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Unable to connect wirelessly Win 7 D-Link Adapater


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#1 captaininternet

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:48 AM

I got a used computer I've been restoring and I have a weird situation:

 

When I first got it, I had no problems connecting wirelessly with the D-Link DWA-140 adapter. Once I loaded the drivers for my ethernet card, I disconnected the wireless adapter because I'm now physically wired and don't really care.

 

'Just for fun' I reconnected the wireless adapter about a week ago. It seems to be working fine (no hardware or driver errors when I search) but when I search for wireless networks, it just comes up blank every single time. I know there are SEVERAL wireless networks (I can see them on my phone, Blu-ray player, etc.) and I'm connected to my network on my phone and the router is literally next to my PC.

 

I feel like I'm doing something very basic wrong. I tried monkeying around in Windows Networking, which I feel is really dumbed down. I ended making my wired connection go away and was unable to restore it (I did a quick system restore with an image I created recently and it worked again fine.)

 

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with all updates installed. I'm using zonealarm free and avast! free, with all updates installed as well.



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 03:46 PM

Make and model of PC please.



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

It's based loosely on the ASUS CM6730, but I've replaced or upgraded quite a few pieces. So, to answer your question, it says "ASUS" on the case.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 03:08 PM

Just uninstall-reinstall the D-Link software, then give it a try. It's also worth noting that some WLAN adapters come with their own connecting suite of software. Try connecting with the D-Link software, if no joy, then try the native Windows WLAN software.



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:47 PM

No dice on either.



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:48 PM

A person on the Dlink forums got the adapter to work only after uninstalling Zonealarm which is something you may not want to do. You may want to uninstall any Dlink Wireless Manager Software if installed and let Windows. I try to avoid installing all that extra software when Windows can do it just as well.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:21 PM

Uninstalled ZA and definitely never installed wireless mgr software garbage, no dice.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:55 PM

I would try reinstalling the driver. Right click on the wireless adapter in Device Manager, select Properties and under the details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Copy and paste the first line in your next post.






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