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Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

Q: Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

Hi all,

I've got Win XP SP3 installed, and I connect to the internet using windows (instead of the fancy Intel Pro wireless connector)..

Now, this started happening a couple months ago because I used to have my computer on all night..

Windows suddenly gets disconnected from the network (due to no actions of my own), the preferred wireless connection is disconnected, and appears as 'automatic' instead of being 'connected'. Repairing the connection doesn't help this.

When I finally give up and restart, I get one of those windows where connection tray is trying to shut down properly (with an 'end task' choice). I can't quit and restart 'connection tray' because I can't find it in the task manager to end and restart.

Restarting the computer or the router generally fixes this issue. I want to know if there's any other way I can fix this?

BTW, tried windows update and everything seems to be up to date with no updates pending.

Any suggestions how I can stop this?

Preferred Solution: Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

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A: Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

Intel® PROSet/Wireless is used to set up, edit and manage network profiles to connect to a network. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up ad-hoc networks.
If you use Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration* as your Wi-Fi manager, you can disable it from the Windows Wireless Network tab.
Disable Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration and use Intel® PROSet/Wireless as your Wi-Fi manager:
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Click Properties.
Click Wireless Networks tab.
Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is not selected. If it is, clear it.
Click OK. This confirms the Intel PROSet/Wireless utility is configured to manage your network profiles.
Note Verify that the Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Application Settings option Notify when another application uses the wireless adapter is selected. This option prompts you when Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration starts to manage your network profiles.
I would go services.msc on run and disable Windows Wireless Zero.
The best to use is the Intel Pro. It gives you far more information than the Windows inbuilt wireless configuration manager.

NOTE Get the Intel Pro from the OEM site if an OEM computer OR from Intel site if generic and be careful if on Intel that you get the correct one. - if you do not now have it already - as certain editions only work with certain Intel wireless depending on wirless B/G - G etc.

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Hi All,

I have searched extensively for this issue but haven't found any workable solutions so I'm posting.

Recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and performed a fresh install of Win 7 Premium 64-bit on a new SSD. Installed latest drivers for all hardware but discovered after the install that my wireless adapter wasn't able to find any wireless networks (it worked find under Windows 8 when laptop was first unboxed). My wired connection works fine though, I am able to connect up to my network without issue using a network cable. Also, I am able to connect to my home wireless network without issue using another laptop.

In addition, the adapter icon in my tray shows a red-X on it. I've found many issues through web searches that suggest driver updates or hardware disable/enable steps but neither of these approaches have worked for me. I am holding off re-installing my OS until I've tried some more simpler and less time consuming options.

My system:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8060 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 244095 MB, Free - 186380 MB; D: Total - 457852 MB, Free - 457748 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: None

- Qualcomm Atheros AR8161/8165 Ethernet Controller
- Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200

All drivers are up to date.

When I run a... Read more

A:Solved: Lenovo Y580 cannot find any wireless networks / red-x on adapter icon in tray

Solved this myself after further searching - Zonealarm was the issue. Uninstalled and wireless came back to life.

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

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

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

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hello ! i have a dell computer and im using at&t wireless connection. And my company says i had h drive and p drive but when i go to p drive it says not connected and error. can u help me for this now? i really need it so i can pass this documents to p drive.

A:Two networks using at&t wireless connection

Are you trying to access the "P" drive from home or from work?

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Hello! I have a 64bit Windows 7 Professional on a wireless network which worked fine until the other day. Now I show that I am connected to my home network (with a house icon) without problems, AND it shows that I am NOT connected to an unidentified network (with a park bench icon). Does anyone know why this is happening and if it might have negative effects on my network or it's speed? I'm not an IT guy and these things give me a headache. Thanks!

A:wireless connection to two networks?

I'll be more thn happy to help.

That Park Bench Icon means that you have a Public profile... that is going to block your intranet connection to each computer.

Could you please tell us the Make/Model of your Router, Computers

The OS of each computer and your Firewall or better known as Internet Security Software.

ou need to change the Public to a Home Network.

1) Open up your Network and Sharing Center

2) Under View your Active Networks; you should see the Park Bench

3) Click the link that saids Public

4) It will bring up a dialog box; select Home

5) Thats it for that.

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I have three laptops in the house, all running off a d-link di-614+ router, using 128-bit WEP. I'm generally computer savvy, and all was running well until I shut down my computer, which runs Windows XP Home. When I turned it back on in the morning, it was unable to connect to the wireless network. When I went to 'view available wireless networks', none showed in the list, and both the 'advanced' and the 'connect' connect buttons were greyed out, leaving me only with cancel. I have no way of getting in and manually inputting settings or anything to get it to connect back to the network. The strange thing is, the other two laptops in the house can connect to the router just fine using WAN, so I know it's not a problem with the router. I am utterly baffled with this. I am using the Compaq Multiport WLAN 802.11b network card. I also tried using another wireless card I had laying around, something by the name of Proxim Orinoco, but I experience the same trouble. I am utterly baffled. When I go into the configuration utility of my compaq wireless card, it kept searching for "Agere Systems" and there was no way to change that. So I went back into my router and changed the SSID to Agere Systems, and I was able to connect. The Wireless Connection displays that it is connected with good signal strength. However, the View Available Wireless Networks window still displayed no network name at all, all buttons were greyed out, and I wasuna... Read more

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

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

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

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

A:Help with Internet connection on wireless networks

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

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

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I just bought a new computer, with WIN 7 on it and I can't get my wireless adapter to hook up with my network. I have all the latest drivers so that isn't the issue,and the adapter I'm using is a Netgear WN111v2, and the router is an apple airport, so I though it might be a compatibly issue, but from what my error message said on it was;

Information for Connection ID 35
Connection started at: 2011-01-11 15:58:40-183
Auto Configuration ID: 33
Profile: VirtualProfile
SSID: Network
SSID length: 21
Connection mode: Infra
Security: Yes
Pre-Association and Association
Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Profile matches network requirements: Success
Pre-association status: Success
Association status: Success
Last AP: 00-00-00-00-00-00
Security and Authentication
Configured security type: WPA2-PSK
Configured encryption type: CCMP(AES)
802.1X protocol: No
Key exchange initiated: Yes
Unicast key received: No
Multicast key received: No
Number of security packets received: 0
Number of security packets sent: 0
Security attempt status: Fail 0x00038012

so I was wondering if this was a compatibility issue or something else.

A:Wireless networks connection issue

Are you getting any error message(s), when you try to connect?
Does wired connection work?
Are there any other computers connected to the same router?
Did you try to reset router?

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Hi everyone, I have a problem with a second hand laptop (the system I registered with) and I hope someone can help.

I will try to explain the whole situation in detail and hope I don't ramble too much!

I am using BT WiFi-with-FON to access the net and the connection is rather unstable so it drops out on occasion, but the problem is that when it does and I try to access the list of open networks none show (in fact the icon is completely unresponsive sometimes).

I used to run a different laptop with 7 and this didn't happen, if the connection dropped I'd simply go into the list of open networks, disconnect and reconnect and eventually the connection was up and running.

I suspect that there is a problem with the actual nework card because this appears to be the opnly problem with the system, but perhaps there is something else I havn't thought of.

The laptop was sold with Windows 10 installed but I restored 7 because, though it was working for the most part I found that (above preferring 7 anyway) the same problem manifested itself (I thought maybe it was just because the computer was having issues trying to run Win 10 because it was quite unresponsive in other areas as well, thankfully those areas are solved with the restoration of 7, but the network problem remains)

My network card is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 130

I hope I've been clear enough!

Thankyou for any help.

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We have employees that need to connect to our private/secure wireless lan that uses static ip's (long explanation) and public lan's that use DHCP. Is there a way to handle this without having to change the network properties every time they come into or leave the office?

A:Wireless connection to public & private networks

when they connect to any wireless network for the first time vista should ask them if they want that connection to be public or private, they should choose private for the office network if it is secure and they wish to file share. For public wireless networks, where the purpose is to use the internet with file sharing disabled they should choose public.

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My laptop using XP prof shows wireless network connection icon in system tray, but my desktop computer does not show this icon. How can I get it to show up on the desktop machine? Both are on same LAN in office.

It's helpful to have this at hand in case there is a problem with connection and you have to reconnect.

Appreciate help. My first post.


A:Wireless network connection icon in sys tray

You wil only get the wireless icon in the system tray if you have a wireless adapter installed on your desktop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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When I first boot up my (vista) laptop, wireless connectivity works fine but will then drop after a random amount of time. (becomes Limited connectivity)

Try to reconnect but then windows will not find my wireless network even though router (ZyXEL P660 HW T1) says WLAN is working fine.

Have tried with security disabled but no difference.

Any help much appreciated.

A:Wireless connection drops - Windows cannot find networks

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Ok, I access the internet by connecting to my univerisities wired LAN in my dorm room.
I also hav a Dell PDA with wireless LAN, so i bought a wireless access point and a USB wireless adaptor for my desktop in the hopes of setting up a wireless network and being able to share my university connection.
after a hour or two of setup work, i got my wireless network up and running, but i found that my university internet connection no longer worked. I was able to fix this problem by telling windows to share the internet connection from my wired LAN connection (not sure why this worked, lol, but it did).
Unfortuneately i am still unable to figure out how to make use of this internet connection from my PDA. Any help would be appreciated.
A few bits of info:

1. Usin Win XP SP2, MS PPC2003 on the PDA
2. Linksys wireless hardware, wireless G USB adaptor and wireless G broadband router/access point.
3. I am also unable to access the settings of my access point from the PC unless i disable my wired LAN connection. (i can access the settings fine via the PDA)
4. I've been able to access the internet on the PDA before by connecting to a friends WLAN.
5. All my connections are firewalled, but the problem is identical even with all firewalls disabled

if any other info would help then please let me know,

A:Connection sharing accross 2 networks, wired and wireless

it could be the routing issue. posting the results of ipconfig /all and routing table may help.

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ok, i've had a search through google and this forum, but can't find anyone with this problem

i connect to the internet wirelessly on my laptop, and every now and then my connection drops, just for less than a second, and my tray icon changes to a strange "i" icon, with the three curved lines either side of it instead of just on the right of a monitor icon. this is not causing a problem so much as a nuisance but i would like to stop it happening if anyone has any ideas about it, any help would be much appreciated

A:Solved: wireless tray icon + Connection issues

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I currently have a Qualcom Wireless AC Card in my Yoga 920. When I change wifi networks, I don't always get the internet going right away (we have 2 networks at home and several different networks in the office). I would need to right click on the wifi icon in the task bar and click on troubleshoot, then wait for it to fix itself. This happens probably 90% of the time when I change networks (ie Home network, then when at the office, I connect to the Work network and have to perform the troubleshoot to get the internet going then vice versa when back home. Or even changing between our 2 different Home networks - as in from different ISPs and not just changing between 2.4 and 5ghz connection). Also, is there something wrong with Chrome for the 920? When I change networks, and get the internet going (as in the wifi icon property says that there is internet and the yellow triangle exclamation is not present anymore), google chrome does not automatically connect to the internet and load pages. Edge, on the other hand, does not have issues upon gaining internet connection after the troubleshoot. For reference, I have a custom built desktop. I have an Intel AC 8265 in it, and it does not have this issue when switching between our home networks and chrome does not any issue as well. So yeah, I have two issues. Any ideas? 

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Hi, I apologize if this post has been posted before but only thing I could find was a thread of someone who had a similar problem but solved it somehow, randomly.

This is an *ancient* laptop...but it's been working perfectly the past lengthy years. Just recently, however, the wireless network does not work. It detects them so it's not that part of the wireless but for some reason, it will not connect.

With the cable, I can access the internet fine but won't work for the wireless

I'm not a tech-oriented person at all so I will most likely need step by step instructions and my jargon won't be accurate at all. Again, I apologize (especially if this is in the wrong forum!)

Thank you

A:Dell Inspiron 600m: Detection but no connection to Wireless Networks


i had a similar problem with an advent laptop that was given to me to fix, i tried all sorts of things but couldnt get it to connect to my home network (which is secured with a WPA PSK key), the strange thing is it will connect to a non secure network without a problem.

So try and see if it will connect to a network that has the security turned off.

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

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

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

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

I tried a few things including:

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

2.running HostXpert

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

Here is my ipconfig report:

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

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

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my desktop pc freezes while online and only a hard reboot will fix the problem----error says "connection tray" not responding....any ideas????

A:connection tray error

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My computer keeps locking up on me for some reason. At first I thought it was a software glitch caused by a program and it still may be. But I had it happen this morning so I tried to log off.

Well when I did I got a Connection Tray error. I had to close the box and then it allowed me to log off. Well, when I logged back on it wouldn't let my dial up reconnect. I had to completely reboot. Any idea what could be causing this?

A:Connection Tray error?

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Hello everyone, this is my first post so apologies in advance if I post it in the wrong section or accidentally break some sort of rule.

So this is my problem, the wireless networks on my laptop(Toshiba Sattelite A305-S6857) are not working. I guess I'll start from the beginning, my hard drive recently died, so I bought a new one, installed it in my laptop and used my system restore cd to restore the laptop to factory settings. Everything looked like it was going fine until it came to installing the drivers to my built in wifi. The drivers did not install correctly and I got a "digital signature not found" message. I used command prompt to disable the need for digital signatures using the "bcdedit /set nointegritychecks ON" command. I downloaded and reinstalled the drivers, but this did not fix my problem.

This is when I figured that my built in wifi was malfunctioning so I bought a usb wireless adapter(ASUS USB N-53), installed the drivers on the cd that came with it, but that didn't work either. Just to make sure I wasn't just extremly unlucky and received a defective device I tested it on another laptop. (Another laptop in the Toshiba A305 series running Vista) and it worked just fine, so the problem has to be with my laptop. I've looked at threads made by people who are having similar problems and tried some of the solutions posted in these threads like uninstalling and reinstalling drivers. System restoring the laptop(3 times sa... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless networks(Error Code 39)

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I have just upgraded my connection and installed a new router. This kit and connection works perfectly connecting wirelessly with my laptop. My desktop machine is not connecting.

The desktop used to connect by direct cable to my router but since the upgrade the new router is in a different position and a cable connection is not a practical option.

I bought a Belkin Surf+ Wireless Adapter (802.11n ) and installed it. The specs say that it is Win 7 compatible. Even so I went to the Belkin website and downloaded the drivers from there. The installation went smoothly. The adapter is recognised and is listed in the device manager as working correctly and is enabled.

However the 'Network Icon' in the task bar shows the no connections are available. Going to the Network and Sharing centre and clicking on 'Connect to a network' produces the same result - no connections available.

Clicking on 'Manage Wireless Networks' produces a blank list (there should be at least 2 networks available - my own and a neighbour's). Clicking 'Add' and 'manually create a network profile' produces a screen with the message 'An unexpected error occurred'.

I am using Win 7 64 bit Home Premium and an 802.11n wireless router.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Unable to connect: No (wireless) networks available error

Quote: Originally Posted by ianmck


I have just upgraded my connection and installed a new router. This kit and connection works perfectly connecting wirelessly with my laptop. My desktop machine is not connecting.

The desktop used to connect by direct cable to my router but since the upgrade the new router is in a different position and a cable connection is not a practical option.

I bought a Belkin Surf+ Wireless Adapter (802.11n ) and installed it. The specs say that it is Win 7 compatible. Even so I went to the Belkin website and downloaded the drivers from there. The installation went smoothly. The adapter is recognised and is listed in the device manager as working correctly and is enabled.

However the 'Network Icon' in the task bar shows the no connections are available. Going to the Network and Sharing centre and clicking on 'Connect to a network' produces the same result - no connections available.

Clicking on 'Manage Wireless Networks' produces a blank list (there should be at least 2 networks available - my own and a neighbour's). Clicking 'Add' and 'manually create a network profile' produces a screen with the message 'An unexpected error occurred'.

I am using Win 7 64 bit Home Premium and an 802.11n wireless router.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Good morning Ian, may I suggest that you hard wire connect the desktop to the router along with the wireless adaptor and re-load and install t... Read more

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Hello Vista Forums!

I'm having trouble with my internet access on my computer the specs are as:

Vista 32bit Premium
4GB RAM DDR (3.2 in 32bit ofc)
Standard 350/370gb HDD
CPU is Phenom II quad 955BE

Basically, I'm on my computer alot, (I'm a student at uni), I very much hibernate my computer literally every time I go out, or goto bed, I only shutdown when necessary updates are available or a restart is required.

I believe the problem started when I was listening to music on iTunes, "Megadeth's 13 Album" and I switched to another artist and then later on tried listening to it again but the songs where missing, I checked the folder where they are located on my computer and it had become corrupt, which I thought was very odd indeed. Anyways I just reimported my CD and all is well again.

Anyhow thought I'd shutdown my computer after a regular Ccleaner check and quick analyzing of Defraggler. Thought "right I'll sort it all out after are shutdown and do it in the morning" However the computer took a very long time to shutdown but eventually did.

Booted my computer this morning, woke up to a CHKDSK (check disk) in the boot screen, loads of "orphan" files where being deleted but then recovered, very odd?

THe scan completed, everything was ok. So I logged in, some strange reason, AVG did not start up, (was gonna scan the whole system) and it will not start up now, some error about a write log. So I can't use this... Read more

A:Cannot locate ANY wireless networks after Disk error


The best way to start may be with a system restore. Go back to a week before the problem and see if that helps.
System Restore - How to

Before the Restore
Run a full anti virus scan.

If none of this helps we will try to test your hard drive, a bad hard drive may be a potential cause.

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

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

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

What driver is currently installed?

Try this

Download the latest ar956x driver from here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Found the answer:

Manage Wireless Networks observation

I added a shortcut on Desktop with:

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


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

Hasiel in Sunny AB

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

If you're not using it, yes.

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

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

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

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

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


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Hi All,

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

D-Link DWL-G700AP Wireless Access point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This laptop has ALWAYS struggled to connect to some networks that my phone and tablet can connect to no problem, eg in hotels, Starbucks etc. Here is an example. I want to know why Lenovo doesn't connect to wifi, it's consistently infuriating and I may return the laptop to the retailer if I can't get a solution. Here's the network that my Android phone has no problem with: Yet when I connect with the laptop I get no Internet connection:I have installed the latest wireless drivers from Intel but still it does not work. IS this problem common? Is the problem with Intel or Lenovo? What can I do to fix it? Thanks

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Hey to TSG!!

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

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

Please tell me what to do firstly!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Wireless Range Extender and Open Wireless Networks

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

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

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

A:Solved: Wireless adapter cannot find any wireless networks

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

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

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


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.06.17.07

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.19088
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Can somebody add my computer to a wireless network (wpa2-psk secured) without having physical access to my computer?

A:unknown wireless network in manage wireless networks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:New Wireless Card, Unable to view Wireless Networks

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

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

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

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

A:wireless card won't detect wireless networks

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Please help.
I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 Laptop with XP platform. Recently the wireless internet stop working. I have a netgear wirelss router. There are other computers and laptops in my home that also have wireless and they are working fine. My laptop seems to be the only one affected. I amnot sure how to fix this problem. I have reset the router and still nothing. I have also tried adding a new internet connection thinking that the old one was not good.

Please help.




A:Error with Wireless Connection

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I am wondering why my laptop wouldn't connect to the internet even though it has a very good connected detected. I got a message " The page cannot be displayed". I checked the Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab and setting for SSL 2.0, SSl 30.9, TLS 1.0 but didn't find PCT 1.0 on my Dell Computer (Inspiron B120). How should I fix this problem? Is this connected to my Wireless 1390 card? Or is it something else? Please advise. Thanks

A:Wireless connection error

Let's start collecting some information ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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I am getting the message, "wireless network radio disabled" The Broadcom adapter gives the error message, "the radio on your 802.11 adapter is still disabled. Use the harware radio control switch to enable it.

A:Wireless Connection error

The make/model of the computer would be a big help here.

If this is a laptop, look on the side of the unit, there's frequently a small slide switch to disable the wireless. Some other laptops have a function key sequence to disable the wireless.

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Using W7 and Firefox. Google shows many Error 651 in W7 but no solutions that work.
Is anybody in TSG familiar with this?

A:Error 651 W7 cannot get wireless connection

hiya, have you tried this,http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-7/error-651-with-pppoe-connections-in-windows-7/

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Windows XP
IE 6.0
P4 2.6

No problem day 1: integrated Dell mini pc card (8012.11 b/g) connected fine to a network at a home I'm visiting. No problems using the internet.
Problem day 2, I used my PCMCIA Sierra wireless aircard to gain internet access on the road. Come back to friend's house and got IE DNS error or page cannot be displayed.
Day 3, tearing my hair out trying to figure this out! I have a strong (11 mbps)established wireless network connection, but continue to get DNS errors. Am getting "request timed out 4 packets sent and lost" errors when trying to ping

I have rebooted the computer. Rebooted the cable modem and Linksys wireless router. What the heck happened, and does anyone know how to fix it? Also, I can get a wired connection (friend's ISP is Roadrunner) but get the same DNS error. If I go back to my wireless mobile card I can get online and open pages, but it's so slow I would rather get the other way working.
Thank you.

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I am still struggling to log my 5 yr. old Dell SmartStep onto the net with a Linksys PC card and Linksys router. The latest theory is that Windows is blocking the connection. I get an error message that refers me to article ???? at microsoft.com, telling me I have to get WZC...
Laptop gets internet with ethernet/USB Belkin adapter connection to router, old PC hardwired to router and gets online no problem, friends have no problem logging on to wireless network here at the home, laptop was previously owned by a friend who never experienced problems with wireless connection. I have spent hours on the phone with my local ISP, Linksys, Dell, you name it.

A:Window error message, no wireless connection

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