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    So, im having this major issue with the wifi connection. Everything worked fine until just now, and i was actively using the connect for a while. Then suddenly everything stops working. First is said limited connection to all networks, when i had my iMac and my other laptops connected, plus my iPhone, and then it just doesn't recognize the wifi adapter as on. The switch is on, i've tried a motherboard reset, restarting more than a couple times, and i cant get anything to work. I'm almost at the point of getting ready to do a clone and reset the pc.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    Default Re: Need help with wifi

    yhb40, welcome to the forum!

    You've already stated that other devices works, so it's not your router. It could be the wi-fi adapter's driver in your computer, or a bad wi-fi adapter (lets hope that's not the issue).

    If you have the Windows 7 driver to your adapter, what you can do is through the Device Manager, remove the adapter & reboot. If the driver doesn't automatically reload, you can manually re-install the driver. Make sure that you have the correct bit version & have this before doing anything.

    Best of Luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by catilley1092 View Post
    yhb40, welcome to the forum!

    You've already stated that other devices works, so it's not your router. It could be the wi-fi adapter's driver in your computer, or a bad wi-fi adapter (lets hope that's not the issue).

    If you have the Windows 7 driver to your adapter, what you can do is through the Device Manager, remove the adapter & reboot. If the driver doesn't automatically reload, you can manually re-install the driver. Make sure that you have the correct bit version & have this before doing anything.

    Best of Luck,
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    Hey, thanks for the help, but would i uninstall the driver basically when you say "remove the adapter"? Thanks for the help again.

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    Yes, that would remove the device & the driver. It may or may not reload a new driver after restarting, just have the one that you need just in case.

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    It didn't work.... Any other solutions? I'm getting ready to refresh the pc. Also, would this be effective, or would i have to completely reinstall if there's no other way to fix the issue?

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    You could try the Refresh. If it does not work, then a reinstall would be in order.

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    Greetings,

    What you could do is goto your Device Manager, locate the Wifi adapter which is normaly located under Network adapters. Select the adapter and uninstall it. When the uninstall is complete, remove the adapter from the computer (Remove USB pen if USB pen ofcourse :P or turn of the computer, open it and remove the small Wifi card inside the computer).

    Turn the computer back on, and let it run though its startup procedure. When complete and ready to "use", then you turn the computer of again, open the wifi slot and insert the wifi card again (or just insert the USB wifi pen).

    Now this SHOULD fix the problem on most computers. If it doesnt get fixed you might need to connect your computer with a CAT-5 cable and then let the computer try and locate the drivers from the net. Might need to goto device manager and uninstall the Wifi pen/card and then search for it again.

    Another thing that can be done is that you remove the Wifi drivers from your computer, goto your computer labels website (from another computer or iphone) and download the drivers from them. Now normaly this can create a few complications since most sites only have windows 7 or lower drivers, but windows 8 can manage with these drivers allso. I had an issue with my router stopped working suddenly and then I had to use a wifi card in my desktop computer, but since the neighbors wifi connection is a little far away I get crappy connection, so I just bridged it with a wifi pen. But, one of the wifi pens I had was kinda old, but I did manage to get it to work with some old xp drivers, so yeah you might need to use some old drivers.

    But just test it out

    Allso could tell us whats the name of the computer ur having this problem with? Label and model? (eksample: compaq 6715b)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawaBoy View Post
    Greetings,
    Allso could tell us whats the name of the computer ur having this problem with? Label and model? (eksample: compaq 6715b)
    Sure. Lenovo Y460p, and the wifi adapter is "Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN"

    Update on my end: Refresh didn't work. im getting a "little" frustrated. Im going to try and update the driver myself like LawaBoy said. If that doesn't work, I have to revert to factory settings, when upgrade to Windows 8 CP.

    Any last suggestions?

    Thanks
    -Yhb40

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    You might have more success after the Win 8 RP is released in late spring. Unfortunately this beta release does not have drivers for everything and some manufacturers are slow in releasing drivers for their hardware. My Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN works fine with Win 8 CP. Did not have to do anything with drivers. Perhaps your adapter is somewhat older and will not be updated, who knows.

    Did you take a quick look on the Lenovo site as well?

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    Yes, I checked on the Lenovo site and tried to update all the drivers, no difference. And the wifi adapter worked fine up until 2 days ago... it just stopped working for some reason. I bought my computer last september, and it was the highest model, with the lastest graphics card, and everything like that. Its an amazing computer. But ya. Im reverting to a restore to windows 7, then back up to windows 8 cp. Im going to 7 cause there are certain drivers for my buttons on the panel, not because I cant just directly install 8 cp.

    Thanks anyways guys, I hope these answers will work for someone else later on.

    -yhb40

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