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Wifi not showing up on PC after power outage

by Fendercuber / January 21, 2016 7:28 PM PST

My computer does not show any wifi at all. I tried everything i even replaced the pci express wireless card with a new one and it is still not working.

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Clarification Request
Is it working elsewhere?
by MockingJay2015 / January 28, 2016 12:17 AM PST

Maybe this is a stupid question, but is the wireless working with other devices still? With your phone or other computers and devices? If it works, then obviously this is not the case, but power outages can sometimes damage your router.

If it's just the PC, then my first idea would be that that wifi is turned off in the computer settings or that Windows is in Airplane mode, as was already suggested.

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There's very little about the PC here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2016 8:00 AM PST

But how else do you test your PC hardware? Here I use Live Bootable Linux DVD/USB to see if the hardware has an issue.

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More about the PC
by Fendercuber / January 22, 2016 10:16 AM PST

I have tried reinstalling the drivers, doing things in bios, and replacing the wifi card. But nothing has worked and wifi still won't show up on my computer even in settings.

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That's not much more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2016 10:25 AM PST
In reply to: More about the PC

It could be a missing motherboard driver or WiFi is off, Windows is in Airplane mode but here it's up to you to tell all. I don't see make and model so I can't write "Try Fn+F5 to exit/enter Airplane Mode" or ask "Did you install SP12883.exe from this link?"

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by Fendercuber / January 23, 2016 7:40 AM PST
In reply to: That's not much more.

I already reinstalled all of the drivers

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Then we have to move to bad hardware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2016 8:16 AM PST
In reply to: Drivers

Just so folk know, why can't the machine's make, model and such not be shared?

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Machine Hardware
by Fendercuber / January 27, 2016 4:22 PM PST

I built this PC so there is no manufacturer or make. But I will tell you that I replaced the wifi adapter and nothing changed, It still says that wireless service is not running on this computer.

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Re: wireless service
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 28, 2016 12:57 AM PST
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That's new information. What happens if you start it?

The help of the WLAN Autoconfig service (that's how it's called in Windows 7) ends with "We recommend to run the WLANSVC service if your computer has a WLAN-adapter." That's certainly a good advice.


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WLAN Autoconfig
by Fendercuber / January 28, 2016 3:51 PM PST
In reply to: Re: wireless service

Thanks for the response. But I am runnning Windows 10 not Windows 7.

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Hmm, looks to be the same service in 10.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2016 4:51 PM PST
In reply to: WLAN Autoconfig

And back to the hardware. You built it so you know what it's made of.

There are a lot of new folk completely unaware of drivers. They'll use Microsoft's Driver Update button and tell us it didn't work. That button rarely does work.

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