Realtek x fi mod: shibajee/realtek-uad-creative-legacy-mod: Realtek Universal Audio Driver with Creative THX TruStudio Pro, Sound Blaster Cinema and X-Fi

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AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.9517.1 (Signed)

31 May 00:17

AlanFinotty

10.11.9517.1

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9517.1

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This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute Nahimic 3 (APO4 Only)

Nahimic Easy Surround (BTLink) Device
Nahimic Mirroring Device

  • A-Volute Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 Only)

Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Realtek Audio Console app version updated to 1. 41.294.0
  • DTS:X Ultra app version updated to 1.11.14.0
  • USB support removed due to several serious user-reported malfunctions.

DOWNLOAD HERE

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

FIXED: ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESETS)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer (Installs Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022, GenKGA requirement)

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.9514.1 (Signed)

28 May 20:21

AlanFinotty

10.11.9514.1

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9514.1

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This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute Nahimic 3 (APO4 Only)

Nahimic Easy Surround (BTLink) Device
Nahimic Mirroring Device

  • A-Volute Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 Only)

Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Realtek Audio Console app version updated to 1. 41.294.0
  • DTS:X Ultra app version updated to 1.11.14.0
  • USB support removed due to several serious user-reported malfunctions.

DOWNLOAD HERE

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

FIXED: ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESETS)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.2355.9499 (Signed)

16 Apr 13:44

AlanFinotty

10.11.2355.9499

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9499.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2355

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DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

FIXED: ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESETS)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic 3 (APO4 Only)

Nahimic Easy Surround (BTLink) Device
Nahimic Mirroring Device
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 Only)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

DOWNLOAD HERE (MEDIAFIRE) (UPDATED)

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.

11.2353.9492 (Signed)

27 Mar 01:26

AlanFinotty

10.11.2353.9492

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9492.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2353

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Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

UPDATED -> ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic 3 (APO4 Only)

Nahimic Easy Surround (BTLink) Device
Nahimic Mirroring Device
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 Only)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • DRIVER PACK REWORKED DONE IN THIS VERSION! Used new Realtek registry (HKR, InterfaceSetting. ..)
  • USB Audio Driver version updated to 6.3.9600.2353
  • Included New USB Audio Controller HWIDs
  • Nahimic 3 Installation Fixed
  • Added Easy Surround (BTLink) for Nahimic 3
  • Added Mirroring for Nahimic 3

DOWNLOAD HERE (MEDIAFIRE) (UPDATED)

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.2349.9492 (Signed)

22 Mar 01:02

AlanFinotty

10.11.2349.9492

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9492.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2349

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Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

UPDATED -> ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic 3 (APO4 Only)
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 Only)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Sonic Studio 3: Error («the current sysem is not supported, or the audio driver has note beeen porperly instaled») Fixed

DOWNLOAD HERE (MEDIAFIRE) (UPDATED)

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.

11.2349.9484 (Signed)

19 Mar 22:22

AlanFinotty

10.11.2349.9484

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9484.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2349

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Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

UPDATED -> ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic 3 (APO4)
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Reworked driverpack, but still with system default FX registration. («HKR,FX\0″,»HKR,EP\0»)
  • Nahimic 3 app version updated to 1.9.17.0 (Nahimic by SteelSeries)
  • A-Volute APO3 version updated to 3.5.6.0

DOWNLOAD HERE (MEDIAFIRE) (UPDATED)

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.2349.9481 (Signed)

27 Feb 02:02

AlanFinotty

10.11.2349.9481

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9481.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2349

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Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

UPDATED -> ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (Don’t support HDMI Audio)
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic by AAF Optimus (Modified) (APO3 and APO4)
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 and APO4)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Realtek Audio Console app version updated to 1. 41.290.0
  • DTS:X Ultra app version updated to 1.11.11.0
  • A-Volute APO3 version updated to 3.5.4.0
  • A-Volute APO4 version updated to 4.9.6.0

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.2347.9468 (Signed)

01 Feb 01:01

AlanFinotty

10.11.2347.9468

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9468.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2347

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Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

UPDATED -> ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic by AAF Optimus (Modified) (APO3 and APO4)
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 and APO4)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.

11.2347.9464 (Signed)

15 Jan 20:49

AlanFinotty

10.11.2347.9464

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9464.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2347

Visit my profile on:
TechPowerUp

Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

UPDATED -> ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

  • Use «/RegisterSKU» argument to execute KGA Config in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 installer

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic by AAF Optimus (Modified) (APO3 and APO4)
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 and APO4)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 Fixed
  • Sonic Studio 3 app version updated to 3. 16.23.0

Enjoy!!!

AAF DCH Optimus Audio 10.11.2347.9452 (Signed)

01 Jan 03:23

AlanFinotty

10.11.2347.9452

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AAF Optimus Audio Driver Mod Repository — OFFICIAL
Based On Realtek Audio Driver

Realtek HDAUDIO Driver Version: 6.0.9452.1
Realtek USBAUDIO Driver Version: 6.3.9600.2347

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Support Thread

DOWNLOAD SOUND BLASTER X-FI MB5:

ORIGINAL INSTALLER (SFX WINRAR FILE)

ALTERNATIVE INSTALLER (REPACK BY ME — WITH PRESETS FOR HEADPHONES AND STEREO + AAF OPTIMUS PRESET)

This mod package contains:

  • Dolby Digital Encoder
  • DTS Interactive Encoder
  • Realtek Patched APO
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5
  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect:

360°
720°
Cinema 5

  • Creative Sound Blaster Connect 2:

360°
720°

  • A-Volute

Nahimic by AAF Optimus (Modified) (APO3 and APO4)
Sonic Studio 3 (ASUS ROG) (APO3 and APO4)
Support for Sonic Radar 3

  • Dolby

Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Speaker System
Dolby Atmos Speaker System For Gaming

  • DTS

DTS Studio Sound
DTS:X Ultra
DTS Sound Unbound

CHANGES

  • Drivers and files updated
  • Realtek Audio Control app version updated to 1. 41.289.0
  • A-Volute APO SoftwareComponent Updated

Enjoy!!!

Realtek driver mod and Creative X-FI with realtek chip

NOTE: this is not my discovery/creation and the complete credit goes to the original author: Gamespirit who can be reached via his Spanish blog Gamespirit

Introduction:

This tutorial describes how to unlock the onboard Realtek ALC chip’s locked features and to use Creative X-FI MB software without a creative soundcard, with onboard Realtek audio chip.
These features include Dolby Advanced Audio v2, SRS Premium, Sonic Focus, DTS, THX Pro Studio, etc. Additionally, fetures such as Crystalizer, EAX Effects, X-Fi CMSS 3D, SVM, etc can me made available via Creative’s X-Fi MD 2 software.
Please note that these features will depend on which Realtek chip you have onboard (steps on how to check this is provided below). On my ALC 892, I got SRS Premium, Dolby Advanced v2, DTS for playback and Andrea microphone enhancement for recording.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows 7 and 8 (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)

Supported Chips (as mentioned at the source): ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC680, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267, ALC268, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC670, ALC275, ALC233, ALC284, ALC286, ALC292, ALC383, ALC668, ALC900

NOTE: the features unlocked will purely depend on the chip you have.

How to check onboard chip version:

To check which Realtek chip you have onboard, follow these steps:

1. Go to Control Panel and open ‘Realtek HD Audio Manager’.
2. In Realtek HD Audio Manager, click the ‘i’ button at the bottom-right corner.
3. In the windows that opens, check the text written with ‘Audio Codec’ (eg. ALC892, 896), this is your onboard Realtek chip version. Only ALC chips are supported by this mod.

Stuff to download:

> Modded realtek drivers.
> Creative X-FI MBII software

link: [strike]*skydrive.live.com/?cid=6d9572c7052312c2#cid=6D9572C7052312C2&id=6D9572C7052312C2!218[/strike]

updated link:
[url]*www.dropbox.com/sh/x8xywuqqtzz2eok/AABxkPdkEM7VsLSPtU349ZIoa?dl=0
[/URL]
download the latest versions as per your OS.

Steps to install modded drivers:

Code:

[B]Windows 8 users need to disable "driver signature enforcement". Steps to do the same are below:[/B]
1. Open charms bar by pressing "Win + c".
2. Select Settings > Change PC Settings > General.
3. Click on "Restart now".
4. Select Troubleshooting > Advanced > Startup Settings > Restart.
5. Press 7 or F7 when prompted to disable Driver Signature Enforcement.

1. Extract the downloaded driver file.
2. Run Setup.exe from the extracted location.
3. The installer will ask to uninstall current audio drivers, allow it to do so. Reboot when prompted.
4. After reboot, the modded driver installation will continue. Allow it to do so.
5. If you get any warning about lack of digital signature by driver or something related to identity not verified, then select «Install anyways» to allow the installer to install modded drivers.
6. Reboot when prompted.
7. You are done.

NOTE: the features unlocked will purely depend on the chip you have.

Steps to use Creative X-FI MB II software:

1. Extract the downloaded creative software file.
2. Run «setup.exe» from the extracted location.
3. COmplete the installation. DO NOT RUN THE SOFTWARE NOW. Ignore any warnings about audio chip not supported.
4. Boot into Safe Mode.
5. Extract «Activator.7z» and run the activation file. this will allow to run Creative X-FI software on onboard Realtek chip.
6. reebo normally.
7. Enjoy.

Note: please make sure you use only 48 KHz as the default sound format, there may be playback problems above 48 KHz.

SRS Effect can be found in Realtek control panel. Other effects like SonicFocus, Dolby, DTS etc can be found under specific playback device settings. Steps to reach there are below:

1. Right click on volume icon in taskbar.
2. Click on «Playback Devices».
3. Double-click on the playback device you use, eg. speaker , headphones or digital audio.

here you fill find all the unlocked effects.

Any query, suggestion, comment is welcomed

How to turn on Wi-Fi in Windows 10 when there is no Wi-Fi button and «Could not find wireless devices on this computer» error

For a long time I could not come up with a good title for this article, so that it would be clear what it is about, and so that it would be easy to find it in case of problems with Wi-Fi in Windows 10. Now we will try to figure out why there is no Wi-Fi button in Windows 10. Where to look for wireless network settings, how to turn on Wi-Fi and why this problem appears. I will tell you about the error «We could not find wireless devices on this computer» in Windows 10.

I must say right away that when you cannot find «Wi-Fi» on your laptop (there is no power button, there is no item in the settings, etc.), it is most likely that you simply do not have the Wi-Fi driver installed, you do not have a Wi-Fi receiver, or it is turned off. Let’s take a look at everything in detail.

Problem:

The whole problem is that we cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network on Windows 10. I already wrote a detailed article on connecting to Wi-Fi. But, when we open the connection management window, there is simply no Wi-Fi adapter control button.

If we go to the settings, to the network parameters, then we will also not find the item «Wi-Fi» there. And on the tab Airplane mode we will see a highlighted error «Could not find wireless devices on this computer» .

Such a problem could mean that:

  • There is simply no physical Wi-Fi receiver on your computer. If you have a laptop, it must have a built-in wireless adapter. On a computer, you can use an external Wi-Fi receiver. If you are sure that your computer has Wi-Fi (you used it before installing Windows 10, looked in the specifications, connected an external receiver, etc.), then you need to check other reasons.
  • Wi-Fi adapter driver not installed. In some article, I already wrote that Windows 10 itself installs the driver for wireless adapters. But not always. And not always, these drivers work as they should. Therefore, the most common reason for such problems with Wi-Fi in Windows 10 is the lack of a wireless adapter driver, or an inappropriate driver.
  • Well, it may be that the «Wireless Network» adapter is simply disabled . I’ve just checked, turned it off, the «symptoms» of the problem are exactly the same as I described above.

One small nuance. You probably know that on a laptop there is a keyboard shortcut to enable and disable wireless networks. On my Asus, for example, these keys are Fn+F2 . In Windows 10, these keys are responsible for turning Airplane mode on and off. If you have an «airplane» icon on the notification panel instead of the Internet icon, then simply disable this mode with the keys on your laptop, or by clicking on the icon itself and turning off the «Airplane» mode.

In any case, you can check the keyboard shortcut on your laptop, maybe it will help. For different manufacturers, these combinations may be different. Typically, this is the Fn key + the antenna icon key.

Let’s check and fix.

Let’s first check if the «Wireless Network» adapter is enabled, and if you don’t have this adapter at all, then make sure that the problem is in the driver, or if this adapter is not in your computer at all.

Right-click on the Internet connection icon in the notification bar, and open Network and Sharing Center . In the new window, select Change adapter settings .

If you see adapter «Wireless Network» (or something like that) there, and it’s disabled, then right-click on it, and select Enable . After that, Wi-Fi should appear on your laptop and you should be able to connect to the wireless network.

If there is no «Wireless Network» adapter at all, then, as I wrote above, your computer most likely does not have a Wi-Fi driver installed. Or it is installed, but it does not work stably.

Wi-Fi adapter driver problems in Windows 10

We need to go into the device manager and see what’s there. Is there a wireless adapter and how does it work. To do this, click on menu Start and select Settings .

Next, select item Devices .

At the bottom of the page, go to Device Manager .

In Device Manager, open tab Network adapters . Usually there are two adapters: LAN — for connecting the Internet via a network cable (network card), and a wireless adapter. As a rule, the name of the wireless adapter has the word «Wireless». This is what the Wi-Fi adapter looks like in device manager on my laptop:

As you can see, the name indicates the manufacturer and model. If you have an adapter in the device manager and it is enabled (how to check, showed above), but you still can’t turn on Wi-Fi, then try updating the driver for your adapter. Or, try the adapter operations I wrote about in this article.

If there is no driver, or there is no adapter itself, then you will not see it in Device Manager either.

But, please note that if there is no adapter in the manager (and it is in the computer, laptop), then there should be at least one «Unknown device» in the device manager, as I have in the screenshot. In this case, you need to try installing the driver on the Wireless adapter.

How do I install or update the Wi-Fi adapter driver?

If you have a laptop, then go to the official website of the manufacturer, through the search, or through the menu, look for your model, find the section with driver downloads there, and look for the driver for the Wireless adapter. Note that there will most likely be an option to select an operating system. Select Windows 10. If there is no driver for Windows 10, you can try to select Windows 8 (8.1). Also, the driver can be on the disk, which usually comes with the laptop (but it is unlikely that there will be a driver for the «tens»).

Save the driver to your computer and simply run the installation. If you downloaded the archive, then the archive should contain an installation file that you just need to run and follow the instructions. After installation, restart your laptop and try to connect to a Wi-Fi network (Wi-Fi must be turned on).

If you have a desktop computer with a USB/PCI adapter , then look for the driver on the adapter manufacturer’s website. According to adapter model. Well, you should have a disk with drivers.

As for updating the driver, we do everything in the same way as in the case of installation: we find it, download it to the computer, and install it.

And more…

Just in case, I’ll leave a link to an article with a solution to the most popular problem «Limited» in Windows 10. And you never know what can happen after you fix Wi-Fi and connect to the Internet 🙂

By the way, after installing the driver for the wireless adapter, when it works, you can distribute the Internet from your laptop — a very useful thing.

Share the results in the comments, ask questions, and I will try to supplement this article with new information on solving this problem with Wi-Fi on the top ten.

Update: advice from comments

On the C drive, I turned on the search and found the wireless LAN folder

C:\eSupport\eDriver\Software\WirelessLan\Qualcomm Atheros\WirelessLan\10.