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Windows 7: A few successful fixes to Windows 7 Wireless Issues

27 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
A few successful fixes to Windows 7 Wireless Issues

Here are a few things I have had work on a couple of laptops at work:

Successful Method 1:
If you are not using the HomeGroup, disable IPV6.

Successful Method 2: Install the updated drivers from the website of the Adapter's manufacturer(i.e. Intel not Dell).

Successful Method 3:
Delete the network from the list in the Network and Sharing Center and then manually add it through the Manage Wireless Networks in the N&S Center.

Successful Method 4:
Disable the IPV6, save the newest driver to your desktop, uninstall the adapter and make sure to check to have the driver software removed as well. Now go to the Network and Sharing Center and remove your wireless network from the saved list .After you have done that, go and add it manually. Then, scan for the changes and the adapter should be reinstalled with the old driver as the main. THEN, go and install the newest driver.

Method 4 is the only way my Dell Studio 1537 would work with the installed Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN. On a side note, I just tried method 4 tonight after the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter showed up in my Device Manager.

I hope this helps!

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22 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7, Vista, XP2 and WHS (2003R2)

Great advice. However, I believe my wireless problem was fixed by simply removing my Windows 7 machine from any Homegroup - I did not actually disable IPV6 for the wireless adapter. I have no other Windows 7 computers at home and had created a Homegroup thinking I was actually setting the Workgroup.

My Windows 7 computer is HP Slimline S3750F, recently upgraded (with a clean install) from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. My problems began shortly thereafter.
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