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Can't find wireless network connection icon

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  • My wireless network connection is down.  I have windows vista ultimate (32) and my wireless has been working for 9 months and now it's not.  When I go to "manage network connections" I can only see "local area network connection" icon and not the "wireless network connection" icon were it had been there the previous 9 months.  I have no clue what caused this.  When have noticed in the "device manager" under "network adapters" an yellow exclamation mark next to "6TO4 adapter".  I don't know if that is related to my wireless network problem. 
    Thursday, April 03, 2008 2:12 PM

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  • Hi Confu,

     

    6TO4 is not wireless adapter. The wireless adapter should be displayed like " wireless xxxxxxx".

     

    Based on the current situation, I suggest that you contact the hardware manufacture. They should be the best resource for assistance. 

     

    Friday, April 11, 2008 5:53 AM
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  • Is this in the wrong forum?
    Friday, April 04, 2008 12:21 PM
  • Hi Confu,

     

    I would like to confirm if the wireless network adapter can be detected in the Device Management:

     

    1.    Click Start, type devmgmt.msc in the Start Search box and press Enter.

    2.    Expand Network adapters to check if the wireless network adapter is shown.

     

    If the wireless network adapter is not displayed under Network adapters, please click Action, click Add legacy hardware and follow the instructions to add the wireless network adapter.

     

    If it still doesn’t work, I suspect there is something wrong with the network card. Thus, I suggest contacting the hardware manufacturer to further check the problem. They are the best resource for hardware issue.

     

    If the wireless network adapter is displayed, please capture the status of it for further research.

     

    Tuesday, April 08, 2008 9:24 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the reply!  I tried using the add legacy hardware for teh 6to4 adapter and that didn't change anything but I don't know if that's my wireless adapter.  Under "Network Adapters" in "Device Manager" I have two things: "6TO4 Adapter" and "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller".  Should there be another one?  If so, what network adapter should I attempt to add and if you don't know where might I find out?  Thanks again.
    Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:08 PM
  • Thanks for the reply!  I tried using the add legacy hardware for teh 6to4 adapter and that didn't change anything but I don't know if that's my wireless adapter.  Under "Network Adapters" in "Device Manager" I have two things: "6TO4 Adapter" and "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller".  Should there be another one?  If so, what network adapter should I attempt to add and if you don't know where might I find out?  Thanks again.
    Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:08 PM
  • Hi Confu,

     

    6TO4 is not wireless adapter. The wireless adapter should be displayed like " wireless xxxxxxx".

     

    Based on the current situation, I suggest that you contact the hardware manufacture. They should be the best resource for assistance. 

     

    Friday, April 11, 2008 5:53 AM
    Moderator