Solved Can no longer connect my laptop wireless

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May 16, 2017 at 03:05:17
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, ntel Core i3 2120 - 3.30 GHz-4GB / 4GB DDR3 Ram
I have a Lenovo G50 laptop, which since some days, cannot connect wirelessly any more. CPU: Intel Core i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz, I run Win7 32bit 4GB RAM. I am using a BBox 3 modem, Modus 802 11b/g/n, provided by Belgacom, Proximus, my internet provider.

Noteworthy is that my wife's PC has no problem connecting wirelessly. So I suspect it must be my wireless adapter. When I run SPECCY I get info about what's what in my laptop. I get the following info for the wireless adapter:

Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter
Connection-specific DNS Suffix lan
Connection Name Wireless Network Connection
DHCP enabled Yes
MAC Address 5C-93-A2-EA-E1-D1

Of course the adapter may be physically damaged, but I thought maybe it's the driver. So I went to:

and then I got confused. Which driver to choose. Can you help me ? Thanks in advance.

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May 16, 2017 at 05:32:06
Does the laptop see any wireless networks? Have you tried removing the wireless network card from Device Manager and letting it reinstall?

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May 16, 2017 at 06:49:00
The icon of the wireless signal shoows no signal, has a red cross over it. Do you mean that I should remove the laptop from the device manager ?

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May 16, 2017 at 07:19:51
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I think beachy means that you should, go into device manager, find your wireless device, double click it and uninstall its drivers. Restart the laptop and windows should reinstall the drivers for you.

You can download the driver for your device here, just filter by

Component = Network wireless LAN
Operating System = Windows 7 32 bit

not sure exactly how to enable/disable the wireless on your laptop, but you should have a F key are the top that has a wireless symbol on it, if you press the FN key and the wireless key at the same time it should toggle the wireless on or off.

You can also check your BIOS to ensure that the wireless LAN has not been turned off (if the option is there)

You can also go into control panel, network and sharing and check that the wireless lan is not disabled.

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May 16, 2017 at 07:36:16
According to some random G50 documentation I found, try hitting Fn + F7. It should be the key with the airplane symbol on it, or the key with a WiFi symbol with a line through it. If that doesn't work, try hitting the key without holding the Fn key.

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May 16, 2017 at 09:10:49
If you want to try updating the driver, here's the proper one from the site you posted...the latest is

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May 16, 2017 at 11:05:30
If you right-click on the wireless icon in the system tray, can you enable it there?

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May 16, 2017 at 21:14:34
Sometimes the simplest is the best to try first. I found that sometimes even when some devices connect, restarting the router and the machine is enough to make it work.
If not then installing the driver riider shoes in reply#5 should help.
You can also delete the Wifi in device manager without deleting the driver. This will make it faster and easier because having device manager then detect devices will find and activate the device with the driver that you already updated. Simpler, just look for the check box to leave the driver installed (or do not delete driver).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 22, 2017 at 01:25:19
Hi Willem,

some Laptops have a small (often almost invisible) button that turns the wifi on or off.
Possibly yours has this and it has been inadvertently pressed.

It is also worth checking the Settings facility in Windows as there is an option to test the network connections there.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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May 25, 2017 at 09:35:43
Thank you all for the help, but I did not succeed. Got caught at the installation of the right driver, which I could not get done. So unfortunately I had to ask a computer expert to do it for me. Sorry

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