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(Solved) - Wireless Card Troubles

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I have a TP-LINK TL-WN951N (Revision 1.1) wireless card. I've had it since I think April of last year.

Now to the problem. It was working good until I did I clean install a few days ago. Now once the drivers have been installed for it, there is a yellow triangle next to the card in Device Manager. When I open the properties of the card it displays "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" under Device Status.
I have tried the drivers on the disc that came with it, the most recent downloaded from the TP-LINK website and even the drivers that Windows has built in for the chipset this card contains. Nothing is working.

I do not have an image or backup to go back to, I thought I had one on my external but it was the one for my laptop. I did not realize this until my desktop as already formatted. (I know shame on me)

I really need to get this working as fast as I can because I do a majority of my school work on it. I can do it on my laptop but it is much easier on the desktop.

Anyone have an idea as to what is going on?

Computer is running Windows 7 SP1 x64
MB: ASUS M4A785-M

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GuiltySpark
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Try removing the card and re-seating it.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I have done that a few times. Tried a different PCI port as well.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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May be the Hardware is faulty ???

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I'm starting to think so. I've tried everything I know to get it working.

I forgot to say this in the first post but my internet speed was starting to get really slow no matter the location in my room. And resetting the router would help for about 5-10 mins.

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GuiltySpark
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If you have a test machine handy it could be worth trying to install on that, if its the same problem then having (you) tried everything else my thought would be faulty h/w.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Unfortunately I do not have a test machine (I wish I did though).

I'm gonna link my laptop up to it so that I have at least slow-ish internet on it.

Side note: I know its the wireless card that is causing the problem not my router because the other 10+ devices on the network are connecting just fine.

Thanks for your suggestions GS! :)

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Lighthouse
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Can you connect the desktop to the laptop (ethernet cable), and access the net that way ?

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Yes. I will be able to do that until I get a new card.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Well it's a stopgap. And cards are cheap enough.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Yeah I just have to wait a week or two until I have money to buy it.

It'll work for now.

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Xhi
Xhi
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You can get them for the price of a Hamburger and a shake. $9.99 US and up. I've used a lot of the 9.99 versions without problem.

Skip a meal.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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I'm going to look around a little bit before I decide on the one I'm going to get.

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Xhi
Xhi
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So many choices, so little time.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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So true! But when your parents are buying it, a little time can be taken :)

I have my laptop plugged in so I will have internet on my desktop until I get my new wireless card.

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