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Recently my computer has been have some issues with freezing up and I isolated the problem to the system control manager looping errors and eventually freezing my subpar laptop. So I did some research and decided to uninstall my wireless adapter drivers. Shortly after that my computer couldn't pick up any broadcasts even with updating my drivers. So I didn't have anything I cared about memory wise on my laptop so I wiped in clean. And installed windows 7 fresh. The problem still occurs and im unsure what to do next.
 

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So it's still freezing up ? Does the wireless work now ? What make and model laptop is it ?
 

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No the freezing part is fix I'm assuming it was just registry errors and it needed a wipe anyways so I did. It's a ASUS G72G Mod: G72GX. My wireless adapter is Atheros AR928X everything is stock
 

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Ok, please install this first :- http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb...e/Wireless_Console_3_WIN7_32_WIN7_64_3011.zip
Unzip it then run setup.exe

Then if you have Windows 7 64 bit click this link to download the wireless driver :- http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_AW-NE785_PNP_Win7_64_800238.zip

If it's 32 bit get this one :- http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_AW-NE785_PNP_Win7_32_800238.zip

Unzip it then run the PNPINIT(64) exe file and it should install the wireless driver for you.
 

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Do i have to restart or no? Im updating my nividia drivers right now. I ran the first part do I have to restart to then install the drivers for 64?
 

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When the Graphics drivers are installed I would restart then even if it doesn't tell you to, it can do no harm.
 

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Is the wireless network card in Device Manager and working properly ?

You may have to enter your wireless password before it will connect.
 

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Yeah it says that the device is running properly in the manager, and I believe it is. I think it's a software problem with the switch if that's a thing? Nothing happens when I hit it and nothing happens when I use FN and the wifi icon
 

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Are you saying there is a physical switch for wireless ?

Do you get a wireless icon near the clock ? If yes what does it look like ?

Do you have a wireless password set up ?
 

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Yeah I have a switch on the side that doesn't do anything in either position. It's the 4bars with an X though it. I do have a password set up, but it's not discovering any networks
 

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I see, it doesn't go far enough to need the password.

If you have any other wireless devices do they connect to the router ok ?
 

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If there are no 'Unknown Devices' or ? or ! characters next to anything in Device Manager it's possible the internal wireless card has failed. Easiest solution would be to get a Usb wireless dongle.
 
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