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Windows 7: Dell N5050 takes 10-15 minutes to connect to wireless.

30 Dec 2017   #11
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Don't often get cold weather down in the swamps of south LoUiSiAna so I'm busy running in and out getting ready for what's coming.
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Think I Finally half way figured out what's going on. I'm slow most of the time If You Can't connect to the Wireless Network Connection (Dell Wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n) You'll need to disable the Virtual adapter most likley using a netsh Admin CMD. First WlanHostedNetworkForceStop then WlanHostedNetworkStopUsing after that you should "hopefully" be able to connect though the Dell adapter. More nfo can be found here: About the Wireless Hosted Network (Windows)
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Being a virtual device it shouldn't have stopped you from connecting to the wireless network with the physical wireless adapter ?


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30 Dec 2017   #12
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm thinking a complete "clean" reinstall is the next step. Its drastic but given the symptoms I wouldn't think we are going to resolve this as is.

For a Manual Install, the correct sequence on a Dell is (1) Install Windows (2) Intel Motherboard chipset drivers (3) Install device drivers including Video, Sound, touchpad, Wi-Fi, etc. DO NOT skip step 2 as it is key to a successful reinstall.
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31 Dec 2017   #13
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

This is what I did this morning to get it to work.

I went in to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > Change Adapter Settings and DISABLED Wireless Network Connection 2. I then reset the BTHub and bingo, it connected straight away.
Now, why is this and how can I delete Wireless Network Connection 2 from the adapter settings as I think this could be the cause?

Why does resetting the BTHub make a difference, it is as if it needs the reset to get the information it needs to connect successfully because it doesn't hold it in the settings at restart.

Thanks in advance.
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31 Dec 2017   #14
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

I have just done some investigating and found something that might be the cause of the problem but I would like guidence please.

I went into Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > then clicked the Home Icon. I then clicked Merge or delete network locations and it came up with a list of previously connected to networks. In the list it showed the BTHub3 and showed it as In use and Unmanaged, this is correct. It also showed however, BTBusinessHub as Not in use and Unmanaged, which was the old one before the current one was upgraded.

Can I safely delete the BTBusinessHub and could this be contributing to the problem?

I also can't see a way to delete the Wireless Network Connection 2 from the adapter settings as Delete is greyed out. Does anyone know how to do this please?

Thanks in advance.
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31 Dec 2017   #15
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

There is no way to remove the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport adapter as it's part of Windows. Just delete or disable everything except the Dell wireless adapter and since what I posted before didn't work, again open up a ADMIN CMD and try entering: netsh wlan stop hostednetwork then netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow reboot and see if it's fixed. If that doesn't fix the problem then maybe a fresh install as posted above will be the best option.
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31 Dec 2017   #16
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Thank you Bat 1 for your time, advice and suggestions, it is appreciated.
I will give your suggestions in your previous post a try later on.

Thank you :) .
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31 Dec 2017   #17
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hello Bat 1,

I tried your suggestion and it appears to have worked.
The real test though will be when we boot up in the morning.

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year .
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31 Dec 2017   #18
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Glad to read that :) Happy New Years to you and yours
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02 Jan 2018   #19
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Happy New Year Everyone.

Well, I am still having problems connnecting and it is still taking in the region of 15 minutes to connect.

After refreshing the Network many many times it actually finds it (others close by are shown straight away however) but then says Limited Access and shows as Unidentified Network Public.

Is there anyway that I can delete all network related stuff and start from scratch please?

Thanks in advance.
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03 Jan 2018   #20
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Has anyone got any ideas please?
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