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Wireless adapter needs resetting when I plug in a USB device

Q: Wireless adapter needs resetting when I plug in a USB device

Hi. Often, not always, when I plug in a USB device to one of the external USB ports on my desktop, my (already plugged in, and working) USB wireless adapter stops working. I lose my wireless Internet connection, and I have to reset it - either manually by unplugging it and re-inserting it, or via Windows' troubleshooting wizard. Is there either a way to stop this from happening completely (preferred, of course), or is there at least a quicker way of resetting it - like a quick program on the desktop I can run - I can even code it in Visual Studio (2013) if needed). I'm assuming that the USB ports are somehow shared and conflicting? FWIW, I have 6 USB ports on the back of the machine, plus a single one on the front access panel. Win 7 Ultimate x86, 3 Gig, no errors/conflicts under Device Manager\USB controllers. Any help is appreciated. Further info upon request....

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A: Wireless adapter needs resetting when I plug in a USB device

Hello JDGiants. Welcome to the forum.

Does this behavior happen no matter what port you plug the USB stick into? Even the one on the front access panel?

If this were a power problem then it would make sense that it occurs when two or more devices are drawing power from one USB controller on the motherboard.
USB2.0 can have up to 4 ports on one controller, so I'm guessing that at least 2 ports in the back are on a separate controller. By trying the wireless device in all the different ports you may be able to come up with a pattern.

You might also try experimenting with the keyboard and mouse disconnected. Report back what you find.

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Opinion please: I have an hp pavilion laptop dv2000 and I am going to purchase either a wireless pc plug in module card or one that has a usb adapter.. would like opinions on which one is better for the long run.. I am looking at a Netgear one. both say compatible with windows xp which is what I have. and my router is a netgear already.

A:Solved: Wireless plug in module card vse wireless usb adapter

wireless module wouldn't work, ended up with the usb port adapter. Will try it tonight.. Wish me luck

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I keep loosing the Internet, every few days, and I go to my adapter settings, disable, then enable, and it comes back on. My adapter ia an Asus PCE-N15 Wireless LAN PCI-E card. I have a Lenovo H415 desktop running Windows 7.

A:Wireless Adapter keeps needing resetting

Are you using your own Internet connection, or a Public hotspot? If it is your own Internet. What is the manufacturer & model of the router.

Can you post the output of "netsh wlan show all". Open up a Command Window and paste what is inside the quotes. Then do a Copy and paste of the output.

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Hi I'm using an Advent 7111 Laptop using Windows XP Media Centre SP2.
I have an Orange Livebox wireless router (formerly Wanandoo I believe) and I can connect wirelessly on my laptop just fine when it is running on just the battery. As soon as I plug in the power adaptor/charger, the wireless connection disconnects. When I hover the cursor over the wireless connection logo in the bottom right corner (system tray i think it's called) it says the connection strength is excellent!? But even when it says it is excellent strength I still can't sign to Windows Live Messenger or surf the web! Please reply ASAP please!!!

A:Wireless network diconnects when I plug in the power adapter/charger!?

I did that to myself once when I carelessly put the power supply too near the wireless adapter.

If your power supply is not within inches of the adapter, and not in the direct path between router and adapter's antenna I'd guess you have a serious problem with the power supply or with the overall wiring in your house. Try plugging into the same outlet as the router.

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Is there a way to create a desktop icon to reset the wireless network adapter? Is there a way to do this thru the command prompt?


A:Resetting "wireless network adapter"

The easiest way is to turn off the switch, assuming your laptop isn't a cheap model with no switch/

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I think the screenshot says it allnotice the red x at the right-bottom

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Just a while ago, i downloaded a set of wireless drivers for my Dell inspiron N5110 laptop computer. I restarted the computer but no wireless icon showed up in the system tray. So off i went to the Device manager - Network adapters and then No wireless adapter found.
If the adapter is disabled, how can you turn it on? I tried the fn+F2 hotkeys but no change.
I need Help asap.
Thanks a lot.

A:No wireless adapter in device manager.

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Hi, my Wireless adapter is not in Device Manager. Currently im using Hp pavilion tx1000. Recently, I have formated my laptop, and i cant get my wireless work installed. I have been to hp website to get the latest wireless setup to install, but it still not able to function.
Even if I turn off and on again my wireless device, the laptop cannot detect my wireless adapter and make auto installation. The wireless is Broadband 802.11. Is that my wireless adaptor hardware get spoiled? I have tried a lot of wireless setup, but it still not able to work. Any suggestion my friend..

A:Wireless adapter not in Device Manager

Originally Posted by Likshen

Hi, my Wireless adapter is not in Device Manager. Currently im using Hp pavilion tx1000. Recently, I have formated my laptop, and i cant get my wireless work installed. I have been to hp website to get the latest wireless setup to install, but it still not able to function.
Even if I turn off and on again my wireless device, the laptop cannot detect my wireless adapter and make auto installation. The wireless is Broadband 802.11. Is that my wireless adaptor hardware get spoiled? I have tried a lot of wireless setup, but it still not able to work. Any suggestion my friend..

Have you gone into device manager and choose view
"all hidden" ?

Can you see your adapter? as in pic I posted
If so, uninstall and reboot

also, here is a way to contact HP Contact HP - Phone assistance

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My wireless adapter disappeared from my H Pavilion g6 laptop.  
Hardware ID == ACPI\VEN_HPQ&DEV_0004

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I have read the forums, and even reset the laptop to factory settings.  The only network adapter that shows up is Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller.  How can I access my wireless adapter to set it up?

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My laptop can no longer see the wireless adapter no matter what i do i have to use a wired connection which kinda defeats the purpose of  a laptopThe HP support assisant restarts it but i get a code 10It is availible to enable or disable it just isnt thereSo far i have tried1. Uninstalling all drivers and reinstalling2. Formatting the computer and having a fresh install with a new windows 10 load3. Resetting the Bios to deafault4. Updated the bios and reset it again5. reseated the wireless adapter by unplugging it and cleaning the port with compressed ait and plugging it in so far all of these have done nothing at all so any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated

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so i have searched the internet back and forth for an answer to this so i thought i would ask here! So i have an Belkin wireless g adapter f5d7050 version 4XXX drivers i have two computers one is a desktop and another a laptop both running windows 7 64 bit home premium! i plug in the adapter on my desktop it said cannot load drivers on WLAN 2.0 i install the drivers and restart and it works perfectly! Not the case with my laptop i plug it in it says can not find drivers for unknown device! I load the drivers and restart and nothing still the same message i go to device manager and there it is unknown device under universal serial buss controllers! so the device works that i know so does anyone know what the problem is?

A:belkin wireless g adapter unknown device

Welcome to the Seven forums.

On the laptop, find the folder in the applicable program files area
Belkin\USB F5D7050\Wireless Utility\Win7_32 (probably Win7_64 for you)

Double click on InstallDriver.exe and see if that works for you.

If that fails, you can contact Belkin directly:
Belkin : Support : Support Options

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The Intel (R) Dual Band Wireless - AC 7260 Disappears under the Device Manager -> Network Adapters but I can see this disabled from the menu View -> Show Hidden Devices -> when i right click and vie the properties i see the following message unders the Device status Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A:Wireless Adapter - Disappears under the Device Manager -> Ne...

Hi, Please try the following fix FIRST:    http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03540049 From: Opening Device Manager to view error codes down or use the following fix:     https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/310123 For code 45, you may need to open your machine to reseat (not reset) the card. Regards.

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I couldn't figure out which sub forum to put this in so I just picked the one that is for my PC's OS. What I'm wondering is if it's possible to connect my PC's wireless adapter to a Bluetooth device, such as a speaker, and use it to play the computers audio through. I recently had my speakers stop working and had to throw them away. Since then I've been using ear buds to hear but I'd really like to have a speaker. So I have this Bluetooth speaker but my computer doesn't have a Bluetooth adapter. So I'm wondering if it's possible to use my wireless adapter instead. Probably a dumb question, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

A:Connecting a wireless adapter to a Bluetooth device.

Different protocols.

You can get a BT USB dongle for $10 or less.

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Acer Aspire 5315-2153 laptop,

After a fresh install of Vista on a brand new partition, (wiped Acer's e-recovery partition because it was corrupted and wouldn't work), certain drivers didn't show up in DM. I manually loaded the video adapter drivers and they worked fine. I went to Acer's website and downloaded the LAN drivers and installed the ethernet drivers and they worked fine. I assume that the wireless drivers were also in the LAN download files but there is no wireless adapter showing up in Dev. Mgr so I can't install drivers for a device that isn't showing up, can I ? (none in ipconfig /all either).
I had used a MS troubleshooting tool to find a wireless device and the only thing it found was my router.

Any advice appreciated on getting the onboard device to show up.
It is usually under Network Devices but only the ethernet card shows up there. Wireless worked fine before I loaded the new OS. (Maybe it had something to do with wiping the Acer recovery partition ?)

If it's pooched for good, I assume that it won't interfere with my just using an external pc card, correct ?

A:no onboard wireless adapter in device manager

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I bought a cheap, unbranded wireless adapter off the net, the chipset for which is REALTEK 8191.

The specification states - Data Rate: 802.11n up to 300Mbps (downlink) and 150Mbps (uplink).

Whenever I look at the status of the device, it either reports a speed of (more often than not) 135Mbps, or occasionally 150Mbps; yet a Netgear WNA3100 adapter that I have can report speeds of up to ~280Mbps when connected.

Is it likely that this Realtek adapter isn't really a 300Mbps device?

Thanks for your thoughts.

A:Is this Realtek wireless adapter really a 300Mbps device?

Manufacturers can play a lot of games with performance specifications. They specify 300Mbps but that would be achievable only under ideal conditions not normally seen in the real world. And as this is a cheap unit the specification may be highly optimistic.

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Hi all,

So I bought and custom/home built a pc based on the 3xs radius p55 bundle (pre overclocked i5 760). The motherboard is a Asus P7P55D-E, i have 4gb Corsair RAM, a 1GB Palit overclocked GTX460, 1TB Samsung spinpoint HD. I'm Running windows 7 (64bit) professional.

It's been working well until recently when a quirk developed.
USB devices that I plugged in would make the requisite noise, but would not necessarily function properly. The first instance was my mp3 player; windows media player would not recognise it, yet I could still charge, load files manually etc. I assume this was the first sign of the problem. It may be unrelated I suppose.

Lately, my USB wireless mouse/keyboard would occasionally drop out, but replugging in would solve the problem.

However, catastrophically, I unplugged my USB wireless adapter as I was doing something at the rear of my desk. On plugging it back in, I get the usual noise, it shows in the device manager, but I am unable to use it. I've tried a brand new alternate, and the same occurs. The power light flicks on, the noise occurs, and then the power light goes off. The device shows in the device manager, is registered as correctly working, the driver is installed, but again the wireless manager cannot 'see' the device. When I remove the device, I get the disconnect noise.

I have tried: re-installing the drivers, verifying that there are no (!) by the devices in the device manager, uninstalling all USB devices fr... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4056 which has an internal wireless adapter and no physical swicth to turn it on/off. only by pressing fn key and F8. So the only way the laptop recognizes the wireless adapter is if I plug in the power cord, turn it off while power cord is plugged in. Before turning it on I have to unplug to power cord and then power the laptop on. That seems to be the only way the wireless adapter gets even recognized by system. Its not even in device manager. Only when I do the above procedure (which doesn't always work) is when i can connect to the internet (wifi). After wifi is connected I can connect the power cord and it functions good. ethernet port works fine. need some help(oh and i did a system restore to a previous time when it was working properly but that didnt help) Thanks in advance

A:laptop wireless adapter dissapears from device manager..... sometimes

Some laptops have a menu option in BIOS to disable WIFI and Bluetooth switches. I am not sure about Toshiba but you can give it a try.  Usually Toshiba Laptops are installed with a 'Config free utility' which is used to configure network devices. Try uninstall it and re install the latest version downloaded from the Toshiba site.
If that didn't helps try the following steps.
1.  Go to Device Manager, double click on Network  Adapters, right click on  your WIRELESS adapter, click on Power Management tab and uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" and click OK.
2.  Click on the Battery Icon in the System Tray, click on More Power Options, set your Power Plan to High Performance.

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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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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've had a Lenovo G510  for about 18 mths. Not used wifi yet as I have a wired connection in my house. Decided to check out the wifi today but I can't find a way to turn it on and I can't find any wireless device listed in Device Manager. All I have under "Network adapters" - are: Qualcomm Atheros AR8172/8176/8178 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller Also no "Other Devices" or Unknown devices listed either. I've tried scanning for hardware changes but no luck. Why can't windows find the wireless card? It was advertised as coming with a built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter. I'm on Windows 8.1. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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wireless adapter missing from device manager after upgrading HP-Presario-F700 from vista to windows7

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So I reinstalled Windows on my laptop last night using the Samsung recovery disc that came with it because I recently had problems getting it to start. But now that I did that the device manager on the computer can't detect either my wireless or ethernet adapters.

I don't know how to fix this problem and I really hope someone here can help

A:Device manager on my laptop can't detect my wireless adapter

Can you fill out your full specs?

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/180324-system-info-see-your-system-specs.html

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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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I'm a beginner in Networking and I can't find my wireless adapter in Device Manager.
I was able to detect wireless connectivity yesterday. After we replaced our router, my laptop says my wireless adapter is disabled.

I am unable to find the "Manage wireless networks" in Open Network and Sharing Center.
My Fn+F2 buttons used to enable and disable wireless is not working either. I tried setting up our previous router but it still won't work.

I am using Windows 7. Gateway NV59C.

Thank you very much for your help!

A:Solved: Cannot find wireless adapter in Device Manager?

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I was logged onto the internet wirelessly one day and all of a sudden, my internet goes out. The orange light on the laptop under the wireless button goes off. When I pressed it, it said no device. I have uninstalled the Microsoft ISATAP Adapter and reinstalled it. That didn't work. I recovered to a prvious date. That worked for about 5 minutes and it did the same thing. This happened about a month ago and I have been spending most of my time trying to fix it. I can't find anything that works. I read someone else's post on here about a similar problem; still unsure what to do.

There is an exclamation over Microsoft ISATAP Adapter in the device manager. There has beeen something under Network Adapters that started with Atheros but it has disappeared so I can't remember what it was exactly.

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Windows IP Configuration

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Y... Read more

A:Acer aspire laptop wireless adapter no device

sounds like your wireless adapter is not recognised
post back a screen shot from device manager

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

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

This varies on make and model of laptop
It may just be the adapter is not seated correctly - often accessible from one of the panels on the bottom of the laptop - but not always

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My BIOS keep resetting after I shut down and plug out. I am suspecting CMOS battery drained out but this PC is only 3 years+. Moreover, my time and date DID NOT RESET back to the default, it still remain as usual. Any idea on this?

I'm using GIGABYTE GA-Z77P-D3.

Thanks in advance guru!

A:BIOS keep resetting everytime plug off

Check the CMOS jumper on your MB to see if it's still on the "reset" position.

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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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I uninstalled my wireless adapter due to a very minor problem (which I wish I had ignored).  Now when I try to reinstall I get a "Data is Invalid" error.  Also, the program claims it cannot see the hardware, but Windows definitely does see it.
I also noticed that my Device Manager now comes up blank.  It show absolutely no devices.
Please help.  I am using Windows Vista (32 bit).

A:Blank Device Manager and Unable to Install Wireless Adapter

You should run a SFC /scannow in windows command prompt. Make sure you run it as administrator. 

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Hi all,

Firstly kudos to the mods and active 'tech' members who have made non-IT professionals' lives so easier. Thank you and hats off to you all

I have seen other related (solved) topics here but my case is a bit different, I guess - as I have tried and tested those. I have a Toshiba satellite A series laptop (2.0 GHz duo core, 1.5 GB RAM, 160 HDD) and I've been using Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition for over 4 years and very seldom I had problems...except for viruses , of course.

I have Microsoft security essentials installed and I know that's not the best in the business in terms of protection. But off late, I have noticed that my (in-built) firewall and defender wouldn't get started -I am using my friend's laptop, will post the exact message next time I come here.

Okay, yesterday I used my laptop in a bus with wifi on it. After reaching home, I found myself unable to connect to the internet through wifi...the wifi network list was just blank. When I checked the device manager>network> I could only find ethernet there -> no wireless adapter ! Though it connects to the internet via the ethernet cable. So is it due to viruses and or corrupt registry? I use 'cc cleaner' for system optimisation (free disc's space) - as you might know, in Windows Vista, the free space in 'c' drive mysteriously gets reduced everyday the laptop is turned on - I saw in Microsoft's website that using such cleani... Read more

A:Wireless network adapter missing from Device Manger's list

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I recently moved my computer away from my router to a different room. So I bought myself a wireless adapter, a D-Link DWA-160 wireless adapter. I installed the drivers with the CD and followed the instructions. At the end of the installation it gave me this: http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9991/82056551.png I have re-installed many times trying different methods, but nothing seems to work.

In device manager it shows that the device is installed and working properly. Yet it does not make it actually work. The light on the adapter will not flash like it does for my laptop (tested). And I am unable to even run the Wireless Connection Manager from D-Link, i just double click and nothing happens. Here is another screenshot with more information:http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2796/37819057.png

So what exactly is the problem? If anyone can help me out I will owe you big time and appreciate it to no end, thank you!

A:Wireless Adapter not found, yet its working properly in Device Manager

When i type IP config I get:

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .: Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

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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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Hi Tech support,

I've recently installed Windows Vista x64 on my machine and used my motherboards built-in wireless connection to connect to my flat's wireless router. Everything worked fine until I noticed that whenever I remove a USB device from my front panel (USB Stick, MP3 Player) the wireless suddenly loses it's connection with the router, and the only thing I've found to fix things is a restart of my PC.
I also have a Laptop running a 32-bit version of Vista, and after trying it there it seems to have exactly the same problem.
Any ideas what's causing this, or better still how to fix it?

A:Disconnecting USB device causes Wireless network adapter to lose connection


Originally Posted by Hagen

Hi Tech support,

I've recently installed Windows Vista x64 on my machine and used my motherboards built-in wireless connection to connect to my flat's wireless router. Everything worked fine until I noticed that whenever I remove a USB device from my front panel (USB Stick, MP3 Player) the wireless suddenly loses it's connection with the router, and the only thing I've found to fix things is a restart of my PC.
I also have a Laptop running a 32-bit version of Vista, and after trying it there it seems to have exactly the same problem.
Any ideas what's causing this, or better still how to fix it?

I am having the same problem for all my 5 computers.
They all have the same specs except for hard drive / disc drives and graphics card.

My temporary fix:
Start Orb > Control Panel > View network status and tasks > Manage network connections > Select "Wireless Network Connection" > Disable this network device > Enable this network device

Command Line:

netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" DISABLE
netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" ENABLE
It's still not the solution to the problem, but it works when I need it. It does get annoying when I have to use USB devices and the Internet at the same time, though. This is why I want a solution to this problem.

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I recently had to restore my wife's computer using the "destructive" method.. The computer is an EMachines T3504 and has Windows XP. When I re-installed the "Netgear WG311v2 Wireless PCI Adapter" I ended up with a yellow question mark where it is listed under device manager. It is listed under "Other Devices" and then "Ethernet Controller" - the Ethernet Controller comes up when I hit the + to expand "Other Devices." It does not say the name of the network card, only "Ethernet Controller." However, when I run "Everest" the network card shows to exist and is named specifiacally as such (Netgear...ect...).
I have since tried the following:
1. Re-install the software for the Network card.
I have the CD and have even tried to put the drivers in a desktop folder. Obviously I told to the computer to look in both of these locations. I even downloaded the specific drivers off of the internet (on another computer in this house) and tried that. Every time I try to install the necessary software in the Hardware Update Wizard", I get "The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software." I have also tried to update the drivers simply via the internet, again the same error.
2. Install service pack 3 for XP. Nothing.
3. Remove and re-install card:
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So recently my network adapter keeps randomly disconnecting, and it's been really annoying. If I use the built-in windows troubleshooter, however, it fixes the problem, but having to run the troubleshooter every time I get dropped (every 10-20 minutes or so), gets pretty tedious. Is there a permanent solution?

Things I've tried already: Updating my drivers, and turning off the "allow this device to be turned off to save power" option

Any help would be sweet, thanks.

A:Network Adapter Keeps Disconnecting/resetting

Things you can try:
- Use the 2nd network adapter
- Check in Safe Mode with Networking
- Check with a live Linux distro
- Load optimized defaults in BIOS

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How might I go about resetting my network adapter without being connected to the internet? I am having a lot of trouble finding a solution to this.

A:Resetting a network adapter without internet connection

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The pin on the inside of the ac adapter plug on the back of my notebook computer broke off. Therefore, I am not able to connect the ac adapter. I have a hp pavilion za4805us model. Does anyone know if that can be repaired. I understand that some plugs can be replaced and others are attached to the motherboard. Any ideas or help.


A:Ac Adapter Plug

I'm not sure about that particular model, but you would think it would be like anything else, just soldering a new plug onto the motherboard. Not something I could do, but a laptop specialist can do it I would think.

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Hello all,

My daughter has a HP laptop and she cannot use it as it wont turn on. I thought it was the a/c adapter but it is not (other daughter has the same machine). I think the problem is where the adapter plugs into on the laptop. Can this be replaced or is her laptop broken completely?

Please help, she is driving me mad x

A:Cannot plug A/C adapter in, please help

Which laptop model is it (get the info from the label on the bottom, not the bezel or plastic near the screen.
The adapter plug can be repaired by a skilled technician... but the cost is often as high as $175... the cost of a new motherboard. The part itself is sold by HP for about $40 from their "support" center, but should really only be about $6.00 on eBay. The trick is the soldering, which require skill and a lot of experience.
When we know your model numbers from the bottom sticker, we can perhaps be of more help.
It would also be helpful to know the city near where you live that might have technicians.

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There are some of devices that were mission from device manager.
At first, there was a problem with wireless adapter, I couldn't enable it.
I tried to reinstall drivers serveral times, but it didn't fix the problem.
So i reformat my system, 2 times. the problem is still existing.
It's getting worst, now i can't find wireless network adapter, lan network adapter and card reader in device manager.
It is weird that sometime the  wireless adapter appears in device manger, those 2 devices come back too.
I am quite sure that my wireless adapter hardware is ok because i did replace new wireless adapter but the problem still exist.
I ran some antivirus tools, antimalware tools, non of them return infected.
The weirdest issue is that my wireless adapter comes with bluetooth adapter.
 but only bluetooth adapter can be used, it works perfectly fine.
Could you please take a look at this problem, im at the deadend. this is the weirdest problem i ever had with  my laptop and pc.
Thank you
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A:Hidden items in device manager: Wirelress adapter, lan adapter, card reader

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device manager under my Network adapter. I have my Intel Ethernet adapter listed and then underneath the bang with WAN Miniport (IP) #2. When I check the properties of the device It says it is not working properly. When I attempt to uninstall the device it tells me that the device cannot be removed because it is required to boot the system.

A:device manager under my Network adapter. I have my Intel Ethernet adapter listed and

go into your bios and under boot options, remove network/internet as a boot option if it is listed.

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A:why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Check your power settings. Right click on an empty spot on you desktop, click on screen saver, click on change power settings, change the plan and then advanced settings. You can set the brightness intensity there and a lot of other things that you want to happen when plugged in and not plugged in.

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Hello everyone

My ac adapter connection is loose and flaky on my lifebook 2020.

I need to get inside and fix this. (I hope)

I have removed all the screws I can find but it dosen't seem to want to come apart easily

I dont want to force anything till I get more info.

Any help would be appreciated.

Pretty sure I can fix it if I can open it ok

Thanks for any and all responses

A:AC adapter plug problem

You will have to get it open. Look for any hidden screws or latches... Be sure to remove all memory, PCMCIA devices, CD/DVD drives and hard drives, Also, be prepared to replace the DC jack if needed

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hi all i'm new in here and i want to ask why when i plug my ac adaptor all of usb port seems restarting, when i plug my android to usb port the phone keep reconnecting to the laptop and the hard disk make strange noise like when the laptop start, but after i unplug the ac adaptor all of the problem seems disappear, i think there is something wrong in the driver because i use win 7 in a win 8 laptop that all of the driver is only supported win 8 OS, can anyone at least give me a way to check if the driver is wrong or faulty?

A:usb keep restarting after plug to ac adapter

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I have an Inspiron 6000 (home) running XP and a Latitude D610 (XP) that I used to be able to use interchangably with a Comcast modem and a Netgear WGR614 router. A couple of weeks ago, my internet connections slowed and now have ended.

After several phone calls to Comcast, the last tech told me the problem was "the network address showing in the device manager is different than the network address that shows in the TCIP/IP settings." I am getting an error message of "network cable unplugged" on the Inspiron and the red X on the second of the two adapters (1st is 1394; 2nd is Broadcam 440x 10/100). I can get internet from the Latitude when directly connected to the cable modem, but not when routed through the router for wireless.

We have tried multiple reconfig of the IP, shutting everything down (computers, router, modem) all with no success. Any help anyone can provide would be great--I still need to order Christmas presents.

A:Network adapter in device manager is different than adapter in TCIP/IP settings

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Has anybody else had this problem?  I have a Vostro 1500 -5 months old and Dell haa sent me a replacement AC adapter but it still has the same problem.  I do move the laptop around a bit, but never pulling on the cord, and yet the plug just falls out of the jack while I am working.  My adapter is Rev 03 which is pretty new, I guess.  Right now I am working with someone else's adapter which is Rev 02 and seems a little more stable.  Is it possible that the plugs are different?Thanks.

A:AC adapter plug falls out of jack!

possibly the plug on the laptop where the cord plugs into is loose.. meaning that no matter what adapter you plug into it, being new or used, it will fall out easily..

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Recently purchased the XPS 17 laptop, and first thing I noticed when I plugged in the adapter is that there is entirely too much play, it flops down and has fallen out quite a few times already.  Have several other DELL laptops and those are still nice and tight even after years of use~ did they give me the wrong one??  I see no reason why a brand new plug/laptop should be this loose?

A:XPS 17 NEW adapter plug loose and falls out?!?!

There is a simple resolution. Dell has not provided the @malkboy explanation to it phone support, engineering, tech, Terry_B or its partners.
Dell has not made an official statement regadring the design, the problem or a fix. Until then we can assume its a problem because we the customers don't like it.
@melkboy - were it the case that this is the design to prevent the cost of replacing a motherboard, etc., then Dell should so say. As it is Dell has burdened the cost of replacing my XPS17 2x, sending me an XPS 15, providing a daughterboard repalcement, 3x a new powercord and my loyalty and business. I have BEGGED to peak to someone with knowledge and no one has come forward to make your explanation.
@Terry_B has provided the best communication and there has been no communication from him to this effect.
Its a bad design, Dell's intent was not to prevent damage from tripping. Dell is running away from its customers and this problem.

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