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Netgear adapder problems

My laptop has stopped detecting any signal from or the adapter itself. I've successfully uninstalled the device per the troubleshooting guide and have tried to reinstall the adapter without any success. The laptop is not detecting the device or any related hardware at all!

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Re: Netgear adapder problems

I have netgear and have never had that problem is ur labtop newer because u might have a wi-fi connector which in that case all u need to have is ur router hooked up to a networking computer or maybe you have the adapter in the wrong way for the pci card.

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Disconnect it, remove any software that was installed and restart the computer. Do not connect the device until you finish installing the device's software or the software installation prompts you to connect the device.
If that doesn't work, here's Microsoft's solution:
If that doesn't work, go to Netgear's website for support and/or post the problems in the forums.
I hope this helps.

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I just bought the NetGear wireless adapter today. the process runs smoothly until it asks me to hook the wireless adapter. A box pops up stating "detecting wireless adapter" it stays like that...

It looks like your NetGear WNA3100 is dead out of the box.
The software looks like it operating correctly (runs the installed diag, tries to detect, etc.), but
the software isn't having any luck finding the hardware.
The reason that the adapter is disabled in Device Management, is that the software seems
to have correctly installed the driver, but Windows couldn't detect (plug & play) the device, so
Windows didn't enable the device driver - Windows won't load a driver for a non-existent device.
Other (remote) possibilities:
(a) Wi-Fi adapter plugged into a bad USB port. - try another port.
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It may be your Lan settings not configured.To check this go to tools in int explorer and click on connections/LAN/SETTINGS.Make sure the box,"Automatically detect settings,"is ticked.

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If your using a router to get wireless from a DSL connection and your laptop isn't detecting the signal it is most commonly the wireless card in the computer, hence their response. If you can access the router to check what channel it is transmitting on you may be able to change that to resolve the issue. On my cisco router it transmitted on channel 6 by default and my laptops wouldn't detect it, I changed it to transmit on channel 5 and the laptops work fine. I assume they checked if your router was compatible with your computer so I won't go into the type G wireless vs Type B or N wireless. The uninstall/install process they recommended is not hard and shouldn't hurt anything if you do that. On Vista Open Control Panel->System->Device Manager then go down the list of devices to Network Devices and select your wireless adapter and right click, from that drop menu select uninstall and close everything and reboot the computer. When the computer starts up again it will automatically detect the wireless card and reinstall the drivers from the windows system copy. Make sure the wireless device is actually manually turned on before doing any of these steps. Once the device is installed again you should be able to detect the wireless signal from the router they supplied. If not there is one more place to look in the router itself unless you are familiar with router settings I don't recommend you do these though. If you still don't detect the router signal call your supplier back and have them go through the router connections with you and when they say it's your computer you can tell them it works fine with others and you removed and installed the device as they advised and the fault is in their router.

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For that uninstall it's driver from computer. You can uninstall it from device manager and add remove program. Right click on my computer icon then click on property then hardware->device manager then you can see all drivers list uninstall netgear driver from there then go to start menu->control panel->add remove program then uninstall it's driver from there too. Click here Download driver from above link then install then restart computer then check. If your netgear device is fine then you can use internet again after reinstalling driver.. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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your problem is simple and applies to most cases. It is lack of technological expertise or lasiness. By that I mean, You did not read the router manual or did not understand it. By default that router comes up in dual band mode. Meaning that it uses 2.4 Ghz for the G and 5 GHz for the N networks. If you want to benefit fully from the WN111 performance in the N mode then you must change the router to operate in a single band mode. (see the manual for the router to see how to do that). (hint: you need to bring up a broswer and type the router's IP address. netgear login standard is: admin and password is password. Go through the router setup and read the extensive explanations for each setup.

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Netgear wpn511 computer not detecting

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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