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Solved: Can connect wirelessly but not use internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by petalman14, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. petalman14

    petalman14 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I can connect to my network wirelessly but I can not browse the internet.

    Model of the HP machine:HP G60-121WM Notebook PC
    Where you running windows Vista:Windows Vista 32-bit
    The adapter was it a AR5007 or AR5007EG:AR5007

    In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and update driver. I have tried this already and it says that my drivers are up to date.

    I have taken the security of my modem and tried again and it still did not work.

    I went to the my manufacturer's web site support section and I could not find the driver software for my wireless adapter.

    It will connect fine and browse the internet with an ethernet cord though. Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    he is a standard script for that problem - see point 4)
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    Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
    Over the last couple of years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
    We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

    Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
    Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

    The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

    Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
    Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.
    If you post back the make and exact model of the router - we can advise how to disable the wireless security

    Here are a number of possible solutions

    --- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."

    --- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section,

    If you post a reply here with the Make and EXACT model of your PC, along with the windows version you are running. we will see if we can find a link to the driver and will post a reply with the link here.

    --- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved the issue

    --- 4) The majority of members, have now used the drivers from the atheros driver site, which has resolved the issue.
    - see below for direct links for windows vista and the link for all Atheros adapters and supported operating systems


    AR5007
    Vista 32 / 64 Bit
    Direct link Drivers for Atheros AR5007 and Windows Vista 32 / 64 bit
    You only need to click on the green download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started


    AR5007EG
    Vista 32 / 64 Bit
    Direct link Drivers for Atheros AR5007EG and Windows Vista 32 / 64 bit
    You only need to click on the green download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started


    Drivers for the other windows operating system
    http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.php
    You need to look down the page for your particular adapter model and then look across the columns to find your windows version.
    Now click on the blue tick mark in the column under your windows version.
    This will open another page for that particular adapter and that windows version.

    Now click on the download button labelled " Click to Download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started

    Assuming that after all the above the wireless still does not connect to the internet, all I can suggest is to use wireless security of WEP or to get an external USB wireless card.

    Please post a reply here , and keep us informed of the situation and how you finally resolved the issue.

    To install the driver you will need to do the following

    Extract the downloaded zip file into a folder on the PC
    then

    >Start Globe
    >Devices and Printers
    >File > select - Device Manager
    open up network adapters
    right-click on the wireless adapter
    Then click on Update Driver
    Select on "seach driver on computer"
    Then insert the path of your INF file (the folder you extracted the zip file into)
    Click OK and Windows will install the driver for you.

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  3. petalman14

    petalman14 Thread Starter

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    I installed the drivers through the link and steps you provided and it now works.
    Thank You so much
     
  4. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    Excellent (y) thanks for letting us know - anything in the instructions not quite right - just so i can make the script perfect
     
  5. petalman14

    petalman14 Thread Starter

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    No nothing in the instructions you provided were incorrect they were just right and easy to understand
     
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