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angerrro

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Just got a brand-new desktop. Unfortunately, I will not be able to use an ethernet cable BUT I have a USB network adapter. I know for sure that it works (I've used it on my laptop). The network adapter seems to have installed properly; I am able to pull up "Available Networks". However, when I try to connect to my home Wi-Fi and put in my password, it always says "connecting to the network is taking longer than usual" and then never connects. Multiple other devices in the house (smartphones, laptops, desktops) are all connecting to our network with no problems.

I've tried all of the Windows troubleshooters and wizards --- didn't help.

I've tried changing the wireless network channel from 6 to 8 --- didn't help.

I've tried netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit in the command prompt --- didn't help.

It now shows that it has "limited" connection...but I cannot pull anything up in the browser. What the troubleshooter is telling me now is: "Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP configuration".

Not quite sure what this means... somebody please help!!! I've been waiting a long time to get a new computer and connecting to the internet is kind of a big part of me utilizing it!! Please and thank you!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

my2cents

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Can you provide your PC and wifi adapter specs please?

I know you are using a desktop but here is an ipcofig /all dump of my laptop. Since many of the attributes should be similar, see if you can find any differences between your setting and mine:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9431]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ESR9850V2

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-3F-9D-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ESR9850V2
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ralink RT3090 802.11n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 38-59-F9-3F-9D-0C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f5d6:2893:b2d7:10cf%5(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, September 13, 2013 7:25:40 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 14, 2023 6:56:54 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 137910777
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-B9-46-64-F0-DE-F1-74-A3-D1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-DE-F1-74-A3-D1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.ESR9850V2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ESR9850V2
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:953c:cb0:7f:3f57:ff99(Preferr
ed)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cb0:7f:3f57:ff99%3(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 318767104
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-B9-46-64-F0-DE-F1-74-A3-D1

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Windows\system32>
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

angerrro

New Member
Can you provide your PC and wifi adapter specs please?

I know you are using a desktop but here is an ipcofig /all dump of my laptop. Since many of the attributes should be similar, see if you can find any differences between your setting and mine

Sure. I am using an iBUYPOWER computer with a 3.8GHz AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-core Processor. I'm using a Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster (model# WUSB54GSC ver.2)

This is what ipconfig/all shows me:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

Shadowjk

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Can you provide your PC and wifi adapter specs please?

I know you are using a desktop but here is an ipcofig /all dump of my laptop. Since many of the attributes should be similar, see if you can find any differences between your setting and mine

Sure. I am using an iBUYPOWER computer with a 3.8GHz AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-core Processor. I'm using a Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster (model# WUSB54GSC ver.2)

This is what ipconfig/all shows me:

169.254.xxx.xxx is an autoconfiguration IPv4 address. Can you please temporarily disable any anti-virus and firewall applications and then test connectivity as these could be the cause.

Also can you please boot the machine into safe mode with networking and test connectivity to remove the possibility of a third party application being the cause.

Follow this tutorial (OPTION THREE ONLY) - http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2757-safe-mode-start-windows-8-a.html

Note   Note
Please replace all references of 'Safe Mode' with 'Safe Mode with Networking'


Please post back your results,

Josh :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
    PSU
    750W PSU
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Keyboard
    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S ATA Device

angerrro

New Member
169.254.xxx.xxx is an autoconfiguration IPv4 address. Can you please temporarily disable any anti-virus and firewall applications and then test connectivity as these could be the cause.

Also can you please boot the machine into safe mode with networking and test connectivity to remove the possibility of a third party application being the cause.

Follow this tutorial (OPTION THREE ONLY) - http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2757-safe-mode-start-windows-8-a.html

Note   Note
Please replace all references of 'Safe Mode' with 'Safe Mode with Networking'


Please post back your results,

Josh :)

Josh, I don't have any antivirus installed yet; the computer is completely clean. All I have installed is Google Chrome...are there any firewall applications I may not know about part of Chrome?

Also, I booted into Safe Mode with Networking and plugged in my Wireless Adapter. When I was in Normal Mode, plugging in the wireless adapter changed the ethernet connection with an X on it into a limited wifi icon. In Safe Mode, the wifi icon never showed up...but when I clicked the ethernet connection icon it still pulled up available wireless networks. I tried connecting to my home network but no luck.

Booted back into Normal Mode and ran the troubleshooter again. Now it's telling me "The DNS server isn't responding". Last night it was telling me "Wi-Fi does not have a valid IP configuration".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

Shadowjk

Network Enthusiast
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What is the exact make/model of the USB wireless adapter? This issue does seem to indicate to a driver issue however it could be a setting on your router. Do you know what authentication type your router is using? WEP, WPA2? AES or TKIP?

Windows 8 does have issues with older wireless standards.

If your machine is a clean install then you should only have Windows Firewall and Defender active. These should not mess with connectivity so I am confident they aren't the issue

If you can post a new ipconfig /all I can see if the IP configuration has changed at all...

Many Thanks,
Josh :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
    PSU
    750W PSU
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Keyboard
    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S ATA Device

angerrro

New Member
What is the exact make/model of the USB wireless adapter? This issue does seem to indicate to a driver issue however it could be a setting on your router. Do you know what authentication type your router is using? WEP, WPA2? AES or TKIP?

Windows 8 does have issues with older wireless standards.

If your machine is a clean install then you should only have Windows Firewall and Defender active. These should not mess with connectivity so I am confident they aren't the issue

If you can post a new ipconfig /all I can see if the IP configuration has changed at all...

Many Thanks,
Josh :)

I'm using a Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster (model# WUSB54GSC ver.2)

I set my router to WPA2-PSK (AES)

New ipconfig/all:




 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

Shadowjk

Network Enthusiast
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Power User
Still an invalid IP address :(. Checked their website for appropriate drivers and it appears to have no drivers for vista, 7 or 8. When trying on a different machine, what was the OS of that machine? Also how did you install the current driver?

To remove any possibilities of the firewall being the issue can you follow this tutorial to temporarily disable the firewall. Once done please reboot the machine and test connectivity

Article

Are you able to test connectivity on a different wireless network? Possibly a friend or relatives? Neighbors? This can greatly help us determine if your router is the cause or if it is indeed a driver issue

Many Thanks,
Josh :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
    PSU
    750W PSU
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Keyboard
    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S ATA Device

angerrro

New Member
I've used the adapter before with my Windows 7 laptop at my friend's house (something about my laptop's wireless adapter and my friend's wireless network did not work together). I Google'd a driver on my laptop, put it on USB, and moved it to my new desktop. Unfortunately, I think the driver was for Windows 7. Can't seem to find one for Windows 8.

Just tried again with Windows Firewalls off, still didn't work.

One more thing. I had a friend over yesterday who had a pretty new Windows 8 laptop. She pulled up my wireless network, put in the password, and had the same problem I'm having now. We couldn't get it to work but her laptop had a function to connect by pressing a button on the router. Unfortunately, there's no such function for my desktop...but this kind of leads me to believe that the problem may have more to do with the router, since the wireless adapter on her laptop has been working fine elsewhere. Well it could be that or insufficient drivers or both :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

Shadowjk

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What is the make/model of the router? The information in your post above leads me to suspect that you will probably need a firmware upgrade in order to fully support Windows 8. Especially if it has affected other Windows 8 machines. This is a common issue that pops up quite bit from users and router manufacturers have been releasing updates in order to fix this.

I highly doubt it would be a driver issue for both however I cannot comment for your network adapter. Typically Windows 7 drivers are supported for Windows 8 but they aren't perfect.

Josh :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
    PSU
    750W PSU
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Keyboard
    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S ATA Device

angerrro

New Member
What is the make/model of the router? The information in your post above leads me to suspect that you will probably need a firmware upgrade in order to fully support Windows 8. Especially if it has affected other Windows 8 machines. This is a common issue that pops up quite bit from users and router manufacturers have been releasing updates in order to fix this.

I highly doubt it would be a driver issue for both however I cannot comment for your network adapter. Typically Windows 7 drivers are supported for Windows 8 but they aren't perfect.

Josh :)

I use a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router model# WNDR3400

Yeah I've been reading a lot of other posts about Wi-Fi troubles after upgrading to Windows 8. I actually upgraded my router's firmware to the latest version last night. Did not resolve the issue.

At this point the main two things we're considering is the router and the wireless adapter, is that correct? Kinda sucks there are two variables, so it's hard to identify/resolve the problem. I could go out and buy a new wireless adapter (the one I'm using right now is borrowed), but that may not even resolve the issue. Are there any other factors that may be involved here?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

Shadowjk

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Correct, after upgrading the firmware have you been able to test on any other Windows 8 machines via wireless?

If there was a driver available then that could help us narrow it down. I am certain that it is not an application at all so please feel free to enable the firewall again.

I'll see if I can get someone to review this and get their opinion on the situation ;)

Josh :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
    PSU
    750W PSU
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Keyboard
    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S ATA Device

angerrro

New Member
Yeah Windows firewall probably isn't the problem; I've turned it back on now.

Thanks for your help, Josh. I wish Windows 8 didn't make this so much harder than it should be :rolleyes: hopefully someone knows what the problem is here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

Shadowjk

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No worries, normally this is caused by a software issue however your issue is definitely unique. You should receive a response within 24 hours. If not I will try and continue with this and look into other possible causes.

Josh
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H67MP-S/-V/H67MP (CPU 1)
    Memory
    8.0GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (2GBx4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SMB1930NW + AOC 2243W
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 + 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    977GB Seagate ST31000524AS ATA Device (SATA)
    250GB WD iSCSI attached drive
    PSU
    750W PSU
    Case
    Novatech Night
    Keyboard
    Dell Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    R.A.T 7 Gaming Mouse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD RW AD-5260S ATA Device

chev65

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The mini USB adaptor is a bit of a relic there chief and driver support is dismal for that one. That is the most likely problem here.

I'd say the easy fix is to use a more up to date USB adaptor.

There are much faster wireless N versions and so inexpensive from Amazon.

Most people are unaware that by updating all of the older wireless G client/devices then you could also run the much faster 802.11n Only setting on the router, this is the only way to achieve true wireless n speeds. :dinesh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

angerrro

New Member
Yes I'm planning on purchasing a new one anyway, but how can I be sure that the new adapter I purchase will be compatible with Windows 8? Sorry I don't know much about wireless adapters, but I did read that N Series ones are the fastest. Are you just suggesting I purchase a more recent model?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

angerrro

New Member
Guys, I bought a more up-to-date wireless adapter that says "supports windows 8" on the box. I installed it and have successfully connected to my wireless network!

I guess something about Windows 8 just wasn't compatible with the older wireless adapter..it's not that old so I don't know why. Windows 8 has been out long enough..I hope I won't be facing more incompatibility issues anytime soon!

Anyhow, thanks for all the help guys! Really meant a lot
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/Gamer Power NE615FX
    CPU
    3.8 GHz AMD FX(tm) 4300 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3, mATX
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SATA II

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