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Laptop can't find network adapter after clean windows 7 install

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
November 18, 2012 6:35:24 PM


I upgraded my laptop yesterday with a new ssd and after a clean windows 7 install it can't detect the wlan adapter.
What I have already done:
- Reinstalled 3 different versions of atheros wlan drivers
- Reinstalled windows 7 again...
- screwed my laptop back open to check if there was a network card in the area... (nope)

Please help me,

thanks in advance.

Ps. I have n56v laptop and an atheros wlan adapter

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a b $ Windows 7
a b D Laptop
November 18, 2012 7:05:54 PM

Which laptop model do you have precisely? there are a few "v" versions of your laptop.
November 18, 2012 7:41:07 PM

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November 18, 2012 8:12:29 PM

danny2000 said:
did you try these drivers?

I have, sadly they didn't work for me. It gives an error message at the installation that I have to put in my network adapter. I have considered that it might be an hardware error. But I didn't touch it while installing the ssd. So I doubt thats the issue. I did use a normal w7 edition that didn't came with the laptop. But its also home premium x64.
a b $ Windows 7
a b D Laptop
November 18, 2012 9:48:18 PM

Does it show in Device Manager? any yellow splats or unknown devices?
Do you have any cd/dvd that came with the laptop?
a b $ Windows 7
a b D Laptop
November 18, 2012 9:50:13 PM

I would also first, install the "Chipset" driver from the link that I provided.

Another basic thing, are you sure that you have the wireless switch turned-on on the laptop?
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