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AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

Q: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

A family member wants to run 32-bit Windows 10 on an X270 with an Intel 8265 Wireless card installed (I've installed 32-bit Windows on an M.2 SSD), but there seems to be no 32-bit driver for the card. I've tried installing the 32-bit Windows 7 driver in compatibility mode, but device manager still doesn't recognize it. Is there any way to get this card working with 32-bit Windows 10? Should I (1) just give up or (2) replace the card with something different? I don't know whether specific cards are white-listed in the X270. Thanks for any information.

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Preferred Solution: AC-8265 Wireless in 32-bit Windows 10?

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.)


I would like to upgrade the speed of my wireless network card on my Inspiron 15 7537.  Intel says wireless-ac 8265 has the same M.2 form factor.  Can I upgrade the N 7260 with this card as a simple plug and play replacement?

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I am running Windows 10 Pro on a brand new T470 laptop. Lenovo Update offers an "Intel 8265 Wireless LAN Driver - 10 [64]" update, but it simply will not install after repeated attempts. The update downloads and says that it needs to restart to complete the install, but after restarting and running Lenovo Update again, the same driver update shows up once again as "Critical update." Does anyone know how to actually get this critical update to install?

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Hello! Will Intel Wireless AC 8265 work with my ideapad Y550? I bought new router with 5gHz and for now I need wireless adapter to support it

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Hi, I heard about that Lenovo still having this wierd whitelists in the BIOS.Can anyone tell me if this card is on the whitelist and will work in my Laptop? regardsMoD1977

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Hi, I am new to these forums so a big hello to everyone. I am looking for confirmation on compatibility with T440s (BIOS 2.44) and Intel AC 8265 Wireless card (FRU: 01AX704) Can anyone confirm in BIOS 2.44 (Latest) if the following card above has been added to the BIOS Whitelist? I would rather get some confirmed solid confirmation before I purchase. The Intel AC 7260 is not the greatest of cards and an upgrade would be nice. I don't see it feasible that Lenovo would have individual whitelists for individual ThinkPad series, I would say that it is likely they update all the whitelists as and when new cards come on to the market? Best Wishes Vince

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Hello everyone,i'll try to give the most details i can.I just bought a 2nd hand t470s, and started by reinstalling windows from a usb bootable win10 i had at home.Everything worked fine except for the wifi card : i dosnt show anywhere. i cant see it on the device manager, its not greyed out nor hidden. Everything up to date, from windows update, to single driver update from the device manager, the intel update tool or even all the lenovo support drivers.I finally asked the support for a clean win10 pro update using my serial number. reinstalled everything clean, but still no wifi card detected. I switch with a killer 1535 from my other laptop : the ac 8265 worked on my other laptop, but i couldnt get the killer 1535 to work on my 470s (i could see it in the devicer manager but kept getting greyed out..).I spent the last 4 days on it and i feel like i read all the google pages that couldve helpt me. 

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I have a X1 Carbon 5th Gen with built-in AC 8265. It can not connect to the 5G band. My other devices, like iPhone and Chromecast work just fine in 5G band. X1 can find the SSID for 5G, but can not link to it.I updated the driver to, also confirmed the setting for properties. Still it does not work. Is there any setting I missed? Please help. 802.11n Channel Width for 5.2GHz      Auto (AP determines width)Roaming Aggressiveness                        MediumThroughput Booster                                DisabledTransmit Power                                        HighestWireless Mode                                          802.11a/b/gHT Mode                                                    VHT Mode Thanks

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Hi,Just bought a second one, which appeared to be more stable than the first one (much trouble with wifi, ethernet connections & bunch of other annoyances). The wifi connection could be erratic at times, but bearable.I wonder if the Qualcomm Aetheros could be replaced with Intel AC 8265 Wireless card or something better ? I thought of having seen it somewhere but now I could not find the info on this subject.Could anybody point me to the right direction ?Thanks 

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After update Window10   Driver non work:  Error display : "Windows non ha ancora completato la configurazione della classe per questo dispositivo. (Codice 56)" Data Driver 01/04/2018Versione Driver Windows Pro 10 64bit On Lenovo Vantage system result update, throgh Windows Update non update pending 

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I have quite a few Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops connected to Thunderbolt 3 Docking Stations running Windows 10 Pro Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.285).  When powered on with no Ethernet cable attached to the docking station the WiFi starts perfectly.  When connected to the Lan at startup no WiFi is connected as desired.  Disconnecting and reconnecting the Lan cable causes the WiFi connection to behave properly ? on or off as it should be. However, after a period of time while connected to the Lan, the WiFi connects again so that both Lan and Wan are connected simultaneously. Steps taken so far:Went in to ThinkPad Bios and Enabled Wireless Auto Disconnection and set Thunderbolt Security to No SecuritySet Network Provider Order as:Microsoft Windows NetworkWeb Client NetworkMicrosoft Remote Desktop Session Host Server Network Provider Updated to the latest firmware/drivers:Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation System Firmware 1.37 ? Driver ? Date 2/19/2019Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 - Driver ? Date 6/1/2017ThinkPad TBT 3 Dock Ethernet - Driver 10,30.116.2019 ? Date 1/16/2019 Tried turning off TCP/IP v4 (not using v6) Automatic metric and manually setting to 5 for Lan and 35 for Wi-Fi.Any other ideas?Thanks!!

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Hello, In our organization we have a VPN client that is sensative to driver versions.  We have noticed Lenovo System Update is only updating the Lenovo T470 Wireless-AC 8265 drivers to a certain point and has stopped.  That we could tell there did seem to be a problem as previously there was a rapid succession of updates for our T470's and the wireless NICs to a certain point.T470 - 20HES09L00 Would it be possible to have this driver updated? 2018/09/03 - v20.70.3.3 - Lenovo2019/03/06 - v20.120.1.1 - Intel  Thank you,Tony H. 

A:Lenovo T470 - Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 - Lenovo System Update - Wireless AC Driver Update

I noticed this apparent divergence on my T480, so I manually installed thev20.120.1.1 driver direct from the  Intel site. When it got done installing, Device manager (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) reported that I STILL was using the same version as offered by Lenovo:  v20.70.3.3 - Lenovo

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When my Carbon 5th is connected to 5 GHz Wifi it randomly resets (drops) after several hours (connection is being lost, Windows reports "Cannot connect to the network"). Sometimes it is possible to connect again manually, sometimes only reboot makes it work again. Connection to 2.4 GHz Wifi always works totally fine. I've seen several similar topics on Intel forums with the same issue, looks like it touches several Intel WiFi adapters. No solution have been found except using only old 2.4 GHz protocols or external WiFi adaptors. I tried different drivers and many parameter sets on my router - nothing solves this issue. It is very sad to have only 20mbps with 2.4 GHz while new standards offer more than 100mbps. Did you face this issue? Any ideas to solve it out?  

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When I undock the laptop by pulling the USB-C cable out (either sleeping beforehand or not sleeping first) then I am getting an intermittent issue where the wifi claims to be disabled. The only way to resolve this is a hard reboot.
Toggling airplane mode doesn't help. Disabling and reenabling the wifi network connection doesn't help. Toggling airplane mode from Fn-PrtScr doesn't help.
It is acting as though the hardware radio is turned off (like when laptops used to come with a hardware radio switch), but with no method to turn it on again.
Looking in the system event log I can see entries from source Netwtw04, Event ID 7012 stating "radio OFF"
Drivers and bios are all up to date.

Any ideas?

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I see that Intel has a more recent AC-8265 Wi-Fi card. I was wondering if this would work ok my X220? My BIOS has been fixed to get rid of whitelists and I see that this card is wave 2 802.11ac so its 2T2R making it markedly better than the Centrino N1000 I have installed at present. The AC-8265 seems to be the right size, but its pins are keyed in a different way than the AC-7260 etc   

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I have upgraded the wifi card to the Intel-8265 recently for better 2x2 performance and bandwidth over the old 3165 which was just slow !  the instllation went fine and drivers were updated as far as i can tell by windows to latest drivers up to 2019 and i can see double the previous 3165 bandwidth which was only 433 Mbps, now i can see 866 Mbps, except throughput is actually the same or even worse ! i get maximum 20 MB/sec while having a really flacuating transfer speeds despite being close range to the router, i have another ASUS USB Adapter which shows is capable of up to 866 Mbps and it can easily do 30-40 MB/sec. I read some other threads having the same issue and they recommended upgrading the BIOS so i did but that didnt help either, anyone help with that will be really appreciated for anyone who have attempted the same and actually got better throughput !...

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Hi, recently purchased a lenovo T580, with 8265 wifi cardi received the laptop, and updated the preinstalled windows to 10 to build 1803, i already noticed that  i had slow copy speeds on my wifi network at home or at work, tried several routers/locations on 2.4 i am connected at around 144Mbs , so i should have stable internal copy speeds at about 10MB/sec, while i only get 2-5 MB from laptop to synologyon 5ghz, connected at aroud 600Mbs , i get around 1 MB/sec only from laptop to synology but this is only on the upload site, when i copy a file from the synology to my laptop, on 2.4 i get 10MB/sec, on 5ghz, i get 30MB/sec tested on my girlfiends laptop, its a HP elite book, also with 8265 card, i get the speed that i want, like 40-50 MB/sec on 5 GHZ and 11 MB/sec on 2.4 on both directions, the laptop is just next to me i have googled tried a lots of stuffclean installed windows 10 today directly to 1803 build, when it was clean installed, with drivers from windows itself, same issuethen tried downloading latest proset intel driver , same  issue, uninstalled and installed the intel driver from lenovo site, same thingin advanced settings, i have configured roaming aggresivenes to lowest, same issuetried 20-40 band, other channels, i always have the same issue on my lenovo, while the HP is in every way working as expected any help please? i am out of ideas   

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Time of purchase the lenovo product page ofthis M910q tiny desktop the customizing screens were so ambiguous and when I received the product in hand then realized there is no wifi and bluetooth whatsoever.   However I was able to make it out from external discussion groups about its optional, then went back to product page learnt there is a cost of $35 for Intel Wireless-AC 8265...  so in the hopes of doing it myself I've purchased Intel Wifi Wireless-AC 8265 8265.NGWMG separately and tried to install it but when I opened the box apparently there is no slot at all.  Please advise how can I make this installed?  The online customer support just allows to open the ticket, smart backoffice support folks cancels the tickets without any resolutions and if I tried to reach via phone lines goes in circles... Atlanta Georgia hardware repair center's phone rings, rings and then abruptly hangs up, 

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I upgraded my XPS 15 9560 Killer WiFi with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265.
WiFi works flawlessly.
Bluetooth devices installed correctly ("This device is working properly") and visible: Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R), Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator and Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator.
But Bluetooth can't find any devices.
I have tried Intel driver from Dell downloads and official Intel driver 20.0.0_64.
In Windows 10 x64 Bluetooth settings it just gets stuck saying "Your PC is searching for and can be discovered by Bluetooth devices" and never actually finds anything.
Any ideas?

A:Dell XPS 15 9560 + Intel AC 8265 WiFi

You must actually connect (pair) bluetooth devices like bt headphones or other peripherals to get it to work. What BT devices do you have? The enumerators are not devices. See --

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Hi,  Maybe this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find the answer... Lenovo X1 Yoga 2nd Gen's Intel AC 8265 should be able to work at 450 Mbps, but it only works at 300 Mbps.  Does it have only two antennas on the OLED model so it can't reach full speed, so to speak? Or is it related to something else?  Thanks!

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I have upgraded the wifi card to the Intel-8265 recently for better 2x2 performance and bandwidth over the old 3165 which was just slow !
the instllation went fine and drivers were updated as far as i can tell by windows to latest drivers up to 2019 and i can see double the previous 3165 bandwidth which was only 433 Mbps, now i can see 866 Mbps, except throughput is actually the same or even worse ! i get maximum 20 MB/sec while having a really flacuating transfer speeds despite being close range to the router, i have another ASUS USB Adapter which shows is capable of up to 866 Mbps and it can easily do 30-40 MB/sec.
I read some other threads having the same issue and they recommended upgrading the BIOS so i did but that didnt help either, anyone help with that will be really appreciated for anyone who have attempted the same and actually got better throughput !...
MOD: Yoga model added to title

A:slow upgraded 8265 performance on yoga 520 14ikb

Which model of Yoga do you have?

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Hi,I know that there are many articles about this problem, but could I have a specific answer? I have a T540p, variant 20BE005YGE with a built-in Intel 7260 AC WLAN card.Its FRU is 04X6007 and is working fine. I wanted to upgrade to a newer Intel 8265 ACand I bought one naively at amazon.de at Amazon.Its FRU is 01AX702, P/N G86C0007J510 and I am quite sure that I bought an original product. Now I have the well known 1802 error that tell me this is a "Unauthorized network card".I do not want to break my BIOS with some of the known solutions. Is there any way to upgrade(!) to a whitelisted 8265 card in my T540p?In the whitelist pdf "t540_fru_bom_20140108.pdf" I do find only 7260 cards.That means I do not need a replacement, I wish to upgrade... I must say that I am very surprised with this problem, because my opinion was that  Thinkpads  are the most serviceable devices.And than such a serious restriction, also in the time after warranty period...? Best regards,Klaus 

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I have just bought a Yoga 730-13IKB Laptop - Type 81CTIt comes with the Intel(r) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 wifi adapter. I do not manage to get it keeping connected to wifi. It disconnects constantly. I have my old notebook connected to the same access point without any problemI have updated Windows 10 to the newest version, and also the driver (from Intel, version, date: 11/3/2019) from Lenovo support center.Please help me solve the problem!  

A:YOGA 730 with intel 8265 wifi adapter constatly disconnects!

Now be careful but you may want to try opening it up to see if the thing sits right in there. I looked into the 730 quite extensively online before my purchase and saw it mentioned somewhere that a lot of wifi problems may be due to shoddy installation. Mine has an Intel 9260 160MHz adapter and no drops so far.EDIT: BEFORE you do that check your battery settings. Right click on battery> power options>change plan settings>change advanced power settings>wireless adapter settings>power saving mode and fiddle with these settings. Could be Windows' power saving is disabling your wifi though I kind of doubt it. Mine is on maximum power saving and no drops yet.Could you tell if it shows the wifi signal dropping in the bottom right corner or can you tell it's dropping when you're downloading sth or gaming?

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We have just purchased the XPS 13 over the past weekend.  The laptop was working great, until the creators update occured.e 

once the update occured the WLAN auto-config service appears to crash during the association phase when the laptop is attempting to connect to an SSID.  It starts to connect, then the autoconfig config crashes and the laptop stops probing for beacons.  I am able to get Wi-FI to work with one of my USB Wi-FI cards.
I have had to roll back to windows 10 in-order to get the wifi card to work.  I have tried the latest drivers from intel and the Dell site and I have been unable to get the wifi-card to function.

A:XPS 13 2-in 1 (9365) intel 8265 no longer working after creator update

The Creator's Build did not bother my system.  Other than always having to set my system to a Private network after such an upgrade/update, it works normally.
Can we assume all of your Drivers/Bios updates are done?  If you want to give some info regarding your configuration, we can compare systems.
Windows 10 seems to have a built in driver for that Wi-Fi adapter.  The Dell driver should work better, so you might try to reinstall it, just in case or vice versa..

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I have a LENOVO G50-45 and i want upgrade it with an Intel 8265 wifi card!But if a card is not in "whitelist" bios will not boot my laptop!i want a modded bios without these limitations and more optons enabled as cpu-multiplier!

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Hi All, I use a P50 (20HHCTO1WW, BIOS 1.17 dated 12/13/2017, FHD, i7-7700HQ, RAM 64GB, Boot disk: Samsung 850 EVO M.2 SATA 500GB, Work disk: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe 1TB, Data disk: Seagate Firecuda SMR HDD ST2000LX001 2TB. I use this laptop for development of systems on top of virtual machines, stored on the NVMe SSD. These virtual machines are set to access network and internet through a virtual switch setup on top of the P50 WLAN interface. I would like to share regarding crashes I got after performing system update on Lenovo Vantage yesterday. After performing two updates (Intel Online Connect and Intel 8265 WLAN driver) on 1/16 6:09AM early morning, a BSoD occurred on 9:03AM. Upon checking the memory dump using windebugger, the issue was invalid memory read access initiated by vmswitch (Hyper-V Virtual adapter). Installed vmswitch.sys on my P50 is version 10.0.16299.192, time stamp 1/8/2018 5:32AM. Quite new. Upon checking for possible causes, I read on other forum regarding suggestion to disable VM queue on each network interface on all VMs. I changed these right away.  However, on 5:06PM same day, a second BSoD occured. This time the memory dump writing somehow failed, hence I lost the latest dump and also the previous dump (as it is overwritten by the last BSoD process). The bugcheck details from both crash occurences as registered on Event Log are similar thou. As disabling VMQ didn't solve the BSoD problem, I removed the Intel 8265... Read more

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Yesterday I received my 720s i7-8550u MX150 laptop and on first impressions I am impressed with the laptop (Although I have only used for a couple hours). However the wifi performance of the QCA9377 wifi card is very poor and I would like to swap out for an Intel 8265. I have however read about whitelisting - The fact that Lenovo lock down the bios so the machine only boots with certain hardware installed.  Coming from using Dell laptops this seems madness to me! I can get a 'Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 2230, 2x2 AC + BT, Vpro' wifi card from Amazon UK for £17.95 delivered but I wanted to check: 1) That I will be ok to swap the cards over and have the warranty maintained.  I'll keep the old card so I can replace if I need to send back for warranty reasons.2) That if I swap the wifi card over it will work ok with my laptop My part number is 81BD0044UK and I have looked at the manual at https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad720s-14ikb_hmm_201705.pdf which lists the following card in the parts list: Wirelesslan_WIFI, Intel 8265 2x2AC+BT PCIE M.2 WLAN NV, WIFI 2X2 AC+BT4.1 SW10K97453 Can anyone please help confirm that I am ok to swap the card over please? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Matt

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Hello!I would like to ask if is there any solution to stream audio from my android phone (LG G4c) to my t470s via bluetooth?I can pair the devices but there are no options for audio connecting, only sending files. Serial Number: PC0NZPD7Machine Type Model: 20HGS09M00 Is there a solution to stream audio from my phone to my ThinkPad, and maybe recieve calls aswell? (My old notebook was able to do theese things in Windows 7, now I use Windows 10 Enterprise) Thank you!Ben

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

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Hello Every once in a while, my Microsoft bluetooth mouse stops working. Then I check the bluetooth device in the Windows device manager and it is no longer there, as if my laptop didn't have bluetooth at all. The only work-arround is to reboot. Then it works for a while, can be days or sometimes maybe even weeks before it stops working again. I found this article https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/ht506394 which seems to describe my problem. Unfortunately, the proposed solution doesn't work as my driver is already up to date ( Any idea?

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Hi Guys,

I guess this is a pretty straight forward question. I'm trying to connect and charge at the same time a XBOX 360 wireless controller with Windows 7 without buying a Wireless Gaming Receiver. Please only post if you have a resolution for this problem with step by step instructions on how this is done if it even is possible.

Thank You


A:Connect / charge wireless XBOX 360 controller Windows 7 w/o Wireless Gaming Receiver?

Well to connect wirelessly you will need to buy a receiver..

But for wired, download this:


Then insert your Controller into the PC using a Play&Charge USB cable.

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Nowadays, wireless router is a basic device at home because wireless access point (AP) is required. Sometime, a wireless repeater is also needed in a big house especially that with a big yard. Actually, without wireless router, only a Windows 7 laptop can be turned into a WiFi hotpot or a wireless repeater. Many discussions can be found online regarding how to turn Windows 7 laptop into a WiFi AP or virtual WIFI hotpot, however, the internet surfing is based on a local area connection. If wanna extend a WIFI signal to an enhanced new wireless AP, generally two wireless adapters are considered.

Here, differently, with only one wireless adapter but without 3rd-party software, we can setup a wireless repeater in a Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium laptop with only one wireless adapter. This can boost the wireless signal to smartphones, tablet computers, or other wireless devices. Also, the mobility and flexibility allow extending the signal to a yard or a garage conveniently as you want.

It is known that a virtual wireless adapter can be created with a third party software or only Windows 7 built-in commands. But in Windows 7 Home Basic or Home Premium, usually the virtual wireless adapter cannot be created or a hosted network cannot be started. I found a specific approach to clear the issues.

We can follow the steps (successful setup in my two Windows 7 Home laptops),

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and th... Read more

A:Turn Windows 7 Laptop into Wireless Repeater with One Wireless Adapter

This method is available for starting soft AP of Windows 7 Home Premium laptop when set up repeater, some third party softwares or methods can create soft AP for Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate only.

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I put in netgear wireless llb pcmcia card in my compaq running xp

The driver seems to be OK and the computer recognizes the card

It says wireless network not connectec

when I try to connect or try to view wireless connections
I get message windows can't configure the wireless network

When I tried to follow the instructions on the microsoft site,
and tried to run the program it said to run to let windows zero configure the network It couldn't find the program

What if anything can I do

Unfortunately I can't connect the computer to the internet without the wireless as I'm out of town, typing this in now at a library computer, which right now is my only occasional access to the internet until I get this straightened out.

A:can't get wireless to work on notebook --message windows can't configure wireless

Chances are that when you installed the Netgear driver and utility you told the utility that you wanted it to manage the wireless. Its icon should be in the Notification Area--double click on it, go to the Network (I'm going from memory here) tab, find the network you want and connect to it.

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My old wireless was working fine, I simply updated my internet to faster speed and so I updated my router and modem hardware. I've consulted online manuals but cannot find the locations I'm told to go to enter new WPA-PSk codes for the new router. The wired internet is working fine and the XBOX & my phone shows a listing for my new router however I get an error message when entering the passcode from the router - my guess is that my desktop still has the old router info - I just can't find where to enter the new.

A:Solved: Updated Wireless Hardware on Windows XP Desktop - Can't get new wireless to w

Delete the wireless profile and scan for your network. When you try to connect you will be prompted for the WPA passphrase.

If that doesn't work disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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prior to downloading the Windows 7 service pack 2 I had windows 7 basic that connected to the internet with out any issues. After istallation I no longer had the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point
or ad hoc. It will only let me have dial up/lan/vpn there is no wlan anywhere? I can't access the internet on that computer so I have no idea how to fix it. How can I manually add a wireless network if I dont have the option?

A:Don't have the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point or ad hoc after installing Windows 7 service pack 1

Reinstall your wireless network card driver to the latest one.
And refer to this:
Setting up a wireless network
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TechNet Community Support

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I have recently put together a computer with a wireless adapter and Windows 7. This was in addition to my computer running Windows Vista that has been plugged into my router. In the past, if a friend came round with a laptop, they could detect my wireless network and connect to it using the WPA key.

However, with my new PC, this is not the case. The computer picks up the connection, but stubbornly believes it is a WEP connection. when I try to connect to it using my WPA security key, I get an error. Entering 'admin' seems to do the job. This is no the case however. After some time the computer only gains limited connectivity with the network and tries telling me to turn my router on and off again, which I have done.

I tried manually changing the connections settings. I told the computer it was a WPA - Personal (Which it is) and input the correct security key. After doing that however, I was told that 'The settings of the network do not match the settings of the network' and couldn't connect to the network at all.

To get round this, I simply removed the connection from my list of wireless connections, but now I'm left back at square one. Why on earth is this happening? Why is it that other devices, including laptops with Vista and 7 and even my Xbox 360 can connect to my network, but my computer can't?

A:Windows 7 - My wireless connection is WPA, but my wireless computer detects it as WEP

Do you have the latest correct wireless adapter driver?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).

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I've recently upgraded my internet provider to BT and received a BT Home Hub 3 as the new wireless router. Previous to this I was using a wireless Belkin G + MIMO ADSL router (model number F5D9630-4).

There are places in the house where the wireless signal is very poor. Connecting to the internet using either of these routers is difficult in these spots. However, since the Belkin is now spare, I've been thinking about trying to use it as a low cost repeater (i.e. free) to extend the wireless range in the house.

There are several good articles that I've found on this site which address the connection of two routers together (e.g. John Will's article on connecting two SOHO routers is a good example), but they rely on an ethernet connection between the two routers. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to establish a wireless link between the two routers to extend the range of the current wireless network.

Cheers everyone, and thanks in advance.

A:Extend a wireless network using a wireless link between two wireless routers

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I have a windows XP home edition desktop computer which has a BT Voyager 2091-15 wireless router connected to it. I also have a windows vista home premium laptop which is wireless and I want to create a wireless connection with it.

The workgroup names on both computers are the same and on the network map on the windows vista machine I can see the name of the desktop computer. (I take it this means that the are connected in some way???).

I would like to be able to file share and share the printer which is pluged into the desktop pc.

Please can you help??


A:Can't create a wireless network between a Windows Vista Laptop and Windows XP Desktop

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I have a Windows 7 Desktop mainly used as a server to store files and I have a Windows 7 Laptop used to mainly access and store files to the desktop. I do not use homegroups because I find that workgroups work better for what I am doing. I have researched hours and hours on forums and googling troubleshooting tips but I can not find one thing that will fix my problem. So here it is....
My laptop can see, view and access my desktop no problem. It shows up on the network and also sees the media devices on it. I can ping and view and alsp remote to desktop. So this is working as expected.
My desktop however cannot see my laptop on the network. I can ping and view laptop by ip address though. I can also see the laptop as a media device. I just cannot see the laptop as a computer on the network.
I have renamed workgroup, reconfigured windows firewall, disabled windows firewall, and pretty much done everything basic and also some minor registry changed but converted back becuase problem did not fix.
I appreciate any help thanks.

A:Windows 7 Professional Desktop (wired) can not view Windows 7 Laptop (wireless) on Wo

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I am running an HP TouchSmart 600 1050 all-in-one over a Linksys WRTU-54TM wireless router connected to a ComCast modem. When I try to connect to my wife's Toshiba notebook running Windows XP, it will not let me connect saying I am not the administrator. However, I am the administrator on both computers. I can connect from the laptop to my HP and read files. It is only going the other way where I have a problem. Has anyone had the same issue? If so, how did you solve it?

A:Unable to view files on Windows XP over wireless network from my PC with Windows 7

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I have just installed a wireless Lexmark X4530 printer with my Compaq Presario SR1630WM computer which uses Windows XP Home Edition. I am using a Belkin Wireless G Router model F5D7320-4 installed on this computer for internet, etc.

I have a second computer which is a new Dell Inspiron 531S with Windows Vista Home Premium and would like to share the wireless Lexmark X4530 printer with it. I have a Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter connected to this computer.

What steps do I need to accomplish this??

Any help is most appreciated.

A:Networking wireless printer from Windows XP to share with Windows Vista

Same steps you used with the XP except that you use the Vista driver (if the printer has a driver for Vista) I would assume. What do the instructions say for installing the printer on Vista?

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So, I've been using Ethernet for a while now to access the internet on my PC. I never really use it because I'm always using wireless, but few months back my wireless just suddenly stopped working so I've been using an Ethernet cable ever since.

Anyway, I wanna get back to using wireless but the problem is: I don't know how. I have no wireless adapters and no wireless option to set up a new wireless connection.

I go into: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center > Set up a New Connection or Network > Connect to the Internet > But, the only option I get are Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-Up. Shouldn't a wireless option be here?

I then look to: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections but there's only one icon there: Local Area Connection and that's my Ethernet cable which I'm using right now. Shouldn't there be a lot more here?

I've gone into Device Manager and checked my Network adapters but there's only one: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. My other PC (literally, the exact same PC to this one) in the room next door works fine and has got a bunch of other adapters, I have no idea what's happened to this.

Yeah, I'm a newbie to this. Basically, I want to start using a wireless connection but I have no idea how.

A:How do I change to wireless? No wireless option, no wireless adapter

What is the make and model of the PC? Is it a laptop? Is there by any chance a switch that turns the wifi on/off?

If the wifi worked in the past and suddenly stopped working, I would suspect that the adapter failed but it could also be switched off or the driver got corrupted or otherwise disabled somehow.

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hello, recently i booted my computer only discover that windows wireless service wasnt running, immediately i turned on my laptop to search around on google for a few hours,
so i went to my services, tried to start wlan autoconfig and it simply wont start and i get error 1747.
i have checked that the dependencies are running but am not so sure about nativewifi filter or the ndis usermode i\o protocol.
ive also check the value of h_key_local_machine\system\currentcontrollset\services\ndisuio\start and it is 3
if someone could help me to resolve this problem i'd really appreciate it.

thanks for you time,

A:Windows Wireless Service cant start (windows 7)

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista, both the 64-bit versions, and I have suddenly started having trouble with my wireless connection. I have a motherboard with a built in adapter, a Realtek RTL8187, and I periodically lose internet connectivity, and am unable to find any new networks. This also always coincides with my system monitor reading 80-90% CPU usage while idle, up from a usual 2-5%, and stays that way until I restart. What temporarily fixes the problem is to run the network troubleshooter once after the problem occurs, which decides to reset the adapter, but stalls out if I go any further in the process, and then once again after I restart, which enables the adapter again, and works for a while until the same thing happens again, anywhere from a few minutes to a day or so later. The windows upgrade assistant program warned me to download an updated driver before upgrading, and install it after, which I did. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm pretty stumped.

A:Windows 7 Wireless

Hi -

Have you updated your RTL8187 driver for Windows 7? Not sure which RTL8187 you have -

RTL8187L --> http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...=true#RTL8187L

RTL8187B --> http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...=true#RTL8187B

RTL8187SE --> http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...true#RTL8187SE

Regards . . .



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Hello all,

I'd appreciate any advice that could help me solve this problem.

I recently got a Turion x64 dual 1.6ghz from HP. Ofcourse, HP installed Vista onto the machine and I did not really like the feel of vista (compared to win xp). So I formatted and a friend gave me his copy of win xp pro 64 (I have the 32 bit pro version, but wanted to atleast use the 64-bit processing power).

Everything formatted/installed fine and I started playing around in win xp pro 64, setting up new accounts, reinstalling programs, etc.

Well, here is where the problems seem to start. My friend told me that some apps might not run on the 64 version and that I should also be aware that my wireless card might not work in 64. But he advised that apparently Intel released drivers that allow intel wireless cards to work on 64. (I'm not sure if my wireless is intel or not)

So with this in mind, I was trying to setup a wireless connection to my existing network (the network is not the problem as all my other computers/laptops work via wireless). I used xp's wireless wizard, which basically setup my network and asked me to restart my computer. I checked to see if there was any wireless icons in my networks folder and I only see the adapter for the firewire and nothing else. No lan adapter, no wireless adapter, etc.

Things were looking a little suspicious so I checked the computer specs (receipt) to make sure a lan and wireless were in this new laptop. It says they are included. So I ... Read more

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