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Wireless Networks Not Detected in Windows 7

I have a very strange and mind boggling problem.  The wireless networks cannot be found and the wireless adapter is turned on and detecting no problems in the Network Adapter screen.  The image below shows the connection screen, with no listing of wireless networks or even the category for it.

I have uninstalled the wireless driver many times, trying from the HP and Intel site with no luck.  I have restarted the WWAN service that HP told me to try. I have now 6 HP laptops with Windows 7 - 64 bit and 3 of them have this problem and I have no idea what to try next.  Im leaning that its a compatibility issue with the Sprint Smart View software right now, but not sure which.  They all have the same set of software, Zone Alarm, Sprint Smart View, Blackberry Desktop Manager...etc.  I've uninstalled all of these with no luck as well...

Has anyone heard of this happening in Windows 7 and also, what other fixes could I try to get the wireless adapter to start detecting networks.

Thanks!  


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SGCAdmin
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SGCAdminAuthor Commented:
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selimdurmusCommented:
Did you checked zone alarm for if its blocking this kind of connections such as blocking wireless lans?
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SGCAdminAuthor Commented:
I did look at ZA and all of the advanced settings, however, like I said, I uninstalled it and it still doesnt work.  I was leaning towards Sprint Smart View causing the problem, as it also caused our VPN settings to be tweaked when the program is installed.  However, I've uninstalled that too and the wireless is working before I install any of our programs.  I just didnt realize the problem was happening until of the 3 users told me about it.  I never check the wireless when handing out a new machine....
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SGCAdminAuthor Commented:
Not too many ideas here it seems.  I think I may have figured out the problem, just in case someone else out there has seen this.  I setup an Win 7 image on the hard drive for the user and then go swap their Win XP hard drive out.  It seems the wireless stops working when I do the swap of the hard drives, even though the machines are the exact same part #, same specs....everything.  

Tried everything I can think of to get this to work, but no luck yet....
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Skol2uCommented:
are there any other programs using th wireless connection?  Is the Wireless using a mac filter to allow traffic?  Security?  I've seen sometimes where you get a nice stong signal but no internet connection because you typed in the wrong WEP code or you aren't on the MAC Allow list.
 
Just a thought.  

Creating an image and swapping the HD out (if the image worked on another same make/model machine) should work.  All drivers/bios info all the same?
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SGCAdminAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response skol2u....

We're downtown Chicago, we have about 20 networks that are visible on a working machine around us.  We're not even trying to connect to any particular network, just trying to have it detect networks in general..  There is no other programs that use the wireless connection.  Also, the card works, because if I put a XP hard drive in, the card works perfectly fine.
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SGCAdminAuthor Commented:
Uninstalling Zone Alarm alone fixed this issue.  It must hang onto the MAC address of the card until its released, and then the wireless card functions
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SGCAdminAuthor Commented:
Uninstalling Zone Alarm alone fixed this issue.  It must hang onto the MAC address of the card until its released, and then the wireless card functions
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