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Windows 7: Cannot detect wireless networks

11 Oct 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Cannot detect wireless networks

I've been searching through some threads but I can't seem to find the answer to my problem.. Or I'm just dense.

I just downloaded Windows 7 and I can connect to the internet with my ethernet cord but not using wireless. Before I downloaded 7 I could connect easily with Vista and had no problem detecting wireless networks..

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29 Apr 2011   #2

windows 7
 
 

I am having the same problem. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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01 May 2011   #3
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi apryl,

Did you also upgrade to Windows 7? Did you install the correct drivers for your Wi-Fi Adapter?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apryl View Post
I am having the same problem. Can anyone help me figure this out?
Please provide an ipconfig /all of your computer for review:
Click on Start => in run or search box type cmd press enter (run as Admin). From the black screen, type the word ipconfig /all and press enter. Right click on the black screen or Command prompt then choose Select All and Paste the results here.
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04 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

I am having this issue as well. My router is a Westell ER9100 provided thru my Verizon FIOS program. Here is my "IPCONFIG" RESULTS:

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

C:\Users\LoveBug>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WI0001
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-22-50-A1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d8c8:c89:34e3:2185%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 04, 2011 7:52:27 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:52:27 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890269
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-28-53-25-00-24-1D-22-50-A1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

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
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:2040:b51:52c6:8a46(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2040:b51:52c6:8a46%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\LoveBug>

Can you help us make sense of why I can't see my router which is directly connedt to my LAN desktop. Also when I attemp to "Setup a new connection or network" I am missing the 'Manual setup feature' option as well. I believe all of this is somehow tied in together. Your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance . . .
TomJ
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05 Jul 2011   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

I would assume that this is a wired connection issue. ipconfig /all output came out good.

Have you tried to Power cycle. See if you can browse after.

Can you connect a diff computer and see if you can replicate the issue?

May I ask what you meant by you can't see your router? Were you trying to connect to it thru your web browser and access the Control Panel?
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Can you help us make sense of why I can't see my router which is directly connedt to my LAN desktop. Also when I attemp to "Setup a new connection or network" I am missing the 'Manual setup feature' option as well. I believe all of this is somehow tied in together. Your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.
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08 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks 2xg. When I choose 'Setup a new network' option in "Setup a new connection or network" --> "Setup a network Choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure", there is no discovery of my broadband device to choose from.

I am also missing the option 'Manually connect to a wireless network' option.

Have you tried to Power cycle. See if you can browse after.

ANS: Yes, I have unplugged and replugged all connector several times.

Can you connect a diff computer and see if you can replicate the issue?


ANS: No the additional Vista Home Premium SP1 laptop does not have this problem. This machine happens to be my wireless connection to my existing network.

Side Note: I am trying to use the setup so that I can carry all of the necessary hardwired printer information to the laptop because I am having a problem with printing tho my wired desktop attached printer.

Thanks for all of your help . . . .
TomJ
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