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Windows 7: Another Laptop Wireless Issue

02 May 2013   #11
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If I were working on this, I would take the laptop apart and make some measurements on the tiny board that holds the wireless network adapter... but you might not be setup to do such work. If you want to use the laptop via wireless, then you could try a wireless network adapter that connects via USB.
Yeah Unfortunately I don't have an experience in that area.

EDIT: There is no other way to solve this issue then?


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02 May 2013   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I've asked others to stop by your thread.

Let's see what they come up with.
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02 May 2013   #13
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I've asked others to stop by your thread.

Let's see what they come up with.

Wow, Thanks man I appreciate it.
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02 May 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

What is the Other Device showing in the screenshot which is a device without a driver?

In XP you have Add Hardware in Control panel which will walk you through discovering the wireless device if it is installed and working. Check the switch is on as suggested.

If you can get an unknown device to show up it's make/model can be traced using Hardware Identification

I'd also be plugged in by ethernet cable and pulling all Windows Updates down as it might show up there.
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02 May 2013   #15
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the Other Device showing in the screenshot which is a device without a driver?

In XP you have Add Hardware in Control panel which will walk you through discovering the wireless device if it is installed and working. Check the switch is on as suggested.

If you can get an unknown device to show up it's make/model can be traced using Hardware Identification

I'd also be plugged in by ethernet cable and pulling all Windows Updates down as it might show up there.

Alright I will let you know what happens.
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03 May 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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The wireless interface is both 802.11b and g compatible, but no bluetooth. I have an 802.11g wireless router and the laptop just connected when it turned on and set up. The only thing to be aware of is that the bios has a setting that can turn off the wireless transmitter; so if it doesn't work right away, look in there first. There is also a function key for turning on/off the transmitter. The only reason to do this would be to lower the battery drain when using it on battery where there is no wireless network available.
eMachines M5405 Review (pics, specs)

Check the BIOS then the function key.
Please post snips as the tutorial instructs, Tinypic and others aren't very good.
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03 May 2013   #17
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote:
The wireless interface is both 802.11b and g compatible, but no bluetooth. I have an 802.11g wireless router and the laptop just connected when it turned on and set up. The only thing to be aware of is that the bios has a setting that can turn off the wireless transmitter; so if it doesn't work right away, look in there first. There is also a function key for turning on/off the transmitter. The only reason to do this would be to lower the battery drain when using it on battery where there is no wireless network available.
eMachines M5405 Review (pics, specs)

Check the BIOS then the function key.
Please post snips as the tutorial instructs, Tinypic and others aren't very good.
EDIT: I have Tried F12 , F10 . I can't seem to find the function to take me to the BIOS MENU. Never mind I found it , however just to make sure would this be the option I have to enable.

Important Messages It gives:
WARNING : Setting wrong values below may cause system to malfunction


BIOS SETUP UTILITY
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NETWORK BOOT [DISABLED] (Would I need to Enable it )


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03 May 2013   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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03 May 2013   #19
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I was able to get into the bios menu
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03 May 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Leave "Network Boot" disabled, that's for booting to a remote PC on a network, say, in an office building.

Try the "Restore" on the RF Power Control, it may be radio frequency.
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