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Windows 7: Wireless not working

21 Aug 2011   #1
guto8797

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Wireless not working

HI. im new in this forum,so lets get started! my brother as a Clasus Bravo s-100 laptop (wich i use more than him, cuz my suck) that came with win XP. Me and My father upgraded it to win 7 but the wireless seased to work! This computer has some buttons on the side, one wich i used to enable wireless, and a small message poped up saying that wireless was on.

However, since i got win 7, when i press the button Nothing happens! i tried to use the vista drivers, tried everything (compatibility mode, rebooting) but with no results. Gess that the butoon procedure is ruining it. Could anyone help me? Is there anyway to enable the wireless card by another way?

PS 1: Sorry my bad english, im portuguese.

PS 2: If anyone helps me, i would be very gratefull by a step-to-step give, as i am very noob in this area of pc's.


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21 Aug 2011   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I imagine you will need to go to the laptop manufacturers website and find the drivers for your model, then search for the onboard wireless card drivers, it sounds like these are missing.

If you can find these drivers and install them then it should work fine again.
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21 Aug 2011   #3
guto8797

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

i though in that, but unfortunatly there are no drivers for win 7 in this pc, as it was made with win XP, and the model is old, CLasus doesnt supports it anymore
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21 Aug 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Hello Guto, welcome to Windows seven Forums.

It does look as though you are going to be out of luck on this one.

A search on Google is all I can suggest at the moment.
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21 Aug 2011   #5
guto8797

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

also did that, thanks for the try. Lots of ppl say that the solution is using Vista Drivers, but that doesnt works for me. The Crappy Button must be the responsible
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21 Aug 2011   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah I did have a quick look and only saw XP drivers.

Guess the only option is to buy a usb wireless that will come with software and use that instead.
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21 Aug 2011   #7
guto8797

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

ohhh, what a shame... i wasnt really willing to spend money on this. But if i cant solve it this way, ill have to do that, but for now, lets try to fix it
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21 Aug 2011   #8
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Well it's definitly down to missing drivers for it, so you need to get some somehow otherwise it will not work.

Trouble is, like you say it's an old system where the manufacturer only supports xp , I assume you have tried installing the xp drivers seeing as you have nothing to lose?
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21 Aug 2011   #9
guto8797

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Yes, indeed, i tried the XP drivers, but theres something wrong. i go to Device manager and unistall the Wireless drivers, and then try the XP drivers, but on the install shield it says that i got this product fully updated!

(If u could provide me with a download link for XP drivers i wouldbe gratefull, as i might have done the wrong download)
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21 Aug 2011   #10
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guto8797 View Post
HI. im new in this forum,so lets get started! my brother as a Clasus Bravo s-100 laptop (wich i use more than him, cuz my suck) that came with win XP. Me and My father upgraded it to win 7 but the wireless seased to work! This computer has some buttons on the side, one wich i used to enable wireless, and a small message poped up saying that wireless was on.

However, since i got win 7, when i press the button Nothing happens! i tried to use the vista drivers, tried everything (compatibility mode, rebooting) but with no results. Gess that the butoon procedure is ruining it. Could anyone help me? Is there anyway to enable the wireless card by another way?

PS 1: Sorry my bad english, im portuguese.

PS 2: If anyone helps me, i would be very gratefull by a step-to-step give, as i am very noob in this area of pc's.
Firstly type this in start search "change device installation settings" and select never install driver software from windows update and save - uninstall the driver now and use comptibility mode with xp (if this doesnt work and it wont let you install the driver just try the .inf method) - Now go to the below page, which has detail instructions on how to locate and install a device driver using the .inf file method.

Simplified: try to install the xp driver by locating the.inf file after extracting all the files and folders from the executable - just right click it and select extract all.

Detailed instructions (works the same for windows 7): You cannot install a device driver by using its installation program in Windows Vista

If you would put up the name of your laptop eg Toshiba Satellite 100 i would be able to find the drivers or the network adapters name and help some more if necesssary.
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