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    • burtons
    • By burtons 18th May 17, 3:40 PM
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    Windows 7 not detecting wireless card
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    • 18th May 17, 3:40 PM
    Windows 7 not detecting wireless card 18th May 17 at 3:40 PM
    I bought a windows 7 cd off ebay and installed it on a new hard drive but it's not detecting the wireless card so is there a way to get it to show up in device manager so I can get on the internet.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 18th May 17, 3:59 PM
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    In devive manager, choose "view" then "show hidden devices"


    Does it show then ??


    What shows under "network adapters" in device manager ?
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    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 18th May 17, 4:07 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:07 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:07 PM
    Have you install driver?
    • burtons
    • By burtons 18th May 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:15 PM
    Have you install driver?
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    No. I don't have a driver cd as the drivers was installed on the laptop when I bought it
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 18th May 17, 4:19 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:19 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 4:19 PM
    What is the make and model of PC ?
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    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 18th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:09 PM
    You'll be in a catch 22 if you don't use an ethernet cable to get online and download the driver and/or other tools to set it up. Once it's online Windows may even find and install a driver but that's probably being optimistic.

    It should show in device manager if it's powered on but if this is a laptop I suspect that's where the problem lies - if the laptop uses software to switch it on and off rather than a physical switch you could well be snookered if that won't run on Win 7 or you don't have it.
    • jshm2
    • By jshm2 18th May 17, 5:13 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:13 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 5:13 PM
    Nope. I get machines like these as well. Usually they have Atheros or some obscure brand wifi card.

    You will need to plug in an ethernet cable to get it online and then hop onto your PC manufacturer's website to get the drivers. Else get onto another machine and stick the drivers onto a USB stick and then plug it in and unpack.
    • were
    • By were 18th May 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 8:44 PM
    you need to download freeware like this to keep you whq drivers up to date, and windows does not do this
    http://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php

    or go yoursef to reach manufacturers home page, then product
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 18th May 17, 9:31 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:31 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:31 PM
    Online commentary about IObit isn't exactly positive ......
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    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 19th May 17, 12:22 AM
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    you need to download freeware like this to keep you whq drivers up to date, and windows does not do this
    http://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php

    or go yoursef to reach manufacturers home page, then product
    Originally posted by were
    I would avoid those like the plague, they not only install stuff you do not need (as reported in this very forum) but they are loaded with PUPS.


    Antivirus Result Update
    DrWeb Program.Unwanted.1183 20170518
    TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0504 20170518

    https://virustotal.com/en/file/5d65efc16ca2ceedcc742ecc37acc36ed98d3e295cc13abbba 490252a277c661/analysis/


    Just find the WAN card in device manager, it will either be an unknown device or it will be in Network adapters and be yellow or red.

    Connect an ethernet cable and see if you can get it to be found automatically by searching from device manager

    Or open up the laptop and see what model it is and get the bona fide driver.
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    • burtons
    • By burtons 19th May 17, 7:38 AM
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    In devive manager, choose "view" then "show hidden devices"


    Does it show then ??


    What shows under "network adapters" in device manager ?
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    After clicking view in device manager this is what it shows.

    Microsoft ISATAP adapter.
    Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20).
    Wan miniport (IKEv2).
    Wan miniport (IP).
    Wan miniport (IPv6).
    Wan miniport (L2TP).
    Wan miniport (Network monitor).
    Wan miniport (PPPOE).
    Wan miniport (PPTP).
    Wan miniport (SSTP).


    Then on other devices it shows a yellow symbol by network controller.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 19th May 17, 8:41 AM
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    AGAIN - What is the make and model of the laptop ?
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 19th May 17, 8:44 AM
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    Then on other devices it shows a yellow symbol by network controller.
    Originally posted by burtons
    And that will likely be the WiFi card.

    So I'll also reiterate what you've been asked a couple of times already ... what is the make and model of the laptop?
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    • burtons
    • By burtons 19th May 17, 8:47 AM
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    AGAIN - What is the make and model of the laptop ?
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Samsung NP-R519
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 19th May 17, 9:29 AM
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    http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/NP-R519-FA06UK

    Make sure you select MORE after first download option

    This seems to be the one you need

    Wireless LAN,ATHEROS ver 9.2.0.470, Windows 7(32bit,64bit)
    (MULTI LANGUAGE)

    http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.com/downloadfile/ContentsFile.aspx?CDSite=UNI_UK&CttFileID=2508323& CDCttType=DR&ModelType=N&ModelName=NP-R519&VPath=DR/201202/20120221214549424/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_9.2.0.470.ZIP
    Last edited by DavidP24; 19-05-2017 at 9:31 AM.
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    • burtons
    • By burtons 19th May 17, 11:18 AM
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    Originally posted by DavidP24
    My model is NP-R519-JA06UK. How did you find the driver downloads as i cannot find them but it might be due to me using my phone.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 19th May 17, 11:47 AM
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    My model is NP-R519-JA06UK. How did you find the driver downloads as i cannot find them but it might be due to me using my phone.
    Originally posted by burtons
    the long second link is directly to the driver
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 19th May 17, 11:59 AM
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    According to the specific link for your model, the WiFi card might need either Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Driver ver 1.0.0.1, Windows 7(32bit,64bit) or Wireless LAN,ATHEROS ver 9.2.0.470, Windows 7(32bit,64bit). (Both are direct links to the respective ZIP files).
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    • were
    • By were 19th May 17, 12:25 PM
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    I would avoid those like the plague, they not only install stuff you do not need (as reported in this very forum) but they are loaded with PUPS.


    Antivirus Result Update
    DrWeb Program.Unwanted.1183 20170518
    TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0504 20170518

    https://virustotal.com/en/file/5d65efc16ca2ceedcc742ecc37acc36ed98d3e295cc13abbba 490252a277c661/analysis/


    Just find the WAN card in device manager, it will either be an unknown device or it will be in Network adapters and be yellow or red.

    Connect an ethernet cable and see if you can get it to be found automatically by searching from device manager

    Or open up the laptop and see what model it is and get the bona fide driver.
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    I installed it, did the manual updates, unistalled it.

    After did an scan withmalwarebytes and found nothing.

    2 weeks later scanned with malware byres and it was clean, then a second scan with AwCleaner and found 4 pups from a new firefox addon

    Just did a virus total and got this, so fairly sure it is clean.
    SHA256: 5d65efc16ca2ceedcc742ecc37acc36ed98d3e295cc13abbba 490252a277c661
    File name: driver_booster_setup(1).exe
    Detection ratio: 1 / 60
    Analysis date: 2017-05-19 12:06:22 UTC ( 0 minutes ago )


    Drivers have always been a pita to find!
    Last edited by were; 19-05-2017 at 1:11 PM.
    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 19th May 17, 1:45 PM
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    My model is NP-R519-JA06UK. How did you find the driver downloads as i cannot find them but it might be due to me using my phone.
    Originally posted by burtons
    I think that long link is the one, there are other that are older,

    The site is pretty naff design, not surprised you did not find it, you have to click on driver then do that awful scrolling to the Manual Download, that is because Samsung has some auto download manager, you can get that too if you want.

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