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Solved Windows Cannot Find Any Networks

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#1
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

Yard Dog

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#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
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#3
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 :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

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#4
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 .
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
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#5
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

Yard Dog

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#6
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 .
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png

Yard Dog

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#7
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png

richc46

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#8
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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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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#9
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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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

Yard Dog

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#10
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
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#11
Ok, I tried that. But, the thing that seems to be missing the driver is the ethernet controller. The Realtek card says it is up to date. So, I downloaded the driver from Realtek's site but the controller wouldn't recognize the driver I downloaded. Are they two different things?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

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#12
OK The ethernet card may be intergrated with the mother board.
Can you go to the ethernet card in Device Manger and get the information about the manufacturer, etc.?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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#13
The info is

Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)

Device type: Network adapters
Manufacturer: Realtek
Location: PCI bus 4, device 0, function 0

And the device status is: Working properly

The ethernet controller info is

Device type: Other devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCI bus 5, device 0, function 0

And the device status is: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

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#14
You say that it is working properly, I thought that it had a yellow marker
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

richc46

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#16

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
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#17
Ah, I think I did something wrong. Now neither the card or the controller are showing up under device manager.
 

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    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

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#18

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
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#19
OK, Did the restore. So, just to make sure I don't do that again. You want me to uninstall the controller and then try to install the ethernet card driver again?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba a205 S5843
    CPU
    Pentium Dual Core Inside

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#20

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

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