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Netbook won't detect Wi-Fi networks but does detect ad-hoc network

Wi-Fi Ad-Hoc detect

Best Answer zep516 , 02 April 2021 - 01:18 PM

Might be help here for you, https://www.guidingt...-wi-fi-network/ Go to the full post »


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Friedrich Schnellinger

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I have a weird problem that I've never seen before. My mini laptop detects ad-hoc networks and can connect to and work with them with no problem, but it doesn't detect any other Wi-Fi network. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the wireless adapter driver but it won't work, it stays the same. I checked the properties on the device admin and enabled the property "802.11d", still won't work. There is a device with no drivers installed called "Intel® Atom™/Celeron®/Pentium® Processor Platform Control Unit - LPC: Bridge to Intel Legacy Block - 0F1C" Could this be the cause?
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Might be help here for you,

 

https://www.guidingt...-wi-fi-network/


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You provided a good resource.

 

I tried all solutions there and it didn't work. Then I decided to perform a simple test to check hardware; I booted HBCD>Parted Magic, checked the Wi-Fi networks and they weren't detected either. In that case, a Windows misconfiguration is discarded.

 

I opened some other laptops and noticed they had the antenna cables connected otherwise, so I inverted the cables and it worked.

 

So, the gray cable goes where it says "1 MAIN" and the black cable goes on the other side "2 AUX".

 

I guess I connected them wrong the last time I opened this laptop.

 

I took 2 photos (Crappy quality, I know)

 

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It might have happened during my desperation for making the CMOS battery to work. Recently I got a Tester and tested the battery, it's dead, they sold me a dead battery.


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