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Windows 7: network adapter not found on my laptop..please help

02 Feb 2011   #11
avseq

 
dont know the adapter

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silwal123 View Post
Hi,

I think you haven't installed proper driver for the network hardware component.

1. Find out what network device do you have? company, model etc.
2. Install appropriate driver, that means it should work in your current OS.
3. If your network driver manufacturer is computer manufacturer then visit manufacturer's website and you should be able to download appropriate driver.

I had same problem with my sony vaio wireless (My wired connection was working fine), I downloaded a wire less updated driver from sony website and it worked after installing it.

Your problem sounds to be software related. It should be solved easily, you just need to find out right driver setup.exe for your hardware which is compatible with your current OS.

All the best
Cheers,
Silwal
hi thanks for the advice,
my problem lies here- my laptop is l650 toshiba satellite,
i dont know wht wireless adapter it uses, i tried wid intel and toshiba it self but cant get it to work.


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02 Feb 2011   #12
silwal123

 

To find details of the network driver check detailed specification of your machine.
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02 Feb 2011   #13
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avseq View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Could you provide us an exact model number? because "650" isn't telling me too much, could be a C650, L650...
satellite L650 11e system unit
part no psk1 je-018003ep
Hello avseq!

I just did a repair quote on a old Satellite M model. I am very glad to not own a Toshiba. It should not have to be that hard to find specs.

The information you supplied did not help to identify the specs for your laptop. The models listed by Toshiba are:

L650-BT2N15
L650-BT2N22
L650-BT2N23
L650-ST2G01
L650-ST2NX1
L650-ST3NX1

I do not know if the drivers for these models will work for you, but I did find wifi drivers, 1) Realtek, 2) Atheros at this web site: Model Content Page

Based on what I could find, you wifi is Intel b/g/n. Does your wireless router support "n"? If not, it should support "g" ... so make sure both laptop and router are set to the same, either "g" or "n". You also have a wifi light on the front left of the laptop to tell you if wifi is on or not.

Hope this helps?

Cheers!
Robert
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03 Feb 2011   #14
avseq

 
i guess i have found the solution

hello everyone thankyou verymuch for all your support, last night i did a windows update and in device manager there appeared some unknown hardwares and but non of them had any description.
and today i downloaded linux and installed, in first boot it said proper driver not installed to work efficiently and it recocnized the hardware. it said ineeded broadcom sta wireless driver.
i installed it and wireless worked just fine on linux, i am gonna try wid windows in a bit.
thx again for all support
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04 Feb 2011   #15
avseq

 
not solved

hi i realized that broadcom wireless is available for linux only and i am not being able to get internet on my laptop. anyone knows if its available for windows ??
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04 Feb 2011   #16
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avseq View Post
hi i realized that broadcom wireless is available for linux only and i am not being able to get internet on my laptop. anyone knows if its available for windows ??
avseq, did you try downloading and installing the Realtek wifi driver from the link posted above?

Robert
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04 Feb 2011   #17
avseq

 
hi

yeaa tried that but couldnt get it to work, just found broadcom wireless driver for windows let me see if that solves my problem
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04 Feb 2011   #18
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avseq View Post
yeaa tried that but couldnt get it to work, just found broadcom wireless driver for windows let me see if that solves my problem
Question: are you using Windows 7 x32bit or x64bit?
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04 Feb 2011   #19
avseq

 
problem solved :)

hi everybody problem is finally solved, i was using win7 64 bit.
i downloaded this>>
Update Driver for Broadcom wi-fi = flawed
it solved my problem
i would like to thank everyone who tried to help me. thanks alot
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04 Feb 2011   #20
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avseq View Post
hi everybody problem is finally solved, i was using win7 64 bit.
i downloaded this>>
Update Driver for Broadcom wi-fi = flawed
it solved my problem
i would like to thank everyone who tried to help me. thanks alot
Good news! Glad to hear you found a compatible wifi driver!

Cheers!
Robert
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