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USB wireless adapter in Windows 7


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#1 paul88ks

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:17 AM

Hi Everyone- I have a Dell XPS M1730 that I am working on. I cannot get any wireless adapter to work except an SMC Wusb N2., which is a pretty old adapter. The SMC auto-connects the second I plug it in, but nothing else will-- anybody had this problem?


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:55 AM

Hi paul88ks,

 

The SMC Wusb N2 might be an older adapter but why not use it if it works? What other USB adapters have you tried?



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

Well - I may have to do just that- but I don't understand why the SMC adapter works and others don't. I originally bought it for a Linux machine but it has drivers for Windows as well. I have tried two other adapters- brand new- the SMC is at least 5 years old-


it is for a client- not myself-



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

Well - I finally broke down and took it o a shop--it was a virus that had to be removed manually- and a bad wi-fi card- internal- I don't have the tools to work on laptops-



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for letting us know...those two-headed monsters are a real pain, not likely to be solved without a hands-on look, IMO.

 

Happy computing :).

 

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Thanks Louis!- I have found out that I have a virus and also that the wifi card may need to be replaced!the Computer was built in2007!!






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