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Topic # 48550 16-Nov-2009 08:13
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hi people, i have got windows 7 installed and everything is sweet as.
my only problem is that my wireless internet wont work anymore. i can successfully connect to the internet via Ethernet cable.
i can pick up the wireless signal, but when i choose to connect, it says 'connecting is taking longer than usual'
then it goes into all the trouble shooters and network diagnostics and says 'windows cant resolve this issue'
i went into device manager and it claims that my drivers are already up to date  -.-
driver type:  ralink
version 4.0.3.0.
also it says it is working properly.
i checked windows update and downloaded the driver that it found. still not working after that.
wireless works on all other laptops in the house, just not mine =[
please someone help?
thanks.




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  Reply # 273394 16-Nov-2009 09:14
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Are you sure the wireless router is not doing MAC filtering?







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  Reply # 273553 16-Nov-2009 16:02
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never set it up...
my sister recently came home from university, and for the first time, she logged on to the wireless
with no trouble at all.




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  Reply # 273769 17-Nov-2009 10:37
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when i look under network and sharing center: i see that my wireless adaptor is attempting to authenticate.
what does this mean?
also when i click to show 'full map' it says THIS ADAPTOR IS NOT CONNECTED
please someone help?




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  Reply # 273799 17-Nov-2009 11:21
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I bet its a driver issue. What kind of card have you got? Things using RALink chips have had driver issues, including my Linksys WMP54G...



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  Reply # 273846 17-Nov-2009 12:58
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i have a card using Ralink :S =[
in device manager it says: 802.11 mini card wireless adaptor
ralink technology corp.
port 0002 hub 0003
this device is working properly.

driver details:
ralink
29/7/2009
version 4.0.3.0.

when i select update it says the best driver has already been installed
and windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.

the wireless light on my laptop just flashes on every now and then.
then im prompted with troubleshooter.
this resets my adaptor and everything then says windows troubleshooter cannot find the problem




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  Reply # 273869 17-Nov-2009 14:04
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Whats the model number of your laptop? May be can find out what wifi card is in it (My Linksys lists as a Ralink) and find some suitable drivers.



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  Reply # 273884 17-Nov-2009 15:01
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i have a NEC versa p8310 laptop.
i emailed ralink if they can help, is so, ill let u know.
at the moment im still without wireless -.-




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  Reply # 273887 17-Nov-2009 15:04
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I think you will get nowhere contacting the chipset manufacturer. For laptop drivers you have to contact the OEM - in this case NEC.






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  Reply # 274187 18-Nov-2009 12:19
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i contacted NEC as per your advice =]
still waiting for a reply.....
i looked on their website but they only have drivers for vista and xp listed in their downloads section.
ill hopefully get a email soon, telling me where to find windows 7 drivers.
im hoping like crazy that they have the answer, surely i cant be the only person in the world with this issue.
also i heard hp have their windows 7 drivers now available, if only i bought a hp....




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  Reply # 274188 18-Nov-2009 12:20
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yay my 100th post..... hurry up NEC you noobs :P
im inpatient ...




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  Reply # 274394 19-Nov-2009 07:53
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NEC mailed back and said there are no drivers for my laptop
or for any NEC laptops a year old.
so now im screwed?
nothing will work...
im now looking to buy a new computer.
warning to all , dont buy windows 7 if you have a NEC computer.
NEC sucks.... buy hp or compaq or anything




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  Reply # 275417 23-Nov-2009 11:48
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You could try swapping out the wireless card in your laptop. I believe they are fairly universal, i recently put an Intel card out of a 2 year old HP laptop into my 8 year old Dell laptop.

Might be cheaper than a brand new laptop

Good luck!

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  Reply # 275564 23-Nov-2009 18:13
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You can get a fairly cheap USB wireless stick or a PCMIA card for $30-$80 that will work in Windows 7 perfectly and just disable the onboard/internal one.



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  Reply # 275568 23-Nov-2009 18:24
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i understand that will work, but it wont fix all my other driver issues.
base score is 1.1 according to windows, i have no graphics card or anything lol.
i asked the computer specialists in town, and they said im screwed. unless i buy a new processor , graphics card. webcam. wireless adaptor. and so on




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  Reply # 275590 23-Nov-2009 19:07
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What router do you have?







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