Serious Intel Wifi 5100 problem

Insomnicide

New Member
Recently, my Intel Wifi 5100 has stopped working on windows. For no appearant reason, Windows decided that my Wifi card is not good enough to be read. When i open my Device Manager, my Ethernet port shows up, but the Wifi card does not. The wierd part is that the Wifi card gets read in "Splashtop" which came on my laptop. I can use Wifi on the Linux bases OS, but not windows. I've tried installing all drivers, but Windows refuses to acknowledge the presence of my card. Any clue on how to fix this?

EDIT: Specs
ASUS G51Vx
Vista HP 64bit
4GB RAM
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS G51Vx
    CPU
    Intel Centrino 2
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX260M

Smurfyy

Danny :)
Vista Guru
Hey, welcome to Vista Forums! :party::party:
Assuming the wireless card is removable, you could try re-seating the wireless card, also, you could take the card out, and boot, then shut down, and put the card back in, then boot and see if it made any difference.

If it's not removable, check to make sure any wireless switches are turned on.

Please post back with what you have tried, or even if you managed to fix the problem and how!
Hope this helps,
Daniel ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built.
    CPU
    AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core @ 4.2GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia geforce GTS240 1GB, 3GB shared memory. SLI soon.
    Sound Card
    realtek high definition audio, onboard.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19 inch widescreen monitor, DVI.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 by 900, 32 bit colour, 75 hertz.
    Hard Drives
    1 128GB Kingston SSD Now OS drive
    1 250GB sata main drive.
    1 160GB from old install.
    1 500GB for re-directs from OS disk.
    1 Seagate GoFlex External 1TB with backups.
    PSU
    750 watt.
    Case
    Foxconn TSAA699.
    Cooling
    4 fans.
    Mouse
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Mouse.
    Keyboard
    Trust Wireless Optical Deskset Keyboard.
    Internet Speed
    download about 60/65MB/s, upload about 3/4MB/s. Virgin Media
    Other Info
    ASUS EEEPad Transformer 16GB with Dock w/32GB class10 SD |
    Dell PE1950 II / 2xDual Core Xeons @3.00GHz / 16GB RAM / PERC 5i/R / 2x36GB SAS OS - 2x1TB SATA Data both RAID 1 |

Insomnicide

New Member
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, the card is removable, and i have tried to take it out and boot, but it didn't really help. I also tried switching the wires that connect from the main and aux plugs. I took my computer in to Best Buy where i bought it and my problem confused every technician they had. I don't really see my options as both my store and factory warranty have run dry.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS G51Vx
    CPU
    Intel Centrino 2
    Memory
    4GB DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX260M
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