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Windows 7: add wireless network not working


25 Apr 2014   #1

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 
add wireless network not working

Hi I have a hpdv6-6c 10us laptop with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit I took it to my parents house and found out I could not connect to wifi in the wifi icon show me a list of available networks including my parents wifi but when clicking to connect or connect automatically does not do anything does not ask for anything (the key or anything) click on manage wireless networks click on add and does not do anything so I can not connect to my parents wifi someone that could help please.
I used a usb adapter I carry with me and connects but only by using the adapter utiliy does the samething if a try it with windows so I know both adaptesr work and it is a windows issue
Hope someone could help me fix it.
thanks

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27 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi FAUSTOCG, Welcome to Seven Forums


Does your laptop only connect wirelessly with your USB adapter or do you have a built in Wi-Fi?
What is the brand/model of the USB Wi-Fi adapter?

Do you know what type of security your parents Wi-Fi is? Some examples could be (WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1x)
You can check this by clicking on the Network icon, right click on the Wi-Fi network then select properties. Then click on the security tab.

In manage wireless networks, is your parents Wi-Fi name listed? If it is remove it. Then try to connect to it again.

Does the same thing happen to your own network? Or do you have a Ethernet connection instead?
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27 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Check to see if your parent's router has a guest account turned on.
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28 Apr 2014   #4

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ellellell1 View Post
Hi FAUSTOCG, Welcome to Seven Forums


Does your laptop only connect wirelessly with your USB adapter or do you have a built in Wi-Fi?
What is the brand/model of the USB Wi-Fi adapter?

Do you know what type of security your parents Wi-Fi is? Some examples could be (WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1x)
You can check this by clicking on the Network icon, right click on the Wi-Fi network then select properties. Then click on the security tab.

In manage wireless networks, is your parents Wi-Fi name listed? If it is remove it. Then try to connect to it again.

Does the same thing happen to your own network? Or do you have a Ethernet connection instead?
Hi my laptop has built in wifi sometime ago I created a connection for my house with one name and anohter for my parents house with other name they both showed in manage wirelss networks of windows 7 since I was having problems I removed both and decided to create a new one but when clicking the add button nothing happens I mean I have a desktop also and when clicking this button a window shows asking for information of the new network connection a will like to create la key and name etc. but my laptop does nothing when clicki the wifi icon in the window bar it show a list of availabe networks but when selecting and clickin connecto nothing happes I mean no dialog windows asking for parameters nothing as I havent clicked on anything please help me restore this so I can add my house network and parents network again

best regards
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28 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have some suggestions that might work:

  • Try to connect to the Wi-Fi network, using safe mode with networking (Press F8 at startup)
  • Reinstall your Wireless Network Connection driver & update to the most recent driver version
  • Troubleshoot (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\Network and Internet) Select "Network Adapter"
The main problem as you said:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FAUSTOCG View Post
it is a windows issue
So I think it would be something to do with the way windows is connecting wirelessly to networks.
I hope one of these works .

Anyone else have any ideas for this?
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29 Apr 2014   #6

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
 
 

I have followed your instructrions with no success, the most recent program I installed was vmware workstation demo ver 10 I.

thanks for your help
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