...you installing the drivers for that particular wifi card you installed. The manufacturer of the card or the producer of the wifi chip should supply that, it doesn't come from windows.
I just recently bought a brand new system and got it all hooked up today. Extremely impressed with the parts and performance, with one exception.
It seems my wifi is using some kind of inbuilt system existing on my motherboard (Asus Z170-A). It is good that this works out of the box, but it does not have a very strong signal.
I bought a Gigabyte GC-wB867D-I Bluetooth/WiFi card to improve my signal. I got it situated in the PCI-E slot and the light blinks green, all systems go.
However, here is where the problem arises. The Gigabyte card does not show up in my adapters. It is not being recognized by the system. Instead, Intel (R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 is the only thing showing up under my WiFi Adapters.
I tried to rectify this by downloading the latest Windows 10 drivers from the Gigabyte site, which lead me to download some kind of Intel WiFi driver. I install this, and it completely disables my internet adapters. I cannot reconnect to the internet until I uninstall this driver and return to the original 'adapter' which I assume is integrated.
This is so strange! My internet works, but not as well as I would like it to. Could this be an issue with conflicting drivers in Windows 10, or maybe a conflict with my motherboard's onboard WiFi? Insight would be much appreciated!
- Integrated WiFi is okay, but not reliable
- buy Gigabyte WiFi card to strengthen signal
- Powers on, but not picked up by system
- Download drivers, they further mess up system and do not allow me to connect to the internet.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4739#dl - WiFi
https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Motherboards/Z170-A/ - Mobo