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Windows 7: Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

23 Aug 2009   #1
dhartmann4030

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Network Adapter Not Shown in Network and Sharing Center

I have a linksys usb600n (v2) using the Win7 driver from linksys. It installs and is displayed correctly in Device Manger - BUT it doesn't appear in the Network and Sharing Center as an adapter. This same device and driver were previously working just fine in this system - but I rebuilt the OS (clean install) after testing a number of security products out.

The initial install went fine - no problems that I remember - just plug in the adapter and install the drivers obtained from Linksys (Ver 3.00.01.0). I tried the same thing on the re-build and it looks fine until I go into the Network Center and can't set up wireless networking since the adapter does not appear.

SIW shows TWO (2) linksys USB adapters under Hardware/Network Adapters, but does not show the network adapters in the Network Information section.

Any ideas?


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24 Aug 2009   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhartmann4030 View Post
I have a linksys usb600n (v2) using the Win7 driver from linksys. It installs and is displayed correctly in Device Manger - BUT it doesn't appear in the Network and Sharing Center as an adapter. This same device and driver were previously working just fine in this system - but I rebuilt the OS (clean install) after testing a number of security products out.

The initial install went fine - no problems that I remember - just plug in the adapter and install the drivers obtained from Linksys (Ver 3.00.01.0). I tried the same thing on the re-build and it looks fine until I go into the Network Center and can't set up wireless networking since the adapter does not appear.

SIW shows TWO (2) linksys USB adapters under Hardware/Network Adapters, but does not show the network adapters in the Network Information section.

Any ideas?
Hi dhartmann. Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

It would seem that your computer is confused!! I would suggest, while the usb adapter is plugged in, you remove all drivers in "Device manager". Then unplug the usb adapter and reboot the computer. After Windows has loaded, check "Device manager" again for any remnants of usb adapter drivers. If it is clean, plug the adapter in again so that the usb driver can install again but this time with only one instance. That should un-confuse your computer and allow the adapter to appear in network adapters again.

Let us know if this provides a solution or if we need to try something else?

Robert
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27 Aug 2009   #3
dhartmann4030

Win7
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried that and it still shows the two devices in device manager after I delete them/reboot/re-install. I've also tried three other methods to get the linksys adapter working. First I found a note somewhere with instructions on a regedit process to delete any related registry entries, the Win7 drivers on another clean install of Win7 RC1, and the Vista x64 drivers on a clean install. All 3 failed.

I have been able to get an older "G" wireless adapter working so I do have the box up and useful. I've also noticed the Linksys seems to have pulled those drivers from the website, so I'm going to blame them at this point. The only thing I can't explain is why they worked the first time. I'll try again when the GA version of Win7 comes out.

thanks again.
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27 Aug 2009   #4
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dhartmann4030 View Post
Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried that and it still shows the two devices in device manager after I delete them/reboot/re-install.
I would say you should only have one device visible in the device manager, and that is the source of this issue.

Yes, I agree and am also waiting for the retail 7 to release. 7 has performed so well for me since January that I forget the RC is still in Beta mode. I am looking forward to the retail release to solve some of these issues.

Cheers!

Robert
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