1.    20 Dec 2016 #1
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    Activate USB network adaptor


    I have bought and installed a USB network adaptor which has an aerial for better wi-fi reception. How do I tell the computer to use this one? I tried disabling the on-board adaptor but the computer then tells me no network access because there's no adaptor.

    The device manager tells me the new adaptor is installed and working properly. Help?
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  2.    21 Dec 2016 #2

    is it shown when you go into network and sharing centre in the control panel at all?
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  3.    22 Dec 2016 #3
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    Yes, it's there
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  4.    22 Dec 2016 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisbanebob View Post
    Yes, it's there
    Any red / yellow flags?

    Right click and choose properties , screenshot what it's showing.
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  5.    22 Dec 2016 #5
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    Screen shots


    I have attached a Word doc with two screen shoots. Thank you for your kind assistance - it is much appreciated.
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  6.    23 Dec 2016 #6

    Not quite what I wanted to see....this is my equivalent , from network and sharing , double click on the adapter and then choose properties from that box , I've shown my equivalent here ..

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  7.    24 Dec 2016 #7
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    Thanks for your response. I connect through wi-fi

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