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    Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    I have perused all of the various threads on here that match this title and have tried everything. I don't know what to do next. I just got my computer back from the shop after 6 MONTHS and it won't connect to the internet. I don't even think it is showing my wireless card. I have a Toshiba Satellite. My wireless switch is on. I checked my devices in the Device Manager and the only thing that is showing up with a caution sign is the Ethernet Controller (is that my wireless?). I have no idea what that is. I have set the WLAN settings to automatic and my ipconfig reads:

    host name..............:user-pc
    primary dns suffis....:
    node type..............:Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled...:No
    WINS Proxy Enabled..:No

    Please help. Also, I'm not that tech savvy. So, talk to me like I'm 5. Thanks!

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Have you went to start>control panel>network and sharing center> press diagnose and repair or setup a connection or network ? i would press the diagnose and repair first. Give a holler back if this does not fix you up.

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Ok, I just went and did a Repair and Diagnose I got this message:

    The network adapter "Local Area Connection" is not correctly configured to use the IP protocol

    The network adapter "Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues.

    Make sure your Internet Protocol Bindings are corrext
    ensure that "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" are selected in teh configuration for the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

    I checked the network adapter drivers and it said they were up-to-date.

    I also did the protocol bindings check thing and they were both checked.

    Still stumped

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Use the " setup a connection " setting now, lets see if it will configure the connection for you. Post back please when you have tried this .

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    When I try this I selected "Connect to the Internet; set up a wireless, broadband, or dial-up connection to the internet"

    But then the next page asks me "How Do you want to connect?" and the only options it gives me are Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-up.

    What should I do?

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Quote Originally Posted by emelworth View Post
    When I try this I selected "Connect to the Internet; set up a wireless, broadband, or dial-up connection to the internet"

    But then the next page asks me "How Do you want to connect?" and the only options it gives me are Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-up.

    What should I do?
    I was afraid that would happen, i am getting a solution together for you now, i just wanted to try this first, As you are unable to get on the internet, i have to get a solution for you that you can use off of a dvd .

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Can you confirm that this is for this computer specs ? System Manufacturer/Model Number Toshiba a205 S5843
    OS Vista Home Premium 64bit
    CPU Pentium Dual Core Inside

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Welcome
    Go to the website of your ethenet card, get it from device manger. Download the correct driver to a finger drive
    Go to the bad computer insert finger driver, uninstall old driver and then update.
    It should work.

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Can you confirm that this is for this computer specs ? System Manufacturer/Model Number Toshiba a205 S5843
    OS Vista Home Premium 64bit
    CPU Pentium Dual Core Inside

    Yard Dog...Those are my specs. Sorry it took me a second to check.

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    Re: Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    Welcome
    Go to the website of your ethenet card, get it from device manger. Download the correct driver to a finger drive
    Go to the bad computer insert finger driver, uninstall old driver and then update.
    It should work.
    Seems as if Rich has a quicker solution. give that a shot and post back results please.

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