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Windows 7: Why Aren't Wireless Connections Showing?

11 Apr 2015   #1
ff1227

Win 8
 
 
Why Aren't Wireless Connections Showing?

Anybody know how to fix this issue?

Screenshot of issue:

http://i.imgur.com/KBNuOPl.png

Here's what I've already checked:

1. Network drivers are updated and working. No issues in device manager.
2. The computer connects via network cable.
3. The computer used to have a private VPN service and even though it's now uninstalled, it was trying to reroute all internet through it.
4. The wireless router is functioning and working. Connecting to the wifi with another laptop works. There are 3 or 4 other network connections that should be showing but aren't.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

What should I do to resolve this issue?


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11 Apr 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
2. The computer connects via network cable
I've had occasions where unplugging that cable allows the Wireless Routers nearby to show up for connecting to.
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11 Apr 2015   #3
ff1227

Win 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Quote:
2. The computer connects via network cable
I've had occasions where unplugging that cable allows the Wireless Routers nearby to show up for connecting to.

Thanks Berton. Unfortunately they're not showing up when it's unplugged for this machine.
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12 Apr 2015   #4
ff1227

Win 8
 
 

Turns out I'm a big idiot because it was the simplest thing in the world. My mom had flicked the switch on the side to turn off the wifi.
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12 Apr 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Just another of those things that appear when everything else has been found to be not the problem.
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