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USB Wireless Network Adaptor and XP kink!

Q: USB Wireless Network Adaptor and XP kink!

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read here.

My neighbor has an XP operating desktop HP machine. I can't tell you much more about it because it is not mine. He lives directly across the street. I do most of his technical maintenance on his machine, to a point, I'm not a geek, a wannabe possibly but only slightly above the average user. I have been using pc's since 1988. He uses Verizon slow DSL and not only that his pc has been taking up to 4 minutes to boot up. So the other day I thought I'm taking this Linksys USB Wireless adapter over there and using it to access my drive and have the greater speed and access to my files on my computer. BTW, I wanted to use the adapter because his pc has no wireless. And the purpose of my trip across the street was to help this issue with taking up to 4 minutes to boot up.

Now this Linksys adapter was given to me awhile back. I came home, plugged it into my older XP machine and it recognized it, installed it I suppose, do not remember, but it went right on and accepted and used it.

When I plugged it into his it did not work on his XP. It searched the Windows directory for the driver but did not find it. So I went to the internet and found the driver. Downloaded it but it would not install properly. I downloaded it from another site under another file name, it would not install it properly. I am perplexed as it was so easy to use with my XP machines.

Any suggestions why? What to do now? What if I copied the driver library of my XP machine and copied it to his XP machine. Do you think then it would find the driver as easily as it did mine and go on and work? If so what Windows folder has all the drivers available to XP?

BTW, 3.5 hours later and I had his machine booting up at 1 minute instead of the 4 minutes. Cleaned and meaned it's a runnin' machine. But I still would like to know how to get this Linksys Wireless adapter to work so when I go there I have access to files on mine I need and faster internet if I have to download something for him.

Thanks so much. I've written a lot but wanted to be thorough. jack

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Preferred Solution: USB Wireless Network Adaptor and XP kink!

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.)

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Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read here.

My neighbor has an XP operating desktop HP machine. I can't tell you much more about it because it is not mine. He lives directly across the street. I do most of his technical maintenance on his machine, to a point, I'm not a geek, a wannabe possibly but only slightly above the average user. I have been using pc's since 1988. He uses Verizon slow DSL and not only that his pc has been taking up to 4 minutes to boot up. So the other day I thought I'm taking this Linksys USB Wireless adapter over there and using it to access my drive and have the greater speed and access to my files on my computer. BTW, I wanted to use the adapter because his pc has no wireless. And the purpose of my trip across the street was to help this issue with taking up to 4 minutes to boot up.

Now this Linksys adapter was given to me awhile back. I came home, plugged it into my older XP machine and it recognized it, installed it I suppose, do not remember, but it went right on and accepted and used it.

When I plugged it into his it did not work on his XP. It searched the Windows directory for the driver but did not find it. So I went to the internet and found the driver. Downloaded it but it would not install properly. I downloaded it from another site under another file name, it would not install it properly. I am perplexed as it was so easy to use with my XP machines.

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A:USB Wireless Network Adaptor and XP kink!

Wow, this issue sounds soooo familiar. But I don't recall the resolution, or even if there was one. I put together 15 used Dell WinXP machines last year for a non-profit and there seemed to be one or two out of the group that resisted installing a USB WiFi. Never found a resolution as those could be put to other purposes.

As far as my own computer goes, had difficulty with WiFi PCI cards and USB WiFi but those were always resolved by carefully following the manufacturers installation instructions. Sometimes I would not bother reading and they wouldn't work so I'd have to uninstall and read the manual, then reinstall. Sorry, can't be more help then that.

Hopefully, someone with a better memory will be by soon and notice your thread.

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I have a wireless-G linksys USB network adaptor (2.4 GHz 802.11g) that cannot pick up my wirless network. It is however picking up numerous other networks surrounding my house. Right now I'm using my Toshiba laptop that is connected to the same home network that my linksys adaptor cannot find.

Can anyone offer my any advice as to how to find my wireless network through my USB adaptor hooked up to my desktop computer? I know how to access my router information (Enter 192.168.1.1 for linksys and all that other good stuff) but do not know what exact settings I may needto change in order to have my desktop computer recognize the home network.

Is something perhaps hidden on the router information? Or is my adaptor out of date? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you

A:Why can't my USB wireless adaptor (Desktop Computer) find my wireless network?

Did you follow the manual for the USB wifi adaptor, installing procedures, driver? What happens to the Toshiba laptop's self wifi capability?

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Hello,
I have a Tablet PC with Windows 8 Release Preview installed.
The Tablet PC is equipped with a x86 Intel Atom Z670 processor and the Marvell 88w8787 Wifi/Bluetooth chip.
(Also ref. as AZUREWAVE_AW-NM387 WiFi/Bluetooth)

Previously, Windows 7 installed with wifi connection was working good via the Marvell AVATAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor driver installed. File version: 14.57.8025.39, dated: 02/29/2012.

After doing both a upgrade install(keeping Win7 files) and also a CLEAN install of Windows 8 onto this same Tablet PC, my Network Adaptor is stating errors, and not working.

Kindly, how do I go about fixing this problem?

Sincerely, HWayne.
Flatoak Co., Ltd.

A:Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor

Hello,
I'm still having trouble installing a driver that supports by x86 Intel/Atom Z670 Tablet PC running Windows 8.

The WLAN module inside my Tablet PC is from Azurewave.

To be specific, '88F105-012000 WLAN CARD.AW-NM387..802.11 b/g/n SDIO...W/BLUETOOTH(V3.0)..LEAD-FREE..AZUREWAVE'.

My Tablet PC wifi connection worked OK with Windows 7, but now fails with Windows 8.

Any advice and/or recommendation?

BTW, this is related to the earlier POST: Marvell AVATAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor driver installed. File version: 14.57.8025.39, dated: 02/29/2012.

This driver installed and worked for Windows 7, but fails in Windows 8.
This driver is the driver that automatically gets identified by Windows UPDATE for my Tablet PC type.

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hi everyone

my computer keeps disconnecting and I get an error message that tells me that my network wireless adaptor needs resetting,
which I do, this fix lasts a while and then it disconnects again, I have taken the computer back to PC World and they
have put a diagnostic check on it and it says that the adaptor is ok. Can anyone tell me if this can be fixed, if I reset
my computer back to factory settings could this cure the problem.

Regards Calmat

A:network wireless adaptor

It may not be your computer at all, it may be your router. Try unplugging power to the router with the Wifi on it, for 10 seconds, then plug it back in, if your Wifi connection is saved in the Wifi List, it will auto reconnect.

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I'm tired of talking to tech support when I usually get better help here. So anyway...
I have this qwest 2wire usb wireless adaptor. And supposedly its just supposed to be just some sort of plug and play type of thing. Every tech I've talked to said that my computer should automatically see that there's an added peice of hardware(which it does). But there's no software for it, my computer is supposed to just detect and promt me for secure log in to Wi-Fi protected access. But all it does is detect the hardware, and then when I go to device manager its under that yellow question mark on Other devices/USB device.

Am I missing a driver for my USB ports? I'm just lost, and qwest tech support doesn't help, just tells me to see my pc manufacturer if its not detecting it, which I don't think is really necessary. Any help would be great.

I'll post my specs just in case it will help.
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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/23/2008, 09:46:42
Machine name: COLDVIPER
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: A7N8X-X
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 233MB used, 2228MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not fou... Read more

A:Wireless network adaptor not working.

I think you need the drivers

and then when I go to device manager its under that yellow question mark on Other devices/USB device.
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The website
http://www.qwest.com/internethelp/networking/homenetwork/adapters.html
talks about the CD
did you get a CD with the device??
otherwise you should see the Exe drives on this site
 

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I'll keep this short!

I did a clean install of vista home premium on my Compal JFT00 over the weekend and loaded up all the drivers on the supplier's CD for this model.

Since the vista install the notebook cannot seem to find a wireless network adaptor. There's nothing listed for wireless under adaptors on the device manager however there is suddenly an 'unknown device' and when rebooting the machine is finding new hardware...an ethernet adaptor. Putting in the supplier's CD or the vista CD to find the software for this stray ethernet adaptor doesn't work and there's a 'generic marvell yukon' ethernet adaptor listed in the device manager which says it's configured correctly.

Could this unknown adaptor possibly be the wireless adaptor? If so, I'm a bit confused why installing the drivers from the CD isn't working. I've tried downloading and installing the latest Intel and Atheros WAN drivers from the compal site here. it's not worked.

Does anyone have any idea?
 

A:wireless network adaptor problems

Download the latest drivers. Install the chipset, then the LAN, then the WLAN. Then any other needed drivers. See if that helps.
 

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i just brought a belkin 802.11g that runs 54mbps, but we i got it to work it, but it displays 11.0 mbps... it;s download speed is only 20k. how do i configure it properly?

btw my router is alos belkin 802.11g but it;s in my basement and my computer is two floors up....(might be a factor). I also heard that by installing sp2 it will make wireless connection run faster, is it true?

specs
p4 3.2
9800xt
512ram
120gb
asus p4c00-e dlx
 

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I wiped clean my IBM T43 laptop. I downloaded all the correct drivers and installed. For some reason teh Wireless Network adaptor is not found. I checked in the configuration and it is enabled. How do I get it to be found so I can use it? It used to work, but I'm sure when I overwrote the C drive it may have removed some components I need.
There is not a network adaptor that shows up in Device Manager for Wireless only the wired.

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We've recently switched to wireless broadband and it's working great, easy to set up, fast internet, etc.

Except I think something on the PC is killing off the wireless network adaptors? We plug it in, install the software and set it up, everything is fine and dandy...until someone turns it off! Once the PC has been switched off, it no longer recognises the adaptor, it won't access the internet and can't see that the adaptor is plugged in at all. The USB sockets are working fine.

The first time we took the wireless network adaptor back to PC world and they said it was broken and replaced it, the second time(exact same problem) they said it was fine and didn't replace it.

Where do we go from here? My mother(whose computer it is) seems to think McAfee might be causing the problem because it cries out for updates whenever we switch the computer on(can't update it, no internet), I'm convinced it's the network adaptor, if the first one was broken, maybe it's a faulty batch? Can't run a virus scan as McAfee won't do anything until it's been updated/re-registered. I don't think it's a virus though as nothing else is acting up and we haven't been able to access the internet on that computer for some time ;p

I also tried plugging the adaptor into my ibook to see if it would recognise it and nothing appeared(although I'm pretty sure it's not Mac compatible anyway, but I imagine it should show up?)... Read more

A:PC is killing wireless network adaptor?

the adapter should have a little light on it indicating that it's powered up or active.

i'd try uninstalling the software from the add/remove programs utility in the control panel, and then reinstalling. and try restarting before you try connecting. and maybe unplug the adapter when you turn it off and plug it back in while windows is starting up.

oh, is it an older belkin model? ... you might be able to find an updated software version online. that also might help.

let me know how all that works out!

-never.back.from.mac
 

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Hi,

The internet which I was accessing through wireless, stopped working suddenly on my Compaq Pressario V6000 laptop.I am able to access the wireless internet through one of my Desktop but not through my laptop which proves that the router is fine.The LAN is working fine on the laptop but it does not show any Wireless tab for configuration under the Network connection's menu.

I checked the network adaptors and I am using nVIDEA NFORCE networking controller.I am sure this should be supporting wireless connection.The adaptor is enabled and working fine.

I checked the Wireless button also on the laptop and it is fine,I tried running the HP Wireless Assistant utility but it does not run at all.I do not know how I can re-install it to run.

Now pl. let me know.
1.How can I re-install HP Wireless Assistant?
2.How can I check whether the wireless device is enabled?
3.How can I solve this problem?
 

A:wireless network adaptor problem

Try unistalling the card in the device manager and then rebooting the PC to have Windows reinstall it.

Regards,
Rollin
 

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Hi

I've recently installed Microsoft XP Professional edition. I used to have a working wireless network adaptor and but now it's missing. I cannot see it under Device Manager. I've seen other posts that suggest updating drivers but if the OS cannot see this hardware how the hell do I make Windows find it?

Can anyone help?

It's a Toshiba laptop. According to Toshiba tech support the wireless network adaptor is an Intel Pro 2915.
 

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recently a probelm has occured with my wireless network. I have been using this wireless USB adapter from linksy for about a year with no problems its been quick and stable. but recently ive ran into a massive roadblock. I was playing a game id recently installed (aquired legally on CD) and before i began to play i disconnected from the internet (like id done a hundred times before) so i could free up the connection for other people in my house. when i went to reconnect to the network I got greeted with the message "the capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network". Nothing had been changed in the time i disconnected from the internet and attempted to get back on it. at first I thought maybe the device is failing? because no one else in my house cant access the internet. im typing this from my laptop whilst my primary computer is showing me the error message now. anyway i installed the wireless adaptor and entered in my password to connect to the wireless network I usually do and the thing connects and runs flawlessly. so i retunred to my usual computer and uninstalled everything related to the device all the drivers and settings etc and reinstalled a new. everything is fine until the time comes to enter the password in. I enter the password correctly and then i get greeted with "the capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network" error message only now my network status is stuck at ... Read more

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im having a problem with the program for my Linksys card... i had a problem with it and had to roll back to get it read the card at all... that fixed that but caused another problem... everytime i open the WLAN monitor program i get an error every few seconds for as long as it is on the status tab... the error reads simply "cannot find AVI" i think it means the animation shown when it shows the status... but im not sure where thats stored or where to find the file...
 

A:Wireless-B Network Adaptor WLAN Monitor

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Hello. I appear unable to install any USB wireless network adaptor on my computer. The symptoms:

After following the manufacturers' installation process:
The device appears in the device manager and, when inspecting properties, shows it is working properly
The device appears in network connections as enabled — disabling and then re-enabling does not affect the problem
When running Windows' diagnostic, I get an error message saying the adaptor is experiencing driver or hardware related issues
Running the Windows' repair tool, which attempts to reset the adaptor, has no effect

I've tried three different makes and models all with similar results, so I don't think the problem is with the adaptor. I am running Vista 32 bit on a Dell Inspiron desktop. My system meets the specifications for all three models and I have checked that I am using the correct drivers (installation CD and manufacturers' support sites). This all points to the problem being somewhere on my computer, but I don't know how to diagnose or correct the issue. I would really appreciate any advice you can give.

Many thanks.

Mark
 

A:USB wireless network adaptor installation trouble

can we see the following information/do the following with an adapter plugged in

ipconfig /all
xirrus screen shot
device manager
tcp/ip reset

Do you have any firewall / security suite on the system at all OR had in the past - like Norton, Mcafee

Do you have any wireless adapter utilities running - the manufacturer will try and install its own adapter utility software and they can interfere with windows adapter utility - WLAN config on vista
if you have installed three adapters you nay have three different applications running

Make and model of the adapter you have running now with all the tests (also post back the make and model of the other adapters)


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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automati... Read more

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Hi
i have a prsario v6000 hp notebook with originally Windows Vista BASIC , BUT NOW I chnaged to XP professional ( V6211 AU )

everything is working ok , except the wireless network , i trid to install Intel PRO (R) wireless network 3945 ABG network connection ..but not working ( yellow ! mark apperas - code 10 error I DEVICE DONT WORK CORRECTLY )
i check that

1. in the device manager Wireless adaptor Intel PRO (R) wireless network 3945 ABG not working

2. tried 2 -3 times to uninstall and reinstall but ....no help

3. in the details its says that " The channel selection for an ad hoc 802.11a adapter is disabled."
my all frnd PC detect the signal but not my pc

can u help me
 

A:Wireless network adaptor dont work

Did you find the correct drivers for that laptop and XP from the HP site? There are some machines that don't have XP drivers available, this may be one of them.
 

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I have taken a new laptop Lenovo 3000 Y410. Into the configuration list there is an on board wireless adaptar. I have installed driver also. But it is not showing in network connection.

I am not able to use any wireless connection. Even while switching on the wireless then no lights are blinking.

What is the solution.
 

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Hi.

I am having problems trying to set up my wireless broadband service using a D-Link N router. I have had no problem connecting it through the Ethernet cable from the modem to the desktop PC for a while now but when attempting to install the wireless router through the CD I get the error message "No Ethernet Adaptor found! Please check your network connections." My specs are:

Windows XP,
ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard with nVidia GeForce 6150 (C51) + MCP51 chipset and an
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ processor.

I have tried updating drivers, etc and nothing seems to work! Can any of you tell me where I am going wrong? Do I need a new adaptor? If the answer is obvious then please feel free to ridicule me, I am not exactly very clued up. Any help that can be offered will be greatly appreciated as I am slowly going mad with this situation.
 

A:A wireless network problem: Ethernet Adaptor

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Hi Guys

Does anyone know what the approx. gain on a typical cardbus wireless network adaptor (no external antenna) is?

I'm asking this because I am planning on buying a new antenna with a higher gain.


Thanks,
Kevin
 

A:Typical Wireless Network Adaptor Question

Kevin16 said:



Hi Guys

Does anyone know what the approx. gain on a typical cardbus wireless network adaptor (no external antenna) is?

I'm asking this because I am planning on buying a new antenna with a higher gain.


Thanks,
KevinClick to expand...

The maximum FCC permited transmit power is +15dBm, coupling to an impedance matched antenna caused 50% power loss which is -3db down. Most standard built-in antennas are 2dBi to 4dBi and brought the aparent radiated transmit power back to normalize maximum.
 

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Hey, just reinstalled vista. First thing i did was try to connect to net, " This computer does not have a wireless network adaptor installed and configured" Will this be on teh driver and utilities CD i got with my computer? or must i get it from an external source?

Thanks
 

A:Wireless Network Adaptor for Vista missing.

hi try the disk
 

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Just purchased a new computer from best buy today with windows 7 (obviously), along with that I also purchased a belkin branded wireless network adaptor. I follow the setup directions all the way through until it tells me to restart the computer for the software to work. When it boots back up, it recognizes the network adaptor but the driver for the adaptor is non-existent like it never installed in the first place, thus the adaptor not being able to work and connect to the internet. I've also tried installing the driver with windows firewall turned off, but still no luck.

Here's the model number for the adaptor: F6D4050 v2

As a side note, this is my first computer that I've bought brand new....Everything else I always bought used, so I'm sorta on a rough start lol. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Belkin wireless network adaptor not installing

Hi gorilla

Check for drivers at:

Belkin : Support

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Hello, I have been having a lot of issues with my USB wireless network adaptor. At random, it will disconnect from the internet and will only let me have local connection. I have been able to get around this by removing the usb and plugging it into a new usb slot (which is very annoying). But the worst part is that my computer keeps randomly getting BSOD. I checked the driver and it is up to date. I even uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it from here https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wirel...et=24&system=4.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, but all the drives on that site are for Vista. Could that be the issue?

Also, I'm new to these forums so if you need more info, let me know.

A:BSOD while using Atheros AR5007UG Wireless Network Adaptor

This is quite straightforward, the driver is incompatible with Windows 7,
therefore the device should not be used with it.


Code:
lmvm athrxusb
Browse full module list
start end module name
fffff880`03cc5000 fffff880`03dd2000 athrxusb T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: athrxusb.sys
Image path: athrxusb.sys
Image name: athrxusb.sys
Browse all global symbols functions data
Timestamp: Tue Jul 29 15:47:13 2008
Driver Reference Table - athrxusb.sys
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Is it possible to keep both in a computer? Does one or the other need to be disabled to work? Lookiing to keep this setup in case something goes wrong with my wireless connection and I need to access the router via a wired connection.
 

A:Solved: Can I original network card & wireless adaptor?

Yep, and you can even have both connected to networks simultaneously.
 

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Long story short, I am trying to install a new usb wireless router on my laptop, I have tried using three different adapters all of which once the drivers are installed show either a "unidentified", or "public" network. They all connect to the network, and I am able to browse through the other computer on the network but there is no internet. The old adapter works on both pc's, but none of the other three work on either pc (other pc is running Vista, would rather work with 7). So how do I get a different adapter to work? The internal adapter got to where it just would not get a signal and when it did it was slow, but I tried it again just because, and had the same problem with it, it would not change to a home network, what is going on?

ps. The old usb adapter works for about 2-3 hours then it gets hot and quits until it cools off, then it works again.

A:Public vs Private network location w/new wireless adaptor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Robby14


Long story short, I am trying to install a new usb wireless router on my laptop, I have tried using three different adapters all of which once the drivers are installed show either a "unidentified", or "public" network. They all connect to the network, and I am able to browse through the other computer on the network but there is no internet. The old adapter works on both pc's, but none of the other three work on either pc (other pc is running Vista, would rather work with 7). So how do I get a different adapter to work? The internal adapter got to where it just would not get a signal and when it did it was slow, but I tried it again just because, and had the same problem with it, it would not change to a home network, what is going on?

ps. The old usb adapter works for about 2-3 hours then it gets hot and quits until it cools off, then it works again.


Have you tried going into the Network and Sharing center then to the left side choose "Manage Wireless Connections" using the manual wireless set up there to make sure that all settings are correct to access your new USB router.

It might also be required that you go into the routers wireless set up page to choose the settings you want to use.

As for the Unidentified network problem, you sometimes need to make manual adjustments to fix that problem. The link below shows you how.
Windows 7 Unidentified Network, ... Read more

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I am having home network problems and one step suggested to me was to uninstall then reinstall the network adaptors on both of my computers.

My laptop was on the network via wireless. I tried to uninstall the wireless adpator but I think I uninstalled some associated software by mistake (there is a list of about 6 software items in each network adaptor properties, including TCP/IP IPV6 and IPV4 for example.) I then ended up with the wireless network adaptor disappearing completely.

The network adaptor "Local Area Connector" is still there, and under its properties I can see that TCP/IPIPV4 and IPV6 are still listed, but no other elements of software. I am now using an ethernet connection to my router to stay connected.

After losing the network adaptor, I rebooted in safe mode in case the system would be able to reinstall automatically and then rebooted normally. No wireless network adaptor. In case it was a driver problem, I went to the Dell website and reinstalled the right network driver for my XPS1530 laptop. That made no difference, still the wireless adaptor is not listed.

I then ran the Windows troubleshooter and managed to get a message "Intel(rR) WiFi Link 4965AGN adaptor is experiencing driver or hardware related problems".

Help please. As you can tell I know enough to be dangerous and not enough to be useful. What do I need to do to get my WiFI network adaptor back? Have I deleted software that other adaptors need as well?
 

A:Solved: Lost wireless network adaptor - can't get it back

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Hello
Please Help me.........
i will not able to run wireless conestion..
Error was:Adapter Problem (driver were not installed)
I have Acer 5920 Notebook.......
 

A:Wireless Network Adaptor could not found in the Device Manger

http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/drivers
 

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Hey all,

I have starting using a second hand Toshiba laptop with a Windows Vista operating system.

When I got it everything worked fine:

I uninstalled the Norton Anti virus software on it and install the free AVG anti virus.

I also installed the microsoft office 2010 pack.

However I turned on the computer today and inserted a USB data key and the computer regonized it initially but then when I went to my computer I couldn't find it. Then I realised that the networks adapter had stopped working and I could no longer connect to the internet.

After a bit of fiddling around on the help bar I tried to update the drivers for the RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b but this did not solve the problem - the update simply said the best driver was already installed.

I have also tried a systems restore but this didn't work either.

Does anyone have any ideas for on how I can solve this issue??

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Best wishes,

Dan

A:Problem with driver RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54bps USB 2.0 Network Adaptor

Hi Dan.

This looks very hardware related to me - I say that as your wireless network receiver is also USB.

Bare with us and I'll have someone from the Hardware Team take a look at this for you.

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HI team,
I'm looking for a driver which supports the wireless adapter AR9002WB-1NG in both bands 2.4 and 5GHz (300 Mbps) and Windows 10 as operating system.

My laptop is a Satellite L755-14N PSK1WE

Does anyone know if it is available anywhere?

Thanks in advance.
Jose

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Hello,

First and foremost...I have basically no knowledge of computers, and computer networking. So, what I say is going to be very basic, and whatever advice you give...please dumb it down as much as possible :-) Thank you!

Now for the back story to my current problem:

I have an Acer Aspire 5733Z-4851, had Windows 7 on it. No discs..everything came preloaded onto the computer.

Computer was running very sluggishly, and almost everything would come up "Not Responding". Ran AVG. Came back with something along the lines of 45k problems. Tried fixing..everytime I would fix..it would freeze. Figured that whatever virus/adware that was on there wouldn't allow AVG to fix, so I saved all of my pictures/documents onto a flash drive, and started a "System Restore to Factory Settings."

The computer started the system restore, on "Step 3 of 32, Microsoft" it stuck. Let it stay that way overnight, figuring maybe it just takes that long....it was stuck for almost 16 hours on that same step. Obviously not working anymore...so I turned the computer off, and tried to Restart in Safe Mode.

No go...said it couldn't finish restoring in Safe Mode, that it needed to be in the regular startup mode. So I turned off again, and restarted in normal. THIS time, the computer booted to the logon screen. I am the administrator, so I clicked on the picture that said "Administrator". Popup said that "the administrator account has been disabled, plea... Read more

A:Wireless Network Adaptor for Windows Vista not Picking Up Any Networks

I have moved your post the vista forum since this is not a networking issue.

Usual recommendation is to look at Device Manager and the Network section. Identify the network card and then download the vista drivers for it. You should be able to do this from your husbands laptop.

Problem you are going to have with Vista is registering it with Microsoft. Its already activated with your husbands laptop. Consider contacting who sold you the computer to get the Win7 disk or restore disk.

BTW you were doing a System Restore Point not a Reset to Factory. Reset to factory is done via boot selection upon bootup and isn't done from within Windows.

Reset to factory would have been the correct step.

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I just moved from California to Tennessee. In california my computer had a LAN connection to the router ( Netgear N600 WNDR3400). Here that isn't an option (the router is in a different room and set up with a different computer).

So, when I turned on my pc and tried to connect to the wireless network i received notice that it had a red x next to my network's name and said "The capability of your network adapter does not match the requirements of this network." At first I thought maybe this had to do with the security but my network has WPA2-PSK which is, oddly enough, the same encryption that another network I can detect has. My network, it claims, has no signal while the other one I can detect has a very slight one.
First thing I tried was resetting the router. That didn't work. Then I looked at other comps in the house.
The signals I was receiving contradict the mac laptop (i know, sling all the hate on it that you want, it is a useful cross-check right now though) which gets a strong signal from my network right next to my pc while getting a very weak/no signal from the other network that my PC is detecting. Odd. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver for my network adapter (Belkin Wireless Pre-N Notebook Network Card).

Anyway, I don't know a lot about computers (and even less about wireless network setup) so any help would be fantastic. It is an odd problem I think though maybe someone has seen it before?

Pc: Dell Inspiron 531
2GB of ram
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A:Network adaptor failing to connect/match requirements of wireless net

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Is the Router an N capable also?

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Hi! I have had to reboot my computer recently due to possible infection and whilst before my wireless connection was absoluley fine now I am having problems. I have connected the adaptor as instructed by Negear and it can find the network, but will not allow me to aquire a network address. I have two laptops (and i-phones) on the network and all these appear to work OK so I assume that the router and modem are working fine and the problem lies with the settings on my computer. When I go onto properties of the connection I find the IP/TP protocol and this is set up to get IP address automatically. When I input a manual IP address it says that it is connected but I cannot get onto the internet. I am totally confused. I managed to get it set up before but don't know where to go next. Any suggestions would be extremley appreiated.
 

A:Solved: System Cannot Aquire Network Adress Netgear Wireless Adaptor

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hi,

I am seriously considering buying a PS2 network adaptor but have a few questions on it.
Its about 6 or 7 metres from my router to my ps2 so im going to need to buy a bigger ethernet cable but is a LAN cable the same as an ethernet cable? Are the heads the same size?

Also does the network adaptor work with a mod chip. Some people say yeah works fine but some people say it doesnt.

One other thing Ive got a wireless router so is there any way of getting the network adaptor wireless to the router?

I have got the requirements for the adaptor btw.
 

A:Questions about PS2 network adaptor. (work with mod chip, make it wireless,ethernet)

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Is there a difference or are they one in the same? Want to hook up XBOX 360 using Wireless G adaptor. I have the Wireless Router.
 

A:Wireless Adaptor VS Wireless Gaming Adaptor

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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.

Installed:
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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Just reinstalled Windows XP Pro on a friend's daughter's computer. A D-Link Airplus dwlg510 wireless adaptor was added to her EMachine a few years back (model D6417). It was working erratically before the XP reinstall (which was done for another reason - was never done and computer was really slow so we figured this might speed it up - it did dramatically by the way). I went to the D-Link site and downloaded and installed the driver. Wireless connection still isn't working (tried wired and it works fine, but her room doesn't have a cable connection available) and the symbol in the taskbar comes up with an X over it then goes out. Light on the adaptor is blinking. Is there anything else I could be overlooking??
 

A:Solved: wireless adaptor light lit, but icon in task bar says there's no wireless car

Have you installed SP3 and then all the latest chipset and networking drivers?
 

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Sister has Lenova 3000 c200 series laptop, approx 5 years old which has onboard network card which according to specs (as I haven't looked inside), has
IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g,her linksys router is about same age too and am sure they both need updating, especially as she is moving to area where broadband speed check shows it will be even slower than where she lives now...

Question is :-

Can I upgrade to IEEE 802.11n, and if so, do I have to change the old internal card, or can I buy and insert an external network card adaptor, and then change BIOS settings to disable internal one and enable new one.Just want easiest solution please.
Will also upgrade her router.
Any help much appreciated
 

A:Solved: network adaptor instead of onboard network card

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Hello,

My room mate and I have a Linksys wireless router connected to our cable modem. He can access the Internet on his laptop through the router, but I'm having trouble connnecting on my desktop (windows XP). I have a TRENDnet TEW-424UB wireless USB adaptor, and it's fully installed, but I have no idea how to get it to connect through the router. The setup didn't walk me through anything beyond installing the USB adaptor, and I'm entirely new to using wireless connections. I don't even know where to start.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Connecting a wireless USB adaptor to a wireless router

Hi Lieskens, and welcome to TSG.

Did you get a printed User Guide with the adapter or a PDF file for the User Guideon a CD? If not, there is a download link for an Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the Trendnet web site:

http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1155

The guide seems include the set-up procedure for establishing a connection. You will need to know the Wireless SSID of the router and any encryption key being used.
 

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Hi

OS: XP Pro SP3

Network Adaptor vs Network Controller?

Need some help regarding Network Controller, as Device Manager is showing Yellow Exclamation mark!

Around 5 years ago I rebuilt my tower from scratch using Motherboard: 4CoreDual-SATA2

Chipset - Northbridge: VIA® PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra
- Southbridge: VIA® VT8237S

LAN - VIA® PHY VT6103
- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports PXE

6 months ago while defragging C drive the mains power went down, and crashed the machine.

While retrieving the data from C drive I decided to go dual boot, and added Windows 7 Ultimate on a
separate drive to XP Pro (fresh install).

(I’m not using Windows 7 as I need more RAM to run properly, although it does work on what I have installed).

So 6 months ago I reinstalled the original drivers from the supplied MB CD.

Network adapter: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter (VIA Technologies).

The reason for this post is that when I open device manager I see

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Network adaptors
1394 Net Adaptor
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

? Other devices
! Network Controller (yellow !)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Device status: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

When I try to reinstall the drivers they are not found, so I click Install from a specific location (Advanced)
Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install.

This shows ALL DEVICES

BUT

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A:Solved: Network Adaptor vs Network Controller?

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Hey all, I've posted this in Wireless Networking, but as its not actually a network problem, I'm posting here too...

Got a shiney new Mesh Elite2 PC the other day, but something is being weird. I've installed my Zoomair USB Wireless Adapter (should point out I've never had a problem with it before) but here's the weird thing - when I turn the PC on, it thinks the wireless adapater is an unplugged ethernet connection, and if I unplug the adaptor, the PC restarts.
The error message I get says its something to do with the video card (highly unlikely I think), but I've uninstalled and reinstalled both the adapter and the USB ports, and its still doing the same thing. Ideas anyone? I'm on Win XP Media Centre with SP 2 installed.

A:Wireless USB Adaptor being odd...

*bump* anyone help?

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My pc is driving me crazy. I frequently get dumped for a few seconds at a time by my internet provider. When I do, my wireless adaptor automatically connects to this unsecured public network somewhere around me instead of reconnecting to my network. I've gone in to network settings and unchecked automatically connect to the public one and told it to connect to my network. Next time I'm dropped, it switches right back to connecting to the public one and the option to automatically connect is checked again. I have to be missing something somewhere. Is there any way to permanently tell my adaptor to never, ever, ever connect to a particular network and have those settings stay? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Wireless Adaptor

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I am using a wireless belkin 802 g router for a win7 laptop computer. I also have a desktop computer hardwired to the same router. I want to In Install Internet cable. I will need to connect wirelessly to the desktop hard drive. what hardware will I need or method to accomplice this ??? thanks

A:xp wireless adaptor

Hello alexm,

If you have already have a Cable subscribed from your ISP, you've mentioned Belkin wireless router you will only need to get a Wireless Network Card for your desktop. Here's a variety of selections.

Hope this helps.

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Hello,

I have an Dell c640 laptop. It is actually one of about 25 laptops I have in my small computer lab as an instructional technology teacher.

I wiped off windows and reinstalled it (xp) because these laptops are old and not supported by our tech team any longer. ( I am sure they would have looked at it but they don't care much about them so I did it)

I downloaded and saved the drivers from Dell so that I could reinstall them after the new Windows installation.

I have all of them on except for the Intel proset wireless adaptor. I was able to install the pro set software and I can see the icon in the service tray but it has a red x and stays "unable to detect a supported wireless adaptor".

The device manager only shows a 3Com 3c920 integrated Fast Eternet Controller under the network adaptors. I know that it is suppose to show the pro set here as the other laptops I have do.

How can I get the adaptor on so my wireless will work?? The software tells me to remove the card and reinstall but I do not think I have that card.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Alison (mom just helping out)
 

A:Wireless Adaptor

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Hi
I have brought a wireless Network adaptor to use on a Windows 7 pc, I have installed the software on the computer and the adaptor pics up my route and a couple of other in the area. But when I click on connect and enter the password to connect to wifi it might connect for all or 10 seconds then it comes up with no internet access. I then run a diagnostic check and it comes up with it can't connect to the hidden network (shows my router name).
I have tried looking how to sort this issue but not managed to resolve it. Can anyone shed some light onto what the issue might actually be causing the problem of not connecting?

I have tried the adaptor on my laptop and have no issues whatsoever connects 100% of the time with no issues. so i believe the adaptor is working fine its just something on the pc no allowing connection i guess?
 

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Hi, I just bought a linksys compact wireless-g USB adaptor with speedbooster and tried to get it to work on windows 7....no luck...

Am I missing something? It's picking up networks, it's just not letting me connect to the networks after I put my password in.

A:Need help with wireless adaptor

Are you new to setting up a wireless adapter? Is this a USB or a computer PCI/E card? Do you have a wireless access point or a wireless router? The wireless networks your card is finding, were they setup by you?

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After putting together my new build, i discovered that my graphics card blocks one of my pci slots so I've only got one usable pci slot. Problem is I have a PCI network adaptor and a PCI TV tuner.

I figure its cheaper and easier to replace the network adaptor. So I need some suggestions. Anyone know of any particularly good ones. USB or PC Express x1 or x4. Draft N (v2) preferable.

Thanks in advance

Chris

A:Need a new wireless adaptor.

I suggest a Belkin N+ USB Wireless adapter will just be fine. The installation is easy and it works great.
For details go to : Belkin : Wireless N+ USB Adapter

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Can any one recommend a good wireless adaptor to use with my Dell Inspiron 530
 

A:Wireless Adaptor

It depends on what you have for wireless in your home or where you will mainly use it. It makes no sense to get a wireless N adapter if the places you will use it most only have G. Linksys, 3Com, Belkin, Netgear are all good.
 

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