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Wifi Not working!! PLs help !! Urgent!!?

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  • Lenovo
  • Windows Vista
Last response: in Windows Vista
August 7, 2010 7:09:52 AM

Hi all , need ur help here . i was helping my friend reformat his laptop ( Lenovo g230) running on Vista Ultimate . After i reformat i download all the drivers from lenovo & install . I did restart before i try on the drivers , but wifi wasn't working , i checked on device manager An unknown device Under "Other device" hv a exclamation mark beside it . Can any experts here advise what i can do ?

Thanks in advanced!!

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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 7:18:53 AM

Does the wireless network card show (or is that the "unknown device"). If it does show then I wouldn't worry, for the time being, about the unknown. If it doesn't then you clearly didn't download all drivers. Do you know what chipset the wireless card is?
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August 7, 2010 9:44:10 AM

Intel chipset?
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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 10:02:32 AM

Looking at the Lenovo Website, this model came with either an Intel wireless card or a Broadcom one. It may be that you have downloaded the incorrect driver. Download both from here and see if either of them workds.
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August 7, 2010 10:08:57 AM

i downloaded and installed all my drivers including the wireless card from the link u hv given me.
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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 10:09:46 AM

Just to clarify - have you tried the Broadcom wireless card as well as the Intel one?
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August 7, 2010 10:19:51 AM

opps , i guess i understand wat u trying to tell me . Yup , i overlooked and install both broadcom & intel wlan card ... hahaha now i removed the broadcom lan card , but when i restarted my laptop , i was prompt to install a network controller. I was thinking of removing the intel wlan card & install the broadcom wlan card , but i couldn't find the intel wlan card in remove program ... wat to do now , i am getting confused... :( 
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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 10:29:55 AM

I would just try installing the Broadcom driver again. It shouldn't really matter that the Intel driver is also installed. When that's done, have a look in Device Manager to see whether the card appers under "Network Adapters". If it does, without an exclamation mark, then it should be working so if you still have a problem it is not a driver issue.
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August 7, 2010 10:54:27 AM

hv installed the broadcom card , but still wifi does not connect . System prompt "window cannot detect any networks."
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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 11:05:07 AM

Have a look at this article and see if anything helps.

Edit: Just another thought - many laptops have a switch to disable/enable the network card. You might want to check if this is the case with yours. (Last time I had a problem with the mousepad not working on a laptop it turns out it was just switched off.)
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August 7, 2010 11:18:25 AM

Hv checked wifi button on ... :( 
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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 11:31:41 AM

You haven't said yet whether the wireless card shows up in Device Manager (under "Network Adapters"). It it does, have a go at setting the connection up manually as described here.
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August 7, 2010 12:14:03 PM

so sorry , i missed tat out , yes it did show up in network adaptor , but then when i tried to set up the connection manually as per describe in your reply i can't . When i try to click on "connect to ", sys prompt me " Windows cannot find any network ." Pls , pls , pls help me ... thanks
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a b \ Driver
August 7, 2010 1:51:32 PM

I really don't know what else to suggest. But you could try switching your wireless router off and on again.
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August 7, 2010 2:12:24 PM

:(  , oh... Anyway thanks for your help!!
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August 8, 2010 4:42:29 AM

Hey i hv managed to make the wifi work!! by reformating the whole os & installing the drivers again. But got another problem , can get the chinese interface to work. i used to use NJstar but now it doesn't work in vista ... wat to do??
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a b \ Driver
August 8, 2010 6:26:52 AM

I'm glad you've got the WiFi working but I'm afraid that Chinese is a little beyond my capabilities.
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