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Windows 10 Creators Update...kills my wireless ethernet!

Per the subject of my post, Windows 10 Creators Update in April prevents my system from recognizing that I have a wireless ethernet adapter connected. The Device Manager shows an orange triangle with exclamation point over the wireless adapter. Any attempt to update the driver fails. So I reverted back to the Win Anniversary update from earlier in 2017. This gives me connectivity but defaults it to a Broadcom ethernet driver instead of my Asus driver. Every attempt to change this to the Asus driver fails. But it works.
Before you ask, I'm savvy enough to have gone to the Asus website to update my drivers. I have also updated my motherboard drivers and flashed the bios as well. Here are my specs, I hope someone here can help me update WITH ethernet recognizable after the update (being able to use the ASUS driver would be a bonus).
Win10 Pro 64bit
Asus Sabertooth 990FX r3.0
AMD FX8350 4.01GHz
ASUS Wi-Fi PCI Express Adapter (PCE-AC56)
Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 (boot)
Crucial MX300 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 (2280) Internal SSD
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Corsair 600T Case
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

Thanks everyone!

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Re: WiFi

Tell Windows update to never update drivers. Then run this April update again.
Since you have Windows 10 pro, that setting can be changed in the Group Policy Editor. Google if needed or ask more details here.

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Disabled driver updates

Thanks. I've set this policy to not update in the future. I'll attempt Win 10 Creator's Update next. Hopefully it won't force a policy change and hose my connection again.
One thing I did notice is that the Asus connection manager software cycles a disconnect/reconnect command somehow. It's broken. I just won't use it. Windows manages the connection just fine.

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Well first of all wireless and ethernet are not the same.

Wireless uses a wireless card and ethernet is a wired connection. I would delete the wifi in the device manager. Then go to the menu and search for new hardware. It should find the card and install the driver.

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Thanks!

It's all in the ether to me...Wink

I have tried this fix several times. Unfortunately, Windows keeps forcing the Broadcom driver on me. Even if I direct it to use the Asus driver, it still defaults to the Broadcom after failing the Asus driver install.

Thanks for your help!

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