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Windows 7: Another Laptop Wireless Issue

01 May 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 
Wireless connection not working on Laptop

EDIT: My LAN right now is connected . The internet works flawless , I can't seem to get Wireless Network to work . This Laptop is an emachines M5405 . As you can see the wireless icon isn't there. Here is an image provided





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01 May 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Since the wireless network adapter is not showing, please provide a screenshot of the device manager...kind of like you did for this post.

Please attach the image per this tutorial:
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01 May 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Since the wireless network adapter is not showing, please provide a screenshot of the device manager...kind of like you did for this post.

Please attach the image per this tutorial:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
EDIT: Same Exact Result as Last time,




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01 May 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't readily see a website to download the drivers, so connect with their free chat and ask how/where to get the correct drivers.

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/emachines/Mobile/Gateway/5000Series/4124nv.shtml
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01 May 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I don't readily see a website to download the drivers, so connect with their free chat and ask how/where to get the correct drivers.

eMachines Support -
I had this Laptop for awhile now and I believe the warranty has expired . In order to chat with them I have to be under warranty. Is there a way I can check just incase it didn't expire yet?

Isn't this the same driver as this post


EDIT: I believe this is the driver I am looking for , however I downloaded the driver and it didn't work .http://support.gateway.com/us/en/ema...1&modelId=1669
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01 May 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raiden92 View Post
........Isn't this the same driver as this post...
While it is true the same items in device manager are (were) showing for both computers. I doubt that the drivers would be the same.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raiden92 View Post
..........EDIT: I believe this is the driver I am looking for , however I downloaded the driver and it didn't work .eMachines Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / M Series / M5405
You are correct. Those do seem to cover the wireless network adapter for the M5405. What do you see under the Network adapters branch of device manager?
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01 May 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Well It shows this under Network Adapters...

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02 May 2013   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The network adapter shown in that screenshot is for the Ethernet connection.

You should have at least two network adapters listed in that branch:
one for wired
one for wireless

Look at you Acer and you will see what I mean.


It is possible that the adapter has gone bad, that it will not turn on... so it cannot be found. If the laptop has an external switch to turn off "wireless" - then those switches typically only turn off the wireless radio and not the entire adapter.

Is there an external switch to turn wireless on and off?
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02 May 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The network adapter shown in that screenshot is for the Ethernet connection.

You should have at least two network adapters listed in that branch:
one for wired
one for wireless

Look at you Acer and you will see what I mean.


It is possible that the adapter has gone bad, that it will not turn on... so it cannot be found. If the laptop has an external switch to turn off "wireless" - then those switches typically only turn off the wireless radio and not the entire adapter.

Is there an external switch to turn wireless on and off?
I know what you mean UsernameIssues , there is suppose be two adapters , one for wired and the other for wireless . I believe the drive for the wireless network is damaged . When I go to device Manager all I see is one Network Adapter and that is the wired connection. In the Image provided below , it only shows one Network and that would be the wired Network. I couldn't find a switch radio on the laptop. I looked on both sides and there was nothing

EDIT: I found the user manual and the key functions to use to turn on the wireless network was FN + F2 . I tried and nothing happened.

If you want to take a look at it,
http://www.manualowl.com/m/eMachines.../Manual/119656

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02 May 2013   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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.
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