Hello Guys, hope you all are having a good day......well I am not since Wednesday night !!
Alright, this issue might be seen at alot of places if you guys have been searching and it might even be solved somewhere else in the forum, if so please post a link.
This is gonna be long so please bare with me and listen to my story.
I am college student taking computer Engineering technology. I am very handy with computers and have alot of knowledge about several aspects of computers and usually slove my problems bt myself without a lot of help from the internet. but this time, i have failed. I have been trying to find a solution to my problem since wednesday night and still....NO LUCK. So I have turned to you guys hoping for help and quick replys:
I had a programming exam on Thursday and I was trying to study for that and all of a sudden my network adapter(DWA-542) stopped working. Now usually when that would happen I would just goto the Device manager and disable/enable the adapter and it would work fine but that was a substitute to the real problem(which I still dont know what it is) so I thought to get rid of the problem once and for all. I uninstallled the drivers
and reinstalled fresh drivers. Oh and btw, I have been using Windows 7 since quiet some time now, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I was using drivers from Atheros and not D-link since they didnt have the drivers for Windows 7. So when I restarted my computer, I would say at the bottom right of the taskbar that "NOT CONNECTED. NO CONNECTIONS FOUND". Now I got worried since it is very unusual for my computer to do that !! I tried reinstalling the drivers and yet, still no luck. I finished my studying using my laptop and decided to call D-link support. they had me with the for over an hour and I never got anywhere, and as a matter of fact, the guy told me that my adapter died out on me and since it was well over a year old, the replacement was out of the scene. anyhow, today I wend to Canadacomputers and bought a new adapter(DWA-552) came home with a happy face and installed the component and downloaded the windows7 drivers for the product and installed it just to know that the problem is still there !! I got really pissed thinking that I might have bought the adapter not having any HARDWARE related problems with my previous adapter. anyhow, I contacted d-link support again and talked to them for over an hour for my new product and yet still NO LUCK. the guy told me to try a different pci slot, I did but I asked him brighten up since I told him that the device was being showed in my device manager and even the drivers are being installed. He ended up asking me to grab a USB adapter and see if that works out. I tried that and went back to exchange the product with a |USB ADAPTER(DWA-140) and guess WHAT ??? SAME PROBLEM !!!
MY computer specs should be in my profile if anyone of you guys need to take a look. IS IT MY ROUTER(DIR=615)....HELL NO since I have my xbox 360, my ps3, 2 laptops and 1 other desktop all connected wirelessly and also the laptop I am typing with right now is also connected to my router as we speak.
I also found something very intersting, Whenever I would try to install the new drivers for my products (DWA 542, DWA-552, DWA-140), at the end of the installation it would tell me that "WIRELESS ADAPTER NOT FOUND. PLEASE INSERT THE ADAPTER NOW). Another thing I noticed was that when you are in Control Panel > Network and Sharing > Adapter Settings, FOR DWA-552 I saw that it said that it was ENABLED and CONNECTED while on the bnottom right of my taskbar, it would still say not connected. no network found(I refreshed it about a thousand times), but for my usb adapter(DWA-140), it said Disabled and when I try to Enable it, a popup window would come and say....Enabling.....Enabled but on the icon, it would still remain Disabled and I tried that abour 20 times.
Can it be my PCI slot.....Absolutely not because if that was the case, the usb adapter would work just fine !!
I tried looking through the forums with similar posts but didnt find any solution at all guys. I am hoping to find an absolute solution to this problem !!
Any questions ?? Feel free to ask and I will reply very soon !!
Thanks alot again, I apriciate your work guys !!