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Wifi adapters all shoddy. Mobo problem?


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#1 smithisize

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:22 PM

Hey guys, so I built my own PC and everything works well but the wifi. I have tried using a belkin N300 USB wifi adapter, and a TPLINK TL-WDN3200 adapter, and neither work properly, so something else is probably wrong.

Basically what happens is that I'll be browsing the internet and I'll get an exclamation point on my wifi icon saying no internet, but I'll still be associated with a network. So I try to disconnect and reconnect, but I can't, that part of windows is frozen. So I go to device manager to disable the hardware and re enable it. I can't even disable it because something is frozen. It won't even reboot because of this, I have to do a hard reset to get everything working properly again.

I've tried updating my USB 3.0 drivers but that doesn't seem to have made a difference.

I'm really out of ideas. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this!

Thanks

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:22 PM

Not sure if this will help but disable Windows 7 ability to turn power off to USB.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:03 AM

One other suggestion.

Do not use the USB3 ports for a USB Wifi

This is my current Internet speed test as of this morning with the USB adapter plugged into a USB2 port.

 

Download

117.44Mb/s

Upload

37.30Mb/s

Ping

10 ms

Rating
5/5 Stars
CARRIER
3/5 Stars

OPTIMUM ONLINE

Server

NEW YORK CITY, NY

 

There could be a problem with the USB3 ports so this is the easy test, Switching to a USB2 port.

 

Good Luck

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

Well I solved the problem. Turns out there are two kinds of USB ports on my mobo, Intel and via. The via one wasn't working for Wi-Fi so I tried the Intel ones and they work just fine with my Wi-Fi adapter!

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

Not a huge surprise to me that the solution was that simple.

 

Thank You for reporting back

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