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Working on a computer for my girlfriend and I cant seem to get any wireles adapter to install. Tried a netgear wna3100 first and no go went out and got a cisco valet adapter and that wont install either. Formatted the drive and reinstalled windows and neither will install still. Works ok on ethernet everything else is fine.

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"install?" Physically? Or the driver. You need internet in order for windows to acquire the proper driver. Otherwise insert the disk it comes with in order to install the driver.
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"install?" Physically? Or the driver. You need internet in order for windows to acquire the proper driver. Otherwise insert the disk it comes with in order to install the driver.
th e driver wont install. Have the disc for the netgear and the drivers are on the valet itself
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the valet adapter goes to its screen where its detecting the adapter and never does. The wna3100 does the same with the only difference is that a driver does install in the background but then its code 10 device cannot start
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I have a cisco AE1000, what i did was download the install package from the web, then go to my device manager and specify the location of the package for install without actually running it. This way i get to use windows built in connection utility and not some junk, not to mention it installed pretty flawlessly, have a go with this method.
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I don't do much with Win7, but a lot of the time with XP you need to install the SM Bus Controller drivers (chipset) before installing anything else.
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so after trying pretty much anything under the sun driver related i was wondering that maybe there was some issue with the usb ports even though windows installed fine from my flash drive


threw a usb pci card in and both adapters started working right away.

but i didnt want to give up on it yet, i noticed the board had the very first bios that was released for it so i updated it to the most recent one and bam everything started working great. gonna test it for a day or so to be sure but it looks like i got it.

weird huh?

one other odd thing i found when updating the bios is that the flash utility wont read the updates from NTFS formatted flash drive it has to be fat32
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