WiFi adapter not found

  1. Posts : 79
    Windows 10

    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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  2. Posts : 1,627
    Windows 10

    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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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 15,215
    10 Home x64 (1909) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Kupuna said:
    ... 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...
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  4. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 3,750
    Windows 10

    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.
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  5. Posts : 79
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    That clears it up. Thanks to everyone who responded.
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