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 WiFi Adapter Disappearing 
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Post WiFi Adapter Disappearing
I have a FitPC3 Pro 4GB. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium - Service Pack 1 (32bit) installed on a 120GB Mushkin SSD.

Previously, my FitPC3 has operated flawlessly. However, within the last week, my wireless adapter has suddenly ceased to work on 2 occasions. Normally, the wireless adapter is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters as:

Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n COMBO PCI-E NIC

However, when the WLAN adapter stops working, it disappears from Device Manger.

In order to restore operation of the WLAN adapter I must restart or enter and then exit hibernate mode.

I am using the following Compulab recommended driver obtained from the wiki:

Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Date: 10/6/2011
Version: 1005.28.1006.2011

Does Compulab have any suggestions ?


Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:23 am
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Post Re: WiFi Adapter Disappearing
Just happened again. Same symptoms - same fix.


Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:52 am
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Post Re: WiFi Adapter Disappearing
It just happened - yet again.


Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:42 am
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Post Re: WiFi Adapter Disappearing
It seems like a wifi adapter failure. Please consider to RMA it.

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Gabriel Heifets

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Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:49 am
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Post Re: WiFi Adapter Disappearing
After re-installing Win7 32bit and installing the latest wifi driver from the wiki, I have had no further dropouts.

Selecting the proper wifi driver (Azurewave or Qcom) was a bit of a trick since their was no clear indication of which brand card is installed in my unit. I finally removed the drive bay door and closely inspected the wifi PCIe card with a magnifying glass. It turns out I have the Azurewave AW-NB057H. Once I knew that, I installed the Azurewave driver and everything worked fine.


Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:12 am
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Post Re: WiFi Adapter Disappearing
You can always identify your hardware by looking for it's VEN ID and DEV ID from your favorite OS.

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Gabriel Heifets

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Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:52 pm
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