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Solved: Wireless adapter cannot find any wireless networks

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  1. Flame48

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    My internet has been working fine until a few minutes ago, when my connection just vanished.
    I went to try and reconnect but my Belkin N Wireless USB adapter could not find any wireless networks to connect to.
    While searching for a connection, the light starts blinking like it is searching, but then it says that it can't find any. Also, when I plug in the adapter, a popup comes up saying that there are wireless networks nearby, but when I click it there are still none.

    I've tried reinstalling drivers but still nothing. I'm not sure what else to try because I'm afraid I might mess something up even more.
    If you need any more information just ask.
    Please help me to fix this problem. Thanks.
     
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    What operating system?

    Have you tried the adapter on a different computer or OS?
     
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    Oh sorry, I'm using Windows XP and no I didn't try it on a different computer yet. I'll try that in a few minutes.

    Edit: Just tried it on another computer and it didn't work there either. Guess that means that it's broken and I need a new one right?
     
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    If you installed the latest driver (from Belkin's web site) and got the same results on the 2nd computer that is almost definitely saying that the adapter is defective.
     
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    Well I thought it was broken, so my brother gave me one adapter that he had, but this one also doesn't work on my computer, however this one DOES work on other computers. So maybe the problem is my computer?
     
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    Yeah, that combination of symptoms says your computer is guilty. What wireless utility (XP's WZC, Belkin's, etc.) are you using to manage the wireless? Are you sure that no other one is running?
     
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    I'm using the XP wireless utility, because a few months back the belkin one suddenly stopped working while XP's worked fine. I don't even have the belkin one installed anymore so I don't think it could be that.
     
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    What, if any, non-Windows firewall or security suite is on the machine?
     
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    The only other one I have is avast.
     
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    Just to be safe I'd uninstall that and run the Removal Tool if they provide one. You can then reinstall after testing.
     
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    Just tried it, it didn't work. Also, while looking through my drivers I noticed that Realtek EAPPkt Protocol has a yellow exclamation point next to it. Would this have anything to do with it?

    Edit: After searching through google for a few hours I finally found a post on another forum with the same issue.

    http://forums.whatthetech.com/index.php?showtopic=84494&st=30
    After trying what they said on here, my internet is now working fine again.

    Thank you for all of the help TerryNet.
     
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    You're welcome. There's a lot of advice in that thread to which you linked. What was the fix for your problem, please?

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
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    Sorry, the solution was the post by Jorlando:

    After I did that everything was working fine again.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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