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Wireless network no longer working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tanyamoniq, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. tanyamoniq

    tanyamoniq Thread Starter

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    I've searched through the forums but nothing seems to be quite the same as my problem. I've been using mostly a dial up connection (because I live in the sticks). But I occassionally bring my laptop to work to pilfer their high speed wireless connection if I have some particularly large files that I need to download. I've had no problems in doing so until today. Now my laptop cannot find the network and says that "This computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured." When I go to the device manager, I have two 6TO4 Adapters that are not working properly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing. Please help!!!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.

    1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
     
  3. tanyamoniq

    tanyamoniq Thread Starter

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    There are 3 that just say 6TO4 Adapter and one that says Microsoft 6to4 Adapter and they are all disabled at the moment. None have or have had a red X. Previously two of them had the yellow ! displayed. The last thing under Network Adapters is NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller which says it is working.

    When I click "Show hidden devices" the following is listed under Network Adapters.
    (3) 6TO4 Adapters (Currently disabled)
    isatap.{bunch of numbers}
    Microsoft 6to4 Adapter (Currently disabled)
    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    WAN Miniport (IP)
    WAN Miniport (IPv6)
    WAN Miniport (L2TP)
    WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
    WAN Minipor (PPTP)

    Nothing in that list has a red X or yellow ! or ?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    That list shows no wireless hardware at all.

    Either the wireless adapter is disabled in the BIOS, loose in it's socket, or dead.
     
  5. tanyamoniq

    tanyamoniq Thread Starter

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    How can I tell if it is disabled?
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Go into the BIOS (Setup) and look around for the wireless adapter and see what it says about it.
     
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