First Ever Question: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter Just Not Working

Blacktower876

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I'm doing this over another computer so diagnostics may be difficult. In essence, my pc's networking capabilities aren't working right. It started a few months ago when a specific router (xfinity model) would connect to my pc but without internet. Ethernet worked as an alternative for said router. NOW, the general networking thingy isn't working: no Ethernet, no Wi-Fi. It'll connect, but no internet. I've reinstalled several versions of the driver (that I had off hand) and just completely uninstalled the device and restarted. When it came back up, in Device Manager it said something along the lines of 'found device driver but could not find device,' then I just connected to wifi (somehow) like normal and no more error reports. I think the physical adapter's broken, but I'm HOPEING one of you out there in cyberspace could tell me otherwise.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . .:BLACKTOWER
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . .:
Node Type . . . . .:Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled . . . . . . . .: No
WINS Proxy enabled . . . . . . :No
DNS Suffix Search List . . . . . . . : GuestNetwork

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNA Suffix . . . :lsc.k12.in.us
Description . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address . . . . : 78-E3-B5-81D3-4F
DHCP Enabled . . . . . . Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:
Media State . .: Media disconnected
Conection Specific DNS Suffix . . :
Description . . . .: Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter (Showed up after the driver uninstall)
Physical Adress . . .:12-68-9D-56-22-84
DHCP Enabled . . . . . :Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:


There's more but my wrist is sore, had to type all this manually. Let me know if this isn't enough
 
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