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Network Adapter Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by PaladinBobcat, Jan 29, 2019.

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  1. PaladinBobcat

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    I’ve been having problems with my network adapter. Whenever I start up my computer, I have to manually activate it via the Network Connections control panel. I’m able to connect to a network for about 5-10 minutes before an error symbol appears above my connections menu. When I open it, it shows my previously connected WiFi service, and none of the others that are usually shown. It tells me I have no internet connection, which is quite obvious. Disconnecting causes the list to blank. I’ve tried to run the network adapter troubleshooter, but it detects no problems. I can’t even connect to the internet without restarting my computer. Please help.
     
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    Try to download the latest drivers for your OS. Do not install, yet.

    Then de-install any software associated with the device. Go to Device Manager and remove the device. When asked if you want to remove drivers? Answer "Yes".
    Reboot and install the previously downloaded driver.
     
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    Where would I find these drivers? I know I can use the Device Manager’s finder, but that installs automatically.
     
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    You'd find the drivers on the manufacturer's website. That's for brand name machines such as HP, Dell etc. For others you need to go to the manufacturer of the motherboard to get them. That's for on-board Lan. For add-on's you have to go to the manufacturer of the card.

    Which devices do you have in Device Manager under network adapters?
     
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