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Maikeru

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Hello, I'm new to the forum and I hope that I can find an answer to my problem.

I've recently bought a Asus x550j laptop and installed Windows 7 Ultimate from an USB, it doesn't have any SP installed yet, while installing drivers with a pen drive, both GPU drivers installed, sound also - all from the asus website, but after installing the realtek lan and wlan drivers, the wlan didn't seem to activate or be recognised, in device manager it shows like 2 or 3 realtek devices one of which is PCI express family (which i asume is lan) i think and a still unknown network controller, should I check bios and see if wlan is on? i asume a new laptop would have it turned on, does windows have to recognise it and it doesn't because it has no updates yet? not sure what the problem is...

 

The last solution would be to uninstall both lan and wlan and only install lan afterwards and try to do the update?

The fn -f2 makes the wi-fi led light up but nothing shows up, I only have the no network available icon in the taskbar.

 

I would appreciate some help, i've been looking around for 2 hours but haven't remedied the situation yet.


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looking at asus, that laptop model has 4 possible wireless drivers. a realtek, a broadcomm, an Atheros, and a relink. have you tried the other drivers to see if those are it?


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