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Windows 7 unable to detect wireless networks


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#1 timreed1

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 01:03 PM

I am running a windows 7 laptop with a USB powered WiFi antenna. I purchased a replacement because I thought the one that was previously installed was faulty. I ordered a TP-Link adapter and tried it on another computer after I could not get it to work on the laptop and the adapter is definitely functional. I installed the provided driver with the WiFi adapter and attempted to detect ANY networks at all using the windows suite and could not. After the computer was still unable to detect networks I uninstalled the driver and reinstalled with the TP-Link suite to see if that would fix the problem but still could not detect any networks. So far I have disabled and enabled both the TP-Link and Ethernet under device manager to try to resolve the issue. I have run (netsh int ip reset reset.txt / netsh winsock reset / netsh firewall reset). I'm kind of at a loss here as to why I cannot detect any networks and not sure where to go from here.



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 02:21 PM

Ah.... Zone Alarm Firewall was preventing the wireless network adapter from enabling. Not my computer but I'm glad I could figure it out.






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