I have a problem with my wireless device. I am using windows 8, it says "no networks found" even if there are 10-15 networks nearby. It was working properly like 2-3 months ago ( so it was working on windows 8).

I tried installing windows 8 drivers, windows 7 drivers, all of them but none of them worked. I fear that it is an hardware problem, not a driver problem.

My computer is HP Pavilion dv6-6030et. And my wireless network adapter is Broadcom 4313. I can post troubleshooting report if you need it.

  • To see if it is a hardware problem you can try your wifi in another operating system. You could install Ubuntu and dual boot. You also know if the network is correctly configured on the modem/router end when you can connect okay via Ethernet. – Devid Apr 20 '13 at 10:18
  • The problem might be a firewall or antivirus program, have you installed such software on your PC ? Also you might have turned on IPV6, check that out too. – Devid Apr 20 '13 at 10:24
  • I checked firewall before, but i will try that again. I didn't check IPv6 and don't have any idea how to turn it or off, can you give me more details? – Burak Özmen Apr 20 '13 at 10:38
  • Open Network and Sharing from the Control Panel. Select "Change adapter settings" on the left sidebar. Then, right click the network device you want to disable IP6 on and select "Properties". Scroll through the list of items to find "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCIP/IPv6)" and uncheck it. Click OK and it will be disabled on that connections.Windows will disconnect from the network for a few seconds after you hit OK. Check if this solves your problem, if not turn IPV6 again on. – Devid Apr 20 '13 at 10:50
  • It is not related with ipv6 or windows firewall. Still can't find any connections to connect. Should I try it with windows8 drivers too? I removed and installed drivers like thousand times so do you think that would corrupt configuration settings of wifi? – Burak Özmen Apr 20 '13 at 11:04

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