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WiFi not working, swapping WiFi card didn't work

Q: WiFi not working, swapping WiFi card didn't work

I'm having a problem that's been on and off with my.wifi for a while. I have a Yoga 2 Pro and the WiFi card seems to disappear completely and I can't get it back without removing all the batteries and leaving it a while. It's not like it needs a driver update, it totally disappears as if it's not even installed and won't show up in any OS or even under the "rfkill list command". It appears to be completely failing. Thing is I've swapped it out and it seems to be some part of the operation that mounts it that isn't working. I notice that it installs into the power board and not the motherboard. Would swapping this fix it? Does anyone have any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: WiFi not working, swapping WiFi card didn't work

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.)


 My Wifi keeps swapping to an unwanted dock wifi connection I have a good wifi connection: ?myWiFi?I have set ?automatically connect" to MyWiFi It seems that the dock also has a wifi named SG-A15050529The first time I saw this wifi conneciton was after I connected my dock.My computer often connects to this while I am computingThen I get a message saying that I have an unprotected wifi network. How do I stop this? Think Pad X1 Carbon 5th: Model: 20HR-S1780Lenovo Thinkpad USB-C DockWindows 10

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This is my first time posting so i hope its in the right place. Here it goes:

I have just replaced my WiFi card from (BCM943228HMB) to BCM94352HMB. Before replacing my WiFi card i done the following:

1. Made computer boot in safe mode with networking.

After that i replaced the card, then booted into windows 10 (safe mode with networking) and checked device manager. Everything was OK (See attached picture). I then tried to turn on WiFi, but it does not turn on. Any help is appreciated.

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A:WiFi not working after replacing WiFi card [BCM94352HMB]

Why are you booting into safe mode? I would connect a network cable to the wired network port, if possible for you. In regular windows, not safe mode, right click on the 802.11ac network controller and uninstall. Right click on the top device manager entry for the computer itself and select scan for new hardware.

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So I ordered a Sabrent High Power USB Wireless 802.11n Adapter in hopes that it would give me wifi capabilities

After looking at the reviews I realized that this might not actually make my computer able to get wifi... There's more info on the product here: Newegg.com - Sabrent High-Power 1000mW Long Range WiFi Wireless USB Range Extender With Detachable 6dBi Dipole Antenna!

So I just wanted to ask if this would give my computer wifi or not.

A:My refurbished desktop didn't come with a wifi card...

So I looked up the NT-WGHU specs and I see two possible issues:

1- It is not 802.11n capable, it only support 802.11G (and possibly B)
2- I do not see where Windows 8 is supported (only up to Win 7)

You can download the users guide from this page:

Sabrent USA

Good luck.

Oh, and of course, this is intended to work with your existing wireless router.

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I have a laptop INSPIRON E1705 with a WLAN card (p/n DW 1390) installed. I would like to replace it with a WiFi/Bluetooth combo card so I can have Bluetooth capability. What is the recommended card to buy that is compatible with Windows 10? 

A:Replace WiFi PCIe card with WiFi/Bluetooth combo card.

Given that there will be no antenna inside the system for bluetooth, you're better off with one of these:

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Hello forum people,

I have the following problem on my Toshiba Satellite R850 running Win7 64bit: I decided to change the wireless adapter so I can connect to the 5GHz wifi network my router provides which wasnt possible on the Atheros wireless adapter it came with. I changed it to a Intel Wireless AC 3160- the physical change went quick and without problems and while the adapter is basically working now the problem I'm facing now is that the F8-hotkey function to de-/activate the Wifi and Bluetooth is no longer working. When I press the hotkey button all the different hotkey combinations show up on the upper part of the screen, but now there's only F1-F7 and F9, F8 just went missing. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back?

Thanks in advance and take care

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My laptop connects to my home wifi and every other wifi just fine. I recently started a new job and i checked on another laptop and the wifi came up just fine. With my laptop, the wifi says that it connected but it never asked for a security code and when i tried to access the internet i didnt have access. the wifi works with all other laptops except mine and my laptop works just fine on all other wifi networks. Ive tried turning the wifi off and then back on on my laptop and it still doesnt work. Can someone please help me asap? It is becoming a real inconvienace at work. 

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I have recently bought a new pci wifi lan card (Ralink rt61 turbo) and have plugged in and installed drivers. Initially the drivers the company I bought it from told me to install didn't work, but after some googling found the correct drivers and downloaded from Ralinks website. However these didn't work either.

When using the Ralink wireless utility it says that the card is disconnected, however in device manage it is both connect and the correct drivers installed and everything is perfectly fine.

I ignored the wireless utility and hoped that windows 7 would still be able to use the wireless card as past experiences have shown to be true. This case however I get nothing. Windows 7 says that the wireless card is experiencing problems, it doesn't show any of the routers that should be shown.

I have been looking around a lot and there have been several drivers that should have worked and they haven't.

I would have thought that the antenna is broken or the card doesn't work however when I use it with ubuntu instead of windows 7 it works perfectly fine without any hassle, so the card is definitely working.

Any advice that anyone can give on how to resolve this would be very welcome.



A:Ralink RT61 WiFi Lan card, windows 7 not receiving any wifi signals

Have a look at this thread.

Ralink RT61 Turbo Wireless Driver

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HI, I am having G400s Touch laptop which is out of warranty. It has Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB Wireless Netowork Adapter (Wifi Card) installed but now a days I am getting problem in connecting to Wifi. Router doesnt has any issue as mobile and other laptop is able to connect to same wifi without any issue.   Sometime G400s Touch laptop connects to wifi and then dropped and then didnt connect again for hours. So I decided to change the Network Adapter I want to change to new Wifi card which is Dual Band. Please let me know which all Dual Band Wifi Cards / Network Adapter supported by G400s Touch. Is there any link on web where i can see the compatibility. I dont want to end up in the situation where I will buy dual band netowrk adapter but then it wont support my laptop. Please help!!! Thanks...

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Hi everyone, I have two laptops and one of them the WiFi card dose not work, and i like to go on the internet in my room, is there a way to get WiFi sent to my laptop that dose not have WiFi like would i us a cross over cable, my laptop goes on the net only hard wired from the modem in my living room. They both have windows 7, please help me, i know there's a way i just don't know how to do that. thanks.

A:I have two laptops and one of them the wifi card does not work

Have you tried troubleshooting the wifi card? Could be drivers or software causing a conflict.

Things you could obtain, a USB wifi card, modem to split the network, new wifi card.

I've never tried this before but you could try sharing your network. This thread may be of some use. Else google 'laptop share network'.

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Hey guys,

So, what i'm trying to do is create a wifi hotspot using my computer. In other words, turning my computer into a router. I'm wanting to do this so i can use my ipod at home instead of only when i'm around other wifi hotspots.

My computer is running off of a wired router, so that i can play online on my PS3 as well. I was told wifi doesn't work well with Ps3's normally so i just bought a wired router. So, the mainline internet cord is plugged into a wired router and then another line runs into my computer.

For some reason, after i make an adhoc connection, the computer is not sending the required information to the iPod so that it connects to the internet.

I've tried entering in the information into the Static tab in my ipod as well, and still only get Local Connection instead of Local and Internet.

This is what my connection looks like through the router using ipconfig /all:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Kyle>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Crommy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : twinvalley.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Creating Wifi hotspot with built-in computer wifi card.

Hi Cromsy,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that. You are connected to the router fine with your computer, but that tells us nothing about the ipod because wireless is off (but that's not the whole story either - you need something extra to do what you want). The following article should tell you what you need and how to do it: How to Connect iPod Touch to Windows 7 Ad-hoc Wireless Network. Although it says Windows 7, there are procedures for Vista as well (and the software will work with Vista).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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B570 Laptop (Lenovo)Serial Number: WB03xxxxxxxMachine Type Model: 1068AGUWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bitAtheros ar9285 AR5B95 (replacement from third party, sold as new)Physical wifi switch is "on".Adaptor is correctly identified in Device Manager and driver loads okay. Driver shows best driver when update attempted.Adapter appears in Network Connections, but shows the big red X and "Not connected".Wifi network icon appears on system notification area, again with a big red X.Attempted to connect shows "No connections are available" and there is no list of available SSID's. I am sitting less than 6 feet from my Buffalo Air Station and there are multiple devices connected to the wifi on that router.  I have restarted the router and checked configuration to make sure it's not totally locked down.Fn-F5 appears to do nothing. Power Management is installed and configured.The wifi light (lower left corner of the case, light farthest to the right) lights briefly during startup (POST?) then never lights up again.I installed this card myself and have checked the hardware multiple times. Wires are connected, card is fully seated in socket.Checked the knowledge base and found this:   https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Z470-cannot-connect-to-WiFi/ta-p/681711  Did not help. Does anybody have any ideas about this? Any help appreciated. Mark

A:B570 - no wifi connections available on replacement AR9285 wifi card

Failed to mention: The driver is updated automatically. I also tried rolling it back to version (10/5/2009). Did not resolve. Currently on driver version (11/24/2010).

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Is it possible to upgrade the origional wifi card to a combo wifi / bluetooth card? Computer is a HP G72-259WMProduct Number: WQ668UA#ABA Thank You Joseph~

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Ok here's my problem. I have a berklin wifi reciver on top of my house in a cantenna focusing at a satellite dish. It's pointed at my cousens house 3/4 th's a mile away. I have permission to use their internet and it's encrypted.
But since the wifi reciver card hooks up to my computer usb. what I want to know is. How can I hook up my netgear 54mbps router up to my computer so I can brodcast a wifi signal in my house.
The netgear router connects earthnet (dang spelling)
I have a earthnet card in the back of my pc should I plug it in there and will it brodcast into my router?
just wondering if this can be done. I am not relly experinced with networking.thx
I know thare's another post similer but is there any adapters or anything??

A:Netgear wifi networking useing another wifi card

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Hello , ihave an HP pavillion G71 340us that uses wifi link 1000 BG. I have my wifi drivers installed properly and everything set accordingly but when ever i turn on it on i cant see any wifi signals or any wifi at all to connect to . I am able to use a usb modem to connect to the internet but i cant use wifi because it doesnt show me available wifi to connect to.

A:My wifi card doesnt receive wifi signals

Dear Customer, Please try the below troubleshooting:http://hp.dezide.com/ts/start.jsp?guide=wirelessconnection.net&section=social   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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So for the past day or so im trying to get the WiFi working on this laptop,didnt succeeded yet. I tryed the f10,f9,f10 ,not working.  HP Wireless Assistant doesnt eaven have any options in it when i instal him. Tryed to manualy instal drivers says its up to date and still not working.Name of the wireless adapter is Railink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Hardware IDs:PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103CPCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&CC_028000PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&CC_0280  So any help would be nice.Ty in front,CroMatt  

A:WiFi button not working,WiFi option in mobility center is gr...

Hi To see what drivers are in use, you can try... Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator, and type....  netsh wlan show drivers C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan show driversInterface name: WiFi 2    Driver                    : Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter    Vendor                    : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    Provider                  : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    Date                      : 21/09/2015    Version                   : 2023.18.814.2015    INF file                  : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem35.inf    Files                     : 2 total                       ... Read more

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Hello guys, I'm new here, and I know that this sounds like a duplicate thread, but I couldn't find anything similar to this one.  I have said laptop with the Intel wireless card (7260) running Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm on the go quite often so I have connected to several wifi routers with no issues.  And there is my home. I am rarely here, but when I get here I can connect to my wifi router (2.4 GHz), but often experiencing unusually high pings (above 1000 ms). This happens on both OS-esI have the latest wireless driversIn Windows Device Manager I set everything I could to max the wifi performanceNo other device has this issue (two laptops, two smartphones, an USB wifi stick on my home network (not simultaneously of course))The environment should not be an issue. The router is 6-7 meters away, with two walls between the router and the laptop. I have an older Lenovo laptop next to this one (G580) and it has no issues at all. The laptop does not have this issue with other devicesThe issue is with the connection between the laptop and the router (I tried reaching the router's config site, same slowness)The network properties say that my connection link's speed is 27/27 MBPS, sometimes less, sometimes more, but I always have a strong signal There is only one other wifi router nearby and that's on a different channel.It is starting to get really annoying, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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i have an Acer Aspire One AOA150 running Windows 7 Ultmate X86 and when i turn on or wake from hibernate the wifi thing in the bottom left of the screen has an X saying it hasnt found any wifi connections and isnt working.

every time i have to go into the change adapter settings disable it and re-enable it so it can actually find any sort of wifi

i have an Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

how can i fix it so that i dont need to disable and enable it each time

(btw i havent got system restore active as i dont have much space left on hdd)

A:wifi card not working


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I have replaced my wifi card this June in warranty but now it has stopped again I have tried to resolve it changing my window from 8.1 to 7 and still problem isn't resolved. So, I want to ask you to suggest me with some solution to resolve this problem as quick as possible as my work is stucked from last few days. I request you to give me early reply si that I can work well.Thanking you

A:Wifi card not working

Try this first: Use the HP Guided SolutionLet us guide you through the solution.     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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windows in not recognizing my wifi card its an encore enpwi-g2 if i tried to insert the card in another pci slot i have to reset the bios another thing is that the software detects the routers around but the windows client is not working properly i already download the latest drivers for the card
tks for the help

A:my wifi card is not working

So, you can view wireless networks when the card is inserted into a PCI slot, but it does not show up in the device manager?

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Hi there! I would lik e to inquire on how can I fix my laptop. I can't connect to the wifi network. Plus I can't upgrade the driver because the driver isn't showing in device manager. Plus, my track pad is also not working. Help please. Thank you in Advance

A:HP STREAM 11 d002tu Wifi Not Working. Windows 8.1 My Wifi ca...

Hi First of all there is an option in Device Manager; VIEW; Show hidden devices  The faint entries are hidden, like my Zyxel G202 because it is disconnected.   Also.... As an adminstrator, in a Command Prompt Window, typegetmacThis will list MAC addresses for those items that are present, and may not be connected.A good number would be 3,1 x Ethernet1 x Wi-Fi1 x Bluetoothand then typeipconfigand in the long list look for named devices have a matching MAC address.Along with Device manager this is a way to determine the number of devices. additionally type netsh wlan show driversnetsh wlan show interfaces and report the results please.

Happy 2 [email protected]

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i am using my HP Pavilion g4-2309tx about years.it is performing very well since last year.But two days ago i found that wifi in my laptop is not working and the wifi adaper rt3290 of my lapter overheating very badly.can anyone give me the solution of this problem?
my pc configuration is:
HP Pavilion g4-2309tx Model#4B12PA [personal information removed] os:windows8.

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Hey guys,  I bought this Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 about a month ago, and have had no problems with it until about 3 days ago when the wifi internet got really slow and would cut out with in a minute or two of working. During this time, any time I open the notebook and connect to wifi all other devices in the house won't get internet. I've tried browsing through this forum, but the solutions that seemed to work for others have not worked for me. If anyone has experienced this or knows of a solution please let me know. Thank you!

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I wiped my Samsung R540 laptop with Samsung Recovery Solution 4 which came with my laptop. On board WiFi was working fine before the restore, however now I can only connect using an Ethernet cable or a USB WiFi dongle. I used Driver Pack Solution to update all the drivers so I don't think tat is the cause (although I could be wrong). Also I cannot find the WiFi card under 'Network Adaptors' in the Device Manager.

Here is my system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3892 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 433295 MB, Free - 343241 MB; D: Total - 23060 MB, Free - 22940 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., R530/R730/R540
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: WiFi card won't work after system restore.

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I want to upgrade my W540 with intel 9260 WiFi card. What FRU should I seek?

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Hello to everyone, i got this problem one day ago, and i spended some time searching for fix but nothing seems to work for me.
So i live curenlty in my campus, and I used internet normaly till this moment.
I my room there is port to connect my laptop with internet (trough UTP cable).
And i connected, like everyday, to that port with my computer, and suddenly it showed me no internet.

So i decided to take router, and connect it to that port. Then i connected my laptop to that router. Now i have internet. Also if i enable wifi from that router i can have working connection.
So to understand me right it is like this:

Port(in the wall in my room)-Router-cable/wifi to my laptop >>working
Port(in the wall in my room)-Cable to my laptop >>not working (worked before)

This doesnt happen only in my room here in campus it happens to me in all rooms, also it happens in library. The thing is i cant carry that router all the time with me so i need to fix this to work troughout my day properly.

Also to connect to campus internet i need to use proxy, which is all set up like before but ethernet doesnt work.
I hope you all can understand what is the problem.

I have Windows 10 Edu x64.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Stefan
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . .... Read more

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Hi all. My wife and I have the same laptops, Acer 5346.

With the same distance away from the router my card strength has 2 bars and my wife's 5 bars. (5 meters away)

I have swapped the cards around and uninstalled my anti-virus.
I have unchecked the power saver on the cards too.
I have also System restored, all to no avail.

I installed Acrylic Wifi to show the strength. My card ONLY shows my connection, but my wifes shows all the networks around here.

I am stuck now. Any ideas would be great because if I move more than 6 meters from the router I lose connection. Thanks in advance.

A:Wifi Card not working properly.

Hi Alex ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Have you updated the Chipset and Wireless Driver ? ...

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Hello All,

I have a laptop with internal WiFi. The internal WiFi is fairly buggy so I wanted use a PCMCIA WiFi card. I've tried 2 different WiFi cards and they both have the same issue. They both can connect but they cannot resolve any host names i.e. DNS is not working. I can ping external IP addresses, I can get to websites by putting a mapping in my hosts file.

Looking at ipconfig, my settings are exactly the same as my internal WiFi. DHCP, DNS, Gateway point to my router at I have 4 other devices which can connect to the router and access the internet using DNS.

I have no firewalls enabled. I've tried rebooting, all sorts of ipconfig commands, restarting the DNS service. I've also tried hardcoding DNS servers in TCP/IP settings. I would tend to believe it was a problem with the WiFi card but I've tried two different cards.

Any insight would be much appreciated - Thanks!

Specs: Windows XP SP2, Vaio SZ laptop, Netgear WG511 card, Linksys WPC45G card

A:WiFi card connected but DNS is not working

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about 3 months ago, i had an issue where my dell inspiron-13 5378 would randomly disconnect from the wifi. i contacted customer support, who took 2 weeks to conclude that i needed to submit my computer to the depot and replace the wifi card. i got the computer back and the wifi would still disconnect, which tells me the problem was not the wifi card. i think i eventually did a system restore or installed some form of an update and the issue went away. or so i thought. 

about 2 days ago, my computer was having wifi problems again, so i tried to shut-down/restart and i got the driver power state failure error message. on top of that, yesterday both shift keys stopped working. this is not app-specific, my shift keys work on the touch-screen keyboard. i ran a supportassist on the keyboard and it opened a service request through dell. currently, when i run the wifi troubleshooter, it says there is no wifi driver installed, but when i use the dell driver detect, it does not detect the wifi driver missing, and i can see wifi drivers installed in my device manager. i am only able to connect to the internet using a personal hotspot via USB to my phone. 
i am at a loss as to how this all happened in the first place and what my options are. i am skeptical that sending the computer to the dell depot will solve my problems based on previous experience. i do not understand why the system restore still did not solve my wifi problem. 

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Thank you lovely people for being helpful. You all deserve very good karma.

A few months ago my wireless adaptor started sporadically not working, and I would unplug and replug and it would work. Finally it stopped working altogether. When I plug it in it says at the bottom right: Installing drivers... for a few sec then says drivers could not be installed. But I already had the drivers! I also notice it will say "Linksys Wireless Adapter #9". Number 9? I only have one! Side note: the lights on the adapter do come on.

I downloaded the drivers for the Linksys USB wireless adaptor and tried to install them, but it said they were already current. I tried another wireless adapter and got the same error. I tried starting the PC in safe mode and the problem persisted.

I then noticed that my iPhone wouldn't charge either, and it gave the same error message about drivers. None of the USB ports are working for the wireless adapter or the iPhone. However the keyboard and mouse are working ok in some of the ports.

After starting it in safe mode and running all the antivirus and spyware scans I have, as well as an optimizer program, it actually started working for a little while, but soon stopped again. Another thing I tried was shutting down, unplugging all ports, letting it sit for a few minutes and starting it up again. That worked once but hasn't worked several other times.

I have tried researching this problem and only gave myself a headache. I ... Read more

A:USB ports not working for iPhone or Wifi but work for KB and mouse

Hello and welcome Lonangus mate some sytem specs would be really helpful if we are to help out
System Info - See Your System Specs

Now the problem at first glance looks to be with the USB ports so hence we need to know the specs so that we can check for drivers etc.

I am wondering what that opitmiser program is you have got too as I distrust anything that promises better performance when it can be done with help from this forums members without risking downloading a ton of crappy software.
One thing you can do straight away in safe mode if necessary are these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary use the options /f and /r in Option2

But specs please.

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So here's my situation. The wife and I got these [email protected] phones from T-mobile which lets you use your wifi connection to make phone calls. We think this option might finally let us get rid of our land line.

Anywho, my wifi router is in the basement and initially the phones signal reception was spotty. So I decided to move the router to the living room just to see if it works any better. It does work better, but there are still a few weak/dead spots in the house (not a huge house mind you, but it is old and has plaster walls and the like).

Tonight while I was at Circuit City I spied a wifi antenna that was probably around a foot tall that claims to dramatically boost your wifi signal. I'm considering picking it up, but am leery as to how well these things work. Does anyone use anything like this? How noticeable is the difference?

In the best case scenario I'd like to move everything back to the basement and have this new antenna doing what it claims it does so I can keep the living room clutter free.

I've also considered buying a new Linksys WRT54G wireless router and flashing it with the homebrew firmware which apparently greatly boosts the signal strength. Could I do this and have it fit my best case scenario?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Does swapping antennas on wifi routers really help with signal range?

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My laptops wifi is not working when I turn on wifi the red light is still red and there is no signal of wifi. that issue is comes up last night, I didnt update any thing and any driver,   

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i recently turned off my wiffi from keyboard  and now my wifi button is not working and i want to turn on wifi please help me out

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I have a netgear a6210 that I use to connect my custom pc to the wifi. After some issues with windows 10 that i tried to fix the reciever will not turn on, the WPS button will not light up when i press it.

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Wifi button always red in hp 15  r022tx (Wifi not working). When ever I start my  Laptop I find wifi button off or red color .I am using Window 10 Pro. Please help

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Access Connection problems ( after using it for 15 years successfully )1) On my X250 Win7 Ultimate  my Access Connections will no longer allow new profiles nor work with old ones even if imported for same known SSIDs and network passwords after i had a Wifi card change ( combo bluetooth Wifi card ) . When i try to create an profile of a known SSID in Windows Zero config , even if i delete it in Windows Zero config , i cannot create profile that works . ie Access Connections allows me to navagate to the SSID and put in my network pw ( WPAs personal security) but when i try to apply the profile it hangs . I do not get the usual switch over to the new profile dialog box telling me it is switching over and sometimes get an IP conflict dialog warning from Windows2) With imported prior profiles that i know work from prior card or even saved from current new Wifi card , i get loss and very slow recovery of internet connectivity even if i can connect with Windows zero config. I can only solve this slow recovery by deleting the profiles for all Wifi  on Access connections and resorting to only Windows configuration which doesnt have the flexibility of Access Connections3) this occured despite Lenovo Atlanta Priority support uninstalling and resinstalling Lenovo power managment driver, hot key integration and Access Connections ( with and without old profiles ) as well as Wifi driver resinstall4) i have to leave Access Connections in because my Sierra WAN card has the stored ... Read more

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For some odd reason, after restarting my laptop my wireless card (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000) has suddenly stopped working (ThinkPad SL410 with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit). The hardware switch is on, the software/Fn switch is on, drivers are recent, device manager says the device is functioning properly, but there's a red X on the network icon in the system tray and obviously no wireless networks are showing up. I thought the wireless card died, but I booted off a linux live CD and the wireless card works just fine.

Any ideas on what the problem is? Any ideas on how to resolve it?

A:Solved: wifi card not working after restart

can we see an ipconfig /all and xirrus

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

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

For Windows 8
to open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.

This should work for all windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

then type CMD

then press Enter to open a command prompt box
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Just finished replacing the DC plug on my Y460P. Every time I tried to plug in external power the internal female receptical moved into the case making it impossible to charge. After spending $7 on a complete new plug assembly I ended up having to glue it to the inside of the case to hold it in place when the charger was inserted. Seems a common problem and fix. Anyway, I can once again recharge my battery. For reasons unknown during the disassembly/reassembly my WiFi card stopped working. I've got the standard issue Intel N-1000. Device manager shows it working properly but when I access the adapter through the network connections I find the on-screen slider in the off position. Clicking the slider moves it to on momentarily only to have it quickly return to off.  The position of the external Wifi switch makes no difference. I've tried booting the machine with the card removed. Checking device manager w/o the card shows (as expected) the card missing but no other errors. Reinstalling the card and rebooting causes the card to reappear in device manager but still showing as off in network connections. Disabling and reenabling makes no difference. I can buy a new WiFi card for less than $8 but, since the one I've got is showing as working properly, I'm skeptical that a new one would fix the problem. Anyone run across a problem like this?  Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi guys,

I've been researching and trying to days to get this to work with no avail so I decided to post here for some help as I see this community is really active.

We've got 4 different laptops here and none of them can connect to the wifi anymore (it suddenly stopped working for the last whole week). We can connect to the internet through ethernet cables though. We only use one at a time (if ethernet, then wireless is disabled and vice versa).

Here is a copy of the ipconfig/all:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PeterMai-HP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : moolahd.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : moolahd.local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-16-2D-4B-ED-F2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac08:5a6d:b124:582%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 14 October 2013 2:42:55 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 15 October 2013 2:47:55 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

A:Internet only working when connected using Ethernet cable. Wifi doesn't work

You have an IP on your LAN, but none on your wifi. Check your router to make sure DHCP for wifi is turned on and you have enough available addresses.

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I just upgraded my Windows XP Toshiba Satellite laptop to Windows 7 and now the sound card, and the wifi feature (where it looks for signals) does not work! Is there a way to fix this, or maybe even revert back to XP. I didn't make a back-up disc.. but if there is a way to do so, I'd like to. Thanks!

A:Sound card and wifi stopped working once I upgraded to Windows 7?

Update the drivers to run them. Go to computer>system properties>device manager and look for updates for the audio and network adapter drivers

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Seems the Realtek 2x2 11bgn Wirelss **bleep** M2 Adapter that came with the T440P cannot work with 5Ghz ? I have seen articles claiming that the card cannot be replaced and others suggesting it can (but only if on a Whitelist ?).  Anybody know the answer to this? And assuming I can change the card, any recommendations ?   

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My wifi on my laptop is not working but my wifi button is on. My wifi signal icon had a red x mark on it. How to deal with this issue. Pls pls pls help. Thanks

A:Hello There. My wifi is not working although my wifi button ...

Check in Device Manager whether you have wireless adapter listed under Network adapter... How to open Device Manager: Open Run box then type devmgmt.msc then click on ok.

Thanks & Regards,Emmanual NebuPlease click ?Accept as Solution? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the same solution.Click the ?Thumbs Up? to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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Hi actually my wifi is not working. it is not connecting to any network. always desplaying a message "can't connect to this network" done troubleshoot bt still not working. wifi light in the kiyboard is always red. either it is in areoplane mode or not. plz help me to resolve this problem

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We have had WiFi for about 10 days now, and everything was ok until yesterday. WiFi went down, for some reason. We have 2 desktops PCs connected to router via cables, and 2 smartphones (Google Nexus S running Android 4.0.3 and Nokia N96 running old Symbian, if it matters) that go with without wires. The thing is, when my brother, turns on his PC, WiFi doesn't work for any of us, not on my PC nor on any smartphone, or his PC. When he shuts his PC down, it's all OK again. He did install (automatic) Windows Update.
Why is this all of a sudden happening? And how do we fix it?

Modem model: Speedtouch Thompson 510i
Router model: TP-LINK TL-W340G

If you need any more info, ask And thanks!

A:WiFi problems, when one PC is on, WiFi isn't working

What is he doing on his PC?

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recently i was having major computer issues on my desktop, i did a full restore to factory settings and after doing a few windows updates i found that my network adaptor was not finding any signals. it does not show up in the change adaptor settings page or in the device manager page. when i troubleshoot my internet connection it says an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in. I have a desktop computer but it definately has a wireless network card. i used to get windows updates for it and it just stopped working one day. when i look in the BIOS the only option related to booting a network card is B03 D00 Yukon PXE. no matter when i boot it i still dont get wireless signals. when i go into the boot menu and try to boot this device it says " PXE E61: media test failure please check cable" i have opened the tower and the card is securely in its slot. i thought i would workaround by getting a usb wifi card. I installed it and connected to the internet and it alternated between having a connection to the internet and being connected to the network but not the internet. even when it is connected to the internet i cannot reach any web pages. my dropbox desktop files update very slowly (7kb/s). when i am connected with the usb card the network stops working for everyone else in the house. they can no longer reach web pages or continue downloads. please help.

gateway DX4300
AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor 2.60 GHz
windows 7 home premium

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