1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    10.0
       29 Aug 2015 #1

    Wifi did work, now doesn't...Got message "... a problem WiFi adapter"


    I upgraded from 8.1 to 10.0 2-3 weeks ago. Wifi worked fine until a couple of days ago. Now the icon says "Not connected - No connections are available." But there are! I'm sending this from my Windows 8.1 notebook and it says there are 4 wifi's available and all have a strong signal. When I go to "Control Panel > Network & Internet > Network Connections" it shows Wi-Fi as disabled. When I double click on it it goes thru the motions and shows it as Enabling and then "Enabled", but the Wi-Fi area still shows it as "Disabled". It is an "Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260" (whatever that is I don't know as I'm a definite novice and not a techie)! Then I went to "Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Troubleshooting > Network and Internet". When I tried to repair it, the message said "Problems found...There might be a problem with the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter."I have no idea what caused this to stop working or what to do to get our wifi back!
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  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2

    I would uninstall the driver, go out to Intel and get the latest windows 10 compatible driver and install it.

    There is a driver for your wireless adapter and it is windows 10 compatible.

    Intel site is here : http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...wireless/n7260

    go to the latest downloads section, click "view all" and download the driver for your card be it either in a 32 bit or 64 bit system.

    TC
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    10.0
       30 Aug 2015 #3

    How do I use the link since wifi isn't working?


    How do I use the link to get a new driver since my laptop's wifi doesn't work? I'm sending my posts from my 8.1 notebook, but I need the driver downloaded to my 10.0 laptop?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 462
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       30 Aug 2015 #4

    I agree, I'd uninstall the driver.

    You have two choices, my preference would be to take an Ethernet cable and connect your lappy to your router directly (you would have to have a Ethernet (network) cable to do this, and you should have LAN ports on your router to connect to) to try allowing 10 to install a new driver on it's own first.

    If that doesn't work, then you can get the driver on your notebook and transfer it using a flash drive, then install.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    10.0
       03 Sep 2015 #5

    I have a new driver coming ... now 2 more questions!


    We are traveling in our RV so we don't have access to directly attach via an Ethernet cable since campgrounds just provide wifi and my notebook only has a mini-USB port and my memory sticks are all regular USB size. Since our daughter and her husband will be joining us tomorrow, they have downloaded both the 32 & the 64 bit drivers since they didn't know which I needed (I have a 64-bit laptop). Using the Device Manager, I have located the current driver ( one which must have been damaged somehow). Two questions: 1. How do I uninstall it? and 2. Then, once I have that USB memory stick, how do I install the new driver? Remember, I'm not a "techie"! Thanks!
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    10.0
       18 Sep 2015 #6

    I finally got to a location where I could attach via an Ethernet cable and downloaded all Windows 10 updates that I hadn't been able to get for almost 3 weeks because my wifi didn't work. Since this problem was known I thought I should do that and see if my wifi would work again. And it did! So I no longer need to uninstall the driver and install a new one. Thanks for the help.


    I agree, I'd uninstall the driver.

    You have two choices, my preference would be to take an Ethernet cable and connect your lappy to your router directly (you would have to have a Ethernet (network) cable to do this, and you should have LAN ports on your router to connect to) to try allowing 10 to install a new driver on it's own first.

    If that doesn't work, then you can get the driver on your notebook and transfer it using a flash drive, then install.[/QUOTE]
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