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Windows doesn't recognize correct wireless adapter

Last response: in Wireless Networking
February 22, 2013 3:58:18 AM


I've recently upgraded to windows 8 and I've been having some issues with my wireless connectivity. I've narrowed it down to an issue with the wireless adapter. Specifically, windows doesn't seem to recognize my Intel centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 and instead installed drivers for Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN. The correct driver is instead listed in "Other Devices" in the device manager.

How would I tell windows to make the switch?

February 22, 2013 4:49:53 AM

This was the first thing that I tried. I did Intel's automatic driver scan and installed the drivers, but as it is a package of drivers for various devices it installed for the wrong adapter. The correct adapter is still listed in "Other Devices." How can I change this?

February 22, 2013 5:24:41 AM

Uninstall both devices, check for the drivers you need for the other two Base System Devices, then check here and make sure you use the right version from here

Looks like there are several options to pick from, including WiMAX.

You may also want to check with the laptop vendor for drivers, support for drivers for laptops is often only supported by the laptop vendor, no matter who made the chips.