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Q: Solved: Cannot connect to my network printer;Device Manager not working.

I would appreciate any help re-connecting to my network printer(HP L7650). The other 2 pc's on my Windows peer-peer network are able to connect to this printer.
HP tech support tried to fix this, but said my pc's Device Manager has disappeared. From "My Computer" the "My Network" does not display the other 2 pc's or the printer, but my desktop shortcut does allow me to connect to the other 2 pc's.
Any ideas?? Thank you for your suggestions. nldmartin

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A: Solved: Cannot connect to my network printer;Device Manager not working.

The poster communicated this message regarding this thread:

21 Jan'09: I contacted Microsoft to get paid/professional help. They solved the printer access problem.They need me to get a Win XP install disc w/Service Pack 2 to solve the absent "Device Manager" problem (my WinXP install disc has Service Pak 1).

So, I'll go ahead and mark it solved.

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I have a friend's laptop (Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4040) that she recently got and I can't get the wifi on this thing to work. The built-in wifi card shows fine in Device Manager, but, if I attempt to use it in a network, I get a vague error about driver issues. She got a USB wifi adapter, as well, and the same thing is happening with it. I've installed the drivers from the Toshiba website and made sure they were up to date with Windows for the built-in card and used the CD that came with the on networks wifi adapter to install that driver. Neither adapter shows up in ipconfig /all, either.

Might anyone know where to go next? I could reinstall Windows, but I fear there's something simpler I'm missing.

A:Wireless card(s) show in Device Manager but cannot connect to network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd recommend for you to boot in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting the laptop, continue tapping F8 then select this option. Disable any AV or Security programs, go to Device Manager uninstall the Wi-Fi adapter(s), then reinstall the drivers again.

An update will be nice.

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running on Windows Vista SP2. A few days ago, I suddenly could not access the internet from that laptop. I checked the network connections and found that it could not detect the network, although I could still use my other laptop to access the internet. Thinking that it's a problem with the network card, I decided to check the Device Manager, only to find that it was not working.

I can access the device manager's main page, seeing the list of all devices. but I cannot do anything there. Whenever I select a device and attempt to view its properties, the device manager becomes unresponsive. It doesn't hang but just refuses to show me any useful information. Neither can I perform any action on the devices as well (disable etc.)

I have not encountered anything like this before and trawling the net doesnt seem to bring up any examples of people meeting this problem. Can anyone here help please?

Oh, by the way, I just want to add that I don't reckon it's a malware issue coz all other signs of the laptop are fine, like booting up, running and CPU activity on task manager.

Any help much appreciated!

A:Device Manager & Network Card not working

Did you try system restore?

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Since upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 2, my network adapter (a 3Com 3C905-TX-M) does not appear in Device Manager and I therefore can't get this computer to appear on my home network. The network adapter is still working because that's how I connect to the Internet, via LAN to a router then cable broadband, and IPCONFIG gives valid results including the correct IP address from the router via DHCP.

Hoping that this might be a glitch, I installed a clean copy of XP Home on a spare hard disk. The network adapter appeared in Device Manager and the computer appeared on the network. I then upgraded to SP2 and the network adapter disappeared from Device Manager and the computer no longer appears on the network.

I have also tried installing a different network adapter - a completely different make and model - with no difference, and forcing XP to install the 3Com drivers using Add New Hardware, getting Error 10, device cannot be started.

Attempting to set up a new network connection gets the result "Cannot complete the Network Setup Wizard - the wizard cannot find your network hardware". Yet it's there and working, otherwise I wouldn't be able to post this request for help.

If anyone knows what's happening and how to fix this problem I would be extremely grateful for your assistance. Thank you in anticipation.
 

A:Network Adapter Working But Does Not Appear in Device Manager

http://help.lockergnome.com/index.php?showtopic=31479

This guy had the same problem. I'm not sure exactly what they did to fix the problem, but if you read through it and follow along, you should get your problem resolved by the 4th page.
 

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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

The router is using WPA-PSK encryption. Wireless MAC address connectivity is enabled.

I bought an HP 1022NW Laserjet printer and tried connecting it to the wireless network using the enclosed getting started guide. I initially tried connecting it in ad hoc mode because I believe this is what I should use in my home office. No dice. Nothing was recognized. The only printing success I got was when I hooked an Ethernet cable directly to the router. After unplugging the cable, I had no luck printing wirelessly, even though I tried also configuring the installation for infrastructure mode, where the printer was recognized but still would not print once the cable was removed.

I have taken the printer's MAC address and added it as a trusted endpoint in both my router's configuration table and in my firewall (Norton Internet Security). However, that has also not helped.

Some advice I have read is making sure QoS is disabled on the router and also making sure that the SSID and pass key for the printer match that of the router. It should be easy to make these changes to the printer, but I cannot access the embedded web server in this printer to make these changes. Also, one source said to make sure the printer is on the sam... Read more

A:Solved: Network ready printer will not connect to home office network

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Terrible way to start the weekend with a mobo failure. Long story short, desktop 1 failed. Suspecting a motherboard failure, i swapped out the hard drives to desktop 2. The 2nd box has it's own cpu/mobo. I reformatted my OS partition on the HD and reinstalled xp pro. OS installed and my docs on the drive are still viable (my main concern).

Prior to doing any swap, my 2nd box was able to connect to my 2wire gateway and get online and share files within my home network. Now with the HD from desktop 1 with a fresh xp pro install, I get no network adapters in the device manager. I do get a yellow ? next to "other pci bridge device," "pci memory controller," "sm bus controller," and a multimedia audio controller.

after some browsing on these forums, I tried the following:

1. i tried deleting the entries from the device manager and rebooting. No luck, they still show up.
2. I also tried some command prompt commands with netsock to reset the tcp/ip(?), no luck.
3. I tried changing the PnP settings to automatic using services.msc, no luck.
4. I tried enabling the PnP option in the BIOS, no luck.

any ideas?
 

A:Solved: No network adapter in device manager

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i just had to reinstall windows XP home edition on my computer after buying a new hard drive..long story short, i had installed XP Pro just yesterday cuz thats the CD my sister's boyfriend sent up with my hard drive after ordering it, but it was a copy and not a valid disk of windows so nothing would verify. now i'm back where i started with no internet connection and i dont want to do what i had to do yesterday cuz i think thats what messed everything up..under device manager, it's all ?'s and !'s in the one section where i know it's supposed to mean my whole internet connection. any help is appreciated! if you need and more info i will try to elaborate but this story is so oversaid for me that i'm getting tired of retyping it!
 

A:Solved: no network adapters under device manager...?

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Hey, guys. This is my first time posting on this website. I really need help. I have a Dell XPS m1210. My friend just reinstalled my Laptop because a virus messed it up and now I cant go online. I tried installing all the drivers from the Dell's website but I still cant view the network adapter under device manager. I saw many posts about this problem on this website but I still can't fix the problem. When i clicked on the device manager, there is no network adapter section. It seems to disappear. I don't know what to do especially since I'm a computer illiterate. Please help you guys and thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: No Network Adapter under Device Manager

This sounds unlikely but I can only suggest that the adapter must be missing in BIOS. Restart and tap Delete or Function 2 key to go into BIOS or Setup menus, seek out the network adapter and enable it. Save the changes and you should see the adapter in Device Manager and the driver at Dell's site. If you key in the Service Tag reference, you'll get the drivers for the precise equipment they installed.

 

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I an trying to reinstall my internet connection. I install drivers from the install cd, but they do not show up in device manager. They do show in separate folders via windows explorer. I have windows xp.

Tom
 

A:Solved: Network Adapter Now Showing in Device Manager

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After removal of Norton 360, Device Manager and Network Settings are blank. I Installed Hotfix KB953979-x86-ENU in safe mode as per MS instructions but it failed to work. What now?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 142825 MB; D: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 161623 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG965RY
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

A:Solved: Device Manager and Network Settimgs blank

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Hi,
I have a PS/2 mouse plugged in my PC. In windows XP SP2 and SP3 the mouse was not working even not showing in the device manager. I tried swapping the keyboard port with mouse port still mouse not working but the keyboard works perfectly in either of the ports.
When i checked mouse details in control panel -> Mouse -> Hardware tab, no details are there. No effect when cliked (using keyboard) Troubleshoot or Properties button.
When i tried the same mouse in the same PC with Ubuntu live CD it works perfectly.
Even tried with a new mouse the same problem in XP SP2 and SP3 but works in ubuntu.

PC Details :
P3 1.8 GHZ
768 MB Ram
Intel 845PESV motherboard
OS XP SP2 and SP3 (Dual Boot)

Please help me to solve the issue.

Thanks in advance..!
Sankaranand D
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A:[SOLVED] PS/2 Mouse not working and not showing in Device manager

Seems to be a simple IRQ conflict problem. Restore the default setting in BIOS. Now mouse working fine.

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I have just re-installed Vista on my Laptop, but now it is not seeing the DVD/CD drive. Well, its not in Device Manager.

I can eject the drive so its not a power issue and i can put a DVD/CD in and the light will show for a few seconds then die.

It is showing in the BIOS (i just installed a new system from it) plus i have just put the Vista disk in and booted again, and it picked it up ready to install a new system again.

I had this last year, but solved it in the registry by removing the Upper & Loower filters, but there are none showing.

I have looked in a few Forums and tried a few things now, but no good.

Can anyone please help, its driving me crazy
 

A:Solved: DVD / CD drive not showing in Device Manager or working

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click to look for internet connection and there is a X and I click troubleshoot and this comes up: windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter driver. It is a Toshiba Satelite C655D-S5130. have searched for the driver and cant find it on the toshiba support website

A:[SOLVED] Clean install, No network adapter in device manager

If you open the Device Manager (which can be found by right clicking on My Computer and clicking Manage then selecting Devices) Does the Network card appear in there?

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I run win xp pro I updated Comodo to latest ver 3 and later wife's pc would not print . Printer is connected to My pc and printer sharing on small home network is on . It is a modem router 4 port . was working fine . I discon nod32 and comodo no difference , uninstalled it no diff.Ran the network set up wizard on both turned on sharing no diff. . When I run add printer and it asks local printer or network printer I tick network , then next it asks to browse or pick , nothing comes up on browse so I choose printer The printers name is joe main (type is ) epson stylus dx5000 series . I am missing something basic here Iv'e tried a few combinations no good . on my pc where printer is connected works ok.Connected printer reads Epson stylus dx 5000 series Don'tt get that on secondary machine(s) . Iv'e uninstalled nod32 and comodo . I have just tried to connect a laptop to the printer it wont do either. I am beside myself in frustration at something so simple is beating me .I feel I am missing something stupid in the setup process like wrong names or such .Could somebody please step me thru this process.
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A:Solved: can't connect to network printer

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All CPUs using vista.
Printer connected to main CPU.
I have a lap top and another CPU i use for music i'n my studio.
I have set the main CPU to "share". Disabled all firewalls(for now). Under networks I can see all three cpu names ( all different)
But, when I try to " install new printer" and use networks, the printer is not found. I then chose"locate by ip or name.
I then type i'n the main CPUs ip address. Still no go.
I find myself going i'n circles here.
Using a D-links wireless router.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

A:Solved: Can not connect to network printer

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I have an hp Photosmart C7200 which is the printer for my home network. I just bought win 7 and I'm having a hard time connecting to it. When I try to add a printer I can see the printer but when I click on it to select it, win 7 say's it can't connect to it. I DL the software for win 7 at hp.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Connect network printer to win 7

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I installed a new motherboard, and updated the OS (XP home). Device manager does not show any network adapters, though the ethernet port is built into the motherboard. Any idea what could be going on? All advice gratefully appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Brand new motherboard installation, now no network adapters in device manager?

musiclover said:

I installed a new motherboard, and updated the OS (XP home). Device manager does not show any network adapters, though the ethernet port is built into the motherboard. Any idea what could be going on? All advice gratefully appreciated!Click to expand...
Check the manual and see if it mentions anything about enabling the port. Also, did the motherboard come with a cd? Might need drivers installed.
 

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Problem, after trying to remove a virus/maleware/currupted exe's, i seemed to have lost any information in my Device Manager and all my Network connections (both LAN and WIFI).

Not sure if this would have caused this, When dealing with the exe problems (whether it was virus, maleware or anything) i was in safemode.. I did a msconfig and clicked on boot.ini. I checked safeboot. Apon the next reboot i had no network connections, no device manager. But interesting enough my problem went away and was able to access anything again. I went back into msconfig to renable boot.ini to the original setting and an still have the same problem...
So my problem is i have NO network connections, no LAN or WIFI options.

Only after i enabled Safeboot in Boot.INI in MSCONFIG.

MSCONFIG settings set back to original settings.

System restore was apperntly off.
Any ideas?
WaRE
 

A:Solved: XP Machine lost its network icons/drivers/device manager?

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I have a color laser printer that is a network printer. I hook it up via ethernet to my router. I went from a wireless high speed connection to DSL yesterday and can't get the printer to be recognized when I print.

My IP addresses changed, but I think the printer is supposed to recognize that. I have rebooted all the computers on the network and shut the printer off and on.

It is a Minolta 2430DL, I tried to manually change the IP address on the machine, but it won't let me. I went into the printer status monitor and added the new IP. It shows connected to the old one, so I need to figure out how to change it on the printer, I guess.

I am lost, it is less than a month old, but I can't get in touch with tech support, have emailed them, but haven't heard back yet.

Thanks.

Nancy
 

A:Solved: Connect Network printer after ISP change

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Hello,

I currently have Verizon FiOS. Hubby and I received an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax for xmas and are trying to connect it to our network.

Canon Pixma MX340
Verizon actiontec mi424wr

Went through Canon setup and came to the part where i wirelessly connect the printer. instructs me to press the WPS button on my access point- i pressed the button and nothing happened. eventually the printer times out and no connection is made.

am i doing something wrong? if someone could help- thank you in advance!!!
 

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Hi - I have a desktop that has a printer connected to it and the desktop also connects to a D-Link wireless router. We bought a new laptop several months ago and had it configured successfully to print to the desktop printer. Over the past few months when we try to connect to the print from the laptop it says "unable to connect" - I don't know how to troubleshoot what could be wrong - can you please help?

Thank you!
mekolatte
 

A:Solved: laptop won't connect to network printer

What is the version and patch level of Windows on each machine. Does file sharing still work between the two machines?

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt for the following commands.

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their start... Read more

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Its a network printer - connecting to a standalone PC running XP Home - its connected
using USB at the moment how do I connect it using a network cable - there is a spare (operational) network card in the pc already - but now what ?
 

A:Solved: How Do I connect a network printer to a standalone pc?

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I had to replace my wireless router and when I try to reconnect my printer this is what I get: Your wireless router requires a WEP security key. The security key configured on your printer does not match exactly. Reconfigure your wireless network WEP security key for your printer. Your printer has limited connectivity. Your printer is using IP address 169.254.xx.xxx which is not compatible with the IP address 192.16x.x.x of the pc.

I had to changed the WEP security key I used on the old router as the orginal security key had been used by someone without permission. Before this I had no problems using the printer on my old routerI have tried turning everything off and unplugging it but that does not work, I tried resetting the wireless settings on the printer, yet that did not work.
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I am using Windows Vista service pack 2 on a Compaq Presario laptop, the wireless router is a Netgear N600, and the printer is an HP Photosmart C4740.

Any help you can give me will be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Can not connect wireless printer to network,

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Hey guys, I'm trying to connect a new laptop windows 7 (64 bit) to a shared network printer thru a XP Home computer. I see it, we're all part of the work group however when I connect it does not supply me with the correct driver and says I must use one manually with a .INF extension. I go to CANON's Website and download their Driver for the (Canon PIXMA 6000D) on both the 7 and XP yet, nothing happens. I also manually search the folder when the error pops up as it suggests and it refuses to see the drivers. I suspect because they are in an executable format and not the .INF which it requests. However there only seems to be .EXE drivers available for this printer to communicate, and not the requested .INF.. I have networked printers before and 7 Is usually really good with automatically extracting drivers.. But this time I am STUCK.. Any ideas? ......THANKS
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Will not connect to Network Printer

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

A:Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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I have a Bell 2-wire DSL modem/router with 3 Ethernet attached PC's. The last Ethernet port on the Bell modem/router is attached to a second router (Linksys E3000). On the Linksys I have a network printer (Brother MFC-465CN) Ethernet attached to one of the 4 Ethernet ports. How do I make it so I can see the printer from the PC's? They are all using Windows 7.
 

A:Solved: Can't connect to network printer attached to second router

You include the Linksys router (but not using its NAT feature) and the printer on the same LAN as the computers ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the ... Read more

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I have three home desktop computers all with windows 7 ultimate and connected to internet by ethernet cable via a Dlink n router DIR 628.

I know I can connect a printer installed to one computer and then sharing it through Windows 7's homegroup sharing. But I guess the printer can't be shared if the computer its plugged to is not ON.

The Dlink router has a usb slot at the back. Can I share the Printer on the home network thru the routers usb slot?. The printer has no ethernet port.
 

A:Solved: Can I connect a Printer to home network thru routers usb slot?

support site for that dlink http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=670 - with manual - click on "support resources"
The USB appears to be available only to setup wireless settings - so NO you cant use for printer - But you can buy print servers which will connect to the LAN connection - USB print server HUB - belkin make 2 one for just lan and one for wireless - but there others available
 

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I recently reformatted my computer and reinstalled Vista to it. I installed all the necessary drivers etc. and rebooted. But it still says "You are not connected to any networks" when the light on my router says that i am connected to the home network. It keeps saying to insert a network cable.
In the devices manager, the network card driver seems to be functioning normally.

Is there a fix for this?

The network card is a Realtek RTL 8111C on-board chip.

Also, ive read somewhere else that USB & 1394 drivers having conflicting effects with lan drivers. I installed an "Intel INF Configuration patch" which contained a crapload of USB Drivers which supposedly "configured properly" the intel motherboard chipsets, but im not so sure about that.
 

A:Solved: No Network Available - LAN card working but cannot connect to network

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Hi,
Let me begin by stating that I have only a basic understanding of how networks work. I have setup small home/office networks that used linksys routers and adapters that hooked up to DSL and also one that was strictly for file and printer sharing - but other than that, I am a newb...so please be extremely specific in your answers - I greatly appreciate your help and expertise!

The questions is: What is the best way (and HOW) do I setup the following request...

Here is the situation:
I was asked by a coworker to setup a printer in his office that he could access with several laptops wirelessly. The printer does not have built-in wifi, but all of the laptops already have network adapter cards (we bought a netgear WGR614 wireless router to use as an access point {?} to accomplish this). Our office internet is primarily wireless, but there is one internet port in the wall in his office if needed. I am wanting to hook the printer up to the existing wireless network so that he can be on the internet and print at the same time. How can I accomplish this easily?

As for the existing network, here is how it is setup - It appears as though it is Verizon DSL. Connected to the wall is the modem, which is a regular small looking plastic modem that I've seen come with cheap residential plans. Connected to that appears to be some type of relay, or hub. Then that is connected to what looked like a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Will any of this work:

1) Without using the extra... Read more

A:Solved: Setting up an Access Point (to connect to a printer) on a Wireless Network

If the printer is a network printer, and that wired connection in the office is connected to the same router as the wireless machines, you just need to plug it into that RJ45 jack and configure it.
 

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Ok I have a Linksys wireless router connected to my pc and wirelessly connected to a laptop I have a Jetdirect 175x print server connected as well. The printer shows up on the network so both computers recognized and installed it as a network printer. However when I try to print there is no response, in the hp toolbox it says that it cannot establish two way communication with the printer. I have no idea what is wrong if itís the print server or some configuration problem help would be most appreciated
 

A:Solved: Network Printer not working

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Hello,
I recently put together a new computer, and in the process of of installing the USB 3.0 connector from the front of my GX500 case, I either bent numerous pins on the motherboard USB 3.0 header or the motherboard shipped that way and I inadvertently made matters worse. Anyway, that header on the motherboard is without a doubt unusable.
Since I don't really need the USB 3.0 functionality, I bought a USB 3.0 -> 2.0 adapter cable, connected one end to the connector on the front of the case and the other end into the USB 2.0/1.1 header on the motherboard. Unfortunately, when Windows 7 boots and I plug a device into the front ports of the case, Windows detects the front USB ports as "Unknown Device" within Device Manager yet says the driver is successfully installed. I've already downloaded the most current Intel chipset drivers for my motherboard, deleted and reinstalled all USB drivers, and all rear USB connections are working perfectly fine - it's just the two front ports that are connected from the case to the USB 2.0/1.1 ports via the adapter cable.  I've tried both USB 2.0/1.1 headers on the motherboard, and I've tried plugging in several devices to the front USB ports, and this problem still persists.
I've ensured the connection inside the case is solid, yet I cannot get Windows to recognize the front USB ports.  However, I have confirmed that power is being sent to the front ports because it charges my phone when I connect it to the front USB ports via m... Read more

A:Front USB Ports not Working - "Unknown Device" in Device Manager

If your motherboard has a 1x pcie slot you can get a card like this...
 
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Some motherboards it's a tight fit because of the video card taking up space. In that case you can relocate the above card with this...
 
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Hi,
My 7270 latitude touch screen stopped working shortly after first use (after win update worked again but for a short time).
All drivers are up to date.
In device manager a USB device shows as unknown (yellow warning triangle), otherwise there are no indications to the source of the problem.  There is no other touch screen device showing in device manager. 
How do I perminently solve this?
Thanks

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Hello, i have an Inspiron 17R, the webcam used to work but now it does not!
Showing not found
Going into the device manager the imput device tag is not there.
Help!
Thanks in advance

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I have a hp with vista 7
i am trying to install workforce 601 printer
printer does not show up in my device manager
it is shown in printers and devices under control panel
as ready....
How do i get printer back in device manager?


Tks
joeeld

A:No printer in device manager

First of all, are you running Windows Vista, or Windows 7?

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach

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In the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10 there is a new category called PRINTER QUEUES. Does this take the place of the PRINTER listing, and if it does why did they change the name of it?

A:What Is The New Printer Queues For In The Device Manager?

I guess that I should have placed this question in a different section.

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You can find your printer driver in device manager by opening the device manager then going to View/ Show Hidden Devices, and then scrolling down to Printers.

A:Find Your Printer In Device Manager

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hey guys,

I cannot see my network printer on the routers DHCP clients list.
The printer I have is Panasonic DP-C264. The router is TP-LINK TL-R860.

What might be the problem. The wire is fine. I have tried different wires. Same thing.

Thanks,
 

A:Solved: network printer not working with TP-LINK router

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Hi, I'm new to this so bear with me :/

I know there are a lot of forum posts on this on this forum and many others but after 8 hours of trawling through them and getting nowhere I thought I would make a thread with my specific problem and see if anyone can help.

I got my new graphics card yesterday, and after 4 hours of trying to get that to work, it's in and working but now I have a red cross where it says my internet is connected and when I click on it it says No Connections are available. I have a wired connection, and the ethernet cable is in (there is no light on my mobo to confirm this). When I troubleshoot it says:
Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter you will need to reinstall the driver.

I have got my MOBO CD and attempted to do that but the gigabyte interface is completely missing and I can't find the network adapter on there. I have also tried downloading the new drivers, first on my laptop and running them on the PC but that had no success, and the second time through my Iphone personal hotspot but with the same results.

I know the ethernet cable works because I have put it in my laptop.

I have a Gigabyte H61MA-D3v Mobo
i5 2500K
8 GB Ram
GTX 770
Running Windows 7

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated because I'm close to putting my foot through my PC.

Thanks

James
 

A:No network connections available and no network adapter in device manager (windows 7)

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Hi,

I have an issue with an HP deskjet D4363. It worked just fine when I bought it in November and then just stopped.... At first it would print 3 or 4 lines and then freeze. Now it does nothing and isn't even recognised by windows as a printer... I have a code 43 error unrecognised device in my device manager under usb.I have uninstalled the printer and drivers, deleted temp files, reinstalled on windows selective start-up with latest driver download from HP website. At first the printer drivers installed and I could access the print menu and attempt to print, but now the driver won't even install and there is no printer even though the drivers have been installed. Tried all available usb ports... at my wits end because I don't understand how it can work one day and the next not!

My laptop is new (bought in december 2011) and has no problems with any other usb devices. I have updated all drivers and applied all updates. I have followed all the HP troubleshooting guides

A:Printer error code 43 in device manager

Your printer should still be under warranty and I would call HP. The error code sounds more like an HP diagnostic code referencing a problem with the printer.

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I am using a Canon MG3250 printer, which is functioning perfectly. But why, if I go to "Device Manager" under "Printers", are there two identical entries for "Canon MG3200 Series Printer" there? As I only have one printer in operation, why should a second one be showing?
 

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Hi, I have a canon s200spx, and have Vista Ultimate, the printer is showing up in device manager, but not in printers and faxes, or applications such as word etc...

any ideas?
 

A:Printer showing up in device manager but cant print

What happens if you go into printers and faxes and choose to add a printer?
 

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Evening / Morning / Afternoon (Wherever you may be)

I have had an interesting couple of days with my PC (XP SP2 (Genuine OEM /w disk), P4 3GHz, 512mb RAM - startin' to get pretty old and rattly now but we've been through a lot together)

I discovered the other day that an inconsiderate member of my family had infected my PC with a couple of Trojan's (It's never my fault)...... one was hp100.tmp and the other one was Trojan.small... So I got the resultant Browser Hijack attempts and annoying pop-ups..... I have managed to successfully clean the malicious code from my computer (Ad-aware, Ewido, SmitFraudFix et al......)

I rebooted my PC from Safe Mode - it then hung on the windows splash screen (many many times...).... I tried booting up in diagnostic mode through MSconfig which worked and I then slowly built services and startups in - I am now working on the PC in what is apparently a normal boot-up... except that I do not have any sound devices, my printer is not accessible (both of these appear as if they are not installed on the PC - or ever have been) When I tried to access Device Manager to see if I could find any problems there I can not see the device tree at all.... This is past my point of understanding but I am starting to worry that there is something wrong with MMC.....

Services.exe is running in active tasks and sfc /scannow found no problems with MS Core files......

Errrrr..... I don't want to have to reformat my PC, it's a pai... Read more

A:No sound, no printer - no device manager.... Big Problem!

Welcome to TSG, First I would like you to backup all of your important data because even though the thing I want you to do is supposed to be non-destructive I never take that chance after all this is Windows.

After you backup your data I want you to go to another computer that has a working printer get to the web and this article and print it out for reference and so you have a guide to what is going on and how to do this. I want to have you do a repair-install of Windows

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Hopefully this will fix your problem.
 

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HELP!

I had to delete everything off my harddrive and reinstall windows and now I cant get online.

I'm trying to connect through a 2 wire wireless modem to a 2701 HG-B router. I know that everything is ok with the router as my other computer works fine. When I plug the ethernet cable into the back of the computer and to the router itself, it still will not go online...

I called AT & T and was on with them for a while, but they finally had me go to my device manager and said since I dont have anything showing Network in the list, i had to install that first before i can connect to the internet. I have no idea how to do that...can anyone help?
 

A:Solved: I can't get online and there is no "network" in my device manager

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Hi,I recently factory reset my HP ProBook 650 G1. I am now unable to connect to WiFi. In HP Connection Manager, I am told that my Wi-Fi is disabled by device manager. I opened device manager, and found that the network controller does not have any drivers installed. How can I fix this problem?













Solved!

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A:Can't connect to wifi - says it's disabled in device manager

Yes it is the Broadcom wireless card.  http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5405142&swItemId=ob_155523_1&swEnvOid=4060

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Hello,
I recently booted my pc (XP, SP3) and it locked up at the logon screen.  After trying multiple times, I was able to click through the logon and it finally booted to the desktop, but all icons were missing.  Nothing would respond and mouse was locked.  I rebooted into safe mode and the desktop appeared.  I did not have SAS or MBAM on the PC so I downloaded then through a flash driveAs I went to run SAS I noticed it needed to be updated.  Tried to update and received message that there was no internet connection.  From there I ran MBAM.  Finally was able to boot to desktop.  Since then the Flash drive does not shop up in My Computer.  I have noticed the screens in my computer, control panel, etc... are not classic view or XP's version.  Also, the screen in the Device Manager as well as the print manager are blank.  
 
Best wishes,

A:PC is not showing hardware in device manager and no printer drivers show up

Hello jboy, let's try this way/..Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.... Read more

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Hi,
Asus MoBo P7P55D LE, I tried to update my drivers using a program that detects new drivers. Unfortunately when it had finished, I did not have any sound. Speakers plug into the rear panel and headphone into the front panel. Been into the device manger and all devices are working correctly. Went to the Asus site to download the via/nvidia drivers but when they downloaded, I used the setup but windows says it cannot find the drivers, also used the Mobo disk and again windows says cannot find drivers, so at a loss. I somehow managed to get the front headphone jack working but has a permanent hiss on it. Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks and Regards
Bob

A:Unable to get speaker working although device manager says working ok

First off NEVER use one of the sites that scans your system to see if you need driver updates. There too many posts of people having problems after using one of those sites.

You can Rollback the drivers that were installed. Go to the Device Manager, display each of the devices (one at a time) and in the properties for the device. click on Driver Tab and then click Rollback Driver. This should get you back to where you were before you did whatever update.

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