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  • Winki
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Wifi doesn't work in Windows 7 but does in Ubuntu
« on: 27-November-11, 17:11:13 »

(I did make a thread about this a long time ago but it is too old to reply to)
When I added more RAM into my MSI-Wind U130, the WiFi no longer works in Windows 7.  It doesn't pick up any networks and tells me that the adapter is disconnect or something like that.  I also installed Ubuntu on my Wind and it picks up wireless networks and connects to them without any problem.  I assume this is an issue with the Netbook more than it is an issue with Windows 7.  Does anyone know why it isn't working?


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Re: Wifi doesn't work in Windows 7 but does in Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: 27-November-11, 17:13:25 »

No, if it works with Ubuntu, you have eliminated any hardware issue.  It must be W7.
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Re: Wifi doesn't work in Windows 7 but does in Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: 28-November-11, 21:05:17 »

possible diver issue: remove reinstall
possible "hardware" switch issue
try booting ubuntu turn switch off
turn laptop off
boot win 7
turn switch on

had that issue (in reverse) on a hp laptop


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Re: Wifi doesn't work in Windows 7 but does in Ubuntu
« Reply #3 on: 01-December-11, 23:07:23 »

When I recently swapped my RAM, my wireless reset itself to the default "off" position. You should have a hotkey, mine is F8, I had to press Fn & F8 together to turn on wireless networking.

Hopefully, this will work for you, too. Apparently changing RAM reverts MSI notebooks back to default settings. Try it out & see.

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