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Lost wireless internet connectivity after removing malware.


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#1 kek

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:52 PM

I recently had a virus. I used malwarebytes anti-malware to delete most of the files (except uacinit.dll).
I used combofix to delete uacinit.dll, my system is clean and everything works properly except that my wireless internet will not connect
Of course I tried rebooting and hitting 'repair'. When I do this I get the message that it will not work because "Connecting to the wireless network" cannot be completed.
I tried using winsockfix, winsock2fix, and lspfix (which told me that there were no problems). None of these produced any change.
Right now I'm using an ethernet cable to connect to the internet, which works fine.
However, I've exhausted all the solutions I've found (and understand) on these forums and multiple others. Some help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

What kind of computer do you have? Is the wireless card a PCI card? Can you view any available wireless networks? I would try deleting your wireless card from device manager, and reinstalling it using the latest drivers.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:33 AM

I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, which (according to its online specs) has an internal wireless card. I can view the available wireless networks.
How does one find the latest drivers to reinstall? Is there somewhere that has good step-by-step directions for doing this?
Thank you for your reply :thumbsup:

Edited by kek, 20 July 2009 - 01:35 AM.


#4 steelysteelers23

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:16 PM

To find out your wireless card do this:

1. Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Manage"
2. In the left panel click on "Device Manager"
3. Now, in the right panel click on the "+" next to "Network Adapters"
4. The one that says wireless in the name is the card you have

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

Thanks!
I have a 11 a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:04 PM

It didn't have a name with it (like Intel)?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:45 PM

No, that's all it says.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:45 PM

You can most likely find the a good driver from IBM's support website by entering your laptop model number.




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