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X230T wireless network missing from BIOS

Q: X230T wireless network missing from BIOS

Recently my X230T stopped internet connectivity suddenly and I couldn't connect to Internet as the wireless network adapter failed to connect to the existing profile in the network list. I also had a look in Device Manager and it seems that there is no issue but when I looked at the BIOS there was no mention on wireless network config in Advanced menu. I had an assumption that it might be hardware problem rather than adapter? I tried to use USB wifi dongle but not availed to work effectively. Any suggestions for remedy is greatly appreciated.

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The Lenovo System Update utility wants me to apply two updates which it flags as critical.  One of these is a BIOS update to version 2.65.  Oddly, the Drivers & Software page here lists different updates as "Critical".  For example, it only offers me BIOS version 2.64.  Since no one ever responded to my earlier question about a BIOS update, I am still using (legacy) BIOS version 2.52 and running Windows 8.1. The information I have found about the offered BIOS update to version 2.6x refers only to UEFI BIOS.  Since I am using legacy BIOS, can I safely ignore it? System Update also offers me a "critical" Power Management driver (which is also not listed as critical for my X230T on the support page), but in the details it says that it may not be needed.  How critical is that?Is the general philosophy of "never touch a running system" espoused by Lenovo telephone support justified, or should I be more aggressive in applying updates? 

X320T running Windows 8 Pro x64

A:X230T BIOS Update Critical?

What is the model type of your X230t?, ie 20F6?I find a typo error on the support page for a X230T bios...The ISO is gcuj25us.iso.The update utility is gcuj25us.exe [support page states this is 2.64, which is wrong].-> Both are version 2.65The update is marked critical due to a security exposure in 2.64.The readme, which you should read, states:Security fix addresses LEN-8324 System Management Mode (SMM) BIOS Vulnerabilityand some security fixes.==Lenovo Power Management Driver 09/07/2016 readme states:Problems fixed]Fixed Lenovo Platform Service high CPU usage issue. It shows on the support page as "normal", but flagged "critical" in system update.When a update is released to the support page, someone states normal/critical.Then the update is sent over to SU quality folks to test further, and develop "SU install wrappers" for SU to use  for the update.  For this update, SU folks set the wrapper as critical.=============Update your machine:(1)If it aint broke, dont fixit. [all readme.txt state this](2)If a BIOS update readme states security fix, you should update it.The update may fail; you could leave well enough alone, with the security exposure.(3)Power management driver.  Readme states high cpu.You could leave well enough alone, if you do not experience high cpu.Support page states normal; SU states critical.=The bottom line, read the readme.txt and decide what you decide to do with the update.  As always, take a restore poi... Read more

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The Lenovo System Update utility wants me to apply two updates which it flags as critical.  One of these is a BIOS update to version 2.65.  Oddly, the Drivers & Software page here lists different updates as "Critical".  For example, it only offers me BIOS version 2.64.  Since no one ever responded to my earlier question about a BIOS update, I am still using (legacy) BIOS version 2.52 and running Windows 8.1. The information I have found about the offered BIOS update to version 2.6x refers only to UEFI BIOS.  Since I am using legacy BIOS, can I safely ignore it? System Update also offers me a "critical" Power Management driver (which is also not listed as critical for my X230T on the support page), but in the details it says that it may not be needed.  How critical is that?Is the general philosophy of "never touch a running system" espoused by Lenovo telephone support justified, or should I be more aggressive in applying updates? 

X320T running Windows 8 Pro x64

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Hello TSG Forums,

I've got quite the challenge for you guys. I've gone through two different tech support lines, three computer savvy friends, and every troubleshooting trick and tip I could scour off of the internet. All efforts have been in vain thus far. So as to not make this post too long, I'll get to the point.

I recently bought a new wireless adapter to connect to the internet with. Previously I was using an older adapter that my room mate was lending me. ( a Motorola Wireless USB Adapter WU830G to be exact.) At first when I installed the motorola it didn't work. I can't remember what I did to make it work for the life of me, but I eventually twisted my computer's arm enough that it gave in. Now it's uninstalled from my computer, along with (I hope) all the drivers and programs that were using it.

So I bought a new adapter (Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter - F5D9050) read the instructions carefully, and made sure that it was installed just as the manual says. (Install the software, wait for the prompt, etc etc.) Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried to configure my connections. (Where the wireless detects all the access points, and you put in your WEP key etc.) The wireless adapter seemed to be doing nothing. The device manager showed the adapter with no problems, and no errors, but the program was stubbornly pretending that my wireless adapter didn't exist. After trying multiple USB ports, uninst... Read more

A:Missing Wireless Network Icon; Wireless Adapter Not Working!

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Please help me.
ok i just bought a laptop from my aunt it is a dell inspiron 4000 with windows xp
and there is not Wireless Network Tab so i can search wireless connections. i have tried Wireless Zero and it works fine so that is not the problem i have tried the command prompt and i have installed service park 2
plz any suggestions

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Advice please! My wireless network tab is missing from wireless network connections/ change advanced settings when i look in there i only get General and Advanced tabs.
I have followed other forums where people have had the same problems. I have checked the wireless zero configuration - stopped the service, restarted PC, started the service, restarted PC but no changes.

Any other ideas on how to get this tab back?

Many thanks

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Hello there,
I have a Toshiba Satellite A65-S126 notebook that just bought, it was running Microsoft XP Home so I upgraded it to XP Pro. Now my problem is I no longer have a wireless network tab in the properties box of my wireless network connections nor is there anything wireless in the control panel. This notebook is using Atheros Super G for the wireless. I have tried reinstalling the wireless zero configuration and I have made sure that the service is set to run automatic. Still I have no wireless tab. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am at my wits end.
Richard F.

A:Wireless network tab missing!

Go Start>Run and type in msconfig. In the Services tab, make sure there's a tick in the Wireless Zero Configuration box. If not, put one in. click OK, restart and tick the "don't show me" box, then OK.

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I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me here. I've got a problem with the wireless connection. I went to check to see if i could configure the wireless setting under network connections. When i right clicked on the wireless network connection, there usually would be three tabs on the top namely General, wireless network and Advanced. However, all i could find were only General and Advanced. The wireless network tab was missing.

I also checked to see if the user has the administrator permission in the user accounts under control panel and it said computer administrator. So i believe the user is the administrator.

I don't know how to work around this. Could anyone help me on this?

Then, when i login as administrator, the wireless connection works without any problems at all and the wireless network tab is there appearing.

Hence, this problem only occurs when i login as someone but that someone is also the administrator. What's the difference here? very bizarre. Has anything been turned off or disabled? Any suggestion

BTW, the machine runs on windows XP Pro and used at home.

Thank you in advance

A:wireless network tab went missing

see if the Wireless Zero Configuration service is started when logged in as the user that is having a problem. If it isn't, start it and make sure it is also set to automatic. You can get to services by going to Start>Run type services.msc and hit ok.

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I had to reinstall a hard drive and operating system on my computer. Windows will not set up wireless networking so I followed instructions, clicked on Properties in the wireless icon in Network Connections, but the window comes up with only two tabs: General and Advanced. The Wireless Network Connections tab that comes up on my other computers is missing so I can't configure Windows to set up wireless connections. Advice?

A:Wireless Network tab missing

Do you have another wireless utility running? If so, it probably has an option (such as "use Windows to manage wireless") to turn itself off and turn Windows XP's Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) on.

Not sure if this is what you are talking about since I mostly avoid using WZC.

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Hello all,

Weird problem. I hooked up a linksys device to one of my laptop to change settings on it. Now that I have unhooked it. For some reason, there is no longer a network tab under the properties of my wireless card! I have enabled the wired and wlan config in services but it still will not come back! I'm trying to configure a wireless connection with the internal wireless card like I normally do. The tab is just no longer there! I have no idea why and I'm lost.

Any ideas? Remember this is Vista there is no wireless zero configuration just the wired and wlan config.

A:Wireless network tab missing in VISTA

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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First of all, I would like to apologise for my lack of knowledge on the subject and potentialy bad english, since it ism't my first language.

I have HP Foolio 9470m with Ubuntu 14 and Windows 7 installed. The laptop has been working *perfectly* until yesterday. I left it on (using windows at the time) for about 2-3h with some windows open. When I came back and wamted to close them, they all went not responding and I got thr "windows explorer has stopped working" message. I restarted the PC, and my wifi wouldnt connect. I tried toggling the wifi button on the laptop (it was turned off (LED was orange)) but with no success. When I tried to enable/disable the adapter, it wasn't there. Then I noticed that the 'wifi icon' in the start bar, next to the clock was missing as well. I googled a bit, tried to update drivers (hard without internet tho, I am sharing my mobile internet via hotspot). In the device menager, there was no wireless driver. Tried to 'scan for new hardware' in order to 'install' it again, but with no success yet again.

This next part is possibly where I screwed up. I tried adding legacy hardware (some intel wifi drivers) but none of the worked, they alll had yellow warning sign next to them so i uninstall them. Only one stuck and wouldnt uninstall even if i checked the box 'remove from the system' or smth loke that. I cant remember the name of the driver and cant look it up because, and here we come t... Read more

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I need Help. My Wireless network tab is missing on my Windows xp operating system. I use a Acer Aspire 5000 Laptop. I was doing some anti virus cleaning and when I restarted my Computer, I could not get my woreless connection back on. Looking into the system, I discovered that my Tab was Missing. I spent the last couple of days on a friends laptop looking for anwsers and found none. Can anyone please help me ???

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I am trying to help my sister set up her wireless router but there is not wireless network icon. I went to device manager to check the situ and it was empty.

Any ideas?? She has an Acer laptop

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I read through a couple of posts on this site and took the suggestions.

My wireless network adapter is missing from my device manager. I checked the BIOS and it was disabled so I enabled it. But it had an ! next to it and a warning that the adapter would not boot if there was an ! next to it.

What should my next step be?

A:Wireless Network Adapter Missing

That would indicate you are missing the driver. That would either be on a cd or you can go to www.hp.com and put in the model number of your pc and download the right driver.

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Hey everyone,  So after years of not having this issue it suddenly arose and is really strange. I cannot connect to the internet wirelessly, and my computer isn't  even giving me the option to. My laptop has the wireless internet button on the keyboard and the light is orange meaning it is turned off. But no matter if I press that button or hold it it wont turn white indicating that wireless internet connectivity is enabled. And whenever I run network diagnostics it just tells me to connect a Ethernet cord. No sort of wireless option appears. And whenever I click "Set up a new connection or network" under "Open Network and Sharing Center" it only lists Broadband and Dial-Up as possible options, not wireless.  I went and checked the Device Manager and under "Network adapters" there isn't any sort of wireless adapter which is very odd. The only thing that shows up is "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller" which I assume is the Ethernet connection.  So any advice as to how to get my wireless option back? Any way to get the right wireless driver? Thanks!

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Wireless network connection is missing from change adapter setting

tried reboot and system restore but no help

Please help

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Hello all,

Weird problem. I hooked up a linksys device to one of my laptop to change settings on it. Now that I have unhooked it. For some reason, there is no longer a network tab under the properties of my wireless card! I have enabled the wired and wlan config in services but it still will not come back! I'm trying to configure a wireless connection with the internal wireless card like I normally do. The tab is just no longer there! I have no idea why and I'm lost.

Any ideas? Remember this is Vista there is no wireless zero configuration just the wired and wlan config.

A:Wireless network tab missing in Vista

Is your copy of Vista updated to SP1? What version of Vista are you running? Is your system clean and free of viruses and other malware. By Network tab, do you mean the word "Network" in the start menu?

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Amateur in need of assistance. I have a HP Pavilion dv9308nr laptop. I purchased the machine about 3 1/2 years ago and had minimal issues. Just last week i noticed my wireless was disconnected...orange light... I didn't think much of it and tried to restart my computer. I have not been able to use my wireless since. (I can connect wired to my router. I also know the issue is not with my router since the other wireless devices in my house work fine.) The driver is missing from the device manager and I have tried to reinstall drivers from HP's site but they have not installed correctly. I am not super technical and at a loss on what steps to take next. I would appreciate any help you could provide. If additional information is needed please let me know.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-52, x64 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 958 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 107724 MB, Free - 56535 MB; D: Total - 6746 MB, Free - 626 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30B9, 65.27, None
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


A:Missing wireless network adapter

The driver is missing from the device manager and I have tried to reinstall drivers from HP's site but they have not installed correctly.Click to expand...

What happens ?

Drivers for wireless from HP site here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...n&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3370371#N2090

Have you tried to remove the adapter and then let windows detect on a reboot and then install the drivers
to remove the adapter - goto device manager right click on the adapter and uninstall
would you post back an image of device manager

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

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

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

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Hi there. Here is my product key for reference:
Pkey: C6S52EA#ABU
Serial: [Personal Information Removed]
I have a problem to connect to Wifi. now can only online by ethernet cable. Tried to solve on my own but seems to be a dead end. I believe it happened right after Win10 is installed
I noticed some of the hp staffs ask for the PCI number thingy, so heres mine just in case needed.
Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless Network Adapter Missing

Welcome to the HP Forums! I see from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP Pavilion g6-2212sa Notebook and Wireless connecting issues. Here is an excellent starting point. I would uninstall all that is listed in the Network adapter section and restart the Notebook. Here is a link to your driver page. What you see in the Network adapters should match the Download. Please get back to me how this goes.  To show that you are thankful of my post, click the Thumbs up below.  Thanks.

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lost all wireless network drivers for an windows 8 HP how do I recover the drivers when they become lost

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Hey guys

My mother got a hold of the family netbook and deleted the drivers for my wireless network adapter. I can't seem for the life of me to get the drivers to come back and I went online and found them but that didn't work either.

My netbook can't even see that there's a wireless adapter in the computer. What can I do to fix this? I have a Samsung N150 Plus NetBook with windows 7 starter.

Thanks :/

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I have an acer aspire laptop operating windows 7. Following virus issues the installation was restored theoretically with backed up files

main issue is that it is not showing a wireless adapter
Driver updates don't work
The device manager is showing a device but I believe its the ethernet cable connection

A:Wireless network adapter missing

Can you post a screen shot of what is showing in Device Manager, make sure the Network section is expanded

How to post a screenshot: http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

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My HP laptop crashed due to a bad HD. I replaced the HD and installed Windows XP professional. Everything seems to work fine except I have no wireless network connection icon on the Network Connections screen - hence I can't connect to my wi-fi. Since the hardware is unchanged except for the HD, I must be missing some firmware or software - like a driver. Or possibly a bad setting in the SSID or something? I have installed SP2 and SP3. What can I do to correct this problem?

A:Missing wireless network icon

Probably what you need to do is, as you suggest, install some drivers--at least the wireless. Download them from HP's web site. Check in Device Manager to see what you are missing.

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In network connections

ive looked to install the device but im not sure what its called or if its there it diffenatly has one because it was fine till i formatted my (C and installed windows home edition SP2 and ive installed all updates im certain but it wont show up in network connections what can i do?

my laptop doesnt have an external wireless switch as such
but on my keyboard there is like a upside down triangle with and stick down the middle (sorry for the crap description) and i think that is the wireless thing but ive been pressing it and then looking on netowrk connections but it doesnt show up

anything i can do???

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This is my first post here, so I want to thank everyone for providing a great way to get support!!!

On to my question.

I recently received a new Notebook (IBM T42) at work. It has a Pentium M.

The problem is that when I access network connections there is no icon for Wireless Networks. I called the IT help desk and the guy laughed. He said that I would have to access the BIOS directory to figure this one out. He said he couldn't help me with it because tehy sell a card for $150 and I needed to buy it. But he also said I was welcome to figure it out for myself.

I accessed the bios at startup and found a couple of descriptions in the BIOS refering to "wireless". They all were "enabled".

Can anyone help me get this icon to appear so I can use my work computer at home?

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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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Using my windows XP Pro laptop, I am able to
View availage wireless Networks that are made available to
people of my compound. So I select one of the available wireless network and try to connect to it by simply clicking on CONNECT. Then I get the message "Connected to xxx network. Signal strength = excellent"
But I guess that's not enough because I cannot browse web pages and anyway, I do not even get an IP address (even after an ipconfig /release followed by an ipconfig /renew).
Also: how come without providing a Network Key, I was able to still connect (and how come I was able to connect but not being able to go further)?
What is missing to be able to access the web despite the confirmation that I am connected? Do I need to absolutely run at the administrators of those hot spots (wireless networks) and ask them for some setups?
Thanks for helping

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After upgrading a lattitude 7450 laptop to the latest BIOS, A13, both the IPv4 and IPv6 boot loader are missing when wanting to perfrom a UEFI network boot, Encountered this on all 7450 with BIOS A13. The enable UEFI network stack check box is checked as it was. Any idea where these options went? It is not possible to perfrom UEFI network boot anymore we wanting to reimage it.
The only solution we found around it is to downgrade the BIOS to A12, and then they are back. 
Is this a miss from Dell? Cant image they did this on purpose. 

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I would like to upgrade my wireless network card. I would like to know if my particular notebook model has a BIOS whitelist that would prevent me from installing a card that's not on the list.


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A:Wireless Network Card BIOS Whitelist

HP has never published a definitive list but by monitoring posts here from people like you and success and failure stories and our own experiments with our own HP machines it has been determined that HP abandoned the whitelist sometime in Q42013. Models with 4th gen Intel Core processors like yours are generally safe. I am about 95% sure you have no whitelist issues.  See p. 86 of the Manual here: Manual Just about the time HP abandoned the whitelist, however, they began selling laptops strung with a single wireless antenna cable. While the laptop no longer is blocked from booting with a non-HP card, the absence of a second antenna effectively prevents use of any very good wireless card, making upgrade efforts futile. The only way to know for sure if you have 1 or 2 antennae is to open it up. Models with the 802.11 b/g/n "low-end" wifi cards tend to have a single antenna. It is theoretically possible to add a second antenna lead but very difficult to do.  Don't shoot the messenger. Not my design, but this is the straight story.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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God knows how this happened, but I've been yanking my hair out attempting to fix it.

I'm running Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 9300.

Upon restart a few days ago, I was unable to connect to any wireless connection. My Wireless Network Connection Properties box looked as such:

After re-installing the Intel/Pro Wireless 2915ABG program/drivers/etc., when I click on "Configure" it goes to the adapter's properties screen. (woohoo!)

However, I have no TCP/IP protocol. I click on "Install", choose "Protocol" and receive the following error:

"Could not add the requested component. The error is: The system cannot find the file specified".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's making me positively nuts.

Thank you!

A:Wireless Network Connection Missing TCP/IP Protocol

Have you downloaded the latest drivers for your wireless network card. I had the same prob with my Dell Inspiron 9300 and just downloaded the lastest drivers and it works fine.

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ok here is the scenario I have:

we have a D-Link ADSL2+ modem (4 port switch) with a single desktop connected via cable, and a wireless network set up. the network is set to automatic channel scal, WPA secured, other settings are on automatic.

there are two laptops in our household, one is used regularly and the internet works fine for weeks without any issues. however, when I bring the second (my work) laptop home and connect it to the network, it works fine for 5 minutes or so, then the connection is lost. after this, the wireless network dissapears completely, none of the laptops are able to find it. this has happened 4 times now, every time in the same way.

I have checked the network with inSSIDer, and it appears to popup every now and then with a weak signal but then dissapears in seconds. rebooting the router/modem does not help, the only way I can get it to work is to reinstall the wireless network from scratch.

any ideas what could be causing this? it seems like only the other laptop triggers this, is this even possible or just really bizarre coincidence?

I have tried rebooting the modem every time, no help. I checked all settings, everything looks ok, diagnostic give nothing. all this time the desktop connected via cable works fine.

any ideas how to fix this? I have just replaced the model as the old one broke, so I'd hate to have to buy another one again...

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I just reinstalled windows on my laptop and finished installing all the drivers but noticed my wireless internet wasn't working. It gave me the same message "missing driver - missing wireless network adapter". So I downloaded the driver for that (Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card) and now my wireless internet works... However I'm still getting the "missing driver" message every time I start up my computer.

I've been in my device manager and looked in Network Connections and it definitely says "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" right under it along with "1934 Network Adapter" and "Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller".

So am I missing something? Any help at all would be appreciated.

A:Computer says I'm missing Wireless Network Adapter

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I've had a brand new Dell Vostro 1500 laptop since November, with a wireless internet network set up that has, up until this point, been working perfectly. Yesterday when I fired up my laptop it was inexplicable extremely slow in loading, logging in, etc. There appeared to be no reason for this, and just 3 hours before when I had been using it it was working perfectly, as normal. Finally, after it took a very long time to load, it came up with the message that "no wireless network adapter was detected in the system". There is no apparent reason for this - we have not touched the hardware since it was set up several months ago.

This notification message gave me an option to "follow these recommended steps to resolve the issue", advising my to right click on My Computer, go to Properties, go to the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager before clicking on Network Adapters and proceeding with further steps... but whenever I click on Device Manager, I then get a new error message, saying "Microsoft Management Console has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.".

Yet despite these problems, I am able to access internet pages, log on to MSN, and my wireless manager tells me that I am successfully connected to my network! My laptop is still occasionally a bit slow, but not as slow as it was when initially the problem occurred.

My wireless is Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless and uses Netgear.

A:Missing Wireless Network Adapter... but I can still get online

Additional information: I also discovered that since yesterday even when teh laptop was inexplicably slow and after which the missing wireless network adapter message appeared, I also seem to have absolutely no sound on my laptop. I press the volume buttons up and down and nothing happens - I don't mean I get the box showing they are going up a notch or down a notch and not hearing anything... I don't even get the box showing that sound is going up or down when I press the buttons, and I have no sound at all.

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I have my network set up correctly but when I print from the networked laptop the printer only prints partial text -- almost every other line in a doc. Got a solution for me?

A:Missing text when printing via wireless network

The first thing that I would check is if using the correct drivers for the printer.

Have you tried a "print test page" option from the properties of this printer on the laptop?

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The wireless network properties box is missing. I have a Satellite pro 4600 with Linksys card for wireless and every thing worked once before. I replaced the hard drive with a new one and rebuilt the system. After installing the Cisco PEAP supplicant software to be able to logon at the college the box is now missing. I've tracked the problem to the PEAP software overwriting files on Win2000 sp4.
Or so the masters at M/S claim. Their advice was to reinstall Sp4. This didn't work. All of the information I have for configuring wireless cards for Win2000 show this box and it was there the firt time I set up the system. I have reformatted the hard drive twice then Installed Win2000 pro and the Sp3 and Sp4 using two different Install cds. I did not install the PEAP supplicant and still no box.

Thanks Rezehk

A:Win2000 pro wireless network properties box missing

Did you install ALL the motherboard drivers for the system?

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I recently installed a Belkin wireless adapter to couple desktops.

One desktop gave me know troubles the other I can use the Belkin wireless program to connect and it drops it and out every couple minutes, it is unusable.

Therefore, I was going to use the Windows wireless connection. But, if I go to the Control Panel, Network Connections, I do not see the Wireless Connection Icon??

I have rebooted a few times since the install of the Belkin software.
I do not get the typicial wireless antena icon in the taskbar.
I checked services and see that Windows Wireless Zero Config is running.

Thanks for any Help
Russ - [email protected]

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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?


A:Wireless Network Adaptor for Vista missing.

hi try the disk

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I have a HP mini when i go into network connections the wireless icon is gone... I'm not sure what happen... I have already looked in the device manager and nothing is highlighted or has a ? or X.

here is my ipconfig info:

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


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kupa
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet C
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-A9-05-A3-0B-4C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::1aa9:5ff:fea3:b4c%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 06, 2011 7:23:26 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 07, 2011 7:23:26 PM

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

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A:Wireless network connection icon missing

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I just spent the last several days trying to find the solution on this site to getting my wireless connection back. I could not find the solution, so I'm trying this post.

I re-installed Windows XP Home on my Dell Inspiron 700m because the system was getting way too slow to be useful. I did msconfig and turned off what i thought might be safe to turn off, but that only improved performance slightly.
Anyway, after re-installing windows, the system is spunky again, but the previously working wireless no longer seems to work. The Windows Help told me to go to Network Connections and "click the wireless network connection icon". Unfortunately, like the other folks, the icon on my system is missing.

As instructed to other folks, I went to Device Manager and I found that everything under Other Devices had a yellow question mark or exclamation point. I went to Properties on some of these devices and the message said "The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)". I then went to Dell Support to see if I can find the drivers for my wireless modem. I got some files but when i clicked on the Reinstall Driver button, it said it could not find the drivers.

I opened the command line and typed "ipconfig /all" but nothing came up. All it said was "Windows IP Configuration".

So now I'm lost. Not sure what to do next. Check the modems physical connection? Any assistance would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: Missing Wireless Network Connection Icon

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Hello, I have a Dell Studio 1537 running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit. I recently installed a fresh copy, and wireless was working fine before.
I am able to connect to Internet via ethernet cord but no luck connecting to my wireless. When I open the network & sharing center my laptop detects no devices whatsoever. When I run the diagnostic it says I need to ensure that I have the proper hardware and drivers installed. Of course I did not physically alter my laptop, so where is my wireless network adapter? I have installed all the latest Windows Vista updates, and have installed all necessary drivers from the dell website for my Studio 1537. In device manager my network controller is called Broadcom Gigabit Netlink Controller, and I have updated the driver for that as well. I have a yellow exclamation ! next to network controller. In properties it is completely unidentified regarding manufacturer, etc. I'm at a total loss on what to do next.

A:Issues With Connecting To Wireless, Missing Network Controller

Hello, and Welcome to BC
Right click the Network Controller with the yellow exclamation mark. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line.

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Hi! I am using HP ENVY 15-j002ex Notebook PC running windows 8 and suddenly my wireless connectivity is gone. The WiFi button does not switch on(stays red) in flight mode on and off. There is no wireless network adapter driver in the device manager. The troubleshooter says to connect an ethernet cable. I've tried many things and have tried to install drivers from the HP website but they don't install or are not being shown in the device manager. Any help will be appreciated.

A:HP Envy 15 Wireless Network adapter driver missing

Try a hard reset.Disconnect all external devices first.1-remove power cord and battery2-press power button for 30 seconds3-reinstall only power cord for first startup.4-power on

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I had to re-install windows after a crash.  When I upgraded to Windows 10, I lost the%Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter. I went back to windows 8 and it wasmissing there too?  Where can I get this driver wihout paying $100???

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I had to re-install windows after a crash.  When I upgraded to Windows 10, I lost the%Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter. I went back to windows 8 and it wasmissing there too?  Where can I get this driver wihout paying $100???

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A:Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter MISSING

The link I provided downloads the drivers from Acer's support site. Did it not work when you clicked on my link?

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I have a Sony Vaio VGNFW378D that runs with Windows Vista.
Ever since I got this computer (about 2 yrs ago), I have had problems with it suddenly disconnecting from the internet.
When this happens it could never detect any wireless networks and I would have to restart the computer to temporarily solve the problem. It usually happened after the computer was in hibernation.

Yesterday this happened again, only this time restarting the computer did not solve the problem. When I could not connect to a network I clicked on "Diagnose why Windows cannot find any additional networks" and it said "Install wireless networking hardware, and verify that the correct drivers are loaded".

I went onto the Sony website to download the Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN wireless LAN Driver and updates. The download was not successful and I received a message indicating that the latest updates of this driver were already installed in my computer.

I spoke with 3 different representatives at Sony and they were no help. They only directed me to links that had steps to finding out what my problem was, which I followed with no success. Most of the steps included enabling the adapter in the device manager, uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, etc...I could not do any of these things because the driver does not appear in the device manager at all.

I am hoping that there is someone that has heard of this happening before, so that I can get a solution to this problem. It is not co... Read more

A:Wireless Network Adapter Is Missing From Device Manager

The wireless adapter does not appear under Network Adapters in Device Manager and there are no warnings or errors anywhere in Device Manager, right?

Check in you BIOS (Setup) to see if it somehow got disabled there.

If you can access the adapter through a cover on the bottom of the laptop remove and carefully and firmly reinsert the card three or four times (this will usually wipe any possible corrosion off the contacts).

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