Lenovo G460 laptop can't access wireless network.

Lenovo G460 laptop computer - 06779xu...
December 29, 2014 at 14:01:20
Specs: Win 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit, 2.16/3G
I have a laptop and a desktop connected wirelessly through a router. My laptop can access the network, but my desktop can't. In desktop device manager, the Microsoft tercedo tunneling adapter has a yellow marker on it. I reinstalled the driver for it, but no change. I selected it again and clicked on top action button, selected add legacy hardware, choose network adapters, clicked on microsoft, chose the tercedo tunneling adapter, and reinstalled it. Now I have 2 tunneling adapters with yellow marks. I also had message that said adapter reinstalled, but won't start. Any suggestions appreciated.

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#1
December 29, 2014 at 14:15:48
I would uninstall both of those, and restart the computer. Do you see a wifi adapter driver listed?? Is this a built in wifi on the desktop, a usb wifi device or a card plugged into a PCI slot?

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#2
December 29, 2014 at 15:04:01
Sometime uninstalling items with errors from "Device Manger" then restarting will help. This is not uninstalling all the software but simply deactivating it so that it can be found again and setup afresh. If there is suitable software on-board it should find it and will activate it again.

If required you must use the correct driver, either from your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer if home built. Avoid the various dubious drivers you find on other websites.

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#3
December 29, 2014 at 15:33:07
It is a built-in wi-fi.

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#4
December 29, 2014 at 17:43:22
I finally found what was wrong. I went to manage wireless networks, right clicked on my wireless network name and clicked on security tab. Security type was set to No authentication (Open). I changed it to WPA2-Personal and problem fixed. What threw me before was that when No authentication was in security box, the encryption type below said WEP, so I confused that with Security type. Anyway, thanks for all the input.

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#5
December 29, 2014 at 18:18:54
All's well that ends well - thanks for letting us know you fixed it.

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