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Windows 7: Printer killed wifi?

30 Mar 2011   #1
Kylewin7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
Printer killed wifi?

today I was installing the full version of the software for my printer (HP J6480) so I could edit the text in my scanned document the original driver was the one that win7 automatically downloads and uses and while it was installing the software I looked down at the task bar I noticed that the wifi had a "!" in it ( it worked 2 minutes before that) and since then I've not had Internet
I have tried restoring it 2 days back no success , reinstalling wifi card ,and the built in network troubleshooter with no success
My specs are
Dell inspirion 537s 2gb ram 2.93 intel core 2 duo
Win 7 home 64 bit
Wifi card is a d-link WDA-1320

Thanks in advance for your help


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31 Mar 2011   #2
Kylewin7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Any help would be greatly appreacited a computer without Internet is useless
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31 Mar 2011   #3
nkarytia

Windows 7
 
 

Could you check if after installing your software there has been a proxy change in the internet settings of your IE? Also try re-installing your network card drivers.
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31 Mar 2011   #4
Kylewin7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

There are no proxies and the wifi card has been reinstalled with no success
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31 Mar 2011   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Does the WIFI card show up OK in device manager with no yellow ! or red X's? What does the network and sharing center say as far as network access and INTERNET go? Have you tried using system restore to go back before you installed the printer software?
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31 Mar 2011   #6
Kylewin7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Also when I go to the network and sharing page its not showing that I'm connected to my wifi router yet in the the taskbar wifi icon it says that im connected with limited access
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31 Mar 2011   #7
Kylewin7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Does the WIFI card show up OK in device manager with no yellow ! or red X's? What does the network and sharing center say as far as network access and INTERNET go? Have you tried using system restore to go back before you installed the printer software?
Yes it does show up in device manager
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31 Mar 2011   #8
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If this is a wireless connection delete your current connection from the list of preferred networks and set it up again. I would also reboot the router. If its a wired connection try swapping cables.
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31 Mar 2011   #9
Kylewin7

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Tried all suggested things and nothing and to answer your question about the yellow ! Or red x it says its ok
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31 Mar 2011   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Can you log into your routers status page? If yes what does it show?
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