No connection

vbimport

#1

I reinstalled my Lenovo Ideacentre K450 to factory. All went wwell except I was not getting a wireless network connection, went to Device Manage and saw a program "wan miniport (network adapter) was inop.
Tried updating the driver,no good, googled the problem and was told to uninstall it (by 3 different sources), then to click on the Computer name and click changes made and I did so, still no wireless connection. I am using my network adapter to connect, without it threre is no connection. I do not see any wireless network adapters in Device Manager. Any help appreciated.


#2

Try installing the Wireless LAN driver straight from Lenovo. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/IdeaCentre-K-Series-desktops/IdeaCentre-K450-Desktop?linkTrack=Homepage%3ABody_Browse%2BProducts%7CSub-Series%2BSelected&tabName=downloads&beta=false

You’ll need to pick the Wireless LAN component for the driver to show up.


#3

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2782278]Try installing the Wireless LAN driver straight from Lenovo. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/IdeaCentre-K-Series-desktops/IdeaCentre-K450-Desktop?linkTrack=Homepage%3ABody_Browse%2BProducts%7CSub-Series%2BSelected&tabName=downloads&beta=false

You’ll need to pick the Wireless LAN component for the driver to show up.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the reply Kerry, I cannot seem to locate that driver, typed in Wireless Lan Driver and would not come up. Probably something simple I am missing.


#4

https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_drivers/u4wlg04us17.exe

This is for Windows 10 64 bit. If you need one for a different operating system, let me know.


#5

Thanks again Kerry I have Win.8.1 64 bit, will it make a difference?


#6

Yes. Here is the 8.1 64 bit version: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop/h1100916.exe


#7

Thanks again Kerry, I downloaded the link, ran setup, can see the program on my C/: drive, but it does not show up in Device Manager, still no connection


#8

I don’t know if this is the same as Kerry’s.

http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds037277

https://support.lenovo.com/search?query=k450%20windows%208.1%20drivers&searchLocation=masthead_S

On above link page:

[ul]
[li]How to turn wireless on/off Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 How to turn wireless on/off [I]Windows[/I] 7, 8, [I]8.1[/I] & 10…How to turn wireless on/off [I]Windows[/I] 7, 8, [I]8.1[/I] & 10[/li]
2016-09-18

[li]Realtek Wifi Driver for Windows 8 (64-bit) - IdeaCentre K450, K415, Lenovo Erazer X510 Realtek Wifi Driver for [I]Windows[/I] 8 (64-bit) - IdeaCentre [I]K450[/I], K415, Lenovo Erazer X510…Realtek Wifi Driver for [I]Windows[/I] 8 (64-bit) - IdeaCentre [I]K450[/I], K415, Lenovo Erazer X510[/li]
[/ul]

http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/k450_ug_en.pdf


#9

From what I’ve been able to find out, this computer didn’t have built in wireless, it is using a PCI-e card from Realtek. Probably this one: Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

You might want to confirm that. You should be able to get the drivers from Realtek and install them manually.


#10

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2782298]From what I’ve been able to find out, this computer didn’t have built in wireless, it is using a PCI-e card from Realtek. Probably this one: Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

You might want to confirm that. You should be able to get the drivers from Realtek and install them manually.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Kerry, I will check it out.


#11

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2782298]From what I’ve been able to find out, this computer didn’t have built in wireless, it is using a PCI-e card from Realtek. Probably this one: Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC

You might want to confirm that. You should be able to get the drivers from Realtek and install them manually.[/QUOTE]
Kerry went on Belarc to see what was in the communication program got this

Seems like something is not connected, could it mean anything?



#12

I don’t have a wireless card, so I can’t tell you what is going on there.

Did you open the case and see if there is a card plugged into one of the PCI-e slots? And if so, you need to examine it to see the exact model.

If you can get the drivers for it, you should be able to right click on the adapter in Device Manager and manually install the driver.


#13

Thanks for all the help Kerry, I’ll give it a look.