I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me. I have a Gateway SX2855 desktop which froze the other day and would not boot up after that. It kept going in a loop and the operating system seemed to have disappeared.
After doing some searching, I decided to do the recovery manager. That wiped everything out and restored the PC back to factory settings. It powers up great and comes up to the Windows 7 screen, but there is no option for a wireless connection.
I have searched all over for solutions but nothing has worked so far. The adapter says that it is working but not connected, and when I go into change adapter settings, only LAN is listed with no wireless available.
I'm wondering if upgrading back to Windows 10 might work? Or if this even would be an issue with Windows. I just don't want to spend the money only to have it not make a difference, so was hoping someone here might have an idea of what may be causing my issue? I would be very grateful for any help.
Is it possible to connect via Ethernet cable to the Router? I'm thinking that your LAN network adapter is probably working. Then SlimDrivers would work for you. You might need to move the desktop and monitor to a location near the Router.
Most Desktops do not come with a wifi adapter as standard equipment. Did you add a wifi adapter at sometime? It probably came with a software disk that included the wifi driver. Do you know the make and model of the adapter. If so you could download the software on another computer and copy it to a flash drive and install the driver via that drive.