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Windows 7: "Wireless Adapter Not Found!" - Internet Adapter Problem

28 Jul 2010   #1
Ewic

Windows 7
 
 
"Wireless Adapter Not Found!" - Internet Adapter Problem

Hi,

I bought the D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter (Model: DWA-160) and installed the drivers and such, and my computer detects the actual USB Adapter fine, but the software that came with the device doesn't, and gives me the message "Wireless Adapter Not Found!"... It does say that it's compatible with XP/Vista, and I'm on 7, so maybe there's a problem there?

I checked for special Windows 7 drivers for the device but I couldn't find anything. I phoned my internet service provider for help, as well as the D-Link help line and neither gave me anything that worked. I've uninstalled/installed it several times, trying different variations and nothing seems to work. It's not the device itself that's malfunctioning because the exact same thing happened to the one I traded in for this one, same model, same results. Also, my USB ports work fine (I've tested it) and my router is not far, and has a strong signal to where my desktop is. I've even connected my Nintendo DS/Wii to it easily from the same distance.


I'm at a loss for what I have to do... All I want is to connect to my router and have access to internet. I hope someone can help me!

P.S. If you need any specifications on my hardware, etc just let me know.


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28 Jul 2010   #2
hoganth

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot
 
 

There are Windows 7 drivers here: You need to determine which version of the adapter you have to obtain the correct drivers.

D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter
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28 Jul 2010   #3
Ewic

Windows 7
 
 
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Thanks for the reply, I did not notice that.

The software STILL doesn't recognize the device... This is perplexing... I have the Windows 7 Driver on it but yeah... >_> I'm not sure what there is left to do...
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28 Jul 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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28 Jul 2010   #5
Ewic

Windows 7
 
 

YouTube - stupidadapter.wmv Check this out Theog or anyone else, thanks for your help but it didn't work.
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28 Jul 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a look here:

D-Link - TechSupport FAQ

Link this not going where would like to go.

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28 Jul 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Ewic, can you set it up through Windows Network and sharing Center? I found this worked better for me than the DLink software.
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28 Jul 2010   #8
Ewic

Windows 7
 
 

theog, I will try to find an ethernet cable and try the windows update thing.

CarlTR6, I tried all that you suggested, and basically the "problem" it gave me is that something is wrong with the driver, so it must be a driver problem of some sort. I'll try this ethernet technique and hopefully it'll update the driver for me and things will work out.
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28 Jul 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Those USB Adapter’s, to me are crap. I have fixed a few for people. I would not use one, if someone paid me.
Good luck, hope the update works.
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29 Jul 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Theog, I agree. I threw mine away - a complete waste of money.
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