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Windows 7: No Network Adapters Recognized

31 Oct 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32

I appreciate your help, but I CANNOT LOAD DRIVERS when there is no device showing. I ran BelArc and it doesn't see the devices either...

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31 Oct 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP


Is the wireless LAN switch turned on where it exists on your laptop? It is often by the power button or on the side with an LED light showing if it is on.

What devices are listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters? Can you post a screenshot?

Also, are there any Unknown or other devices showing in error with a yellow ! mark in Device Manager? If the adapter has Windows 7 driver on the PC's Support Downloads webpage then it should definitely show up somewhere in the Device Manager.

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices - Windows 7 Help Forums
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31 Oct 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

Greg has another good observation there. On many laptops you will find a WLan-Wi-FiLan button along the top area of the keyboard section that will usually be green or amber. If that was pressed even by accident it may be set for hard wired Lan not Wi-Fi. That will disable the Wi-Fi capability.

A good look at the Device Manager>Network adapters won't hurt any. You may have ended up with multiple adapters or find someone yellow marked under "other devices" as greg refers to. If you can reply back with a image captured with the snipping tool found under Start>Accessories that will be a help.
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26 Nov 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32

Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter
Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

This info from Win8
They DO NOT SHOW IN Windows 7!
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26 Nov 2013   #15
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Have you googled each of those for a Windows 7 driver?

Are any posted on the PC model's Support Downloads webpage?

Check the device manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage.

As a last resort I sometimes use the old XP-era DriverMax program for it's two free drivers a day downloads as it is mostly accurate with its scan for finding drivers which elude me.
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26 Nov 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

When Bing-ing that particular driver information I ended up right at the Czech company's own driver update page for that model. Drivers for Atheros AR8152 and Windows 7

That seems to be a general purpose driver set since it covers a variety of adapters. Speaking of DriverIdentifiers one site indicates it has the correct 8166/8162 driver set for Toshiba Satelite models found at Drivers for TOSHIBA - Satellite L855 (Dakar 10F/FG/PSKFUU-014003- SKU:PSKFUU) - Scan Result ANONYMOUS -
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01 Mar 2014   #17

windows 7 home prem pakage 1 64 bit

i have an HP desktop 64 bit computer and have some network adapters with caution signs and idk how to fix them and they wont update i dont even know how they came to be on computer
Microsoft ISATAP adapter 1,2,3,4
Microsoft teredo tunneling adapter
my computer is also freezing up on my game World of warcraft and when i am on google chrome. it goes grey and says stops responding then asks to kill page or wait. if im on hulu or netflix my silverlight keeps crashing and on hulu the flash keeps crashing. i am not a computer geek so if you respond please make it simple for me to understand and i dont mean to offend anyone with the term computer geek/nerd
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02 Mar 2014   #18
Microsoft MVP


Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7. Report back results as you go. Start with a clean boot, disinfect, then updating drivers.
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