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Windows 7: WiFi - No Connections

25 Feb 2012   #11
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

What firewall do you use?


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25 Feb 2012   #12
stormygale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. + SP1
 
 

I use Zone Alarm Extreme Security, tried turning it off & re-booting did'nt make any difference.
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25 Feb 2012   #13
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

My Packard Bell Laptop has a wireless switch, does yours & is it ON?
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25 Feb 2012   #14
stormygale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. + SP1
 
 

Yes, on my Dell it's < fn +F2 > I've tried turning it on but doesn't seem to have any effect. My initial diags was it's not working but don't know how to prove.

Strange thing I get the same result when I installed a Belkin USB adapter - no wireless conns. So it doesn't look like a driver or hardware problem with my original Dell card.
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25 Feb 2012   #15
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

fn + F2 does nothing on mine. Are you sure their is not a dedicated switch ?
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25 Feb 2012   #16
stormygale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. + SP1
 
 

I think fn+F2 is a Dell action, there isn't any other external switches. I'll check my user guide to see if there is any other way to activate the WLAN... Post the outcome.
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25 Feb 2012   #17
stormygale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. + SP1
 
 

No further WLAN switches found on my Dell.

In my device manager before removing my original driver the was an entry for 'Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter' which isn't there now could this be why there is not connections found ?

How can I re-install this driver.
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25 Feb 2012   #18
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

When you open 'Network and sharing center' does it look like this?

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25 Feb 2012   #19
stormygale

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. + SP1
 
 

This is my network & sharing centre front screen when connected via ethernet.


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25 Feb 2012   #20
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Ignore the first part re double networks and try the rest of it. Network Connections.pdf


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