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Windows 7: Can't connect to wireless network

11 Sep 2009   #1
jasonfoos

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Can't connect to wireless network

Since I installed Win 7 I am unable to connect to my wireless network.

IP is Roadrunner and my wireless router is Linksys model WRT110.

When running ipconfig from prompt it states the following:

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Please help.


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11 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasonfoos View Post
Since I installed Win 7 I am unable to connect to my wireless network.

IP is Roadrunner and my wireless router is Linksys model WRT110.

When running ipconfig from prompt it states the following:

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Please help.
JF

Hi and welcome to seven forums

Probably just a driver issue. could you go into device manager (type device in search) and look at the network devices. You should have a NIC (for wired) and a wireless (wifi). Are both listed and working, or is there an unknown device with a yellow triangle?

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #3
jasonfoos

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hi Ken,

I looked at the device manager. I didn't see any search tool.

Looked under Network adapters. I see 802.11n Wireless LAN Card.

The properties say that this device is working properly. I tried to update the driver. There were no available updates.
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11 Sep 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasonfoos View Post
Hi Ken,

I looked at the device manager. I didn't see any search tool.

Looked under Network adapters. I see 802.11n Wireless LAN Card.

The properties say that this device is working properly. I tried to update the driver. There were no available updates.
OK so device manager looks like this one with two working devices. Could you try type cmd in search then ipconfig /flushdns, enter. then ipconfig /renew, enter

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #5
jasonfoos

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hi Ken,

My device manager looks like this:

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Jason/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image002.jpg[/IMG]

I noticed the Microsft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. The device is working properly but there is an update for the driver. However, it is not signed by windows. Should I install this?
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11 Sep 2009   #6
jasonfoos

Windows 7 RC
 
 

BTW, the ipconfig /flushdns, enter. then ipconfig /renew, enter did not work.
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11 Sep 2009   #7
RustyFalcon

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

In a related vein I upgraded a computer to Win 7 x64 that contained a wireless NIC as well. Win 7 identified it similar to yours as "802.11n Wireless LAN Card" which I knew to be incorrect since the card is definitely an 802.11g card, no N capability.

So Win 7 was thinking it to be a 802.11n card, and in fact it appeared to be working, but did not actually transfer packets.

So I simply installed the correct driver from the manufacturer and resolved the issue.

I'd recommend you get a good driver from HP and install it. If they do not provide a Win 7 driver yet you can try the Vista driver if one is available then the XP driver.
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11 Sep 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

As I first said 99.99% of the time its a driver. As rusty falcon said get the driver from the computers mfr and install it (over if necesssary) in device manger. You may have to install in compatibility mode if it is a vista driver, and might need to install as admin.

I dont know if you are 32bit or 64, so just make sure you get the correct version

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

I would suggest rebooting the router. As simple as it sounds this has helped in many cases i've seen before.
information   Information
Most routers have a small reset button on the back that needs to be depressed with a small sharp object (pen) for 5 seconds after the power has been disconnected/switched off.

Once done, your router will restart & run a self test, then connection test, then is ready to go.
Tip   Tip
Reeboots can take up-to 2 minutes, Refer to your user manual on exact reboot procedure

Hope this helps :)


OS
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12 Sep 2009   #10
jasonfoos

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hi,

I have done the reboot thing before, no luck. Same results.

Right now I am trying to re-install drivers for the wireless.

Having some trouble finding them on the HP website but I'll keep plugging away.

Thanks everyone for all the help.

If you have any other idea please let me know.

Thanks again.

Jason
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