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Windows 7: WiFi Adapter Missing

02 Oct 2013   #11
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'll do that and get back to you


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02 Oct 2013   #12
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes please do let me know how it goes
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02 Oct 2013   #13
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Okay, downloaded successfully, restarted, still no WiFi
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02 Oct 2013   #14
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Please post a screenshot of the Device Manager with your Network adapters expanded ..

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02 Oct 2013   #15
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

WiFi Adapter Missing-device_manager.png


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02 Oct 2013   #16
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I am very sorry i misread your first Post .. When did you first notice that your WIFI card is missing from the Device Manager ?
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02 Oct 2013   #17
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No problem.

Here's the back story:

My WiFi was going in and out (as in would work, bad signal, then go missing). I would install various drivers and it would magically go back on for anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Sometimes I would just restart the computer a few times and it would work.

Finally I looked for the bigger issue and found some corrupt files in my CBS.log file, I repaired windows using an ISO and the error disappeared but to no avail, still no WiFi.

And now I'm here.
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02 Oct 2013   #18
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Have you done a system scan using sfc/ scannow lately .. If that is all clear the only way i can see you getting it back is a Clean Install .. If you have the Product Key COA that will be possible even if you dont have the Windows Disc ..
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02 Oct 2013   #19
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Why do I have to do a clean install?
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02 Oct 2013   #20
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emfajardo2 View Post
No signals at all refering to wifi in screenshot. Not even a section "other devices". Windows simply can't find it. Did you turn off wifi accidently in BIOS or some hardware switch on laptop?

As test: Download/burn an ubuntu or any other linux live cd and check if wifi works then.
It's simple in Ubuntu 12 using a LiveCD/USB.
  1. Go to System settings → Software sources → Additional drivers
  2. Select any available option other than "Do not use the device"
  3. Hit "Apply changes"
Enjoy your WiFi
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