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USB 2.0 WLAN

By LiamD
Mar 5, 2013
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  1. Hi
    I have just put together my own PC for the first time and im having a problem connecting to the internet because when ever I connect my wireless connector the instillation fails, when I go to find out the problem it says I haven't got the drivers and and wont update them to be able to install my wire connector.

    any help would be great thanks.
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    You need to find the motherboard LAN drivers and install those first.
     
  3. LiamD

    LiamD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did but I uninstalled it and re-installed it and still nothing
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +965

    Dont download them from the OEMs site, download them from intel. What motherboard do you have?
     
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Did you follow directions and restart?
     
  6. LiamD

    LiamD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry for the late reply but cant use internet on my pc so got to use other peoples.
    yes I did restart and my motherboard is ASRock 990FX Extreme3
     
  7. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,137   +188

    ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Windows 8 64-bit Broadcom Lan driver ver:15.4.4.1
    ftp://174.142.97.10/drivers/All/Aud..._Win7-64_Win7_Vista64_Vista_XP64_XP(6728).zip

    ASRock Extreme3 Windows 8 64-bit Drivers
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Download&os=Win864&Model=990FX

    ASRock 990FX Extreme3 Driver Page
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Download&Model=990FX

    Also, some usb wlan have installer cd (mine does!).
    you need to install the associated wlan program first before inserting the usb wlan.
     
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +965

    Dont get drivers from Asrock, get them from the 3rd party manufacturer.
     
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,137   +188

  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +965

  11. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Some times getting third party drives is not the best thing to do. Using his boards drivers ,Then updating . Most of the times works out better. If you have just built a system. This way you get it up and running and have a better chance of finding your updates. Plus then you know what drivers you are looking for.
     
  12. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +965

    Oh after a fresh build I get them from the site, they are usually more up to date. I have no issues.
     
  13. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    I have no issue either, I was just saying sometimes If you are new at building a computer, This is a easier way to do it. Plus then you will know the hardware in your computer.
     
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +965

    True, the generic drivers sometimes dont tell the right model, or dont even show it.
     
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  15. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    (y)
     
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  16. LiamD

    LiamD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried the 3 links you sent misor and 2 of them didnt work. and my network adapter is called broadcom netlink (tm) gigabit ethernet
     

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