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Q: Losing internet connection and "No wireless networks found"

Every day both at home and at work my computer is connecting to internet upon booting up, but quickly, the signal symbol at the bottom right (near time and date) turns to a yellow warning sign. Once this happens, a red "x" will show and the message 'No wireless networks found' will come up. All of my mobile devices, and all other computers at work don't seem to be having this problem, which rules out any issues with the routers involved. Even when I lose connection on my laptop, all other devices remain connected. I've searched through the forums for a solution but I haven't come across one.

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Dear All,
I need your assistance.
I want to connect two computers B and C together so that computer C can access the internet.

Initially,there is a Computer A that is the Host and is connected directly to the internet.
Computer A and B have a LAN connection between them while Computer B and C have wireless connection between them and they can all see each other and share
Computer B can access the internet but it is a client(i.e it is already sharing internet connection from computer A).

The structure is shown below:
Computer C(Third party, IP=automatic)-------wireless------>Computer B(client, IP=automatic)-------LAN----->computer A(Host, IP=

Computer A had an IP address of and computer B and C have their IP address set to automatic.
If I attempt to use Internet connection sharing wizard on computer B so that computer C can share from it, the IP address of computer B will bet set to and this will conflict with that of computer A.
How then can I make computer C share internet connection from coomputer B?
Please help out.

A:Help with Internet connection on wireless networks

On computer B in Network Connections bridge the ethernet and wireless connections.

I can't post to a thread like this without mentioning the advantage of getting a router.

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Hey, I've been having this problem ever since coming back home from university. My laptop doesnt seem to be able to stay on the internet very well. I'll be randomly browsing, downloading, whatever, and then suddenly it'll stop. The wireless icon on the taskbar comes up with a "!" and says no internet access. The wireless connection is still full strength at this point, but no internet. What I don't understand is that the internet connection to the main computer (which is wired) works fine all the time; the internet connection works on the other wireless laptops in the house; and at uni I have no problems with the wireless internet. I don't know where the problem can be. Turning off the wireless card and turning it back on works for a few minutes or so, restarting the computer works for a bit longer. It usually works just long enough for me to get the false hope that it's fixed itself... Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 32 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 2010 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1), 5 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 238372 MB, Free - 169421 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .BCHR9H1.CN7016694U01VD. Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled I'm not particularly tech savvy, computers and... Read more

A:Losing internet connection to laptop but not wireless connection

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My problem is I have a gateway laptop running windows xp. It is connected to a ATT DSL modem (2wire). The thing is when I am on my wireless laptop the CPU goes to 100% and it keeps dropping my internet connection. If the laptop is wired with my ethernet cable this does not happen, it works fine. I don't think it is the DSL, because of this. Also, when it loses my connection its saying in the lower right corner my connection has been reset. The modem is resetting, just like turning the power off and on, but nobody is touching it. Some setting on my laptop is rebooting my modem. Can someone tell me how to fix this problem?

A:CPU at 100% losing internet connection while on wireless.

Just a suggestion, is the dialup modem trying to connect?

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I keep getting the following message every now and then when I am on the internet:

The server: www.google.co.uk at DSL router requires a username and password.

Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection)

Then it asks for a username and a password.
I run windows vista on internet explorer 7. I have a wireless router and the internet connection is sent up stairs one room. I've not had this problem so many times before and I cant seem to fix it.

It seems to happy every 10 minutes or so and won't let me back on the internet for about another 5 minutes until it clears itself.

Can anyone offer any advice?

I have done a search but not come across anything.

Thanks in advance

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Just installed a Netgear MR814 router in my desk top and a Netgear card in my laptop and both worked fine all the time I was connected but when tried again next day I couldn't connect at all in both computers. Rebooting or re-installing the router worked fine but happened again if disconnected for some time.

Any help please?.

I was reading previous threads but couldn't find any direct help there or they were too technical for me.


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Ok I've been having this problem for 3 months. When I turn on my notebook, it auto connects to my home wireless and the internet works great. Anywhere between 10 and 60 minutes later, webpages will not load. The pc is still connected to the network (strong signal) but not the internet. Disconnecting and reconnecting to the network solves the problem...for another 10-60 minutes. I know it's the computer because the same problem was happening when I was "borrowing" my neighbors wireless. I've looked through all the configuration on the pc and router, but can't find anything to explain this.
Don't know if it's relevant but the computer is also running slow lately.

A:Keep losing internet connection via wireless

You know that the PC is still connected to the network how? By pinging the router? By accessing the router's web style status/configuration pages? By pinging another LAN computer?

Does this happen with other computers on the wireless network?

Does this happen with this computer connect via ethernet to the router? Directly to the modem?

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

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

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

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

I tried a few things including:

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

2.running HostXpert

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

Here is my ipconfig report:

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

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

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I promised myself I'd find the solution to this.. and I think I did, but my laptop is not cooperating..So b4 I keep going , I thought I'd ask :D...

Although my laptop Dell Vostro running XP would connect with no problem to my belkyn wireless router with no problem. I couldn't find wireless routers in my selection when I would go to a friend's house for example..

I found the solution to that:Start -> run -> typed "services.msc" -> and made sure that wireless zero configuration was "start" / enable...
I close that window and go into run -> "ncpa.cpl" -> ok -> view available connetions then refresh. I go to network settings ( I am in the wireless network window at this point), click "change advanced setting" ->advanced --> windows network --> and I click "use windows to configure my wireless network settings"...

After that, I can connect to the internet, but it keeps disconnecting after just a few seconds...

Reading on a solution, it says download updated drives...but I went to dell an the latest drivers are from 2007 or 2008... So there are no drivers to update.. At one point a few months ago I know I caused this when I went in and deleted all my neighbors's network connections. I did something wrong, b/c not even my own belkyn would show up, even though I connected fine...

Any ideas? Should I just d/l the drivers?

Thank you

A:Internet connection keeps disconnecting / WAS can't view wireless networks..

Won't hurt to reinstall the drivers . . even if they are not real new.

After that, thenext time is does not work, Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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

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Hi, I was hoping someone could help. I recently purchased a new HP Pavilion Laptop, installed with Windows 10 and the Wifi internet is driving me crazy.  Normally it will connect fine, and work for a short while but then the "!" symbol will appear. It will say that the connection is secured, but there is no internet access. I know it's not a problem with my internet because all my other devices have no problem with the wifi. I've read a lot about people having troubles with Wifi and Windows 10 when they have upgraded but it's worth noting that this laptop came with Windows 10. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165) but that didn't help. I also attempted some of the other solutions such as this: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/My-laptop-connecting-to-the-network-bu... But again, to no avail. It will work for a while and then just keeps dropping out. Does anyone have any idea please on what might be causing this? Any advice would be much appreciated This has been an issue since the moment I got the laptop, it's not something that has only recently been an issue. Regards,Kevon

A:Wireless Connection - keep losing internet access: New HP Pa...

Hi there @kevonhayati,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! This is a great site to get answers and ask questions. I understand that you are having an issue with the Wi-Fi on your HP Pavilion Notebook PC.  I did some research and found a great document for your called Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet. This document will help you troubleshoot the Wi-Fi issue.  Please make sure that you check out the section that says "Other things to try" also. Once you expand the title Other things to try, you will see a section called Change your wireless environment. In this section of the document there is a chart that you may want to take a look at. It will tell you how the environment can greatly impact the effectiveness of your wireless network. It then gives you a chart that you can use to improve your wireless functionality. Have you tried to connect using Ethernet?Does that connect fine?Have you tried to Restore the BIOS? Have you tried to do a System Restore to a date when it was working properly? To use System Restore in Windows: Go to the SearchType Control PanelClick Control PanelClick SystemClick System ProtectionClick System Protection TabClick System RestoreClick NextChoose a Restore pointClick NextA box that says "Once started, System Restore cannot be interrupted. D... Read more

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it happens 1 time a day, many days. i reset it and it comes on again. i tried connecting the cable straight to my computer and it worked without the wireless router, so i believe it is the router. i had this problem before on this site:

i have files for the wireless router that are 8 years old.

the wireless router is a cisco linksys e1000.

i have windows 7 home premium, service pack 1.

A:my wireless router keeps losing my internet connection.

I think that the router could be about seven years old (and you indicate at least eight). It may be alerting you that it is nearing its end. Reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it. Be prepared to replace it soon.

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Hello, i'm having a strange problem with my internet connection. When i plug the cable onto my notebook, the internet connects normally for about a minute or two, then, i lose internet connection, while the network is still up. On windows' log, the only redundant log i found was error 1014, in ''System'' type, showing basically that no DNS server configured responded, but i switched the DNS about 4 times, tried to put both DNS and IP automatic, but the error still occurs, and if i deactivate the network, unplug and plug again the cable on the notebook, or switch the cable entrance on the router, the connection comes back for about a minute or two, and again, lose it.. But the odd fact, is that the wireless connection is completely normal, i'm using wireless for about 5 days without a single loss of connection.
I recently upgraded my windows 8 to windows 10, and i don't know if this is the cause of the issue, because the problem appeared about 1 week after the upgrade.
Sorry for my bad english

A:Wireless ok, but cable internet losing connection

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I have recently purchased a Samsung N220 notebook running Win 7 Starter which keeps losing its wireless internet connection. I can connect to my Belkin N router with no problem but after some use it will not connect to the internet but the router signal is still there with a yellow "!". I have an Acer 5536 laptop that works works perfectly with a wireless connection to the same router. Please help it is driving me mad!!

A:Solved: Losing wireless internet connection

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Hello, I have been having a problem with my wireless internet connection for the past 2 weeks. I just started randomly losing my wireless connection for no reason at all. I thought it was my modem which is the isp's, so I called them and they assured me that everything from their end looked good. I also was able to bypass the router and use internet with no problem. So then I assumed there was a problem with my router, so I exchanged it for a new router, that turned out to not be the problem. I can't figure out what my problem is. I ran Uniblue registry editor to fix and registry errors. In device manager it says my network adapter is working properly. I was able to get onto the internet today wireless and I thought I had fixed the problem, but lo and behold when I woke up I no longer could get on wireless internet through my network. I did do an ipconfig/all while it was working. So here are the logs, first when I had it working this afternoon, and second tonight when I can't connect to the internet. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
When working this afternoon:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

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

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A:Losing wireless internet connection randomly, yet still connected to network.

When it stops working, please do this.
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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My laptop was running fine until I downloaded & installed Windows 10 Pro. Shortly after that, I lost all Internet connections (LAN & wireless). I was finally able to get the LAN working but I still haven't been unable to restart wireless. Everything says it's working properly. I tried searching for updated drivers but no luck there. I read somewhere that the VPN that got carried over with the upgrade, is possibly the problem but know nothing about fixing it. Any help with resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.

A:Wireless internet connection not found

Hello Sir_bob-69, Welcome to FORUM !! I feel its the drivers issue. We may try to reinstall the correct drivers for the W/LAN Please provide the Hardware ID of the same . Will try to find  the best drivers. http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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My internet/network connection works great 50% of the time the other I get message about no network adapter installed. Then a few days later upon starting up it will spontaneously start again and work brilliantly!

Under Newtork Adapter in Device Manager when working it shows
1. Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabeat Ethernet as being disabled code 22.
2. Intel (R) wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN this device working properly.
when NOT working the Broadcom Ethernet is there but not the intel wireless. but under other devices there will be a network controller but with no drivers found.

Both internet and networked computers show up find when using ethernet cable all the time.

I hope this explains my off and on again problem sufficently. Any suggestions?
OS vista home premium. Acer Aspire 5720G 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN. These means nothing to me but I have included because they may help someone else to know what I am using.

A:wireless internet connection not always found

I'm thinking that you either have a driver issue, or more likely in this scenario, flaky wireless hardware. First step would be to open the access door on the bottom of the laptop and reseat the wireless card in the mini-PCI socket.

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Hi I just got a second hand laptop and I was trying to set up wireless internet, but I go into connections and there is no wireless connectins there.
The laptop is meant to have a wireless internet card thing but how do I know if it actually does have one?
And could the wireless connection thing have been deleted by mistake?


A:Wireless Internet Connection not found

The exact make and model of the laptop would be real useful here.

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

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


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I am not able to connect to my wireless network. This is my Compaq laptop, with Windows XP Pro, and Intel PRO wireless 2200BG.

I am sure nothing is wrong with the wireless router or the connection. I am able to connect to it (and couple of other unsecured networks) from my work laptop. I have downloaded and installed the latest driver from Intel. In the device network connection properties it does say 'This device is working properly'.

I loaded the registry file (/config/software) from my old/crashed hard drive. (as I was having problem with windows activation). I don't know if that messed something up.

Any suggestion on how this can be fixed.


A:No wireless networks found

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I was able to access my network until I tried to run a Linksys CD that came with a USB wireless adapter. When i ran the CD it popped up and closed before i could see what it said but now i cant get on my network and get the "No Wireless networks were found in range".

Netstumbler says i have no wireless adapter found but the device manager says this device is working properly.

My wireless adapter is an MSI mp54g2 built into a Averatec 6200 laptop. I have no WEP, firewalls or ad hock settings going on. All of the support ive found says that i should just be able to click on my network but it isnt showing up.

Thanks for any help

A:No Wireless Networks Found

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My wireless used to work on my HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop with windows xp. Everything seems to be working but when I try to locate my wireless network in the same room none are found. I brought it to other locations with wifi and it has the same problem (no networks found).
This is done when I click on the small wireless icon on the lower right side of my screen.
Now here's what I find strange.
When I click on the Internet Explorer and "diagnose connection problems" the network diagnostics for windows xp comes up, I select wireless connection and every wireless connection in the area is displayed. I highlight my network (that has a full signal) and click "next" and I get the message:
This computer is set up to use 802.1x authentication and directs me to open up "network connections" and select the network i want to make any changes to but I'm back to the "NO networks found".
I bought a new laptop and had no problem attaching to my network all I have to do is select my network and enter my password. I also have an iphone and ipad and 2 "smart" tv's and I'm able to attach to the wireless network without any issues.
I bought a usb wireless adapter and installed it in my laptop and it detects the usb adapter but again won't detect any networks!
I brought the computer to the geek squad at a local Best Buy and they where baffled too.
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A:No wireless networks found?

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Hi my HP notebook model no15-ac042TU is not detecting any wireless networks. I tried to download the drivers but when I was trying to reinstall them it is giving error and is not getting installed. Can you please help me?

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i have a fujitsu amilo 1718 laptop which will no longer connect to the router using wireless. two other pc's in the house can still access the internet wirelessly. the laptop itself can connect with an ethernet cable but when wireless it cannot find any networks. ~The first time it failed there were orange triangles next to the drivers for the network drivers in device manager. when i connected up via cable it automatically found new drivers but still no wireless networks can be found. i have tried uninstalling the network adaptor and reinstalling. i have reinstalled the drivers. the advanced tab for the network adaptor says it is working fine - the drivers are the most uptodate available. anyone got any ideas? thanks

A:wireless networks not found

Ugh, quite possibly you cards bunk... The card picks up no networks at all?

You should have some launch keys... Ones for the wlan... Try using that. Its odd the system recognizes the card, but can't use it.

Mite have to get a usb adapter, sucks but it works.

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Hi... PLease help

I have been looking through all kinds of reasons why this may be and I am at a loss now!

I have been using wireless network with Sky and Vista OS with no problems at all until today when my laptop will not find ANY Networks. I know it's not my Modem as I'm using it now on my other laptop. There are other networks in my range now, but my other comp won't find them either.

My drivers in device manager are:
REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless 802.1b/g 54Mbs USB 2.0 Network adapter
Nvidia nForce Networking controller (although I don't think this one matters for this problem!)

Should I have any others within there?

I cannot think of anything else to try.

The only thing that I have recently changed was I installed itunes yesterday...

Any help please guys... Really need it up and running again ASAP!

A:No wireless Networks Found.

Does the adapter work, or at least detect networks, on another computer?

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XP shows wireless networks detected but when I click on view wireless networks none are found. It occasionally will log onto an open network but I have no idea when and why. Issue began after I got a virus and ran malware bytes and SUPERAntiSpyware on machine. I have checked the wireless zero configuration in services and it says it is running. I even restarted it an rebooted. Nothing works. I've even uninstalled the wireless network driver and allowed it to reinstall on startup multiple times. PLEASE HELP

I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 Build 2600 on a HP Mini 1151nr with a Broadcom wireless card.

A:Wireless Networks not found

Open IE, click tools/Internet Options/Connections/Lan Setting and make sure all the check boxes are cleared. Open a command prompt, type the following without the quotes and paste the results back here, "ipconfig /all".

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i have an acer laptop that is about 2yrs old that i use every now and then to go on the internet. Just recently i have been connecting to the internet wirelessly through the router connected to the main computer in the house but it only stays connected for approx. 30mins and will then disconnected and will not allow me to reconnect or even find any wireless networks. i know its not the router itself because my iphone can still find wireless networks and connect to them!

i mainly want to know if i can fix it or if i can't, how much will it cost to fix.

can someone please help!!!

A:no wireless networks found

Could be interferance from another device, wireless card going bad,

What model of Acer? What OS?
What wireless card?

Start, Control Panel, Device Manager, click + by Network Adapters to expand the list so you can post here.
Any yellow or red circles showing?

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trying to connect to my friends unsecured wireless network with a linksys wireless g usb adapter wusb54gc. he gave
me permission and said it was fine. im using a hp pavilion ze 4600 laptop, with windows xp.

the linksys monitor saids "youre connected to the access point but cant connect to the internet."

this is some of my ipconfig /all info

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 9

Connection -specific DNS suffix Belkin
Description Compact Wireless g USB adapter
Physical address 00-21-29-6d-52-90
dhcp enabled yes
autoconfiguration enabled yes
ip address
subnet mask
default gateway
dhcp server
dns servers
and this is whats displayed on my linksys monitor as
the info to the link in question just in case its helpful

Status Connected ip address
ssid wifi gerardo network subnet ma255.255.255.0

wireless mode infrastructure default gateway192.168.21
transfer rate 36.0 mbps dns
channel 1(2.412 ghz) dhcp client enabled
security disabled mac address 0-1c-df-c5-09-98

authentication open system

i have already tried the ipconfig release then the renew to no sucess. i uninstalled the software to the adapter and
re installed it. i tried with all firewalls anti virus completely
off. the owner of the network is just a casual friend
who i dont want to bother and ask if i can fiddle with his
network settings.

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A:unable to connect to friends unsecured wireless connection internet cannot be found

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I wish someone could help me. I was restarting my laptop when suddenly my antivirus also automatically updated itself and I had to reboot. Afterwards, the " reboot now" box for my antivirus keep popping still right after I rebooted it 6 times but it still show the red box "reboot now" and 1box more stating that 127001 application is broken and have to restart. I did it so but it doesn't want to be clicked. Anyway I disabled my antivirus and planned to continue using my internet, the problem now my laptop can not find any network not even the wireless network connection I had. And on my netwrok setting is totally blank. There is no network to be found. I went to run and type ping.exe it didn't show anything. Also with Can someone please help me how to configure this problem? A step by step solution will be very much highly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.

A:Solved: Vista can not find any wireless internet connection no ping found

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I am trying really hard to help my mother with her laptop issues, but I still can't seem to figure it out:S

Her laptop does have a wireless network adapter and it has worked many times before, but she usually just uses wired connection. She hasn't used the wireless capabilities in quite some time. I just bought a new wireless router so we could connect wirelessly intead. My computer connects perfectly, but her computer won't show the network. But i know this isnt the router's problem because when she searches for networks, NONE are shown.. and we are in an apartment building.. there are hundreds of those networks around here, and i see them on my list of shown networks.

Can anyone please help as to why, even after updating the adapter, and all this other basic stuff, that her wireless adapter isnt showing anything at all? i'd really appreciate the help. Thank you for reading

A:No wireless networks found in range??

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Have a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 on that's been running fine. Installed a few weeks ago the latest Firmware Pack, February 2016 and no problems after that. Recently the updates released in February have been installed.
Last week it suddenly didn't show any wireless networks anymore, and noticed that  all Bluetooth items were hidden and greyed out in Device Manager so seems to have something to do with it. There's also no option in any menus to enable or disable Bluetooth
event if it's enabled in Bios.
Have tried removing the Wifi adapter from Device Manager and remove drivers and reinstall but with no luck. Any ideas where to continue?

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Just purchased a Belkin wireless G+ Mimo USB adapter to use on my rather old Dell Laptop running Windows 2000.
I've installed all the software but the adapter cannot find any networks even when i'm sitting next to my Netgear Router.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Belkin Wireless - no networks found

Are you sure the drivers are compatible with 2K?

Let's see this:

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

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

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


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

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

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New NEC iSelect M5210 laptop from Ebuyer. XP-Home built-in Atheros AR5005G wireless, connecting to Netgear DG834G Wireless ADSL router. When first set it up, laptop could not find my wireless router. Connected to router via Ethernert completed setup then noticed Wireless network had been found. After 3 weeks of no trouble, switched on today & L/T cannot find Wireless Network. Router is OK as my other wireless attached PC works fine. The built in wireless connection says it is OK, have disable/enabled, basically when I try & refresh netwoirk list it finds nothing. Any ideas?? Could it be a failed network connector in the PC (even though XP says the device has no problems) AVG A/V, standard XP Home Firewall, latest updates. Tried Restore back several days, still will not find Wireless Neyworks. Was working fine!

A:No wireless networks were found within range

Yes it could be a failed network adapter.

XP is very very poor at detecting when a network adapter has gone bad, infact I've had at least 3 network cards die on me over the years, and EVERY time XP said it was fine.

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Hi All, i cant see any available wireless networks even they are available and always i see red x mark on wirelss icon beside the clock. laptop : HP ProBook 4540sOS : windows 7 UltimateWiFi Adapter : Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter i installed the latest update by connecting laptop to eithernet cable and searching throw devise manager, alwas it says :"the best driver software for your device is up to date" please any idea to help. thanks in advance.

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A:No wireless networks found even they are available and wifi ...

Many thanks for your fast answer, actually this problem solved by changing the country/region of wifi adapter from device manager i tried more than region till i got access to available networks.thanks again

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hi i have a problem with my Toshiba Qosimio F20 running on Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
I install Kaspersky Pure 2.0 and reboot the PC and the wireless internet stops working, (although i never had such a problem with this PC)
i try to search for wireless networks but non are found in range although if i search using Config Free Program (came with the PC from Toshiba) it finds the networks
What could the problem be ???

A:Solved: No Wireless Networks Were Found

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Hi All, i cant see any available wireless networks even they are available and always i see red x mark on wirelss icon beside the clock. laptop : HP ProBook 4540sOS : windows 7 UltimateWiFi Adapter : Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter i installed the latest update by connecting laptop to eithernet cable and searching throw devise manager, alwas it says :"the best driver software for your device is up to date" please any idea to help. thanks in advance.

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A:No wireless networks found even they are available and wifi ...

Many thanks for your fast answer, actually this problem solved by changing the country/region of wifi adapter from device manager i tried more than region till i got access to available networks.thanks again

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

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hello... i need some help.. i did something to my daughter laptop acer aspire one (the small ones) .. we can't get internet... "no wireless networks were found in range"... the list dissapear... needdddd helppp.. plssss

A:acer aspire one no wireless networks were found...


Originally Posted by margamex

hello... i need some help.. i did something to my daughter laptop acer aspire one (the small ones) .. we can't get internet and get the message: "no wireless networks were found in range" The list of available networks disappeared. I need help please.

What "something" did you do ?

Have you turned on the wireless button ? Is there a light on indicating the wireless is turned on (the radio icon) ?

How many networks do you usually see available ? Is it possible that there really aren't any networks broadcasting in your area ? Do you see networks available from another computer ?

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Hi :)

I'm on a HP Compaq 6715s running Windows XP Pro, SP3. I've been using this laptop since September- it was in its 'original' state as it was bought in 07, but never used. Everything was fine with it until yesterday, when -after a restart- I couldn't connect to the my network anymore. At first the system forgot it even had a wireless function, but that was fairly easily resolved. Now the problem is that when I boot it up, I get a popup saying that there are wireless networks detected, but when I click on it, it searches for a bit and says that there are no networks in range.

These are things I know for a fact:

-My wireless adapter is ON (100%, yes, I've checked).
-My router is working fine. My phone can connect, so can another laptop in the house.
-Even if my router wasn't (which it is), there are at least 10 other networks around here.
-I can connect via LAN.

Things I've tried already (that I can remember):

-Windows Zero Configuration (I think that's what it's called), turned on
-Tried uninstalling/letting it reinstall on reboot; no effect
-Turning on any relevant services (services.msc), but I'm no expert on this
-Turning it off and on again (woo...)
-Yelling at it in frustration

Some readouts:

Device Manager>Network Adapters>Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Driver Date: 12/10/2006 (as in 12th Nov), Driver Version:

Cmd>ipconfig /all: (the bit that's about wireless)

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A:[SOLVED] No wireless networks were found in range.

Also just to add, I can't do a system restore as I had it turned off (accidentally), it's on now, but as I noticed after the problem occurred, no point using it.

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I have an old Sony Vaio laptop, it does not have internal wireless card so I use a PCMCIA wireless card in it. I just installed windows XP Pro with SP2. The laptop came with XP Home before sp1.

Anyway? I can?t see any wireless networks and I have 3 of them in my room.

I have put in another hard drive into the unit and restored the computer to factory settings and the PCMCIA wireless card works fine. (This laptop is too old to have built in wireless so no on/off switch here)
I have installed all the drivers for the laptop and there are no issues in device manager.
I know my network adapter is Enabled so no issues there.
I have tried restarting zero wireless config service. No luck there.
I?ve reinstalled the wireless driver. No luck

I?m wondering I have the wireless working on one hard drive and not working on another. I?ve upgraded them both to SP2, the only difference is one is home and one is pro, and the home is factory settings. However I?ve uninstalled all programs on the factory drive hoping there was extra software that would cause it to stop working and I could just reinstall that.

The wireless appears to be working but I cannot view any. It says there are no wireless networks available.

Is there anything I can copy from the factory drive?
Any other ideas of what could be wrong here?

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

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

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I have XP Pro on an IBM T42 laptop. Had significant trouble with trojans/malware recently, but believe I have cleaned and recovered.

Currently my wireless network at home is functioning OK. But when I go to "View Wireless Networks" it says that there are "No wireless networks in range." Also when I go to Advanced Settings, there is no data listed under "Preferred Networks."

I have two concerns. First I am wondering if there is still some residual effect from the malware that I should be concerned about. Second, when I travel I cannot search for available wireless networks because the utility always reports that none are available, even though some networks certainly are.

Thanks very much for any advice and help.

A:Solved: XP wireless network - no networks found message

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Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

System Error!
Your system is infected with dangerous virus!
Note: Strongly Recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!Click to expand...

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to Toshiba.com to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?


A:No wireless networks were found in range, Virus Related

pawn3d said:

Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to Toshiba.com to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?

Thanks!​Click to expand...

First off, the pop-up is probably spyware advertising it self. If you get the pop up, then the Satellite is
a. either already connected or
b. has connected in the past.

Since you are able to post, why not use the machine you are posting from to download HijackThis, AVG, Adaware and Spybot. Then burn a CD with the files on it.

ALSO, check and make sure the wireless lan switch on the Satellite, either on the front, or the side is turned ON. The default is for them to be OFF.


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Hello, my computer has been acting strangely lately - first I had 2 trojans that I removed using Avast, but now I keep losing my broadband Internet connection, don't know if these are related.

Today my computer crashed blue screen straight to a reboot and another blue screen turned into a reboot, then I got the Task Manager open and did a shutdown.

So I'm not sure if I'm still infected. Help?

Many Thanks!


Here is my Log

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by lisa at 17:55:50.63 on Sat 07/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.880 [GMT -5:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081116-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *enabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081116-1] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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A:Losing Broadband connection, trojans found previously

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I am getting the above message when trying to install a new wireless router. I can not seem to find where to point the desktop to. Any suggestions?

A:No wireless networks found in range. Make sure the switch on you computer is on

What? When I see that message I think of a laptop with the integrated wireless adapter switched off. If that's your situation, switch the wireless on.

What is the brand and model of the computer and the wireless adapter?

By the way, what does this have to do with "installing" a router?

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hello ! i have a dell computer and im using at&t wireless connection. And my company says i had h drive and p drive but when i go to p drive it says not connected and error. can u help me for this now? i really need it so i can pass this documents to p drive.

A:Two networks using at&t wireless connection

Are you trying to access the "P" drive from home or from work?

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Hello! I have a 64bit Windows 7 Professional on a wireless network which worked fine until the other day. Now I show that I am connected to my home network (with a house icon) without problems, AND it shows that I am NOT connected to an unidentified network (with a park bench icon). Does anyone know why this is happening and if it might have negative effects on my network or it's speed? I'm not an IT guy and these things give me a headache. Thanks!

A:wireless connection to two networks?

I'll be more thn happy to help.

That Park Bench Icon means that you have a Public profile... that is going to block your intranet connection to each computer.

Could you please tell us the Make/Model of your Router, Computers

The OS of each computer and your Firewall or better known as Internet Security Software.

ou need to change the Public to a Home Network.

1) Open up your Network and Sharing Center

2) Under View your Active Networks; you should see the Park Bench

3) Click the link that saids Public

4) It will bring up a dialog box; select Home

5) Thats it for that.

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Ok, my problem started about 2 months ago, i'd try connecting to a game that required internet, and my connection would almost always be lost. A month ago, i couldn't connect to most of my games but Warcraft3 and Counter-Strike 1.6. Just about a week ago, i start losing my connection to both games. 3 days ago, my biggest problem arrived, my computer wasn't able to pick up any wireless networks to connect to. So, I haven't had a connection since then.
If you need any other information to help me with this problem, ask,

A:Started losing wireless connection, then no connection at all.

we need to knwo if its lap/desktop, what model/make the wifi card is and what access point/router etc your using..

but some ideas in the meantime
1. get a friend;s laptop with wifi and see if it will connect to the router
2. install your wifi card in question on a different machine, security settings and all
3. if you cant still pick up anything with the pc goto teh nearest place that you knwo will have a wifi hotspot active (if its not a desktop )
4. cable to your router/access point directly and with teh help of another pc/laptop with wifi see if it picks any signal up.
5. observe any changes that happend to before and during your problem period ie: new furnature, weather conditions, tv, radio, electrical stuff etc... move the access point around a bit see if it helps out
6. using cable directly to your internet connection and verify all is ok...

those steps should tell you whats at fault, or at least give us a sign

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