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WiFi not detecting anythiing. Device Mgr says it's fine!

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    WiFi not detecting anythiing. Device Mgr says it's fine!


    Trying to figure out where to start with this one.

    I'm in Window 8 on a Toshiba L855-S5112 Satellite laptop. It's an inexpensive laptop, which was most likely my first mistake.

    But... My wireless sees nothing, and when I check the device manager for the network adapter info, it's enabled and it reports that it's working fine. the wifi switch is definitely set to on.

    With "show hidden devices" turned on, this is what I see for network adaptors:

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    So... anyone have any leads for me? Direction? I'd appreciate any help at all. Thanks.

    Tom

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    Hi, welcome to the forum, in Device manager untick "show hidden devices", right click network icon, open Network and sharing center, select Change adapter settings and see whether looks like mine below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasWright View Post
    Trying to figure out where to start with this one.

    I'm in Window 8 on a Toshiba L855-S5112 Satellite laptop. It's an inexpensive laptop, which was most likely my first mistake.

    But... My wireless sees nothing, and when I check the device manager for the network adapter info, it's enabled and it reports that it's working fine. the wifi switch is definitely set to on.

    With "show hidden devices" turned on, this is what I see for network adaptors:

    Click image for larger version



    So... anyone have any leads for me? Direction? I'd appreciate any help at all. Thanks.

    Tom
    Your Avast NDIS filter is most likely causing the problem, uninstall both of those worthless NDIS filters or better yet, uninstall Avast using it's special uninstall tool and take back your network.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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