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Network connection stuck at identifying

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#1 Idrialite


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:15 PM

I just built a new PC and added a TP-link (TL-WN781ND) adapter, installed the driver for it and the motherboard's ethernet controller.


When I go to the connections list in the system tray, only my network shows, and usually at 1 bar, sometimes at 3, sometimes at 5 (my laptop, sitting right next to it, shows over 10 networks, many at 3 bars, with mine usually at 3). When I connect to it, it stays at identifying forever. Sometimes, I will be connected but it will not show the name of the network but "Unidentified network," and display "No internet access"


I'm fairly confident I've installed the correct drivers. Ipconfig /all shows this:



EDIT: Moving the PC into the same room as the router fixes it. So I guess it is a problem with signal strength. So this I guess this is a different problem.


My laptop has a MUCH better signal than my desktop.

What's up with that?

Edited by Idrialite, 01 July 2017 - 09:53 PM.

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#2 jwoods301


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:09 AM

Several things...the wireless adapter, wireless adapter configuration, the internal wireless antenna, whether you're using 2.4 or 5 Ghz, distance from the router.

Edited by jwoods301, 02 July 2017 - 01:10 AM.

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