Cannot connect to any visible Wireless Network (Windows 7)

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv4-2045dx note...
May 11, 2013 at 07:10:37
Specs: Windows 7, A8-5600K / 16GB RAM
My mom brought me her Windows 7 laptop because it wont connect to the internet at her house. I am using the Windows 7 wireless config utility. I can see all the networks in the area and our house Network. However, I cannot connect to any of them. Every time I try, it starts attempting to connect then going to the "Windows was unable to connect to this network". I have 2 Smartphones and 2 Laptops connected to my Router via Wireless and they work flawlessly. However, This laptop won't connect. So I tried the following.

- Turned Off the Wireless Connection on all other devices in the house, and disconnected them from the router.
- Rebooted Router and Modem
- Rebooted the Win 7 Laptop in Question
- Tried again. No Joy.

It is not a problem on my home network as numerous other devices can connect without issue.
This laptop can't connect to ANY network, as it won't connect to my moms, mine, or other unlocked networks in our complex.

What gives??


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#1
May 11, 2013 at 09:28:02
http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/...

Try that. If it works, disable the other config.

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#2
May 11, 2013 at 12:57:46
No Joy... I followed the instructions and it did not work

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#3
May 11, 2013 at 14:22:16
Are you still getting the same error message? Look at the event viewer to see if there is any more information. Disable the Windows Firewall, Windows Defender & any other firewall such as Norton. If none of that works, test it in safe mode.

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#4
May 18, 2013 at 06:18:11
Same problem. it can see networks, but whenever it attempts to connect to one, same notice pops up.

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#5
May 18, 2013 at 06:42:12
Look at the device manager. Are there any yellow or red marks near the adapter?

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#6
May 18, 2013 at 07:07:53
I should clarify..

I have PHYSICALLY removed the WiFi Adapter, Cleaned the contacts and re-installed it. Verified it shows in Device Manager
Updated the Driver (http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=1&Level=6&Conn=5&ProdID=143&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true)
Ran all Windows Updates
All clear.

When you click on available networks, All the networks in my neighborhood show up.
I can click on any network, then attempt to connect.
Windows will attempt to connect,
Then the message comes up "Windows was unable to connect to this network"
No matter what network you choose.


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#7
May 18, 2013 at 16:09:29
There has to be a firewall or something else blocking that connection. I trust that you know about encryption & keys.

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#8
May 31, 2013 at 04:59:59
If you are seeing other wireless networks in your neighborhood, then the wireless adapter itself must be working. Keep in mind that most (if not all) of those other networks you're seeing probably have their own encryption for security purposes (just like you should), so unless you know their encryption keys, you won't be able to connect to them. When you try to connect your mom's laptop to your own wireless network, you will have to type in your encryption key to gain access just like you would your own (unless you don't have any encryption set up for security).

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#9
June 7, 2013 at 15:55:39
Lol. I appreciate the advice najitech. All good and well known info for the basic novice.

Guapo, I have attempted to uninstall the adapter in 7 and then re enabling it, but no joy. I have tried now to connect to several networks (about 20) and once again, Windows can SEE all of them, but when attempting to connect, I get the error message "Windows was unable to connect to XXXXXXX" I have tried public networks, my own, friends' networks, all without any luck. The 7 Install is BRAND NEW, so it isn't some grandfathered security policy either. When I run the troubleshooter, it always comes back saying to "Investigate Router or Access Point Issues".. Regardless of where I try and connect.


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#10
July 22, 2013 at 12:36:58
I'm having what seems to be exactly the same problem and haven't a clue what to do about it. It's very frustrating. My only guess is that it's some sort of hardware problem as the only thing that's happened to my laptop since it last connected successfully is that I've taken it on a flight and been a bit careless with it in my cabin baggage.

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