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Windows 7: Network and Sharing Center shows no available networks

22 Jan 2015   #1
rjazayerli

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Network and Sharing Center shows no available networks

So I have a mystifying and aggravating problem...

I've owned my Dell XPS 13 for about 3 years, no significant issues, it's worked great. Just before leaving my office - I take my computer back and forth between my home and office - I stepped away from the computer for a few minutes. When I came back I noticed no web sites were loading, and then noticed that the networking icon in the lower right-hand icon had the caution triangle. I didn't think much of it - I was about to leave the office anyway, and figured there was just a temporary problem with the Internet.

But I got home and pulled out the computer and the same caution triangle was still there. So I clicked on the networking icon and the pop-up window indicated: "Currently connected to: Network - No Internet access". This was strange - my home network didn't show up at all. My home network is working fine - other computers in the house, my iPad and iPhone are connecting normally. But no network is showing up at all. Neither is my phone's hotspot, which I turned on to test it.

And nothing I do seems to matter. Opening the Network Sharing Center reveals only "Network", with the access type of "No internet access". I've rebooted the computer multiple times without any luck. It's not simply that my computer can't connect to any wireless networks - it can't *detect* any wireless networks. I'm hoping that I'm missing something really stupid and this is an easy fix. But I'm worried that this is a really serious problem. I've never had this kind of Internet connectivity problem before. Any advice anyone can provide me with would be greatly appreciated.


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23 Jan 2015   #2
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hello rjazayerli... Welcome to SevenForums,

I would like to ask if your laptop has a something like switch located at bottom part near the touchpad.
If "Yes", try switching it left then right.
If "No" , can you post a screen shot of your Network Sharing Center and Device Manager.
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23 Jan 2015   #3
rjazayerli

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately there is no switch. Here's a screenshot:


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23 Jan 2015   #4
rjazayerli

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Problem solves

For the record - I was able to identify and fix the problem. Thank you for your time.
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23 Jan 2015   #5
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Could you please post how did you solve your problem. It can help others if they come up to this issue.

Thank you
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23 Jan 2015   #6
rjazayerli

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It was silly - I had accidentally pressed the F2 button on my keyboard that had turned off my internet connection.
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