Abit wireless adapter unable to locate wireless network
I have a Abit (PCI Express) wireless adapter installed in a computer running Windows Vista. It seems to work perfectly every other start up. That is...first start up it detects the network and connects to the internet. Shut down or reboot, no network detection at all. I am able to find the adapter in my devices list and it says its working but all attempts at making it connect meet with failure. Reboot -- works perfectly. Reboot -- no network. Over and over. Any Ideas?
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Re: Abit wireless adapter unable to locate wireless...
Well!! I have an answer for you.your comp is loosing the IP address.connect your computer through cable then
goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt.
type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway.copy it.
goto network and sharing center in vista and network connection under control panel in XP,IN Vista,click on view status,goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip) or IPv4In XP,right click wireless network connection and goto properties and double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip).type in the IP address,subnet mask,default gateway.in DNS server address type the default gateway in primary DNS and in secondary 184.108.40.206.
your connection won`t drop after this.
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Windows 7 should automatically install device drivers for the Audio, Video and Network, If you are unable to find/download a device driver that works on your computer and your computer is connected to the Internet then - 1. Remove the driver that isn't working if it was installed. 2. Set Win-7 "Windows Device Installation" to 'AUTO' 3. Windows will automatically search the internet for the driver. 4. Reboot your computer.
The USB one should work. The computer should detect it and automatically install the driver. If you have a disk with it try that. Once the computer has installed the adapter you need to wirelessly connect it. The old school way is to see your router in the listed stations, click on it and then supply the correct key. The new way of doing it is to use the magic button on the router itself which unlocks it for 2 minutes. Then when you click on the router listed it just lets you in.
download the drivers, use the one that is for windows vista, instead of running the driver installer that comes with the it go to the folder that called WINVISTA then go to a folder called 32 if using 32-bits or 64 if using 64 bits OS, inside that folder you will find 3 files extract then to a place you can remember. then go to control panel, device manager, look for the device that has a yellow icon click on it, click on update drivers, click on browser my computer for driver software, click browse, search for the place where you have extracted the drivers from before select the folder containing the drivers, click next and wait until windows installs the drivers.
usually a 85% of the windows vista drivers will work in windows 7.
It might be that your windows might be corrupt or try inserting the adapter on a different PCI port on the motherboard and reinstall the drivers for the Network Wireless Adapter Card. And see what happens. If you are still experiencing the same problem, my very best advise should be to take you computer to a computer shop where they can both physically as well as test the operating systems for any errors.
Netgear wpn511 computer not detecting mccree08 on Nov 26, 2008 i have an acer aspire 5315 notebook 3 months old i purchased a netgear wpn 511 rangemax wireless card to help with my signal.the software installed fine but when i look in the device drivers i dont see the card as if the computer isnt recognizing it. there are also no lights on the card when plugged in. is my express card slot not working? • Wednesday, August 05, 2009 09:55 Hello mccree08,
The installed network adapters can be viewed in the windows device manager which can be accessed through the windows control panel as follows:
•Opening the Control Panel The Windows Control Panel can be opened by: Selecting Start > Control Panel (on Windows Vista) - OR - Start > Run > Type 'Control' and select OK (on Windows XP)
•In the Control Panel, Select Device Manager
•In Device Manager, Select 'Network Adapters'
The netgear wpn 511 adapter will appear there if it is correctly installed.
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With other adapters, I have needed to run a registry cleaner WinASO or RegistryFirstAid to clean out the unused entries so they could be reinstalled properly. Similar to removing some famous brands of Anitvirus that do not completely remove themselves.