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Windows 7: Unable to connect to wireless network

15 Nov 2009   #1
duhaas

Windows 7 Premium Home
 
 
Unable to connect to wireless network

Have a brand new pavailion quad cord windows 7 home premium 64bit. i also purchased a usb wireless adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ss_T15_product

this adapter was working fine for a few hours. the internet connection is cable, the adapter gets about two bars of connectivity, and now when i try to connect to network i get unable to connect to network. i have removed the wirless network, have added it back, entered the security key and nothing. i have a netgear wireless router. not sure what the deal is. i have made sure the power settings on the adapter are off, and this adapter doesnt seem to have the sleep mode option on it. windows 7 also found the drivers automatically. the machine is brand new, other machines/devices on in the house get to the internet just fine.


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15 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duhaas View Post
Have a brand new pavailion quad cord windows 7 home premium 64bit. i also purchased a usb wireless adapter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ss_T15_product

this adapter was working fine for a few hours. the internet connection is cable, the adapter gets about two bars of connectivity, and now when i try to connect to network i get unable to connect to network. i have removed the wirless network, have added it back, entered the security key and nothing. i have a netgear wireless router. not sure what the deal is. i have made sure the power settings on the adapter are off, and this adapter doesnt seem to have the sleep mode option on it. windows 7 also found the drivers automatically. the machine is brand new, other machines/devices on in the house get to the internet just fine.
Hi and welcome

Im assuming you are using Homegroup for networking.

Lets take a look at device manager by typing device manager in search. go to the wif tab and look to see if your card listed listed. Is it? does it have a yellow triangle on it?

Are there any "unknown" devices with yellow on them?

Let us know

Ken J
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15 Nov 2009   #3
duhaas

Windows 7 Premium Home
 
 

I will check those things out, why do you assume homegroup for networking is turned on? sorry, im actually not in front of the machine, its a clients machine, have to stop yby his place on monday
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15 Nov 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

That sounds like symptoms of Manufacturer & Windows drivers conflicting. Try uninstall the Manufacturer Drivers and let the windows ones do the work, and see how that goes down.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
duhaas

Windows 7 Premium Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
That sounds like symptoms of Manufacturer & Windows drivers conflicting. Try uninstall the Manufacturer Drivers and let the windows ones do the work, and see how that goes down.
THANKS, that appeared to be the case, i uninstalled the driver that came with the card along with the wireless utility it installed and immediately the machine made a connection. Thanks again for that suggestion it made the difference.
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16 Nov 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

No worries, glad i could be of assistance.
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21 Jun 2011   #7
ShankyD

Windows 7 - 32 bit Ultimate
 
 
help with win7 32bit ultimate

i have a lenovo r61 thinkpad with win7 32-bit ultimate os..earlier my laptop was able to detect a particular wifi network and i accessed internet too...now all of a sudden my laptop isnt able to detect this network..please help me out with this..
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