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Offline hayc59

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #60 on: April 23, 2020, 01:25:30 AM »
thank you C...what a hard ride that was!
I want to thank everyone here that stepped up for me and gave advise...your all very special
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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2020, 10:33:20 PM »
OK Part two of my story
Just fired up the laptop and the WiFi button on the keyboard is back to a bright white instead of orange
I have the USB WiFi adulator plugged in and have connection real good

A- should i unplug it and see if i can get WiFi or just leave well enough alone

Computers are such a dang weird thingman

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2020, 12:40:56 AM »
You can always plug it back in if the Wi-Fi doesn't work, G.  Give it a shot and let us know how it works out.


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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2020, 01:42:43 PM »
Does Windows see the wifi adapter in Device Manager now?
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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #64 on: April 27, 2020, 04:31:01 PM »
Winchester, by golly it does and I sure would like to know what the hell
happened this is just to friggin strange

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2020, 07:49:51 PM »

I have the USB WiFi adulator plugged in and have connection real good


No clue what an 'adulator' is ... but to confirm, you have wifi connection with the 'adulator' unplugged?  If so, you have the "new paper weight" you referred to back on page 3.  On the same page (and going forward) there were multiple suggestions to fix the problem without introducing a new variable.  Don't fully understand what you did and didn't do, so hard to say why your wifi card is working again.

It sounds to me like you restarted the computer without any effect, but now you’ve done a hard boot via the power switch, and that ran a POST (Power-On Self-Test), which allowed Windows to recognize and repair the issue.  A hard boot can resolve many issues.
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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2020, 09:25:11 PM »
"Just fired up the laptop and the WiFi button on the keyboard is back to a bright white instead of orange"

Believe the wifi card was turned off (orange light), and so Windows did exactly what it was supposed to do, remove the device given it is no longer active ('installed'). When the card was turned on (white light), Windows added the device back and starting using it. This is like unplugging and plugging in a USB device, except it's a keyboard combination that does this rather than physically removing/inserting anything.

Why did it get switched off, and how did it get switched back on? No idea. Maybe the wifi card was loose and now is back in the slot properly (whether it's 'loose' loose, or thermal expansion/contraction over time has slightly unseated it and it just needed to be reseated, or bumped just right, or ...), maybe there's a 'helper' app on the system (the internet suggests it could be called "Mobility Center") that can also flip the card on and off (maybe it has some automatic trigger that says turn the card off if...) and that option in the app was switched to on, the internet suggests [Fn] + [F12] as the key combination to flip wifi off and on (and it may also control Bluetooth), so maybe that was done, maybe ....... pure guessing.

Regardless, glad it's working.

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2020, 10:43:50 PM »
Okay, maybe I am confused here.  I am reading that hayc59 has his usb wifi plugged in and has a good connection.  So when Winchester73 asks, "Does Windows see the wifi adapter in Device Manager now?", isn't what shows up in Device Manager going to be directly related to the usb wifi and NOT to the original wifi card?

To say and ask it a different way, hayc599, when you answered Winchester73's question with "by golly it does" did you unplug the usb wifi first as Corrine suggested?  Or did you answer Winchester73's question with the usb wifi plugged in?

Hayc59 if you unplugged the usb wifi, then while it was unplugged were you able to operate normally as you did before all of these problems arose?  Or does it operate now only with the usb wifi plugged in?

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2020, 03:42:10 AM »
Right now the wifi usb adapter is unplugged and working fine
I cannot tell you why its all good now but I am not complaining   
this is whats listed in device manager
Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adaptor

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2020, 12:18:55 PM »
Under Device Manager, the Network Adapters button should list your LAN Network Adapter (allows Internet connection while plugged into the modem/router via ethernet cable), your Wireless Network Adapter (Ralink RT5390), and also the usb adapter driver (when plugged in) ... yes?

Right now the wifi usb adapter is unplugged and working fine

I presume you didn't mean the usb adapter was working fine while unplugged, but rather that you had wifi connection with it unplugged.
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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2020, 04:37:14 PM »
Winchester, all is there in device mg. and yes i meant without the usb wifi adt. i am running smooth!!


edit....the usb driver is not there because its unplugged
tested it when plugged in and yes it shows up in the device manager

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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2020, 05:19:18 PM »
Carry on  :)
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Re: NEED Help last Micro soft update took my wifi away!!
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2020, 05:42:23 PM »
Carry on  :)

Right on and thank YOU for all your help W

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