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Can't Get Intel Wireless Adapter 4965AG Operational Under Windows 7

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Intel wireless wifi link 4965 does not function under windows 7. I'm running a Lenovo ideapad Y510, Avast antivirus and windows firewall. Unit was running Vista, sprung for a new HD and Win7 home premium and can't get a wireless connection under Windows 7. Troubleshooter says network adapter not connected. Intel adapter failed the association test. I updated all network adapter at the Intel download site and have tried uninstalling and re-installing in normal ansd safe mode. This appears to be quite an issue for some Win 7 users that M$ has failed to address. See this link...,

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/wifi-connectivity-issues-with-... LastReply Wifi connectivity issues with Win 7 fresh install - Microsoft Community

This is a HUGE problem for windows 7 users. Why M$ has not addressed this issue is beyond my comprehension.

I'm scouring this post which has over 100,000 views...,http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/windows-7-wireless-connection-... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/windows-7-wireless-connection-...

Here are some screen captures that may help you understand the issue I'm facing...,

THE BOTTOM LINE HERE, IS, WIRELESS ADAPTER IS SHOWING NOT CONNECTED AND FAILS "ASSOCIATION TEST. I COULD GET WIRELESS UNDER WINDOWS VISTA, BUT CANNOT GET WIRELESS UNDER WINDOWS 7. ANY HELP FROM THE INTEL WIRELESS WIFI WHIZ KIDS WOULD CERTAINLY BE APPRECIATED. MATT125

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idata
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Issue SOLVED! Purchased MediaLink USB WiFi. Now wireless up and running. Lenovo tech sent me link to power management software that theoretically could solve this issue. Installed but do not know if deployed right, it did not work. M$ techs gave me all of these supposed fixes which were entirely off base. Since Lenovo did not update their driver for Ideapad Y510 to be compatible with Win 7 and M$ did not make Win 7 backwards compatible with Intel WiFi 4965AG, the problem remained. Save yourself the aggravation and frustration of dealing with this issue by buying a wireless USB! Thanks for everyone's input! Have a great holiday and a great new year!

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idata
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Hi Matt 125,

According to the information you have provided it seems that you are using the inbox driver from Windows* 7, I would recommend contacting Lenovo* to get the proper driver for your system.

idata
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Thanks Mark, I went over to Lenovo site tonight and posted this issue on their user forums. Here @ http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Installed-Win7-on-Ideapad-y510-and-no-wifi-connecti... Installed Win7 on Ideapad y510 and no wifi connect... - Lenovo Community

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Here @ http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/No-Wifi-Connection-After-Fresh-Install-WIN7... No Wifi Connection After Fresh Install WIN7 On Y51... - Lenovo Community

So, I hope it's a short time before this issue is solved. I will post the fix as soon as I get the Intel wireless wifi link 4965AG operational under win7. Wifi connectivity issues under Win 7 are a huge problem on the M$ answer site and M$ has not issued a one size fits all fix for this issue. So, I'm really curious to see what the fix is. Take care. Matt 125

idata
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Issue SOLVED! Purchased MediaLink USB WiFi. Now wireless up and running. Lenovo tech sent me link to power management software that theoretically could solve this issue. Installed but do not know if deployed right, it did not work. M$ techs gave me all of these supposed fixes which were entirely off base. Since Lenovo did not update their driver for Ideapad Y510 to be compatible with Win 7 and M$ did not make Win 7 backwards compatible with Intel WiFi 4965AG, the problem remained. Save yourself the aggravation and frustration of dealing with this issue by buying a wireless USB! Thanks for everyone's input! Have a great holiday and a great new year!

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