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Laptop wont detect any wireless devices! PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Adrianx215, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. Adrianx215

    Adrianx215 Thread Starter

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    Okay so I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop and im running on Vista-basic. My wifi was working fine but i accidentally turned the wifi switch off and I left it off over night. When I woke up and tried to turn it back on, my laptop wouldnt detect my router or any other devices. Ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, restoring the computer, restarting the computer ect. nothing is working. I have taken screenshots of the problem too. PLEASE HELP ME OUT

    screen shot: http://oi54.tinypic.com/293ucgp.jpg
     
  2. etaf

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    can we see a Device Manager screen shot

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    {Device Manager}
    Post back the results in device manager
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
    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

    post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

    To post a screen shot of the active window, 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.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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  3. Adrianx215

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  4. etaf

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    what firewall do you have or have you had on the PC in the past - Norton, McAfee etc

    also do this

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    {run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
    Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
    Then run and install the program
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, 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.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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