USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi


  1. Posts : 4
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       #1

    USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi


    Hello

    I am having trouble making my new USB Wifi Adapter to work. The drivers are working fine but the issue is it is not connecting to wifi.

    1. I am using Windows 10
    2. The adapter which I am trying to work is Alfa AWUS036NHA 150Mbps
    3. I have also one USB mini wifi adapter attached to my other USB through which I am currently using internet

    USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi-networks-list.jpg

    From the above screenshot, the Wi-Fi 2 is which I am trying to connect. When I right-click on Wi-Fi 2 and click on Connect/Disconnect, It shows the already connected Wifi through USB mini adapter.

    When I Disable WiFi and try to connect through WiFi 2 then it shows an error "Change settings, such as making a connection metered"

    The device utility does not show any Wifi available connections though there are 2-3 wifi connection is there.

    USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi-utility.jpg

    USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi-utility_2.jpg

    any idea how can I make connect to internet using my new Alfa AWUS036NHA 150Mbps Wireless USB Adaptor - Wi Fi 2 on Windows 10 ?
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  2. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #2

    It appears you don't have drivers loaded for your wireless network adapter. I would suggest starting there.

    It would also be helpful if you update your 'my computer' details at the bottom left corner.
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  3. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    W10 Tweaker said:
    It appears you don't have drivers loaded for your wireless network adapter. I would suggest starting there.

    It would also be helpful if you update my computer details at the bottom left corner.
    In my device manager, it shows that the drivers are there and the device is working fine.

    USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi-driver_status.jpg

    when I try to update drivers, it says the best drivers are installed already.

    Any other solutions?

    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 1,806
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    oneandthree said:
    In my device manager, it shows that the drivers are there and the device is working fine.

    when I try to update drivers, it says the best drivers are installed already.

    Any other solutions?

    Thanks
    That's interesting. In the attachment you posted above, it appears as though the driver is missing. How did you obtain that pic and does it appear differently in device manage properties for the Atheros wireless network adapter? And have you used this adapter in this PC with Windows 10 before?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi-0908-atheros-.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    W10 Tweaker said:
    That's interesting. In the attachment you posted above, it appears as though the driver is missing. How did you obtain that pic and does it appear differently in device manage properties for the Atheros wireless network adapter?
    Please have a look at the screenshot from device manager for Atheros Wireless adapter

    USB Wireless adapter not connecting to Wifi-driver_status2.jpg

    If you want I can also give you access via TeamViewer so that you can have a look yourself, let me know

    Thanks
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  6. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
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    I haven't found a driver for that device that indicates it works for Windows 10. The driver date of 2010 makes me question if this device is compatible with Windows 10. Still looking...

    This is the closest thing I could find. I tried several others that indicated Windows 10 but then it shows up in the download as only up to Win8.1

    Check this out. Using Alfa AWUS036NHA on Microsoft Windows 10 Rokland

    I downloaded and scanned with Eset & Malwarebytes, checked OK. Be sure to read the blog posts on this page, for more info.
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 08 Sep 2019 at 14:39.
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  7. Posts : 4
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    W10 Tweaker said:
    I've haven't found a driver for that device that indicates it works for Windows 10. The driver date of 2010 makes me question if this device is compatible with Windows 10. Still looking...

    This is the closest thing I could find. I tried several others that indicated Windows 10 but then it shows up in the download as only up to Win8.1

    Check this out. Using Alfa AWUS036NHA on Microsoft Windows 10 – Rokland

    I downloaded and scanned with Eset & Malwarebytes, checked OK. Be sure to read the blog posts on this page, for more info.
    Hello

    Thanks. I did not try the method which you sent me because just now I managed to make my device work by removing all the drivers and then installing Alfa AWUS036NHA drivers in Windows 7 compatibility mode, after installing in win 7 compatible mode, The device worked :)

    Thanks very much for your help and support.
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  8. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
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    Excellent and good job. The page I listed above has a blog that shows a couple of people used win7 compatibility mode successfully.
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