This has turned out to be a complex problem, so please, any help with this is appreciated.
I have a windows 7 Home Edition 64bit Desktop machine in the basement that I am trying to connect to my wireless network.
The wireless network is up and working fine, been using the current router (cisco linksys) for about a year.
I've tried 3 wireless adapters with the desktop now, 2 of them USB, the 3rd one PCIexpress.
With each adapter I've installed the appropriate driver
, and uninstalled it when removed.
I've removed AVG, no other antivirus exists on the computer, windows firewall is disabled.
With any of the 3 adapters, windows will not even search for wireless networks, but continues to read, "No connections are available."
There seems to be no "windows mobility center" in the control panel.
I am sitting right next to the desktop with a laptop, and I have a strong signal so I know the WiFi itself reaches. Best I've been able to narrow it down to is somehow somewhere there is something in windows 7 that is blocking the wireless adapters from working.