Updating wireless adaptor
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Next I installed a new version from Win 10 store and everything works great! In device manager you can also check if the driver is disabled or not.
You can open Device manager by following these steps, or you can search for in the search bar from the Start Menu. No connection options listed except Broadband and dial-up (what year is this?? I saw that a Windows Update had been installed this morning, about the time that the wifi crapped out.
I just bought one of the wireless usb adapters to use on my switch and pc, so I figured it'd be best to make sure the firmware was updated before doing anything.
When I plug in the adapter to my pc, it makes the sound like it connected, but then immediately makes the disconnect sound.
However the articles out there suggest registry editing: Windows 10 looses wifi after upgrade Start CMD as an admin reboot and wifi should be back.
I use a cheap usb extension cable that I got from Big Lots for like 2$.The drivers are the latest from the Linksys website.I had similar situation where the network drivers and the hardware were fine (Device Manager listed all network adapters and Linux used the network just fine, but there was no network in Windows 10 and no Network Connections in network settings).The firmware updater doesn't recognize it being plugged in either.What's weird is it makes the disconnect sound again when I unplug it. Anyone have any idea on how I can update this thing?
My guess is that I had Cisco Any Connect VPN installed in Windows 8.1 and then upgraded to Windows 10 where it all got messed up.