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Win10 cannot use wifi adapters.

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#1 AaReem


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:43 PM

I've had this problem for quite some time (5+ months) and am now looking for some advice. I have had problems with connectivity through wifi in the past, so I bought a new wifi adapter. The problem still existed, but would eventually go away for short periods of time. I had a major problem with it and started using ethernet (worked great). I moved my PC where it is not in range of the ethernet and used my adapter for a while and it worked on and off. Now It will not work much at all, giving me the connected (no internet signal). I know both adapters are functioning as I used them on another PC. The wireless works for everyone else in the household also. I was wondering if this could be a motherboard problem? Sorry, didn't know where else to go for some information! Thank you!


Netgear router ( I don't believe this is the issue, as it will work for every other device in the home.)


Network adapter: N300 USB 


I have received this error: Code: 2 0xDEADDEED 0xEEEC


pinging my ip : sent: 4 received: 2 (50% loss)



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 08:27 PM

Windows 10 has had an excessive amount of wifi connectivity issues and I doubt it's your motherboard.


What is the make and model of the USB wifi adapter? Right click it in Device Manager, Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs. Copy and Paste the first line into your next post.


People have posted their wifi no longer dropped when disabling the Ethernet Adapter in Device Manager when connecting via Wifi. For some reason Windows 10 has problems when both adapters, Ethernet and Wifi, are enabled. 


There is a Utility called Windows Repair. Run it and only select Network Repair. Reboot your computer.

#3 AaReem

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:05 PM

I use a Netgear WNA3100 n300 Wireless USB Adapter and a Belkin N300 USB Network Adapter.


I tried to disable the ethernet, which appears as PCIe GBE Family Controller. This did not fix the problem, I will try the Windows Repair now.

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