Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot Find Wireless Networks


16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Cannot Find Wireless Networks

Hey, i got my mum a new pc a couple of days ago, and searched on microsoft for a Windows 7 compatible Wireless Network Adapter, and came across the D-Link DWA-130 so i when't out and bought it, it install's fine no problems there, but it doesnt find any networks, when i 1st installed it, it found my network and 1 other, i tried connecting to mine, after typing in my password, it just said it was unable to connect, i can connect using my ethernet cable so i know the router is working fine, im running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit if any1 could help me solve this problem, id really appreciate it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi, you said when you 1st installed it, it found your network. Are you using the Windows builtin utility (bottom right network icon)? If you are not able to log on after Windows 7 has detected it, you might not have entered the correct security key.

Check that the router's broadcasted network security type is the same as Windows 7's. That is, if the router is using WPA, make sure Windows 7 also has WPA. If the router is broadcasting WEP, change it to WPA to match Windows 7's and try again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
That is, if the router is using WPA, make sure Windows 7 also has WPA. If the router is broadcasting WEP, change it to WPA to match Windows 7's and try again.
Im new to Windows 7 lol, how do i check what security type Windows 7 is using?

EDIT: My router is running with WPA security, this is the security i chose when inputting my password after installing the Wireless adapter, i have also gone to the router site and reset my password, ive uninstalled an reinstalled the adapter that many times ive lost count lol, it's getting really annoying now, it's my mums b-day in 2days i thought a new pc with W& would be really nice, but if you cant get wireless internet it seems like a waste of money lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Jan 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

At bottom right, the wireless icon, click it, right-click the SSID (your wireless network, the one that tou created), Properties. Go in Security Tab. Make sure your selections in there matches the one what is broadcasted by the router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ive had a look but there are no networks to check, all i see is this,

Name:  Untitled.png
Views: 1093
Size:  20.9 KB

Im Connected right now using an ethernet cable, really annoying me now lol

anyway it's 9:30am here, ive been trying to get this sorted for hours now, time for bed i think, will come back and get even more pissed off later lol

I Appreciate you trying to help aem thanx, but cant be arsed anymore right now lol

P.S i would Rep u, but i only joined the forum this morning so dont know how, or even if im able 2 just yet lol


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

That my friend i think means your wireless adapter is either not enabled or switched off. Can you confirmed that. Has this ever happened b4?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It's a brand new adapter, and pc, so no this hasn't happened before, i installed the drivers for it off the cd but kept gettin the BSOD which pissed me off lol, after reading a few forums i found out that if you install the DWA-130 drivers off the CD it comes with, this will keep happening, i downloaded the drivers from the D-Link website, and haven't got BSOD yet(fingers crossed) but still no connection unless i used ethernet,

But that means i cant take comp upstairs lol, was supposed to be a suprise for me mum, but hard to hide when your sitting at it hours on end trying to get it sorted lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Sounds like a driver issue. Have you tried having Windows update find the drivers? You can either re plug it in or go from Device Manager.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Looking at the image ypou posted, looks like you also have a few things disabled.

Go into your Device Manager and see if all the devices are enabled, on second thoughts can u screenshot it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes ive tried having windows download the drivers for me, but this doesn't solve the problem, here's a screenshot of my network adapters in device manager.

Name:  Untitled.png
Views: 11
Size:  6.6 KB

sometimes when i uninstall the adapter and reinstall it, 1 time out of 10 it finds my network and the neighbours but if i try and connect to mine it says it's unable to connect to the network, if i run the trouble shoot it shows this message.

Name:  Untitled1.png
Views: 10
Size:  35.1 KB


i do all that then i get this message

Name:  Untitled2.png
Views: 6
Size:  26.3 KB

then when i click next i get this 1

Name:  Untitled3.png
Views: 7
Size:  31.1 KB

It say's that there is a problem with the Wireless Adapter, but Device manager says
it is working properly

i have absoloutly no idea what's wrong with it.

Ive also rang D-Link and they said, because they do not deal with the DWA-130 there's not much they can do for me. (i live in the UK and dlink.co.uk dont deal with the dwa-130 ) they reccomended going to dlink.com for the drivers, i did this and still no joy.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot Find Wireless Networks




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Cannot Find Wireless Networks
Thread Forum
Solved Wireless devices and wireless networks System Security
Unable to find Wi-Fi Networks on Windows 7 Acer 3810T Network & Sharing
Unable to find wireless networks - no conections are available Network & Sharing
Netgear WN111 cannot find networks Network & Sharing
Windows 7 cant find wireless networks Network & Sharing
Too Many Wireless Networks Network & Sharing
Computer cannot find any Wireless networks..? Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33