Windows 7 Network Adapters Missing
Posted on 2010-08-19
On my Windows 7 notebook I can connect to a wireless network fine and if I plug in an ethernet cable, I can get online fine.
If I go to my Network Adapters window and try to access properties (to temporarily give myself a static IP), I do not see my ethernet adapter or my Wifi card. I have to items listed: bluetooth adapter and Microsoft Wifi Miniport Adapter.
In my system tray (lower right corner), I can select and connect to different wireless networks. When that icon says I am connected, in the Network Adapters window, the virtual miniport adapter says its disconnected.
A reboot does not fix this.
Has anyone else run into a situation like this?