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Windows 7: Windows 7 can't find wireless network.

11 Jan 2018   #1
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 can't find wireless network.

Windows 7 ultimate x64 can't connect to wireless network with any adapters (I've tried 5 new ones) and now the old adapter can't find connections either. Every adapter after network diagnostics reports driver issues.


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11 Jan 2018   #2
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

Open an admin command prompt and type ipconfig /all save the results and post into this thread.
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11 Jan 2018   #3
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Here are the results of ipconfig. I have an Ethernet cable attached to the computer to have internet access.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Seven 64> ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mom
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : risebroadband.com
System Quarantine State . . . . . : Not Restricted

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : risebroadband.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-F4-5D-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9ca8:b874:32cc:943b%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.136(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:20:23 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, January 12, 2018 2:20:23 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 171991430
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-7F-04-C1-40-61-86-F4-5D-FA
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
risebroadband.com
Tunnel adapter isatap.risebroadband.com:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : risebroadband.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
C:\Users\Seven 64>
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11 Jan 2018   #4
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Both are set to automatic.
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11 Jan 2018   #5
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

I'm sorry, I misread the Ethernet info, it shows you are getting the address from DHCP, when you add wifi adapter, does it show in network and sharing?
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11 Jan 2018   #6
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It is set correctly. I can see the bad computer from the Linksys setup and all the other wireless computers are working fine on the network.
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11 Jan 2018   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It doesn't show any wi-fi adapter so can't see what's going on. If it was installed then does it have a yellow triangle in device manager? If your running a 64 bit system are the drivers signed if not they won't load
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11 Jan 2018   #8
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The driver is from Realtek site for this adapter. There is no problems in device manager. The router is a Linksys AC1200 dual band router. The problem is with Windows. Each brand new adapter gives the same problem. No connections available and troubleshooting says there is a problem with the adapter.
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11 Jan 2018   #9
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

When you plugin an adapter and go to the device manager, right click on the adapter, select properties, change driver, let me choose, and see if the driver shows up in the list, select it and let it be installed. Normally, when you attach an Ethernet cable, it disables some wifi adapters, so you may have to unplug the Ethernet cable to install the driver for the wifi, and enable the adapter with a right click in the network and sharing.
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11 Jan 2018   #10
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You didntanswer are you running a 64bit windows and are the drivers signed or it wont work test your drivers How to verify that system drivers are digitally signed - gHacks Tech News
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