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Windows 7: No wireless

15 Jan 2009   #1
homas

Windows 7
 
 
No wireless

I can't even get my Win 7 64 bit to give me a wireless option (it's in a seperate partition). My Vista 64 set up my wireless just fine. Can someone help? Thanx.


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15 Jan 2009   #2
NickyN

xp
 
 
Details required regarding wireless card

I had the same problem with my Sony Vaio Laptop. The issue here is Win 7 did not copy the drivers for your wireless card from Vista. So you need to download the drivers for Vista from the manufacturers site.
In my case the drivers I downloaded from the Intel site for my Intel Pro Wireless 2200 BG card did not work. After much googling and with a bit of luck I found the drivers on the HP site. Once I installed the drivers, my wireless connection was up and running very well.

Are you able to see your network card in the device manager? You should check this out first.
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15 Jan 2009   #3
robbiefisk

 
 

Can you provide a link to the HP wireless INTEL driver you used ? They might work for me aswell
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15 Jan 2009   #4
homas

Windows 7
 
 

In Vista 64 Home Premium in the Device Manager under Network adapters the Liteon USB Wireless (w/ Ralink drivers) shows up & works just fine. In Win 7 there is no USB Wireless in the same place and I can't seem to find nor add it.
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30 Jan 2009   #5
blmcamarofreak85

Windows 7
 
 

I have a Sony Vaio with Windows XP now with Windows 7 and the sony vaio website for the wireless card wont install and work cause it doesnt recognize windows 7 as an OS. How can I fix this? Thanks
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02 Feb 2009   #6
NickyN

xp
 
 

Pl go to hp.com site and in the search box type Intel Pro wireless BG driver and download and install. Restart. Should work. This worked for my Sony Vaio laptop.
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02 Feb 2009   #7
blmcamarofreak85

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you that worked and I now have wireless. Didnt realize how much of a convience that was till I didnt have it. I have another question for you though. I am trying to get all of the stuff to work and certain things work and certain things dont. Right now most of what I have tested works but I want the FN volume to work and the brightness but was not able to get it to work with my vaio system. Any suggestions here? I did have XP home. Thanks again for the help.
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02 Feb 2009   #8
NickyN

xp
 
 

Happy to note that you got your wireless working!
With regard to the Fn keys, I have the same issues. I feel this issue need to be addressed by Sony. I am not sure if Sony would provide the necessary driver updates for older Vaio laptops ( mine is 5years old).
For volume adjustments, you should be able to adjust it from the task bar speaker icon in Windows 7
For brightness adjustment, I use the Fn key in Win XP and the adjustment seems to hold in Win 7. I am dual booting between XP and 7.
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02 Feb 2009   #9
ABC123

Windows 7 beta
 
 
Intel 2915ABG solved

Dell Inspiron 9300 with Intel WiFi 2915ABG and Windows 7 beta would not connect to secured WiFi networks using latest release of 12.x for Vista. Had to go back 2 versions to 11.5.1.2_VT dated 4/11/2008.

This driver supports 2200BG, 2915ABG, 3945ABG, 4965AGN.

Here:
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08 Feb 2009   #10
somebody

Win7
 
 

Thought I'd share here after hitting similar no wireless issue on a sony Vaio TXN (and just getting unhelpful messages telling me to turn on the switch on the laptop which was already on) after installing win7 32bit.

Just updating the drivers as suggested here didn't seem to fix it. Solved by also updating the BIOS/firmware to the latest from the sony site.. now it is all working fine.
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