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Windows 7: Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN wireless adapter not recognized

11 Feb 2012   #1

British Columbia
Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN wireless adapter not recognized

I have a Gateway FX series 17" laptop and yesterday when I got home from university and took the computer out of my bag to start working, the wireless card just didnt exist, no networks were recognized and when i tried to troubleshoot it told me that no device was connected. Wired internet works just fine. And the wireless card appears in the device manager.

methods i have tried to no avail:
-turning the wireless switch on and off
-uninstalling the device and rebooting
-updating drivers
-manually downloading driver from Intel's website
-insulting the device's mother

I'm suspecting this might be a hardware issue but if anyone has some advice that would be great. For the time being I am just using a wired connection but I'm going to need the wireless when I'm. back in class

,Thanks guys

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12 Feb 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Please run an ipconfig /all , snip and upload the output so we can check. ALso please upload the event viewer logs

Start>cmd>right click and run as admin>ipconfig /all

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
{Instructions courtesy of writhziden}

Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.
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