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


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#1
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:

NetworkAdaptors.png


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

Tom
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

brummyfan

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#2
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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
#3
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:

View attachment 23291


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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps