I downloaded both the Intel and Dell drivers and installed the Intel one first. After restarting my computer, as I saw no immediate change, the Device Manager still says that "...Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)". The device log shows that NETwNb64, vwifibus, and netwbw02.inf were each added a total of three times throught the course of the Intel driver installation. Still no wifi.
So out the Intel driver goes and in with the Dell driver. After installation I saw that the Device log said that it installed NETwNb64, vwifibus, and netwbw02.inf on its own. I'm assuming that these are the original, basic drivers? That could mean that they were actually only added twice by the Intel installer. Anyways, tried to install the Dell driver and get this... The installer tells me that "a newer version of this prodect is already installed." My first thoughts were "wut da heck..." but then I considered the possibility that the Intel Proset software might be replacing the drivers by itself as only the network drivers are uninstalled and not the program itself.
Under the assumption that I should then remove Intel Proset completely, I then unistalled the Proset software and then the drivers (this time checking the option to delete the driver software). Still it reloads what I think are the basic drivers for the Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. After again trying to install the Dell package
I get a new message. "Installation Blocked: This software package cannot be installed on your system. Please resolve these errors and retry Installation."
So it works now. Strange. Rebooted; still no change. Same three services installed same "unable to load the drivers" error message.
I am thoroughly confused.
Still confused, only more so. XD
Thank you for your patience.
Edited by TheMozzieWhisperer, 24 December 2016 - 03:16 AM.