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

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

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.

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

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: 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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Hi, I have an HP dv5215 laptop. My mom tried to reformat it because it crashed about a month ago. It is restored, but the wireless internet doesn't work. When I press the button for wireless the light doesn't come on. I reinstalled the driver, and i already checked that it is enabled in BIOS. The wireless assistant says it is disabled in the devise manager but when I go there I don't see the wireless card. Is it called something funny that I just don't recognize or is there a way to make it show up?

A:wireless card does not show up in device manager

sounds like the driver is not installed
It should be in Device manager under Network Adapters

do you have any ? ! or X anywhere in device manager ?

but when I go there I don't see the wireless card. Is it called something funny that I just don't recognize Click to expand...

post here exactly what it says

goto the HP support site, download and re-install the driver

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well, my brother's hdd in his laptop was going bad, it kept failing to boot. so i replaced it with another one. when i turned the laptop back on it started installing all the drivers for his hardware (windows was already installed on the 2nd hdd) and prompted me to reboot. after i did windows failed to start several times. i re-installed windows from scratch, and now his graphics card isn't showing up in device manager and windows cant find a driver for the network or ethernet card.

his specs:
windows 7 professional x64
ati mobility radeon hd 4250
broadcom bcm943225hm (network card)
amd phenom II x4 n9790
4gb ddr3

A:gpu doesn't show in device manager; network card driver install fail


so, i got it to install the driver for the network adapter, but when i search for an access point, i cant see my wireless, in device manager it has "ethernet controller" listed under "other devices" with one of the ! inside an orange triangle

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My WIFI has stopped working.Model : HP 15-r204tuwifi wireless network card is not detecting in device manager also.What are the options? 

A:wifi wireless network card not showing in device manager

HI. If you do not log out in device manager, you have a hardware problem or the two cable that connects to you is dropped. Regards.

? I do not work for HP, I volunteer.? To close the topic, check "accept as a solution" the correct answer or Thumb to say thank you.? I'm sorry but you do not answer questions privately.

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Changed subject to match the subject - mod
This post is old but the problem of my SD-Card reader in my W520 not being detected happened to me a few days ago, Feb, 2018. My SD Card reader had been working a couple of months earlier.
First I did a Diagnostic test by checking if Linux could make it work.:
I have configured my W520 to dual boot Windows 7 / Linux Mint, so I booted it to Linux and found that Linux detected the card reader immediately and could read SD cards. That test told me the reader was okay and the problem was with Windows.
Based on a hint from this other post, I opened Device Manager from Control Panel and opened the devices under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (not Disk Drives as suggested in Method 1-4 of the other post). I found two devices. I right clicked on the Ricoh PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller and clicked on Propertes, and I found the Device Status was "Disabled". I clicked on the "Enable" button, and the SD-Card reader immediately started working again.

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Just reformatted my alienware laptop because I haven't used it in months. Now I don't even see "Network Adapter" listed under device manager so when trying to install the driver i don't think it had any effect. Suggestions? Running m15x windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

A:Help! Network Adapter doesn't show in device manager

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Okay so here's what happened, I Was working on photoshop one day and when i was trying to do more CPU hungry things on it (evan cropping) the screen started to flicker black and come right after 10 seconds OR evan flicker then turn off. One day it started flickering and then turned off, I just though ahh damn... But then the moniter didn't come on so i tryed another moniter and it didn't work either.

I Connected the moniter to the onboard VGS port (well the blue cord / port thing) and that worked fine.

What i didn't relise is the computer was now using the onboard graphics card instead of nvidia. (NOW MY WINDOWS RATING HAS GONE FRO 5.6 TO 3.3 BECAUSE OF GRAPHCIS CARD)

I Have 2 monitors now so i relised i have to fix this problem so i can connect them to my nvidia card.


I took it to people who fix computers they put it in another machine and it worked fine.



TRYED INSTALLED LATEST DRIVER BUT IT SAYS "The NVIDIA Setup program coult not locate any drivers that are compatible with your currect hardware. Setup will now exit."


here are my specs


AMD Athlon II X4 Processor 620 2.6GHz AM3 2MB Cache

MicroATX MB, socket AM2+, DDR2 800/667/533/400 x 2 DIMMs, 6-channel audio, 10/100 LAN.

*Graphic Card
nVidia GeForce 9600GT PCI-E 512MB 256-bit DDR3, 650/1400MHz, 2x Dual-Link DVI, HDTV, Fan

2x2GB DDR2-800

*Hard Drive
500GB SATA II... Read more

A:my nvidia graphics card will not show up in device manager anymore

So when you took it to these computer repair people, iit worked? Cause to me it sounds like it overheated and might have burned out. Download SIW. Open it up and check in the hardware section. Its the most accurate free program I've ever used. There should be a section for GPU (graphic processing unit).

Let us kknow if its there,

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W520 Smart Card reader does not show up in Device Manager. It was working before and now nothing.  Nothing happens when SD card plugges in. Could my smart card reader stop working or is this a configuration issue? Any thoughts? thanks Ian

A:W520 Smart Card reader does not show up in Device Manager

Hi  Ian,
Welcome to the community, and thanks for the post.
The issue is related with software, to resolve this you need to re-install the card reader driver from the below mentioned web link.
After that check if the issue get resolved.

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I upgraded to windows 10 a few months ago and thought everything was fine.  Finally, had to use my SD card slot post upgrade and it doesn't work.   It does not show up in the device manager so I think it is a chipset driver problem.  I ran the Dell Command upgrade and it says I need the CPNKY driver but it keeps failing the installation.  Error code 7.  Update package digital signature is invalid.  I have other coworkers with the same exact model with the same exact problem after upgrade to windows 10.


A:SD Card reader does not show up in device manager on Dell latitude e5530 after windows 10 upgrade

Please check the System Setup(BIOS) by typing msinfo32 into the Cortana bar. You should see the BIOS version, please write it down. While you at it, you might as well write down the Build version.

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I am troubleshooting a Sony Vaio running XP on which the wireless network card was accidentally deleted. I have successfully regained wireless connection via a Belkin USB wireless adaptor, but how can I get the wireless NIC card to work again? It doesn't appear in Device Manager (see attached screen shot). Would it help to uninstall and reinstall the card? Thanks for any advice.

A:Can't See Wireless Card in Device Manager

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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

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 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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Hi, Please Help
Network card is missing from the device manager and there is no such thing like network adapters in the device manager.
Laptop is IBM T 21.
Someone told me to install motherboard chipset drivers and I do not know where to find them...

further, I installed network card drivers but nothing happend.

I can not connect to the internet using broard band. (ADSL)

Please Help

( I do not know whether network card existed or not, because I baught this second hand)


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I have an HP dv9208nr laptop which has worked perfectly for me until recently. A few days ago after closing the computer and opening it back up i noticed that the wireless wasn't working. Obviously i checked the switch and the switch was on but the LED was orange indicating that wireless connectivity was turned off. I tried restarting and no luck; after a few other simple fixes didn't work; i went to the device manager and noticed that the wireless card wasn't in the list as it should have been. I tried updating the drivers; nothing. HP techs sent me a link to a service manual and instructed me to reseat the card manually, reset the BIOS, and reinstall the drivers. It didn't work. the next day the computer had found the card as new hardware and installed it. it worked fine for a day; then the same thing happened again. Any ideas?

A:Wireless card dissapears from device manager list

forgot to mention its a broadcom 802.11 b/g wireless card

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Hi there,
I have a Dell latitude e6500 on which I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (clean install).
After the install, I had no wireless connectivity so I checked device manager and my wireless card is not there. It doesn?t have an exclamation mark next to it, it? missing from the list.
I?ve searched for help on the web but with no success. People are mostly saying to download the necessary drivers. I?ve tried this however I get an error message that says ?this software package cannot be installed on your sistem?
Also tried with uncrewing bottom of laptop and reseated card, still nothing.
I have to mention that wi fi was working fine on the same sistem before new clean install.
Please help

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hi all
i connect my laptop to internet everything is fine but after an hour or more i loose the connection then i check the device manager and find out that the wireless network adapter has completely disappeared from the window. i can't get it back right away.
Q: how can u explain that?
Q: haw can i get it back cause i went on "action" then searched for the changes then nothing teh system doesn't detects any new connected device.
any 1 with an answer so how to deal with this prob cause it's occurring very frequently these last couple o'days.

A:wireless network adapter disappears from device manager

Hey hubi , I'd suggest you to go to "Device manager" > click on "Network Adapters >Action>Add legacy hardware.
Download "SlimDriver" that will check and automatically download the removed driver, let me know ...

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Hi everyone,I am new to your site and need your help.I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, using XP with service pack 3 update.I just formated my hard drive and re-installed everything except my personal stuff. Now have installed Norton (all), Office 2000, Acitve X and Adobe. All drivers have been updated through Dell although I had to manually install because past one year now. Pretty sure their ok.WLAN Miniport is 1390 Dell and only appears in Device Manager when "Show Hidden Devices" and does not show in "Network Connections" or in task pane. Lan is Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller...this seems fine!I have searched everywhere for an answer as to why this is 'hidden'? I have tried everything including disabling Norton/Symantec on this device.In the device manager, when I show details for device, it says it's working fine, made by Microsoft and...location unknown?I just tried something else.... Network Diagnostics for XP, as follows:HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity info HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com. info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com. warn FTP (Passive): Error 12002 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The operation timed out warn FTP (Active): Error 12002 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The operation timed out error Could not make an FTP connection. I have spent soooooo many hours trying to fix this damn thing.I think it is a software conflict but not sure. Would really appreciate some help on... Read more

A:Wireless LAN hidden in Device Manager and Network Connections

This link explains what hidden devices might be, http://oreilly.com/pub/h/3105Louis

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I have a Sony Vaio VGNFW378D that runs with Windows Vista.
Ever since I got this computer (about 2 yrs ago), I have had problems with it suddenly disconnecting from the internet.
When this happens it could never detect any wireless networks and I would have to restart the computer to temporarily solve the problem. It usually happened after the computer was in hibernation.

Yesterday this happened again, only this time restarting the computer did not solve the problem. When I could not connect to a network I clicked on "Diagnose why Windows cannot find any additional networks" and it said "Install wireless networking hardware, and verify that the correct drivers are loaded".

I went onto the Sony website to download the Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN wireless LAN Driver and updates. The download was not successful and I received a message indicating that the latest updates of this driver were already installed in my computer.

I spoke with 3 different representatives at Sony and they were no help. They only directed me to links that had steps to finding out what my problem was, which I followed with no success. Most of the steps included enabling the adapter in the device manager, uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, etc...I could not do any of these things because the driver does not appear in the device manager at all.

I am hoping that there is someone that has heard of this happening before, so that I can get a solution to this problem. It is not co... Read more

A:Wireless Network Adapter Is Missing From Device Manager

The wireless adapter does not appear under Network Adapters in Device Manager and there are no warnings or errors anywhere in Device Manager, right?

Check in you BIOS (Setup) to see if it somehow got disabled there.

If you can access the adapter through a cover on the bottom of the laptop remove and carefully and firmly reinsert the card three or four times (this will usually wipe any possible corrosion off the contacts).

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Hi. I am having a major issue with my Acer Z1801 all-in-one desktop. All of a sudden wireless connectivity dropped out, and wireless adapter has disappeared entirely from the device manager. Network troubleshooting doesn't give me an option for wireless connection, so no selection to enable it. WLAN card is a Raling RT3090 according to the label on the computer. There doesn't appear to be an easy way to open the casing to reset the card. I've reset recommended BIOS to no effect. I've reinstalled drivers to no effect. Running Windows 7 Home Premium. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

A:Wireless network adapter disappeared from device manager

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Hi there,
I have a Dell latitude e6500 which I have installed Windows 7 professional on (quite a clean install as was a newish machine).
After the install, I had no wireless connectivity so checked in device manager and my wireless card is just not there. It doesn?t have an exclamation mark next to it?it?s just disappeared from the list.
I?ve searched for ages for help on the web to little avail. People are mostly saying to download the necessary drivers. I?ve tried this however I get an error message that says something along the lines of ?you don?t have the hardware so the driver won?t be installed?
It?s probably worth mentioning that the wireless works fine with my Belkin USB wireless dongle.
Please help, as this is driving me nuts now and I really don?t want to have to uninstall Windows 7 (how do you even do that?! and even if I did, would it make any difference?)
Probably also with mentioning that I am far from an IT expert!

Thank you so much for your help!

A:Wireless card dissapeared from device manager after Windows 7 installa

Hi, welcome to the forums

Have a look on page 11 of the Latitude e6500 quick reference guide


Use the wireless switch to enable or disable wireless network devices and the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator to locate networks. For more information about the wireless switch and the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator, see the Dell Technology Guide on your computer or at support.dell.com. For information about connecting to the Internet, see "Connecting to the Internet" on page 16.


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son just bought a d600 dell laptop. wireless card is suppose to be internal. when he went to device manager under network it did not show the card. does this mean no card or does he need to install the driver? would really appreciate..

A:dell d600 shows not wireless card in device manager

What's the 7-character "service tag number" of that Dell?

Is that a Dell Latitude D600? If it is, it has both wired and wireless network adapters.

In the Device Manager, what's listed in Network Adapters and Other Devices? Spell them exactly as you see them listed there.

You didn't mention which version of Windows it's using. From what I can determine, the Dell Latitude D600 came with XP.


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Hi there,
I have a Dell latitude e6500 which I have installed Windows 7 professional on (quite a clean install as was a newish machine).
After the install, I had no wireless connectivity so checked in device manager and my wireless card is just not there. It doesn?t have an exclamation mark next to it?it?s just disappeared from the list.
I?ve searched for ages for help on the web to little avail. People are mostly saying to download the necessary drivers. I?ve tried this however I get an error message that says something along the lines of ?you don?t have the hardware so the driver won?t be installed?
It?s probably worth mentioning that the wireless works fine with my Belkin USB wireless dongle.
Please help, as this is driving me nuts now and I really don?t want to have to uninstall Windows 7 (how do you even do that?! and even if I did, would it make any difference?)
Probably also with mentioning that I am far from an IT expert!

Thank you so much for your help!

A:Wireless card dissapeared from device manager after Windows 7 installation

Wipe the HDD with KillDisk, then use your Windows 7 DVD to reinstall the OS.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

It could also be a hardware problem with the wifi.

Regards. . .



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I'm running Windows 7 and uninstalled the driver for my wireless network adapter (Atheros AR9285) because it wasn't working properly. Now, the adapter won't work AT ALL. I updated the driver via ethernet, and Device Manager says that the adapter is working fine, however Windows is acting like I don't even have a wireless adapter. What's do I do?!

A:Device manager says that wireless network adapter is fine and windows won't use it

How did you update the driver? Did you get it from the manufacturer? Other sources should not be trusted.

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Hello folks.

In Windows Home Premium 64bit we encounter this problem on a machine after trying to uninstall a norton product manually.

The norton software led to serious problems of randomly emerging BSODs.

As system uninstall did not work we researched a tutorial on how to manually uninstall the soft.

It can be found here:

Enterprise Support - Symantec Corp. - How to manually uninstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection client from Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008 R2 64-bit

Everything worked smoothly until the last three steps of the routine failed (12.-14.):

We can not uninstall/delete the wireless network adapters as described. After clicking "uninstall" there is the window that asks for confirmation (to uninstall) but after clicking "yes" the device manager window simply refreshes - and the device remains unchanged.

Disabling the affected devices does not help either since we get a "limited connectivity" error when trying to connect to our router.

Any help would be highly appreciated!

Thanks so much.


A:Unable to uninstall wireless network adapters from device manager.

Wow, Norton is such a mess. I can never recommend anyone use their crappy software.

Try manually uninstalling the driver with the following steps:
Click the Start Orb, and in the search type "view net connections" and hit enter.
Find the wireless adapter you need to remove and right click it and click Properties.
Click the Driver tab.
Click the Uninstall button

Let me know if that works.

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Hello everyone!
I have a LENOVO Z51-70 and i recently installed a WINDOWS 10 on it.
I am unable to host hotspot on my laptop ever since. This is because in the device manager list, under network adapters heading i am only getting these two names:
Quallcom Atheros QCA61x4 wireless network adapter and
Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller
However there is no Intel wireless virtual network adapter.
This is happening even after i have installed all the relevant drivers on my laptop for windows 10 from lenovo website
I have installed the intel PRO wireless toolkit and run tests on it.
In the hardware test it failed and says "wireless hardware not bound to transport driver"
PLEASE help me!
The ethernet works fine and i can take hotspots from people. But i cant create my own!!
I am attaching relelvant pics here.
PS: I have updated my drivers from the lenovo website often. and from the intel website as well.

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Hello all,

My laptop is the only device that is unable to connect to the wireless internet in my new house. There are at least two other computers and three other phones (including mine) that have no problems connecting to the network. My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 running on Windows Vista. The wireless router is a Cisco Linksys Model No: WRT310N.

I have never had a problem connecting to any wireless networks in the past, but when I try to connect to this new network it fails every time. After the first two minutes it says "Connecting to network taking longer than usual" and then it says "Connection failed" because the network timed out.

I have Norton Antivirus, and have disabled the both the Norton and Windows firewalls. And I tried to find a driver to download, but I couldn't find any that were compatible with my computer and the router.

I have run out of options and am close to just buying a new router. I would appreciate any help you all are able to provide.

Thank you in advanced!!

A:Laptop is the only device that cannot connect to wireless network

are you paying a subscription to norton ?

can you connect to the router by cable- and does it workok

whats the model of the wireless adapter - should be in device manager - see below

we have seen issues with a particular adapter and vista like this - AR5007(EG) and a driver update often resolves it


Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link Read more

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I recently removed Win Vista from my Presario c700 and installed Win XP Pro. Now I cannot see the wireless card in the Device Manager. There are bunch of "yellowed" devices including one called unknown device. Of course, I cannot access the internet or my other computers from the laptop. However, if I hardwire the laptop to the router, it works fine.
I have Dlink wireless router and two PCs hardwired to it. My roommate has a laptop and it works fine with the wireless network. Any suggestions to fix my problems.

Thanks people.


A:Solved: Compaq Presario c700: Unable to see wireless card in device manager

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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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Hi everyone.

This past weekend I went out of town and took my Windows 7 laptop with me -- since I returned home, it has been unable to connect to my wireless network. Other devices in my home connect to the network just fine, and the problem laptop has always been fine until now. My network card is an Atheros AR9285, and I'm attempting to connect to a Medialink router with WPA password protection and AES encryption.

My wireless network icon in the task bar has a yellow sign with an exclamation point in it. It says "No Internet access."

I have tried:

-rebooting the computer
-unplugging and restarting the modem and router
-going to the command prompt and renewing my IP address with the command IPCONFIG/RENEW

None of this works.

Like I said, all other devices in my house connect to the wireless network with no problem. It's just this one laptop. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 laptop with Atheros AR9285 network card can't connect to wireless network

Three things to try ...

If you have McAfee please see the sticky thread at the top of this (Networking) forum.

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.

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Two of my USB external Hard drives, a Fantom 600 GB and a Western Digital My Book 500GB cannot be seen in My Computer. I can see them in Device Manager and that says that they are working properly and the drivers are up to Date. In Disk Manager the 2 external drives had a black bar unlike the other drives which had blue bars. The 2 external disks had a number assigned to them but no letter.

I have tried diskpart in the command prompt, was able to assign a letter, then had to format the drives and they did show up in My computer as valid empty external hard drives with the correct amount of space on them. But when I tried to recover the backed up data for one of the disks (less than a third of the capacity of either drive) they went back to not being recognized by My Computer ans in disk manager had a black line with no letter again.

I just went through that process again, got both drives back and tried to recover the backed up files to my Fantom drive and lost the Fantom drive once again.

I am attaching screen shots of my current My Computer (Computer in 7) Device Manager and Disk Manager. In Device Manager you can see the Fantom. The My Book is the WD 5000AAV. In Disk Manager the My Book shows healthy with Disk 1 and the letter L. The Fantom is Disk 2 with no letter and a black bar. In My computer, the My Book is there but not the Fantom.

Any ideas for this. I am about to just recover my computer to factory setup and start new. I have sa... Read more

A:External drives show in Device Manager & Disk Manager but not Computer

Hi Dick1030,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please do as follows:

1. It is unusual for the System Reserved Partition to have a drive letter. Please remove the drive letter.

2. Please remove (always Safely Remove) all the external drives including any card reader and do a drive cleanup as indicated here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298744-usb-thumb-drives-not-recognised-not-drive-letter.html#post2477076 It will clean your system of all non-present devices and you will be starting with a clean slate.(Incidentally this can resolve many drive letter assignment confusion of Windows OS, as you can see in the referenced thread.)

3. After you reboot on completion of the drive cleanup, plugin only your WD My Book and the Fantom drive. As you plug-in the driver for each device will be installed ab-initio. You can watch it.

4. Now take a screenshot of the Disk Management and post. While taking the screenshot, click on "Show/Hide Console Tree” and “Show/Hide Action Pane” buttons on the toolbar on top to hide those and also pull up the center partition line up as much as possible so that we get a clear and full view.

5. Also tell us whether you are sure that you had formatted the Fantom drive and it contains data and whether you want to recover the data..

(Your statements and the screenshots are so confusing - atleast to me - it is necessary that you do the above and restate the problem.)

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I'm trying to fix an hp pavillion dv6704nr laptop running windows vista home premium. It has the little red x on the speaker in the lower right hand corner. The owner said it has been there for some months. I have tried downloading the current audio drivers for the computer but every time I try to install the driver, I get an error that says the device couldn't be found.

The first time i restarted the computer, after the driver installation failed, the audio came back and worked fine, until I had to restart the computer. Now I keep getting the same error and nothing i have found so far online has helped.

There are no yellow triangles in the device manager and the device list isn't showing the category for "sound, video and gaming etc." at all.

Please help. I did a search but the other threads didn't solve this problem for me.
Thanks in advance.

A:No audio device installed error and devices wont show in Device Manager

I see three different audio driver packages at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwar...ct=3646926#N661.You need to find the right one to install. If you install one and the system doesn't work properly...please uninstall it before trying the next one.Installing the wrong one won't do anything harmful to your system...it just won't do any good to leave it installed.Louis

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I have a Toshiba laptop, model L505-ES5018. I had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on here, but decided to reformat my hard drive using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After the reformat was finished, I ran Windows Update and it found several items to download and install for me. I noticed that it also found optional items to download and install for me, so after all the important updates installed, I ran the optional updates. After all of this installed, I checked Device Manager to see if there were any errors and I found nothing. I assumed everything was fine. I decided to check Devices and Printers and under my laptop icon, there was a yellow icon with an exclamation point on it. I decided to run the troubleshooting option when I right-clicked the icon....it gave me a solution to download a Toshiba password utility program, so I did that and nothing happened, even after restart. Same icon appeared. When I clicked on the icon a second time, I noticed that the model of my computer at the bottom of this window, changed from L505 to TIAS. I have no idea what this is. I decided to do another reformat on my hard drive. This time, I ignored the optional updates. I checked Devices and Printers again, the same icon appeared but the model of my computer said L505, like it should. There is something in the optional updates that is changing this. Could it be the Intel chipset driver that the optional update is pushing? I'm not sure. I went back to Device Manager, th... Read more

A:Unknown Device in Device Manager/Show Hidden Devices

Hi there ... You should Install the chipset Driver and also the Realtek Driver for your card Reader ... From the Toshiba website ... The Link is provided below

Satellite L505-ES5018 – Windows 7 32 and 64-bit Drivers Download

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I inserted my external SD card and nothing happens, not even a pop up window saying its been inserted. I also installed the newest windows 10 driver. The SD card dosent even show up on the disk manager under the DVD/CD rom tab (where it should be).

Can anyone help please??

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why? I get a popup every now and then saying its been reconnected. I have a toshiba centrino. I heard there are problems with centrinos and wireless routers?

A:wireless network card in laptop always having to re-connect?

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I've installed a Belkin Wireless G Desktop Card, Model F5D7000 into my Dell Dimension desktop. It uses Windows XP, version 2002 w/ Service Pack 2. It will not connect to the router, a Westell Model 327W DSL although the signal is strong and I see it as an available option. The network itself is password protected with a WEP 128-ASCII password. My roommates both use Macs and haven't had any trouble connecting. I can logon to unprotected networks. I've entered the password and attempted to logon to ours, but it appears to time out and give up.

Help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Wireless Card in PC- sees network but won't connect

You need to use ONLY the HEX key option with WEP, the passcode doesn't always work across equipment brands. First off, try disabling encryption to get connected, then add in the encryption as a separate step.

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A:Solved: One Router, Two PC's with a Wireless Network Card - How to Connect Both to Ro

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My Netgear MA311 802.11b PCI card sees the network of my Linksys WRT53G router, and the signal strength is high. However, when I try to connect to it, it says it's detecting the network type, then I get the error that's attached. It works fine with the cable plugged in, and I was able to connect to someone else's wireless network. The router works wirelessly with my laptop. It seems like there's something wrong with the combination of this router and this wireless card. I'm guessing that it's just a setting I need to change on the router, but I have no idea what to look for. Any ideas on where I should start?

A:Solved: Wireless PCI card sees network but won't connect.

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I run XP home edition SP3, browsers firefox google chrome and IE7, printer, scanner, have all MS updates. The trouble when I place a cd or dvd in the drive it crashes the pc. I noticed it when using OpenOffice and trying to burn a slideshow. Openoffice would crash sometimes also. I used Revo Uninstaller to remove OOo and reinstall. Okay. I started backing up data to burn and it got worse. At first It was sporadic crashes whether music, data, or movies. I did scans for virus/malware stuff. Nothing. Then comodo anti-virus stopped updating. I did a clean reinstall and it was still messed up. I switched to Avast AV and xp firewall for now. I did an xp repair to keep from losing all my new data, reinstalled all MS updates and reinstalled SP3. Then the pc would take cd or dvd but my player stopped playing movies. Pc said the 'enabledvd.' file was missing yet it was still there. Then my Pinnacle Instant CD+DVD program crashed trying to burn data. More scans, another repair, updates required, it took cd's at first, now it crashes everytime. Bio's is on default. Video drivers were updated in device manager. The only thing I can think of is I used ccleaner then I used comodo system cleaner before the first repair although I have used ccleaner and no problem. Directx tests are okay. In Device Manager in System Devices the following show wrong yet no yellow marks:
Direct memory access controller,
Motherboard resources,
Numeric data processor,
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A:Various Drivers don't show in Device Manager

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My DVD Drive (Which i used to burn DVDs or CDs or watch them) won't show up in device manager even though it is attached inside my computer.

But sometimes when i restart my computer it either shows up or disappears.

When it shows up it works fine for a while but then disappears.
But when it doesn't show up, it won't show up at all.

I think the DVD name is Matshita DVD RAM but i can't remember what model name was it.

I looked for help elsewhere (Which is online chat) and they said maybe you have to replace it.

So please help!!!

A:DVD Drive won't show up on device manager

Sounds like either the drive is dying or the fitting isn't tight to the motherboard. If you use them a lot, they really don't have a long life and Panasonic are amongst the worst IMHO.

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Hello all.....
Ty for any help with promble even before i get started ty ty......
I have a hp pavillon dv-9000 running win 7 pro.......this laptop when give to me was in bad shape.... At one point i had the cd/dvd rom drive working yet in the middle of loading windows files it stoped working.... Knwoing the bios has only the driver for win vista i thought the driver for cd/dvd might not work.. So i droped win 7 on a usb flash drive..... The os is up n running.... So far no real troubles.. Ive had to jump around to find drivers for this... Hp lazy over paid plp.... Any ways i still dont have a cd/dvd driver nor any place in the device manager to even update the driver.... Any ideas????? Gren ligh on cd/dvdrom door..... Oh and i have a replacement cd/dvdrom drive. That when i install i no longer have a green light on door it is red..... Funny thing is it dont show in my computer or device manager yet in the bois it is enable.. Yet dont read in boot list? Humm wait now my head forgot if it reads in boot list or not... Ill check it again to make sure im right... So thinking this over.... Im thinking i might have a m/b problem in this case it very well could junk.. Ty agin for any help with this......

A:Cd/dvd rom not show in device manager or in computer

After checking Hp's website for drivers, I find that particular laptop only supports Windows Vista, XP and 2000. So that may be the problem right there.

You have a couple of options here, one is use the drivers for Vista - bit specific and install in compatibility mode. Another option is to find the product specs page for the make and model laptop and find what make cd/dvd drive they used and go directly to that manufacturers website for the driver.

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Hi guys

Have often browsed this fount of knowledge without actually posting but now I am stumped and really need help...

I have recently moved house and had new broadband installed complete with new Netgear N300 router. Now I am unable to connect to the internet even though my desktop says it can see the wireless network (though it does say it is unidentified). The network connection diagram in Vista suggests the problem is between the internet and the router but I know this is not the case as I have successfully connected other devices via the wireless network. I know the router is N and the card is G but the router should still work with the older card, right?

I have tried to download the latest drivers from Belkin for a version 8 F5D7000 but for some reason they wont install (when I click on the install file it thinks for a second then does nothing). No idea why this is the case.

Could it be anything to do with the fact that the card, being older, is WEP and my router has no option for WEP, only WPA onwards? If so, would the latest driver from Belkin in effect 'upgrade' my card to allow it to carry same encryption as the router?

If I can't solve then I'll no doubt end up buying a new PCI card but I didn't want to have to bother right at this moment.

Any help would be fantastic!



A:Cannot connect to wireless network using Belkin F5D7000 card and Netgear N300 router

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(Please tell me if I'm in the wrong area of this board)

But a friend living hundreds of miles away uses XP and ran an "unasked for" Pop-Up utility that said he had computer problems because of malware or spyware some unnamed entity had installed on his computer. Unfortunately he doesn't remember the name of the "so called spyware detector/remover", but he fell for the "Warning" and ran the program to "check" his system.

Of course, as most those unrequested detect/remover programs do...it found many "so called serious" problems. But would Not "fix/clean them" unless he payed for the program.

From THAT point on, his CD-ROM wouldn't work(which it had dependably always before)....the Device Manager that it "is there" and what make/model it is....and also says that it is enabled and working properly(but it isn't working, as before). And the Icon disappeared from from the My Computer folder. I guess that program somehow did something to it, in order to force people to pay for the program to "fix it" and othe so-called problems!

Has anybody ever heard of this?
Can you help me get his CD-ROM accessable and working dependably as before? Please??


A:CD-ROM shows "This device is working properly" in Device Manager, but doesn't or show

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Hi there,

I was wondering if you could help me i have and nvidia 750i platinum chipset which uses these nforce drivers to control stuff like your raid and ethernet.but for tje life of me my adapter has dissaperaed into thin ait its built in to the mobo right but it won't show up in device manager or network connections .
I am confused because the green light on the adapter means its on but it doesnt recognise it as software could this be an update problem or because ive updated my bios please help my email address is REMOVED


A:Graphics chip does not show up in Device Manager?

Your email address got removed, because if u get threatening emails from someone, your parents can sue vista forums, because u publicly posted your email address on the internet (everyone, including pedophiles can view ur email address).

Or in the device manager, right click the system devices section, and click scan for hardware changes (feel free to do the same with all of the other sections just to make sure we dont miss anything).

If that doesnt work then,

Look for the chipset drivers and reinstall them.

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Opened up Device Manager to look at settings for the various Com "Ports" in use and just can't see any listed. Here's a snap of what I have.

Where do they show, or how can I make them show up ?


A:Device Manager And Having Ports Listings Show Up ?

Open Devices and Printers
Select one of your printers
Then select Print Server Properties from the menu bar at the top of the Window.
Then select Ports.

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I have a Jetway PA78VM5-H-LF motherboard.

Newegg.com - JetWay JPA78VM5-H-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

It's discontinued.

Downloaded the lan drivers for the onboard lan at Jetway.

Jetway - Tech.On The Move - Motherboard - PA78VM5/PA78VM5D

Went to install and I got this error.

The RealTek Network Adapter/Controller was not found.
If Deep Sleep Mode enabled Please Plug the Cable

I went to device manager and the device isn't showing up at all.

I don't have the device under network devices. Even when showing hidden devices.

Onboard Lan is enabled in bios.

Really clueless why it wont show up in device manager.

The weird thing is when I shut my computer down and restart it the ethernet on the back of the mobo turns red.

I have to unplug the tower and power cycle it to get it to restart.

And whenever I get into Windows 7 (64) the clock is always reset.

Any idea? I've pretty much done everything, I have never used it since I have a wireless USB device but I need to use the Ethernet for the time being.

I will try to install chipset drivers.

Maybe I need to update the bios? Anyone know a good how to flash guide?


A:Onboard LAN wont show in Device Manager

Check the battery.

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This is a long Story but here i go.
Yesterday i received my new PNY GeForce FX 5500 PCI video card. I had some trouble installing first i didnt know i had to disable my old pci card and my onboard video card which i later found i had to do and which i did. So after doing that i installed my new video card again and everything seem to go right except on my instructions it said that after i had pluged my video card to turn my computer on and when i got to my home screen that my ADD NEW HARDWARE WIZRD would appear but it never appeared. The weird things is that on my device manager it said that is was enabled and it was working properly which it looked like it was. So i decided to go to my next step which was to put in my cd-rom to install the drivers but when i did it did not read it or even show up on the computer that there was even a cd in it kept telling me to put the cd in. So i tried using music cds and even my computer game on my DVD-R/RW bu nothing. So i turned my computer off and unistalled both my cd and dvd-r and i installed them againg and turned on my computer but this time it was worse no my cd and dvd would not open at least like they did before nor did they even look like they were working bc there is not light flashing at all and when i go to my device manager there is no cd or dvd drive showing so theres no way for me to enable or disable them. All the wires are hooked up correctly b/c i had a friend of mine who knows hot to install cd and dvd drives so i dont... Read more

A:Help with CD-Rom and DVD-R not working and dont show up in device manager!

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