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Windows 7: Enable wireless adapter

02 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 64 Ultimate

Hi MarkH,

This is very useful. Thanks a lot. The people from Kaspersky never got back to me.
Thanks again

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31 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 32 bits.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkH View Post
I had the same problem and it turned out to be a Network Filter that Kaspersky Internet security attaches to the wireless adapter. You can enable the wireless adapter and keep your Kaspersky anti virus software running if you remove just the Kaspersky Filter.
To do this go to the Network & Sharing Centre, then click on "Change adapter settings". Right click on the adapter that is causing the problems and choose "Properties". Remove the tick from the box next to the Kaspersky NDIS filter.
The adapter can now be enabled and used. It may require you to go through the diagnose connection problem once to reset the adapter once the filter has been removed.
Thanks to people like you i was able to solve my problem, linksys has no idea about anything and kaspersky sucks as simple as that. Thank you.
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09 Jan 2011   #13

windows 7 64bits
wireless adapter works ....

FINALLY! I have been searching for 2 days the problem of my wireless adapter issue and all along it was the stupid K-pesty. After the uninstalled - my life is back to normal. I knew I hated that anti-everything-shut off-not let anything work - "virus" protector. I guess they can state that they are 100% guaranteed NO VIRUS ... because they turn off all your internet connections...

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10 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Kaspsky's network filter's causing the problem

Thanks MarkH you are a genius!

It is Kaspersky's nework filter which causes the problem. You don't have to remove the antivirus. SImply go to 'Network Connections', right click on 'network wireless connection', 'properties' and uncheck Kaspersky Anti-virus NDIS filter . Then restart the computer. Once you connect you computer wirelessly to a network go back and check on the filter. It is that simple. It took me 3 days installing / uninstalling wireless drivers until saw this forum. Thanks a lot guys.

All the best.
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26 Apr 2011   #15

Window 7 64 Pro
Same Issue

This also occurs with other Internet Security applications. I just saw the same problem with a client that decided to install Trend Micro Internet Security. It attaches a service to the wireless adapter. Once I unchecked it, the icon for the wireless was no longer grey and I was able to enable the interface.
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28 Sep 2012   #16

Win7 Pro 64 Dual boot with Win7 Pro 64

I just worked on a Windows 7 computer with the very same problem. Customer had purchased a Netgear N 600 wireless USB adapter. Everything installed although it took a long time. The wireless adapter was always disabled in the network connections And the enabling it didn't do anything. I watched it as I uninstalled kaspersky Anti Virus and sometime during the uninstall boom it was enabled. My problem was solved thank you everyone for your help!
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28 Nov 2013   #17


Just an FYI, my wireless connection would not enable until I uninstalled Zone Alarm anti-virus AND restarted my computer. Afterward there wasn't a problem with my wireless connection. I'm now using Microsoft Security Essentials without problem.
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