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Wireless Card not Detected in Laptop

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  1. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    It is a Medion laptop about 4 years old with XP Home SP2

    Can't connect via Wireless, even though the drivers are installed for the card in Device Manager and the icon says "One or more Wireless networks are detected - click this ballon to connect"

    Windows is being used as the Wireless Utility and no wireless networks are listed, even though other laptops can detect them

    Ipconfig says Media Disconnected about the Wireless Card in command prompt

    The wireless light is switched on by pressing Fn and F1

    Thanks
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Remove all stored wireless profiles from the wireless configuration and then search for a new network.

    Run the following repair if that doesn't work and try again.

    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

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

    Reboot the machine.
     
  3. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    Many thanks for your reply

    Still the same though

    The Wireless card is a Winbond Wireless LAN Adapter

    Maybe a search for the drivers to update - will see what I can find
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Drivers would be good. :)
     
  5. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    Can't find any more up to date drivers

    Here is what ipconfig has to say

    ==========
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Sheila Mathews>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lucy
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-D0-95-31-46

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Winbond W89C33 mPCI 802.11 Wireless
    LAN Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-60-B3-5D-21-62
    =============
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Does a wired connection work?
     
  7. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    Sure Does :confused:
     
  8. TerryNet

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    What encryption on your network?

    Is that adapter 'b' or 'g' and does it support your network's encryption?

    Have you tried with no encryption?
     
  9. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    There is no encryption

    not sure about b or g - laptop is 4 years old
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Probably 'G' then. What wireless utility are you using, and are you sure that no other one is running ('cause they will conflict)? Candidates are XP's WZC, one named for your adapter and one named for your computer.
     
  11. leachim

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    I know I have unticked "use windows wireless utility" many times in trying to help.

    Is there a report I can generate to see what is installed and running ?
     
  12. TerryNet

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    Try Autoruns. I'd look at the Services and Logon tabs. Then the Everything tab if necessary.
     
  13. leachim

    leachim Thread Starter

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    Here is an autoruns report without MS stuff



    ======HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    + Alcmtr Realtek Azalia Audio - Event Monitor Realtek Semiconductor Corp. c:\windows\alcmtr.exe

    + atwtusb Tablet HID Aiptek c:\windows\system32\atwtusb.exe

    + AVG8_TRAY AVG Tray Monitor AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe

    + EPSON Stylus C42 Series EPSON Status Monitor 3 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\e_s10ic2.exe

    + High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut v1.0a Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider c:\windows\system32\hdashcut.exe

    + HotKeysCmds hkcmd Module Intel Corporation c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

    + IgfxTray igfxTray Module Intel Corporation c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe

    + Lexmark 5200 series Lexmark 5200 Series Button Manager Lexmark International, Inc. c:\program files\lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmgr.exe

    + LXBTCATS Timer DLL Lexmark International, Inc. c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\lxbttime.dll

    + NeroFilterCheck NeroCheck Ahead Software Gmbh c:\windows\system32\nerocheck.exe

    + Persistence persistence Module Intel Corporation c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe

    + QuickTime Task QuickTime Task Apple Inc. c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe

    + RemoteControl PowerDVD RC Service Cyberlink Corp. c:\program files\home cinema\powerdvd\pdvdserv.exe

    + RTHDCPL Realtek HD Audio Control Panel Realtek Semiconductor Corp. c:\windows\rthdcpl.exe

    + SynTPEnh Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements Synaptics, Inc. c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpenh.exe

    + TkBellExe RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc. c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe


    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Protocols\Handler

    + linkscanner Safe Search pluggable protocol AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll


    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved

    + AVG8 Shell Extension AVG Shell Extension AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgse.dll

    + Display Panning CPL Extension File not found: deskpan.dll

    + DrawPlus Thumbnail Handler ThumbnailProvider Dynamic Link Library Serif (Europe) Ltd c:\program files\serif\drawplus\x2\program\thumbnailprovider.dll

    + HyperTerminal Icon Ext HyperTerminal Applet Library Hilgraeve, Inc. c:\windows\system32\hticons.dll

    + NeroDigitalIconHandler Nero Digital Shell Extension Nero AG c:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\nerodigitalext.dll

    + NeroDigitalPropSheetHandler Nero Digital Shell Extension Nero AG c:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\nerodigitalext.dll

    + PagePlus Thumbnail Handler ThumbnailProvider Dynamic Link Library Serif (Europe) Ltd c:\program files\serif\pageplus\12.0\program\thumbnailprovider.dll

    + Shell Extensions for RealOne Player RealPlayer Shell Extensions RealNetworks, Inc. c:\program files\real\realplayer\rpshell.dll

    + Synaptics Control Panel TouchPad Control Panel Extensions Synaptics, Inc. c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\syntpcpl.dll

    + {506F4668-F13E-4AA1-BB04-B43203AB3CC0} c:\program files\microsoft office\visio10\visshe.dll

    + {D66DC78C-4F61-447F-942B-3FB6980118CF} c:\program files\microsoft office\visio10\visshe.dll


    HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\Shellex\ColumnHandlers

    + NeroDigitalColumnHandler Class Nero Digital Shell Extension Nero AG c:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\nerodigitalext.dll

    + PDF Shell Extension PDF Shell Extension Adobe Systems, Inc. c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\pdfshell.dll


    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects

    + AcroIEHlprObj Class Adobe Acrobat IE Helper Version 7.0 for ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\acroiehelper.dll

    + AVG Safe Search Safe Search for Internet Explorer AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll

    + AVG Security Toolbar AVG Security Toolbar AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgtoolbar.dll

    + Google Toolbar Helper Google IE Client Toolbar Google Inc. c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

    + SSVHelper Class Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition binary Sun Microsystems, Inc. c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll


    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

    + googletoolbar2.dll Google IE Client Toolbar Google Inc. c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

    Task Scheduler

    + AppleSoftwareUpdate.job Software Application Apple Computer, Inc. c:\program files\apple software update\softwareupdate.exe


    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services

    + avg8wd AVG Watchdog Service AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgwdsvc.exe

    + EPSONStatusAgent2 EPSON Printer Status Agent SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION c:\program files\common files\epson\ebapi\sagent2.exe


    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services

    + aiptektp AIPTEK Tablet Driver AIPTEK International Inc. c:\windows\system32\drivers\aiptektp.sys

    + AvgLdx86 AVG AVI Loader Driver AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys

    + AvgTdiX AVG Network connection watcher AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys

    + DCamUSBSQTECH Universal Serial Bus Camera Driver Service & Quality Technology. c:\windows\system32\drivers\sqcaptur.sys

    + HdAudAddService High Definition Audio Function Driver v1.0a Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys

    + HDAudBus High Definition Audio Bus Driver v1.0a Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudbus.sys

    + HSF_DPV HSF_DP driver Conexant Systems, Inc. c:\windows\system32\drivers\hsf_dpv.sys

    + HSFHWAZL HSF_HWAZL WDM driver Conexant Systems, Inc. c:\windows\system32\drivers\hsfhwazl.sys

    + ialm Intel Graphics Miniport Driver Intel Corporation c:\windows\system32\drivers\ialmnt5.sys

    + IntcAzAudAddService Realtek(r) High Definition Audio Function Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtkhdaud.sys

    + mdmxsdk Diagnostic Interface DRIVER Conexant c:\windows\system32\drivers\mdmxsdk.sys

    + Ptilink Direct Parallel Link Driver Parallel Technologies, Inc. c:\windows\system32\drivers\ptilink.sys

    + RTL8023xp Realtek 10/100/1000 NDIS 5.1 Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corporation c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtlnicxp.sys

    + rtl8139 Realtek RTL8139 NDIS 5.0 Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corporation c:\windows\system32\drivers\rtl8139.sys

    + Secdrv SafeDisc driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\secdrv.sys

    + SynTP Synaptics Touchpad Driver Synaptics, Inc. c:\windows\system32\drivers\syntp.sys

    + W33ND Winbond W89C33 mPCI 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter Driver Winbond Electronics Corp. c:\windows\system32\drivers\w33nd.sys

    + wanatw File not found: system32\DRIVERS\wanatw4.sys

    + wbsecdrv wbsecdrv Protocol Driver File not found: system32\DRIVERS\wbsecdrv.sys

    + winachsf HSF_CNXT driver Conexant Systems, Inc. c:\windows\system32\drivers\hsf_cnxt.sys


    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify

    + avgrsstarter AVG Resident Shield Starter AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll

    + igfxcui igfxdev Module Intel Corporation c:\windows\system32\igfxdev.dll


    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors

    + 5200 Series Port Lexmark Communication System Lexmark International, Inc. c:\windows\system32\lxbtlmpm.dll

    + EPSON V5 2KMonitor EPSON Bidirectional Monitor SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION c:\windows\system32\ebpmon2.dll
     
  14. TerryNet

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    I've gotta learn to be more precise. :eek: I meant that if it were my computer I'd look at those two sections for a wireless utility. ;)
     
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