MSI Wind WiFi Problem?

MSI Wind WiFi Problem?




Was fixing the built-in wifi device of the MSI Wind for several hours now to no avail. The problem is that the wifi just wouldn’t detect any wireless connections even if you’re already beside the router.

I’ve already searched for related problems and read on forums that there’s a sizable number of MSI Wind owners are having the similar problmes with the wifi.

MSI Wind Wifi Problem

I’ve also tried re-installing the device drivers as well as downloading and running the latest version from MSI’s website. Still nothing.


 

MSI Wind Wifi Problem

The system seems to be registering the right hardware but the wifi just could not detect any signal (AP). I’m thinking of several work-around — like looking for older versions of the driver, running a 3rd party wifi manager, among others.

MSI Wind Wifi Problem

Any other MSI Wind owners here that can share some info regarding the wifi? Maybe also check the driver version you are using. Or point me to a downloadable wifi drivers I can use for Windows.

For the meantime, I’m hooking up my spare Linksys USB WiFi dongle into the Wind (I knew that dongle will be very useful one day).



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

You may also like...

37 Responses

  1. LiNTEK says:

    Hmmn, looks like the solution is gone with the “wind” LOL!

    What router are you using?

    LiNTEK

  2. LiNTEK says:

    I had the same problem with my Wind u100, I downloaded the driver, re-installed it and it worked just fine.

    Hope this helps….

  3. katexter says:

    Yes, it’s just a driver issue.

  4. lalaksut says:

    hi, my sister have the same problem. just wanna ask how much does an external usb wi-fi cost? and where can we buy one? thanks!

  5. yuga says:

    The external USB wifi costs Php1,800 for the Linksys but there are cheaper ones from CDRKing. It’s available in most PC shops.

  6. jhay says:

    Strange that MSI has let this one slip past their radar.

    Another point for their competitors I suppose.

  7. yuga says:

    Yup, it’s a driver issue. Just re-installed the Realtek drivers from MSI.

  8. Mike says:

    I’m not sure if it is a driver issue. I reinstalled with the newest drivers from MSI and it helped a lot, but it still drops wifi connections more than usual.

  9. You may want to try the software from Boingo. A wireless connection manager that might also help. I’ve heard this from a dell tech and they say that if all things fail try Boingo.

  10. LiNTEK says:

    @Mike, you have to reset the wind after re-installing the driver. I also urge you to reset the router.

    I did these things and everything went fine.

  11. crestfallen says:

    how do i reset my wind?

    i’m experiencing the same problem… i’ve updated firmware of my router and also that of the wlan, which i got from the msi website. my wifi connection isn’t still rock solid. =(

    is it advisable to just buy a new mini wifi card and install it on my wind?

  12. Pavlin says:

    I’m used a “LiNTEK Aug 13th, 2008 at 10:16 am ” comment and it worked just fine!!!

    His link from this site
    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1533
    go to WLAN Drivers for U100 section.

    And save my mind ;-)

    PS Sorry for my English

  13. jwpacifist says:

    It seems pretty common place. You will have to disable Windows’ wireless (Wireless 0) and use Realtek’s wireless utility which isn’t enabled/installed by default.

    Here is the optimal solution to this problem (I suggest this post be stuck at the top of the board by a moderator):

    1) Ensure wireless is enabled by pressing Fn+F11

    2) Under Network Connections, Right Click the Wireless Connection and go to Properties.

    3) Under the “Wireless Networks” tab, UNCHECK “Use Windows to configure my network connections”

    4) Download the latest driver from http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1474

    5) Extract the files

    6) Locate and open the IsConfig.ini

    7) Under “SupportOSUI ;Supported platforms for RtWlan Utility” change “WinXP=0” to “WinXP=1”

    8) Locate the Setup.exe and run it

    9) Complete the install and the Realtek wireless utility will take over. If it doesn’t, an icon will be placed on the desktop automatically.

    This should cure any issues with constant wireless disconnects and stabilize the wireless network connection with any router.

    Cheers,
    Jay

  14. James C says:

    THANKS JW! 8/22 downloaded WLAN driver from the link- did not have to change WinXP=0″ to “WinXP=1 so just download and run setup. Restart required.

  15. crestfallen says:

    found out that it is my router settings that has been causing my wifi poroblems…dang!

  16. Rosly says:

    I had the same problem!!! I will try the latest Driver and run the Setup.exe (not instaling driver by hardwaremanager fom XP). Will se if this will help. This problem should be described on Wind Wiki. Please insert some description there!
    http://wiki.msiwind.net/index.php/OpenSuse_11.0#Overview

  17. Rosly says:

    Update: It works. It download latest drivers from http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1474. I’ve checked the IsConfig.ini but there WinXp=1 was already set. After instal by setup.exe the RTL Wifi manager apears and everything is ok now :).

  18. @Rosly you’ved saved my day’s and night’s and my Wind from learning to fly, thank You !!!! ;)

  19. steve says:

    well press fn+F11 to turn on the card first!!!

  20. Hardwyrd says:

    I’ve had the same problem. You need to press Fn + F11. You will then be able to see the wireless network, however, when you try to connect, it just stops.

    All you need to do is modify the settings for the wireless adapter by pressing the Configure button on the Wireless Adapter Card Properties dialog.

    I have posted the details on my blog at http://baudizm.blogsome.com

  21. xiai says:

    got the same prob bro..wifi connection cant be detected even im too near the router…

  22. CC says:

    I’ve had the same problem, with constant wireless disconnects…
    I try re-installing even doing the “JWPACIFIST” solution, but my wifi card driver(RT27000E)is a “.EXE” and i`m not able to extract the files and locate and open the IsConfig.ini…

    can you help me find solution to this problem
    tanks
    Sorry for “English”

  23. stag79 says:

    got the same problem of no wireless ap detected.
    You’re right, its the driver. I downloaded the driver from msi site and extracted it to my disk. Then i uninstall the mini card driver. Then I add the hardware and voila, it found the new driver and my wireless lan is working.
    Thanks guys

  24. Asa says:

    I have tried reinstalling the latest drivers
    according to Hardwyrd’s instructions.
    My card can connect to LAN but the signal
    (the signal bar) in the realtek console
    switches from around 80% to 0.
    It cycles every few seconds.
    So I can’t get my net going.
    Any suggestions on how to repair this will be welcome.

  25. Jojo says:

    Hi.
    I’ve already installed the updated realtek driver.
    The wireless card appears to be working since the signal strength is very good and the status is connected. Yet, I still cannot connect to the internet and get the error message “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

  26. Jojo says:

    Hi.
    I just got a wind u100 and am having problems accessing the internet.
    I’ve already installed the updated realtek driver.
    The wireless card appears to be working since the signal strength is very good and the status is connected. However, I still cannot connect to the internet and keep getting the error message “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks.

  27. Rexxx says:

    I have the same problem as JOJO…
    Just got my U90 Wind and wifi shows connections, even connects, shows good strenght of signal, but browser (Mozilla Firefox) shows the same error (“the page cannot be displayed”)…

    Please, somebody HELP!!!

    :(

  28. Dennis says:

    I am having the same problem as JOJO and Rexxx.

    My U100 has a good wifi connections, but I just cannot connect to the internet.

    Does anybody have a clue? I have got the latest drivers from the MSI website installed.

    :-(

  29. rochelle says:

    i just bought an msi u100! it works fine when the salesman demonstrate to me how to use the wifi. now im at home, i cant use it.no ie. no mozilla! i dont think its my internet connection coz it works fine when i used it with our desktop. it says there is no connectivity. i cant even use it even if i insert the plug! help! help!

  30. mikesia says:

    I just bought a wind 120h with built-in hsdpa/3g modem. How can i configure to work using simcard from SMART BRO dongle.

  31. sandra says:

    tengo serios problemas con el wifi, y es la notebook ya que probe el router con otras y funcionan bien

  32. Sarah says:

    Why is MSI letting this happen? anyone know their email? I can’t seem to fix this and I want my money back now!!

  33. xeon says:

    i have a cx420, and i have also the same wLan problem…. And i have the same problem encountered also!!

    MSI SUCKS!!

  34. Glowacki says:

    Web Design Free for All
    Contact me now
    email : [email protected]
    Web: namphanltd.com
    see u !

  35. Hultgren says:

    Hello, Hi, Hey, great article, post, blog, I, we love, like, loved, liked it !!!

  36. Depner says:

    Whouaouhhh, Very nice blog and site.
    Good texts for my little head. I ‘m love in it

  37. Paul says:

    It seems pretty common place. You will have to disable Windows’ wireless (Wireless 0) and use Realtek’s wireless utility which isn’t enabled/installed by default.

    Here is the optimal solution to this problem (I suggest this post be stuck at the top of the board by a moderator):

    1) Ensure wireless is enabled by pressing Fn+F11

    2) Under Network Connections, Right Click the Wireless Connection and go to Properties.

    3) Under the “Wireless Networks” tab, UNCHECK “Use Windows to configure my network connections”

    4) Download the latest driver from http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1474

    5) Extract the files

    6) Locate and open the IsConfig.ini

    7) Under “SupportOSUI ;Supported platforms for RtWlan Utility” change “WinXP=0″ to “WinXP=1″

    Locate the Setup.exe and run it

    9) Complete the install and the Realtek wireless utility will take over. If it doesn’t, an icon will be placed on the desktop automatically.

    This should cure any issues with constant wireless disconnects and stabilize the wireless network connection with any router.

    Cheers,
    Jay

    Thanks, it was really helpful

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Open

Close