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thinkpad T470S cannot detect my wireless ac 8265 wifi card

Q: thinkpad T470S cannot detect my wireless ac 8265 wifi card

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

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Preferred Solution: thinkpad T470S cannot detect my wireless ac 8265 wifi card

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

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

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


Hello!I would like to ask if is there any solution to stream audio from my android phone (LG G4c) to my t470s via bluetooth?I can pair the devices but there are no options for audio connecting, only sending files. Serial Number: PC0NZPD7Machine Type Model: 20HGS09M00 Is there a solution to stream audio from my phone to my ThinkPad, and maybe recieve calls aswell? (My old notebook was able to do theese things in Windows 7, now I use Windows 10 Enterprise) Thank you!Ben

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Wifi disabled and can't open to search on ThinkPad T470s after pulgging in ThinkPad Ultra Dock ThinkPad T470s 20HG

ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 90W USAfter unplugging from ultra dock, wifi will be connected... Does this dock support wifi?

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My building has a free wifi service. There are routers on each floor. My computer has built in wireless lan. It will recognize signals from those who have installed ATT's 2wire system, but not a single signal from and othe routers in the building. I am now using a usb wifi adapter which has detected all the signals. I have reinstalled the drivers and tried to connect the wireless lan but it has been unsuccessful. The windows connection software will not work. It seems strange to be able to detect the ATT connections but not any of the buildings signals.

A:wireless lan card will not detect wifi signal

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I would like to upgrade the speed of my wireless network card on my Inspiron 15 7537.  Intel says wireless-ac 8265 has the same M.2 form factor.  Can I upgrade the N 7260 with this card as a simple plug and play replacement?

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After update Window10   Driver non work:  Error display : "Windows non ha ancora completato la configurazione della classe per questo dispositivo. (Codice 56)" Data Driver 01/04/2018Versione Driver Windows Pro 10 64bit On Lenovo Vantage system result update, throgh Windows Update non update pending 

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Hello I have an issue with the wifi adapter, if I press Fn+F8, plane mode turns on.If I try to turn it on manually, nothing happens.I ran the Network adapter troubleshooter for wi-fi, apparently it's off. Current Windows 10 version 1803.  Any similar situations, couldn't find anything for this laptop. Any ideas?

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I want to install the  ThinkPad EM7455 Wireless Cellular Modem  in T470s . Does the Modem come with Antenna cables. If not, which ones do I need and where can I buy then from in the UK. I have tried searching them on the internet but have not been succesful
Any help will be appreciated
Thank you 
Moderator edit: Added model to subject

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Yesterday I received my 720s i7-8550u MX150 laptop and on first impressions I am impressed with the laptop (Although I have only used for a couple hours). However the wifi performance of the QCA9377 wifi card is very poor and I would like to swap out for an Intel 8265. I have however read about whitelisting - The fact that Lenovo lock down the bios so the machine only boots with certain hardware installed.  Coming from using Dell laptops this seems madness to me! I can get a 'Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, 2230, 2x2 AC + BT, Vpro' wifi card from Amazon UK for £17.95 delivered but I wanted to check: 1) That I will be ok to swap the cards over and have the warranty maintained.  I'll keep the old card so I can replace if I need to send back for warranty reasons.2) That if I swap the wifi card over it will work ok with my laptop My part number is 81BD0044UK and I have looked at the manual at https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad720s-14ikb_hmm_201705.pdf which lists the following card in the parts list: Wirelesslan_WIFI, Intel 8265 2x2AC+BT PCIE M.2 WLAN NV, WIFI 2X2 AC+BT4.1 SW10K97453 Can anyone please help confirm that I am ok to swap the card over please? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Matt

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Hi, I heard about that Lenovo still having this wierd whitelists in the BIOS.Can anyone tell me if this card is on the whitelist and will work in my Laptop? regardsMoD1977

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When my Carbon 5th is connected to 5 GHz Wifi it randomly resets (drops) after several hours (connection is being lost, Windows reports "Cannot connect to the network"). Sometimes it is possible to connect again manually, sometimes only reboot makes it work again. Connection to 2.4 GHz Wifi always works totally fine. I've seen several similar topics on Intel forums with the same issue, looks like it touches several Intel WiFi adapters. No solution have been found except using only old 2.4 GHz protocols or external WiFi adaptors. I tried different drivers and many parameter sets on my router - nothing solves this issue. It is very sad to have only 20mbps with 2.4 GHz while new standards offer more than 100mbps. Did you face this issue? Any ideas to solve it out?  

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Hello, i have issue on one laptop ThinkPad T470s (type 20JS, 20JT). When i install LTE modem and Sierra network drivers (7.50.4783.0101, and try other-older versions), notebook detect modem and SIM card (i tested with 3 different SIMcards), but not showing network.BIOS 1.20, Windows 7 x64, T470s (type 20JS, 20JT). Any suggestions?

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Hello. I bought the smart card reader 04X5393 with cable 00JT989  and put it in my new T470s (20HG), now I see SCR in BIOS and it?s Enabled, but in Device Manager there is nothing.Is there anyone who could help me?

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Hello. I bought the smart card reader 04X5393 with cable 00JT989  and put it in my new T470s (20HG), now I see SCR in BIOS and it?s Enabled, but in Device Manager there is nothing.Is there anyone who could help me?

A:Thinkpad T470s and smart card reader


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Hi,Just bought a second one, which appeared to be more stable than the first one (much trouble with wifi, ethernet connections & bunch of other annoyances). The wifi connection could be erratic at times, but bearable.I wonder if the Qualcomm Aetheros could be replaced with Intel AC 8265 Wireless card or something better ? I thought of having seen it somewhere but now I could not find the info on this subject.Could anybody point me to the right direction ?Thanks 

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Howdy folks, We have a new rollout of laptops with Win10 that we want the machines to grab the network as soon as they come up so our co-workers can log right in. We have a CA that our ISE service checks before sending to DHCP for addressing and AP allocation. We are seeing intermittent and inconsisent successful connections, every machine in our test group has failed auto connect at least once. Things we have tried:Making sure power settings are set to best performanceTurning off Fast BootDisabling HibernateLatest Intel WiFi driversLatest Lenovo power managementWin 10 build 1709 We have also done some network traces to watch the traffic and see if there was anything glaring that would tell us why the connection would not initiate. We are kind of at our wit's end and could use a few extra eyes/minds on this. Let us know if we can provide anything else and we will see what we can do!  :-) Thanks in advance for any help. -brad and the team

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When I undock the laptop by pulling the USB-C cable out (either sleeping beforehand or not sleeping first) then I am getting an intermittent issue where the wifi claims to be disabled. The only way to resolve this is a hard reboot.
Toggling airplane mode doesn't help. Disabling and reenabling the wifi network connection doesn't help. Toggling airplane mode from Fn-PrtScr doesn't help.
It is acting as though the hardware radio is turned off (like when laptops used to come with a hardware radio switch), but with no method to turn it on again.
Looking in the system event log I can see entries from source Netwtw04, Event ID 7012 stating "radio OFF"
Drivers and bios are all up to date.

Any ideas?

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I have thinkpad t450s and it has sim slot but when i inser the sim it does not detect or recognize nothing is shown,this is the mechinetype 20B  and product is 20BW000DMN, is there anyone who has an idea about this problem. ThanksMo

A:thinkpad t450s sim card does not detect

Good day and welcome to the community.
Looking at: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T45...
specifically, the Machine Info section:
Processor: Intel Core i7-5600U Processor(i7-5600U) | Memory: 4GB DDR3L 1600 | Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 64 (EN: English, FI: Finnish, SV: Swedish, DK: Danish, NO: Norwegian) | Hard Drive: 256GBOPAL2.0 | Wireless Network: Bluetooth Version 4.0; Intel Wireless 7265AC(2x2)+BT4.0 M.2 Combo | Ports: 1 integrated VGA port; Ethernet; Microphone/Headphone Jacks; Display Port with Audio, MiniDP; 3 USB 3.0 | Camera: 720p HD Camera | Monitor: 14.0 FHD | Included Warranty: 3Yr Onsite Intl
I don't see that there is a WWAN card listed as part of the defined configuration. Did you add a card after purchasing?

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Hello,I own a Thinkpad P50 and I found it has a SIM slot under the battery, when i put my SIM card inside it will not detect any connection eccept for WiFi connections. I read online that it had to be enabled in the BIOS and i checked, it was already enabled.Also I downloaded the WWAN Sierra Wireless Driver from the lenovo website and installed it, and nothing!I then checked in device manager to see if the driver was there, and all I saw was the Sierra Driver under "Sensors" (no idea why it wouldn't be under the "Network" tab but ok...) I saw in a different form that this issue could be fixed by downloading a Sierra OCT tool but I got an error message saying that the modem couldn't be detected.also I checked windows System Information and when i clicked on modem there were no informations for the modem.I'm completely lost, I don't know what else to try....can anybody help?

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Hello Guys. I'm running on ThinkPad T450s. I've tried to install a SIM card in its tray with no detection at all. After going through google, Wireless WAN, Ericsson® N5321 and Wireless WAN, Sierra Wireless EM7345  came into my attention. I went to my Device Manager where I found non of the adapters installed. Is it possible for them to be installed without being displayed on Device Manager? I've seen some suggestion to replace the current Wi-Fi adapter with Sierra Wireless EM7345. My concern is if I'll be in position to access Wi-Fi after its adapter being replaced with this Wireless WWAN adapter. Are these Wireless WWAN adapters provide access to Wi-Fi? Most of the Wireless WWAN adapters I've gone through eBay works with X230s X240 W540 T440P T440S W540; will these works well with this T450s of mine? Thanks in advance. Regards, Cathbert. 


HiMost likely the wwan card isn't installed in the laptop. Provide, please, its MTM code (it starts with 20BW or 20BX) to check out the factory configuration. If there are CTO symbols, send me laptop serial number via the forum private messages service.Only Lenovo approved wwan cards for T450s will work in the laptop, with appropriate service p/n (FRU).The wwan card will not work in the wlan slot, it even can't be fitted there. Of course, modern built-in wwan cards don't support wifi capabilities.

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My organization utilizes quite a few Thinkpad Yoga S1s (20C0 and 20DK), all of them seem to have issues with the wireless adapters, they will intermittently stop detecting any wireless networks. We have noticed that this seems to happen most often when moving the laptop either between APs or to different wifi networks, and to get it to work again we either have to disable then re-enable the wireless AC adapter's driver or reboot, sometimes needing to do both. We have tried more recent drivers and it doesn't seem to have much effect, has anyone else seen this issue and do you have a resolution? Thanks

A:Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont detect wireless networks

You don't mention operating system?  It is hard to diagnose without seeing it, but try this:
Under device manager/network adapters, right-click the wireless card and select properties.  On the power management tab, uncheck the option that allows the computer to turn the device off to save power.

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I upgraded my XPS 15 9560 Killer WiFi with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265.
WiFi works flawlessly.
Bluetooth devices installed correctly ("This device is working properly") and visible: Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R), Microsoft Bluetooth Enumerator and Microsoft Bluetooth LE Enumerator.
But Bluetooth can't find any devices.
I have tried Intel driver from Dell downloads and official Intel driver 20.0.0_64.
In Windows 10 x64 Bluetooth settings it just gets stuck saying "Your PC is searching for and can be discovered by Bluetooth devices" and never actually finds anything.
Any ideas?

A:Dell XPS 15 9560 + Intel AC 8265 WiFi

You must actually connect (pair) bluetooth devices like bt headphones or other peripherals to get it to work. What BT devices do you have? The enumerators are not devices. See --

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Time of purchase the lenovo product page ofthis M910q tiny desktop the customizing screens were so ambiguous and when I received the product in hand then realized there is no wifi and bluetooth whatsoever.   However I was able to make it out from external discussion groups about its optional, then went back to product page learnt there is a cost of $35 for Intel Wireless-AC 8265...  so in the hopes of doing it myself I've purchased Intel Wifi Wireless-AC 8265 8265.NGWMG separately and tried to install it but when I opened the box apparently there is no slot at all.  Please advise how can I make this installed?  The online customer support just allows to open the ticket, smart backoffice support folks cancels the tickets without any resolutions and if I tried to reach via phone lines goes in circles... Atlanta Georgia hardware repair center's phone rings, rings and then abruptly hangs up, 

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I'm trying to install a 2wire card on a vaio
sony PCG-FX370 laptop computer .
I load the software from the provided cd but when i install the card and reboot the computer wont detect the card and bring up the plug and play new hardware wizzard to install the drivers. I tried the card in another computer and it detects and works fine.
Please help me.
Thank You!

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I am having an issue connecting to any wireless network. Problem's existed for 2 days for unknown reason. I have uninstalled and installed and then updated drivers. I also disabled and enabled the respective services from "services.msc" but no go.

I typed "cmd ipconfig /all" and that's what I received.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Thamer>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter Broadband M3ak:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband M3ak
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8057 PC... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi zapp22,

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

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

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

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

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

A:USB detection error and computer cannot detect my wifi card

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

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

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

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

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I have just bought a Yoga 730-13IKB Laptop - Type 81CTIt comes with the Intel(r) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 wifi adapter. I do not manage to get it keeping connected to wifi. It disconnects constantly. I have my old notebook connected to the same access point without any problemI have updated Windows 10 to the newest version, and also the driver (from Intel, version, date: 11/3/2019) from Lenovo support center.Please help me solve the problem!  

A:YOGA 730 with intel 8265 wifi adapter constatly disconnects!

Now be careful but you may want to try opening it up to see if the thing sits right in there. I looked into the 730 quite extensively online before my purchase and saw it mentioned somewhere that a lot of wifi problems may be due to shoddy installation. Mine has an Intel 9260 160MHz adapter and no drops so far.EDIT: BEFORE you do that check your battery settings. Right click on battery> power options>change plan settings>change advanced power settings>wireless adapter settings>power saving mode and fiddle with these settings. Could be Windows' power saving is disabling your wifi though I kind of doubt it. Mine is on maximum power saving and no drops yet.Could you tell if it shows the wifi signal dropping in the bottom right corner or can you tell it's dropping when you're downloading sth or gaming?

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Hello all. I came across this website and forum through searching for this problem. I've come across similar problems but they all either end with the person taking their computer to a shop or it goes unsolved.

Here is the issue:
My computer (Dell Vostro 1500 with Windows XP) will not detect the wireless network we have here at home. The wireless card is an Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG. The laptop has a light that shows if WiFi is on or not. Whenever I turn on the laptop, the light is usually on but not detecting any wireless network (either ours or someone else's).

-This started happening about three weeks ago. There was no damage to the computer. I reformatted the laptop and reinstalled all the drivers but the problem persisted.
-Turns out one of our cats had thrown up on the router we had at the time so I figured that was the problem and waited until we got another one.
-The new one came yesterday and everything was working fine. A couple hours later the problem resurfaced.

I rolled back the driver thinking maybe that was the issue but apparently it wasn't. I tried uninstalling the wireless card and reinstalling. The only thing that accomplished was deleting the profile I had on there. I've tried the simple repair option but that hasn't worked.

I know the router is broadcasting a signal because everyone else in the house is getting the connection.

Here is what is displayed when I do the IPCONFIG/ALL in CMD:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.... Read more

A:Wireless card won't detect wireless network

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Hello there. a week ago i bought a msi laptop with windows 7 premuim OS. everything about it is very good except that the adapter card is driving me nuts.
The problem is that i wont detect networks at all. i went around to places where there were wireless and still nothing. so its nothing wrong with my home network. i spent countless hours looking it up and still couldn't get an answer. i tried connecting a linksys wireless-G USB network adapter to it. it always for some reason fail to install device. but when i go to device manager and uninstall the device and plug it back in, it works fine and i can find and connect to networks. problem is, i don't really want to have to carry the adapter around with me all the time when there is a built in inside the laptop. please help me.

the adapter card is a 802.11bgn 1T1R mini card wireless adapter.

A:wireless card won't detect wireless networks

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T470 had this issue when bios was 1.30; however, after upgrade to 1.39, the issue was fixed.Unfortunately, my T470s is still unable to detect M.2 SSD 2242 with current bios 1.33.Is any possible to fix it? My M.2 2242 is  Transcend 512GB SATA III 6Gb/s MTS430S.

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I have a LENOVO G50-45 and i want upgrade it with an Intel 8265 wifi card!But if a card is not in "whitelist" bios will not boot my laptop!i want a modded bios without these limitations and more optons enabled as cpu-multiplier!

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A family member wants to run 32-bit Windows 10 on an X270 with an Intel 8265 Wireless card installed (I've installed 32-bit Windows on an M.2 SSD), but there seems to be no 32-bit driver for the card. I've tried installing the 32-bit Windows 7 driver in compatibility mode, but device manager still doesn't recognize it. Is there any way to get this card working with 32-bit Windows 10? Should I (1) just give up or (2) replace the card with something different? I don't know whether specific cards are white-listed in the X270. Thanks for any information. 

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I have a Inspiron 1520 with a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN mini Card. Lately I noticed that if I left the laptop on (or maybe just restart, not sure, don't want to test it right now) and let it go to sleep and then turn it back on, it won't detect any wireless networks. I have to wait 10-15 minutes before it can detect networks again, I don't know what to do. I know its not the router, since it can't detect other networks either which there are a few around. I have this laptop for almost a year now. It worked just fine till recently. I think it is the network card, the driver or the hardware, I don't know, but while it just start up, it takes forever for the wireless to start detecting again. Anyone know why and what can I do about it. (BTW, I reformatted in hope it will fix it, it didn't).

A:Wireless Lan Card Cant Detect Network


If a reformat and reinstall didnt fix it, then its hardware for sure.


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I just upgraded to windows xp pro on my laptop and the new system cannot enable a wireless connection. Before i upgraded i was wi-fi capable (wifi was built in when i bought the laptop) but now nothing shows up on my network connections. The wifi switch is on but no possible connections show up on the network connectoins menu. I need help.

A:Windows cannot detect my wireless card

You may have to disable the onboard wireless card...

Check your userguide on how to do this.



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I bought an Acer 2301 laptop a few months ago. It has an Acer IPN 2220 wireless LAN card. A few days ago I visited my brother who has a wireless network set up in his house ? DLINK ADSL broadband router. He uses the wireless network for 1 Pc and 2 laptops. As I had my laptop I tried to connect to this network but couldn?t. I tried finding wireless networks and it said there were no wireless networks found in range. I disabled and re-enabled the LAN card. I uninstalled and re-installed it. I disabled my firewall. All to no avail. The network is not running encrypted and my brother said he had no trouble connecting all his wireless cards. Can anyone explain why my wireless LAN card couldn?t find anything?


A:Wireless Lan Card Cant Detect Network

there could be several reasons for this, the card could have simply had its "radio" turned off. Most internal cards have a switch function to turn on and off their ability to detect networks. This is usually either a special button or a key combo. Check the BIOS, the card may have to be enabled in there as well as in device manager. Some systems I've encountered come with wireless disabled in the BIOS as default. Also, are you sure your brother's router was "broadcasting" its SSID. Most routers have the ability to turn this off. This causes you to have to know the SSID and config the card manually.

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I recently purchased a used laptop from a local school district and I have been trying to access the wireless internet connection I have at home - but I can't.

It can connect to the internet through the ethernet cable. It came with "IBM Access Connections", a connections managing program that lets me switch between the default "USD XXX Wireless" network (The school district's default wireless connection), "Out of District" (also came when I bought the computer) and "My House", the network I created to connect the laptop to the internet at home (that I'm forced to use an ethernet cable with).

In the Control Panel, an icon "Wireless LAN Settings" is available, that gives me the message "Unable to Connect to the Wireless NetCard. Is it inserted?".

All of these clues of wireless connections that once were lead me to believe that the 'NetCard' that allows for wireless connections was removed before the laptop was given to me. Is there somewhere I can check to see if this hardware exists or is configured correctly?
This computer is an

IBM ThinkPad R31
Windows 2000
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection*

*This is, I think, the adapter that lets me connect to the internet through ethernet. When I try to switch to "USD XXX Wireless" configuration, a message of ...

"Switching to another adapter...
Switching to another adapter..."

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A:Solved: Cannot Detect Wireless Card

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T470 had this issue when bios was 1.30; however, after upgrade to 1.39, the issue was fixed.Unfortunately, my T470s is still unable to detect M.2 SSD 2242 with current bios 1.33.Is any possible to fix it? My M.2 2242 is  Transcend 512GB SATA III 6Gb/s MTS430S.

A:T470s unable to detect M.2 SSD 2242 in WWAN (second ssd slot)

See this:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/Lenovo-Y540-doesn-t-see-my-m2-SSD/m-p/4455006Try out some of the recommendations on there.

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Hello guys, my internal wifi card has just died. Is it possible to switch it with this another one?The second card is from a dead Dell laptop manufactured in 2009.I have Middleton's BIOS installedBtw: with the new card should the gray cable stay unpluged or i should be switched with a white cable ?

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I am running Windows 10 Pro on a brand new T470 laptop. Lenovo Update offers an "Intel 8265 Wireless LAN Driver - 10 [64]" update, but it simply will not install after repeated attempts. The update downloads and says that it needs to restart to complete the install, but after restarting and running Lenovo Update again, the same driver update shows up once again as "Critical update." Does anyone know how to actually get this critical update to install?

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Hello! Will Intel Wireless AC 8265 work with my ideapad Y550? I bought new router with 5gHz and for now I need wireless adapter to support it

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Hi guys

Right have just moved to vista (with a bit of dread i might add) Low and behold i discovered that Vista wont even detect my wireless card!!! I was under the impression that service pack 1 was to resolve this. Are there any work arounds? have tried to download the vista drivers. But when installing them says device is not dettected! The card is a EDIMAX 802.11g and my main board is a Asus P5B SE

A:Vista wont detect my wireless card

Try installing the card into another card slot

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Hi everyone. I just acquired a Gen 3 X1 Carbon. When I got it, it had Windows 10 on it. I do not like Windows 10 at all so I replaced it with Windows 8, which I will upgrade to 8.1. However... The wifi card is not functioning. I installed every possible wifi driver (but not Sierra) and the wifi card is not even showing up as a connected device in Device Manager (see the attached screenshot).  I also noticed that ALT + F4 is not functioning either. I installed every other driver I can think of. Please help!

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