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Working with 2 wireless networks - Internet access and HDMI wireless

Q: Working with 2 wireless networks - Internet access and HDMI wireless

Hi, I have just got an EZCast home multimedia wireless sharing device. It works great from my acer laptop and from my android phone. HTC one! My problem is that it works as an access point so both my phone and my laptop need to connect as clients. when I do this I have no connection to the internet anymore.
I have a great deal with my telecoms provider in Ireland and get umlimited BB over G4 so I use the HTC either in wifi hotspot mode or Bluetooth PAN to connect to the internet on my laptop (and wireless printer).
Either way when I connect to the EZCast access point I have no internet. The phone sees a wireless network and shuts down my mobile data connection and my laptop can only connect to one wireless point at a time. When I do bluetooth tethering and I am connected to the EZCast AP, I can still see that I am connected to the BT PAN but I have no adapter to connect it to so no internet. I tried to bridge the PAN and the WIFI but forums are telling me that you can't do this with Windows 7 anymore. I have noticed that there is a virtual miniport in Windows and I was wondering would it be possible to use this. I know I could buy a USB Wifi dongle and that would be it but it must be possible some other other way. The networks don't havce to talk to eachother. I need to get internet on the laptop and then at the same time be able to connect to my TV via the EZast Wifi. Hope someone can help. It's my first post her so hope I have given enough info.

Preferred Solution: Working with 2 wireless networks - Internet access and HDMI wireless

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

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

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

A: Working with 2 wireless networks - Internet access and HDMI wireless

Hello and welcome Eamonn now I am a tad confused with your rather involved post mate. Now could you simplify it a little to what works with what and what you are actually wanting it to do.

Now I have to ask I assume you have updated all drivers for all the devices??

There is a really good networking member here if I cannot help you out but I will try first.

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I have an Acer Aspire One D270 netbook. I have had it for a couple of years and have had no problems connecting to different wireless networks until recently.

About 3-4 weeks ago, I started getting the ! image on my icon showing internet connectivity and a message saying limited access at one of the networks I use frequently (a wireless d-link at my husbands work) and have been unable to connect to that one since. Two days ago, I started getting this same message with the linksys router we use at home. Last night I switched to a different router we have at home and could connect.

When I have run the troubleshooter, it says it can't find a problem, or that I am not connected to the internet.

But, I am getting worried as it seems I am slowly loosing the ability to connect my netbook to the internet wirelessly in different places.

What can I do to get my connectivity back? It doesn't seem to be a router problem as this has happened at two different routers that are so far apart they can't talk to each other. Is it a driver issue? Or do I need to reinstall windows?

I am new here, and I did look for other threads on this problem, but those don't seem to quite match up to what my problem is (though they could be and I just don't have the knowledge to interpret what I am seeing).

A:Limited Access on wireless internet using different networks

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd look for an updated driver for your Wi-Fi adapter, it might help.

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We have a laptop computer that doubles as a network workstation (network connection via Ethernet cable) and as a traveling laptop.  The server OS on the office network is Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.  Like all Essentials/SBS networks I know
of, DNS is provided by the local network server (only one server on this small LAN).  The laptop is able to use the internet without any problem on the office LAN.  However, when the laptop travels, it can connect to wireless networks, but cannot
access the Internet. I was able to get this function to work by changing the DNS setting for the wireless network adapter to "Obtain DNS server address automatically" (in the IPv4 properties).  I was able to surf to any web site by its name,
which could not be done previously.
However, after the laptop was used again in the office, the DNS value for the wireless adapter was reset to the IP address of the office server (and "Use the following DNS server address" was checked).  That was fine for the office, but when
the laptop was used on an external wireless network, the same problem recurred again (no DNS or Internet service, probably because DNS was trying to locate the office server IP for DNS service, which of course did not work).
Other than making the user manually re-enter the "obtain DNS server address automatically" every time before the laptop travels, is there a less cumbersome solution to this problem?  Wha... Read more

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

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

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

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

I tried a few things including:

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

2.running HostXpert

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

Here is my ipconfig report:

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

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

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As the title says, my wireless internet access has very suddenly stopped working. The last time I used it, sometime last night maybe 10 hours ago it was working fine. This morning I wake up and it simply won't work. The only thing I did was turn my computer off before going to bed and it had been off until this morning when I turned it on and it wouldn't work. The thing that confuses me the most about this is from the moment it was working to the moment it wasn't working, I'm 99% sure it was completely powered down that whole time.

I've restarted and rebooted every piece of hardware multiple times already. From what I can tell, the problem appears to be with my computer only, since no one else or any other computer in my house appears to be affected.

Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 64 bit

Some other facts:

I can connect to the internet perfectly if I plug in with an ethernet cable.
I can connect to my router and access its firmware, and can see my computer as connected to the router.
Other laptops have no problem connecting wirelessly to the internet on the same wireless network.

Wireless adapter: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-card
Wireless adapter driver version:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-34-AA-EA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Wireless Internet access suddenly stops working

Do you have a LAN connection icon in the taskbar notifications? Right click on it and troubleshoot it. Windows 7 might be able to repair the connection. If you don't have an icon in the taskbar, go to the Control Panel.

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Hi all,

Nutshell version: Anybody know of any 3rd party software available that would make it impossible for the legal minors occasionally in my care to tap into my neighbours' unsecured wireless networks, either purposely or accidentally?

Thanks in advance for any and all practical solutions that do NOT involve unsolicited lectures to/at me on my caregiving style, since it is NOT the issue.
(Such answers will be reported to forum moderators as abuse anyway.)

Backstory: I see many discussions here and elsewhere about limited/no connectivity to networks, via wireless and otherwise. My question is a little bit different - in fact is of the opposite nature.

I also see many discussions about parental control software packages (including the one built into Windows 7) that attach time limits to computer access and/or that deny access to various software/settings. Even though as the Administrator I disabled all abilities for ordinary users of my notebook to have any choices/effect on anything offered up (as a choice) to do with "WLAN", I see that ordinary users without admin rights can still log onto others' unprotected wireless networks if mine is down.

I found an extensive discussion on this topic here (http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,13566512) that is now FIVE years old but have not found, despite intensive searching, any 3rd party software that can be applied (as other stealth and/or parental control software would) to make access to unsecured neighbo... Read more

A:Preventing Access TO Unsecured Wireless Networks

Have you tried looking in gpedit.msc? I don't know if this will work, but look in user configuration -> administrative templates -> network -> network connections -> prohibit access to the new connection wizard, and set it to enabled.

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My wireless connection will not connect automatically to my BigPond Netgear modem since last week. It always linked fine previously. I go to the 'Manage wireless networks' window and notice no networks listed.
When I attempt to add my wireless network and fill in all the details required, including the security key, I get an 'access denied" message.
This happens even when logged in to the 'real' administrators account. Does anybody have any suggestions, Bigpond had no ideas !!

A:Manage wireless networks - access denied

What happens if you click on the wireless network icon the the system tray...
...then click on the SSID of interest
...then click connect?

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Yesterday, my internet through wireless stopped working all of a sudden. It was working good till I closed my pc and went out for a few hours. When I returned and tried to access, it simply does not connect. I get an error saying "Windows was unable to connect to abcd (router name)". I tried to plug it into the router through ethernet and it works perfectly.

I have tried to uninstall the wireless adapter and the lan adapter as well. I have tried it in safe mode. I have tried to delete the network also but now that left me with inputting the password everytime I want to connect.

I am living in a student accomodation with 6 more people and all of them's is working good. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition on Dell Studio 1555. The router is a Netgear one for the Virgin Media Superhub.

Thanks a lot

A:Internet Access through ethernet works but wireless stopped working.

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Just did a "nuke and pave" on my son's Toshiba laptop.

(Windows XP)

Says connected to wireless with good signal strength.

BUT can't get any access...

Can't access internet sites.

Can't access router by typing router IP address into EI

Can't Ping router IP address (times out)

What to try?

A:Solved: Got wireless cGot wireless connectivity but can't access internet

Never mind---

The first thing to try is to jiggle the handle.


Now works fine..

Go figure.

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Hi, i'm running windows 7 home premium 64 bit, which came pre installed with my Packard bell ixtreme m5800.
The PC has a wireless card built in, i have been using the pc to connect to my Router via ethernet, it was working fine, one day i required wireless internet on the PC, so i went to the adaptor settings and noticed that my wireless card was disabled, when I tried to enable it, it said enabling... enabling.... enabled, but when the small dialog window disappeared, the card was still disabled, a long journey through many many forum posts and websites told me that I needed to ensure all anti virus software was disabled, it was, and that the wireless card had the latest drivers, which it did, I cannot provide the name of the wireless card, as it does not seem to appear in the device manager, it refers to the wireless card as a '802.11m wireless LAN card'.
Then i came across a post telling me to enter services and enable the service WLAN autoconfig, as well as others, which all enabled, but when i tried to enable WLAN autoconfig, it returned an error 1068, the dependency group or service failed to start,
I ensured, after viewing yet MORE forums that all of it's dependencies were working.
So i went to the shop and purchased a netgear usb wireless adaptor, the driver install software didn't really function properly, but windows installed its own driver for it in the background, the device was now appearing in the Network adaptor list, and it wouldn't let me enable that eit... Read more

A:Windows simply not working with wireless networks at all

Most likely your system is missing important system files that have something to do with the network.

You should try running the sfc/scannow command and see what if it can fix anything or tell me what error message it has.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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The wireless internet aspect of my daughter's laptop failed. It is a system board malfunction.

I purchased a USB wireless adapter to overcome the issue and after installation it immediately connected to the access point which is connected to my wired Linksys router.

Cliff Notes:

1. Went to connect wirelessly in another room. No connection.

2. Unplugged the power to router, modem, and access point for 15 seconds in order to reset. Did not resolve the issue.

3. Access point is recognized by the laptop and shows it connected and signal good.

4. Wireless adater in device manager recognized and fully working. It is "Device funtioning properly."

5. Attempted to do a repair several times but here is the repeated message: "Connot connect with DNS server. Network Diagnostics pinged the remote host but did not receive a response."

So, Access is functiong and recognized by the laptop as connected and signal is good. The wireless adapter is recognized as fully functioning. Yet I can't receive a response.

Advice please. Networking isn't anywhere near a strong area for me.

* One other thing. My old Toshiba laptop connects with its a/b miniwireless card.

A:Access Point Recognized/Wireless Adapter Working: Can't Connect to the Internet

I assume your using some encryption mode? (WPA, WEP, etc.)

1. Make sure by the access point and the wireless adapter are set to use the same mode
2. Have you entered the network password correctly?

If any doubt, see if your router lets u backup its setttings. Then turn off all encryption in both the AP and adapter and see if they connect then (easiest way to prove it's an encryption issue )

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Hi there ،،

well the problem here that suddenly all my internet explolers ( firefox , IE9(x32) , google Chrome ) can't access to the internet . I checked the connection many times, i tried the system restore, scan for viruses and i couldn't find any help with this.

The strange thing that when i tried to access the web using Internet Exploler 9 (x64) it worked perfectly! I don't know what to do know, i'm trying to get
away from the formating idea because my system is working perfectly since 2009
without any problems, the windows is original and i don't have a backup for it

A:Wireless and internet are working but no internet access

Hello Dig, and welcome to Sevenforums!

Here are a couple links to tutorials that may help you solve your problem. They are both detailed and you will need to read the whole thing. Let me know if this fixes it or if you need more help:

Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Issues - created by Capt.Jack Sparrow
Internet Troubleshooting Guide - created by Dinesh

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I was wondering if, in Windows 8, there's a way to configurity the priority/order of wireless networks? In Windows 7, it use to be under "Manage wireless networks", but I can't seem to find it in Win8. I have two wireless networks in my home, and Win8 always seems to pick the one with the weaker signal (farthest away).


A:No "Manage Wireless Networks" (order/prioritize wireless networks?)


Found the answer:

Manage Wireless Networks observation

I added a shortcut on Desktop with:

explorer.exe shell:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}
and I can now bring up "Manage wireless networks" and change the network priority/order from there.


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I'm upgrading from wired to wireless network * My budget is £50-100

I'll use it to network my downstairs and upstairs PC's, and the games consoles (xbox 360 & Playstation 3)

I don't know much about wireless networks so it would be great if you guys could recommend any particular bundles/setups (I want to use ebuyer.co.uk)


NETGEAR DG834GT 108 Mbps Super G Wireless ADSL Router £61.99

Netgear DG834PN ADSL2+ RangeMax MIMO-G Wireless Modem Router £71.02

Belkin 125Mbps Wireless ADSL2+ Router £59.99

Netgear WGT624 Wireless 108mbps Firewall Router 802.11g £49.99

Will I need to buy wireless adapters also? I'm sure I need to get one for the xbox 360, but do you get any with the wireless routers?

* In my current setup I am using multiple network cards in my PC serving all the games consoles and the other PC, so there are ethernet cables all around. The ends seem to snap often too which is a pain. Also, my network cards are 10mbps, while my internet is 20mbps, so I'm losing speed on the other devices which is really unnecessary...

A:Wireless Networks for 20mbps internet?

Hi Schmutz,

I would go with Belkin 125Mbps Wireless ADSL2+ Router £59.99

Only because i am not a fan of the Netgear range of routers.

Infact i installed this Belkin only last weekend and i was very surprised at how easy the interface was to navigate compared to other routers.

It's easily as good as the other candidates and it's the 2nd Cheapest.

As for wireless adapters none of the above state they come with wireless adapters. IF they don't then you will obviously need to purchase one for each machine you would like to connect. And one for the 360.

Possibly look at the below

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136494 - comes with a wireless adapter

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133706 - very cheap and comes with a wireless adapter.

Let me know what you think.

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Dear All,
I need your assistance.
I want to connect two computers B and C together so that computer C can access the internet.

Initially,there is a Computer A that is the Host and is connected directly to the internet.
Computer A and B have a LAN connection between them while Computer B and C have wireless connection between them and they can all see each other and share
Computer B can access the internet but it is a client(i.e it is already sharing internet connection from computer A).

The structure is shown below:
Computer C(Third party, IP=automatic)-------wireless------>Computer B(client, IP=automatic)-------LAN----->computer A(Host, IP=

Computer A had an IP address of and computer B and C have their IP address set to automatic.
If I attempt to use Internet connection sharing wizard on computer B so that computer C can share from it, the IP address of computer B will bet set to and this will conflict with that of computer A.
How then can I make computer C share internet connection from coomputer B?
Please help out.

A:Help with Internet connection on wireless networks

On computer B in Network Connections bridge the ethernet and wireless connections.

I can't post to a thread like this without mentioning the advantage of getting a router.

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Hi All,

Here at work we recently had an access point installed for customer access to the internet. We have had no problems with anyone access the network until today. I am not that knowledgeable with wireless so please forgive me if I fail to give you what you need to help.

D-Link DWL-G700AP Wireless Access point

normally customer just click on connect to networks and their adapter finds the many wireless networks in our area (about 8). They choose our network and type in the network key and they are connected.

We have a customer in this morning (now) that cannot connect.
Here is what I have found:

If you click on the wireless icon, choose connect to any network. You get: "Cannot find any network."

I then setup a connection manually; still does not find networks.

Here is the weird part: If you go into the Control Panel, choose Wireless Config Utility; Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility, Choose site monitor site. It shows a list of the wireless networks and there signal strength. So the wireless adapter is receiving the wireless signals, but will not connect or show them in the list of wireless networks.

I would really appreciate help in figuring out what is keeping this computer from connecting.

A:Wireless adaptor cannot find networks, but shows signal levels in wireless utility

It shows a list of the wireless networks and there signal strength. So the wireless adapter is receiving the wireless signals, but will not connect or show them in the list of wireless networks.Click to expand...

I don't understand "It shows a list of the wireless networks" in the same paragraph with "will not ... show them in the list."

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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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Hey to TSG!!

I need help in this one. My Bluetooth used to capture others (with no password) wireless networks but if I do extensive use on it, it will not work. For one wireless network, it gets connected but nothing appears and for another, it doesnt get connected at all though it used to. They all are in low signal but they used to work fine!

I dont know what to do right now. Is my bluetooth screwed up? I used to download large files (more than 500 mb) before but now it doesnt get connected.

Please tell me what to do firstly!

A:Solved: HELP!! Bluetooth Wireless Doesn't Capture Wireless Networks Anymore!!

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Dear all, happy New Year! I have a major problem: My new IdeaCentre 310S - 08IAP desktop frequently drops wireless connection and  then is unable to find any wireless network at all. A restart will sometimes help out - but activiating and deactivating Wifi does not help. So a restart is required. Sometimes it works well - it is turned off - and then restrarts not finding any network. In those instance where wireless networks are detected there is plenty of them - once it loses WiFI connection - none can be detected. I have already spent two days on this problem - looking up posts - and I have done all of the below mentioned trouble shooters: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/ht502846 While my problem is a combination mentioned scenarios - drop of wifi network - then no detection of any network - then restart - sees many networks at times - or none at all.- is connected and then all of a sudden after 10 or even 20 or 30 minutes loses network connection .. I am very desperate - ready to return this newly bought desktop - after spending 2 full days - can anyone help? Done already:> updates with LAN in a separate room (as PC is placed with wireless access only - no chance to lay a LAN cable anywhere close> installation of Lenovo System updatesDone all that was written in this post about "frequently drop or intermittent wireless connection Window 7, 8 and 10" _ Symptom: This article only applies to devices that can detect a wireless signal and have su... Read more

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

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

A:Solved: Wireless adapter cannot find any wireless networks

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

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

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Has anyone been successful in setting up a wireless range extender (access point) to connect to an open (unsecured) network without owning the wireless network? Or do you know if it is possible? Please share your experiences if you have and tell me what product(s) you recommend. Thanks... Andrew

A:Wireless Range Extender and Open Wireless Networks

Sure its possible. The only thing to remember is if the owner makes changes to his WAP that your linked to it will cut your connection. I have used the Linksys Wireless range etender without incident and its nice because it has a one push button to get it configured for where you are at.

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I own a Gateway C-140 Tablet PC. It originally came with a Integrated Intel® 3945 802.11a/b/g wireless Mini PCI-E card. I did not have great luck dual booting into Linux with it so I purchased a replacement, the Gigabyte GN-WI01GT. The GN-WI01GT has a AR5005 GS Atheros 5th generation chipset.

This new wireless card works great in Linux now however I can not get it to work in Vista Home Premium (i know i know, but its the best OS for a tablet). Seems like I swapped my problems

I have talked with a Gigabyte tech and a Gateway tech.

The gigabyte rep suspected that the device needed to be enabled via a button on the side of the computer. On my tablet the button is using the function key and F2. I tried this and my wireless card was still unable to detect any wireless networks. He checked the driver version ( which was the latest. The device is showing up in the device manager as enabled. Vista says the device is working properly. He also informed me I should not need any separate programs to connect to a wireless network like some manufactures do.

The gateway tech was of no use and basically asked me to check the FN + F2 to enable the device told me it was a 3rd party product and gave me a gateway pay by minute tech line.

Since the new card is functioning in Linux perfectly fine I find it hard to believe that it is something as simple as enabling the wireless using FN + F2 since you would think I would be require to do it in Linux as well before it worked.

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A:New Wireless Card, Unable to view Wireless Networks

I came up with a semi solution and a semi diagnosis for this problem. I put BOTH cards in at once putting an antenna on each. I noticed that when I booted into windows that the wireless light showed it was still disabled and in fact it was disabled. I used the FN+F2 key to enable wireless and *POOF* both cards work in vista now.

So my guess is there was sort of hardware check that was disabling power to my wireless or something.

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Refer to ... http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?postid=1115014#post1115014

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Can somebody add my computer to a wireless network (wpa2-psk secured) without having physical access to my computer?

A:unknown wireless network in manage wireless networks

Hi shayan8891 No, it's not possible for someone to add forcibly add your computer to a wireless network if he doesn't control your computer. What's the name of the network (we'll see if it's specific or generic) and do you recognize the password used for it (you can see it in the Properties of that wireless network)?

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

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

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


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.06.17.07

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

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This is an odd problem that I've sort of made do with for a while because I have 2 laptops. I have a tablet PC that connects to wireless networks just fine, but with some of them, it will not allow any traffic over the network.

For example, it connects on my home wireless network just fine and a wireless network at a car dealership (when I service the car) and I have no problems--all my browsers work and I can ping anything I want. But at Starbucks, at my office and at AT&T hotspots, it will connect to the networks, but not allow browsers (FF or IE) to connect and I can't ping out--even to the gateway ipconfig says I'm connected to.

Once, at a Starbucks next to a Panera, I had this problem on the Starbucks network, but had no problems on the Panera network. I called the customer support for the Sbucks network and tried pinging Google, Yahoo, the gateway, everything, while they watched the site and they reported seeing no activity from their end.

Clearly the problem is with my machine, but I tried disabling all firewalls and I disabled the antivirus software as well (ZoneAlarm), but there was no change. I don't understand how my computer can connect, but not allow traffic--and be selective about which networks it allows. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm baffled.

I forgot to mention it has no problems at all when directly connected--it is only with some wireless networks that I experience this.

A:Solved: laptop connects to wireless networks, but not to internet (sometimes)

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I promised myself I'd find the solution to this.. and I think I did, but my laptop is not cooperating..So b4 I keep going , I thought I'd ask :D...

Although my laptop Dell Vostro running XP would connect with no problem to my belkyn wireless router with no problem. I couldn't find wireless routers in my selection when I would go to a friend's house for example..

I found the solution to that:Start -> run -> typed "services.msc" -> and made sure that wireless zero configuration was "start" / enable...
I close that window and go into run -> "ncpa.cpl" -> ok -> view available connetions then refresh. I go to network settings ( I am in the wireless network window at this point), click "change advanced setting" ->advanced --> windows network --> and I click "use windows to configure my wireless network settings"...

After that, I can connect to the internet, but it keeps disconnecting after just a few seconds...

Reading on a solution, it says download updated drives...but I went to dell an the latest drivers are from 2007 or 2008... So there are no drivers to update.. At one point a few months ago I know I caused this when I went in and deleted all my neighbors's network connections. I did something wrong, b/c not even my own belkyn would show up, even though I connected fine...

Any ideas? Should I just d/l the drivers?

Thank you

A:Internet connection keeps disconnecting / WAS can't view wireless networks..

Won't hurt to reinstall the drivers . . even if they are not real new.

After that, thenext time is does not work, Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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

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Every day both at home and at work my computer is connecting to internet upon booting up, but quickly, the signal symbol at the bottom right (near time and date) turns to a yellow warning sign. Once this happens, a red "x" will show and the message 'No wireless networks found' will come up. All of my mobile devices, and all other computers at work don't seem to be having this problem, which rules out any issues with the routers involved. Even when I lose connection on my laptop, all other devices remain connected. I've searched through the forums for a solution  but I haven't come across one.  

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Hello there. a week ago i bought a msi laptop with windows 7 premuim OS. everything about it is very good except that the adapter card is driving me nuts.
The problem is that i wont detect networks at all. i went around to places where there were wireless and still nothing. so its nothing wrong with my home network. i spent countless hours looking it up and still couldn't get an answer. i tried connecting a linksys wireless-G USB network adapter to it. it always for some reason fail to install device. but when i go to device manager and uninstall the device and plug it back in, it works fine and i can find and connect to networks. problem is, i don't really want to have to carry the adapter around with me all the time when there is a built in inside the laptop. please help me.

the adapter card is a 802.11bgn 1T1R mini card wireless adapter.

A:wireless card won't detect wireless networks

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I have Toshiba laptop and Win 7. It is brand new laptop and original windows. I tried to install AWUS036H and it was successful but unfortunately adapter doesn't detect any networks. It happened with my old laptop with Win 7(Acer) and I had to reinstall windows fresh and it worked. But I wouldn't like to do it again here. As you may see on picture internal adapter has X in corner and it is working but RTL8187 doesn't, it just says Enabled and nothing happens. No networks detecting. In device manager everything is fine, no yellow icons. Also it is not detected by my ipconfig/all command. The same thing happens in safe mode

Adapter is not broken, it is working on linux. This is image from win 8.1 but it happens on my Win 7

A:WiFi adapter finds no wireless networks. ends up with “No networks

What driver is currently installed?

Try this

Download the latest ar956x driver from here:

Release: 2014-07-22 [July '14]
OS: Windows 7 32/64bit
Status: WHQL
File: win7- (2585 KB)

Unzip the package and note the location
Uninstall the driver from the device in Dev mgr, remove software if presented (checkbox or prompt)
then update the driver from within Dev mgr using the unzipped inf file

Some reports on the Qualcom board indicate that you might have success with an earlier version, but I only see then on the site I linked.

Try the newest first , then the 255 (270 was the one the poster on Qualcom complained about)

Maybe the Toshiba site has a version that works. My method is to install the base or original driver from the PC OEM support page and work up if the peripheral board driver doesn't help solve the issue.

Please fill in your SevenForums specs so members can be more help - All I know is that you have a Toshiba laptop with Win7 on it.

Please don't waste your time typing the information in a post - place it in your system specs - then any time you create a thread, people can look at your machine specs in the lower left hand corner of any post.

Specific model information is important, there are usually many Satelltite models.

See the Easy specs link in my signature for a tool that makes it really e... Read more

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Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, and I am connected to the internet, andin the taskbar is shows that I am connected, but when I open the network connections, it says that no wireless networks are in range. How do i fix this? I have been messing around with the startup type (automatic/manual) and it's helped a bit (instead of "searching for ip address" it's actually connected).


A:My Wireless is Connected, but I cannot see available wireless networks

So your saying that your connected to your internet using wireless and it says your connected on the wireless icon on your taskbar, but when you open the wireless connection its saying no wireless devices in range?

Is there any other wireless program installed that controls your wireless instead of windows i.e "dell wireless manager" or something similar, and is this actually afecting you using your computer on the internet?


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I was curious to how vulnerable my home wireless network is to viruses based on the fact that there is constantly people coming and going on different devices such as iPADs, blackberrys, and droids. When they use my wireless connection, is data thats being sent/recieved on their devices prone to intrude my network and eventually end up in my PC?


A:Wireless devices and wireless networks

No, unless you have your pc set to receive files through sharing. Look in your advanced sharing settings, and only if you want, you can turn off file and printer sharing. There is a password setting on it so it makes it harder for people to break in if you have it enabled in the same sharing settings window. Here is a screenshot so you can see what it is:

Default is set to share, but the password is enabled. Even in sharing, most of the time they cannot give you anything (viruses, files, etc) unless you set the folders to be able to be modified. Sharing can be good with password enabled, as you can use printers or connect to friendly computers without having to use storage from somewhere else on the internet.

On the flip side, if you are using a stranger's Wireless network, they are able to give you viruses (however, this requires them to have some kind of sophistication and a deliberate desire to infect your computer). That is why you don't "barrow", or steal rather, someone else's wifi

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I have:
ASUS Netbook with Windows 7 Starter.

As of last night, I cannot connect to any of the wireless networks I use every day (my personal home network or my school's WPA2).

The signal strength is very good, but it says "Limited Access" next to the network name. Apparently "Limited" means "No" because I am not connected.
Here's what happened:

Lavasoft Ad-Aware was blocking a site that I needed to access. I haven't used Ad-Aware in months, and it did not even appear to be running. So uninstalled it with Add/Remove programs in the control panel.
BUT, mid-way through the uninstallation, I got a blue screen and my computer restarted.
When my computer booted back up, I could no longer connect to my home's wireless. I'm at school now and I cannot connect here either.
Ad-aware is gone from the add/remove programs list, but there is still an Ad-Aware folder in Program Files. The folder still has a bunch of stuff in it, including adaware.exe. I dont see an uninstaller (but i havent really investigated that yet).
so now i can't connect to any network.
Here's What I've Tried

Ran troubleshooter. Useless.
Turned off my netbook's wireless. turned it back on.
Device manager says my Network Adapters are working fine. No yellow or red icons next to them.
also tried resetting stuff with the command prompt. something about winsock and netsh. I don't know what I was doing though. just following in... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot connect to wireless networks - "Limited Access"

when I run IPCONFIG /ALL here is what i get:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Dan-Netbook
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

this is all that comes up. i notice most people have a lot more.

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Hi, I've searched for about an hour and a half around the forums to try and find the answer to this but I didn't. I'd rather not bring my laptop to the store for repairs since I don't know when I'll see it back !!

I have a laptop, about 2 years old. Worked almost flawlessly until recently. It's a toshiba satellite celeron 2.8 I believe with 768 megs of RAM.
I have a problem with my wireless connection. Recently, it started "not finding available networks". It's stupid because the wireless card actually works since I'm connected right now, as I am typing this. My card automatically connects to the last network it was in, so I can only connect to a random network that is around my house, but not my actual one. I cannot change my connection to my own router since it says "No wireless networks found in range". It's not cool because now, at school, I can't get on the network since it can't find it...

The Network stumbler finds 8 connections around my house, but the "wireless network connection" window doesn't.

I reinstalled my drivers, I tried playing in the services and msconfig-boot utilities to see if I had disabled something... nothing.

anybody ever saw something like that ?
thanks a lot in advance.

A:Connected to wireless network but says "No wireless networks were found in range" !!!

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I have G speedbooster router and setup MAC address and WPA with password. My laptop can access fine. I have emachines t2882 with xp and USB wireless g speedbooster adapter. I can access internet when plugging in computer lan to lan on router. When using wireless usb, I key in code and says I am connected and green lights show, but when pulling up explorer, it says no connected? Device manager shows device is working properly.

I tried setting up automatically assign IP's on the computer and got same result, and put in specific IP I have assigned from the router to this computer with same results as well.

Again, looks like I am connected, but explorer does not seem to recognize I am connected.

i had problem prior to this point but thought old PCI wireless card I had was bad so I bought new router g+ and usb access card and thought these new devices would enable wireless to work from this computer.


A:Wireless Access Not Working

Don't use MAC address filtering because when you use WPA encryption all it does is make your network harder for you to use.

Disable encrption on the router until you get a successful connection. Then re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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This just started this morning. My wireless icon keeps having the loading circle, which changes to an x when I click it. I am unable to load my network options, also. But internet connects fine and I am able to surf (and come here, begging for help). Also, other devices like my tablet and phone can connect no problem. What could be the issue?

On a possibly related note, my Kaspersky Internet Security is stuck on loading. This edition has Kaspersky Secure Connection. Do you think the fact that it's not loading could be a cause?

Also, I am NOT very smart when it comes to computer things.

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Just a couple of weeks ago the wireless stopped working well. The router is attached to my dad's computer which is down the hall. We were using linksys for about 2 years before this happened. I spoke to a representative from linksys for hours and the problem could not be solved. I got my computer reformated and we bought a new router which is a wireless G Broadband router WF719-CAPR. I've been able to access wireless in other places but at home i can only access it if i disable then enable the connection. When I do this it only works for about 5-10 minutes then stops even though it tells me the signal strength is excellent. This causes my computer to freeze sometimes. I'm lost!

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Hi i am new here
My Original post is here - No access to Internet - Limited access for both wired and wireless - Microsoft Answers

I have seen most of the threads going un-answered so i feel that i can get help from here!

My HP Laptop:
WIndows 7 Professional 64bit
Intel Dual Core 2 Ghz
Ram - 3 GB
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Yesterday i was working on my laptop and in background the AVG antivirus client was downloading the files.
I have Avira installed and had planned to uninstall it after AVG client would be done with toe download.
Suddenly i faced a blue screen and when i restarted Windows, the AVG setup was incomplete...i couldnt uninstall it...so i did system restore but i was given some kind of bad image/sector? error...i dont remember that exactly....
but the programs and features now didnt show any AVG installation.
i have gone through Windows troubleshooting steps and searched a bit on various forums but none helped.
I face this problem on wired network too.
the router seems fine, as now im connected on my desktop from the same router.
And i know how to install the drivers and all connection settings part.
Ok, i just formatted the system drive..
reinstalled Win 7 64 bit again and still i face the same problem!
I can access my router(with wire and wireless) but can't connect to internet
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A:No access to Internet - Limited access for both wired and wireless

Welcome to SF,

Have you tried connecting your laptop to another Wi-Fi network or hotspot or somebody else's router and do a wired connection?

How about a wired connection to your Modem? What's the outcome?

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I Have An HP Dv5t Pavilion With An Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz, My Wireless Internal Network Card Is A "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN".

I Have Been Using This Laptop For 2 Months With No Problems At All. And Just On Thursday My Norton 60 Trial Ran Out, So Of Course I Deleted It From My Control Panel. And After That, Is When I Started Getting This Problem. I Have Looked Around The Web And Tried A Dozen Different Solutions That Do Not Work For Me. And It Has Been Pissing Me Off So Much To the Point Where I'm About To Format The Hard Drive. I Do Not Wish To Take Such Drastic Measures. So Will Any Of You Please Help Me

A:My Wireless And Wired Networks Only Show Up As "Unidentified/Local Only" Networks

First off, the capitalization of every word is a little annoying just fyi.

Second, try reinstalling drivers for your network card, and make sure your computer is updated. What are you using to monitor the WiFi card? The vista program or a third party program?


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I have two networks showing. I use the one called Ghi
The second one I think is a leftover from when I had this computer set to share printing and files with another computer on my home network.
Is it safe to delete the second one if my assumption is true that it is a leftover?

Hasiel in Sunny AB

A:Two networks showing on my "Manage Wireless Networks" in Control Panel

If you're not using it, yes.

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Hi everyone,

We have a Cisco ASA5505 here that provides DHCP and routing to all our devices in our network. We also have a few other switches and wireless access points connected directly to the back of the ASA5505.

For the past year all the wireless network signals has been working fine however starting last month, none of the wireless access points (we have three WRT54G) would allow proper connection (dropping connection, slow internet).
I thought this maybe all THREE wireless access points are toast/bricked. So i went out and bought brand new Netgear WN604 and even with the new WAP i'm having same connectivity issues (really slow internet).

When hardwired directly to the switches we get BLAZING fast internet & connectivity, no issues.

I called CISCO TAC and asked them for help and they automatically said "our ASA5505 is fine, it has to be your wireless access points" not working properly. I explained to them that i also purchased two brand new access points and they are doing the samething now, how can that be?

Can you guys assist?


A:Cisco ASA5505 & Wireless Access Points (all other wifi products) - Wireless issues

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I open my Laptop at a hotel and instantly I was taken to their Webpage bypassing my StartPage....... What are the ports used to do this and what kind of router does it take set it up???

A:Wireless Internet access

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I successfully set-up a Linksys wireless router with my DSl modem and I can connect to the Internet from my desktop and file sharing works with my laptop. But I cannot connect to the internet with my Laptop. I set-up the Explorer connection the same way on my laptop as I did the desktop (Never dial-up - no LAN options checked in Options menu). Any idea on how I can access the internet with my laptop???? -Thanks.

A:Wireless Internet Access

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Posted this on the vista page instead of here (note to self, don't start posting when stressed in the middle of the night!) so moving it over where it belongs.

Limited connectivity I'm running a vista 64 desktop with a direct broadband connection to my LAN port. From there I'm using the desktops wireless card to allow internet access to my two XP laptops.
Or rather I was, because earlier this week it all stopped. The desktop still has internet access just fine, but neither laptop does.
According to the Vista box, the wireless network has limited connectivity, and can't set IP addresses for the laptops.
I've tried resetting the modem, but I'm not surprised nothings happened the vista machine is fine, and I've tried resetting the wireless network, and even creating a new network, but its all the same. I even swapped out the wireless card to see if that helped.

Here my Ipconfig for the vista box - I guess thats where the problem lies

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Simon>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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Hi, I recently got a new computer for my wife, and everything was working fine, until last Friday when the internet stopped working. She says it was working fine during the morning, then she left for a while, and when she came back later it had stopped working.

The computer can detect the wireless networks, but connects to them with limited access, and no internet access. I have checked the passwords multiple times, and everything appears to be fine. We only have the one home network, and all other computers/game systems/devices appear to be working fine.

I have tried every solution I can find on the internet. My wife can't remember doing anything out the ordinary, except perhaps clicking a button in Norton by accident. Her only antivirus is Norton, which I tried uninstalling and using the Norton Removal Tool, but this did nothing. I tried removing Firewall Settings, but that did not fix it either.

This is a brand new HP AMD computer with 10Gb of ram. The only recent change was Norton expiring, but it was renewed a week or two prior to any issues starting. I even tried a System Restore back 3-4 weeks ago to correct settings, but this did not work. See ipconfig for details.

Edit: Running Windows 7 operating system on that computer.

A:No Wireless Internet Access

Welcome to Seven Forums,

What's happens if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking (restart the computer then tap F8 and select this option?

Also have you tried to assign the IP manually?
How to Assign a Static IP Address in XP, Vista, or Windows 7 - How-To Geek

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