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Wireless network adapter problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hazzarts, Jun 8, 2016.

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  1. hazzarts

    hazzarts Thread Starter

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    Hi there..

    So I have recently bought a new wireless network adapter for my computer as having a long ethernet cable running around the house has become troublesome. I went to install it however when I put it into the computer windows will not detect the adapter. I have tried to install it through the software that comes with the adapter but that is unable to detect the adapter either. I have been able to install it on other computers but have had no luck with my pc.

    The Adapter is:
    TP-Link N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

    My PC specs are:
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 980 @ 3.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 12
    RAM: 12279 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 121301 MB, Free - 67667 MB; D: Total - 953516 MB, Free - 574309 MB;
    Motherboard: EVGA, EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    Download the manual and go to P.57. Check the BIOS and ensure the PCI-e x1 slot is enabled, if you're using that for the card. If it is set properly, go to P.35. This will show you how to check the PCIe jumper to ensure the slot you're trying to use isn't disabled.
     
  3. hazzarts

    hazzarts Thread Starter

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    I tried my best to follow the instructions you gave me, however, that just confused me even more.... the bios looked different from the guide as well.

    Here is a picture of the bios and a picture of inside my pc:
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