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Windows7 cannot activate wifi adapter

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June 23, 2010 10:12:51 AM

Hello,
i have a strange problem with 3 Win7 Pro computers (2x 32bit 1x 64bit). I simply can´t activate the wifi adapter. The driver is installed succesfully. I can´t find anything on this issue on google, does anyone have a suggestion?
a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2010 10:25:17 AM

did the wifi adapter come with it's own software to control it?
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June 23, 2010 11:23:52 AM

mi1ez said:
did the wifi adapter come with it's own software to control it?


no just the driver, i also tried some different wifi adapters in the meantime.
2 DLINK and 1 Zyxel. same issue :( 
so it does not seem to be driver or software related


greetz and thanks,
theHoff
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a b $ Windows 7
June 23, 2010 1:31:17 PM

no excalamation marks in device manager?
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June 23, 2010 2:10:58 PM

mi1ez said:
no excalamation marks in device manager?


nope, the driver seems to be installed correctly. when i look at the properties in hardwaremanager it says: driver installed correctly. i even can access the settings mask (network and sharing center -> network adapters -> wifi adapter -> rightclick -> properties) to set up an ip, uncheck boxes (for example internetprotocoll IPv6 etc.), but it won´t let me activate it.

when i click activate, he shows the usual small windows showing "activating" -> "activated", no error message but the adapter still says deactivated. there is no error message in the eventlog regarding the wifi adapter or any other network specific event.

i tried different drivers in the meantime, no success so far..

i´m kind of confused oO

thanks for any help,
theHoff

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June 23, 2010 3:01:42 PM

when you say activate, I assume this is from network and sharing>network connections?
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June 24, 2010 7:52:14 AM

mi1ez said:
when you say activate, I assume this is from network and sharing>network connections?


Yes.
In the overview where you see all network adapters and VPN connections etc.
The WiFi adapter is grey and the status is "deactivated". When i right click it and click "activate", the small window saying "activating" -> "activated" pops up. Everything looks normal, except that the adapter stays deactivated.


Thanks,
theHoff
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 12:06:42 PM

Well, that's my thoughts spent... can you not scan for networks or anything? it just goes through all the actions of enabling it, but not actually doing it?
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June 25, 2010 7:43:41 AM

mi1ez said:
Well, that's my thoughts spent...

Thanks for that =)
Maybe someone else has an idea.

can you not scan for networks or anything? said:
can you not scan for networks or anything?

nope


it just goes through all the actions of enabling it, but not actually doing it? said:
it just goes through all the actions of enabling it, but not actually doing it?

Exactly


this is driving me nuts :pt1cable: 

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