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Cannot fin wireless network connection

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  1. CUNNYBATHER

    CUNNYBATHER Thread Starter

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    I am fully aware that there is a BTWifi with FON connection in this area, but my wireless adapter either doesn't want to pick it up or is somehow blocking it. I am using Edimax 11n USB Wireless LAN Utility, upon opening the edimax application I noticed that the "disable adapter" box is checked, but in network connections it is saying that it is enabled, any help?
     
  2. etaf

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    do you have your own wireless router - I assume not as you are using BTwifi
    do you have BT internet and a username and password to use BTwifi ?

    what device are you trying to connect - PC, phone, laptop , desktop
    what windows version

    how are you posting a question here ?
     
  3. CUNNYBATHER

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    No I do not, I do have a bt acc and pass which is how i'm using my ipad to post here, iI am trying to find the btwifi mentioned for my pc to connect to
     
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    what windows version is the pc running

    can you see any wireless signals at all on the PC
     
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    Windows 7, there are no wireless signals but it is insisting networks are available
     
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    use the windows 7 wireless utility and not the edimax
    turn off the edimax utility
     
  7. CUNNYBATHER

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    ok i have done that and i am still experiencing the problem
     
  8. etaf

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    uninstall the adapter and let windows re-install also do a tcp/ip reset

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    Uninstall and allow windows to re-install the adapter and Driver
    goto the device manager > Network Adapters > click on the [+] to show all the adapters

    right click on the adapter and from the menu

    remove/uninstall the adapter

    Now restart the pc and allow windows to detect new hardware and re install the adapter and the driver
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    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

    For Windows Vista through to Windows 10
    Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
    (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen )​

    For Windows 8 & 10
    To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​

    In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands:

    Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.

    • Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter
    • Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter
    • Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter
    ReStart (reboot) the machine.

    If you receive the message
    The requested operation requires elevation.
    Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
    Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
    (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen )​
    Please note and post back - if you receive the following message :-
    Access is Denied
    This error will occur with windows 8 and windows 10 , so ignore.

    please post back the results in a reply here - its important we know that these commands have worked correctly and not produced any errors
    right click in the command prompt box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    Details also here
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
    also the link has a Microsoft Fix it , which will do the above for you

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  9. CUNNYBATHER

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    I uninstalled and restarted, windows has not made an attempt to install another driver
     
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    no it does not necessarily install a new driver - but does a reset of the adapter
     
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    result to winsock reset catalog: sucessfully reset ghe winsock catalog
    result to ipv4: reseting global, ok. resetung interface, ok
    result to ipv6: theres no user specified settings to be reset
     
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    any change
     
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    do you have another PC at all ?
     
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