1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10
       14 Aug 2015 #1

    Trouble connecting to wifi

    Having some issues connecting to wifi. My computer won't detect any available networks. When I try enabling the wifi from control panel, it does not work. I have tried running network diagnostics and I get the message 'there might be a problem with the driver for the wifi adapter.' But if I try repairing this issue as administrator, troubleshooting is unable to automatically fix the issues. Any help on getting my wifi up and running will be much appreciated.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Aug 2015 #2

    Install the manufacturer's driver for the WiFi adapter.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       15 Aug 2015 #3

    How can I do this while having no connection to the internet?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Aug 2015 #4

    jvanvlake said: View Post
    How can I do this while having no connection to the internet?
    You will either have to connect with an ethernet cable or from a computer that does connect to the internet download the driver and save to a USB memory stick.

    I've done countless clean installs of vanilla Windows operating systems (just using the Microsoft install media - not the restore disk/USB from the computer manufacturer). It's always been a flip of the coin whether vanilla Windows contained the driver for the ethernet and/or WiFi network adapter.

    Another option might be to borrow or buy a cheap USB network WiFi adapter and Windows might have a driver for that that it would install automatically, but again, flip of a coin. (of course if you bought one, it should come with a disk if needed.)

    oh - another option which is what I actually use - is a WiFi bridge or extender that has a wired ethernet port. I have a travel router (HooToo) so I can create my own subnetwork and have my movie collection available to all the family's computers available via WiFi to keep them happy.

    Once I figure out which drivers are missing during a vanilla install of Windows for a certain computer, I make a disk with all the missing drivers and stash it in a desk drawer in case I have to re-install Windows.
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