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Hi all. Proud owner of a shiny new rig, except my computer will not detect wireless networks. I used my old harddrive, if that somehow makes a difference, without having reinstalled windows. It didn't ask me for any sort of verification when I plugged in the new gear or hardwired to my router. I've tried 2 different USB adapters, and an Encore ENLWI-N PCI card to no avail. I have a laptop and an HTPC connecting just fine. I get a 100% signal on all other comps, and did on this one before I switched out mobo/cpu/ram. Any ideas would be most welcome.

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P67A GD65 B3
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ASUS 430GT (I have to RMA my GTX 470)
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All tucked into an Antec 300 with good fans.

Thanks!
~jd
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Did you use windows to connect or the bundled software?
I had an issue where My pc would refuse to connect with built in wlan manager in xp but would connect fine with the dlink/zykxel software (I used 2 different dongles)
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First of all, do a repair install of Windows. You're going to have other issues with Windows (not just wireless) if you don't. It WILL ask for a product key (hopefully yours is valid). This is unrelated to the wifi issue.

For the wifi issue - is windows picking up the card at all? Does it show up in device manager?
    
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My plan was to figure out how to migrate my 250gb windows install to the 1tb i bought as an upgrade. I can do a fresh windows install, was just trying to avoid the hassle. I have a valid key. I'm not sure why windows didn't go through the verification thing I typically get on a mobo switch.

For the card and the usb sticks: Windows detected and installed them. I went through the safe mode uninstall and reinstalled using the manufacturer software provided. I was going to look for newer drivers for the pci card, but the page wouldn't come up for some reason.

So, after installing the wireless devices' software, I'm guessing it's windows software trying to detect networks. So, in device manager it says the card is there and working. But when I run through the troubleshooting deal, it ends with 'this card is having issues', and the solution provided is to go hard wire.

I'm using a Comcast provided modem and a D-Link DIR-615, not flashed.

If it seems a fresh Windows install is just the way to go and snag data off my old drive, so be it. I wasn't super sure about cloning the drive working well anyway.

What precisely would a repair install do?

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
~jd
Edited by justadude - 8/7/11 at 1:01pm
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anyone?
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Quote:
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anyone?
Does it pick up your wireless card?

go to cmd prompt

ipconfig /all

just xxx out your physical addy we dont need to see that
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So, when I looked at the ipconfig, it's got the onboard lan, but not the wireless. When I disabled the onboard and looked at ipconfig, it doesn't show anything.
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