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Suddenly not finding any networks

  1. #21


    England, Northamptonshire
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Did your machine come with Windows 7 or vista?

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  2. #22


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    HP Pavilion P6600 series, sorry. Not 6000
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  3. #23


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    It came with Windows 7
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  4. #24


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Could you uninstall the wireless LAN card device from device manager and then install this driver - Original Ralink Wireless Networking Controller Driver - HP Pavilion p6674y Desktop PC | HP® Support
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8


    Ok, Ill be right back.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    I tried and this happened
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  7. #27


    England, Northamptonshire
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    This could be because the driver was intended for Windows 7. HP don't offer a driver for Windows 8 themselves.

    If you can I would plug the machine in via ethernet and update the device driver through device manager. This may require you temporarily moving your machine

    The only other alternative I can think off is to complete a repair install and see if that corrects the issue since you did receive a working connection after installation. To do so please restart your machine and then follow this tutorial - Refresh Windows 8

    Your user files should be retained however if you can backup your data just in case

    Josh
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8


    I'll try to move it, then. Thank you for your help!
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  9. #29


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    OK, UPDATE. I couldn't get an Ethernet connection to my computer, I basically just moved my router and it started working, but Im not getting any other networks and I'm getting a really weak (2 bars) wifi signal, its working now, though. I just hope that when I move it back everything went go down the toilet. I jumped for joy when it worked, IM A FRIGGIN' ADDICT.
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  10. #30


    England, Northamptonshire
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    Unless you are very far away or you have a lot of walls between your machine and router this may be an indication of a faulty or dying wireless card. If so then the only way to fix would be to replace the card itself. If you wish to simply post back here and I'll pose some possible options for you

    I am glad that we have discovered the source of your problem

    Josh
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