weird built in wifi driver problem


  1. Posts : 298
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
       #1

    weird built in wifi driver problem


    Hi
    my laptop is quite old, its wifi driver stop working this week and when i went to network adapters folder it did not show wifi adapter at all and it only showed builtin Ethernet adpater. also windows 10 trouble shooting showed that windows 10 driver of this wifi is not loading at all.

    so today i bought tp link usb wifi dongle, when i inserted usb wifi dongle, the built in wifi also started working but not totally properly, it showed limited wifi connection and built in wifi adapter also showed up, see attach image (red rectangle).

    i have disable the builtin wifi driver as it is not working properly

    weird built in wifi driver problem-wifi.jpg
    Last edited by makhan10; 02 Mar 2023 at 11:32.
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  2. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @makhan10,

    Have you tried clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the System Tray and then right-clicking the OLD Wi-Fi and then clicking Forget ?

    It does actually show as being Disabled anyway.

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 2,693
    Windows 10
       #3

    Your built in WiFi is just disabled, that does not mean it is not working.

    Just enable it. You may have to Connect up again and enter the security key.

    Checked on my old Laptop which is normally Ethernet, and for some reason it required that wireless security key again.
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  4. Posts : 298
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Helmut said:
    Your built in WiFi is just disabled, that does not mean it is not working.

    Just enable it. You may have to Connect up again and enter the security key.

    Checked on my old Laptop which is normally Ethernet, and for some reason it required that wireless security key again.
    pls forgive my poor english

    the built in wifi was enabled and it was not working properly

    so i disable the it
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  5. Posts : 2,098
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #5

    makhan10 said:
    my laptop is quite old, its wifi driver stop working this week and when i went to network adapters folder it did not show wifi adapter at all and it only showed builtin Ethernet adpater. also windows 10 trouble shooting showed that windows 10 driver of this wifi is not loading at all.
    All the signs that the driver has failed (or failing temporarily). Windows just can't find/see a non-working device.

    so today i bought tp link usb wifi dongle, when i inserted usb wifi dongle, the built in wifi also started working but not totally properly, it showed limited wifi connection and built in wifi adapter also showed up, see attach image (red rectangle).

    i have disable the builtin wifi driver as it is not working properly
    Just leave the built-in wifi adapter disabled (it's probably an mobo on-board chip so there's no way of disconnecting/removing it) and use the dongle.
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