On a Dell Latitude E4310 laptop with Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN network adapter, suddenly windows 7 stopped showing available network list. However wifi itself works as it connects to default network i have a profile set up.

I have since searched for latest drivers and upgraded the drivers, but still doesn't work as expected.

Does someone has any suggestions? Should it be hardware fault?

I really know that I unplugged my ethernet cable and that the wifi switch is on prior to asking a question.


Manually set up a wireless network(one which does not broadcast SSID) under Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Network(for some reason this particular path doesn't work :/ but go to Control Panel then search for "Manage Wireless Networks" in the search bar at the top). You can optionally check Connect Automatically, but you must check the last check box that says "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting *SSID"

Then go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center and towards the bottom there is a "Connect to a network" link that will popup a small popup from the systray where your wireless network will be listed, click it then click "Connect" button. If you don't click the checkbox I mentioned above, it won't even be listed :/ Really frustrated me.

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