Wireless network adapter not showing up

I recently built a computer and am having trouble with the wireless network adapter. I bought a TP-LINK TL-WN321G IEEE 802.11b/g. When I plug the adapter into my laptop, it lights up and my computer recognizes it. In my new desktop build, however, it doesn't.

I have installed the drivers and the TP-Link Wireless utility. I have also installed the motherboard drivers.

I also noticed that sometimes when I have the adapter plugged in and I boot up the computer my mouse (also USB) doesn't turn on until I unplug the adapter. Any idea why this is happening?

My motherboard is the ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55.

EDIT: My operating system is Windows 7 Home 64 Bit.
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  1. Your Wireless adapter might only be capable for laptops? Because i bought one that was only capable to Desktop Pc's....
  2. For desktops, I would prefer to get a PCI WLAN Card.
    I am using Linksys WMP600N under Win 7 pro x64.
  3. badger_wood said:
    I recently built a computer and am having trouble with the wireless network adapter. I bought a TP-LINK TL-WN321G IEEE 802.11b/g. When I plug the adapter into my laptop, it lights up and my computer recognizes it. In my new desktop build, however, it doesn't.

    I have installed the drivers and the TP-Link Wireless utility. I have also installed the motherboard drivers.

    I also noticed that sometimes when I have the adapter plugged in and I boot up the computer my mouse (also USB) doesn't turn on until I unplug the adapter. Any idea why this is happening?

    My motherboard is the ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55.

    EDIT: My operating system is Windows 7 Home 64 Bit.


    check this out
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1658772
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