01-17-2016 02:17 PM
I have a problem with my wireless card. I did no changes but yesterday after turning on my laptop I realises I had no wireless connection. I tried to connect with the ethernet cable and I had internet. But the wireless still not working.
my laptop (Lenovo Z580 Windows 8 64-bit, bought 2.5 years ago).
Because 4-5 times before, had slow internet speed through wireless ,
Always I went to the "Center Network and Sharing" and right-click the network adapter and making Diagnosis or disable/enable the adapter, the problem always resolved but this time did not work ....
In continuation I went to Device Manager (Figure 1)
and the Broadcom network adapter existed but EXCLAMATION in UMDF HID minidriver Device. I Uninstall the network adapter and Restarted .Since then appears in Device Manager as "Network Controller". I tried to manually update the drivers but my Network Controller as displayed in Figure 1.
I tried to install three different exe with wireless network drivers but nothing worked. Messages appear IMAGE 3,4,5.
Error "Update.cpp 828"
Error "Update.cpp 1179"
Error "Update 120"
I tried to go log to safe mode to delete/install the drivers but nothing worked. Keep showing the same errors. tried also to run them
as administrator but nothing worked.
I tried through the DriverPack Solution to install the newest drivers but do not start the installation while it finds the drivers (Figure 6)
In figure 7 you can also see some more information about my device
Finally I must say that the laptop the night before working properly and I made no changes to the hardware nor the software. I saw a film and through a program named "shutdown programmer" Ι set the laptop to close after 1 hour.
Note that I kept backup of all drivers through the program "driver magician" but this was made before 11 months so I am not thinking at present restoring them in order not to find problem with another device. Also note that I dont use at all windows update.
I do not know what else to try. Every idea-proposal welcome.
Thanks in advance.
01-17-2016 02:23 PM
After following the steps in this video
at first I only could see the eth0 and lo profiles but later after making the steps described in the video above I could see the wlan0 and wlan1 profile but unfortunately no wirelless connection could be made as show in picture .
01-18-2016 11:33 AM
Seems like you've already tried a lot. Could you provide me with the MTM (Machine Type Model), and what OS is it running? If you happen to know, what is the name of the wireless adapter you're using with it as well.
01-18-2016 04:13 PM
Lenovo Ideapad Z580, Model Name: 2151. I bought it with Windows 8 64-bit, 2.5 years ago. Still has same OS and I never formatted. I had 2 versions of the same adapter working.
The wireless adapter is Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter , version 188.8.131.52 , date 09 July 2012
and Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter, version 184.108.40.206 , date 13 March 2012.
But until now I cant see this device in Device Manager. I only see it in "Other Devices" with the name "Network Controller". I have also created 2 virtual machines with virtual box . One with windows XP and another with Windows 7 but noone sees my wireless card at all
01-19-2016 08:27 AM
Hmm, what about the MTM (Machine Type Model), it's something like 59332543, 59332544. The reason why I'm asking is since you're no longer able to see the adapter on Network adapters, I just need to know the FRU for the WLAN card that you have.
In regards to the problem, try this
• Download again the driver here. After downloading it, you no longer need to install this, (since you've already tried it), instead, you just need to extract it again. After extracting it, either get the path where it will be extracted to.
Sample : (C:\Program Files\Broadcom), then copy it.
• Go back to Device Manager, then right click Unknown Device, select Update Driver
• Select Let me pick, then go to Browse my computer for driver software.
• Once you're there select Have Disk, then paste the path, it may be or may not be the same as this, (C:\Program Files\BroadcomBroadcom\Drivers\WinBlue\WL), it should be looking for bcmwl64.inf then hit next
• It should install the driver manually.
If this won't work,
• System Restore
• One Key Recovery
Hope this works.
01-20-2016 02:43 PM - edited 01-20-2016 02:48 PM
MTM (Machine Type Model) 59350744
I tried that again the "have disk" way but I still get the same error. Found bcmwl63.inf but I dont think there is any difference.
Didnt try yet to restore.
01-21-2016 08:02 AM - edited 01-21-2016 08:11 AM
Grr. I also checked the part for your unit, FRU : 20002501 / Description : Cbt BCM4313HMGB BGN+BT HMC WLAN. It is using Broadcom BCM4313, you can also try download this driver. See of that will work.
If that didn't work, what about the D:, installing the drivers using the recovery drive D: . If you have done that and it is still the same then I would recommend to perform System Restore on the time that it was still working before performing the One Key Recovery.