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Solved: Network adapter not working.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Giglamesch, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. Giglamesch

    Giglamesch Thread Starter

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    I had a computer with 32 bit windows 7 ultimate and my wireless adapter plugged into that and it worked fine, but then i updated components of my computer and reinstalled it to 64bit since then it doesnt recognise the adapter as a wireless adapter. In device manager it puts it as 'other' so i told it it was a wireless adapter and then I installed the drivers for it but now it wont find any networks at all and when I click on 'adapters' and then rick click it and try to go to 'status', I can't it wont let me click on it. I have tried the adapter on anothere computer which was the same components and version and architecture of windows and for that one it worked fine with no problems. What do i do?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Do you have the exact same wireless driver installed on the problem computer as on the one that works?

    Please show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. Giglamesch

    Giglamesch Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Administrator>IPCONFIG/ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AlexPC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Network A
    dapter with Dual-Band ver. 2 #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-9C-05-5B-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
    net Controller #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-5B-39-59-6D-AA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{B2D0A92C-9B79-4CC9-ADB9-4D7529C8FE7C}:

    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 isatap.{E3FB57DA-1E32-4930-B8D9-424ACCBEED63}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\Administrator>
     
  4. Giglamesch

    Giglamesch Thread Starter

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    This is going to sound very dumb, but I have sorted it now. The adapter i have has a version 1 and version 2 and i own the version 2 but by mistake I installed the drivers for version 1 so now it is working fine. I am very sorry to have taken up your time but thank you very much.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    No problem. :) Note that with my question I was indicating my belief that you somehow had installed the wrong driver. What a difference a version can make! :) Glad you solved it.
     
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