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

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

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

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

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I have a laptop in my home that couldn't connect to my network, it shows exteremely weak signal for my wlan, I have mac filter in the router, and checked that mac address is added to the filter, encryption configuration is fine, and it was working before a week , it can connect to any other network in other places except mine, I tried to take the laptop to my work and wireless is working so fine.

what could be the problem ?

A:My laptop connect to wireless networks except my network

Can another laptop connect to your wireless router without any problems?
Disable MAC filtering temporary, just for testing
Disable WPA2 encryption on router temporary, just for testing

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I have been having this problem for 2 days now. My computer was working fine, and I went to go do something, so I shut my laptops lid to put it to sleep. I came back about 5-10 minutes later, and it had a red cross on the network button, at the bottom right of my desktop. I tried turning the Wi-Fi on/off with F2 + Fn, but that didn't work. I have checked in device manager, and everything seems to be working. My wifi card is an Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN.

Currently running this on a Dell Studio 1557, with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I've had this laptop for almost 3 years now, and it has never been a an issue. I've tried restoring my laptop to a couple of days ago, but that has given me no results. I tried running the computer in safe mode with networking enabled. I enabled my wifi with the fn + f2, and I saw my wifi network. However, while it was connecting, the connection was lost again, and I'm yet to see it. After disabling and then enabling the driver, it would show the network for about 20 seconds, then it would be missing. Now, I can't even see it at all. All my other computers/devices can see my network, and it can still connect with it's Ethernet port. This problem is really starting to be a pain, since my laptop is pretty useless if it can't have portable internet. :P

Background Info:
Model: Dell Studio 1557
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
WiFi Card: Intel (R)WiFi Link 5300 AGN
Antivirus: McAfee Total Protection 2011

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A:Laptop can't discover/connect to wireless networks.

Hi,

I would first suggest you to create a new User Account and check if the issue persists in a new User Account or not? To create a new User Account in Windows 7, you can refer to the URL mentioned: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Create-a-user-account

If the issue still persists then try reinstalling the Wireless Driver of your studio laptop by clicking on the below mentioned URL:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/studio-1557

You can even run the Troubleshooter, for that Right-click the network icon or in the notification area of your taskbar (Bottom Right hand corner), and then click “Troubleshoot problems” and follow the instructions.

You can even refer to the Microsoft Article ID: 956196 on the URL mentioned below which can suggest some more troubleshooting steps in case the Internet is not working:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956196

Please reply if you have any further questions.

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The title pretty much sums it up. I'm running windows 7 on a brand new samsung q430 laptop with an atheros AR9285 network adaptor.
I'm currently in a work camp with 3 public networks in range, none of which my laptop will connect to. The signals are strong, but upon attempting to connect, the "windows was unable connect to [network name] message appears almost instantly. A coworker with a Dell laptop running windows 7 has no trouble connecting, and I'm currently typing this message on my first gen iPod touch, which also connects without any drama.

Any help with this situation would be GREATLY appreciated. y
 

A:Laptop won't connect to unsecured wireless networks

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Samsung's web site.

Make sure you do not have a non-Windows firewall or security suite blocking networking (many new PCs include one pre-installed).
 

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brand new lappy.
its the Acer travelmate 5740G
fantastic specs - everything is nice and responsive, except that i can't connect my wireless at uni. the tech guy had a look at it and he can't figure it out either.
we did everything, including shutting down (eventually deleting) the AV because of its firewall. we set up the network exactly as everyone else does (and it works for everyone else).

the computer keeps suggesting that we check the router (but the router works). i can get net through RJ45 no worries but... i want my wireless to work.
any ideas? will answer more questions as needed.
bear with me. have not slept.

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Quote: Originally Posted by rsjabba


brand new lappy.
its the Acer travelmate 5740G
fantastic specs - everything is nice and responsive, except that i can't connect my wireless at uni. the tech guy had a look at it and he can't figure it out either.
we did everything, including shutting down (eventually deleting) the AV because of its firewall. we set up the network exactly as everyone else does (and it works for everyone else).

the computer keeps suggesting that we check the router (but the router works). i can get net through RJ45 no worries but... i want my wireless to work.
any ideas? will answer more questions as needed.
bear with me. have not slept.


Could be many things. wee need more information to diax. it could be as simple as the modem is shut off. Yes there is a key combo to turn it on. Or it could be a driver (check in device manager). It could be a confiuration error.

Let us know the set up

Ken

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Hello,
I have had a Acer Aspire 5742-6814 for a month or so now. Yesterday it suddenly would not connect to the wireless network in my apartment and won't connect to a wired network either. It says that the wireless drivers are up to date and it just stopped working out of nowhere. I tried connecting to my school wireless network and that would not work either. I have tried some of the solutions that I have seen including:
Resetting modem in apartment.
Checking "Connect even if network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)" (which seemed to work for some people with similar problems).
I really have no idea what is wrong or if it some kind of hardware issue. I can provide any further details. Any help that could be given will be greatly appreciated.

A:Laptop cannot connect to either wireless or wired networks

Welcome to SF,

What type of Security or Firewall Software do you have installed - Norton, McAfee etc...?

Check your browser settings for any proxy servers, remove it if found.
How to Remove a Proxy Server | eHow.com

Verify that all your Network Services are Started.
Click on Start, type services.msc then press enter.
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• Wireless Zero Configuration ( XP wireless configurations only)
• WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista wireless configurations only)
• Workstation

Please post an update of your progress.

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I just bought a new Dlink router and I can't have it connect to my router. It can connect to other wireless networks like at the mall, and at my mom's but won't to mine. I was able to successfully configure the router, my laptop can detect the router, and it lets me enter a security key, and it'll say "please wait while windows connects to the "name of router" network", but that dialog box will just disappear and my laptop is still not connected. One day though, to my surprise, that when I turned on my laptop it automatically connected to the router and I was able to browse wirelessly. But today it would not connect again. We have another laptop at home which also cannot connect to it. I have an iphone and it connects to it with no problem.

My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-FE25GP, running on Windows XP Professional 2002. Am I doing something wrong?? Hate having to go through this. Please help....
 

A:Laptop can't connect to my new router but can to other wireless networks

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. If you update the firmware reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure it.

Do you have service pack 3 on the XP? Do you have the latest wireless driver (from Sony's web site if it is an integrated adapter)?

What wireless utility are you using to manage the connection? Are you sure no other one is running?
 

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please help

my computer was working fine just untill yesterday, i went into the coffee shop i always go to and suddenly, is wast detecting any networks!

so i went somewhere else, and it wasnt picking up their network either

sometimes, it will detect networks, and connect. but, then after about 5 min, it will disconnect, and show that there are no connections

i ran a bunch of spyware scans to make sure that wasnt the problem (adaware, spybot, McAfee, spydoctor, AVG, EMCO malware destroyer)
and it still wont connect to wireless
hopfully, this doesnt mean i have to replace my wireless card, so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would be great

thanks
 

A:laptop will not connect to wireless networks anymore?!

From your symptoms it sounds like

a. the card is loose or failing;
b. or, less likely, you now have two wireless utilities running.

How about giving us some specifics--brand and model of wireless adapter, operating system and service pack level at least.
 

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Hi, Im having an issue and hope someone can help.

I have 2 laptops, one running XP and the other Vista. The XP will only connect to SECURED wireless networks, (technically it says "connected" to un-secured networks but I can't browse the internet).

Howit all came about.....

I just got the XP laptop, brought it home to my (at the time) unsecured wireless network, Hit CONNECT to my network, showed connected in the task bar, tried to access the internet, internet connection issue (no internet). Turned on my other laptop (Vista computer), all is fine, connected to internet.

Dug around in the XP network connections all looked good (network Authentication-OPEN, Data Encription-NONE) still no internet

I accessed router settings and enabled WEP encription, setup both laptops to match. Both worked fine, internet on both. WOO HOO!

Except....I still can't access the internet on unsecured wireless networks on the XP computer while I'm out and about.

(I know, "take the Vista laptop when you're out and about" seems like a solution, but it isn't really)

Any help??????
 

A:Laptop won't connect to unsecure wireless networks

Maybe some weird non-Windows firewall or security suite "protecting" you?
 

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Hi, i've been reading a lot about people using two connections to connect to two separate networks to increase speed, i use a mobile hotspot plus my own internet connection at home, i have a wifi card in my laptop and a usb wifi also, is it possible to connect my laptop wifi to my home internet and the usb wifi (usb 3.0) to the mobile hotspot? I know its possible but will it require third party software and if it is, are there any free solutions,

Thank you for your time

A:How do you connect a laptop with 2 wireless interfaces to 2 networks

Sure it's possible, but you need to go into the IPv4 properties advanced settings in order to put in the static IP's and set up seperate subnets for the default gateways to get it all working. The link below explains it pretty well. You can get more info if you Google multihoming networks.

No third party software required so yes it's free but it will be two separate networks so probably won't work at the same time on the same interface so may not actually increase the internet speed but would allow you to direct traffic through the wired connection which would be faster.


Multihoming Techniques | eHow.com

This link talks about the changing the Metric to adjust for which connection has the priority.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6951540_conf...ed-server.html

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I have suddenly started having issues recognising and connecting to a wireless network at home on my laptop. We have 2 wireless networks at home as we use an additional D-Link router through the powerlines. (DHP-W307AV PowerLine Homeplug AV Wireless N Starter Kit)

I used to be able to connect to both but now I can just connect to the main wireless router.

Other laptops and smart phones in the house can connect to both.

I was wondering if this had anything to do with Norton 360 so I have used their removal tool to get rid of it. Unfortunately I still can't connect to the second network.
Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6087 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1276 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 670401 MB, Free - 455832 MB; D: Total - 29691 MB, Free - 27474 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

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My friend gave me his laptop to diagnose. It's an Acer 5315 with an Atheros AR5BXB63 wireless card inside. He is running Vista Basic. It will connect to my network if I make it unsecure, but as soon as I enable WEP or WPA it won't connect. It sees the SSID and attempts to connect, but Windows just gives a message saying it can't connect. I bought a Sony Atheros AR5BXB63 on eBay to see if it would work, but I get the same results.

I installed Windows 7 on the laptop to test it and it wouldn't connect at all, whether it was unsecured or not. I went to another friend's house and removed the internal wireless card from his HP laptop and stuck it in this Acer 5315 and it worked. It was an Intel Wireless-N card.

The friend who owns this Acer laptop said it just stopped working one day. It's weird that neither of the Atheros cards work, but the Intel did. I'm thinking it's some kind of driver issue with the hardware and maybe my friend's driver got updated during an Automatic Update.

I plan to order the Intel 512AN_MMWW2 and stick it in the Acer and hope it works. Any ideas on why the Atheros cards didn't work other than a driver issue?
 

A:Solved: Internal Wireless Card in laptop won't connect to secured networks, only unse

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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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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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Hi, My lenovo laptop, which I have used for 3 years, suddenly had a problem connecting to my house's high speed wifi. Other devices are able to connect to my home wifi but my laptop has intermittent and slow connection to the wifi, sometimes my laptop cannot even detect my house wifi and the signal is usually 0 bars even though I am very near my wifi modem. I have tried restarting my wifi card and reseting the saved networks but the problem still persists. Would be great if anyone has a solution. Thank You.

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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. 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.
 

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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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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.

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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.


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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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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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!

A:Can see wireless networks but not connect

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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.


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

A:cannot connect to wireless networks

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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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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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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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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 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?

Cheers

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 problem in my laptop i.e i cannot connect to a secured wireless network , whereas i can connect to my mobile wireless hotspot but can't connect to my hostel's which is way better than my mobile . so can anyone help please on how to connect it to my hostel wifi .

my laptop has been recently formatted so its not an malware issue . . . i have been suffering from last one week . . . please help me . .. .

it says the wireless network is out of range when next to my router and my hostel mates can easily access the connection
 

A:cannot connect to the secured wireless networks

Try updating your wireless driver.Go to your manufacturers website and grab the latest if you are unsure which driver to install please see below.

Also please Download UnknownDeviceIdentifierand post the log it Creates in your next reply.
Run the program allow it to finish then hit file> save > Save the file to desktop.The default file name will be DeviceList Attach Device list in your next reply.
 

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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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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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rand Marks


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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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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I'm having a new problem on my Acer laptop. The wireless has worked fine for years, but yesterday I was suddenly not able to connect to any wireless networks. The wireless adapter is on and there are several visible networks, but none will connect. Specifically,
when I select a network and tell windows to connect, the window fades to the background and nothing else happens. There is no error message. There is no popup asking for a network key or directing me to a website for login. When I check the list of networks
again, it still shows the same list.
Solutions I've tried (I followed the instructions on the windows help site https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15287/windows-why-can-not-get-connected). Oh, and I've also run the network help wizard, no luck.
1. Uninstall/reinstalling the wireless drivers
2. Download and install most recent drivers from the manufacturer website
3. Reset TCP/IP stack 
4. Release/renew IP
5. Flush DNS
The only odd thing I've noticed is that in the available network list, there is one listed as "other network". This is on the list in multiple settings (on the plane, in the airport, at the hotel), where there are differing networks. I've tried
removing this network but it is not in the list of remembered networks.
Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks!

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2 days ago I lost the ability to connect to my wireless home network on my laptop. I can still see my wireless network but am unable to connect to it. I am able to connect to my network on all my other devices. I am currently using an ethernet cable to connect my laptop. This problem seems to have started when when my daughter was setting up her new ipod touch, but that's just a guess.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U4100 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2936 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290142 MB, Free - 153182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03T80F
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
 

A:can't connect to wireless networks anymore

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How do I merge a wired network with a wireless network so all machines can see each other? All now have good internet access through the router which has a satellite modem feed.

My router (Motorola WR850G) provides a good wired network between two of my machines. One of those machines has a wireless network card, one does not. The router also provides a wireless network. It provides good connections between notebooks in the house and the one box with the wireless card. The notebooks on the wireless network cannot interact with the first box on the wired network.

A:how connect wired & wireless networks?

You will need to connect the wifi router to your Motorola... via the lan ports and have the dchp turned off on the wifi one.

Google has tons of resualts using: connect two routers

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Hi, I've had my laptop now for a couple of months, and have recently noticed that it struggles to connect to wireless networks. The problem is strange in that it will quite happily connect to, and stay connected to some networks (ie my BT Home Hub), but will completely fail to connect to others (BT Openzone). The problem shown with Openzone is one relating to DNS, saying it is unable to resolve the primary DNS server. I've included a file detailing the results of network diagnostics - I won't pretend to know what it all means, so hopefully someone on here can tell me!

BT Openzone is my primary source of internet, as the Home Hub I use is only when I go home to visit my family. I've been having to use a network cable to connect through my pc, which is inconvenient, and doesn't help me when I'm not at home.

Also, I'm not sure, but the fact that my Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter is having problems (error coe 10 and will not start) may be something to do with it? I've tried updating drivers etc, but they won't install as the adapter itself cannot start.

Please help!

A:Unable to connect to wireless networks

Network Diagnostics.rarHere is the file mentioned.

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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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So we just got a new router for our higher speed internet. The modem is an Actiontec Q1000 from Qwest. We used to live out in the middle of nowhere, so we never needed to secure our internet. Now we live close to neighbors and we need to encrypt the wireless. When I try any encryption, however, I can't connect at all. I have tried temporarily having it unlocked and I could connect without a problem. It also works fine when I'm using my Ethernet cord.

And suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Heres my IPCONFIG.

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

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-15-20-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:37:01 PM
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A:Can't connect to Secure Wireless Networks

Please do not open multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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hello people and thanks in advance
i'm pulling my hair out - I have a new acer aspire timeline laptop and it connects to wireless networks fine to date, however, when I try to connect to my network at work, it fails.

- I have the correct password (which is quite long, someone said this could be a problem?)
- machine connects to other networks fine, its just this one
- network is working fine, have tested with 2 other machines
- have rebooted router and laptop several times
- security type router - WPA 2 personal
- encryption type router - AES
- acer are worse than useless when I call them
- i'm on windows 8 (until I either: a-remove it and jump up and down on its shiny as* , b-kill someone, c-kill myself d- kill everyone)

any ideas?

A:windows 8 can't connect to some wireless networks

Is it possible they're using MAC filtering so that only their computers will connect to their network? If you can connect to some, then I'd suspect it's not the laptop.

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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
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A:Cannot connect to certain wireless and hardwired networks

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So we just got a new router for our higher speed internet. The modem is an Actiontec Q1000 from Qwest. We used to live out in the middle of nowhere, so we never needed to secure our internet. Now we live close to neighbors and we need to encrypt the wireless. When I try any encryption, however, I can't connect at all. I have tried temporarily having it unlocked and I could connect without a problem. It also works fine when I'm using my Ethernet cord.

And suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Heres my IPCONFIG.

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

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-15-20-F6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:37:01 PM
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A:Can't connect to Secure Wireless Networks

you are running vista - that adapter has an issue with WPA and WPA2 encryption on vista PCs - BUT should work with WEP

heres some details and solutions we have found
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Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
We have recently been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapter over the last few months, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply to all HPs / Compaqs machines
- the poster did an online scan for driver updates on the HP website here HP Product Detection which resulted in a solution. Solved: Can't connect to internet wirelessly - Atheros AR5... Read more

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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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Wireless used to work fine on this machine. Now usually it will show no available wireless networks. I have other machines using wireless internet in the same room. Occasionally for no apparent reason the networks will be shown at their correct strengths. However any attempt to connect will fail and subsequently none of the networks are visible. I tried system restore but it had no effect. The bluetooth interface has essentially the same problem. I am not sure if there is a hardware problem with the wireless modem. It seemed worth seeing if there might be a software issue. I might have had some success reinstalling the wireless driver but I used the existing driver files and the problem returned. Let me know if you have any ideas.

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