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Windows 7: Not connected - No connections are available

07 Aug 2010   #1
tcwade

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Not connected - No connections are available

This computer runs Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I have a D-Link WDA-2320 Network Adapter that Device Manager says is working properly. Microsoft Compatibility Center says this card is compatible and a number of people who have this card have noted that it installed without a problem on Windows 7 64-bit. Before this, I tried unsuccessfully to use a Linksys 300N Adapter, which Microsoft Compatibility Center says is also compatible and which is working in another computer that has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

I have a D-Link Rangebooster WBA-2300 Router. Four other wireless computers connect to it without any problems. Three run Windows XP and one runs Windows 2000.

This computer will connect with an Ethernet cable to a Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router, which has a PCMCIA Sierra Card. The other computers also recognize that as an available connection.

However, without the Ethernet cable connected, this computer says "Not connected - No connections are available."

I have removed the card, rebooted, and put it in a different slot. I checked WLAN in Services. I have done a substantial amount of searching for a solution on the Internet, including this forum.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.


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07 Aug 2010   #2
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

remove the software for the linksys and let windows do the connection.
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08 Aug 2010   #3
tcwade

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Not connected - No connections are available

Thank you for your reply madmansam.

Unfortunately, I started out without the software, then tried it with the software, then without again. Same, same, same. Windows recognizes the card and says it is working correctly, but I get the same message every time: "Not connected - No connections are available."
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08 Aug 2010   #4
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

have you tried to configure the wireless connection manually instead of auto ??
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09 Aug 2010   #5
tcwade

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Not connected - No connections are available

Thank you again for your reply madmansam.

Please tell me more about connecting manually.

Thank you,
Terry
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09 Aug 2010   #6
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

first you have to know your router IP address it would be something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 you can get that from any other machine connected wirelessly already.
go to the search panel and type cmd and press ok then typ ipconfig and press ok and find your laptop IP.
with these 2 addresses you can put them in the wireless configuration instead of auto config.
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09 Aug 2010   #7
tcwade

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thank you again for your reply, madmansam.

I got from another computer that can access the router the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Server data and entered the same data for the Adapter in this computer under Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IP v 4). Same result. (I also did that with changes in the last three numbers of the IP Address from 102 to 101 and 103.)

Also, when I use the Network and Sharing Center and click on Setup a new connection or network, Connect t the Internet, Wireless, I get "Not connected No connection available."

If I click on Manually connect to a wireless network, I get "An unexpected error occurred."

Thank you,
Terry
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09 Aug 2010   #8
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Very strange..but did you do the ipconfig from CMD because you thats will tell you what is the real IP address for the computer ? if you have that will leave us with the possibility that the internet charing is not configured properly (ie.wpa,wep key ,passkey ..etc.) or the card still using its own driver not Microsoft or your wireless card is faulty..Can you take a screenshoot of wireless setting from any computer connected and another from this one you having trouble with please.
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11 Aug 2010   #9
tcwade

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thank you again for your reply, madmansam.

Please recall from my original post. "This computer will connect with an Ethernet cable to a Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router, which has a PCMCIA Sierra Card. The other computers also recognize that as an available connection.

However, without the Ethernet cable connected, this computer says "Not connected - No connections are available."

So, there are actually two network connections that are not visible to the adapter card.

I am going to switch cards with another computer that has been connecting to the Internet and get back to you.

Thank you,
Terry
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11 Aug 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I hope you aren't using both routers on the same network?

You will definately want to update the firmware on your D-Link Rangebooster WBA-2300 router in order to get the wireless to work with Windows 7. The problem is that I can't seem to find firmware for the WBA-2300, only the WPA-2310 shows support. Unless your from a different country?
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