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(Solved) - Wireless Adaptor not working

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  • Started 1 year ago by cas34
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cas34
cas34
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Not sure if this is relevant but in Network and Sharing Center under the Sharing and Discovery heading it says that Network Discovery is off and when I try and turn it on nothing happens.

edit - I'm doing it wireless

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Check in Device Manager again and see if you still have a problem with the wireless driver.

If so you will have to download the wireless driver, which is probably a Realtek driver but don't know your model number so can't check it.

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cas34
cas34
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In device manager there is now a heading "Network Adapters" and under that heading I see SiS191 Ethernet Controller. Is there something still missing?

I also done a scan for hardware changes.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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What is the model number of your Advent ?

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cas34
cas34
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5421

https://www.adventcomputers.co.uk/

I downloaded the drivers from here:

https://www.adventcomputers.co.uk/product-downloads

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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If it's this one : http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/5421.htm

You may need the Realtek RTL8187B Wireless LAN driver but as it states in the **

**The wireless is enabled on this laptop by pressing the function (Fn) key and F10 key at the same time. Note that the wireless needs to be turned on every time the computer is restarted.

Edit : it may be this WLAN driver http://download.gericom.com/NO.....0si/Vista/

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cas34
cas34
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Thanks very much for the help. I have downloaded the driver you mentioned above and shall try and try it out tomorrow as I need to go to bed now as my daughter is usually up at 6am :S

Goodnight and I shall be sure to post back with how I got on.

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cas34
cas34
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Sorry for the delay. I installed the drivers recommended above but after doing so it says no Realtek RTL8187B found. Any further suggestions, please keep in mind that I am a noob when it comes to these things so the more detail the better :)

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cas34
cas34
Posts: 361

Finally got it :)

After I installed the chipset driver and turned on the wireless using Fn + F10, the wireless adapter showed up in device manager and I now have a wireless connection.

I would just like to thank you both for your help as I doubt I would have resolved this issue without your help :)

No doubt I will be back seeking more help soon as I am about to attempt to set up a home network using my new router.

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GuiltySpark
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Nice one :)

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