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Windows 7: Trouble connecting to the internet (Wireless)

09 Feb 2010   #1
thefamous1

Windows 7
 
 
Trouble connecting to the internet (Wireless)

Alright guys, PLEASE help me out here I'm going insane trying to figure this out lol..

I have a Belkin USB Wireless Adapter F5D7050. In Windows 7 I can install the adapter fine. And I can get to where my available networks are showing. The problem is when I try to connect to my home network it says, "Windows is unable to connect to <my network>"

What is frustrating is that I've been able to connect to my home network a few times, but it only connects for a couple of minutes and then the connection is gone.

I've gone to Belkin's website and I have the drivers etc. and when I go to Start > Devices and Printers I can even see the Belkin USB Adapter so I know it's installed right.

One thing though is it says the #2 after the Belkin USB adapter in the Devices & Printers. Idk if this is anything important.


Here is my PC info:

Processor name Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Processor speed 2842
Processor vendor GenuineIntel
Processor count (cores) 4
Processor ID Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
RAM size 4.00 GB
DirectX version 4.09.00.0904
HDD - Windows partition 500 GB
HDD - Largest disk 500 GB
Video RAM 512 MB
Windows version Windows 7 (6.1.7600)


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09 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

So wen you connected to your home wireless network, it initially connects and then after a period of time it disconnects and the network disappears altogether?

Can you screenshot these:
1) Network connections. (click on the Change adapter settings on Network and Sharing Centre).
2) Manage Wireless Networks (click on the Manage Wireless Networks on Network and Sharing Centre).
3) ipconfig /all (At command prompt type: ipconfig /all)
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09 Feb 2010   #3
thefamous1

Windows 7
 
 

Edit: My Belkin Adapter also shows up as a Unidentified Device sometimes as well... and other times it shows up perfectly fine if I unplug/replug
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09 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager?
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09 Feb 2010   #5
thefamous1

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
So wen you connected to your home wireless network, it initially connects and then after a period of time it disconnects and the network disappears altogether?

Can you screenshot these:
1) Network connections. (click on the Change adapter settings on Network and Sharing Centre).
2) Manage Wireless Networks (click on the Manage Wireless Networks on Network and Sharing Centre).
3) ipconfig /all (At command prompt type: ipconfig /all)
Yup, say if It shows three networks including mine. Sometimes I CAN connect and other times I wont even be able to connect. If I can connect though, I will have internet access for a few minutes and then it will drop. When I go back to view my networks, my network that I was connected on is gone - like you said.
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09 Feb 2010   #6
thefamous1

Windows 7
 
 

Yes when I plug it in and it is unidentified there is a yellow exclamation mark. What is weird though is that when I first installed Windows 7 earlier I was connected for about 30 minutes and then it all took a dive. And now I haven't been connected for more than 3-4 minutes (if I can even connect)
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09 Feb 2010   #7
thefamous1

Windows 7
 
 

My network connections is empty


Here is my manage wireless connections




This is the error I get. I was able to view my network and my neighbors, and then when I tried to connect I was not able:





I don't know how to IP Config? Do I type that in the search bar under the start menu?
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10 Feb 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefamous1 View Post
Yes when I plug it in and it is unidentified there is a yellow exclamation mark. What is weird though is that when I first installed Windows 7 earlier I was connected for about 30 minutes and then it all took a dive. And now I haven't been connected for more than 3-4 minutes (if I can even connect)
You have to get this yellow exclamation mark gone. Have you not sucessfully install the driver for this device?

Once that is completed. Then we can starting looking at the connections.

At first instance i would ave though your wireless adapters is not fully connecting to the network, you might have had limited connectivity but far from full connection if you have a driver issue with your wireless card.

Ipconfig, hit enter after this

Trouble connecting to the internet (Wireless)-noname.jpg


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10 Feb 2010   #9
thefamous1

Windows 7
 
 

aem, but what happens is when it doesn't recognize my card, I reinstall the drivers and it works, it says Device Drivers successfully installed. But then if I reboot it wont recognize the card at all. And if I unplug and replug the adapter it will sometimes try to automatically install the adapter, but it fails.
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10 Feb 2010   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Either the driver is not 100% suitable or there is something wrong with the adapter.

Go into Device Manager, right click on the device, Properties, in Details tab drop down menu select Hardware ID. Screenshot this info.
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