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Windows 7: Netbook Won't Recognize Wireless Networks, Just Shows Red 'X'

29 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Netbook Won't Recognize Wireless Networks, Just Shows Red 'X'

Hello,

So I've searched all over the internet for answers and asked some of my computer-savvy friends, but no one seems to know.

Here is the problem (I'll try to give as much info as I can, and hopefully someone out there can help me):

Basically, my netbook doesn't recognize any networks despite the fact that my other netbook, laptop and iMac all do recognize the networks in the area and connect to my network without a problem. I have already tried resetting the router and all that kind of stuff.

In the lower right-hand corner of the screen, where the network strength icon is, there is just a red 'X' signifying that there are no available networks. Sometimes, upon restarting the computer, it does recognize that there are networks (strength icon has the gold dot in the middle), but when I try to join my network, it says that it is unable to. Then the weird stuff happens:

After I try to log onto a network and it tells me that it is unable to, the network completely disappears from the list of available ones (I'm in an office building where my machine picks up several networks). Then, ultimately, it reverts back to the red 'X' and I can't do anything.

Anyone have ANY idea what is going on?

- Gateway LT2802U netbook running Windows 7 Starter
- Atheros network adapter AR5B95 v. 9.0.0.173

Thanks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Sep 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to SF,

Things that you may try:

Remove all network profiles stored, re-add your own SSID (wireless network) with the correct encryption.
Wireless Network - Remove

Download the Atheros network adapter AR5B95the most recent driver from Atheros site.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

No network profiles stored. How do I add my SSID? And I have also downloaded the latest drivers, but still no luck


Also, here is what the ipconfig/all said if that helps:


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\scherbs>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-4C-E5-AE-48-4E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : kwir.local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Contro
ller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-5A-B6-07-BE-E8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{6AA5E564-F3E5-4791-A62D-5DFEA60EF03D}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.kwir.local:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Users\scherbs>
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29 Sep 2011   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

See this Tutorial:
How to manually connect to Wireless network not broadcasting SSID | Windows Reference
Quote:
No network profiles stored. How do I add my SSID?
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