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Wireless adapter is "Enabled" but not working

  1. #1


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    Win 8.1

    Wireless adapter is "Enabled" but not working


    I plugged in Alfa AWUS036H adapter and Win 8.1 found drivers and installed it. But It is not working.
    Below you can see how it looks and my Device Manager. It just says it is "Enabled" and that's it.
    It already happened on Win 7 and I had to reinstall windows, but I wouldn't like to do it here
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    Why do you keep installing them over and over, it is obvious that the Realtek is online, with great signal strength. You don't say what kind of device you are using or what you are trying to do with multiple wifi adapters. Do you have multiple routers, a G and a dual band? I'm not sure if you are a person or a poorly written bot program at this point...guess I should call a psychic...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Why do you keep installing them over and over, it is obvious that the Realtek is online, with great signal strength. You don't say what kind of device you are using or what you are trying to do with multiple wifi adapters. Do you have multiple routers, a G and a dual band? I'm not sure if you are a person or a poorly written bot program at this point...guess I should call a psychic...
    I'm not installing them over and over.
    This external wireless device has antenna and I want to use it.
    I'm real human being made of flesh and bones.
    Please don't be rude.
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  4. #4


    Try disabling all other WiFi connections, windows let you use only one at a time to connect to internet.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1


    That's not it. I managed to have multiple adapters enabled and they worked
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by dadili View Post
    That's not it. I managed to have multiple adapters enabled and they worked
    Adapter enabled and actually connected to internet are two different things.
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Wireless adapter is "Enabled" but not working
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