I am running Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit on a Dell Inspirion 530 with a Pentium Dual Core E5400. I installed an Asus PCE-N15 wireless card and the driver, but the card does not appear in device manager. The icon in my notification area says "Disable Hardware and No Link". Any suggestions?
When I installed a netgear card it disabled my sound card...possible motherboard issue?? With experimentation involving asus and netgear cards and dell and emachines desktops I believe neither card is compatible with 8.1 x 64 or 32 bit (due to lack of software and drivers). I did find working windows 8 drivers for an old netgear n150 (wna1000m) micro usb wireless adapter. I'm currently using it plugged into the front of my case.
Thanks, and hopefully this thread will help someone else in the future.