WiFi Driver no longer provided by HP

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  1. Keith Kayrungrang

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    Hello there, I have an HP Pavilion DV6-6C35DX. I did a clean install of Windows 7 (64-bit), then tried downloaded the drivers from HP's site. All the drivers worked except for the WiFi driver. I tried upgrading to Windows 10 to see if it would auto update but WiFi still wasn't working.

    I was told from HP: "Your machine uses Realtek 8188GN PCIe Half MiniCard (HMC) WiFi adapter - 802.11b/g/n 1x1and driver support ended with Windows 8"

    Apparently I am unable to have WiFi on my laptop because of this... I was referred to a site to purchase a wireless adapter instead....

    Can anyone point me to a working WiFi driver? Or am I seriously completely out of luck?
     
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    Hi kemical. I tried installing the driver that was in thread you sent me, but the Wifi still isn't working. However, I will try to run a hardware diagnostic to make sure it isn't a hardware issue. Will keep you updated. Thank you!!
     
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    Keith have you tried using compatibility mode?
     
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    You're idea of trying to use a plug-in usb Wi-Fi adapter could be your best solution.:lightbulb: for $50 US you can get a good one, and the nice thing about that solution is that the Wi-Fi adapter makers do a good job of reverse engineering their drivers to work with older hardware such as W7/W8x or even Vista/XP. :up::peace: Here's a Post I just did on fixing Wi-Fi on a laptop which also applies to your situation with a desktop too. Here's the link: Windows 7 new install

    What's cool about this solution, is that you don't have to replace your PC with a brand new W10 PC or laptop, just buy a $50 adapter to solve the problem! The usb adapter guys have solved your problem for you. This works about 98% of the time for me.

    Best of luck!:encouragement:
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    #6 Keith Kayrungrang, May 17, 2017
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    Sorry Keith the screenshots didn't turn out so good. Why not upload them to Mega or something similar?
     
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    I uploaded them to photobucket, and I'm trying several URL's but I can't seem to figure out which one is the correct one..
     
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    Nevermind, figured it out, and revised my previous posting!
     
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    Basically all it means is that the adapter couldn't be found. This might well be down to the fact your missing the driver.

    The adapter worked fine under vista i take it?

    Are you still running windows vista?
     
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    Hey,
    I did a little more searching and found drivers for your model and for Windows 7/8:

    Windows 8
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    Windows 7
    win7.JPG

    Check each of these sections for the latest driver for whichever os you decide to use. I know you already tried them but might be worth trying the windows 8 wireless again. Make sure you disable any security as my network driver hates security and won't install properly. Also please right click and install as admin.
     

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