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Windows 7: Windows Wireless LAN Driver Installing Issue

21 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
Windows Wireless LAN Driver Installing Issue

I apologize in advance if a thread related to this has already happened. Judging from my join date, I'm obviously new to these forums, a friend of mine recommended this to me, so I'm hoping someone here can help me figure out this problem.

That problem being, I recently just wiped out my Windows 7 Basic edition due to some problems it was having and I recently just installed Windows 7 Ultimate (Wireless LAN_Realtek_8.0.0.238_W7x86W7x64_EM108). Now from my judgment with computers when I want to connect to a router, in the bottom right hand corner you could do as so and connect right away. Well, I can't do that. Right now I'm connected through my Ethernet cord and I'm trying to figure out this issue.

I went to my manufacturer website (I have a Gateway zx4800) and I recently downloaded the driver I needed (also x64bit) and I have set-up and installed what I needed to do and I even restarted, and still nothing. I even tried to set-up a wireless connection myself and it told me to wait 90 seconds, but nothing showed up for me to sent anything up, so my mind is just completely boggled.

If I left out any specs that should be posted here to help, I'm sorry in advance, I can answer back asap, but I'm really hoping I can get this problem resolved.

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21 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64

Excuse the obvious question, but did you hit the Wireless key on your laptop's keyboard to TURN ON the wireless chipset? If turned on, it should automatically detect the wireless networks in its vicinity and allow you to connect to your wireless network.


1. Is the Wireless Network Adapter listed and enabled in the Control Panel, under Network Adapters?

2. Are you sure your wireless network is active? Check with another wireless device.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit

Sorry if I confused you in the beginning from when you judged me, but I don't have a laptop. I actually have a full on desktop, the one that has everything built into one main thing.

1.) As far as this goes, no.

2.) Yes, everything else works perfectly fine. It's just not working on mine. It won't even give me the option to set-up a wireless device or anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit

Apologize again in advance if these screen shots are too big, but you guys don't have spoiler tags or else I would've hid them.

Hopefully this garners more attention...
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