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Please help wireless network problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Build 9800

    Please help wireless network problem


    Hello, I just upgraded from Win7 64x to Win 8 pro Build 9800 x64 last night and ever since I cannot connect or even see any wireless networks listed. Nor is my wireless network adapter show up anywhere including the device manager. The device manager shows two unknown devices here are the descriptions it shows: 1) Network Controller Unknown manufacturer Location PCI bus4 device 1 function 0 Status The drivers for this device are not installed.
    2) Unknown device Unknown manufacturer Location on Intel(r) 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Controller - 27B8. I have tried downloading drivers, I have been using the ones from these links. Btw my wireless card is a TRENDnet TEW-643PI.

    TRENDnet | Downloads | Wireless | TEW-643PI
    and
    ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5KPL-CM

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  2. #2


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    This article might help. Searching on "wireless network adapter Windows 8 connect" might help. And, you should be able to buy a new one that is compatible with Win8 for not many dollars.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Build 9800


    didnt help Ive already tried that.
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    Tampa Bay
    Posts : 63
    MS Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with WMC
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    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by rogersdr01 View Post
    didnt help Ive already tried that.
    Your are welcome.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro Build 9800


    abseh1 yes i have thank you though, thats the same link I have in my first post except for some reason the link title way automatically changed.
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  7. #7


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It sucks but you may be better off just buying a new (Windows 8 compatible) wireless card. You could also try reseating the card in it's slot, or even moving it to a different slot on the motherboard. Windows may redetect it and actually identify it properly. If you are trying to install a Windows 7 driver try compatibility mode and running the installer as Administrator.
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  8. #8


    Tampa Bay
    Posts : 63
    MS Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with WMC


    Give their support a land line call

    https://www.trendnet.com/store/customer_service/
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