1.    08 Mar 2017 #1
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    Missing a driver 802.11 g wlan


    Hey all. Since the latest insider build 15048. I am missing this driver and Defender keeps telling me about it but no option to update it. Says in Device manager not installed. I try to update it to no avail.
    A search on the web brings up to much confusion and no result for what I need.
    Does anyone have an idea as to where I can download this from a reputable site? The ones that say they have it want you to buy the software or packed with stuff I do not want.

    Any help would be most appreciated

    Dragon
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  2.    08 Mar 2017 #2
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    What PC are you asking for help with?

    The M5A99x EVO R2.0 in your System Specs seems to have no built-in WiFi (802.11) adapter.
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  3.    08 Mar 2017 #3
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    The 802.11g number indicates the driver would be for the Wireless Networking Adapter in the computer. That's an older adapter, all mine are 802.11b/g/n, even newer is the 802.11AC. Most Desktops didn't automatically include the Wireless or maybe it was an Add-in card, some newer ones do include it like my ASUS M52BC I got in November. Some newer Notebooks are leaving out the Wired/RJ45 port, are Wi-Fi only.
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  4.    08 Mar 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    What PC are you asking for help with?

    The M5A99x EVO R2.0 in your System Specs seems to have no built-in WiFi (802.11) adapter.
    Hi. This is a desktop PC. And in reading both replies am wondering why the driver is even showing in Device Manager? I don't have any add on card and I do know there is no wifi which does drive me nuts as I wish it did sometimes.

    So should I just delete it as it seems it serves no purpose? Thank you both for helping. Much appreciated
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  5.    08 Mar 2017 #5
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    If you Uninstall or Delete it in Device Manager it may come back next reboot. If so, I'd just Disable it. If indeed there is a built-in Wireless adapter and is not needed maybe disable in the BIOS.
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  6.    08 Mar 2017 #6
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    OK Thank you very much for the help. I'll see both ways but at least can more than likely get that yellow ! point to go away in defender.

    Thanks again
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