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Windows 7: Wireless Completely gone

16 Nov 2009   #1
anthdel

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Wireless Completely gone

I installed windows 7. I orginally had windows xp and I'm using the intel pro wireless 2915abg chip to connect. After installing windows 7 it completely did not recognize it and is not using it. When I go to network and sharing it doesn't show that i have a wireless connection at all. I'm having lots of trouble finding the right driver if anyone has a solution or is having the same problem let me know.


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16 Nov 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi, why not let Intel scan your system to see what needs updating. "Automatically identify and find drivers".

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

See how you go with that.
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18 Nov 2009   #3
anthdel

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates is what I got from intel. And a bunch of other drivers popped up saying the same thing but their working fine.
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18 Nov 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Is this onboard?, if so, try looking on the Motherboard Manufacturer's site, and see if its got a motherboard driver, should cover everything.
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18 Nov 2009   #5
anthdel

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I checked out the asus site but it didn't have the windows 7 - 64 bit drivers for the chip however i noticed somewhere on Microsoft's site that the Intel wireless chip is compatible i just can't find a way to get it going.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
skippyhdog

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

This is a long shot, but sometimes using the "sfc /scannow" command can sometimes find certain generic drivers on your hard drive to try to work with it. I say this because as a last resort I did this on a friends computer, worked like a charm.
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18 Nov 2009   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skippyhdog View Post
This is a long shot, but sometimes using the "sfc /scannow" command can sometimes find certain generic drivers on your hard drive to try to work with it. I say this because as a last resort I did this on a friends computer, worked like a charm.
Uhm...

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This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.
I dunno how that worked out, a system file went corrupt, and SFC fixed it, which allowed the driver to function properly?

I dunno, but funny that it worked.
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18 Nov 2009   #8
skippyhdog

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I was just as perplexed as you
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19 Nov 2009   #9
anthdel

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

alright I'll give that a shot and get back to this
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21 Nov 2009   #10
anthdel

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I did the sfc/scannow and didn't have a change however i did notice that when i switch the wireless on and off the lights shows up thats its active, but its still not showing it whatsoever under the adpater settings and Network and Sharing Center
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