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No wifi in win 8.1

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    No wifi in win 8.1


    Reinstalled lan driver and it is not showing in device manager. This is an acer aspire v3-371. Light doesn't come on when I toggle fn-f3 combo.

    I think there is a service that is not running or it has been deleted. The driver files seem to have installled but it doesn't show under network adapters in device manager.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Does it appear in Hidden devices? What model adapter does it have?
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    I'll look and get back to you, thanks for the speedy reply.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Lot's of recently dated drivers on the Acer site. That must be a newer model.

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    It has microsoft wi-fi direct virtual adapter and i got the model wrong. It is model 731-4446 v3.
    Downloaded driver from acer. Should i uninstall microsoft driver first?
    Last edited by sparhawk; 22 Sep 2014 at 19:13. Reason: model number added
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    Apparently I don't have the adapter as ms says to connect the hardware for the wi-fi direct virtual adapter. I am going to download driver again from acer and try to reinstall.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Shouldn't have to, see if they install.

    EDIT: I notice there are drivers for just wireless and also a combo wireless/bluetooth. You need to know which one you have.
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    I am going to install both. I am curious why the wi-fi light does not come on. It is the fourth light of the left front? Windows says the data is invalid. The dwld files show the the same size i am thinking the files are ok.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    It's not lighting up because it isn't working. Not sure I would install both. You don't know if you have bluetooth? Are you talking about your wireless or your LAN cable adapter? I'm getting a bit confused here.
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    Wireless...i will uninstall bluetooth suite.
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