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Q: Changing open wifi to secured

I went from XP to Windows 10. Quite a change!! How do I change from 0pen wifi to a secured connection? Will need very detailed instructions if possible. ThankYou

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I am using pre-installed Windows 7 on Toshiba L510-432 notebook and I have problem in connecting to wifi network. There is intermittent connection should I on unsecured wifi network but worse is when connecting to secured wifi network where normally the message is 'mismatched key'. Upon trying many times, it gets connected but to 'Limited Access - No Network Access'. This happens every time connecting to secured wifi connection.

Using Realtek RTL8187B adapter. I have updated Windows 7 and have also updated Realtek driver.

How to solve this problem?

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help,my friend upgrading to windowws 10 pro 64-bit and he has been install all driver but his dedicated video memory is 0 mb,and the wifi is no internet,secured

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After installing Windows 10 today my WiFi will not connect. I have installed (Ralink RT3290 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adaptor) sp71571 and when i connect wifi it will say no internet secured plzzz suggest me how to fix this problem....

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Hey there, I need a laptop for my studies - that's why I looked for my HP 650 Laptop I used three years ago. First thing I did was upgrading to Windows 10. I didn't have any problems doing that at home connected to my home wifi. When I'm at school there are two wifi networks: one secured wifi and one unsecured wifi. If you connect to the unsecured one a log in browser window pops up asking for a username and password. When connecting to the secured one the credentials are the exact same ones. BUT: I don't have any problems connecting to the unsecured one. Problems occur when I try to connect to the secured (faster) one. This morning I was able to use the secured one. After 2 or 3 hours I was kicked out and ever since I am not able to reconnect to the secured one. The latest drivers for the network adapter are installed. I also tried adding the network manually. I unchecked "Varify the server's identity by validating the certificate". Now I am asked to put in my username and password in a system window - but it doesn't go through and I am asked over and over again without any established connection. Any ideas what to do?

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in my laptop ..it shows wifi connected but secured then when i open my browser its show there is no internet connection... how to resolve tis issue 

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I was trying to download a torrent from Utorrent using the VPN service ultra surf 16.03 I was experiencing a slow connection which I expected, but I chose to uninstall Utorrent and then reinstall it in hopes of speeding up the download. Now i stuggle to connect my laptop to wifi sometimes my mobile will also disconnect from the wifi.. although it is connected, just no internet access. And my browser (google chrome) has periods of not being able to load websites unless i have the VPN service in use. Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 255 GB (195 GB Free);
Motherboard: To be filled by O.E.M, To be filled by O.E.M
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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While connecting to wifi from my laptop "No internet secured" is shown. However same wifi network works perfectly fine with other laptops and mobile etc.Laptop when connected to mobile hotspot shows "Internet access secured" and works perfectly fine.I have experimented by re-installing the drivers and then by re installing the windows 10. However same problem still persists.

A:when connecting to wifi it shows "No internet secured"

Hi, Please try the following fix:    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-networking/wireless-connection-availabl... Regards.

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Hey Guys,

My WiFi started acting strangely lately, right after a "technician" messed with it and now I can't connect to ANY secured wireless networks (including my own!), however when I try to connect to unsecured wireless networks, they do work. *I AM able to connect to these same networks via ethernet cable.* I have secured networks at home and at work, both of which I know the passwords for, both of which used to work wirelessly everyday and now they do not.

When I try to connect to a secured network I get this error message every time: "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again." I have tried many times to no avail.

Although I get this error message, I know for a fact that I am definitely within the range of the wireless signal; I used other laptops and smartphones to connect to the networks just to make sure.

Please help if you know what can be causing this, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

A:WiFi Problem Can't connect to secured networks

Does your Wireless adapter use a different utility to monitor wireless networks other then the Windows Utility? There may be another icon in the System Tray in the lower right hand corner that is disabled. Usually right clicking this icon and enabling it should work. Or you may need to find it in the All Programs list to start it. There should be a section where you can edit the saved password for your wireless adapter and once that is removed, you can retype the password for the secured wireless network you are trying to connect to.

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so what i want to do is be able to go on the internet on my phone/ipod etc using one of my schools wifi networks. my high school has 3 different wifi networks, but the all 3 of them are secured, and require a password to connect to, and none of us [students] know the password. [i assume] these wifi networks are mainly used for the school's computers, and i was thinking maybe there was some kind of way i can find the password(s) using one of these computers.

obviously though the student do not have administrative privileges, but i DID happen to find a way to access the command prompt (using a .bat file). and im sure that there has to be some kind of way i can use the commands to show me the wifi password, but i have no idea what the commands i would need to enter are. if anyone knows how to do this PLEASE tell me, i would be really happy even if i am taking the risk of possibly getting suspended if they found out o.o..

A:accessing my school's secured wifi network

Your schools wifi is secure for a reason and if you want the password ask for it. I doubt anyone here will advise you on how to HACK it since it is probably illegal to do so.

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Hello all,

I use an Acer Aspire V7 581PG which is around 3 years old and had constant WiFi problems, though manageable until now.

I usually use a Huawei O2 dongle for work because my home WiFi doesn't reach to my studio.

Its a USB dongle that I leave plugged in most of the time, but when I go downstairs it connects to our home WiFi.

Earlier I was downstairs using the home WiFi, shut the lid, and later took it upstairs to connect to the dongle, but now I am getting 'secured, no internet' when attempting to connect.
I have attempted to connect to my Huawei dongle, my home Sky Router WiFi, my phone hotspot, hardwiring ethernet to the Sky Router and at another house's BT Homehub 5 and the issue is still the same.

Trying to fix it I have attempted:

Uninstalled the WiFi adapter and restarted with scan for hardware changes. (Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222)Netsh commands (with a restart following)ip config releaseip config start (didn't work at all)ip config stop (when doing this it failed and mentioned something about no media connected?)Disabling Bluetooth modules

Entering a static iPv4 address and Google DNS addresses show 'Connected - Secured' but no pages load nor does pinging microsoft.com (4 packets sent, 0 received, 100% loss)

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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I need to disconnect from my wifi and reconnect again everytime it happens. Any solution for this?
 

A:HELP: Wifi showing No internet access, Secured every 10min (Moved W10)

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I am unable to open any secured web pages. I have Windows ME. I am operating from a Compaq Armada E500 Laptop. This has been happening for quite a while, but I used to have no problems. I have tried AOL live tech support, AOL Fix-It, defaulted all of my Internet Options,etc... I would appreciate all the help that I could get. This is sooo frustrating! Thank you!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:22:21 PM, on 10/27/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IRMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLDIAL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOL SPYWARE PROTECTION\AOLSP SCHEDULER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\AOLTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\WAOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0\SHELLMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\AOLTPSPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\TD_0001.DIR\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:I can't open any secured web pages

These can be rather tough problems to resolve. We really need a detailed account of what you have tried that is relevant.

For example see the list that would apply to your OS and IE version in the article below under "Problems accessing secure sites/ cannot install 128 bit encryption"

http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/answers2.htm

Does your IE show 128 bit encryption. Click Help > About IE on the IE Tools tab.

Also provide us with a HijackThis Scanlog:

http://www.net-integration.net/tools/hijackthis.html

And one very important thing, verify for us whether it is an Internet Explorer problem specifically or you can access secure sites using another browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera. You can download and install the non-java version of either if you just want a quick download.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
www.opera.com
 

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hi all
i have a laptop and i don't have an internet in it
so here are some wirelesses connections but all of them are sercured
it asks me to enter the security key to access to the point
so is there anyway to open it like to hack it without having to know the Password key ?
sorry if that question against the law of the forum so u can close it

thank you all
 

A:how can i open a secured wireless connection ?

Not to worry. It'll be closed right quick.

The security, like locks on a door, are to keep crooks out.
 

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Why doesn't Webroot open a new/separate secured browser window for banking and other financial transactions like most other malware solutions such as ESET, Kaspersky and Avast?
I hate these separate and often troublesome secured windows (so does my non-tech wife) and is a major reason I left ESET and went to Webroot. I'm wondering though how does Webroot protect financial transactions without having to open a separate, secured browser window and all the other AV's (it seems) require a new secured window?
 

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HELP! I installed a msn email account so no one would have access to my emails. Now i downloaded msn messenger and the little symbol in my toolbar, now lets anybody on my computer look into these emails!! All of a sudden, the page does not request my password anymore!!And it shows, that i have an email address there. Is there something to be able to block this "access for everyone"! I do not even want my msn email to be seen on this computer!
Thanks for your help! M
 

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Hello forum people,

I have the following problem on my Toshiba Satellite R850 running Win7 64bit: I decided to change the wireless adapter so I can connect to the 5GHz wifi network my router provides which wasnt possible on the Atheros wireless adapter it came with. I changed it to a Intel Wireless AC 3160- the physical change went quick and without problems and while the adapter is basically working now the problem I'm facing now is that the F8-hotkey function to de-/activate the Wifi and Bluetooth is no longer working. When I press the hotkey button all the different hotkey combinations show up on the upper part of the screen, but now there's only F1-F7 and F9, F8 just went missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back?

Thanks in advance and take care
-Joe-

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This is the exact opposite of most WiFi issues. I have two guest networks set up on my wireless router (Asus RT-68U), one for each of my daughters. I change the password daily in order to make them earn the password with chores after school. My older daughter's T450 refuses to stop connecting to the WiFi, even persisting through reboots. MAC address filtering fails, as does turning off internet access to her MAC/IP combination. After changing the password or enabling one of the more strict rules, eventually, randomly, her laptop will finally decide to stop accessing her WiFi connection. I am fairly certain it is something with the Lenovo as I have two other laptops, one Asus and one HP that both respond as I would expect to a WiFi password change. Any ideas as to why this happens with the Lenovo?

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Sorry if this has already been discussed. Couldn't find on a search.

I have a small secured network in my office with a modem/router networking three computers wirelessly. I would like to add another router that would allow clients in the waiting room of my office to have internet access. Could you assist me in a setup or map? I already have a wireless Linksys router available to use as the second router.

Thank You
 

A:Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

Code:
modem---router----your.lan.systems
to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code:

modem---router----your.lan.systems (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
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+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

add firewall rule to ALL your existing LAN systems to deny src address range=192.168.10.0 thru 10.255
 

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I was at a home today and connected to their private home network on a Surface Pro 4. This showed their network as Connected. However, the internet kept going to a local open BT network instead! I couldn't select this open network anywhere to exclude it. Thinking about it now, I should have disabled/reenabled Wifi first, and then tried a reboot after that. But otherwise, is there any hidden setting to ignore certain networks?

A:Using 'open' access Wifi point instead of connected private wifi.

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

If the home where you were had a BT hub then it most probably was offering both an open connection also known as BT Wifi or BT Fon and also a secured wifi connection which would have an SSID number with a BThub name with some random numbers and letters. It is possible that you connected to the open one and were then automatically directed to a BT broadband page on the internet to pay for use of the BT hotspot service that they provide via customers routers. See this article for more info: http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/d...fi-with-fon%3F

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how do you change your ip when your connected to a wifi connection??
 

A:changing your up on wifi

If you are talking about the private LAN IP address between the computer and wireless router, it would depend on how the router is configured to assign IP addresses.

If you are talking about the public Internet IP address, that would depend on how the service provider assigns IP addresses.

We may be able to better help you if you explain what you are trying to accomplish by changing the address.
 

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I am attempting to upgrade my current wifi card (Atheros AR956x)  with an intel 802.11ac (20200418).  When I installed this card I got the unauthorized wifi card notice.  I was under the impression that this card was a whitelisted card and would work.  Any suggestions?

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After doing a lot of searching and looking at several complicated ways to change the password on my win 8 to access my home WiFi, all I had to do was to right click on the SSID and tell the computer to forget it. This cleared out the old password and it asks for the new one. Turns out that what seemed to be very difficult was too easy.

Neal

A:Changing WiFi password in win 8

Do you have an issue, locoengrneal?

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Hi all, I just started an attempt to (officially)  upgrade the WiFi card in my Z50-75. When I bought the unit, it had the Qualcomm Atheros AR956x B/G/N card installed, I will now try to replace it with a Broadcom BCM43162-AC card. I found a seller on Aliexpress who is selling this Broadcom card with the original Lenovo Partnumber 20-200573, which is also indicated in the Z50-series Service manual. Today I ordered the part, I will let you know if the part was genuine and has the proper Lenovo ID in its firmware.... ;-) http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Broadcom-BCM43162-1x1ac-BT4-0-M-2-Combo-card-for-lenovo-E455-FRU-04X6... For sure it will take some time for shipping to Spain, when it arrives I will keep you posted. Un saludo from Spain, Satbeginner    











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A:Changing the WiFi card in my Z50-75

Hi all, IT WORKS with my Win8.1 machine! No issues with BIOS, just old card out, new card in. This card has drivers here: http://support.lenovo.com/services/ie/en/productdownload/getdownloadslister/dd7b5b9c-b84d-4ca7-b487-... For now it uses both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, but since my router is N-only (for now)  it does not use the AC-speeds yet.I ordered an ASUS AC-router. The card is now for sale here:  http://es.aliexpress.com/item/Broadcom-BCM43162-1x1ac-BT4-0-M-2-Combo-card-for-lenovo-E455-FRU-04X60... Check for the Lenovo PN 20-200573 and the FRU number 04x6019.It is shown as a BCM802.11ac Network Adapter, the BT is shown as BCM2035. Succes!! Un saludo from Spain, Satbeginner

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hey everyone, im trying to change the name of my dads wifi, right now it says "linksys" and i dont mess around with the router or the internet itself, so i dont know how to change the name (i want to make it my families last name or something)
does anyone know how to do this? i would really like any info possible, thank you =)

A:changing name of my wifi internet

Go to your router config page, it should be one of these:

192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.1.100

Username and Pass should be admin:admin

And you should see the option to change the name. I don't have access to a linksys router right now, so I can't give you step by step instructions, sorry.

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Recently was advised to change my wifi password. Although I can handle myself when using my browser, I do have trouble when dealing with networking and wifi. So, my question is: Do I have to just change the PW on windows 10 (if so, how,) or is there more to it...if so, what do I have to do? Thanks.

A:Help with changing wifi password?

Originally Posted by flycaster


Recently was advised to change my wifi password. Although I can handle myself when using my browser, I do have trouble when dealing with networking and wifi. So, my question is: Do I have to just change the PW on windows 10 (if so, how,) or is there more to it...if so, what do I have to do? Thanks.



The Windows password and your WiFi password are different. To change your WiFi password, you need to login to your router. In most cases, you can access your router by entering 192.168.1.1 in your browser. That should bring up your router interface. You can change the password using the router interface.

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Dear Sir,I am getting error while changing WIFI connection,  when i start my laptop it connects with wifi properly, but when i change one connection to another its giving yellew tringle symbol on internet icon, when i trouble shoot the followibg error had appeared. i am using windows 10 64 bit.\ 

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I changed my Wifi password today and now I can't connect to the same wireless network. The notebook is stuck on "checking network requirements". It's not giving me a field to enter my wifi password. I also cannot forget the network as it's not showing up in known networks. I uninstalled the wireless driver and installed it again.  The notebook finds the wireless network but it's stuck on "checking network requirements", it's not letting me enter the new password. I also tried to delete the profile from CMD but it didn't work. What can I do?

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As the title says, I got a BSOD for the first time (since I had a bad memory module) during a casual WiFi network change. I am willing to add more details to this thread if required. I have attached the output of SF Debug Tool after removing personal identifiable information.

A:BSOD while changing WiFi networks, DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

Hi Sabrefresco ^_^,

Unfortunately, the ZIP File uploaded by you does not contain any Dump files for us to analyse

You would have to upload them manually. The Dump files are located in the path "C:\Windows\Minidumps\". Make sure you ZIP up all the dump files in the folder and then upload the ZIP File in your next post as an attachment.
You might need to copy the dump files to some other folder before you could ZIP them up due to permission issues.

Let me know how it goes ^_^.

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Hey, i am looking into upgrading my wifi card into another wifi card as this one is having alot of alot of problems, Lagging - SlowConection, and the problem is not from my router, it is from the laptop, because my router speed is stable fiber optic 20mbps/s.Thank you.

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Hello,

I am an owner of the Lenovo y510p laptop. It is notorious for having a internet connectivity problems with its intel n 2230 wireless card. In my case the internet connection would drop every minute at its worst and every 6 hours at its best. I have looked for solutions to this issue and as possible result I am in the current predicament. Here are the most likely culprits:

1) I have installed Wireless_17.0.5_De164 from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...?DwnldID=23994
2) I have uninstalled Intel Management Engine Interface from the Device Manager as suggested in this forum https://communities.intel.com/thread...t=225&tstart=0

At this point I have received BSOD, driver_corrupted_expool. I rebooted the computer and it was working fine and and then when I tried further changing options in my wifi card I would get BSOD, but then the system would not boot without getting BSOD. I panicked, and have re-installed windows while keeping all the files. Following the re-installation of windows the BSOD problem still occurs and is consistently occurring when I try changing Advanced settings of my wifi card from the Device Manager window. Furthermore, I have got BSOD on other occasions 1) Freshly after rebooting when I opened Firefox. 2) While making a call on skype. I have received several errors including bad_pool_header.

Hope that helps, I have attached my diagnostics.

Thanks so much in advance,
dobryjr

A:BSOD after changing settings in Wifi card

Hi Dobryjr & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of that :-

Code:
**************************Tue Jul 29 10:03:21.614 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!ExtSTAShutdown+55 )

BugCheck 19, {21, fffffa800e042000, 1090, 119}
BugCheck Info: BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x19_21

PROCESS_NAME: System

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x19_21_nwifi!ExtSTAShutdown

MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2394

BIOS Version 74CN44WW(V3.05)

BIOS Release Date 09/18/2013

Manufacturer LENOVO

Product Name 20217

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
**************************Tue Jul 29 10:01:17.986 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Probably caused by : nwifi.sys ( nwifi!ExtSTAShutdown+55 )

BugCheck 19, {21, fffffa800c896000, 1090, 16d5}
BugCheck Info: BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x19_21

PROCESS_NAME: System

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x19_21_nwifi!ExtSTAShutdown

MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2394

BIOS Version 74CN44WW(V3.05)

BIOS Release Date 09/18/2013

Manufacturer LENOVO

Product Name 20217

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
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I had problems with the old wifi card on my x230 so I decided to change it. The new model is a Intel Centrino N 6205, white-listed in the BIOS and compatible with the system. I did follow all the steps as described in the hardware maintenance manual, reassembled the whole thing and when I tried to start it again, nothing happened. The power light briefly flashes but that's it. I tried reinstalling the old card (no effect), pressing the power button for 30 seconds and unplugging the CMOS battery (no effect). What is wrong here?

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After changing the SSID login password in my router, my laptop can't connect and it doesn't ask me to enter a new password. How can I login?

A:How to log into WiFi after changing SSID login password.

Forget the connection and create a new "profile" for it by connecting to it again after, as if it is a new connection.

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my friend brought his computer to me to help him out with. it's running really slow, the internal wireless cannot pick up internet, i can't install malwarebites either in safe mode or not. Spybot installed but would not open. Task manager is locked. He had an expired version of norton. I couldn't uninstall norton so i did a manual uninstall(used to work for Mcafee) and then tried to get Mcafee's scan in dos to work, which i couldn't even extract the sdat until i did it in safe mode with cmd. I was finally able to get that to run, but also know that it is not specifically designed for malware. The computer is getting slower by the minute. System restore was deleted. So, now the scan in dos will finish in a few hours, i'm hoping that it'll get me to a point that i can install a spyware scanner. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Combofix wouldn't do the Recovery console install either. He has winxp sp3. I haven't tried to run combo fix straight up yet. Thanks
B. Rake
..The scan finished, detected and deleted 11 problems, still no task manager/installation abilities/or running of any other antivirus, spyware removal programs. Running the scan again, it got stuck close to the end for a few hours. Smitfraudfix instantly recieved the whatever it's called that asks you to send info to microsoft about whatever problem. I also found WebVideo Support....
Thanks

A:no wifi, cannot install, changing folder options

okay, i wasn't able to get anywhere past that. My friend has lost his recovery disks as well. is there any way to be able to install the windows recovery console w/o them? i also have puppy linus, is there a way i can boot that then scan for windows viruses?

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Hi,
I work in IT at a school and on numerous occasions, we are having students changing the wifi network on some of our windows 7 machines. I would like to remove the network icon from the taskbar or block access completely to changing network settings.
Due to the way our AD servers are centralized across multiple schools, I am not allowed to apply policies to devices under the domain. (all our windows machines are AD bound)
So far I have used lpedit.msc to lock students from shutting down or restarting computers (this also happens quite often) but I am unsure how to block changing networks.
Is this possible using lpedit.msc or secpol.msc? Keep in mind I cannot use AD Policies.

Thank you.

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I am having one hell of a time getting my new camera's (Panasonic FZ1000) wifi to recognize my computer. During the setup I can get as far as entering the computer's name, username and PW, but keep getting rejected with "wrong username or pw." I definitely know that the PW I use is the correct login PW for my PC, however I'm thinking that the problem may lay with either the username or computer's name. Before I go mucking around changing names, I'd like to know if I do make changes will this effect my wifi hookups. The computer in question is my desktop (main computer), I have a portable PC and TV/Bluray player associated with the modem/bridge...obviously I don't know much about wifi hookups so I can't better explain the hookups. BTW, it appears that I have two different usernames. One is the name that appears in the upper right hand corner when seleting the start icon and the other comes from this:
2. In the Command Prompt, type “set username” and press Enter
3. Your computer login name will be displayed after the "username=" tag.
And if I have to use the latter one (just above), then it presents an entry problem within the camera. This name is two words and the camera's entry keyboard doesn't allow for spaces, so I'd have to change the name to a single word.

EDIT: Actually, I have the feeling that I have confused computer name with username. Hopefully, this will be straightened with an answering reply

A:Will changing username/computer name effect wifi functioning?

Right click Computer (Desktop or Start Menu) and select Properties. Computer name is listed there.
Also in cmd write: echo %username% (this will give username)

Changing the computer name might require to redo network shares and the like, an annoyance at most.
Changing the username now won't change the login name, only the displayed name will change. So you are at a loss there.

However, you can create a new user account with the appropriate naming scheme and give due permissions to do the job. And create a shortcut to the folder from your main account.

I don't know what kind of access is required by the camera, is it only for copying the content?

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Recently i have changed the internet coonection and after that the  I am unable to access wifi in my laptop HP ProBook 4440S.OS in the system is Windo 8 and 64Bit.  I tried to upgrade the WIFI device driver software but no result. 

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Hi Everybody,

I recently bought my new laptop Dell Inspiron 5520. And from yesterday i m getting a BSOD on every time i change try to change my wifi network or try to open uTorrent.

After a lot of searching on google i came to this forum and i m sure i will get any help here.

I have attached my minidmup. Dont know much about this but found and attached.

Let me know if i need to share any more detail for this.

Thank You in advance.

Regards,

A:BSOD on changing wifi networks. error oXooooooE1

Welcome to SevenForums.

Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.


Code:
Unloaded modules:
fffff880`09389000 fffff880`093ba000 WUDFRd.sys
fffff880`07200000 fffff880`0721b000 USBSTOR.SYS
fffff880`07312000 fffff880`0733c000 ssadbus.sys
fffff880`073ba000 fffff880`073c2000 ssadmdfl.sys
fffff880`073ab000 fffff880`073ba000 modem.sys
fffff880`07375000 fffff880`073a3000 ssadmdm.sys
fffff880`073c2000 fffff880`073ea000 ssadserd.sys
fffff880`0721b000 fffff880`0722a000 ssadadb.sys
fffff880`09200000 fffff880`09271000 spsys.sys
fffff880`08800000 fffff880`08848000 mfeavfk01.sy
fffff880`01400000 fffff880`0140e000 crashdmp.sys
fffff880`015f4000 fffff880`01600000 dump_pciidex
fffff880`013f4000 fffff880`013ff000 dump_msahci.
fffff880`0104c000 fffff880`0105f000 dump_dumpfve
I see you have McAfee. It's a frequent cause of BSOD-s., specially in the situation you describe. Consider uninstalling it with the McAfee Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.McAfee Removal Tool - McAfee Uninstaller
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability c... Read more

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I added a new wifi repeater to my LAN.
When i connect through it (better signal strength) to my modem i still have the internet.
But none of my mapped drives work and i can't see any Homegroup PC's on my lan.
As soon as i switch back to my regular wifi adapter they are all available again.

Is my wifi adpater linked to my Homegroup and mapped shares ?
How can i get my new adapter to map my network drives and Homegroup ?

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Changing folder icons to show open or closed and changing default folder icons like "Favorites".

Here we go again.

I have recentely learned how to change a folder icon manually in Windows Explorer, and now would like to be able to manually change the folder so it shows the folder open and shows the folder closed.

I would also like to know how to change default folder like "Favorites" and "Control Panel"
 

A:Changing folder icons to show open or closed and changing default folder icons.....

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Hi,

I would like to change my IP address between static and dynamic depending on which WIFI network I'm connected to. I.e. at home I would like a consistent IP address (static) for network file sharing but my University requires dynamic assignment to connect. Is it possible to (automatically) change between dynamic and static depending on the network?

I know how to do this manually, but I was hoping there was a more automated method. Even if there was some sort of batch file I could run when I changed networks?

Thanks in advance

A:Changing to static or dynamic IP depending on connected WIFI network

At your house you could setup a dhcp reservation on your router for your laptop.

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I have a desktop PC running Win XP SP2 and a notebook on Win Vista Home which I have networked through a Trendnet wireless router. The desktop has Zonealarm firewall installed. I went into Zonealarm and entered the IP address for my notebook into the trusted zone and for a while evertyhing works fine. Every once in a while, though, connectivity is lost and it always traces back to the wireless IP address for my notebook being different by one digit. For example, the IP in the firewall had been set to 192.168.0.100 and so was my notebook and has been working fine. Or at least it was. This morning, the notebook IP had changed to 192.168.0.101 which of course didn't match what the firewall was looking for so no connectivity. As soon as I changed the firewall setting, voila, connectivity.

Why does the IP address for my notebook keep randomly changing for no apparent reason? The range of IPs I've seen assigned to my notebook is always 192.168.0.100 through 192.168.0.102.

Tawni
 

A:Vista/XP Wifi home network IP Address Keeps Changing for Notebook PC

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As advised by many sources, I am trying to change wifi encryption from WEP to WPA2 to help prevent 'piggy-backing' by others (which I believe has occurred). I have configured my router and it now shows WPA2 but on my laptop it appears (somewhat surprisingly!) that Win7 only supports WEP (the only option, apart from 'open', shown in the relevant drop-down menu).

I have checked and the 'Network Adapter' is the latest available.

Please tell me (not very computer-literate!) what I should do.

Thanking you in anticipation of a an early and positive response,

VicC

Acer Aspire 5741
Windows 7 Home Premium

A:Changing wifi encryption from WEP to WPA2 in Win7 on Acer laptop

i think that's what you mean? let's see Control Panel > Network And Internet > Manage Wireless Network ,and see for your wifi and right click > properties > see the Security Tab at wireless network properties Dialog,and you can change Encryption type,security type,and password.
sorry if it false

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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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Hi, I originally posted on another thread (my original message is included below) and they told me to repost here. I haven't done the steps yet because I had a couple questions first. Will it be possible to restore my files at all or are they just gone forever? Since posting earlier the virus has now ruined my excel files also. All my files end in the word 'kanlgum'. I was also trying to back stuff up and now all the files on my external hard drive have the same problem. So I am wondering if I should just reload my computer if all my files are forever gone? But if I can get them back, that would be really good because I lost some really important stuff that I now don't have backed up anymore. Also, what is a good antivirus program to use? We have several computers and I need a good program on them. Below is what I originally typed on my first message:

Hello, I have a computer that still has windows xp on it and it has been having some issues lately. I think it may have picked up a virus. All my jpg pictures have been changed and now they won't open. They now all end in jpg.kanlgum. Do you know what this is and is there a way to fix it? I was using avast and I deleted that and now I am trying the 30 day free trial of AVG and it keeps popping up constantly saying it found something. I ran a full scan and it took 2 days to get to 96% done and then had an error. Any advice on what I should do? And what is the best antivirus program to use?

Thanks, Deanna

A:virus changing all my files so I can't open them

Hello Deanna. Are you being prompted to pay a ransom to decrypt your files? What exactly do the messages say? That would let us know if this is one of the variant of the Crypto ransomware infection. More than likely you won't be able to recover those files without paying the ransom demanded, which we do not recommend you pay.

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When I open an image attachment from an e-mail, it opens into a Dell program. What changes do I have to make in order for the image to open into another program all the time?
 

A:Changing the program that images open into

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