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Windows 7: WiFi Adapter Missing

02 Oct 2013   #31
Kaktussoft

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I think your wifi adapter died. Buy a new one... an usb version... cost you about $10


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02 Oct 2013   #32
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Huh, any ideas how that may have happened?
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02 Oct 2013   #33
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emfajardo2 View Post
Huh, any ideas how that may have happened?
Things don't live forever... not a computer, not a harddisk, not a television, even you will die sometime. Why.....? Just bad luck
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02 Oct 2013   #34
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Haha just making sure it wasn't overheating or some other thing.

But thanks for all your help! A huge help.
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02 Oct 2013   #35
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I really wish what just happened didn't...

So I started investigating for a new PCIe and so I decided to look at what I had and where it was. Of course, when I took it off and put it back in the computer recognized it. But now it won't connect to the network and device manager showing the error message that it isn't working properly.

Where do I go? Is it even the wireless adapter that's broken or is it something else?
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03 Oct 2013   #36
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emfajardo2 View Post
I really wish what just happened didn't...

So I started investigating for a new PCIe and so I decided to look at what I had and where it was. Of course, when I took it off and put it back in the computer recognized it. But now it won't connect to the network and device manager showing the error message that it isn't working properly.

Where do I go? Is it even the wireless adapter that's broken or is it something else?
So you swapped it with a new wireless network card? What error in device manager?

Post screenshot of device manager->network
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03 Oct 2013   #37
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry I'll clarify. I didn't buy a new card, I simply took the old one out and put it back in. I then went to to the Ralink website after noticing the error and installed the appropriate driver. Did an uninstall, re-install, and the uninstall and since then have had my Wifi back.

Here's a picture of the device manager.

WiFi Adapter Missing-device_manager2.png


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03 Oct 2013   #38
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

That is great news well done ... And many thanks to Kaktussoft for his input in this Post ..
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03 Oct 2013   #39
emfajardo2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks again for all the help!

But once again, issues arise. So while it stays connected, sometimes the network goes bad and then I get the yellow error message. To fix I uninstall, re install driver that actually deletes the driver?, and then it works again. Any thoughts? It's getting annoying constantly re installing drivers three times a day.
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04 Oct 2013   #40
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emfajardo2 View Post
Thanks again for all the help!

But once again, issues arise. So while it stays connected, sometimes the network goes bad and then I get the yellow error message. To fix I uninstall, re install driver that actually deletes the driver?, and then it works again. Any thoughts? It's getting annoying constantly re installing drivers three times a day.
What is the error in device manager?

"I get the yellow error message"=> you mean in device manager?

A simple reboot fixes the problem as well?
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