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Odd windows 7 network card issue

Q: Odd windows 7 network card issue

hi guys I've been a long time reader here at techspot and I've got to say i love the website. Now for the most part i consider myself pretty familiar with computers and i can handle just about anything as far as computer problems go. However this one has me stumped, so i figured i could turn to the most knowledgeable computer gurus around. So my problem is Windows seems to be dedicating a little over 2 gigs of ram for my wireless card. Now this is odd because I've never heard of a wireless card needing memory dedicated for it let alone 2 gigs worth. i can tell it is using it for the wifi card because whenever i have it hooked up to the computer, windows tells me i only have 1.99 gigs of ram available. I also know the card works because I've hooked it up to my brother's rig and he has windows vista 64-bit and it works fine with no memory being dedicated for it. I also notice when the card is connected my computer seems to hang doing just about anything even something as simple as just moving the mouse. So any help with this would be much appreciated as it has me baffled so far. I'll List a few specs below and i can always provide more if necessary.

I've already tried updating to the latest drivers and that hasn't helped at all. I also had this problem with a linksys wmp600n adapter as well.

OS-Windows 7 business 64-bit
Wifi card- PCE-N13
4 gigs of ddr3 ram
intel i5 cpu

Preferred Solution: Odd windows 7 network card issue

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A: Odd windows 7 network card issue

The comments here indicate others have problems also.
Try uninstalling the drivers and using the Win7 drivers.
You may need to return it.

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I discovered this forum recently and it seems to be a good place to seek advice. So here is my problem:

I installed Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 530.

After a reboot everything works fine until I put the computer to sleep.

After resuming from sleep the cpu usage is extremely high even when the computer should be idle. Task Manager shows that the System (PID 4) process is using some cpu. Resource Monitor shows that a lot of time is spent in System Interrupts - Deferred Procedure Calls and Interrupt Service Routines.

My conclusions at this time is that the integrated network card (Intel 82562V-2) does not properly resume from sleep and creates a lot of system interrupts. Note that disabling the network card makes the problem go away right away, and the problem comes back right away after re-enabling it.

Tried upgrading BIOS of computer and driver of network card but that did not help.

Any suggestions? Somebody else tried Windows 7 on a Inspiron 530?


A:Intel 82562V-2 network card - Windows 7 - Sleep issue

I don't see Dell Inspiron 530 on dell's website. How old is this laptop?

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Hey guys. I work in an IT department at a rather large facility doing desktop support. Recently myself and a couple of the other guys in the department have come across 10-15 machines that all are sharing this problem. The network cards are working fine one day, then the next day they are showing up under the "Unknown Device" category in the Device Manager. The interesting thing is that the name of the card still shows up fine, it is just under the Unknown Device category with the exclamation next to it. We have tried everything we can think of with no luck. We uninstalled and reinstalled the device, swapped in new NIC cards under different PCI slots, ran spybot and ad aware, all of the machines are protected by Trend Antivirus and are not showing any viruses, we even did Windows repairs and its not working. This is happening on both 2000 and XP machines that are fully patched. The only way we have been able to fix this and get connectivity back to the machines is by doing over the top windows installs or formatting and starting over completely. Has anyone else ran across this and know of a better fix?

A:Network Card Issue..

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i recently bought a pci network card, specifically a a Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter. after the hardware install, i booted up, and to my dismay, vista doesnt recognize that ive installed a new network card. im using the card to hook up my xbox 360, so that i can access xbox live through the university's network. i have the xbox hooked up to the pci network card via crossover cable, and when i turn the xbox on, i get green leds on the back. you think you can help me get windws to co-operate?

A:network card issue

can anyone help me?

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I've been lagging really bad lately, and the thing is.. I'm on a router and the other 2 people on it do not lag, only me. Is this a network card issue? If so, how do I find out? What can I do to find out if there's anything wrong with my hardware? Some input would be greatful.

A:Network card issue?

I seriously doubt this is a NIC issue. My top suspect would be malware.

How about posting a HijackThis 2.00.2 log?

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So, I recently replaced my motherboard in my A75-S226 Toshiba laptop. The board didn't come with a wireless card, so I used the one from my old motherboard. When I booted up for the first time, I received a "Network resource conflict" error, citing Slot 3, Bus 2, Device 3, Function 0 as the source of the problem. After I booted, neither the wireless or wired network function worked. In Device Manager, it recognizes a "Unknown PCI device" in that same resource location (Slot 3, Bus 2, Device 3, Function 0). Is this just a matter of re-installing the drivers from a Windows CD? Or do I have to modify something?


A:Network Card Issue: help!

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I am trying to troubleshoot network adapter metrics issue. Basically I have adjusted interface priority having LAN - first and WIFI - second:

When I type in "netstat -rn |more" in cmd I've got this output which clearly shows that WIFI is still has a metric priority over LAN ?!

Then I went into LAN interface and changed metrics manually for both WIFI (metrics 25) and LAN (metrics 3) as it's shown in this post: http://techrena.net/view-change-network-adapter-card-priority-binding-order-windows-7/ 
Did ipconfig /release - /renew and restarted laptop just in case. The output is still the same and I can see in my taskbar wifi icon instead of LAN:

and cmd output also shows the same metrics as it was before changes were made?:

Any comments on why the metrics did not change and what is the issue ?


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I have buit 2 similar systems and both have this problem. When ever I install the Netgear FA311 network card, the system will not restart or even "Exit" Bios without hanging the system (requires hard reset). I'm using the Gigabyte GA7DX MB.

I have tried every PCI slot and have the problem in all slots (I reset BIOS each time). I have confirmed there is no IRQ issues. I have even disabled all on board perripherals (sound, FDD, USB ports, etc.) and problem still present.

Is this network card just not compatible with the Gigabyte MB or is there something else I can try before replacing the network card? Both FA311 cards worked fine on older version Gigabyte MB's. Since I have the problem with BIOS, I assume the OS isn't applicable (XP). I have the latest version BIOS installed on the MB (F6). Any idea's? Please let me know and Thanks!

-Dave P.

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so i just did a clean windows xp professional sp3 install & everything runs enter smooth and quick. until i try to enter the internet. everytime i diagnose the internet connection on internet explorer it keeps giving me this problem. :

"windows could not detect any wired or wireless network cards installed on your machine. If you are connecting to the INternet through your phone line using a dial up connection you will need to contact your internet service provider. otherwise please make sure that the network card drivers are installed properly or contact the manufacturer of your personal computer for further assistance."

since the computer i have has discontinued i cannot call emachines for help. but i hope somebody can help me im new to the site. my network card is connected because when i plug in the ethernet cable a green light pops up so i know its working.i just dont know why windows isn't reading it. anybody have a solution for me ?

A:Ethernet Network Card Drivers Issue ?

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Hi guys,

I will try and explain my situation as clearly as possible from the get go so there isn't a ton of probing questions that need to be asked.

My computer specs are:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7601)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-770TA-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Display: ATI Radeon 5670, 2805MB
Network Card: D-Link Xtreme N Desktop PCI Adapter DWA-552 w/ latest driver v. 1.70

My Situation:
Right now, everything works great. But, every time I restart my PC; my network card wont connect to the router. The SSID is displayed with full bars, however when I try to connect I recieve "limited connectivity" and get the error
"Windows is unable to connect" - http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6835/step1h.jpg

From here I need to re-install my network card.

Here's the weird part:
As I'm uninstalling the network card, my connection is quickly restored to perfect functionality for 5-10 seconds until the un-installation completes. When I re-install everything it works great... until I reboot my PC.

Side note:
- When I formatted my computer, this issue wasn't happening. I began installing all my windows updates then it started again.

A:Network Card Issue - Extremely weird.

Quote: Originally Posted by Neufy

Side note:
- When I formatted my computer, this issue wasn't happening. I began installing all my windows updates then it started again.

This makes me wonder if there's a Windows Update that is interfering with your network card driver. It's a pain, but you could start uninstalling the networking-related updates one-by-one ("Programs and Features/View Installed Updates") (reboot after uninstalling each one to check the issue). If it's an update, the issue will be resolved after you've uninstalled the right one(s). Or you could format/reinstall again and then update one-by-one, rebooting in between each, and see which one breaks it and uninstall that one.

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I have a problem with my pc randomly locking up and having to be rebooted. I believe it has to do with the wireless card accessing my network, but I can’t figure out how to troubleshoot it. (If this is the wrong forum, please let me know!)

I have a desktop, two laptops, and a printer on a wireless network. All of them have been working fine. Then, about a month ago, I loaded a new game on my desktop, which worked entirely fine for roughly three weeks. Then last week, I tried setting up a server in the game. On my first attempt, it locked up my pc at the setup server stage, and I had to reboot. On my second attempt, I tried a slightly different configuration, and it created a local server and worked just fine.

Everything seemed okay for a couple of days, and then the game started to lag after a few minutes of play. After two or three more rounds of play, the lag was then accompanied by the pc locking up. Couldn't figure out why, so I stopped playing it.

Within a day or two, my desktop would randomly freeze without warning, with no clear connection to any specific application or time of day. This has continued to today. Sometimes the lock up is preceded by erratic behavior, such as the wireless keyboard freezing up though the companion wireless mouse will work (or vice versa) and an occasional USB connecting-then-disconnecting sound, though nothing had been touched. Sometimes the lock up is for 10 seconds or so. Most of the time, though, there are no warnings, and it ... Read more

A:Solved: Lock ups due to DHCP / network card issue?

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I'v had a couple blue screens this week on Tuesday and Thursday. I've gotten error messages for both ndis.sys and l1c62x64. This has been a recurring issue for a while, but it recently started occurring very frequently.

A:Blue Screen. Issue with atheros network card. ndis.sys & l1c62x64

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\Compressed\SAMAEL-PC-Thu_11_13_2014_102956_69\111114-69186-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18526.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140706-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e4c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0308f890
Debug session time: Wed Nov 12 07:16:25.568 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 11:27:37.770
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

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I have had to reinstall windows, reflash the bios, flash my router, take apart my whole computer and eventually tdskiller found 2 rootkits embedded in my network card. I thought I was rid of it.  But I've had various blue screens lately, weird things pop up in my browser (like browserprotect add-on that I never installed), windows genuine notices pop-up even though this copy is legitimite it came with my Dell over 2 years ago. I've seen strange things again occuring in the networking like Established links to unknown IP addresses.  I've tried combofix and various other anti virus problems. Again this has been going on for over 2 months and whatever it is just won't go away. Here is the dds log and attachment.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16576
Run by kash at 3:06:27 on 2013-05-20
#Option Extended Search is enabled.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16247.9737 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Ongoing issue with apparent rootkit and/or virus attached to network card

I don't mean to "bump" this but since I've posted this message some other strange things have been happening that I really think is important for the person who hopefully is able to help me out with this issue.
1. When I go to virustotal.com to upload a file to check for potential virus's and click "upload" in firefox, upon browsing to c:\windows\system32\drivers, only 2 files are listed!  All the other files in this directory are missing. I've tried starting the browser and administrator, I've tried typing in *.* <enter> to make sure, and nothing.  When I browse to this same directory in windows explorer, all the files are there.  Even when I just blindly type the path to a file in this directory that is there, it does not see it or find it in firefox. 
2. I have had strange things dealing with "Hewlett packard" pop up from time to time. My computer is a dell. My daughter has a very old hewlett packard in her room though.  I never did clean her computer after my initial rootkit.
3. One of the most telling signs oddly enough of my original rootkit that I found in my network card was that my wireless mouse would every so often twitch and do curly motions without me doing antyhing but just move it.  This went away but now it is back.  The rootkit that tdskiller wound up finding originally was called:
c:\program files\broadcom\\MgmtAgent\brcmMgmtAgent and
c:\program files\broadcom\BACS\FADA64.sys
I still suffered blue... Read more

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Hello !

First and foremost please be advised that I have done this before without issue.

Toshiba Satellite laptop L855-S5383
Realtek network card

As stated before, I have done this before. Though its a separate laptop, these two laptops are identicle 100%, I bought them both together at the same time off of tiger direct.

obviously I switched UEFI to CSM and disabled secure boot....the win7 installation is complete.

As I have had to do in the past, I need to install the network card driver, which I saved last time I did this, and it doesn't work. I went to the toshiba website, downloaded several drivers and none of them worked. I am stumped and usually dont have any issues with drivers, but have no clue why I cannot get anything to work. Toshiba is usually great with this, so im thinking it has to be on my end. Could it be that I have a faulty install? ...I don't see how as I already know its a driver issue.

To be as specific as possible it is :

Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

Thanks in advance for the time and help !

A:Win8 laptop, win7 clean install, network card driver issue

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums .. Are you able to run Windows Updates ? ...

Does the Network Adapter show in the Device Manager ? ...

Try the Drivers in the Link below ...

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Hi everyone.

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

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

I have tried:

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

None of this works.

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

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

Three things to try ...

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

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

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.

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I've recently bought a thinkpad t560 serial number R9******, and I was really happy with it.
Installed Ubuntu and started working.
Till I wanted to start up this morning and got an "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card." error.
what to do?
greetz,  ynze
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.  For reference associated MT-M is 20FJS40U00

A:1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card.

Are you the original owner?  Was the BIOS recently updated?

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i am creating a local network of just 2 PCs. 1st one is using windows 7 OS and the 2nd one is using windows 8.1 . Error i am facing is when i click on TCP/IP(v4) properties in 2nd PC(win 8.1 pc) it says that ""In order to configure TCP/IP, you
must install and enable a network adapter card.". 1st pc is working fine and showing shared drives and files in network but 2nd PC is not showing anything in network because id donot allow me to configure IP settings. 
Please Note that i have also connected WiFi connection to my 2nd PC and that connection is working fine and showing all the TCP/IP Properties correctly without showing any error. 
I have disabled Network adapter in Device manager and installed again but nothing happens. 
Help me in this Please
Thank you!!

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Just today I decided to download the Windows 8 consumer preview and setup my PC to dual boot with it. I am running Windows 7 home premium 64bit and the 64 bit windows 8 on my other partition.

After setting up a separate partition on my harddrive and loading windows8 to this partition, I was all up and running. I had no problems setting up or running windows 8, the problem came when I booted back to windows 7 for the first time.

When I booted into windows 7, I was getting the "unable to identify network" error, and no network connectivity. First thing I tried was simply disable/enabling my network adapter thinking it was just some hiccup. No luck there. Next I pulled the power from my router, and let it completely reboot. Still no luck. I then shut down my pc and booted back into windows 8 and sure enough I am able to get internet connectivity when I am running windows 8.

This got me to thinking that when I loaded windows 8 there may be some new drivers installed for my network card that are somehow causing issues when I load into windows 7 again. Not sure how this is possible, I was under the understanding that when I loaded Win8 to the separate partition that it would keep all it's drivers and settings there and not effect anything when I was loaded back on windows 7 (This logic could be completely wrong, I don't know). So I rebooted and loaded back into windows7, went into device manager and uninstalled both network adapters and drivers, and reboote... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 network issue after setting up dual boot with windows 8

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Hello everyone,

I am having problems with windows XP SP2 connected to windows server 2003.
The workstation has joined the network domain and everything seems to be connected properly.

However, When I click on my network places, i cannot browse through the network. I have to manually map to each drive.

Also, it`s impossible to ping myself from the same workstation as well from other PCs on the same network.

All other workstations are running on Windows 2000 SP4.

Does it have anything to do with XP SP2 security settings ??

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you very much

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First of all let me say Hello, as this is my first post here. My name is Alex.

Now to the point of the post. I installed Windows 7 RTM from MSDN when it got out (not sure about the build number, but it is RTM). My problem is that it has this nasty bug as far as I can see.

I use uTorrent for file sharing and so on, but when the bandwidth gets max'ed out, my connection with the router dies. Before you jump out with conclusions and some questions I must add that the router is perfectly set-up, using WPA2-PSK, connecting 3 computers in total. I did not have this issue on XP Pro, I did not have this issue in Vista SP1/SP2 but I do have it on 7 RTM Ultimate. I do own another laptop with Vista (no SP installed) and it acts the same sometimes but not as often as this PC does. The only solution so far was to restart the router, keep it offline for 10 secs then turn the power back on. Then the router resends IP info and so on and the PC's internet connection works again. My drivers are properly installed and are 7 certified and so on. So as far as I can see, there is a bug with 7 or something. I thought it was because of the max half-open connection settings, but as far as I can see my build has no limitations, only the RCs had so there's nothing I can do there. UAC is turned off, so is every firewall except for the router's which is perfectly set-up.

I do not know what to do more.

IPv6 is also checked out, as I read on another forum that it could be problem (and also the solution... Read more

A:Windows 7 Network Issue

1. open your network and sharing.
2. locate the connection set by Win7 on install. (they do it automatically).
3. DELETE this connection - DELETE ok,
4. move to setup a NEW connection. manually setup.
once the connection is set. wait until it finds and sets so that your online.
average time is less than 2 min.
5. once you have a good connection.
That should cure your problem. also your P2P programs should ask to be reset.

PS: Make sure you have the patch to allow x86 to run 4GB Ram

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so I had windows 32 bit os and want 64 bit on an oem computer but couldn't then I found out I could do it on windows 10 via media creation tool so when i upgrade to windows 10 it said network connections available but none were showing up, and an error message saying could not reconnect all networks drivers.
since then ive installed the windows 10 version of my network driver and still no luck ...

A:windows 10 network issue

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Hi, I made a few hardware changes to my computer and the build now looks like this:
AMD - x2-7750 black edition
Mobo - M3N78-VM

I formatted the drive and a fresh install of windows 7. When the computer starts up for the first time, all the drivers install properly but in the bottom left, i have a message saying: unidentified network - no network access.

I have searched around online for possible solutions and here is what i have done so far:
- uninstall network driver and restart computer
- made sure my internet protocol V4 is set to obtain ip automatically
- reinstall windows 7
- installing drivers for m3n78-vm manually

I have no idea where to go from here, if anyone has any ideas i would be happy to hear it.

A:Windows 7 network issue

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Hi there,

I'm currently connected to the internet via cable, but I keep getting these damn errors when I run this OS. I did everything I could find on the 'interwebs', but nothing seems to work. Packet loss is at about 10%, ping between 100 and 500.

The Internet Connections looks down, but I'm online as I type this.

Updated the network driver, I've cleared, reseted and God knows what else the network adapter. Still nothing.

I'm attaching 3 print screens of this errors.

Any help would be highly appreciated!


Excuse my English, not my main language.

A:Windows 7 Network Issue

Go to Device Manager and uninstall ALL networking devices -
START | type devmgmt.msc |"view" tab " click on "show hidden devices" | expand "network.." tab | uninstall all devices

Windows will reinstall upon boot-up.

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Hi I have two Dells - an XPS that is one year old and a laptop XPS Studio 1640 2years old both running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Up until last week, I had wireless internet access provided through a Netgear Wireless modem/router. I decided to upgrade and bought a Fritx!Box WLAN 2390 and followed intstructions to install. The situation now is: if I right click on the network icon bottom right of screen, I can see Fritz!box connection and it says its connected - there are two such connections These were connected via pressing the WLAN button on the modem/router as every time I entered the WLAN number on the bottom of the router, I got the message that it was an incorrect network key . If I open up networking centre, it shows Home network and a public network. Both show connections to Fritx!Box. At the top, the Icons show my computer (the XPS PC- RHAOFFICE below) connected to icon in middle but a x across the connection to the internet. when I click on the X to connect, it asks for the WLAN number which when in put it doesn't accept (same error). I've run the ping commands that you have suggested elsewhere and the results are as follows below. Note Network Connection 2 seems to be data for my previous modem, which is not connected, as is the first tunnel connection Gateway.2wire. The last tunnel connection I have no idea what it is ..... I'm hoping you can help!. I am posting this from my work PC so won't be able to try anything out but if you can post some ... Read more

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I call to your customer care executive, and they have given this website for technical support
this is Gautam Sharma from Hyderabad, I am using windows 10 and getting the following error message which opening the sharing folder from other system.
Windows cannot access \\fff\admin
you do not have permission to access \\fff\admin. contact your network administrator to request access.
for more information about permission, see windows help and support

Please tell me the steps how to find the error.

Thanks & regards,

Gautam Sharma

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I have an issue where I had 3 windows machines, 2 Windows 10 and 1 Windows 7 all on the same network.
Before I clean installed Windows 10 on one of the machines because Cortana was not working every thing was fine.

You could access files from any machine on any machine. Now from the machine I have reinstalled windows 10 I cannot access files on any of the other machines.

I have spent hours trying virtually everything suggested on the internet to resolve this error and I am getting nowhere.

The error I am getting is

Error Code 0x80070035
The network path was not found

Can somebody suggest a service who can remote logon to my machine to get this fixed.

I have to get this resolved ASAP



A:Windows 10 Network Issue

The answer would be no on who to recommend. That is why you are here. First off, just because "Cortana", which used to be Windows/Microsoft Search. You did not have to reinstall windows for something that can be fixed. As for the networking problem, you have not been making any changes to the registry or turning off services have you?

That problem you are having is usually related to third party Internet Security software that is incorrectly set up.

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I hope this is in the correct forum. I put it in here as I beleive it is a Windows 7 / driver issue as the card reader worked with vista.

It is an 02Micro SD card reader that comes in the Toshiba P300 161 PSPC4E. The reader shows up in device manager and windows says it is working correctly but nothing happens in my computer when you put a card in.
I have tried both drivers that the Toshiba site suggests for it and installing them from the setup.exe and also from device manager directing it to the driver.

Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 and SD card issue

What is the name and date of the driver in Device Manager?

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Hello, I recently made the windows 10 upgrade from windows 7 on my x230 laptop.Unfortunatly, my 3G card Ericsson H5321 does not work anymore.I tried updating the drivers but this doen not seem to work.Has anybody had a similar issue? Thanks for your help Matthieu


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A:H5321 3G card issue with windows 10

HiUpgrade modem drivers AND firmware:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x23...http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x23...Unfortunately, you have to find another laptop with win8 installed to flash firmware as the flash tool doesn't support win10. Of course, check out current fw in the modem.

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First off, this is very random when this happens, sometimes every five minutes, sometimes every five days. Whenever I'm running a full-screen program other than an internet browser, my computer will freeze and then the display will completely distort forcing me to restart my computer. I have visually inspected the card, reseated it, cleaned the slot, tried it in a different one, new drivers, old drivers, but it still happens and only in Windows 7; not XP. I have narrowed it to my video card which is a BFG nVidia GeForce 6200 pci card with 256MB of RAM. I have done everything that I can think of and it still won't work.

A:Video card issue in Windows 7

live :
Hello & welcome to TGF.

Which W7? 32 or 64 bit?

When did the problem begin? What changed; installation or removal of hardware or software; updates to W7; antivirus, other program?

Random issues are very difficult to troubleshoot, for me. Reads like you've done everything I would do.

XFX suggested, for a different issue I had:
download new drivers for graphics card
uninstall nvidia graphics, in control panel > prog & features > nVidia
Download driver sweeper http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
boot to safe mode
run driver sweeper
install new driver
boot to normal mode

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Any advice on this?

A:Windows 10 or Graphic card issue

If you can get into Device Manager try updating your driver. If no driver is available try rolling back or using the generic driver and see if your problem goes away.

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I'm thinking of adding a PCI network card to a machine running Windows 95, it's a Belkin card. As I was looking at Belkin's website it displayed drivers for XP, ME, 98 operating systems but no 95...

Am I to assume the card isn't compatable with Windows 95, if so is there another way of hooking it up to the network?

A:Windows 95+PCI Network card

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Quick question...

I have windows XP home and a Real Tek NIC..Now when my system boots up it takes ages to settle becuse its waiting for the net work card etc....God knows why...

If I disable the Net work card it boots up fatser than ever...
Any reasons why the network card is slowing the system down...


A:Network card and Windows XP...

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I am running Windows 7 on my PC but I installed Windows 10 Enterprise as a virtual machine using VMWare Player. My Network Adapter setting on VMWare are set to "NAT:Used to share the host's IIP address". This works just fine when I run Ubuntu VM but
does not work when I run Windows 10 VM.

I tried to select other Network Adapter settings e.g. Bridged etc. but no luck. I am not using a static IP but the one assigned automatically seems to be of a private network I.e. 192.168.#.#

I am not really good with networks. I followed a tutorial online to change the startup types of the network settings but that also did not help.

Conclusion: When I run Ubuntu VM on VMWare player with network adapter settings set to NAT, it works. So I think the problem is with Windows 10 network settings, maybe?

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I have a Dell inspiron mini tower that had some apparently critical either net driver deleted. I'm not entirely sure which driver it was or how to get it back. I've tried downloading a few drivers on another machine and then just transferring them to the bad one but it's not working (3 separate ones now). It was working perfectly before this "thing" was accidentally uninstalled.

Device manager gives me a ! next to Ethernet Controller

Any advice on how to diagnose and ultimately fix the problem? It would be MUCH appreciated.


A:Windows 7 network connection issue

There should be a sticker somewhere on your Dell that lists the Service Tag #. If you go to the Dell site and enter that Service Tag, it will list what components you have and which drivers you need. You should be able to find the correct driver that way.

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Hi, yesterday afternoon my wireless internet all of a sudden stopped working. I can view the wireless network but when trying to connect to it i get "Windows was unable to connect to BTHomeHub2-SHHS (which is my SSID)". Ive tried the obvious, restart laptop, router, unplug router and also press the reset button on the router but no luck, it works when connecting an Ethernet cable to the laptop and router so my internet is working just the wireless. When going to the routers webpage I've tried changing the wireless interface type from 802.11 b/g/n to b/g but still no luck. Can someone please help? not sure what other information you would need but hopefully this is enough. Cheers.

EDIT: figured out why it was doing this.. the arial that i use for my freeview box seems to be interfering with the wireless signal. Is there no way i can stop this? like changing the channel or something? thanks.

A:Windows 7 - Wireless network issue

Routers usually default to channel 6.
You might try changing it ot channel 1 or 11.

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I have been having this issue for a month now and have not been able to find a solution. I have a desktop with 64 bit windows 7 ultimate installed and a laptop with 64 bit windows 7 home premium installed. I have never had an issue networking my computers that I haven’t been able to solve. All I want to do is share files between the two computers (open windows explorer and type “\\gdesktop” and access files/folders that I have set to be shared). From my desktop I have no issues accessing files on my laptop. However when I try to access files on my desktop from my laptop I get the following error:
“\\GDESKTOP is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.
The specified network provider name is invalid.”
I am never asked for a user name and password, this error immediately pops up.
I have tried disabling firewalls and antivirus on both machines. I have ran windows trouble shooters on both machines with no help.
On my laptop I can see the desktop in the homegroup but I cannot access any files. Also if I click on network in windows explorer I can see my desktop, but again I cannot access any files.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have googled and tried everything that I could find with no success.

A:Windows Local Network Issue

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This problem is driving me insane, I swear. I'd fixed it once, but now its back to haunt me and I have no idea what causes it. It's just so random.

I've posted a thread about it here before, but had managed to fix the problem. What I did to get rid of it was:
1. Set "Speed & Duplex" in my adapter properties to a fixed speed (in my case it was 10 Mbit Half-Duplex, the others didn't work).
2. Changed network speed (WAN port speed) in my router from 10/100 Mbit Auto to fixed "100 Mbit".

That seemed to have done the trick and everything worked for 2 weeks. Today I go out for lunch for 30 minutes and when I come back the connection is gone. I reset the adapter - nothing. I've tried all the regular stuff again, reinstalled the drivers etc., reset the router/laptop but it still can't find the network.

It's a disaster as this is my work laptop and I have to be online all the time. What on Earth could've happened while I was out? The laptop was locked (and I always have it locked whenever I leave it) so it's absolutely impossible that somebody had messed with my settings.

I've checked - the router & adapter settings are still the same but for some reason the settings that had worked for 2 weeks don't work now anymore. I'm going mad.

The problem persists in safe mode and I've tried every Speed&Duplex setting now - nothing works anymore. The adapter doesn't seem to be absolutely dead as it recognises the cable, but still can't get on the network.

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A:Unidentified Network issue in Windows 7 x64 - AGAIN


Can you do an 'ipconfig /all' please.

Do you have the latest installed drivers? Has Windows updated the drivers whilst you where out?

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I have 3 computers, now all with windows 8 pro and media frontend software xbmc. Not all computers are on all the time, when i turn one one and click on xbmc it is set to immediatley go out over my home network and scan for new media added, now that i have windows 8 on all computers, xbmc cant do this because windows 8 is asking me for a network login and password.

I dont want windows 8 asking me for a network login and password, this prevents xbmc from scanning my network media drives for new things that were added or from just accessing them in general.

I have both a homegroup and workgroup setup, xbmc looks for network media via a windows smb share, whatever that is. I have all advanced sharing options set correctly including no password protection.

perhaps is this the issue, does homegroup networking ask for network login and workgroup would not in windows 8?


A:windows 8 network sharing issue

Originally Posted by tcman50

I have 3 computers, now all with windows 8 pro and media frontend software xbmc. Not all computers are on all the time, when i turn one one and click on xbmc it is set to immediatley go out over my home network and scan for new media added, now that i have windows 8 on all computers, xbmc cant do this because windows 8 is asking me for a network login and password.

I dont want windows 8 asking me for a network login and password, this prevents xbmc from scanning my network media drives for new things that were added or from just accessing them in general.

I have both a homegroup and workgroup setup, xbmc looks for network media via a windows smb share, whatever that is. I have all advanced sharing options set correctly including no password protection.

perhaps is this the issue, does homegroup networking ask for network login and workgroup would not in windows 8?


I'm not sure what you mean by network login?

Are you talking about the sign in credentials? You can easily set up Windows to sign in automatically. Just go to the run box and type netplwiz this will take you to the Manage Passwords page where you can set it to sign in automatically.

I'm not sure about xbmc's requirements but setting up a Homegroup and having other machines outside the Homegroup but in the Workgroup is the ideal set up for sharing things with select users.

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Hi Guys,Need a little advice if you can help. Great forum by the way!
I’ve got a Dell Optiplex 760 with Windows XP installed which was having the following errors:1) Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) was corrupted and stopping the service from running. It was showing as @%SystemRoot%\system32\qmgr.dll, -1000.Managed to repair the service but after rebooting it became corrupted again.Due to this I was unable to run windows updates2) The firewall kept disabling itself when booting into Windows but would then enable itself again immediately.3) Wouldn’t let me do a system restore
As a result of this I rebuilt the PC by re-installing Windows XP and everything has been fine for a few days until the following as occurred:
1) Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) was corrupted again and stopping the service from running. It is still showing as @%SystemRoot%\system32\qmgr.dll, -1000.2) The Network connection is very intermittent and keeps dropping out.3) Still won’t let me do a system restore.
Are these issues hardware related? I’ve ran a disk check and memory check and everything has come back okay. Could it be a registry error?
I've ran Malwarebytes and AVG and both have come back clean.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP BITS and Network Issue

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.

The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.

In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Built a new workstation at work.  Installed windows 7 pro and ran windows update.  All of this done in my "lab".
After moving the computer to the workstation, it has no internet access and says unidentified network.  Moved it back to the "lab", and it worked fine.  Moved it back to the workstation and the problem is still there.
It replaced an older Dell with windows xp pro.  I connected the Dell back up and it works fine.  DHCP is running.
I also grabbed a windows 7 pro laptop and tried the hardwire connection, and I got the same unidentified network with no internet access.
Anyone have a experience with this??  This has got me pulling my hair out.

A:Windows 7 unidentified network issue

You may need to assign a homegroup/workgroup to the Win7 PCs, ... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-is-the-difference-between-a-domain-a-workgroup-and-a-homegroup .

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When, in Win7, I try to access another computer on my tiny network from left side of the 'Computer' screen, I am asked for a password. I haven't assigned any password--my little network (through a router) doesn't need password security. How do I get rid of all this request for passwords that I never had on other computers with other OSs?

I thank you for your time.

A:Windows 7 network password issue

The required password will be the password used to login to the machine you are trying to access.

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Hello ,
I am new to the forum , so hello to all . I have searched the forums and the internet in general and can not find an answer to my problem . My problem is , when I boot up Win 8.1 and get to the lock screen , the network icon has the yellow triangle . If I continue , startup programs will not load and I can move around in Windows , but anything I try to open just does not . I have re installed LAN drivers , stopped startup items , and many other suggested actions . If I restart over and over it will eventually "see" the network card and boot normally , and I can get into safe mode and it works . I thank you all for any help ,

A:Windows 8.1 Network Boot Issue

If safe mode works then I would suspect a third party application causing issues. I would also suspect a firewall or anti-virus application since they can affect network services.

Try to follow this tutorial to troubleshoot what the possible offending application is. Please note that may take some time to complete.

Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8

Hope This Helps,

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I have a 2 Zebra Label Printers (2 models) that is shared on two separate computers (both with XP) on our networked that is pushed out to all the other computers on the network via group policy on the server (Server 2003). One of these printers will push out to the Windows 7 machine but the other one will not. If you try to add it manually the printer is listed as one of the network printers however it will error, saying it cannot make a connection with an error code of 0x0000007a. Anyone have a solution on how to remedy the problem?

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Im running windows 7 x64 and just today its started acting up a bit, whenever i boot up or reboot my pc when it loads into windows I cant get any internet at all, the connection shows as connected and gives the correct IP address etc etc however cant load any pages connect to msn messenger etc.

So if i disable the connection and enable it again everything then works as normal, anyone got any ideas? its a realtek PCI card and was working fine up until today.


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Ok so I have been fighting this issue for 3 days with no luck! I'll provide as much information as I can and hopefully someone may know a fix or at least some more steps I can take in fixing this issue.
This is a home user, Sky Fiber using Sky's router at just over 20 Mbps download. His LAN consists of 1 Windows 7 laptop, 1 Windows 8.1 PC, 2 iPhones.
Windows 7 laptop - speedtest.net shows consitant download speeds of 18-20Mbps
Iphones - speedtest.net shows consitant download speeds of 18-20Mbps
Windows 8.1 PC - speedtest.net shows 3-5Mbps download although at random times during the day can reach 18-20Mbps (not often)
The windows 8.1 PC was previously Windows 7 when this issue started. From the begining on Windows 7 - I upgraded network adapter drivers to the latest version, updated bios & chipset drivers to latest versions with no change. I performed virus/malware scans and found the PC to have a fair few viruses and malware. I did numerous removals with no change. Safe mode with networking worked fine! At this point I decided it may be a very nasty Virus/Trojan/Rootkit of somekind that is evading the anti-virus/malware programs. He had Windows 8.1 and was looking to upgrade his machine anyway so we though it would be a good time to format the drive and do a fresh Windows 8.1 install.
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A:Windows Network Speed Issue

Hi to BC,
If you do a clean boot does it work as expected?

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I'm unable to get my network discovery working. This is preventing me from connecting to my homegroup and even my printer. I can ping the other computers and devices on my network, I just can't connect to them.

Here are all the services currently running.

Application Experience
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Base Filtering Engine
Bluetooth Support Service
Bonjour Service
CNG Key Isolation
COM+ Event System
Creative Audio Service
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Service Process Launcher
Desktop Window Manager Session Manager
DHCP Client
Diagnostic Policy Service
Diagnostic Service Host
Distributed Link Tracking Client
DNS Client
Extensible Authentication Protocol
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Group Policy Client
Handsfree Headset Service
HomeGroup Provider
Human Interface Device Access
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
Infrared monitor service
IPsec Policy Agent
LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service
Machine Debug Manager
Microsoft Antimalware Service
Multimedia Class Scheduler
Network Connections
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness
Network Store Interface Service
NVIDIA Display Driver Service
NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service
Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Grouping
Peer Networking Identity Manager
Plug and Play
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service
Portable Device Enumeration Service
Print Spooler
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
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A:Windows 7 Network Discovery Issue

There are various solutions to fix this problem but turning off Windows firewall is definitely not one of them. Turning off Windows firewall leaves your system open to attacks and is something that should never be done under any circumstance.

We can assume that you have network discovery turned on in the Advanced Sharing Settings window. This is a fairly common problem by the way.

network discovery will not stay on - Microsoft Answers

Network Discovery will not stay on or enabled. - Microsoft Answers

Others have fixed the problem by doing this:

I went to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. I found that SSDP Discovery service was set to "Disabled". I haven't had any reason to change services, so apparently it was set that way by default. After setting the service to "Automatic" and starting it, I was able to set Network Discovery to "on" successfully.

Also make sure to Turn on DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host services.

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