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Windows 7: Windows 7 can't find wireless network.

11 Jan 2018   #11
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

There was no "change drive" option in properties. I used update drive and browsed the drivers under Realtek and didn't find my adapter. I am running win 7 ulti x64.


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11 Jan 2018   #12
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi,

We do need to see ipconfig, with the adapter plugged in and ethernet UNplugged.
(im assuming the router is seeing the comp when Ethernet connected - otherwise not??)

Are you transmitting on 5.0ghz ,it might be that the wifi driver is set to 2.4,
see in driver >> properties>> advanced ....Band


Roy
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11 Jan 2018   #13
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I am running win 7 ult x64. And the drivers are signed. Downloaded wql driver from Realtek site.
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11 Jan 2018   #14
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My router is transmitting on 2.4 and 5ghz both. Other computers on the network with dual band adapters are working fine.
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11 Jan 2018   #15
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I disconnected the Ethernet and ran ipconfig:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\Seven 64>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mom
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
System Quarantine State . . . . . : Not Restricted

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : risebroadband.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-F4-5D-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.risebroadband.com:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
C:\Users\Seven 64>
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11 Jan 2018   #16
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

Your wifi driver is most likely different and not Realtec if it is plugged into a usb port, if it is part of a built in nic card with both wifi and bluetooth, we need to know the make and model of the usb adapter or the built in nic with wifi capability. If it is usb and it shows in the adapters in network and sharing, it may just need for you to right click and Enable. The adapter has to be plugged in when the ipconfig /all command is run.
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11 Jan 2018   #17
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It is not usb. It is a pci card.
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11 Jan 2018   #18
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

Ok, is it showing in the adapters part of the device manager? Tell us the model number there.
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11 Jan 2018   #19
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Realtek RTL8190 802.11n.
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11 Jan 2018   #20
Silverfur

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I went back to the one that was in the computer. It was slow and only an n and I needed more speed from this computer that is why I spent money and time on dual band adapters (internal {pci and pci-e} and usb) and I got good brand name adapters. Buy cheap and have cheap. No sense in getting junk when it is going to be used.
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