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Cant find any wireless network

Posted on 2008-10-16
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I installed driver for Broadcom 4322AG (HP Compaq 6735b laptop), it looks to work okay but it doesnt see any wireless network. Driver version is 4.170.77.3. I tried to install also HP's wireless assistant program but it doesnt work well with Server 2008. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this.
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by:sullivanr6
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my experience with wifi managers is horrible. I'd suggest uninstalling any "third party" management tool, and just use the WMI (windows wireless management) tool.

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by:thaapavuori
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at the moment i dont have any third party management tool but this windows WMI can see wlans...
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by:sullivanr6
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The wireless adapter is being found correctly by your hardware manager though right? your running win2k8 server on your laptop?

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by:thaapavuori
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device manager says that everything is ok. i run windows server on my laptop because its my testing environment...
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by:Darr247
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Does it have a Network Connections window?
If so, and you right-click on the wireless adapter and choose Properties, is there a Wireless Networks tab in the dialog that opens?
If so, click the Advanced button on it and see if it's set to Ad-hoc only (that would prevent it from seeing Infrastructure networks).
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by:thaapavuori
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There is no Wireless networks tab. If I click wireless adapter and then conncect there is no any wireless network available. There is neather any settings that I could change.
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by:Darr247
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> If I click wireless adapter and then conncect there is no any wireless network available

What's the name of that window?
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by:thaapavuori
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Connect to a network
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by:fred144
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I have just buy 2 x HP 6735B. One have big wireless problem and one is running verry well. Al de settings and the drivers are the same
So ??
OS XP sp2
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thaapavuori earned 0 total points
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No idea, i already gave up and I just installed 32bit Vista for that computer and its working fine now... I think that this network adapter is not very well compatible with differents OS...
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by:Rastinan2002
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I realise this question is already closed, but with Win 2008, you need to add the Wireless LAN service feature to be able to see any wireless networks
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by:phrea84
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Rasinan2002
 
thanks for the post!  i had the exact same issue (yes, i am running server 2008 on a laptop) and installing this feature solved my issue.
Thanks again
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