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"a physical wifi adapter is not installed"

This is the message that appears on the Intel ProSet/Wireless Utility Network. I have tried updating from control panel, and nothing happens. I have also tried modifying and nothing. Please help!

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It could be better if u will run update on the device itself. Right click on my computer and select manage finally on computer icon or hardware to view the faulty device right click on the device and update or uninstall and reinstall.

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Dell inspiron 6400 wireless not working. I have tried Fn+F2 option and it shows that wireless is on, but when I go to 'Intel Proset Wireless' utility, the message asks me to 'Enable Radio'....


  1. Re-seat the wireless card
  2. Reset the bios defaults to ensure that the wireless is enabled in the BIOS
  3. Download and install the latest BIOS ver
  4. Download and install the latest Intel Wireless driver
See if you can then connect, if not, then try disabling encryption in the router and see if the system will connect in the clear.

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My everex stepnote laptop will not connect to the internet per wireless now. Will connect via cable. See all wireless connection, but just continue to search and search and fail cnnection. Error message...


You may have a driver problem. First, simply try to set up a new wireless connection. If that doesn't work, try this.
While hardwired go to:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng
(just copy and paste into address bar of browser if necessary, or type it as one long string.
Under "products" choose "wireless networking". Under "Operating System", find your specific O.S.
Under "Download Type", choose "drivers". Then scroll down to find the drivers you need.
Download and install the driver package
If this doesn't work, repost with more information concerning the make, model of your computer, type of operating system, and be very specific. Give as much info as possible

Installation instructions:
Immediate Installation/Upgrade of Drivers on Local Machine
To install or update on this machine now, click 'Install Now' below or use standard OS installation methods

To Install or Update Later:
1. Click Start, Run and then browse to the directory where you extracted this archive.
2. Double click Setup.exe and click OK. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the install.
3. Right Click on "My Network Places, Choose properties and finish configuring your network.

Manual installation:
1. Click the My Computer and choose Properties, From Hardware tab, choose Device Manager.
2. Right click on Network Adapters and choose scan for hardware changes.
3. The Plug and Play Wizard should pop up. Follow instructions but don't select an Intel adapter from the list. Click on Have Disk.
4. Enter the path to the directory where you extracted this archive and click OK. Then follow the instructions to install the drivers. When the adapter is added, it appears in the Network adapters list.
5. Click OK and then Close. If prompted, restart Windows.

Optional Manual Update
1. Click the My Computer and choose Properties, From Hardware tab, choose Device Manager.
2. Right click on the adapter you wish to update under Network Adapters and choose Properties.
3. From the Driver Tab of the pop up, click the Update button.
4. Enter the path to the directory where you extracted this archive and click OK.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the drivers.

NOTE: If you are installing a driver in a computer with existing Intel adapters, be sure to update all adapters with the same new software. This will ensure that all adapters will function correctly.

Troubleshooting
-Make sure that you use the drivers from this archive.

- When updating base drivers, if PROSet was installed, PROSet needs to be updated also. If you have downloaded the minimum Web Pak, you will need to download the full Web Pak to obtain the updated PROSet files before being able to access the PROSet application.

-In your computer's BIOS settings, make sure "Plug and Play OS" is set to YES.

-Make sure the driver is loaded and the protocols are bound.

-Check the Windows* Event Viewer for error messages.

-If you are attaching to a NetWare* network, check your frame type and verify that NetWare client or server software has been installed.

-Test the adapter with the Intel PROSet advanced configuration utility or with the DOS diagnostic provided in the Tools Directory contained in this archive.

-Check with your LAN administrator - you may need to install supplemental networking software.

Intel(R) PROSet II
To start Intel PROSet II, double-click the Intel PROSet icon found either in the lower right hand corner of the screen or go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Intel PROSET II. To run diagnostics, select the adapter and click the Diagnostics tab, then click Run Tests. For additional information, click Help in the Intel PROSet window.
If this doesn't help go here:
http://www.piriform.com/speccy
Download and install the software. This will tell you everything you need to know about your computing environment that you will need to know to repost the question and get a definitive answer.
Open Device Manager (Start > Control panel > Hardware > Device Manager), look for anything that has a ?, or a yellow triangle w/an exclamation mark ( ! ). Make note of it in your next post.
Good luck
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Have a wireless network through netgear WGR614 v6 working fine with 2 old ibm/toshiba laptops with vista and an acer on ethernet recently bought a new hp laptop with windows 7. This laptop gets very...


check if the laptop has wireless utility other than the built in windows wireless. (example intel proset wireless). if yes, uninstall the wireless utility and Update the wireless driver of your laptop by downloading the latest driver from ho web site.

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PC Can See Wireless Networks, Cannot Connect


Hi,

The services of your windows XP may not started yet. Follow these steps:

Start > Run > type services.msc and click OK
on the services windows , look for Wireless Zero Configuration and then right click and select start.

try to reconnect on the wireless


Please let me know if there is a progress....

Sep 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How do I turn the radio on the wireless card


When your computer is switched on, the WiFi radio is almost always transmitting or receiving signals. In certain situations, as in an airplane, signals from the radio may cause interference. Use the following methods if you need to disable the radio and use your notebook without emitting radio signals.
Use the Optional Computer Radio On or Off Switch

If your computer has an external switch installed, use it to switch the WiFi radio on or off. See the computer manufacturer for more information about this switch. If you have Intel® PROSet/Wireless installed, the current state of the radio displays in the Intel PROSet/Wireless main window and on the Taskbar.


Use Intel PROSet/Wireless to Switch the WiFi Radio On or Off

From Intel PROSet/Wireless, the WiFi radio can be switched on or off. The status icon on Intel PROSet/Wireless displays the current state of the radio.

To start Intel® PROSet/Wireless, use one of the following methods:
  • Click Start > Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility.
  • Right-click the Taskbar icon prosettaskbaricon1.jpg located in the lower right corner of your Windows* Desktop to open the Taskbar menu. Click Configure WiFi.
  • Double-click the Taskbar icon to open Intel PROSet/Wireless.
Switch the WiFi Radio On or Off from the Taskbar Icon

To switch the WiFi radio on or off, click the Taskbar icon image1_ipswtaskbaricon.jpg and select WiFi On or WiFi Off.

How to use the Device Manager to Disable the WiFi Radio

The WiFi radio can be disabled (made non-functional) from the Windows* Device Manager.

Note: If you disabled the WiFi radio from Windows*, then you must use Windows to turn the radio on. You cannot use a hardware switch or Intel PROSet/Wireless to enable the radio again.

Windows* XP
  1. From your desktop, right-click My Computer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Hardware.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Double-click Network adapters and expand the selection by clicking the Plus symbol.
  6. Right-click the installed WiFi adapter.
  7. Choose Disable from the menu.
  8. Click OK.
Windows Vista*
  1. Use Control Panel > Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used mobility settings (if you use Classic View, select Control Panel > Power Options.
  2. Click Turn Wireless Off .
Hope this helps !

Jul 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Intel Proset wireless just drops connection


well!! I have an answer for you.your comp is loosing the IP address. goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt. type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway.copy it. goto network and sharing center,click on view status,goto propertiesand double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip) or IPv4.type in the IP address,subnet mask,default gateway.in DNS server address type the default gateway in primary DNS and in secondary 4.2.2.2. your connection won`t drop after this.

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Intel proset wireless 3945ABG no adapters found


You need to disable the Windows Wireless manager in order for the Intel app to take over control of the wireless adapter.

Start
Run
"services.msc"

Find a service called "Windows Zero Wireless Configuration". Stop it. Set it to disable.

Try rebooting the machine and the Intel app should work.

Mar 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Intel Pro wireless 3945ABG cannot find available wireless network


Did u check if the wireless radio is enabled in the computer or not just make sure the wireless radio is on.....
1st check the hardware switch first....
on the front panel you will see a swith as well as the wireless card indicator for the wireless,just toggle the switch and check if the wireless inicator light is on and off incase the light is on and the switch is turned off do the following step...
2nd click on start go to all program,you will see intel proset click on intel proset and you will see two options now click on intel proset utillity,out here in this box you will see enable radio check if it says the hardware switch is on or off,if it is off choose the option to on and click on apply and ok and then check..
now you should be able to see the network as well as it should be connected to the network...

incase both the hardware as well as the switch was on let me kno what error is it giving while you click to view the network...
it might a possible thing that you need to reset the wireless card.....u might need to take the card in and out from the computer...

best of luck...
incase you are stuck let me know..
vedhick

Jan 31, 2009 | Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network...

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Iam connected to the wireless network but cant access internet


right click my computer
then properties
hardware and then devices
scroll down till you find your network
click it and then update
after updating restart
let me know if that helped

Jan 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Wireless adapter radio


When your computer is switched on, the WiFi radio is almost always transmitting or receiving signals. In certain situations, as in an airplane, signals from the radio may cause interference. Use the following methods if you need to disable the radio and use your notebook without emitting radio signals.
Use the Optional Computer Radio On or Off Switch

If your computer has an external switch installed, use it to switch the WiFi radio on or off. See the computer manufacturer for more information about this switch. If you have Intel® PROSet/Wireless installed, the current state of the radio displays in the Intel PROSet/Wireless main window and on the Taskbar.


Use Intel PROSet/Wireless to Switch the WiFi Radio On or Off

From Intel PROSet/Wireless, the WiFi radio can be switched on or off. The status icon on Intel PROSet/Wireless displays the current state of the radio.

To start Intel® PROSet/Wireless, use one of the following methods:
  • Click Start > Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility.
  • Right-click the Taskbar icon prosettaskbaricon1.jpg located in the lower right corner of your Windows* Desktop to open the Taskbar menu. Click Configure WiFi.
  • Double-click the Taskbar icon to open Intel PROSet/Wireless.
Switch the WiFi Radio On or Off from the Taskbar Icon

To switch the WiFi radio on or off, click the Taskbar icon image1_ipswtaskbaricon.jpg and select WiFi On or WiFi Off.

How to use the Device Manager to Disable the WiFi Radio

The WiFi radio can be disabled (made non-functional) from the Windows* Device Manager.

Note: If you disabled the WiFi radio from Windows*, then you must use Windows to turn the radio on. You cannot use a hardware switch or Intel PROSet/Wireless to enable the radio again.

Windows* XP
  1. From your desktop, right-click My Computer.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click Hardware.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Double-click Network adapters and expand the selection by clicking the Plus symbol.
  6. Right-click the installed WiFi adapter.
  7. Choose Disable from the menu.
  8. Click OK.
Windows Vista*
  1. Use Control Panel > Mobile PC > Adjust commonly used mobility settings (if you use Classic View, select Control Panel > Power Options.
  2. Click Turn Wireless Off .

Nov 05, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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