Question about Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (WM3945AGMW1WB)
Hi, I'm running Vista Home Premium and have Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) and Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection network adapters. My wireless adaptor is running fine according to Device Manager but is not working properly according to Network and Sharing Centre. I want to know how to fix the wireless adaptor please; here's the background to my problem.
I have a second laptop that recognises the several wireless networks in my range. My problematic one, however, doesn't find any. I've rolled back/updated the driver, uninstalled it, reset the hardware configuration, reset the router and the wireless network adaptor: no joy. When I diagnose why Windows Vista cannot find any wireless netorks I get the three usual responses: reset the adaptor, driver or hardware related issues, check TCP/IP settings. All done. Interestingly, it states that "the wireless network adapter on this computer is not working properly", contradicting the Device Manager.
Can anyone tell me how to remedy the problem please? I can't get online unless I sit by my router and plug the laptop in to it with an ethernet cable! Thanks. Pete.
You sound like you know what you're doing, so forgive me if these suggestions seem foolish or patronising..
Does your laptop have a wireless button?
When you go to Internet Options and click the Connections tab, have you checked 'Never Dial a Connection'? This is essential..
I have exactly the same ethernet card and network adaptor, but haven't had any problems, and we have 2 laptops and 2 pc's here all detecting our router okay so..
It's definitely not MAC filtering on the router, as you would still see the network in your list..
I can only suggest uninstalling the Intel Pro Wireless driver and downloading a fresh one from here.
That'll reset default settings at least..
Hope this helps
Let me know how you get on.. If I face this problem I want to know how to fix it too!
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
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