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Solved: Lenovo Y580 cannot find any wireless networks / red-x on adapter icon in tray

Q: Solved: Lenovo Y580 cannot find any wireless networks / red-x on adapter icon in tray

Hi All,

I have searched extensively for this issue but haven't found any workable solutions so I'm posting.

Recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and performed a fresh install of Win 7 Premium 64-bit on a new SSD. Installed latest drivers for all hardware but discovered after the install that my wireless adapter wasn't able to find any wireless networks (it worked find under Windows 8 when laptop was first unboxed). My wired connection works fine though, I am able to connect up to my network without issue using a network cable. Also, I am able to connect to my home wireless network without issue using another laptop.

In addition, the adapter icon in my tray shows a red-X on it. I've found many issues through web searches that suggest driver updates or hardware disable/enable steps but neither of these approaches have worked for me. I am holding off re-installing my OS until I've tried some more simpler and less time consuming options.

My system:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8060 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 244095 MB, Free - 186380 MB; D: Total - 457852 MB, Free - 457748 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: None

- Qualcomm Atheros AR8161/8165 Ethernet Controller
- Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200

All drivers are up to date.

When I run a hardware test via the Intel Wi-Fi manual diags I get the following: "Wireless Hardware is not bound to transport driver". I have searched around and found a number of similar issues with these symptoms but nothing that solves this issue I'm seeing.

Hoping some of you smart people out there can assist me with diagnosing the problem and finding a solution. TIA.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Lenovo Y580 cannot find any wireless networks / red-x on adapter icon in tray

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: Solved: Lenovo Y580 cannot find any wireless networks / red-x on adapter icon in tray

Solved this myself after further searching - Zonealarm was the issue. Uninstalled and wireless came back to life.

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

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

A:Solved: Wireless adapter cannot find any wireless networks

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i have an 802.11 n/g/b Wireless Lan USB adapter and just recently its been disconncting itself from the home network and then when i try reconnct it cant find any wireless networks at all. i have found a fix but it gets annoying after every 15 mins to half an hour of disabling the wireless network adapter and then re-enabling. not sure whats going on please help!

A:Wireless Network adapter disconnects then cant find networks help!

How is your signal strength? If you haven't already, you could try using a 3 foot USB extension so you can move the dongle to a more favorable reception position. If that doesn't help, just get a new one. I use one of these for one of my PCs and they seem to tend to fail after awhile.

I'm using a Rosewill USB adapter now and that one has been the most reliable so far.

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Bought this computer for my son and I am trying to have it ready for him as a surprise but because regular internet connection has not been made yet, waiting on someone to help me, I was trying to connect the pc to our wireless network and I have tried everyhing without any luck. I wonder if you can help em...PLEASE!!!

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When I look at the Network Adapters in the "Device Manager", I only see the following:Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) I have downloaded both the LAN as well as WLAN drivers that have been advocated on these forums. However, I can't seem to get WLAN connectivity on my laptop. What am I missing ? I have also tried the BIOS settings to first disable and then enable the Wireless. But that doesn't seems to work either.  From the "Network and Sharing Center", when I clck on the "Set up a new connection or network", I get an option like "Broadband(PPPoE)". And nothing else. Should I not expect a Wireless option here ? --thanksRitesh

A:Can't find a Wireless Network Adapter on my Lenovo G 580

hi riteshgoel,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
There might be three possible problem.
Driver Issue
  -If it is a driver problem then you should have a yellow icon in Device Manager saying maybe "Network Controller" or "Unknown Device"
BIOS Wireless LAN is Disabled "Which I think you alreay tried"
  - You can check your BIOS settings, as it has an option to disable the WIFI hardware,
   Go to BIOS by tapping F2 or FN+F2 once you power on the system.
    Once inside BIOS Go to the "Configuration" tab
    Look for "Wireless Lan" and make sure it is enabled.
Then hit F10 on your keyboard to save and exit BIOS.
If those two are not the issue
     - Given that it is not showing any Wireless device or a Yellow icon/Unknown device Under Device Manager " Let me know if there's any".
     - Under BIOS Wireless is Enabled
Then this is most probably a Hardware Problem and should be brought up with Lenovo Technical Support.
Best Regards
Solid Cruver

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So my HD cable went bad on my Latitude D420. Replaced and now laptop reads HD but I had no wireless connection icon on bottom right. So I checked Wireless Zero and all was ok, I checked Devices and all are installed and say working properly. There are NO yellow question marks in Devices. My other computers in the same house and same area pick up the wireless router and networks. The laptop does not have an on/off wireless switch. There is no wireless network showing up under Networks in the control panel. I am at a loss. All I did was replace the HD cable and reinstall the network drivers. Please help!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3956 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 159993 MB, Free - 92935 MB; D: Total - 306837 MB, Free - 306445 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 00W15K

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I've checked bios settings, turned on. I've installed and reinstalled the driver from 2 sources. I've enabled and disabled the adapter. I've restarted my laptop. This happened after I tried installing Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit. All other drivers are installed (Intel,Nvidia etc.)Ethernet works, but the WIfI button is greyed out.

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I've checked bios settings, turned on. I've installed and reinstalled the driver from 2 sources. I've enabled and disabled the adapter. I've restarted my laptop. This happened after I tried installing Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit. All other drivers are installed (Intel,Nvidia etc.)Ethernet works, but the WIfI button is greyed out.

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

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

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

What driver is currently installed?

Try this

Download the latest ar956x driver from here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I just moved and am trying have installed D-Link AirPlus G Wireless PCI adapter DWL-G510 into an e-machine W2260 AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.79 Ghz 992 MB ram desktop. I followed directions for installation and the computer recognizes the new hardware but the hardware does not see any available networks. I am writing this from a laptop in the same room as the computer in question. The laptop is connected to the internet via my homes wireless which lets me know that there is not a problem with my connection. I have tried having the computer in question look for available networks but it still doesn't see any. The power light is visible on the adapter and it keeps switching between the power and data lights on the adapter. Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Wireless adapter doesn't see avail. networks

Go to the Device Manager under Network Adapters and make sure there are no yellow marks for the wireless adapter. If so, then you need to install the driver from the CD or there web site. If the driver is working then try uninstalling it and reinstall. Also, try downloading a newer driver from there web site.

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Having trouble with the TP-Link WN722N that I bought from Newegg. It doesn't show any networks on my desktop that runs on Win7. Took the drivers straight from the CD. It works fine on my other laptops and desktop. Any idea what is causing this?

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ok, i've had a search through google and this forum, but can't find anyone with this problem

i connect to the internet wirelessly on my laptop, and every now and then my connection drops, just for less than a second, and my tray icon changes to a strange "i" icon, with the three curved lines either side of it instead of just on the right of a monitor icon. this is not causing a problem so much as a nuisance but i would like to stop it happening if anyone has any ideas about it, any help would be much appreciated

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Hello, I have a laptop that won't find any networks, it did work a few days ago now it's just randomly stopped.

Things I've tried;
-Changing the wireless to different channels.
-System restore to a few days before.
-Check and restarted the wzc serice mutiple times.
-Check the drivers are ok.

I'm lost.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Unable to find wireless networks.

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I'm having a bit of trouble with my laptop's wireless internet connection.

When i'm online, everything is hunky dory. However, when I leave the laptop for a while, (I don't even need to close the laptop) it goes to sleep. A few hours later, i'll come back and press the power button to bring it out of its slumber. After logging back into the user account, the laptop is no longer able to find any of the networks it normally detects - as if I had turned off the wireless detection.

Currently, I need to reboot the computer every time for it to detect networks, and then I need to reset the connection by pressing the button behind the Seimens router/modem.

Can someone help me?

A:Solved: Cannot find wireless networks without rebooting

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I have a wireless router and i had to reboot windows and since then i could not get the wireless to work, i am looking for some help to set up the connection again before i reinstalled the OS i was able to connect to my wireless router. I put this in the command center


this is what i got

host name :Zachary-lap
Primary Dns suffix:
node type: hybrid
IP routing enabled: No
WINS Proxy enabled: No

please can someone help me i read on a previous thread that Jedi-master helped out someone else with close to the same probem can you do the same for me?

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Hi all,

I've got Win XP SP3 installed, and I connect to the internet using windows (instead of the fancy Intel Pro wireless connector)..

Now, this started happening a couple months ago because I used to have my computer on all night..

Windows suddenly gets disconnected from the network (due to no actions of my own), the preferred wireless connection is disconnected, and appears as 'automatic' instead of being 'connected'. Repairing the connection doesn't help this.

When I finally give up and restart, I get one of those windows where connection tray is trying to shut down properly (with an 'end task' choice). I can't quit and restart 'connection tray' because I can't find it in the task manager to end and restart.

Restarting the computer or the router generally fixes this issue. I want to know if there's any other way I can fix this?

BTW, tried windows update and everything seems to be up to date with no updates pending.

Any suggestions how I can stop this?

A:Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

Intel® PROSet/Wireless is used to set up, edit and manage network profiles to connect to a network. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up ad-hoc networks.
If you use Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration* as your Wi-Fi manager, you can disable it from the Windows Wireless Network tab.
Disable Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration and use Intel® PROSet/Wireless as your Wi-Fi manager:
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Click Properties.
Click Wireless Networks tab.
Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is not selected. If it is, clear it.
Click OK. This confirms the Intel PROSet/Wireless utility is configured to manage your network profiles.
Note Verify that the Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Application Settings option Notify when another application uses the wireless adapter is selected. This option prompts you when Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration starts to manage your network profiles.
I would go services.msc on run and disable Windows Wireless Zero.
The best to use is the Intel Pro. It gives you far more information than the Windows inbuilt wireless configuration manager.

NOTE Get the Intel Pro from the OEM site if an OEM computer OR from Intel site if generic and be careful if on Intel that you get the correct one. - if you do not now have it already - as certain editions only wor... Read more

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Heloo friends,

My bluetooth icon sudenly disappeared from my system tray.Now how to get the bluetooth icon? please help me. I just always used to share files through blutooth of my laptop.The bluetooth works fine yesterday but now it disappeared.

A:CAnt find my bluetooth icon in system tray

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About 2 years ago, my friend gave me his old laptop. It's a Compaq Presario v6000, with Windows Xp 2002 Media Center installed.

Frankly, I never really decided to touch it until now. So I turned the senior on and logged on the what used to be my friend's administrator account. Then, I made one of my own and deleting that account, to clear up some space for what I whatever I was going to put of my own.

Then, when I decided to jump on the internet, I encountered a problem; the wireless network wasn't turning on. I looked on the front and I found a slide switch with a radio tower and an orange light next to it on the front left of the laptop. Assuming that's the switch, i flipped it one way. Nothing happened, no icons appeared in the notification area and the orange light didn't change at all.

So, I went into control panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections. Only the local area connection was there. There was nothing else. So, i grabbed the ethernet cable and connected it the laptop with my router and went off googling.

Turns out the microsoft support page addresses this issue
I followed the command prompt instructions and I got exactly what it says, so i moved on to Basic Troubleshooting.
In step 1, it asks to check for the latest drivers. This is really confusing, because the link it gives just takes me to the front store page. I decided to skip it and move on. Any clarifying help... Read more

A:Solved: Help! Can't Find Wireless Adapter! (Windows XP)

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

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

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


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.06.17.07

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

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I want to change the icons for programs that display in the system tray (notification area) as decribed in this article: Notification Area Icons - Customize.

Specifically I want to change the icon for MS Security Essentials but I don't know what it is called or where to find it, presumably somewhere in the system 32 folder.

For example the volume icon is located at: C:\Windows\system32\SndVolSSO.dll

A:How can I find the name/location of a system tray icon file?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It looks like MSE icons for the system tray are in EppManifest.dll in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client folder.


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I have a Gateway pc running WinXP Home .I have a wireless-G 2.4 ghz 802.11g Linksys router with a linksys wireless usb adapter the usb adapter "sounds like" it is trying to connect but can't. I think it has something to do with the DHCP server(Router) In the tcp/ip setting is set for auto config.I an sending a text document off a floppy drive of the command prompt of IPCONFIG/ALL.Could you please tell me what I'm doing wrong.I am working on a p2p network with eight machines.On my other machine it says lease Aug 17 to 18Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gateway
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-BD-03-8A-40

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapt
er with SpeedBooster
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-7E-0B-C8-70

C:\Documents and Settings\Ron>

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

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

I am using Windows 7. Gateway NV59C.

Thank you very much for your help!

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

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Hi All,

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

D-Link DWL-G700AP Wireless Access point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Problem solved:

Okay guys, let me just go ahead and say I'm sorry for wasting everyones time.

I was cracking my head trying to find out what had changed on this last days since the wireless was working just fine last week, then after testing on ubuntu and seeing that even there it was not working I remembered, the god damn wireless adapter was not screwed in on the case, I was out of screws when I installed it, the thing was just not properly connected, that was all ! hah really sorry guys but thanks for the help !

On the last few days my adapter simply stopped showing any networks, even when the PC is next to the router.

It's an TP-Link TL-WN951N, ipconfig screen as requested, it's in portuguese but I assume the important bits are understandable, if needed I can provide an english screen.

What I've already tried.

Running the bat from the fixed thread
Uinstalling and reinstalling the drivers
Testing the atheros drivers directly, the most recent ones are able to see the networks but not connect to them.

PS: The router is working just fine when I use the wired connection.

PS?: Should also add that this happened a few days ago as well but I managed to "fix" it then by simply uinstalling/reinstalling the driver

A:Wireless adapter not seeing networks

Quote: Originally Posted by Masterick

On the last few days my adapter simply stopped showing any networks, even when the PC is next to the router.

It's an TP-Link TL-WN951N, ipconfig screen as requested, it's in portuguese but I assume the important bits are understandable, if needed I can provide an english screen.

What I've already tried.

Running the bat from the fixed thread
Uinstalling and reinstalling the drivers
Testing the atheros drivers directly, the most recent ones are able to see the networks but not connect to them.

PS: The router is working just fine when I use the wired connection.

PS?: Should also add that this happened a few days ago as well but I managed to "fix" it then by simply uinstalling/reinstalling the driver

Hi there
try the simple solution first

I see from the IP that you are running the 802.11n protocol so does your Wifi adapter receive the protocol and the correct channels.

You might need to set your router to different channels etc.

Logon to the router via LAN --should have an address like 192.168.X.1 where X is usually 0,1 or 2 but can be anything.

Get into Wifi settings and play around with the parameters -- I suggest you try the 2.4 GHZ band first -- even if you don't get a decent signal you should at least see if your Wifi card is working.

Just play around with settings until you find one that works in your area -- I see you probably are in Portugal or Brazil --both... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

I tried a few things including:

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

2.running HostXpert

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

Here is my ipconfig report:

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

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

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

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

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I have an IBM ThinkPad R51 notebook, on which I did a clean reinstallation of Windows XP. I have managed to set up all drivers OK - except the built-in wireless network adapter.
I have downloaded the official drivers from here, installed them, rebooted as the program told me to - and the Device Manager simply does not register that there is a wireless device at all. No errors, nothing - it just isn't there.
I know that this device is there, because it existed and was working fine before I did the reinstall.
Any idea how to get device manager to realize that there is a wireless card buried somewhere inside this computer?

A:Solved: Reinstalling WinXP on IBM ThinkPad - can't find wireless network adapter!

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i have the same problem - can i get the link to download the correct driver.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 with Windows XP Home operating system. There is a built in Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card that came with the computer. I recently got a virus and had to reboot my computer. The problem is I can no longer find my wireless internet system. When I go to Control Panel>Internet Connections there isn't a "Wireless Internet Connection" option.
The other thing is, I can't use the Wireless Internet Setup Wizard because I don't have my own wireless provider (I use my computer at school to connect to the free campus-wide wireless internet).
Please Help.

A:Solved: Can't find 'Wireless Network Connection" icon after reboot

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I am running Windows 7 64bit retail on an Intel DX58SO2 extreme mobo with i7960 CPU and Corsair SATA3 SSD hard drive, with 12GB KIngston DDR3 1300 RAM.

The mobo comes with a module that connects to an internal USB header which runs Bluetooth and a WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapter.

I had used Bluetooth without problems for some time, but just recently decided to install the WiFi adapter for the first time. It said it had installed successfully, and showed up on Device Manager as working properly. However, it could not detect networks, and in particular, the WiFi external modem/router on my other PC.

After exhausting all possible solutions, I decided to load a bare bones installation of Windows 7 and it installed and ran perfectly in this environment. And it continued to run OK after all my various programs were loaded.

However, as a test, I uninstalled it from the fully loaded OS, and then successfully reinstalled it. But once again, it could not detect networks despite Device Manager saying it was working correctly.

So it seems the only way to get it to work is to load it on Windows before any other programs or updates are added; and never uninstall/reinstall.

I also had exactly the same experience on my other PC which runs Vista Ultimate OEM. I was using a Belkin N 300 adapter on this OS. It could only be loaded and run successfully on a bare bones installation, but once running, was OK even when all other programs were added.

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A:Intel wireless adapter won't detect networks

WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapterClick to expand...

specifically WHICH wifi device did you use? I've found some are just 'flat difficult' to make work.

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Dear all, I recently upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. My PC couldn't detect wireless networks since then. The wireless adapter is upgraded and switched on but displays the error below:

'Not connected, no wireless networks are available'

I was directed to run the following command in my searches but it doesn't work either. It returns registry key not found.
''reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /f

netcfg -v -u dni_dne''
Any help please

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I've been having a problem for a while now with my wireless adapter. I know it's not the router because all of my roommates are able to use it fine and I usually can't see the connections at school or any public place.

The problem is that most of the time there will be no networks to connect to according to my computer (connection symbol has an x on it), even though there is. I have upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) to Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit). When I first (clean) installed windows 7 it worked fine for 2-3 weeks but now it rarely can find networks and when it does it may only be for 2 minutes.

I've tried reinstalling windows 7 and it works for a few hours and then goes back to not working properly. I've tried reinstalling the drivers not no success and I've tried upgrading to Intel's specific windows 7 64-bit drivers to no improvements. I've called Dell and their limited technical support couldn't help me.

My Wireless adapter is an:
Intel PRO'Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection on a
Dell Inspiron 1520 with a
Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller newtwork adapter

A:Wireless Adapter Inconsistent at finding networks

Maybe installing the latest driver will help.


You might also need to adjust the security settings per these instructions.

Don't forget to tip the scale if I tried to help.

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When I start up my laptop, the network icon in the lower right area of the task bar appears with a red cross, "Not Connected", despite the Wi-Fi switch on the laptop being in the ON position. And after a few restarts, when the icon does say "Connections available", it only shows Dial-up & VPN networks, and sometimes Mobile Broadband Networks. It doesn't detect any wireless networks. Sometimes, the icon turns into a dial-up icon with a red cross.

I use a BSNL Broadband modem with a NETGEAR wireless router. I haven't faced this problem before. I ran diagnostics, and it says "plug an ethernet adapter". Please help !!

I have attached an image with the diagnostics result, and the troublesome icon is circled in the lower right corner.

A:Network Adapter not detecting any wireless networks

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it would be helpful.

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I recently reloaded afresh Window XP PRO on my Gateway notebook (it originally had XP Home loaded) using drivers listed on the Gateway site. Everything, ie, all drivers appear to have loaded correctly including my Broadcom 802.11g Wireless Network Adapter. It shows that it is working and enabled, but no wireless networks appear as available for connection. I have tried this in various locations with various broadcasters, but no network ever shows up.

Any clues as to how to enable this feature? Did I miss something?

Thanks for any help,

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I recently installed a Belkin N300 on my backroom PC which has Vista Ult OS. The purpose was to connect to the WiFi router/modem of my main PC which has Windows7.

I installed it exactly as instructed by the manufacturer using the disc that came with the adapter. That is, run the disc first and install the adpater when prompted. It said it installed successfully, and Device manager said it was running properly, but in practice it could not detect any networks. Network discovery was turned on, and no yellow warning triangles.

After about an hour of fruitless attemtps to fix the problem, I did a bare bones installation of Vista and installed the adapter on it and it worked perfectly. And it continued to work even after all the various 3rd party software and Windows updates were installed. However, if I now uninstalled/reinstalled it, it would no longer detect networks, even though Device Manager said it was running properly.

I was curious to see if the problem was an incompatibility issue with Vista, so I installed the Belkin adapter on my main PC which already had Windows7 fully loaded. And then tried to connect with a wireless router/modem on the Vista PC. And I got exactly the same result ... everything green lights, but in practice it could not detect my WiFi modem on Vista, or any other networks in the vicinity.

So I repeated the process of installing the adapter on a bare bones installation of Win7, and as on Vista, it now worked perfectly. And continued to work wh... Read more

A:Wireless adapter failure to detect networks.

Hi, I know it is an old posting, but I've just spent many hours with similar problems of the nic says ok and drivers all ok, but no connection.
I found this information to share.

1) On web, some people report disabling or having to remove anti virus and/or firewalls. Zone Alarm and Kapersky are both mentioned as being disabled/removed to solve similar issues. I had ZA and disabling didn't solve my connection problem.

2) This did solve for me. Boot into safe mode, in device manager disabled the wireless. Then in device manager rescanned hardware, which reloaded the wireless. After reboot normally, the wireless worked! I experienced/confirmed this with both a Rosewill pci nic and a Edimax usb wireless adapter.

Hope this helps.

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I recently purchased a Etekcity Dual Band USB adapter (5G capability) to use in place of the internal 2.4 wireless adapter. The drivers installed successfully with no problem. All is well with the internal wireless card. When I disable the internal wireless card to search for wireless networks with the USB adapter, it states no networks are in range. I have full connectivity with the internal wireless card. The USB adapter does not show in ipconfig /all regardless of if I boot normally or boot in safe mode with networking. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. I have connected the USB adapter to another computer and confirmed the adapter is working correctly. The laptop is a HP Pavilion dv7 64 bit OS. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:External Wireless Adapter not locating networks

is it showing up OK in device manager ?

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Hey, i got my mum a new pc a couple of days ago, and searched on microsoft for a Windows 7 compatible Wireless Network Adapter, and came across the D-Link DWA-130 so i when't out and bought it, it install's fine no problems there, but it doesnt find any networks, when i 1st installed it, it found my network and 1 other, i tried connecting to mine, after typing in my password, it just said it was unable to connect, i can connect using my ethernet cable so i know the router is working fine, im running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit if any1 could help me solve this problem, id really appreciate it.

A:Cannot Find Wireless Networks

Hi, you said when you 1st installed it, it found your network. Are you using the Windows builtin utility (bottom right network icon)? If you are not able to log on after W7 has detected it, you might not have entered the correct security key.

Check that the router's broadcasted network security type is the same as W7's. That is, if the router is using WPA, make sure W7 also has WPA. If the router is broadcasting WEP, change it to WPA to match W7's and try again.

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Just got a brand new toshiba laptop, set it up and hit the connect to network button and it comes up with "no networks available" but I have tried in at two different houses where other laptops are working/connecting fine.

To me it feels like the internal network adapter is not working right or its somthing I need to do with it. The adapter is switched to the ON position

Went in the device manager and it lists only this under Network Adaptors - Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet

In the device manager on my sony pc it lists both a ethernet and a LAN express 802.11g network adapters.

Any Help please

A:New PC - Cannot find wireless networks????

If there is only the wired adapter listed, the wireless hardware has a problem. I'd take it back to where you purchased it, probably the easiest course of action.

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Basically, when I hover over my networking icon it says wireless networks are available, as shown below, but when I click Connect to, it says it can't find any.
I've managed to get around it by manually adding a wireless network, manually entering the security type and encryption, but it's tedious when I go to new places. Once I've manually added the network, it will continue to connect to it automatically.
I've updated my drivers and reinstalled them. I know I've tried other things but can't name any right now. It's been like this for about a month, and I don't remember any computer changes when it happened, one day it just wouldn't see any.

Here's my Network Posting Tips, I don't know if it matters but I was wirelessly connected to my home network when I ran this.

I thought this might be helpful as well

Thank you so much!!

A:Cannot find any wireless networks, but says they're available.

I would try going back a week before the problem began with system restore.

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I have had this problem before but forgot how to fix it. I updated to Service Pack 2 and now my my wireless cannot see any networks. The connect is kinda still there and I know that is that my Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator has failed. And get this I stupidly deleted the entire thing from the System Device tree..... What can I do now?

A:My wireless cannot find any networks

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I have a desktop computer in a bedroom far from an ethernet port so I connect it wirelessly with a Lynksys wireless ac adapter. Model: WUSB6300. Recently, the power supply fried, also frying the motherboard and processor. I replaced all these parts and had to reinstall windows 7. Now, this computer can't find any networks. It says the device drivers have been installed successfully for the WUSB6300 and that it is working fine but when I click on the wireless networks, it finds nothing whatsoever. I have tried updating the USB 3.0 drivers, have reinstalled the WUSB6300 drivers multiple times. I tried the adapter in another computer and it worked fine there. The network and router are working fine as I can access the wireless network on multiple other devices. I can't seem to figure out the problem.

A:PC can't find any wireless networks

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Recently, I've been having some trouble with my wireless connection on my PC. I am running Windows XP SP2 and the network card is a PCI Belkin Wireless G 54mbps.

After my PC has been on four about 15 - 30mins, the wireless connection drops and Windows tells me that there are no wireless networks available. When the connection is working, there are always about 8 wireless netowrks available. After I reboot the PC, the connection works again. Before this problem started, I could connect to my router at 54mbps, but since the problem has started, the connection speed varies between 11 and 36mbps.

My laptop - which sits near my PC works fine and can detect all the available networks when the PC says there are none. When I try and disable/re-enable the network card, or change any of its properties, Device Manager hangs and only an 'end process' will close it.

I tried upgrading the driver, but still no joy. I have recently bought a new network card (TP-Link TL-WN353G) but I get identical problems. However, I have just noticed that both of the cards use the Realtelk RTL8185L chipset. I could deduce that this is the problem, but the card worked perfectly well for 6 months prior to the problem starting.

The PCI bus seems to be working fine; I plugged a SBLive! sound card into the slot and I had no problems with that.

Can anyone offer any light on what this problem might be, or how to try and diagnose the fault?

Many thanks in advance,


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A:PC Can't Find any Wireless Networks

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I have a dell 1505 with Symantec End Point virus software. i recently started having wireless connection problems. so i got a new router because if was old. Now my pc cant find the new router. In fact it cant find any wireless connections at all. There are at least 10 to find. My other pc is finding them find off the same router. PLEASE PLEASE someone give me so advice or ideas of what to do. i installed the factory software. My pc can connect if i use the lan line with the cat 5 cable. but not wireless connections. ideas??? thank you so much

ps windows xp

A:Pc cant find wireless networks

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