Solved Wireless Network Connection shows a red X

August 6, 2010 at 00:16:15
Specs: Windows XP
Hello Team,

I'm running Windows XP Pro. I'm using an Acer 5738Z and I user the Atheros AR5B91 wireless network adapter. In the Network Connections window, Wireless Network Connection shows a red X and says Not Connected. In the device manager, the Atheros driver is listed under Network Adapters. Also, in the Atheros Client Utility, I can see the available wireless network to connect. But, when I connect, its not connecting. I believe its because the Wireless Network Connection has a red X and its not connected. I tried reinstalling the Atheros drivers. Turned off the firewall, etc. to no luck. Also stopped and started the Wireless Zero Configuration in the services.

I've tried all possible steps from my side. Just not sure what to do to get the Wireless Network Connection to get connected, so that I can use my wireless.

It was working absolutely fine around a couple of months back. Did not make any major changes in my pc since then. I'm struggling with this for the past many weeks. Please help me out. Expecting to get a reply very soon.

Regards,
Reeza


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February 20, 2011 at 14:43:29
Mine SOLVED!
i tried soooo Many Thing from so many forums.
but these steps Solved that Damn X on my internet connection, Also that yellow star that was appeared before it beside my Wireless connection..follow these simple steps:
1-Uninstall all Network Connection in Device manager.(dont uninstall software)
2-MOST Important point: Right Click on my computer--> Manage-->Local Users and groups-->Groups--> in right panel Double Click Users
3- Remove all NT_AUTHORITY**** (something like that) from there
4-Scan for hardware changes and let the Drivers install again

hope this work for u to,if yes pray for me ;-)



#1
August 6, 2010 at 07:52:29
Check in your "Network Connections" and make sure you don't have the device disabled in there. Right click on it, if "enable" is an available option in the context sensitive menu that comes up, choose it and see if the X doesn't go away and the device start working.


If the device wasn't disabled, the next thing I would recommend you do is checked the web for a newer driver for your wireless device? If not, I would suggest you do so and if there is, install it and see if that doesn't fix the issue.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
August 6, 2010 at 09:39:55
Hi,

The wireless network connection icon is not disabled. Its enabled. I tried disabling and re-enabling it. Still no luck. Also, Ive updated the driver to the latest one. Not sure what/where should I check.


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#3
August 10, 2010 at 10:01:43
I am having this same problem. Curt R please come back and help with other suggestions. Thanks Stacey

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#4
August 10, 2010 at 10:50:15
Well folks, if it's not a driver issue, and the device isn't disabled, about the only thing I can think of trying that might fix it is to go into Device Manager and uninstall the device. Then, reboot and let windows "find" the device again and reinstall the drivers.

I've run into a similar issue before and if none of the above works, we're generally talking about a hardware failure (ie: the network interface is toast) and usually means replacing the device.

However, with some of the Dell laptops at work, in a similar situation, a complete reinstall of the operating system from scratch has fixed the issue. So before replacing the device, you can try that......although it is drastic and does require you backing up the stuff you don't want to lose before starting.

One last thing, if your laptop is under warranty still, take it in and have it looked at before you reinstall or get a new NIC.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
August 10, 2010 at 11:07:23
i uninstalled Atheros driver from device manager and restarted the pc. It reinstalled automatically, but still the red X is there..any other suggestions please?

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#6
August 10, 2010 at 11:31:20
OK I did that. disable both the dyenx G Desktop Card and Realtek RTL8139/810X Family Fast Ethernet NIC then shut down and restarted. Did not detect either one. Went beck to the device manager and enable both. At the bottom right of the computer I can hover over the computer and it says: WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION (08FX08083932)
SPEED: 54.0 Mbps
SIGNAL STRENGHTH:VERY GOOD
STATUS: CONNECTED
When I hover over the wireless card on bottom right it says;
WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION ( )
SPEED: 54.0 Mbps
SIGNAL STRENGTH:
STATUS: CONNECTED
Hopefully this helps explain the problem. Still can not get on the internet.
Thanks, Stacey

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#7
August 10, 2010 at 11:55:52
LeeStacey

Ok this doesn't sound like an issue with your network interface but more likely the device you configured your wireless network on. Is it a SOHO Router? If yes, you need to check if you can connect to anything while plugged in to it. If not, then the problem is the router.

reeza

If nothing else has worked, you're going to need to take it in to a shop and have it looked at by a qualified technician. Most likely is a hardware problem with the modem.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
August 10, 2010 at 12:12:59
It is a Westell 7501

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#9
August 10, 2010 at 12:24:25
I tried to use this computer to hook up with that wireless router and it will not go to the web.

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#10
August 10, 2010 at 13:47:22
LeeStacey

Can any other wireless devices connect to your Westell 7501 and access the internet? If yes, then it is your laptop. If no, then it's the router.

All I can tell you is, if it's the router you'll likely have to reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#11
August 11, 2010 at 02:29:08
Thank you Curt R. Im planning to take it to the technician this weekend, so that they can figure out the problem.

Thanks all.


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#12
August 12, 2010 at 07:29:29
I called a tech to come in. My internet on this computer is the old co-ax wire, so I have to call our internet provider to change the set up we have. Thank you so much for your help

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#13
February 20, 2011 at 14:43:29
✔ Best Answer
Mine SOLVED!
i tried soooo Many Thing from so many forums.
but these steps Solved that Damn X on my internet connection, Also that yellow star that was appeared before it beside my Wireless connection..follow these simple steps:
1-Uninstall all Network Connection in Device manager.(dont uninstall software)
2-MOST Important point: Right Click on my computer--> Manage-->Local Users and groups-->Groups--> in right panel Double Click Users
3- Remove all NT_AUTHORITY**** (something like that) from there
4-Scan for hardware changes and let the Drivers install again

hope this work for u to,if yes pray for me ;-)


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