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Wireless network connection icon missing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cookiemonsternbr, Jul 6, 2011.

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  1. cookiemonsternbr

    cookiemonsternbr Thread Starter

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    I have a HP mini when i go into network connections the wireless icon is gone... I'm not sure what happen... I have already looked in the device manager and nothing is highlighted or has a ? or X.

    here is my ipconfig info:

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

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kupa
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet C
    ontroller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-A9-05-A3-0B-4C
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.105
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::1aa9:5ff:fea3:b4c%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.69.150
    68.87.85.102
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 06, 2011 7:23:26 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 07, 2011 7:23:26 PM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-0A-0A-69
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.10.10.105%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
     
  2. realist84

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    What exact Windows OS is installed on your PC?

    - Make sure that the wireless adapter is disabled or it drivers uninstalled via Device Manager.

    If you have Win7 installed on your PC, then Click Start > In Start Search, type Device Manager, click Continue to and check the wireless adapter to be listed under Network Adapters.
     
  3. cookiemonsternbr

    cookiemonsternbr Thread Starter

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    the wireless is not listed under network at all... i don't know if this matters or not but, this is a hp mini and it had a wireless switch which no longer works to turn on the wireless.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    I am assuming that you are attempting to use an integrated wireless adapter.

    Check in the BIOS (Setup) to see if the wireless got disabled there somehow.

    If the card is accessible through a cover on the bottom of the PC remove and carefully and firmly reinsert the card several times.
     
  5. cookiemonsternbr

    cookiemonsternbr Thread Starter

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    No I'm not trying to use a integrated wireless adapter, that I KNOW OF. It is an HP mini 110 it comes with a wireless switch to turn on the wireless, if that's is proper name then maybe i am. and i cant get to the card without taking off the whole bottom and i don't want to brake anything trying

    Nothing is turned off in the bio... Although i just got the computer for 30 bucks. Just doing a scan for viruses and spyware it was heavily infected with 39 viruses and almost 300 spywares.

    I'm not sure if the virus/spyware disables the wireless or what. The virus was Win32/heur, win32/heur.dropper
    And 2 trojan horses Downloader.small.61.bw and dropper.generic3.byie

    What i was trying to say is when you open network connections the only thing that is listed is the local connection and the WIRELESS CONNECTION is not there. There was one there before now it is not there it is like it was deleted. And i don't know how to get it back. I was trying to set up a new wireless connection and i cant even do that because the option is MISSING.
     
  6. cookiemonsternbr

    cookiemonsternbr Thread Starter

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    I have windows XP with all the latest updates. and it looked fine in the device manager.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    An HP Mini is a netbook, right? They don't have many slots, so I think that a wireless card is either going to be the integrated one or a USB connected one.

    What is listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager? If the wireless adapter is there is it enabled?
     
  8. cookiemonsternbr

    cookiemonsternbr Thread Starter

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    yes the hp mini's are like netbooks. on the front of the mini is two switches one turns on/hibernates/off the mini the like is a light blue color... the other is a red/orange color and with you switch it on it supposed to turn the light blue color but it never turns on the wireless it stays orange. i don't know if that why its not showing or not.

    but when i look in network adapters whats listed is Atheros AR8132 PCI-E fast Ethernet controller and nothing else listed and it is enabled in bio i cant remember the name but it said the wireless was enabled. :confused:
     
  9. TerryNet

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    The wireless adapter is probably loose or defective.
     
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