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Q: Changing wireless networks

I have a home wireless network that allows me to access the internet from my desktop as well as my laptop. It has been working fine. Recently on a business road trip, I stayed in three hotels that had wireless networks. I was able to connect to the first two hotel networks by clicking on the wireless taskbar icon and selecting the "available" network from the list. At the third location I had trouble. The wireless connection indicated "excellent" signal strength but IE would not open to a web site. I tried several things to no avail. Now that I'm back home I'm having the same problem with my home network. I chose the home network from the list and it says I have a wireless connection with excellent signal strength but IE will not open to a web site. Can anyone help?

Preferred Solution: Changing wireless networks

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A: Changing wireless networks

Have you rechecked you WEP settings as this usually indicates a block by either firewall or secuirty setting?

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

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

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

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

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

I tried a few things including:

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

2.running HostXpert

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

Here is my ipconfig report:

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

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

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

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

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

What driver is currently installed?

Try this

Download the latest ar956x driver from here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the Easy specs link in my signature for a tool that makes it really e... Read more

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


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


Found the answer:

Manage Wireless Networks observation

I added a shortcut on Desktop with:

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


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I currently have Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Net on my lap top but i want to install a new tp wireless link but microsoft say it is not safe why is this

A:changing networks

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

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

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

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

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


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

Hasiel in Sunny AB

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

If you're not using it, yes.

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Hi guys,

First off, I'm new to the forums so let me know if I'm doing anything right, wrong, or if anything needs more elaboration.

I'm using an HP notebook (2b22-DX) with Windows 8.1 Preview. The wireless adapter in question is (if I remember correctly) a Ralink RT5390R. I can usually connect to the internet just fine, but I don't take the laptop many places except a friend's house. His internet is buggy in that it goes down a lot, but I don't think that'd have anything to do with the problem I'm having. My internet will work fine every time I use it, the only exception being after I return from using his Wi-Fi. My other devices (an iPod Touch and Galaxy S3) will pick up the Wi-Fi with no issues, just like my family's other devices.

As I said, all goes well until I go to my friend's house. I can usually connect with no trouble to his network, but when I return home there is almost always an issue with the network adapter (guessing on this one). If I turned the computer off for the five minute drive, then there's a chance that viewing the driver's properties window will say it was corrupted or failed to load properly. An uninstall and reboot will let it load properly, however it will not pick up any Wi-Fi networks (usually listed as mine and two weak signals from the neighbors' networks), simply saying that the Wi-Fi adapter is fully functional, just not picking up anything (even with a router reset and/or a ... Read more

A:Network Adapter Buggy After Changing Networks(?)

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As the title says, I got a BSOD for the first time (since I had a bad memory module) during a casual WiFi network change. I am willing to add more details to this thread if required. I have attached the output of SF Debug Tool after removing personal identifiable information.

A:BSOD while changing WiFi networks, DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

Hi Sabrefresco ^_^,

Unfortunately, the ZIP File uploaded by you does not contain any Dump files for us to analyse

You would have to upload them manually. The Dump files are located in the path "C:\Windows\Minidumps\". Make sure you ZIP up all the dump files in the folder and then upload the ZIP File in your next post as an attachment.
You might need to copy the dump files to some other folder before you could ZIP them up due to permission issues.

Let me know how it goes ^_^.

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Hi All,

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

D-Link DWL-G700AP Wireless Access point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey to TSG!!

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

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

Please tell me what to do firstly!

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

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

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Hello Guys,

I have a problem, with the name: RootKit.agent
Also known as: Rootkit.Agent.CL [Bitdefender] Rootkit.Win32.Agent.iy Rootkit.

Type:Hijacker, Rootkit, TT_Troj

Threath level by Spydoctor: High

and I also have Trojan-Dropper.Agent wich maybe caused the Rootkit.agent

It infected my computer with the file:
I cannot delete this file.

SpywareDoctor says it's deleted and asks me to restart the pc. After that it's back again. Rootkit.agent changed my starting page of my webbrowser and the the securitysettings of my webbrowser, and I can't change it anymore because my pc tells me I am not the administrator anymore. I have two accounts on my pc and they have both the status of the PC-owner.

The symptoms are various: sometimes gives pop-ups, sometimes it blocks my Symantec virusscanner and disables my Realtime Protection.

I did all the steps before posting so I think I'm ready for your reaction.
I really need my laptop because I am in Yemen on an internship to help disabled children and it's my only contact to the rest of the world.
Excuse for my English language (I'm from Holland)

This is what HijackThis says:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:20:49, on 3-2-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:Rootkit.agent is changing my security on internet and networks

I'm sure we can fix it for you...

Please download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
Post that log in your next reply.


Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For further information... Read more

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Hi Everybody,

I recently bought my new laptop Dell Inspiron 5520. And from yesterday i m getting a BSOD on every time i change try to change my wifi network or try to open uTorrent.

After a lot of searching on google i came to this forum and i m sure i will get any help here.

I have attached my minidmup. Dont know much about this but found and attached.

Let me know if i need to share any more detail for this.

Thank You in advance.


A:BSOD on changing wifi networks. error oXooooooE1

Welcome to SevenForums.

Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Unloaded modules:
fffff880`09389000 fffff880`093ba000 WUDFRd.sys
fffff880`07200000 fffff880`0721b000 USBSTOR.SYS
fffff880`07312000 fffff880`0733c000 ssadbus.sys
fffff880`073ba000 fffff880`073c2000 ssadmdfl.sys
fffff880`073ab000 fffff880`073ba000 modem.sys
fffff880`07375000 fffff880`073a3000 ssadmdm.sys
fffff880`073c2000 fffff880`073ea000 ssadserd.sys
fffff880`0721b000 fffff880`0722a000 ssadadb.sys
fffff880`09200000 fffff880`09271000 spsys.sys
fffff880`08800000 fffff880`08848000 mfeavfk01.sy
fffff880`01400000 fffff880`0140e000 crashdmp.sys
fffff880`015f4000 fffff880`01600000 dump_pciidex
fffff880`013f4000 fffff880`013ff000 dump_msahci.
fffff880`0104c000 fffff880`0105f000 dump_dumpfve
I see you have McAfee. It's a frequent cause of BSOD-s., specially in the situation you describe. Consider uninstalling it with the McAfee Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.McAfee Removal Tool - McAfee Uninstaller
Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability c... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:New Wireless Card, Unable to view Wireless Networks

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

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

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

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

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

A:Wireless Range Extender and Open Wireless Networks

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

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

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

A:Solved: Wireless adapter cannot find any wireless networks

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Can somebody add my computer to a wireless network (wpa2-psk secured) without having physical access to my computer?

A:unknown wireless network in manage wireless networks

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

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

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

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


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.06.17.07

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.19088
Matt Banfield :: MA... Read more

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

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

A:wireless card won't detect wireless networks

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I was curious to how vulnerable my home wireless network is to viruses based on the fact that there is constantly people coming and going on different devices such as iPADs, blackberrys, and droids. When they use my wireless connection, is data thats being sent/recieved on their devices prone to intrude my network and eventually end up in my PC?


A:Wireless devices and wireless networks

No, unless you have your pc set to receive files through sharing. Look in your advanced sharing settings, and only if you want, you can turn off file and printer sharing. There is a password setting on it so it makes it harder for people to break in if you have it enabled in the same sharing settings window. Here is a screenshot so you can see what it is:

Default is set to share, but the password is enabled. Even in sharing, most of the time they cannot give you anything (viruses, files, etc) unless you set the folders to be able to be modified. Sharing can be good with password enabled, as you can use printers or connect to friendly computers without having to use storage from somewhere else on the internet.

On the flip side, if you are using a stranger's Wireless network, they are able to give you viruses (however, this requires them to have some kind of sophistication and a deliberate desire to infect your computer). That is why you don't "barrow", or steal rather, someone else's wifi

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Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, and I am connected to the internet, andin the taskbar is shows that I am connected, but when I open the network connections, it says that no wireless networks are in range. How do i fix this? I have been messing around with the startup type (automatic/manual) and it's helped a bit (instead of "searching for ip address" it's actually connected).


A:My Wireless is Connected, but I cannot see available wireless networks

So your saying that your connected to your internet using wireless and it says your connected on the wireless icon on your taskbar, but when you open the wireless connection its saying no wireless devices in range?

Is there any other wireless program installed that controls your wireless instead of windows i.e "dell wireless manager" or something similar, and is this actually afecting you using your computer on the internet?


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Hi, I'm hoping anyone can help me. For the last week now my laptop hasn't been able to see any wireless networks, the first problem I've had in 3 years. It's a Dell Vostro 1500 with Vista Business.

I can't see/connect to any wired/wireless networks. WLAN Autoconfig and Wired Autoconfig won't turn on, giving the error:1068. All the dependencies are working except Eaphost, windows can't find this file at all and gives an error: 193 0xc1. I haven't had any luck finding my Vista disc, can anyone please help?

A:Can't see any wireless networks.

What do you see when you go to Device Manager under Network Adapters?

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Ok, to make a long story short.

I have this computer, I need to configure it to get online at my college. Anyways, when configuring it I need to have a wireless networks tab when you click on advanced settings. I think it's because it's a dell and is using dell software to connect rather than windows zero connection. Does anyone know how to get this tab to pop back up?

my comp is a dell and has windows xp
solved, here is the website that helped me in case anyone else is having a similar problem


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Hi guys, Here's the issue.
I have an edimax 7800n router and it works flawlessly with my laptops (one with 7 64bit, the other with 7 32bit) I have until now hard wired my desktop to the Ethernet ports. I have moved and the desktop is too far away to hard wire. So i bought an edimax EW-7727In wireless pci card for my desktop (i7-930, G-B X58A-UD5). Card installed fine, except I cannot view any networks on the desktop. I place my laptop next to the desktop the laptop picks up my home network as well as numerous other neighbours computers. I have re-booted, I have updated drivers, i have disabled/enabled and i have ran the diagnostic, still no dice. I can see the wireless network icon in lower left of the screen and it has a red cross through it. I did read somewhere that simply going to the mobility centre and turning wireless on would fix but i am yet to try this.

If any one could help that would be bloody great. I am trying to avoid wiring the house with cat6.

A:Cannot see any wireless networks.

Have you tried resetting the modem itself? Sometimes it needs it to be dicoverable. I have had to do that in my home before with new devices. Had to do it with the Wii, my wife's new laptop and our iPhones. Not sure why but it worked for me.

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Hi everyone,

When i turn on my wireless the laptop automatically connects to next doors wireless network not mine, so i then go into networks select mine and check the box "remember this network" everything works fine until i turn i restart the laptop then it connects again to next door.

A:Wireless Networks

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If you detect a wireless network nearby, and it seems to be open access, no password required, etc and you are able to get on the internet, is it ethical to just use it? Im speaking of cases when you dont know who is running it or where it originates from (unlike a college or starbucks etc). I mean in situations where you are just wandering around, detect one and connect. As long as the admin doesnt set any blocks, is the public allowed to use such networks? Also, would there be security dangers in using it (someone snooping on your emails etc)?

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I use my T530 laptop connected to a docking station. My wired internet connection works this way. However, when i disconnect my laptop from the docking station i can't see any wireless networks. 
My wireless radio switch is on, and when I go to Network connections manage adapter settings 'Wireless Network Connection' is enable just not connected. It doesn't let me connect to it.
Inter ® Centrino ® Ultimate-N 6300 AGN is my adapter.

A:Can't see wireless networks.

It is possible that your wi-fi unit has died. The simplest and cheapest way to check this is to beg borrow or steal a USB wi-fi dongle (and its drivers if necessary) and plug that in and see if you have wireless connectivity. Even if you have to buy a dongle, they are not that expensive.
Another possibility is that the Intel unit has become unconnected. If you look at the Intel web-site, you will see that it is a plug-in module, secured by two screws in the corners opposite the connector. If the screws worked loose it is just possible this would cause a faulty connection.
Chris Cosgrove

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I am having a problem with my desktop computer after recently reconfiguring it as it crashed with a virus. since its started afresh i have loaded up my usb wireless reciever to connect back to our home internet router but the 'connect to wireless network' window doesnt show any networks at all and is faded grey so i cannot click advanced or anything. however the usb reciever has picked up the internet signal after i gave it the WEP and IP add. so i have signal but i cannot use internet explorer. i have gone through the windows troubleshooter and it just ends with saying that my computer should automatically connect. i have tried stopping the automatic command in WZC services just to see if it was a conflict between the usb software and windows but still no luck. i have also tries clicking repair but its reply is 'unable to renew IP address'. is my computer a lost cause? James

A:no available wireless networks, EVER!

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after malware infection, i can't see any wireles network on the networks list. I'm re-installed driver for Wireles NIC, uninstall all antivirus and similar software without results. The laptop now is clean.
If boot with a linux live disk  the Wireless network card works fine.
I'm also try reset the TCP/IP Stack with netsh command.
Any help for me? 
many thanks in advance.

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Hello I am having a problem with windows not letting my wireless adaptor see any networks. Ive gone into device manager and everything checks out ok no issues. Checked out my adaptor settings and it shows that its up and running but I cant scan for networks an the icon in the lower right shows a red x on my connections. I know the hardware is good. I swapped drives with a back up and reload windows and everything works fine. So i know the hardware is ok. I have removed all antivirus and firewall programs. Is there some hot fix or whatever because I really dont want to reconfigue everything again.

A:Win 7 cannot see wireless networks

Go back into Device manger and Reinstall the Drivers for your Network adapter then Restart your computer and it should reinstall the Drivers ,

Sometimes Windows reports that the Drivers are Okay but they aren't

Hope This Helps,

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I have a new laptop with Vista. When I purchased I also purchased a new wireless router system for my home. I also have a desktop that runs xp with a USB adapter for wireless. The older pc connects automatically with no issues at all. The new laptop is checked to automatically connect however when it is turned on it does not see any network. I have to diagnose every time to get it to finally connect. The wireless switch is on and the driver is up to date for the router on the laptop and the netgear router. Anyone else has this problem and how can I fix it?

A:Does not see wireless networks

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ok, i have a wireless network set up in my home. This question may even sound stupid coming out of my mouth...but i just want to make sure. It doesnt matter what wireless card you use as long as it is using the same (i guess its called a frequency) as the router and other cards in the network....i.e. I have a Netgear Router and 3 Linksys Wireless Cards (802.11b 2.4Ghz). I want to buy the Belkin 2.4GHz Wireless Network Notebook Card (802.11b)...this would be compatible right? I think im answering my own question.

A:Wireless Networks

There have been known to be performance issues of mixing manufactures of wireless networks, but overall you shouldn't have a problem.

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Hi, My neighbour has just bought one of the Orange Broadband laptop deals from PC World. She followed the wireless router installation instructions, first connecting using Ethernet cable, it worked fine. But when the cable was removed, the PC said it couldn't detect any networks.

The Zoom X6 router is only 3 foot away at the moment, so I am sure it isn't a range issue, the PC is using Vista. PC = PACKARD BELL MZ36-U024

....Any ideas?

A:No wireless networks available

.............Try pressing the WiFi ON button you daft woman!!

Problem solved.

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I'm not a genius at computers but I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer.
I run a wireless connection but when i try to connect through the list of wireless network connections, there is a red X beside all the networks and it says "The capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network."
Can someone please tell me how to fix this?

A:For All my Wireless Networks, There Is A Red X

Quote: Originally Posted by Vohrana

I'm not a genius at computers but I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer.
I run a wireless connection but when i try to connect through the list of wireless network connections, there is a red X beside all the networks and it says "The capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network."
Can someone please tell me how to fix this?

Love to first you need to fill in your system specs (lower left corner of your posts) so we know what hardware y ou have

then tell us abt your network setup what wifi card, router, etc



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Trying to get an Ad Hoc network to work on Wireless-N. Using a Dell Wireless 1510 and a Intel 5100. Both laptops.

Is it possible, and how do I do it?

A:Wireless N and Ad Hoc networks

I'm guessing this isn't possible. What about Wireless G? Anyone??? The Ad Hoc network is currently on B, or 11mbps.

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I'm thinking it's just me being like Monk, but is there a way to remove some or all of the various other wireless networks that my laptop can see. I only connect to my own network and that works just fine. Is there a solution to my issue, or is this a "feature" I need to deal with? In the attachment, I'd like to only "see" MY LAN.

Thanks in advance for any and all insights.


A:Too Many Wireless Networks

this is just a feature to inform you of all the available wireless netwoks in your surrounding area

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I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 RTM Pro and I have an Intel Pro Wireless 2915ABG card installed. The drivers installed and it says the device is working properly, however I see no wireless networks. I live in a condo building so there are plenty of wireless networks around and mine is broadcasting yet nothing comes up. I can manually add one but it does not connect to it either. Wired ethernet works fine. Any ideas?

A:No Wireless Networks Appear

Quote: Originally Posted by Frank9881

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 RTM Pro and I have an Intel Pro Wireless 2915ABG card installed. The drivers installed and it says the device is working properly, however I see no wireless networks. I live in a condo building so there are plenty of wireless networks around and mine is broadcasting yet nothing comes up. I can manually add one but it does not connect to it either. Wired ethernet works fine. Any ideas?

Firewall, antivirus, right click network and sharing go to wifi adapter and see what its status is.

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I am on the internet with my computer right now through a wireless USB adapter. Until recently I could switch between networks in my home fine, but now my wireless connection doesn't show up anywhere. When I "View Network Connections" all it shows me is my Bluetooth connection. I have tried unplugging that, which just gives me an empty window under NCs.

There is also no longer an icon in my SysTray that shows my wireless connection.


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This is on the laptop in my sig, XP of course.

Basically I have 1 Network in the house, but my card is picking up another from some other place outside my house.

How do I block this other network? It's a linksys network with a very small connection, but it still comes up.

Also how do I change my network (Belkin) to automatic instead of manual?

It seems to be disconnecting and reconnecting, can't seem to figure it out.

A:2 wireless networks, only need one

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Never a computer problem and then multiples in the last two months! After having great success with the forum's malware removal specialists, I figured this is also worth a shot.

After installing XP SP3, my wireless connection has disappeared. When I go to view available wireless networks there is nothing. The message says "Windows cannot configure this wireless connection." I tried uninstalling SP3 and my wireless is not restored to the way it was before ... working!

Any help appreciated.

A:No available wireless networks after XP SP3

Hello timetraveller61

Are you running Norton? If so, it is all Norton`s fault

Have read here and then run the "SymRegFix.exe file"

Microsoft has added two new articles containing a fix for this problem. Check these links:

? Device Manager and Network Connections may be blank after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

? Device Manager may not show any devices and Network Connections may not show any network connections after you install Windows XP SP3



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