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Windows 7: Wireless LAN adapter not working after system restore.

17 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wireless LAN adapter not working after system restore.

I recently restored my PC, well, actually just reformatted the hard drive, and loaded windows back onto it. I only had the disk with the driver software for my motherboard, And not for my graphics card and WLAN card. I knew my WLAN card wasn't working because the driver softare was lost in the reformatting so I brought my computer downstairs and plugged it into the ethernet. I downloaded the drivers for my graphics card and it worked fine, then I moved on to getting the drivers for my WLAN card. I wasn't sure what driver to download so I opened up my computer and took the WLAN card out, I found the model but there were no drivers for that model, so I tried a few different ones and they all said that my WLAN card is disabled, when I researched how to enable it on google I found nothing. I went to the device manager and under networking devices I only found the gigabit ethernet adapter, but under other catagory, I found "network controller" and it had a yellow ! sign, I thought that that could be my WLAN card, and apparently windows couldn't find the driver for the "network controller" that i saw on the device manager. So in conclusion to this super long forum thread, I have no idea how to fix my WLAN card, and need any help I can get. I entered my computer info when I registered on the forums, so I'm not going to put it here, if anyone needs it though, I'd be happy to give it to you.

Wireless LAN card: Ralink wireless PCI adapter the chip number/Id is RT3060


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17 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have actually researched this model of LAN card, and the only thing I am finding on it is for Linux. i do not see anything for windows.

I looked on the companies website and i seen this version to be close:

Ralink-A MEDIATEK COMPANY.

It may not work, but try that out.
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17 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
I have actually researched this model of LAN card, and the only thing I am finding on it is for Linux. i do not see anything for windows.

I looked on the companies website and i seen this version to be close:

Ralink-A MEDIATEK COMPANY.

It may not work, but try that out.
Thanks, I'll see how it works. I also forgot to mention that it worked before the system restore, so if this card is only for linux, the guy I bought the computer from probobly did some custom coding to get it to work, but I guess that's unlikely.
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17 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

It would be unlikely that they would do that. I mean in the past i have installed drivers not for that exact card, but it has work. So give it a shot and post back the results.
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17 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
It would be unlikely that they would do that. I mean in the past i have installed drivers not for that exact card, but it has work. So give it a shot and post back the results.
It worked! Thanks so much! I was at the brink of throwing that WLAN card out of the window! I spent all day trying to get the thing to work again.
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