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Unable to connect to the internet using wi-fi

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#1 ashwinhere


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:44 AM

Hi all!

I am unable to connect to the internet in wireless mode. It shows the available networks, but does not connect when I type in my router password. I have tried everything I know of. Uninstalled/Reinstalled the driver - I have an Intel 5100 AGN wireless driver installed. I disabled and enabled it. Didn't work. Running command prompt and typing in ipconfig /all doesn't detect my adapter device - says "Media Disconnected".

I also did these by running command prompt as an administrator:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

and restarted my computer. I have a Dell Studio 1555 with Win 7 (32-bit) Professional.

What am I supposed to do now? Please help!

PS: I know this is a problem with my Windows as the wireless works seamlessly in my Ubuntu.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:13 AM

Wired is working?

One quick suggestion. Are you sure you didn't accidentally turn it off?

Some use a Fn = Fkey and some use a manual switch.

Power On/Off Switches, Toggles, Etc.

Beyond this, Make & Model could be helpful.

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#3 ashwinhere

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for the reply. Yes, am on wired network now. So wired works. The wireless switch is also turned on :wacko:

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