ASUS X205T - no connections are available


Nov 25, 2014
I have an ASUS X205T and the other day the internet was working perfectly fine, but now it has a red X over the internet icon and says that 'no connections are available'

The error message I receive when troubleshooting is "the broadcom 802.11abgn wireless sdio adapter is experiencing driver or hardware related problems"

I am running Windows 8.

I even tried reinstalling to factory settings and I am getting the same error.

This isn't a brand new computer, but I've used it a total of less than 10 times, but I really need it now, as my other laptop is on the fritz (when it rains...). Any help would be appreciated.
You may need to first update your drivers. Which is what it sounds like the error is telling you. To do that, Try this....

1. Go to "Control Panel" and then into "Device Manager".

2. Now locate "Network Adapters" and click it to open that section.

3. Next right click on the item you are updating and select "Scan for hardware changes" to see if anything has been changed. If so, you may want to undo the change to see if this resolves the issue.

4. Now right click on the item you are trying to updatethe driver forand then choose and click "Update Driver Software". Then follow the prompts.

NOTE: Depending on your system, there may be more than one item listed under "Network Adapters", if that is the case you may want to update the drivers for all of them.

You can also try this....

1. Go to "Control Panel".

2. Next go to "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing".

3. Now click on "Manage Wireless Networks".

4. On this screen, remove all wireless connections by "right clicking" on it and select "Remove network" from the drop down menu.

5. After doing this, close the open windows and reboot the computer.

6. Once the computer is fully reloaded, scan for the "WiFi networks".

7. Click on the available network that you want to access and select "connect".

8. It takes a moment, but then you will be asked to give a password for your WiFi connection. Type in the password and click the "connect" button.

It should now be connected.

NOTE: If this doesn't work, you may want to reset your modem/router, and then once it is fully loaded again, repeat the above steps.

If this doesn't work, test seeing if your laptop will connect via Ethernet. If so, then your WiFi card may be going. You can either look to replace it/have it replaced, or get an external (plugs in via USB) WiFi card.

Another way to try it is to...

1. Go to "Settings".
2. Click on "Network & Security" and then click on "WiFi".
3. Now click "Manage known networks".
4. Select the WiFi connection you want to remove.
5. Click the "Forget" button.
6. After doing this, close the open windows and reboot the computer.
7. Once the computer is fully reloaded again go to "Settings".
8. Click on "Network & Security" and then click on "WiFi".
9. Now click "Manage known networks".
10. Click "Add a new network" and enter the network name.
11. Using the drop-down menu, select the "network security type".
12. Check the "Connect automatically" option.
13. Now check the "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting" option and click "Save".

Once you have completed these steps, whenever the device is within range of that particular network, it should automatically connect to it.
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