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Wireless: Can't find any connections


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My friend recently bought a new router as his old one wasn't powerful enough. He could get on the internet but after a minute the laptop would freeze. It would only freeze if he allowed his adapter to connect to the internet.

It's defiantly a problem with the wireless adapter. This is what I've done so far:

I uninstalled the wireless adapter. Windows reinstalled the wireless adapter after I restarted the laptop. After I did this, the wireless adapter cannot find a connection. It can't find my router or my friends router any more. Using windows 7 trouble shooting. It says there might be a problem with the wireless network adapter driver. Which is strange considering Windows keeps installing the same driver.

I found an updated driver for the Atheros AR5007EG Wireless network adapter but Windows wont allow the update as it's already installed the best version for my adapter.

When I enter my serial number on the Fujitsu AMILO Notebook Li 3710. On the Fujitsu website. The driver supplied is for a Realtek RTL8187B wireless card. Is windows 7 installing the wrong wireless adapter driver?

I wanted to test this but Windows keeps installing the driver automatically. As the laptop is using Windows 7 Home Premium I can't access gpedit.msc. I tried a 3rd party program. Which did launch gpedit.msc but the sub-folder "Device Installation" is not there. So I can't test different drivers!

I'm a very experienced computer user but can't seem to find the solution for this problem! Any help would be much appreciated.

EDIT: The wireless radio button on the keyboard is turned on!

Edited by MikeMason, 31 July 2011 - 11:46 AM.

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I have now fixed this problem myself.
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