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pc won't pick up any wireless connections

Discussion in 'Networking' started by KnowledgeAbsorb, Mar 18, 2012.

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  1. KnowledgeAbsorb

    KnowledgeAbsorb Thread Starter

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    Hi guy Im just wondering can you guy help me

    My pc isn't picking up any wireless connections even if they have no pass on them
    I don't know what the cause is I trouble shooted my wireless network connection driver 3 times
    I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and nothing happened. Updated it too. I even tried doing a roll back but still nothing.
    And when I checked the driver it says device working properly. I'm really confused at this point.


    I have a Toshiba satellite,windows xp
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    can we see an xirrus screen shot
    also do a tcp/ip reset



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    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

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

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log
    and press enter

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog
    and press enter

    Reboot the machine.

    Please note and post back - if you receive the message
    Access is Denied

    Post back the results here
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
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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
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.


    http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
    Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

    {If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

    Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

    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.
    Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

    Note:
    For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

    If you are using the Mac OS then use http://www.istumbler.net/
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  3. KnowledgeAbsorb

    KnowledgeAbsorb Thread Starter

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    I'm actually Posting and repling from my phone my pc has no internet What so ever
    But when I did the, netsh int ip reset reset.log , nothing comes up but when I do the, netsh winsock reset catalog , it does what you said it makes me reboot the pc
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Are you attempting to use an integrated wireless adapter? If so, is it switched on?
     
  5. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    you havent switched off the wireless adapter - toshibas often have a button on the front and an orange light

    does xirrus see any wireless networks ?

    if you can do an ipconfig /all
    and post back the
    ipaddress for the wireless adapter

    I have put a couple of examples below - so you can see the sort of results - maybe try copy and pasting using the phone to a new reply - see below
    if not - some of the info will help




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    ipconfig /all
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

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

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

    It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

    Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
    to do that:
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
    all the text will be highlighted
    Next
    From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
    Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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    EXAMPLES

     
  6. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    oppppsss snap TerryNet :) :)
     
  7. KnowledgeAbsorb

    KnowledgeAbsorb Thread Starter

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    When I did the ipconfig /all, notepad poped up and it told me a lot but what caught my eye. Was it said
    ip routing enabled . . . . . . . . . . No


    That's what exactly it says
     
  8. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    thats not a problem - NO is the correct answer

    have you checked if on/off as posted by TerryNet and myself

    does it work if connected to the router via a cable ?
     
  9. KnowledgeAbsorb

    KnowledgeAbsorb Thread Starter

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    Yeah I did the wifi button on the right side of my pc is on yes there a orange glow yep its on.
    I really have nothing to say cause it should Be working everything is working well
     
  10. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    so its working now
     
  11. KnowledgeAbsorb

    KnowledgeAbsorb Thread Starter

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    What I ment was everything. Is working. Except wifi
     
  12. etaf

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    does xirrus detect an adapter and show any wireless signals ?
     
  13. KnowledgeAbsorb

    KnowledgeAbsorb Thread Starter

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    Can't download xirrus no internet. And my other pc is in the shop
     
  14. TerryNet

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    If the wireless adapter is accessible by removing a cover on the laptop's bottom remove and carefully and firmly replace it several times (this will solve any looseness or corrosion issues). Then make sure the antenna leads are secure.

    If you do the above and the wireless switch claims to be on and you still cannot detect any wireless networks then the adapter (or the portion of the motherboard to which it connects) is probably dead. Try a USB wireless adapter.
     
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