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Windows 7: Network can't find wireless card

30 Mar 2010   #1
Audioman1

Windows 7 Pro Full
 
 
Network can't find wireless card

I have a Linksys WRT 54G Router and a Trendnet TEW-423PI Card. Clean install of Windows 7 Pro.
When I run the setup for a wireless network connection I get ( I need to turn on wireless card) from the Linksys Easylink Program, But when I go to the device manager it says the card is working properly.
Any suggestions?


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30 Mar 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Install the latest drivers for your card.
Trendnet TEW-423 PI Driver Selection

After driver install, check device manager to make sure there are no conflicts and the device is enabled.

If that doesn't fix your problem:

Start > Search > cmd > Right Click cmd.exe > Run as Admin...
Type: ipconfig /all
Enter, Copy to Forum.
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30 Mar 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Audioman1 View Post
I have a Linksys WRT 54G Router and a Trendnet TEW-423PI Card. Clean install of Windows 7 Pro.
When I run the setup for a wireless network connection I get ( I need to turn on wireless card) from the Linksys Easylink Program, But when I go to the device manager it says the card is working properly.
Any suggestions?
The WRT54G with it's 12 different versions has many problems working correctly with Windows 7, especially wireless 64 bit. Sometimes a firmware update can help, but you need to make sure the firmware update is made for your exact router version.

Other times you need to manually input the mac address into the routers configuration page to get the WRT54G working with Windows 7.
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30 Mar 2010   #4
Audioman1

Windows 7 Pro Full
 
 

don't work and it won't let me copy from the dos,, the copy option is grayed out.
I have the latest version or the router v8.2.3
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30 Mar 2010   #5
Audioman1

Windows 7 Pro Full
 
 

The router works great when it's plugged in the the computers via cat cables.
I ran the setup exe from the Trendnet TEW-423 PI Driver Selection and it seemed to install properly.
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30 Mar 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

So the wireless connection is not working with the WRT54G. That isn't surprizing at all because there have been countless people in here with the same router and the same complaint. Some versions work ok, others not so well. With 12 different versions of the same router it's difficult to keep track of which ones work or not.

You should try to install the latest firmware from Linksys. The latest firmware for your version 8.2 fixes many of the problems with your router and Windows 7. I highly suggest you try everything possible to get the firmware installed.

Firmware 8.2.07 build 011
- Resolves issue with not being able to block IPSec pass-through.
- Resolves issue with router disconnecting from some particular online game servers.
- Resolves issue with user not being able to get incoming video and audio when video phone is connected to the LAN hosted by the router.
- Resolves issue with WEP 64-bit key not being properly validated when user enters the key.
- Resolves issue with disabling UPnP not being effective until the router is rebooted.
- Resolves issue with Wireless MAC Filter not working properly when there are more than 32 entries in filter list.
- Resolves issue with DNS vulnerability.

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

In any event, I can just about guarantee you that your router is the cause of your problems, hopefully you can get it working with the firmware update.
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30 Mar 2010   #7
Audioman1

Windows 7 Pro Full
 
 

Thanks Chev, I downloaded the latest firmware and it's a BIN file.. what do I nned to do with it to install it.
Thanks
Jack

Never mind I think I got it after I flashed the router it seems to have connected wirelessly.
Thanks again
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