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Okay, this is a crazy problem I've been dealing with for the past year, I've done a lot of troubleshooting and I'm hoping someone has some idea I haven't thought of, or just got lost in my brain.

I had a working wireless adapter in my computer, until I moved/switched PSU. This is when everything went to hell.

After narrowing things down, I found out I was having motherboard issues, so I replaced it. Alas I still have a problem with my wireless functionality.

1 PCI Linkysys adapter
1 PCI-E 1x Asus adapter
Buffalo Wireless N USB Adapter
Ralink Wireless G USB Adapter

I have tried all of the above devices. Both the internal ones simply ARE NOT detected. They are not in the device manager (as far as I can see, I've installed the drivers from the DVD, both were removed properly before the install of the next) The Buffalo one is detected, but does not properly identify as a wireless adapter, it is just a unknown device.

Reinstalled windows 7

Green light on either is not on (the light on the backplate)

I'm forgetting to post things I'm sure but just post here and I'll answer any questions, or things I've tried. I have literally tried both of these internal cards on 2 seperate motherboard, processor, ram combos.

They can't both be dead. Can they?
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bloody hell, sounds like a huge mess, wish i could help, have you tried those devices on another known good working pc? do see if another computer can see them?
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I know the buffalo works one works on another computer. Haven't tried the internal adapters elsewhere, and can't really.
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The thing with networking equipment is there are just so many varables. equipment, enviromnet, user knowledge. without more info its very hard to trouble shoot this
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alright well my knowledge is more than average, I have built a lot of computers in the past. I just tried to install the buffalo drivers via usb, but the exe fails, and the driver search through windows doesnt recognize them. The only thing that is the same between both of these is the OS, could it be corrupt?
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Bump. The only way I can get connectivity is tethering through an app on my phone (the default tether does not work....) Which is just adding to my confusion


Tried a new power supply. Same issue
Edited by Skagi - 11/17/13 at 6:45pm
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post #7 of 7
did you already try a clean install of o/s, Do the usb nic's work fine on other systems usb ports?
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