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Windows 7: Windows doesn't detect wireless card in laptop - possibly broken.

21 Aug 2016   #11
g0aky

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Interesting screenshot.
I have the same wifi adapter on my system.
However i have an additional tab for power management.
Currently using
Intel driver 14.3.2.1 dated 22/01/2012

The error message leads me more towards your motherboerd chipset driver being out of date, or WiFi being turned off in the Bios.

Roy

driver link for Mobo
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...AWRcdeKqAHMz7A
I'm not sure I follow. Do you want me to try one of those drivers? I don't have that particular motherboard.


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21 Aug 2016   #12
g0aky

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Wrong link, should have read the post not looked at the specs

MEDION - Driver Download

Roy
Alright, trying the chipset driver now. I believe I did have it before I formatted, though. update inc
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21 Aug 2016   #13
g0aky

64bit Windows 7
 
 

It actually works now after installing the chipset driver. That is unbelievable to me. Thanks so much torchwood and everyone else here.
Prior to formatting there were times where it would work temporarily after a system restore etc, but the adapter in windows would disappear soon after, and so it was hit or miss whether or not it would work when I booted. I'm thinking it might break again and if so I'll have to come back here. Mind if I keep the thread unsolved for a few days to confirm that it is in fact fixed for good?

Again, thank you everyone. Can't believe if it was just a driver problem.
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22 Aug 2016   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm well it looked like a driver problem first up and just as a general rule when ever I have issues with say network., USB ports etc I always redo the chipset because unless I have it terribly wrong it deals with info form place to place in the machine ie like the old north and south bridges did.
But well done
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29 Aug 2016   #15
g0aky

64bit Windows 7
 
 

It seems the problem has not been solved after all. This is what it looks like once again. I am tempted to think it was a coincidence that it worked after installing the chipset driver. This is what I was concerned about in my previous post. Sometimes it just works for a while, but most of the time I get this. The little blue LED will not turn on using the Fn shortcut.

Do you believe I would be able to connect to the net with a usb dongle, as I previously asked about, with it looking like it does in the screenshot? What about investing in a new network card or a new computer all together? I am of course open to suggestions about other things I can try to get it to work.

For newcomers to the thread, this is an old laptop and not the system under My System Spec. See the OP for specs.

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29 Aug 2016   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well you could try the dongle but personally I prefer a dedicated USB connected modem - works just like a dongle does. The only thing i find with my own travel set up is that the modem is Australian based and overseas like right now I have to rely on the wireless service at wherever I am staying.
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