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Wireless Lan Card Cant Detect Network

Q: Wireless Lan Card Cant Detect Network


I bought an Acer 2301 laptop a few months ago. It has an Acer IPN 2220 wireless LAN card. A few days ago I visited my brother who has a wireless network set up in his house ? DLINK ADSL broadband router. He uses the wireless network for 1 Pc and 2 laptops. As I had my laptop I tried to connect to this network but couldn?t. I tried finding wireless networks and it said there were no wireless networks found in range. I disabled and re-enabled the LAN card. I uninstalled and re-installed it. I disabled my firewall. All to no avail. The network is not running encrypted and my brother said he had no trouble connecting all his wireless cards. Can anyone explain why my wireless LAN card couldn?t find anything?


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A: Wireless Lan Card Cant Detect Network

there could be several reasons for this, the card could have simply had its "radio" turned off. Most internal cards have a switch function to turn on and off their ability to detect networks. This is usually either a special button or a key combo. Check the BIOS, the card may have to be enabled in there as well as in device manager. Some systems I've encountered come with wireless disabled in the BIOS as default. Also, are you sure your brother's router was "broadcasting" its SSID. Most routers have the ability to turn this off. This causes you to have to know the SSID and config the card manually.

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I am having an issue connecting to any wireless network. Problem's existed for 2 days for unknown reason. I have uninstalled and installed and then updated drivers. I also disabled and enabled the respective services from "services.msc" but no go.

I typed "cmd ipconfig /all" and that's what I received.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Thamer>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter Broadband M3ak:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband M3ak
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Solved: My wireless card can't detect any wireless network

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I have a Inspiron 1520 with a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN mini Card. Lately I noticed that if I left the laptop on (or maybe just restart, not sure, don't want to test it right now) and let it go to sleep and then turn it back on, it won't detect any wireless networks. I have to wait 10-15 minutes before it can detect networks again, I don't know what to do. I know its not the router, since it can't detect other networks either which there are a few around. I have this laptop for almost a year now. It worked just fine till recently. I think it is the network card, the driver or the hardware, I don't know, but while it just start up, it takes forever for the wireless to start detecting again. Anyone know why and what can I do about it. (BTW, I reformatted in hope it will fix it, it didn't).

A:Wireless Lan Card Cant Detect Network


If a reformat and reinstall didnt fix it, then its hardware for sure.


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Hello all. I came across this website and forum through searching for this problem. I've come across similar problems but they all either end with the person taking their computer to a shop or it goes unsolved.

Here is the issue:
My computer (Dell Vostro 1500 with Windows XP) will not detect the wireless network we have here at home. The wireless card is an Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG. The laptop has a light that shows if WiFi is on or not. Whenever I turn on the laptop, the light is usually on but not detecting any wireless network (either ours or someone else's).

-This started happening about three weeks ago. There was no damage to the computer. I reformatted the laptop and reinstalled all the drivers but the problem persisted.
-Turns out one of our cats had thrown up on the router we had at the time so I figured that was the problem and waited until we got another one.
-The new one came yesterday and everything was working fine. A couple hours later the problem resurfaced.

I rolled back the driver thinking maybe that was the issue but apparently it wasn't. I tried uninstalling the wireless card and reinstalling. The only thing that accomplished was deleting the profile I had on there. I've tried the simple repair option but that hasn't worked.

I know the router is broadcasting a signal because everyone else in the house is getting the connection.

Here is what is displayed when I do the IPCONFIG/ALL in CMD:

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A:Wireless card won't detect wireless network

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Hi, here is an e-mail I sent to Belkin tech support ... but I haven't heard back so I thought I'd try here. Can anyone help me?

Hi, I'm trying to set up a Belkin F5D6020 ver2 wireless adapter on my IBM 233mhz laptop running WIN98se. I want to connect to my existing wired network. I have a cable modem connected to my Belkin F5D6231-4 router. I have 2 PCs connected to the router via ethernet cable. The wired part of the network is working beautifully. All wired PCs can talk to each other. When I have my wired network adapter installed on the laptop, it works great too.

I installed the installation software on the laptop using the EASY option. I plug in the adapter card when prompted and Windows installs the drivers. My computer doesn’t ask me to restart so I restart manually. The monitor utility comes up and, after a minute, a warning message displays ‘The access point you are attempting to access does not appear to exist. Please select the new one’. The prompts on the utility screen read:

Profile name: Default
Operating mode: infrastructure
Channel = 3 (greyed out)
Tx Rate = Auto
MAC address = 00-30-BD-D2-BF-06
status = scanning

There is no signal strength or link quality. I click on the site survey tab and there is nothing listed. I click rescan and still nothing. The green link LED on the card is flashing. The WLAN light on the router is solid green.

On my PC web browser I go to to access the router set up utility.
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I'm trying to install a 2wire card on a vaio
sony PCG-FX370 laptop computer .
I load the software from the provided cd but when i install the card and reboot the computer wont detect the card and bring up the plug and play new hardware wizzard to install the drivers. I tried the card in another computer and it detects and works fine.
Please help me.
Thank You!

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I've had wireless on this pc before. A while back, we had a tech come out from out internet provider to fix a few things, and we told him we already have a few other devices on our wireless network, so it may be a better idea to connect through an ether-net cord to our main pc for a more secure connection.

That has worked fine for the most part, but now there's a different problem, and I think I need to be able to connect wireless in order to fix it.
If it matters, the problem is, that any game I try to patch via the game launcher, times-out.
I actually spoke with a CSR from Square Enix, he said it may have to do with the port-forwarding, then I spoke with a rep in technical support from our local provider, and she said there is no port forwarding through the(ir) ether-net but it is available through wireless.

So, that's essential what has brought me here.
I'll upload a couple of pics, so you can actually see that:
A: There is no wireless enabled on my pc at all and
B: There's no wireless driver - just the one on my driver list that, tbh, I don't know much about.

I've already tried uninstalling the driver then re-installing, (didn't detect anything).
I've tried power-cycling my modem.
I've messed around with every option in the "Network and Internet" settings in my control panel.
I've checked all around the outside of my pc, JUST IN CASE it's weird and has a switch somewhere that enables/disables wireless.
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A:Computer no longer has a wireless driver/Can't detect wireless network

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Can you Post a screenshot of the Device Manager .. With your Network Adapters expanded ... Before you do that go to View Hidden Devices ... Also what is the Model Number of your Computer ? ..

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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.

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I have a hp pc that runs windows XP .
I have A belkin wireless usb.
And a belking router.
My laptop captures the signal and detects it but my pc doesnt.
This happened out of no where.
It shows that theres no network availaible when there is .
please help.
ive tried everything and you guys are my only hope .

A:Cannot Detect Wireless Network On My PC =9

Try some of the suggestions in this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870702 Good Luck !

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I have a pavilion slimline desktop that will not recognize my wireless network.

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I'm having a problem with a network card and its driving me mad! I've installed the card (Dynamode NC-100TX-R) and Windows detects it. The drivers they supplied on the floppy were Realtek RTL8139 Drivers which were for Win 95/Win 98 and I have XP so I went on the Realtek site and downloaded the latest drivers for the RTL8139. When I installed the drivers everything seemed fine until I plugged in the cable. All it says is "Network Cable Unplugged" even when the lights at the back of the card are flashing indicating a connection. Everything on the other end of the cable is fine and I've checked all the settings and they seem right. Can anyone help?

A:Network Card doesn't detect Network

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hello hello

I am trying to setup a network. I got a new laptop recently. And i bought a router the other day. But whenever i go to 'my network location' there's nothing there except ''Make a new connection'

A friend told me it shouldn't be difficult to get internet on my new laptop as well. ''perhaps you still need to activate/enable your network card'' he told me on the phone. But I just can't find anything. I have tried the ''new hardware wizard' but to no avail.

So i thought maybe I dont have a netwok card. afterall , I am a computer illiterate. But the acquaintance in question assured me I had one, because '' you have plugged the ethernet cable in your laptop + router, haven't you?'' ofcourse I have, and the router's led is glowing. however it doesnt blink, because there's no internet connection yet.
Do you guys happen to know how to activate, or at least see my network card thing? I really feel bad about calling the friend in question , asking him over to help me. He has helped me several times already. The time my pc got infected with trojans, and with my dvd burner drive as well. Moreover, he makes it sound so easy.

windows 2000 professional on the laptop by the way. ( XP on my pc)

I have really tried my utmost best to setup an network. But the problems keep occuring like a never ending story.( I have returned a wireless router, now i have a wired one)... Read more

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I recently lost everything to some sort of virus so I was forced to reformat and reisntall windows xp pro. After installing I can't access the internet, when I diagnose the connection issue with IE it says,

"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."

I'm connected to a stable connection through an ethernet cable to my router, and nothing. I no longer have the driver recovery CD's that came with my computer, and I followed the advice of another person on this site that came across a similar problem, but we have different motherboards so I couldn't get the drivers to cooperate. My computer info is listed in my profile, I have an ABIT-AA8XE motherboard. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. Also let me know if you need any more information because I'm not super savvy with this stuff, but I can do my best.

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My Compaq presario laptop which is about 4-5 years old but like new, ran great until my kid did "nothing" to it and it crashed, i tried everything and resorted to re-installing windows XP, i also downloaded on another pc and installed SP 2. When i plug in either my wired or wireless network adapter cards, i get the following error and can't seem to get it to coreect. The error is:

The device"Texas Instrument PCI-1410
cardbus controller" has detected a Cardbus card in its slot, but the firmware on
the system is not configured to allow the cardbus to controller to be run in
cardbus mode. The operaing system will currently accept only...." the rest of
the error is cut off, I am totally frustrated.

Any suggestions? I downloaded and installed any updates from the HP/Compaq site. I notice on the web that this PC often has this error after a re-install but can't find any solutions to it, only people trying to solve the problem.

If you can help me out that would be great, other than no net the PC is working as good as ever. The light on the adapters does not come on.


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I recently purchased a used laptop from a local school district and I have been trying to access the wireless internet connection I have at home - but I can't.

It can connect to the internet through the ethernet cable. It came with "IBM Access Connections", a connections managing program that lets me switch between the default "USD XXX Wireless" network (The school district's default wireless connection), "Out of District" (also came when I bought the computer) and "My House", the network I created to connect the laptop to the internet at home (that I'm forced to use an ethernet cable with).

In the Control Panel, an icon "Wireless LAN Settings" is available, that gives me the message "Unable to Connect to the Wireless NetCard. Is it inserted?".

All of these clues of wireless connections that once were lead me to believe that the 'NetCard' that allows for wireless connections was removed before the laptop was given to me. Is there somewhere I can check to see if this hardware exists or is configured correctly?
This computer is an

IBM ThinkPad R31
Windows 2000
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection*

*This is, I think, the adapter that lets me connect to the internet through ethernet. When I try to switch to "USD XXX Wireless" configuration, a message of ...

"Switching to another adapter...
Switching to another adapter..."

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A:Solved: Cannot Detect Wireless Card

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I just upgraded to windows xp pro on my laptop and the new system cannot enable a wireless connection. Before i upgraded i was wi-fi capable (wifi was built in when i bought the laptop) but now nothing shows up on my network connections. The wifi switch is on but no possible connections show up on the network connectoins menu. I need help.

A:Windows cannot detect my wireless card

You may have to disable the onboard wireless card...

Check your userguide on how to do this.



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Can someone tell me why I can't detect my usual Wireless network. I can see other secured networks. When I go into the properties of the wireless network I can see the network name and all the details which are saved, but it is not recognizing it as available.

There is no problem with the router/network itself as 3 other computers in the house can see it. And yes, the wireless button is turned on.

A:Can't detect my usual wireless network

Not much we can tell you from here... You may have a hardware failure, or an infestation, or a software error.
First thing I would do is remove, reboot, and reinstall your connection... on what may be a long road to recovery.

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I have Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mifi network but for some reason, my PC won't detect it. I had it on the computer once before, but then I had to take my computer to a repair shop to get a new hard drive, and when I booted up my PC after bringing it home, for some reason the Verizon wireless network does NOT show up on my computer under network connections or on the list of availible wireless networks, and I have absolutely NO clue how to get the my PC to detect the network, any ideas?

A:Windows XP can't detect wireless network

Usually the best place to start is the user manual. Connection instructions start on page 15.


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I'm having big problems with my PC (running vista ultimate 64) detecting any available network. I'm having to use my second PC which is XP to
connect to the network to write this and having splashed out on a uber machine to play online thats pozzing me off.
Heres the story so far. In my old house I had both my PCs (XP-pro and Vista64 ultimate) connecting to my wireless network without problem.
Moved to a new house and the ISP provider sent me a new WIFI gateway (netopia 2247nwg, which is the same model as my old one) and therefore a new network to set up.
Set up my Xp PC with the SSID and WPA pass and it connects no problem. Yet my vista PC refuses to see any available networks, even if I power-up
the old router (which it used to detect and connect to).
Meanwhile trusty Xp detects both gateways.
In device manager my PCI WLAN adapter is showing as working 'it is a buffalo 802.11g using the broadcom chip'. As I could not get the cards drivers
to work with vista 64 (as there are no 64bit drivers available by buffalo) it defalted to the windows generic drivers that came with the vista installation
disc. It worked with these drivers at my previous house for over a year.
I've trawled the web for more time than I care to sacrifice and there are similar cases of vista not detecting networks but no solutions that have
helped me.

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log

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You know, Ive been battling with a wireless network connection in Vista x86 and x64 for 2 years now. I am using a Netgear WG111v2 USB adaptor, which I know is a bit older.. But I get constant drops, and 50% of those drops from the network result in the inabillity to find a network connection.

The adaptor only connects to the network when plugged in one specific USB port, the other ones result in finding the network but being unable to connect.

Very frustrating. I could just upgrade my adaptor, I hear USB ones are not that great to use, but if anyone has any information on this as well Id appreciate it..

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Wndows 7 ultimate 64 working fine for 2 weeks, network ok with a Dlink dir 628, my wife's macbook air connects ok, now my Dell Inspiron e1705 does not detect any available networks, in network and sharing center did everything even setup a new connection, manualy but does not work, i unistall and reinstal the adapter (dell 1390 WLAN mini-card) that was working fine (and did connect to the wireless network for the last two weeks), any suggestion?

A:unable to detect wireless network w7

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

Let's see this as well.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I am trying to set up wireless internet in my home with a Netgear WGT624v4 router. After shutting everything down and starting up my modem, waiting, and then plugging in the router, the "wireless" led should, after a minute, remain on, instead it just flashes.
I am able to detect the wireless network on my computer, but when I try to connect, it just times out. What should I do?

A:Detect wireless network, but cannot connect

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I have a laptop that decided it does not detect the network. It worked fine until two days ago. I have not changed anything on the computer. My other laptop and printer work ok with the wireless router network system. But this one has decided it does not "see" the router network. The device manager shows no problems with the network adapter. I am lost now. What to do?

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I just upgraded my home network with wireless N.
USB wireless adapter is dlink DWA-130C, driver installed properly and windows 7 32bit detected it correctly as DWA-130C on device manager but it could not find any network in my area.
When I do troubleshoot, windows tell me that driver may not installed properly.
FYI it happened with my older G USB adapter too, when I uninstall the driver to update, it installed normally but then it does not detect any network. I have to do system restore to make it work again.
Any idea?

A:USB wireless adapter does not detect any network

Quote: Originally Posted by denox

I just upgraded my home network with wireless N.
USB wireless adapter is dlink DWA-130C, driver installed properly and windows 7 32bit detected it correctly as DWA-130C on device manager but it could not find any network in my area.
When I do troubleshoot, windows tell me that driver may not installed properly.
FYI it happened with my older G USB adapter too, when I uninstall the driver to update, it installed normally but then it does not detect any network. I have to do system restore to make it work again.
Any idea?

Hi denox and welcome

You might want to un-install and re-install in safe mode (F8). You still 32bit?
Ken J+

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I've tried searching and searching for solutions but I can't find any. Okay, here's my problem. My laptop can't detect any wireless network but I'm sure the router is working well because my PSP can connect to it. Also, when I plug in my Wireless USB adapter, I can easily get a signal. I think last week it was working right. I installed my "wireless USB adapter" 2 days ago then I checked my wireless adapter, poof.. I can't connect anymore. But the USB adapter works well, that's what I'm using sometimes instead of my built-in wireless card (RaLink RT2561/RT2661 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN).

My laptop is Advent 7302. You can see the full specs here - http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/7302.htm

I uninstalled my wireless card and reinstalled it. I even downloaded the lastest driver from Ralink.

- Router's SSID is broadcasting.
- Wireless adapter is enabled.
- I tried to disable AVG's firewall, still no good. (I can connect with my USB adapter even if it is enabled).
- Installed the lastest driver of my netword card.
- Network card is turned on.

I didn't make any changes at all. I just installed my USB wireless adapter.

Btw, when I open Ralink Config Utility, I can switch to AP mode. I don't know what does it do though so I assume my network card is still good.

Here's my IPCONFIG /ALL (up to wireless adapter only)

Windows IP Configuration

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A:Laptop can't detect any wireless network

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In a house with 2 pc's and 3 laptops.

All are working fine expcept for one laptop.

It was happily connected to the wireless network one day and then the next it wouldn't detect the wireless network, even though it was sitting next to the router. Tried viewing wireless networks, refreshing network list etc.

It will work fine if it is connected by a wire to the router, and is picking up our neighbours networks. Just not ours!

It works on Windows XP.

Any help will be much appreciated.


A:One Laptop Won't detect Wireless network!! Help!!

Have you tried resetting the router by unplugging the power cord for a few seconds an plugging it back in?

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Hi all,

This is somewhat embarrassing. I have an Acer Aspire 5044WLMi laptop with built-in 802.11g wireless LAN capability. "Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter" is the name.

However, I keep getting the "No wireless network were found in range. Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on." error message.

I'm *pretty sure* that the "wireless switch" is the button between the bluetooth and the microphone input jack on the side of my laptop that is closest to me (south side).

It's a really long shot, but can anyone tell me what's going on? Am I missing something really obvious here? I've tried googling but to no avail. I've also tried disabling/re-enabling the connection.. again to no avail.

Any help/ideas is appreciated.

A:Cannot detect wireless network nearby

Try reseting the wireless router also.. Or unplug it and wait 30 mins then plugin again and see if if works. Also restart the laptop too while you're at it..

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hi everyone...hope i can get some help here
i'm connected to a wireless network in my college that requires certain proxies.
is it possible to find these proxies ourselves?[without asking people :grin:]
hope u get what i mean. sorry for my bad english.
C:\Documents and Settings\****>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : aioxen
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ucsihq.edu

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-47-1D-22

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ucsihq.edu
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-F3-AD-F5
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 09, 2009 9:53:25 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 14, 2009 9:53:25

A:How to detect Proxy in wireless network

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Hi guys!

Today I bought a Belkin Wireless G Router to share my cable connection with my sister's laptop. I setup the router perfectly and she can detect and use the wireless connection!

My problem is that I want to use the wireless connection on my laptop too, and it won't detect it. It is really strange because we have both laptops side by side and we can detect our neighbours connections, but my laptop refuses to "find" the one I setup.

I've tried disabling WZC and using the software from Intel (my wireless adapter), but it wont work!

Could someone give me a hand!
Thanks in advance

A:Unable to detect wireless network

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Hello guys

When i bought my laptob it was without any operating system to save some money, because i had my own windows 7 32 bit. I installed it and everything worked, except that the laptop could not detect any wireless network adapter. Luckily i had a friend who's brother could help me. Unfortunately i do not know how or what he did, but some how he managed to make it work.

But a few months later i wanted to upgrade my 32 bit to 64, since i could only use ,4 GB ram,So i bought a win 7 ultimate 64 bit and installed it. Now i face the same problem, my laptop can not detect any wireless network adapter,

I hope you guys can help me, because this is really freaking me out. specially because this is my office laptop and without any internet acces i can't participate in office works.

A:can not detect any wireless network adapter

Hi have you gone to hp support and download and install the wireless driver?

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Hey there, I just moved into a new apartment and I bought a usb wireless adapter so I could make use of the virgin media broadband. I've only ever used the internet on this computer via my ethernet connection.

I installed the network adapter with no problem (using the CD included in the box) and it appears in my device manager and is working correctly. However, when I look look at the available networks I can only find BT Openzone (it's a pay as you go service, I'm using it now to try and fix this ), and some random BTHomeHub. I should be able to see a lot more, including my Virgin Media network, but I can't.

It was the best 'Dongle'[?] in the store, so I'm guessing it's not an issue of proximity. I'm also certain that the network should be publicly visable. I'd be grateful if someone could suggest some possible fixes. I'll provide any further information you require.
Some things you will need to know:
OS: Windows XP PRO SP3
ISP: Virgin Media
USB Wireless adapter: Belkin Play dual-band N600 F7D4101
I have used Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and it does not detect any networks other than the two I've mentioned.

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

H:\Documents and Settings\Glenn>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : glenn-una8nvz55
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
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A:Unable to detect my wireless network

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I have an Acer Aspire D255e running Windows 7 Home Premium edition 32bit. I upgraded the memory to 2 GB to handle the Samsung Allshare streaming software. I have a Samsung LED TV with the wireless dongle (Samsung brand) that connects it to my Belkin 594 router. Plug and play are enabled on both the router and the TV so connecting the TV to the network was easy. I was able to start using Netflix immediately.

When I go to Add a Device in the control panel my netbook can't detect the TV. It never appears on a list of devices that can be added. When I go to the Network and Sharing Center and look at my full network map I see an icon for the TV shown below

When I mouse over the PC icon I see both an IP address and a MAC address for the device. For the TV there is only a MAC address; there is no IP address listed.

It seems like the Windows 7 network did detect the TV to an extent because it's on the network map, but not completely because it can't be detected by the add device utility. None of my digging around the web has given me any clue why the device can't be detected and added, expecially if plug and play worked to allow me to connect to the Internet and watch Netflicks, and I can see the device with its Mac address on my network map.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to force the network to detect and add the TV?

A:Network can't detect wireless Samsung TV

Hiya pal, and welcome to the forums
Try setting the IP address manually on the samsung TV

ip address 192.168.x.x (same range as you network)
gateway 192.168.x.x (router IP)

dns 192.168.x.x (router IP)

Hope this helps

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Hi guys

Right have just moved to vista (with a bit of dread i might add) Low and behold i discovered that Vista wont even detect my wireless card!!! I was under the impression that service pack 1 was to resolve this. Are there any work arounds? have tried to download the vista drivers. But when installing them says device is not dettected! The card is a EDIMAX 802.11g and my main board is a Asus P5B SE

A:Vista wont detect my wireless card

Try installing the card into another card slot

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My building has a free wifi service. There are routers on each floor. My computer has built in wireless lan. It will recognize signals from those who have installed ATT's 2wire system, but not a single signal from and othe routers in the building. I am now using a usb wifi adapter which has detected all the signals. I have reinstalled the drivers and tried to connect the wireless lan but it has been unsuccessful. The windows connection software will not work. It seems strange to be able to detect the ATT connections but not any of the buildings signals.

A:wireless lan card will not detect wifi signal

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Title sort of sums it up, I had to reformat my HD, and now when I try to set up a network connection the wizard tells me I have to install network hardware first...I have a network card with the usb cord connected to it and it was working fine a few hours ago.

Every other time i've reformatted, I seem to remember it being as simple as plugging in the internet and it working fine - I don't get what's wrong. I don't have any software to go with the network card that I know of...

A:Reformatted, now can't detect network card

Network card with a USB cord? What's the exact make/model of this card?

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Start, Run, devmgmt.msc

Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

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Hi there! =] new to the forums!!
=[ My laptop has stopped detecting my wireless home network. Before this happened, my laptop was going a-hole on me. It would stopped connecting and then I would have to connect it again via password..but now it has done it! This dam laptop =___=. . . Anyways, there are two computers in my house and they can connect to the internet through the ethernet cable. My laptop can also connect the internet through the ethernet cable too..but that really beats the purpose of having a laptop if it's not mobile >_>. SO PLEASE help me.

Oh yea, my laptop can detect like 10 other friggen networks but not my own =.=

A:Laptop (vista) : Cannot detect my wireless network.

"my laptop can detect like 10 other ...networks but not my own"

This would suggest more a problem with the wireless radio on the router and not your computer.
Have you checked the router to see if SSID broadcast is turned on?

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1 week ago, my HP desktop decided that it couldn't find the wireless connection anymore. I didn't install anything new. I may have defragmented the system around that time. I did the trouble shoot and the wired connection works fine with the ethernet cable. Also other computers in the house can connect to the wireless router no problem.
Under Manage wireless networks, when I try to add a network it tells me "windows cannot detect any wireless network interfaces"
Not sure what else to try.
Under Network adaptors, I see Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller, it says the device is working properly and I have also updated the driver. Any other thoughts on why it shut off suddenly? Did I somehow delete the wireless adaptor or is the Realtek adaptor for wireless as well.
Thank you.

A:Windows cannot detect any Wireless network interfaces

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Can you please post your Device Manager, expand Network Adapters so that we can see if you have the Wi-Fi Adapter? Here's a general Tutorial on how you may access Device Manager?

If your Wi-Fi adapter is missing, you may download the driver from HP site. The link that I gave you will also give you a step by step guide on how to install the driver.

An update will be appreciated.

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Hi, I have problem with my wireless connection. when I go to device manager, apparently there are missing devices and I get the HARDWARE IDS : PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_662711AD&REV_01

where I could get a suitable driver wireless ?

A:Windows could not detect any wireless network interface

Hi from Sevenforums,

Could you please post a screenshot of device manager with network adapters open and your wireless adapter open under general?

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We have a wireless home network and there are four different computers that can pick up the signal and use the internet no problem, including two laptops, a tower PC and an iPhone.

There is a third laptop that will not pick up the router signal (a Thomson TG585 v7). It connects fine when connected to the router via cable, but won't detect the wireless signal. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite running XP Home SP2.

The really weird thing is that the laptop can pick up every other wireless connection in the street. Any ideas why it won't pick up this one? I've done several searches across the web and can't find an issue of this kind or compatibility issues between the router and the machine. Any idea what's going on?

A:Solved: 1 computer can't detect wireless network

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Wonder if anyone can help me?
I have just moved house and been given the internet details by the landlord.
The provider is Virgin and the landlord asked for my MAC addresses of each device to allow access to the internet and gave me the password.
I managed to connect on my iPhone and my housemate who is also running windows 7 off a laptop can also connect.
However the network does not even appear in my wireless list. Several other wireless networks in the area are being detected but not the one in the house. I know it's not hidden as I can connect on other devices.
I have tried a manual setup with the network name, encription etc and tick "allow connection even when network is hidden" but all to no avail.
Unfortunately I have no access to the router as the landlord has that next door, however seems strange it would be a router issue if the other devices connect fine.
I have been through all the settings with my housemate and ensured we have the same setup and am now thoroughly baffled and annoyed.
Anyone have similar issues and resolve them, or know enough about such things to help?


A:Cannot detect one particular wireless network, others detecting fine

Make sure your landlord entered the MAC address correctly. Go over it with him again. Also, make sure you are recording the correct number. I've made mistakes in the past and recorded the incorrect number. From a command prompt, type; ipconfig /all
Look for the wireless adapters physical address.
I once wrote down the "ethernet" adapter's address and then spent hours trying to figure out why I couldn't connect.

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Hi! I am sorry if I have mistaken the topic!
I installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my Asus x555ld-xx142d today. I was aware from the start of how difficult it will be to find the right drivers since the laptop is made to run on a windows 8.1 operating system. After hours of trying, I think I have made a big mess because almost everything seems to be working fine besides the WiFi. There is no WiFi icon in the systray and when I try to configure it, I get the message "Windows cannot detect any wireless network interfaces". PLUS, my desktop brightness is changing per minute by itself from low luminosity to bright.

Here are some attachments that I think might give you an idea about the problem:

I would really appreciate your help.Thanks!

A:Windows cannot detect any wireless network interfaces

I've got an X55, running 10TP on it.
BUT it was sold like yours as W8,
However it was originally setup by Asus as W7, and moved to 8 by them.

ALL of the drivers are available via asus support/drivers.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3035 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232958 MB, Free - 127089 MB; D: Total - 5503 MB, Free - 5460 MB;
Motherboard: Compal, 3607
Antivirus: Kingsoft AntiVirus Auto-Protect, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I can't detect my own wireless network for days
anyone can help me with this?
Information:I can see neighbour's networkw with the computer i can't detect my own network
I can see my own network with my other computer and mobile phone
An ethernet connection works fine on the computer
My network uses channel 6 as dedault
my computer supports channel 6 as my neighbour are some channel 6 and i can detect
3 attatchment of xirrus Wi-Fi inspector,"Ipconfig /all" for CMD and Device manager.

A:Solved: Unable to detect my own wireless network.

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I have used the network for the last hour but after this reboot i cannot detect my network
Anyone can help me with this?

A:Solved: Unable to detect my own wireless network

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Hey I have a laptop that just got given to me and the internet is working through the Ethernet cable but is not through the wifi connection. I know that the router is working (I have my phone hooked up) I checked the drivers and updated them, uninstalled the adapter and let it be put back on its self. I have rolled back the drivers and updated it. I have tried a system restore point also. The laptop has connected to the internet through wifi before.. Still a red "X". I'm getting a little irritated

A:Wireless Adapter says it's working but does not detect any network

What adapter is in your device manager? That laptop shipped with intel and atheros adapters.

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Hello guys

When i bought my comuter it was without any operating system to save some money, because i had my own windows 7 32 bit. I installed it and everything worked, except that the computer could not detect any wireless network adapter. Luckily i had a friend who's brother could help me. Unfortunately i do not know how or what he did, but some how he managed to make it work.

But a few months later i wanted to upgrade my 32 bit to 64, since i could only use 3,16 GB ram, and my computer has 8GB. So i bought a win 7 home premium 64 bit and installed it. Now i face the same problem, my computer can not detect any wireless network adapter, though i'm 99% sure that my computer has one.

I hope you guys can help me, because this is really freaking me out. Especially because this is my school computer and without any internet acces i can't participate in class.

A:Windows can not detect wireless network adapter

Go to 'device manager' right click the missing driver, select properties, click the details tab, Select Hardware IDs from the property drop down, right click on the first value, select copy and post it here, should look something like this: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_84321043&REV_06


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I'm hoping you guys can help...

I upgraded my mobo, cpu, ram and video card today. I kept my HDD, optical drives, and my wireless adapter (Edimax EW-7128g)

In my zeal to install my new components I had forgotten to uninstall the drivers of the edimax, which I was going to keep, and my old ATI radeon, which I was replacing.

After installing the new components, every thing started up fine, except the edimax wireless adapter would refuse to connect, or even detect any wireless networks. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers countless times, swapped the wireless card around in the different pci slots, but still came up with the same problem.

I noticed that when I checked the network adapters in control panel, it would keep calling the Edimax "wireless adapter (2)" or "wireless adapter (3)" depending on which pci slot I put it in. I would try renaming it to simply "wireless adapter" but it would state that an adapter by that name already exists. I'm guessing this is some holdover from being connected to the old motherboard.

In short, new mobo recognizes the card, latest drivers for windows 7 are installed, but windows keeps telling me there's an error with the drivers, and every time I try and search for wireless connections, it won't even search...it will just say "no connections available." Was this whole issue precipitated by forgetting to uninstall the drivers and the card itself before upgrading my mobo?

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A:Upgraded motherboard & cpu, now wireless card won't detect networks

have you re-installed the software and chipset drivers etc - or are you hoping the Harddrive with the software on works ?

Normally you would re-install the windows software onto the new hardware - as you may get a few issues

can you do this

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

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

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

i suspect the best way is to remove the wireless adapter from device manager and re-install - lets see the above

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My laptop cannot detect any wireless right now, though the others are connecting normally. But when I plugged the cable network in, my laptop can connect to wired network. Previously, it could be able to connect to wifi, but suddenly, the wifi is like hidden from it. I also tried to check the wireless drivers but I couldn't find any.
Please help me fix this problem.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WIN7-UTI-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter Viettel:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Viettel
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
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A:Laptop Samsung RV409 cannot detect wireless network

I hope that this does not sound silly, but does the WiFi have a on/off switch that you know of?
Check to see that it is on.

Can you try pressing Fn+F9

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