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Q: wireless lan card will not detect wifi signal

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.

Preferred Solution: wireless lan card will not detect wifi signal

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: wireless lan card will not detect wifi signal

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Hello everyone,i'll try to give the most details i can.I just bought a 2nd hand t470s, and started by reinstalling windows from a usb bootable win10 i had at home.Everything worked fine except for the wifi card : i dosnt show anywhere. i cant see it on the device manager, its not greyed out nor hidden. Everything up to date, from windows update, to single driver update from the device manager, the intel update tool or even all the lenovo support drivers.I finally asked the support for a clean win10 pro update using my serial number. reinstalled everything clean, but still no wifi card detected. I switch with a killer 1535 from my other laptop : the ac 8265 worked on my other laptop, but i couldnt get the killer 1535 to work on my 470s (i could see it in the devicer manager but kept getting greyed out..).I spent the last 4 days on it and i feel like i read all the google pages that couldve helpt me. 

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A:wifi low signal & can't detect any wifi after upgraded windo...

Same issue is with my system as well Product Name-- HP 240 G4-328TXOS-- Windows 10, 64 bits. Somebody please reply ASAP  Thanks 

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My Sprint HTC EVO phone is cheaper and faster than my AT&T broadband connection so I want to drop AT&T and use sprint.

The problem is I have a few devices such as a Blu-ray player, a Direct TV DVR and other items that need to be hard wired.

I want to use my phone as a WiFi hot spot then pick up the signal with a device and plug my Direct TV DVR into the device with an ethernet cable.

Sprint was unable to help and someone on another non-tech site suggested a Engenius Network ESR9850.

Does anyone know if this will work, or if there are other options available

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Every once in a while, my router fails (due to a problem in part by the supplier). The common solution to this is that i unplug it for a couple seconds, replug it, and the net comes back on.

Now i got three computers sharing this connection. Two of them will re-detect the connection, and everything works fine. Not so for the third system.

It refuses to detect. I have to end up disabling and re-enabling the wireless card, and it gets backs detecting again.

It is a rather cumbersome procedure.

Does anybody have any solution?

Thanks in advance!!!

A:Wireless not detect signal

What OS?
What router model and brand is doing this?
Are these wireless adapters USB, Built-in or PCMICA.
Are you seeing a lot of drops on the LAN and WAN (internet)

Router you got there as anyone updated the firmware on it? If you flashed the firmware on it and it does the same thing. Time to replace the wireless router.

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I just bought Dell studio 1745 and it will not connect to my wireless internet. I know the internet is working since my HP laptop works. The Dell computer will find the network and state signal strength Excellent but will not connect. I called Dell and was on the phone for an hour and a half with no luck. Do you have any suggestions?

A:Can detect wireless signal but will not connect

Dell Customer Service is known for being horrible. You're probably best ringing your ISP(Internet Service Provider), they will most likely lead you through a step-by-step process to help you get connected.

Alternatively you could look at the wireless settings of your HP laptop and match the settings.

Good luck!

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wireless works on other household computer, but not the Sony Vaio

A:computer cannot detect wireless signal.

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL

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. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

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

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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I am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. And an atheros AR5B95 wireless network adaptor.

Two weeks ago I discovered rootkit 0access on my computer, and after much hassle, performed a factory restore to fix the situation. Since then my computer has been mostly unable to detect wireless connections. I say mostly because upon occassion it will see my wifi connection, but be unable to connect to it, and it will soon drop seeing the connection moments after anyway.

I performed a hard reset of my modem with at&t customer service, and walked through every possibility that it could be a modem issue. This was further proven by an additional laptop having no issue with the wifi connection, and that my laptop is having this problem with every wifi connection.

<edit> I can connect with ethernet no problem at all, and currently am.

here is my ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Matrix>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Matrix-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B95 Wireless N... Read more

A:Cannot detect wireless signal, dropped moments after if is detected

After the factory restore, did you update your system with MS updates and look for the latest drivers from your vendors site.

I'm betting it's a driver update that's needed...

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Hi, I've been experiencing something weird with my Wifi connectivity. Ill try to explain as best I can, I'm on a PC desktop running windows 7 and there are basically two ways I've been using to connect to my router:

A. Network card that's connected to my motherboard, specifically the Linksys WMP600N Wireless N PCI Adapter
B. Tethered connection - I hop on the wireless using my Macbook Pro, then allow sharing of connection through ethernet line and connect it to my PC. My Macbook is then placed on top of my PC so the location is essentially the same.

Using method A the connection can get very shaky, as an example there are times when this connection gets really slow ie. sometimes my game connection will slow drastically just from loading pandora, or even a web page. Other times it is just slow in general.

If I switch to method B it becomes a completely different world, not only is the game showing me a faster connection (20-25ms vs anywhere from 20-100 average using method A), I can be streaming netflix and browsing a web page at the same time and it won't be affected.

So my question is, what about setup A can be improved or what is causing it to have such drastic difference in connection speed? I don't want to stay on a tethered connection so I want to figure out the issue, is it something with the setup? Maybe I just need a better network card? If so, what kind of card am I looking for that can avoid this problem? Also the macbook pro I have... Read more

A:Help with wifi card signal?

Is the PCI wireless' antenna up fairly high with as clear a path to the router as the laptop has?

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hi , can you explain me why is my wifi Signal strength 7% on internal Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-Ac 7265whereas with USB Realtek Network Adapter Signal strength is 82?  how bad is hardware to do something like this if i use it only 3 months ? how much will cost replasement if the problem is really with hardware ? what can i do if the problem is with software ?thanks in advance 

A:weak wireless wifi signal

olinka wrote:hi , can you explain me why is my wifi Signal strength 7% on internal Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-Ac 7265whereas with USB Realtek Network Adapter Signal strength is 82?  how bad is hardware to do something like this if i use it only 3 months ? how much will cost replasement if the problem is really with hardware ? what can i do if the problem is with software ?thanks in advance Hi, Your wifi driver needs an upgrade. Go to hp.com/support then go to software and drivers.Enter your computer's product number then search for your wifi driver and install itAfter install wifi driver you will loose your connection so restart your computer and log back in to your wifi connection Regards

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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 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 . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8057 PC... Read more

A:Solved: My wireless card can't detect any wireless network

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sir, i am Muhammad Ehsan, i want to ask a question that i use evo and use internet on it but when i do window to laptop and plug in evo it shows evo for a day and run the internet but after some time the laptop do not show evo signal as evo do
not connected to laptop but if i do the wifi of laptop on it gives the full signal of evo and then i put the evo wifi password it run internet as wifi connected, but not as evo connected. please send me its solution i thankful to you for this.
              sir mein evo istimal krta ho internet k liye laptop per lekin kuch roz phly meine apne laptop ki window krwai or aik do din jb b meine evo lgai evo phle ki trah apna connection show kr rhi thi
lakin bad mein pta nhi kia hua k jb b mein evo connect krta ho to evo apna connection show nhi krti lekin jb mein laptop ka wifi on kron to evo apne wifi k signal ful show krti hei or wifi k zriye internet b chlati hei lekin ye evo signal sow nhi krti to kyun?

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guys this one has me stumped cold. Dell Inspiron laptop, very clean software wise, had original mini-card [internal] which could not detect any wifi networks - known good wifi AP's. All the windows checked showed the device working properly but I finally replaced it with one of the better "n" cards out there. Same thing all over again. Put it right next to a working AP, cannot detect a thing. Antennae is hooked up properly.

If I plug a good WIFI stick into USB, it works immediately, no drama.

I have no idea what is preventing this from detecting anything. What should I be looking for?

A:WLAN Mini-card Good, but cannot detect WIFI ??

Hi zapp22,

It appears that the 'Wireless Card' is currently 'Disabled'; please check its status in 'BIOS' and 'enable' it if needed. To access 'BIOS' you may follow the steps listed below:
- Power off the laptop > Power it back on and at 'Dell splash screen', repeatedly tap 'F 2 key' (BIOS screen should appear) > Usually 'Dell Inspiron' laptops have a 'category' named 'Advanced' > Ensure that WLAN is enabled > 'Save Settings' and 'Exit'
(Note: BIOS setup may vary based on different laptop models)

If the wireless card still does not detect any networks in 'Windows', try tapping <Function><F2> or only <F2> if the previous key combination does not work. This is the 'radio control' for the 'Wireless Card' installed in the system.

Hope this helps. Do reply with the finding; would be glad to assist.

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When I boot up my laptop I would say it's a coin flip whether or not it detects my WiFi card on boot--I can tell whether or not it has been detected on boot because the WiFi symbol (instead of the LAN) symbol will appear in the bottom right corner of the home/login screen. When the card is detected the WiFi works PERFECTLY fine. This problem started happening when I used and uninstalled Technitium (a program that allows you to easily change your WIFI card's MAC address.) The reason I was using this program was so I could keep using an airport's complimentary free 30 min WiFi service for a few hours without having to pay--surely I've been paying for it in problems the last few months. Could anyone offer any insight as to how I can fix this? You guys have been my heroes since I was a kid.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8009 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 487817 MB, Free - 261000 MB; D: Total - 953739 MB, Free - 889318 MB;
Motherboard: Notebook, P65_P67RGRERA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Laptop Does Not Detect WiFi Card on Boot 50%~ of the time.

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For the usb detection error it is an adapter that plugs my micro sd card into the usb port so i can move music onto it to put it in my phone, i had to reformat the sd card while it was in my phone so my phone could use it and now i cannot get it detected on my computer no matter how i connect it (usb adapter, SD card adapter, micro sd port ) and i have yet been able to find a solution to this problem. the device status is "This device could not start. (code 10)"

The issue with my wifi card is still unknown to me as well, i have my wifi card plugged into my desktop and it says i have nothing plugged in in the bottom righthand corner where the internet connection would show. When i go to device manager it has the yellow warning symbol next to it and the device status is as follows "Your computer's systems firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. to use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or bios update. (code 35)"
this wifi card started to perform slowly and made my download rate drop from 1.3MB/s to under 100Kb/sec randomly. I have a Broadcom 802.11g network adapter with hardware id pci\VEN_14E4&DEV_431&SUBSYS_044914E4&REV_02 and i had the driver tuner from broadcom which needs internet to work... seems counter intuitive to me but whatever.
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A:USB detection error and computer cannot detect my wifi card

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Your second issue Code 35 could be a BIOS Issue ..

Have a look in System Information there you should find which Version you are using ...

Then check on your Motherboards Website .. To see what the latest Version is ..
Personally i do not recommend Updating the BIOS ..
As for Code 10 that is a tricky one ...

Read the Link below ...
How To Fix Error Code 10 (This device cannot start)

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what is best network card to recive a wifi signal from far away? Network Card or any type of hardware

A:What is best network card to receive a wifi signal from far away?

I assume you mean desktop.
What do you mean by "...a wifi signal far away..." Indoors, outdoors, upstairs, next door
Do you have control of the "far away" source?
We recommend Linksys 802.11N WMP300N for PCI card, or the DLink DWA-542 Range Booster Wireless N.
But there is some advantage to using a USB Wireless N Linksys USB WUSB300N because you can move it around to get the best results for the local environment...

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I just moved into an apartment where the landlord said I can share his internet connection with him. He has a wireless internet signal broadcasting from the 1st floor. I can get a signal just fine from the kitchen but when I go to the front rooms, the signal is very weak. I can't run a wire from his router to mine because that would involve drilling etc and I don't want to do that. Is there any way that I could capture his wireless signal and somehow feed it into the WAN port of my router so that I can have all 3 of my networked computers with internet all the time? One thing I was able to do was take my laptop to the kitchen (where the signal is the strongest), connect to his internet, and I went into the network part in the control panel and bridged the wireless adapter and the ethernet adapter on my computer. After doing that, I was able to connect my router to the ethernet port of my laptop and have internet for all the computers but the problem is that by doing that, I'd have to leave my laptop in the kitchen at all times. Is there an easier way?

A:How can I create a wireless network with a wifi signal that is being broadcasted?

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I have a Hewlett Packard Pavillion 500-424 desktop with Windows 10.
I bought an Epson Work Force WF=3620 wireless, multifunction printer.
I do not have a network with a router. The computer is connected to the
internet by cable and is not part of any network. The fire wall is off.

Epson support help me setup the printer's direct wifi signal. However, for some
reason it is not listed in the available wifi networks. When I click on the little
picture of a monitor in the lower right hand corner of my screen,
the window that opens

does not show my printer's wifi. Other networks in my area
sometimes show, sometimes not. In this screenshot, JESSIE-PC
NETWORK is showing. Sometimes 2-3 networks show, sometimes
nothing shows. It's just blank.

If I click on Network settings, it opens this:
As you can see, Jessies network is listed in Wifi2. If I click on manage wifi settings, I get:

Scrolling down, I see:

DIRECT-264EEE51 is my printer's wifi.

I've been on 9 phone calls with tech support this week, 5 with Epson, 3 with
Microsoft, & 1 with HP. They keep passing me around. The guy I talked to on
the second call with Epson got DIRECT-264EEE51 to appear in the wifi list on my
computer and we successfully printed a test page.

Three days later, when I tried to print something, it again was not listed & I could not
print. In the next seven calls no one could help me. I asked the guys at Epson to find
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A:Computer Not Detecting Wireless Printer's Wifi Signal

Not being familiar with Epson devices nor with using the direct Wi-Fi of multi-function printers I have to ask: is the direct wireless signal broadcast continuously or does the Epson go idle after a time and turn off the wireless? If the latter, are you sure the signal is being broadcast all the times you try to detect it on your PC?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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 Hi I have a new HP Pavilion 15-po78sa Notebook, Product number: J5B65EA#ABU, running Windows 8.1 64-bit The Wifi card is a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn.  I'm getting only 1 bar signal strength but all other devices in the house (laptop, ipad, nexus) have a full strength signal.  I tried a Samsung USB wifi adaptor & I'm getting full signal strength with this.  I updated the drivers for the Broadcom card but there's no difference.   

A:HP Pavilion 15 - Weak wifi signal from Broadcom card but USB...

Hi, I am having exactly the same problem.I recently bought a laptop HP Pavilion 15, product number J1Z18EA#ABZ, running Windows 8.1 64 bit with a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn WiFi adapter. My modem is barely 3 feet away and the signal strength is 1 bar. My mobile phone (Nexus 5), the iPad and my other laptop (an old HP running Windows 7) are showing full strength (or at least 4 out of 5 bars). All the drivers are up to date and nothing changed. How can we fix this? regardsfilippo

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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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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 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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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 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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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?


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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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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I have a Linksys wireless-B access point and a Linksys PCI wireless-B NIC. The signal I get is very poor (about 20%-40%.) I even moved the PC within direct sight of the WAP and about 25ft away, and it still only gets about 60% signal strength. I also have a laptop with Centrino which I can walk everywhere in the house and keep 80%-100% signal strength. I updated the drivers on the wireless PCI card and still poor signal. Bad card? Also another note, I get different readings from the Windows NIC diag and the Linksys diag. Also in the Linksys diag window alone, it shows a different % strength compared to what the actual strength "meter" reads. PC and laptop both running XP. Any help please? Thanks...

A:Poor signal on PCI wireless card...

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I just recently got cable and set up my desktop wired to a Linksys G wireless router. I have one other laptop with the Linksys Wireless G card. The Router is in the basement, if I go up just one floor, it keeps the signal for awhile but then loses it. The laptop is XP and ive read there are issues with xp and wireless but I dont know if it could be a signal problem. Should the signal be able to make it up one floor at least???? Hell, my 10$ baby monitor has a signal through all 4 floors of my townhouse. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Signal strength for a Wireless card

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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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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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A:Belkin wireless card doesn't detect network

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Yooooo! I have a Lenovo Y510p with modified BIOS so I could replace the crappy Intel wireless card that came with it (Intel Centrino N2230) for an Azurewave - Broadcom 4352. The experience has been good so far, the only problem I'm having is the low wireless signal with the card. I have other laptops that have higher range and strengths on the same place with older cards.

I've tried verifying (and even swapping) the cables and noted no difference. I asked on another forum and they told me that it could be that the card is not receiving enough power, but I have yet to find a settings in the BIOS or in Windows that dwindles its performance. I have recently updated the driver from Lenovo's website and it didn't improve a bit.

Any suggestions to improve the wireless signal? Thanks.

A:Broadcom 4352 AC card, low wireless signal.

Don't have a answer for this one but do you know if the Broadcom is better than the Intel 7260AC?

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So recently i found the USB dongle i used to use frequently just stopped working, frequently disconnecting, and when it does connect - it only does for a very small amount of time.

Thinking it was perhaps the dongle and not a hardware problem - i bought another - and still the same result.

Right now i'm positioned directly below the WPA router (SKY), so in other words i'm one floor below - which isn't that far considering other laptops around the house with wireless adapters can still get a fantastic signal 2 floors down.

So i thought that perhaps dongles are just not powerful enough - and so i bought a PCI wireless card from amazon, one that was very well reviewed, however when i bought it and set it up, i got the same problems as the USB dongles - it works very rarely, and if it does the signal is terrible and most of the time it remains unconnected to the router.

Any ideas on this one? - i've run Netstumbler and have had no results whatsoever - the signal has deteriorated so much now that i can't even get onto the internet from my computer. I'm actually considering drilling a hole in the roof and simply running an ethernet cable through it and just connecting it to the connection the router's connected too. I guess that'll be a last resort.

Incredibly confused and need help - obviously its not a usb problem as i've used a PCI card to the job, but still no dice.

Thanks for reading and hope you can help!

A:Solved: No signal from both Dongle and PCI Wireless Card - and i'm a floor below the

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I have an older Medion akoya p6618 laptop running W7 x86. The option for wireless in windows has vanished, like the pc doesn't have a wireless card, just as it would appear on a normal desktop pc - only LAN. It works fine with cable. Device manager shows no wireless option either. I have tried system restore, then formatting and dl'ing wlan and lan drivers from the medion website. Same problem. When i try to enable wifi using the Fn keyboard shortcut, nothing happens. The little led does not turn on.

At this point I'm feeling like card is just broken and that it is a hardware issue. What do you think? I'm considering buying a dongle like this one (TP-LINK TL-WN725N Netv?rksadapter USB 2.0 | Model: TL-WN725N | pc-lager.dk). Would this thing enable me to have wifi?

Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that when I did a system restore it worked temporarily and I had internet access, but after a restart it stopped working. In the past it was hit or miss whether or not it would work, so again I'm leaning towards a hardware issue. Maybe there are some things I missed, though.

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I bought this new HP laptop approx. 6 weeks ago with Windows 8 pre-installed which gave me problems from day 1. It also had Norton Internet Security pre-installed. From the start it had loads of pop ups and malware, I don't know where they came from as I don't visit strange sites plus it had Norton running. After removing Norton, installing Kaspersky Internet Security, running Anti-MalwareBytes and cleaning up the infections things seemed to get back to normal.
Lately I started getting minidump errors with a blue screen when I switch on the laptop in the morning, and a persistent loss of signal from the wireless card.
I ran Blue Screen View and got details about DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE, see attached files.
Looking at the Blue Screen View details I see dates going back to 2012, is that normal seeing as I only just bought this computer which was supposed to be brand new?
Any help appreciated.
Thank you
*edited to attach files

A:Minidump error + BSOD + wireless card loss of signal

to the Bleeping Computer forum.
Please follow the below steps to collect some basic info needed.
Upload the actual crash dump files.
You will find the crash dump files inside C:\Windows\Minidump folder. To copy the dumps, disable "User Account Control" first. Otherwise you may receive a permission error. After disabling UAC, copy and zip most recent three or more dumps to a single file. Either attach the zip with next reply using "More reply options --> Attach files" or use a free file hosting site. 
Publish a snapshot of your system using Speccy.
"Speccy" is a free tool which can list the hardware specs, temperature status, installed Windows updates, HDD SMART info etc of your system. Please read the below tutorial to know how to use "Speccy" to collect system info.
Don't paste the output displayed by "Speccy" here. Instead paste the web link it displays.
Minitoolbox log.
"Minitoolbox" can list all the installed programs as well as event log errors in your system. Download "Minitoolbox" from the below link.
 Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.

List last 10 Event viewer errors
List installed program
List users, partition and memory size
List Minidumps

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My Winbook U100 will not connect to my wireless network even though I just returned from a trip where it connected to other networks with no extra effort on my part. When I left two weeks ago, it connect fine. The card is an 802.11bgn 1T2R Mini Card. I am running Windows XP Home and have 2GB ram and 160 GB hard drive. The card keeps trying to connect my network stating 54Mps and Excellent signal strength; however, the View Available Wireless Networks does not show any networks in range. The netbook is sitting within three feet of the modem and router. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this madding situation?

A:Wireless Card Shows 54Mbs and Excellent Signal Strength and still will not connect

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Hello, I just noticed that my wifi signal bars stay at full bars and does not change even if the signal is truly low. I realized this only recently when I transferred to our bedroom which supposedly had the worst signal in the house, but the signal bar still stays at full. Whenever I click on it, the real signal will appear and does not currently match the one shown in the system tray icons.

My current wireless network adapter is Intel Dual Band Wireless AC-7265
Updated to Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 17, 2016

Solutions I've tried but failed to fix it:
1. Uninstalling the wireless network adapter, restarting PC and scanning for hardware changes, although it did show the true signal for a second then went to full bars
2. Updating the wireless network adapter to no success in fixing it. Also tried rolling back the driver to the original one.
3. Turning Network system tray icons on and off in the windows 10 settings

And BEFORE doing that, I was also trying to fix various problems that also came with my laptop.

1. Updated Intel HD Graphics 530 and Nvidia drivers which seemingly fixed my BSOD problems that never again happened since then.
2. Updated my BIOS to the latest which fixed black screen/restarting problems when laptop wakes up from sleep.

NOTE: all the drivers ive installed came from the manufacturer's/model's support website for my specific laptop

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A:Wifi Signal always at full bars - not matching real signal

You do not need to scribble out the names on that screenshot, since it will do nothing for any of us. That signal graphic is just like on a cellphone. It does not mean anything. There are a lot of factors why you can have great radio signal, but have interference causing a blackout or outage. If you want to see a snapshot of all signals your wifi adapter is seeing, open up a Command Window as administrator and type it 'netsh wlan show all'.

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I am having a problem which is bugging the bejeezus out of me, and excuse me if this has already been discussed elsewhere (tried to search but didn't find anything relevant).

I have a Dell Latitude D420 with a Dell Wireless 1390 Minicard. The Dell also has its own utility that manages the wireless connection in place of Windows XP.

I currently live in Italy (the computer was purchased in the USA) and am trying to connect to a specific wireless router provided by Fastweb. Fastweb is an Italian ISP that provides its own proprietary router (a Telsey) to use.

Even though I am able to connect to it by wired ethernet, and any other computer/wi-fi enabled device is also able to connect to it wirelessly, my computer just does not pick up the wireless signal from the router.

The strange thing is that when I open the Dell utility and go to the "Site Monitor" tab, the very same router's wireless signal is picked up without fail as a 54 speed at full signal strength.

But when I click on the first tab, the "Wireless Networks" tab and click on "add a network" then it shows a list of available networks-- and the Fastweb router is often not on there! Sometimes it does show up and when I click on it and try to connect, sometimes the signal disappears sometimes it has limited or no connectivity, but never anything consistently close to a stable connection.

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A:Dell 1390 WLAN Mini-Card unable to recognize specific wireless signal

With the problem being intermittent I doubt that this is the problem, but will plunge ahead anyhow.

I think in Italy the wireless channels are 1-13. If your wireless adapter has a North American driver it should be detecting/using only channels 1-11. If the router in question is using a channel greater than 11 I suggest that you uninstall the wireless adapter and its utility and start over. Make sure you specify the correct region (I think "Europe").

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Hello allMy HP Pavillion cannot pick up my home wifi. It picks up my neighbours and other hotspot  wifi  perfectly. Every other device including other mobiles and laptops can pickup my wifi but it is just my laptop that can't. I don't know what to do. I have tried restarting my router, even took out wires and put them back in. Still no use. Why does every other device pickup my wifi but my laptop cannot?  

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Hello, I am owner of Hp Pro 450-G3  and I have very low wifi signal, even when I am next to a router. This problem occurs with ubuntu 16.10Thank you!

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This is my first time posting.

I just bought an ATI Radeon R4350 graphics card. I followed the (brief) installation instructions, but received "No signal" on two separate monitors, both of which had no problems previously. After reading some forums, I though I should disable the onboard graphics first, so I backtracked by removing the new graphics card and returning my monitors to their original ports. However, after returning to my original setup, I still got "No signal". I've already reset the BIOS, but still no results.

A:No signal after installing new graphics card, no signal after removing new card

Please indicate your computer specs.
Are you sure that your video card is compatible with the motherboard ?

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Hi everybody.

I have a compaq v5000 notebook. With a broadcom 802.11 b/g wlan wireless built in. About 3 days ago it stopped detecting any access points except an unsecured computer to computer network named "CMU" which isn't much help at all

Now I know the Access points exist because when I scan for them on my PSP (Playstation Portable) it can detect and connect to the access points flawlessly.

Anybody have any ideas as to what is happening? I hope my wireless card isnt dying or anything like that.

A:Wireless card not detecting wifi

Try a system restore to before the problem occured.

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ive just put a wirelss network card into my sons pc its a netgear wg311v3,

when i scan i cant pick up my wireless network, it will pick up 2 or 3 others but not mine, i know my wifi is on because i can pick it up with my phone with a full signal.

not sure if its the pc which is win7 64 or the netgear card

A:cant pickup my wifi with wireless card


We can find out what's going on.
Download, Install and Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

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Hey guys, buying a new PC, but I'm stuck.

I could either have a ASUS® P8Z77-M: MICRO-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX, which doesn't have onboard wifi, but could then buy a 300mbps wireless card for my PCI slot. (Got a gtx 680 , so not room for PCI-E)

OR I could get a ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX, which DOES have onboard wifi, but will cost me around £50 more.

My question is.. What would be the better option? Is the built in wifi any good? How powerful is it? My router is only in the next room.

Thanks guys.


A:Wifi Motherboard or wireless card?

i dont think it will make a lot of difference (other member may have a different view and more experience ) - only point would be is it a removable aerial , otherwise you have to hope the signal is good at the back of the PC - with a removalble aerial you could at least try a different aerial to pick up the signal

if you have a wireless enabled laptop - put in the position the desktop will be - rather where the aerial may be - then run xirrus and see what sort of signal you get
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

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Hi, I'm having a lot of issues with my Laptop wifi speeds. I'm wondering if my Wifi Card Wireless N Compatible.
I have a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter and I've been searching online but can't find definative info.
I checked online where I could check this and everywhere I founds seems to say check the advanced section of my Wireless Driver, but I can't tell if it is or not. It doesn't look like it is.

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Can anybody give me a little insight. 
Is it worth upgrading my wireless card, will any card do or do I need to find one that is compatible, if so how can I find a compatible one.
I have ASUS Vivobook S400CA, running wondows 8.1

A:Is my Wifi Card Wireless N Compatible

According to Wikidev it is n capable.
The above uses the same chipset.  Atheros AR9485WB-EG

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I got my Y510p around two weeks ago, and as expected the Wifi is crap. I was wondering if I could upgrade my wireless card into Intel AC 7260. Would the AC wifi work properly, the fact that it has dual band 2,4 and 5. If it is possible but I need to remove the Whitelist from the BIOS, please let me know where to find the tutorial on how to remove it.    Thanks.


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A:Upgrading your wireless card Y510p to Wifi AC

Modding BIOS voids warranty so if you bricked your laptop or some hardware malfunction occured after the modded BIOS flash, Lenovo won't repair your laptop. Try uninstalling the Proset drivers and then remove all of the drivers in the device manager by checking "delete driver software..." while unistalling the WiFi card drivers. Youll then be running Microsoft's which gives stable WiFi.

Lenovo Y470: i7-2670QM | 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM | Nvidia GeForce GT 550M | 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD | ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Network Adapter | Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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