Unable to connect to network with new PCI wireless adapter.

Just moved into a mother-in-law suite apartment, so I installed a PCI wireless adapter to replace my low-gain usb dongle. It's detecting a stronger signal strength, but I'm unable to connect. There's no security enabled. Appears to be failing at association? Not sure what to do.

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 1676.10.1007.2009
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\oem55.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:21:34 AM
Section Name . . . . . . . . . : RTL819xp.ndi
Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_10ec&dev_8190&subsys_819010ec
Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9



Diagnostics Information (Wireless Connectivity)
Details about wireless connectivity diagnosis:

Information for connection being diagnosed
Interface GUID: 6dd2aa68-5671-4ab6-951b-f5ba4d24d856
Interface name: Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Interface type: Native WiFi
Profile: Discovery connection
SSID: Dallas30_EXT
SSID length: 12
Connection mode: Infra
Security: No
Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No

Connection incident diagnosed
Auto Configuration ID: 1
Connection ID: 1

Connection status summary
Connection started at: 2013-04-13 12:09:29-814
Profile match: Success
Pre-Association: Success
Association: Fail
Security and Authentication: Not started

List of visible access point(s): 0 item(s) total, 0 item(s) displayed

Connection History

Information for Auto Configuration ID 2

List of visible networks: 0 item(s) total, 0 item(s) displayed

List of preferred networks: 0 item(s)

Information for Auto Configuration ID 1

List of visible networks: 0 item(s) total, 0 item(s) displayed

List of preferred networks: 0 item(s)

Information for Connection ID 1
Connection started at: 2013-04-13 12:09:29-814
Auto Configuration ID: 1
Profile: Discovery connection
SSID: Dallas30_EXT
SSID length: 12
Connection mode: Infra
Security: No
Pre-Association and Association
Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Profile matches network requirements: Success
Pre-association status: Success
Association status: Fail 0x00038002
Association reason code: 0x00000001




Diagnostics Information (Wireless Network Adapter)
Details about wireless network adapter diagnosis:

For complete information about this session see the wireless connectivity information event.

Helper Class: Native WiFi MSM
Initialize status: Success

Information for connection being diagnosed
Interface GUID: 6dd2aa68-5671-4ab6-951b-f5ba4d24d856
Interface name: Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Interface type: Native WiFi
Profile: Discovery connection
SSID: (Unnamed Network)
SSID length: 0
Connection mode: <unknown>
Security: No
Connect even if network is not broadcasting: No

Result of diagnosis: No problem found
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  1. Have you tried rebooting her router?
  2. rolli59 said:
    Have you tried rebooting her router?


    Yes, reset and power-cycled modem, router, and extender.
  3. So if drivers are properly installed and your settings configured to automatically obtain IP address (not specific) then you might have a bad card.
  4. rolli59 said:
    So if drivers are properly installed and your settings configured to automatically obtain IP address (not specific) then you might have a bad card.


    Is there any way to confirm that without a second access point?
  5. Check your properties for protocol TCP/IP for your wireless connection.
  6. check the router wireless settings if you card mac is in the permit one to acces the network .
  7. rolli59 said:
    Check your properties for protocol TCP/IP for your wireless connection.


    I meant more along the lines of confirming if the card was bad. It is currently set to obtain the IP address automatically, yes.
  8. did you try the dongle on that network to see if it work ?
  9. Apart from checking it in a different computer we can not confirm if bad.
  10. scout_03 said:
    check the router wireless settings if you card mac is in the permit one to acces the network .


    scout_03 said:
    did you try the dongle on that network to see if it work ?


    Yes, the dongle works fine without any adjustments, it just has less signal strength.
  11. then you got the answer return the pci Wireless card for defect .
  12. Agreed.
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