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NVIDIA Network Controller not detecting wirless networks

Discussion in 'Networking' started by itskimmy, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. itskimmy

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    My PC is not detecting my wifi hotspot.

    I've used the diagnose tool and the result comes back as 'This computer does not have a wireless network adaptor installed and configured'.

    However, in device manager under network adapters, NVIDIA Network Controller is listed.

    Also, there is an unknown device with a yellow explanation mark. I am unable to update the drivers via internet.

    If it helps, here is my system info:

    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+ 2.01 GHz
    32-bit Operating System

    Thanks!
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    In device manager:
    Right click on that device, select Properties at the bottom, then the Details Tab.
    Show us what it says for
    Device description
    and Hardware IDs (next one down from the drop-down selection.)
     
  3. itskimmy

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    I can't find the description it just says:

    Device type: Other devices
    Manufacturer: Unknown
    Location: on PCI standard ISA bridge

    Unknown device

    Hardware Ids:

    ACPI\PNPB006
    *PNPB006
     
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    itskimmy:

    The NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller (or similar name) entry in the Device Manager is associated with the cable ethernet device and not with the wireless device.

    What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?

    Is your computer running Windows XP or Vista or 7?

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  6. itskimmy

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    So I have managed to install and update the drives correctly, the unknown device is now listed as:

    NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) MIDI UART

    Under Sound, video and game controllers

    I still have the problem of 'This computer not not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured' thus still not being able to find wireless networks.

    I am using Windows Vista
    The label on my PC says 'AMD 64 Athlon'
    It doesn't list a number.
     
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    Desktop or laptop?

    Does/did it have a wireless adapter? If so, what kind (integrated, PCI, ...)?
     
  8. itskimmy

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    Desktop.

    I'm assuming so as I used to be able to connect to my wifi and aslo detect the neighbors wifi.

    I'm not sure what kind, I am not clued up when it comes to computers.
     
  9. TerryNet

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    There can be exceptions, but with a desktop probably a USB or PCI wireless adapter. If USB it, of course, will be plugged into a USB port. :) If PCI it probably has an external (external to the case) antenna.
     
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    Advise us EVERYTHING that's listed in the Network Adapters heading in the Device Manager - EXACTLY as you see it there.

    If there's an Unknown Devices or Other Devices heading, do the same.

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  12. itskimmy

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    Well I used to use a USB to hook my wireless connection if that is what you meant. However that stopped working awhile nack so I started using an ethernet cable. Surely if I could detect my neighnours wireless networks then it must be PCI?

    Thing is, I've been cut off my internet. I've got a new phone with an unlimited data plan so I'm just trying to hook the pc to my wifi hotspot.

    Network Adapters
    -NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

    There are no more unknown devices as it has been fixed.

    I will also download that program as suggested and post back the results.
     
  13. itskimmy

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    So I downloaded the inSSIDer from my blackberry and transfered the .exe to my PC. I installed it but cannot run the program as I do not have the v4.0.30319 version of .NET Framework
     
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    After you stopped using the USB wireless adapter you could detect wireless networks? Why were you using a USB adapter if you also had an internal (probably PCI) one?
     
  15. flavallee

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    This is the computer's built-in wired ethernet device.

    This device does NOT allow the computer to connect wirelessly.

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    Please answer the above question that I previously asked you.

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