Windows 10: WiFi adapter not found Solved

  1.    15 Feb 2018 #1

    WiFi adapter not found


    Downloaded a reputable program called "WiFi Analyzer" to see adjacent WiFi signals (neighbors, etc.) and evaluate if I am getting interference or a weak signal. On boot the program reports "WiFi Adapter not found". I'm pretty dense on this topic since I mainly work from a desktop PC (ASUS Z-97) with an attached Netgear R6100 WiFi router that (I think) is supposed to broadcast WiFi. My iPhone is using WiFi from the router.
    Do I need a separate adapter for detecting WiFi in the house or nearby, or is the Analyzer looking for something my setup doesn't offer?
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       15 Feb 2018 #2

    It's looking for a WiFi Adapter on your PC. You obviously don't have one and you are connected by Ethernet cable to your R6100 WiFi Router.
    A standard Desktop PC does not normally come with a Wireless Card, it is either added, or some high end MOBOs have one built in.
    So as is, the application is not usable on your PC.
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       15 Feb 2018 #3

    Kupuna said: View Post
    ... My iPhone is using WiFi from the router....
    As your PC doesn't appear to have a WiFi adapter, you could try an app for the iPhone. Not a recommendation as I don't use an iPhone, but this one is $3.99, for example...
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netw...ign-mpt=uo%3D8
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  4.    15 Feb 2018 #4

    Having taken some time to sit back and think about your request, you should probably be looking at some kind of network traffic analyzer. SolarWinds (a home-town company, based here in the Austin area) offers a Network Bandwidth Analyzer toolkit that probably does what you're trying to do. Spiceworks also offers a raft of great tools, including a pretty potent network monitor. Again, it will take time and effort to learn how to install, configure and use these things, but they will tell you what you're trying to learn.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5.    15 Feb 2018 #5

    That clears it up. Thanks to everyone who responded.
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