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Can't connect to wifi but can use ethernet cable


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#1 eabear

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 03:36 AM

My problem started the day of the big cyber attack on the internet. Coincidence?

 

I am having the same problem as this poster

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/629989/cant-connect-to-the-internet-via-wifi-but-can-with-cable/

 

I've tried everything mentioned in that thread to no avail.

 

I have Windows 7 - 64 bit.

Vaio vgn-z610y which is 7 yr old.

 

Went to Device manager.. First deleted, then I updated the  driver for Intel Wifi 5100 AGN.. Then I went to the Sony site and found another driver update.

 

I don't see a place in Bios.to enable wireless.

 

The Windows Mobility utility didn't fix the problem.

 

I don't know what else to try..The Netgear WNR1000 v4 router is new and wifi works on my tablet..

 

I've removed the battery from the laptop.

 

I don't have a restore point so maybe I have a virus? I've run Malwarebytes, , Awdcleaner, Avast, Tdsskiller,

 

Please HELP!

 

Thanks!


Edited by hamluis, 29 October 2016 - 08:04 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 eabear

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:59 PM

I must have some hardware problem. I downloaded Vaio software SmartWi and it says that my wireless button is off even though it's on and shows the light. I got a N 150 Wi-Fi Nano Adapter and that solved the problem.


Edited by eabear, 28 October 2016 - 11:00 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:16 AM

Thanks for letting us know, so others may learn from your experience. ;)



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 05:19 PM

Sometimes the wireless part of a NIC fails, and a wireless dongle is a cheap and easy way to be back up & running quickly. I really like TP-Link products, have had good success with them. Glad you figured it out!


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 06:29 PM

I bought the Edimax adapter. So far, so good.






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