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Internet wont work, but does if i plug in cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Kenny250, Jul 21, 2012.

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  1. Kenny250

    Kenny250 Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2012
    so a couple of weeks ago my internet stopped working wirelessly, after restarting, and doing everything i could thing of i plugged it in to the router and it decided to work but the wireless still wont.

    its like my network card isnt even there, everyone else in the house can connect fine, but nothing is showing up for me. i downloaded xirrus wifi inspecter, but that couldnt even detect a card. nore can the device manager.


    Can anyone help me fix this, i hate sitting on the kitchen benchtop to do my browsing
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
    the xirrus cannot find the adapter

    make and exact model of the pc

    lets see a device manager screen shot
    Device Manager
    Post back the results in device manager
    You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

    how to access device manager for different windows versions

    Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen

    on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

    if this does not work then -

    Windows 7 or Vista
    Click on the Start Orb
    In the Start Search box type
    device manager and then press enter


    Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
    windows 7
    start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

    network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
    are there any ! ? or X

    post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

    To post a screen shot of the active window.
    1) hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    2) if you are using Vista/Windows 7 you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

    To upload the screen shot to the forum, open the full reply window ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    Full details are available here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
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