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#1 Broken73

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:04 AM

I'm running WIN 7 64 and have been connected via ethernet since I built the PC. I recently purchased an Alfa AWUSO36NH USB wireless adapter. The adapter installs correctly. The problem is that in the Network Connections the Wireless Network adapter is disabled. When I select Enable a box pops up saying Enabling then disappears. The device remains disabled. I have disabled and even removed my anti virus program. i have uninstalled and re-installed the wireless adapter multiple times to no avail. I've scoured Google for help, but come up empty. Any suggestions? A co-worker suggested there is a port conflict?? I've been fighting with this for almost a week now and need to get back online.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

If its a USB port sometimes blowing the contacts out will work

Do you see anything wrong with Device Manager
(Right Click My Computer Click Manage> Look in the concole tree and find Device Manager

Do you see anything with a X or ! in there

Also Click Network Adapters> Right Click and select Proprieties on the Alfa and what does the Device Status say
Go to Driver Tab Make sure its enable

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

The Device manager shows the adapter is working correctly. There was a yellow triangle on my external HD. I unplugged it hoping that was the cause...unfortunately it had no impact.

The driver tab shows the date of the driver.

Everything appears to be as it should except the network adapter is greyed out displaying DISABLED. I tried two other wireless adapters before coming to the conclusion that the disabled adapter was the problem and not the adapter itself. I bought two of the Alfa's. I installed the second one on a Sony desktop with zero problems. I'm ready to pull my hair out and I can't afford to lose any more hair as it is.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

Windows 7 has a Network troubleshooter located in the Control Panel Under Troubleshooting >Network And Internet> Run the Connect to the Internet and see if its trys to repair it See if its give out a error message Please post the exact diagnostic message for me.

Did you use Plug and Plug Drivers or did you install the manufacturer drivers

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