

A:Can't connect to certain wireless networks

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hcrowe


Help! My laptop is fairly new (6 months old) and I've had no trouble connecting to my home network or wi-fi hotspots, but if I go to my fiance's house or my brother's house, I can't connect. They both have secured networks, but I don't even get prompted to enter a network key/password - it just says "Unable to connect to this network." I've tried EVERY SINGLE form of troubleshooting possible. Didn't have this problem with my old laptop, which had XP on it, so I'm attributing the issue to Windows 7. Anyone out there have the same problem or know how to fix it?? Thanks.


What encryption protocol is being used at your fiance's and brothers house. Win 7 doesnt support some of the older methods.

Ken J

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Bit of an odd problem here, hoping someone could offer solutions until I have access to the router settings.
So, I just moved into the 3rd floor of a house here in Boston. I have a desktop, and so I have always used ethernet cables. Unfortunately, the router is on the second floor of the home here, and it's impossible for me to run a cable, so I went out and purchased a wireless adapter (netgear n300). The adapter is great, not a problem. The problem is, when scanning for networks, I can see his router, which is using WEP. I connect, but it refuses to acquire an ip. I can connect to other networks fine, just not the one I need. The man who lives downstairs won't be home for a few hours, so I won't have access to the router until then. I have tried to get to the router from my desktop, but 192.168.0.1/1.1 don't seem to be working, so I have no idea what the default ip could be. Are there any other possible explanations for why this could be happening? Also, what should I do in the router settings when I get access later on tonight?

Any help is severely appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Can't connect to wireless router.. but can connect to other networks..?

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Hallo,
ich möchte meine neues XPS 13 9360 mit dem ebenso neuen WD15 Wireless Dok verbinden, laut Installationshinweis sollte der Intel Wireless Manger in der Taskleiste angezeigt werden, das ist aber nicht der fall, zumal ja auch laut Betriebssystem ein Killer Wireless Adapter von Qualcom verbaut ist.
Wie kann ich nun den WD15 mit dem XPS 13 9360 verbinden ?
Danke.

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I have recently had a problem with my computer showing no wireless networks. There are other computers that can log on without a problem (obviously, one which I am using).

It is well noteworthy to mention that a few days ago there was an accidental download that initiated. Trendmicro caught it and says the last virus/malware found is: TROJ_DROPPER from C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventlog.dll.

(I thought trendmicro caught it, and Prevx cleaned my system, but it may be contributing to the problem or has done damage)

Since then, at school, I have noticed my computer was connected to the internet (I could still surf the web) but would say that it was NOT connected. When I went home, my computer would say it detected a wireless network, however, when I clicked on it it would say "no wireless network detected"

I tried a few things including:

1.Uninstalling the Network adaptor
Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN and letting it reinstall on start-up (No luck)

2.running HostXpert

3.and a few other things like, checking to make sure some necessary functions are started such as the wireless zero config. (et al).Click to expand...

Here is my ipconfig report:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\*************>ipconfig\all
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\Documents and Settings\***********>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Patrick
Primary Dns Suffix . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless networks detected - no wireless networks found

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I currently have a Qualcom Wireless AC Card in my Yoga 920. When I change wifi networks, I don't always get the internet going right away (we have 2 networks at home and several different networks in the office). I would need to right click on the wifi icon in the task bar and click on troubleshoot, then wait for it to fix itself. This happens probably 90% of the time when I change networks (ie Home network, then when at the office, I connect to the Work network and have to perform the troubleshoot to get the internet going then vice versa when back home. Or even changing between our 2 different Home networks - as in from different ISPs and not just changing between 2.4 and 5ghz connection). Also, is there something wrong with Chrome for the 920? When I change networks, and get the internet going (as in the wifi icon property says that there is internet and the yellow triangle exclamation is not present anymore), google chrome does not automatically connect to the internet and load pages. Edge, on the other hand, does not have issues upon gaining internet connection after the troubleshoot. For reference, I have a custom built desktop. I have an Intel AC 8265 in it, and it does not have this issue when switching between our home networks and chrome does not any issue as well. So yeah, I have two issues. Any ideas? 

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Hello all,

I am having an issue with my Toshiba laptop with Windows 7. When I am at my apartment my computer automatically detects my home wireless network and connects without issue. However, any time I take my laptop somewhere else, like a public hotspot or my network at work, I am prevented from connecting. The adapter finds networks without any problems, but I just can't ever connect to them. When I tried to troubleshoot the problem it said: "none of the networks you have previously connected to are in range." I saw a thread on this forum about a similar problem, and tried the advice that was given (uninstalling the adapter/network, but not the driver, and then rebooting the system), to no avail. I've also tried disabling and re-enabling the adapter, but nothing has helped. At this point when I run diagnostics it just tells me that Windows can't fix the problem. Does anybody know what's up here? Thanks in advance!

A:Unable to connect to any wireless networks other than my own.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by btdyq5


Hello all,

I am having an issue with my Toshiba laptop with Windows 7. When I am at my apartment my computer automatically detects my home wireless network and connects without issue. However, any time I take my laptop somewhere else, like a public hotspot or my network at work, I am prevented from connecting. The adapter finds networks without any problems, but I just can't ever connect to them. When I tried to troubleshoot the problem it said: "none of the networks you have previously connected to are in range." I saw a thread on this forum about a similar problem, and tried the advice that was given (uninstalling the adapter/network, but not the driver, and then rebooting the system), to no avail. I've also tried disabling and re-enabling the adapter, but nothing has helped. At this point when I run diagnostics it just tells me that Windows can't fix the problem. Does anybody know what's up here? Thanks in advance!


You can't always rely on the auto settings to connect to wireless networks.

Often times you need to go to "Manage Wireless Networks" which is in the Network and Sharing Center.

You can right click on the network icon "lower right on the task bar" to get to the network and sharing center. Once there you can look to the left side and open up "Manage Wireless Networks".

Once there you can type in the SSID "name of network you are co... Read more

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Could somebody please help me? I cannot connect to any wireless networks I find, all of which are open access points. Even though everybody around me can connect and use the internet, I can't. In fact, 9 times out of ten lately whenever I attempt to connect, Vista says after anywhere from 5-30 seconds that it could not connect to the network. And the other 10% of the time it connects but it cannot get past the limited connectivity stage so, it is utterly useless. I have tried everything I could think of; ipconfig /release /renew, after restarting the computer, safe mode with netowrking, fiddiling with the advanced settings of the adaptor, turning off QOS and other settings, damn near everything that diagnostics says to do short of resetting the router, which probably wouldn't work seeing as my laptop is the only one that cannot connect. I even tried rolling back the driver to no avail!
My Gateway Laptop has a Realtek 8187B Wireless Card and Vista Home Premium x64, although at this point I really wish Linux had some decent drivers for my wireless card... although at this rate I might be able to get it to connect around the time the 3.0 kernel rolls out. Any suggestions as to how to get this thing to work?

A:Cannot connect to any wireless networks in Vista

Do you have a firewall running in the background? It seems that may be the issue. Make sure all of your protocols are correct as well. I have a Gateway laptop that works perfectly fine on any WiFi network.

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Hi everyone,

I searched the forum for similar topics but couldn't find an exact fit. If I missed some threads please point me into the right direction.

Following setup. For several reasons I have two Netgear routers. One is a router modem, is connected to the internet and creates wireless network 1. The other router sets up wireless network 2 sharing NAS etc. and is not connected to the internet.

The aim is to setup my Win7 laptop in such a way that I can simultaneously connect to both networks. The IPs of the routes and the NAS etc. are already set up separately. So there is no clash in IP numbers. Currently I have to manually switch in the network setting of Win7 to which wireless network I want to be connected.

Is there a way to stay connected to both?

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A:Connect to 2 wireless networks simultaneously

Why do you need two networks, wireless or otherwise? As long as you can get to all the devices you want, and as long as all devices can see each other and get to the Internet if desired, your best and simplest arrangement is to have just one network.

The first modem/router you describe sounds like a phone system device, perhaps from Verizon or AT&T. It should really be re-configured to run in "bridged" mode, meaning it becomes ONLY A MODEM with its router functions (wired and wireless) disabled.

Then, the probably one LAN ethernet output jack from that first modem/router goes to the WAN input port on your second Netgear router... which is really the device you want to use to support all wired/wirelss devices in your LAN.

The "bridged (modem-only) mode" of the first router facilitates connection to the Internet of your second Netgear router. In other words it's as if your second Netgear router were a combination modem/router... except that the modem portion is being "utilized" from the first Netgear router. And all router functions (both wired and wireless) are allocated only to the second Netgear router, being disabled entirely in the first Netgear box.

So your second Netgear router will actually be the device which sees your ISP's DHCP server and is assigned an Internet IP address. The first modem/router running in "bridged" mode will be completely removed from the diagram, and will not even have a visible IP address to e... Read more

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I have a Main house and a Guest house. The Main house has its own Internet /wired / wireless network SSID - MAIN, IP 192.168.1.1 The guest house has its own Internet / wired / wireless network SSID - GUEST, IP 192.168.2.1. How can I share printers, etc. on both networks? the GUEST wireless signal reaches the house and the MAIN wireless signal reaches the Guest house. Is there a way that people connected to 1 wireless network can share data with the people connected to the other wireless network? and What is the best way to set this up?
 

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Hi,

I strongly prefer to have the network system icon disabled at all times. However, the disadvantage to that is that I can?t view and connect to networks in range. Is there a way to open this window without having to click the system tray icon?

If not, is there a good network program out there?

Rand Marks

A:View and Connect to Available Wireless Networks

  
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Hi,

I strongly prefer to have the network system icon disabled at all times. However, the disadvantage to that is that I can?t view and connect to networks in range. Is there a way to open this window without having to click the system tray icon?

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If not, is there a good network program out there?

Rand Marks


Yes you can go: start/Control panel/Network and internet/Network and sharing center and i believe that the window, you wanted, will open up but in different format/view
You could also make a shortcut to you task bar/desktop

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Hello,

I have a dell inspiron 1545 with windows vista. Sometimes at coffee shops I cannot connect to the internet. It says that I have local access only. This also has happened when I use my hardwire internet connection. Then at times it does work on the same network. It is not a network problem as I can connect with my iphone or other devices.

I saw a previous post that said to do a "ip config /all". Here is my info:

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

C:\Users\jbedtely>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-8D-DC-1A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e91a:7c41:575:9ff7%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:21:37 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:21:37 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

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Hello,
I had a hard drive that failed about a year ago, internet was working fine then. I have been running on an external hard drive since then & the internet is working without a problem, about a week ago I ran the chkdsk on the original hard drive and was able to access it once again. My problem now is that I can no longer access the internet it wont connect. It states that the media state is disconnected & when I do manage to get it connected it stays on acquiring network address. Any help to helping me solve this problem is appreciated

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Can view wireless networks but no connect

I was on Pandora and then bam! out of nowhere, no more internet all a sudden. I can see the [COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]network[/COLOR][/COLOR] but I can't connect to it. I tried release/renew ipconfig, I tried winsock, I checked [COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]device [COLOR=green! important]manager[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] and all good, I tried fixit utility. No anti virus onboard. My beat usually runs purdy.

What is the next steps I take you feel in order to go [COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]online[/COLOR][/COLOR].

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

C:\Users\P0WER MACH1NE>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : P0WERMACH1NE-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-21-18-F6-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

[COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]Wireless[/COLOR][/COLOR] LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media di... Read more

A:Can view wireless networks but no connect

Can you successfully connect via ethernet?

Exactly what happens when you try to connect to your wireless network?
 

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Hi Everyone, I had a problem with my computer last week where I had a black screen. That has been resolved but left me unable to connect to my home wireless network. When I go to manage the networks there are none there. Other devices are still able to connect. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1 with a 64 bit operating system on a HP laptop. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the network adapter drivers and both came up ready. I still have the wifi icon in the bottom right with a red X though. Windows network diagnostics: "There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless Network Connection adapter". I noticed the wifi adapter is a newer version but I am unable to roll back to the previous version. I have tried quite a lot of ideas but to no avail. If anyone has any ideas about how to fix the connection I would be very grateful. The connection was working this morning so I don't think it's a whole new network adapter to be installed.
 

A:No wireless networks available to connect to or manage

whats the exact model of the HP
we can re-install a driver from HP

lets see a device manager screen shot
also do a tcp/ip reset

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Device Manager

Please Post back a screen shot of the results in device manager as requested below.

If the PC is currently unable to connect to the internet
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working 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 screen shot 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​
how to access device manager for different windows versions
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key.
Device Manager screen should now open.
You may see Device Manager on the left hand menu - Left click on Device Manager

On a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

If the above does not work then

For Windows 7 or Vista

Click on the Start Orb > In the Start Search box type > device manager and then press enter
or
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
start > control panel> System an... Read more

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Need some help here. OS = Vista.

Repeatedly I'm unable to connect to wireless networks at various locations (coffee shops, bookstores, etc.) offering free, unsecured wireless networks.

Others I'm with are able to connect without a problem, and I have no problems connecting wireless at home. This only occurs when trying to connect to a network other than my home wireless.

Any ideas?
 

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Just wondering if anyone could help me? My Laptop wont connect to any other wireless networks (ie at a friends house) - despite the network key and all details remaining the same

does anyone know what would prevent the computer from connection would be? My internet connection at home is also quite dodgy, and i have to reconnect quite a lot

any help would be greatly appreciated thankyou
 

A:Help - Laptop won't connect to any other wireless networks!

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running windows XP. When I try to connect to any wireless network it shows as connected but the ip s always 0.0.0.0 and so I can't get on the internet.

I tried re-installing the drivers but it didn't help.

Thanks.

A:Can't connect to wireless networks, always assigned 0.0.0.0 as IP

1 of 2 problems,
1: your drivers are wrong
2: your modem isn't working right

Try connecting though a ethernet or from a computer that is already connected. Access the settings of the router and make sure its able to accept wireless signals. If this doesn't work, contact your ISP and they should walk you through it for free

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Hi.
I have recently created a wireless home network to have all computers at home in it. The only problem is that when I'm connected to that network, I can't go out on the internet, which is a different wireless connection. I can only have one connection at a time. Is there a way for me to connect to multiple WiFi networks?
I have tried VirtualWiFi, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I can't even find it on my computer.

I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate, 1790 MB RAM, 32-bit, processor Intel Celeron 2.13 GHz on LG E300

PS. My computer says the manufacturer is DELL, but it's an LG laptop. Does anyone have an explanation to this?

A:HELP! Connect to multiple wireless networks from one PC

You can only be connected to one wifi network at a time. How are you connected to the internet? Is it your own wireless router? Are you connecting to someone elses router? Help us help you.

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