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Problem with my new WiFI Adapter

  1. #1


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Problem with my new WiFI Adapter


    Hi all!! I am new here... Today I bought the intel centrino advance N6235 wireless card for my laptop. I have installed all drivers from intel, but only bluetooth works. Wifi doesn't recognized from the system, like i have no wifi adapter connected. What i can do??

    Thanks for your answers.

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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    doesn't the laptop have a built in wireless card -- sometimes they don't have LAN ports but I'm sure any laptop (inc cheap netbooks) have had wireless cards already FOR AGES as standard -- at least 10 - 12 years -- just ensure it's enabled.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Simos805 View Post
    Hi all!! I am new here... Today I bought the intel centrino advance N6235 wireless card for my laptop. I have installed all drivers from intel, but only bluetooth works. Wifi doesn't recognized from the system, like i have no wifi adapter connected. What i can do??

    Thanks for your answers.
    I'm sure the Op just wanted to upgrade the internal NIC to improve performance as this NIC has 300Mbps and dual band capability.

    Unfortunately people who install this NIC are having the same problem getting the wireless to work with Windows 8, the Bluetooth is working but not the wireless, it's most likely a driver problem but I'll look around for a solution.

    The problem could be with the Intel Pro set connection utility "connection software' which isn't required and tends to can sometimes cause problems but the latest drivers from Intel should work.

    Cannot identify wifi intel centrino advanced-n 6235 in windows 8

    I would think the Intel site would have the latest drivers for this. Try the latest ones dated 7-23-13.
    It may work best to uninstall the old drivers beforehand.
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...dvanced-N+6235
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  4. #4


    Athens, Greece
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Simos805 View Post
    Hi all!! I am new here... Today I bought the intel centrino advance N6235 wireless card for my laptop. I have installed all drivers from intel, but only bluetooth works. Wifi doesn't recognized from the system, like i have no wifi adapter connected. What i can do??

    Thanks for your answers.
    I'm sure the Op just wanted to upgrade the internal NIC to improve performance as this NIC has 300Mbps and dual band capability.

    Unfortunately people who install this NIC are having the same problem getting the wireless to work with Windows 8, the Bluetooth is working but not the wireless, it's most likely a driver problem but I'll look around for a solution.

    The problem could be with the Intel Pro set connection utility "connection software' which isn't required and tends to can sometimes cause problems but the latest drivers from Intel should work.

    Cannot identify wifi intel centrino advanced-n 6235 in windows 8

    I would think the Intel site would have the latest drivers for this. Try the latest ones dated 7-23-13.
    It may work best to uninstall the old drivers beforehand.
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...dvanced-N+6235
    Hi! Yes I bougth this network card to have full HD streaming with 300mbps speed, dual band and bluetooth 4.0 technology. I have downloaded and installed this drivers you say, today, dated 7-23-13 but doesn't work. But on intel's site says that is compatible with windows 8. Please help me!!
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  5. #5


    Dallas, TX
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    I've got the opposite issue with the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 a/b/g/n WiFi + Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless N Combo Card. My Wi-Fi works great, but I'm not seeing any Bluetooth options under Settings>Change PC Settings>PC and devices or Settings>Change PC Settings>Network. My BIOS is on the latest F.29 version (there are no additional settings for bluetooth there). I checked the device manager and no missing driver appears; there's absolutely no mention of bluetooth there either. Can anyone help shed some light on this?
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  6. #6


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


    Some manufacturers incorporate a white list in their BIOS. IF your replacement part is not on the white list the BIOS will not initialize it or use it. I don't know if this is your problem, just want you to be aware of it. I updated the WIFI card in my ASUS laptop to a dual band card. I uninstalled the old adapter in device manger and checked the delete drivers option. Then swapped cards and let Windows install the newest drivers for the new card.
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  7. #7


    Dallas, TX
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Thanks for the response. I believe this card is approved for the board. I'd done some research before purchasing it. I will, however, try uninstalling and swapping the cards again. Thanks.
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