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Testing wireless adapter

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    Miss Congeniality

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Hello there hardware techs,

Is there any way to test a wireless adapter for troubleshooting purposes? The problem is that an older Compaq Desktop running Vista has issues connecting to networks and sometimes must be rebooted for a network to be found.

Thank you,
Donna :)
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Have you tested the wireless adapter on another machine, best way to test IMO. :)


Anyway lets have a look at a minitoolbox log from the machine with the adapter plugged in shall we.




Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

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    Miss Congeniality

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  Hi rockmilk. Never thought if that. :lol:  Don't have another computer to try it on and the computer that has a wireless connection issue is not available to me. Just checking to find ways to test the wireless adapter.

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Hello Donna,


For basic testing how about running a Ping test at various times whilst the computer is in normal use, Ookla Speedtest

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