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Levono L420 Wifi Driver will not install on Win 7 Pro 32bit

When I org setup this laptop, Levono L420, I did not install the Wifi drivers, we were not allowing users to use the Wifi.

Now we are allowing users to use the wifi, and i have tried to install the drivers and get it working.

It will not work,  I need to figure out why it will not activate.  I got a message that the driver will not install.

In device manager I did right click on the device, to look at the details to make sure I am using the right driver, but it only says network controller.  I guess this is a change from XP, where it would give you more useful information.

I did go to the Levono website, and tried to find the right driver, followed the prompts for machine and driver.

Each one I tried, and I did download all of them. Not one of them would get the wifi to work.

Any suggestions?
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
do you have hardware switch on right side of the chasis in ON mode?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Lenovo has on this page:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77172

wireless drivers for both Intel Wireless and Thinkpad Wireless (Atheros?). Both are available for Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit.

Go to Device Manager and expand the Network Adapaters section. There should be at least 2 entries:  ___  Network Connection (wired) and Wireless ____ Network Connection.

The ___ indicates a space for the model, but there should be 2 entries. If only wired exists, there may not be a wireless card installed.
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gfnbsupportAuthor Commented:
Yes the hardware switch is in the correct position.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Are both devices (wired, wireless) showing up in Device Manager?

.... Thinkpads_User
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gfnbsupportAuthor Commented:
When I first started to re work this machine, I did see wifi in there, then since it was not working I took it out, now I see two bluetooth and the wired one.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is quite possible that the machine is wireless-ready, that is, has wireless socket and antenna, but did come with a wireless card. Lenovo has done this in past.

Go to the Lenovo Support Site for Manuals and get the manual for this machine. You need the exact model number. Then get the manual and see how to remove/insert a wireless card. Then see if you can open the machine and see what is there.

My guess is that there is no wireless card, or possiblly, it has become unseated if it exists. It needs to be seated firmly and have two antenna wires attached to it.

.... Thinkpads_User
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gfnbsupportAuthor Commented:
I think the issue has to do with the "network controller" with the yellow !

i stated above "In device manager I did right click on the device, to look at the details to make sure I am using the right driver, but it only says network controller.  I guess this is a change from XP, where it would give you more useful information."

I have just started working with the 7 platform, there must be a way to get the details to find what is not right.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Even in Windows 7 Device Manager (I have been using Windows 7 for a couple of years now), the heading Network Adapters will expand (+ sign to the left of it) and show all possible adapters.  See below:

Windows7-Device-Manager
... Thinkpads_User
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gfnbsupportAuthor Commented:
thinkpads_user,
Your link brought me to a page that had more drivers than what I was looking at, there was a few additional drivers that I had not tried,

One of the drivers, installed properly, and took care of the network controller that had the yellow!

The wifi now works.

Thank You all!
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