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Don’t have any network adapters

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Handellpz, Sep 18, 2018.

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  1. Handellpz

    Handellpz Thread Starter

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    On my Lenovo pc WiFi or Ethernet will not show up I’ve rebooting and they still won’t show up
     
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    Did they ever show up?

    I assume that you are talking about Device Manager--they are not under Network Adapters and not showing anywhere with an error or warning.
     
  3. Handellpz

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    This is what I’m dealing with
     

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    Start dealing with Device Manager. :)
     
  5. Handellpz

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    This is what I’m dealing with
    What do I do here
     
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    Your title says, "Don’t have any network adapters." I'm looking for confirmation.
     
  7. Handellpz

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    Well nevermind I guess I do they just aren’t working I guess?
     

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    Do you have an ethernet cable connected? Any LEDs light when you connect the cable?
     
  9. Couriant

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    Your Realtek Controller would be your Ethernet and it has a yellow warning. So more than likely your driver is not working correctly. One option is to remove the device in Device Manager (right click on the Realtek one, then Uninstall device. Don't remove the drivers if prompted) then reboot the computer and see if Windows will reinstall it correctly.

    If this is a branded machine, what make and model is it? (I.E. Dell OptiPlex 7010)
     
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    Thanks, James. I didn't notice the yellow warning. :(
     
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    No worries, I almost missed it myself.
     
  12. Handellpz

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    thanks James it’s finally working thank you so much.


    Edit: so now it works with Ethernet but when I take it out all the WiFi networks disappear
     
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    According to the screenshot you didn't have a wireless adapter installed.

    Is this a laptop or desktop? Also check Device Manager again to see if anything has any red x or yellow ! icons.
     
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    It’s a laptop and I see no no red or yellow warning signs it’s a lenovo ideapad u430 touch
     
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    Hmm... I don't know if this will help but press the F7 key (airplane mode) and make sure it's not set to Airplane mode: on. Other than that, you may have a bad wireless card, or at the least it's been dislodged from its connector.
     
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