Solved Wireless adapter error message This PC does not support WiFi

January 29, 2013 at 07:59:14
Specs: Windows 8, AMD FX-8120 X8 3100 MHz CPU
I recently built a PC for my in-laws church. Here is a parts list:

MSI 990FXA-GD65 V2 AMD Motherboard
AMD FX-8120 X8 3100 MHz CPU
Kingston 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 XMP HyperX Red RAM (2 x 4 GB)
WD Green WD10EARS 1 TB SATA HDD
GeForce GT 610 GC 1 GB DDR3 PCIE 2.0 Graphics Card
Microsoft Windows Pro 8 64 bit OEM Operating System
* Netgear N900 wireless dual band USB adapter

The wireless adapter was purchased after I delivered the PC. The PC connected fine to the internet through a wired connection at my house, but now they are telling me that when they tried the wireless adapter at their church, they gat a message something like, “This PC does not support WiFi.” They say it has something to do with the Pulse-code Modulation (PCM). I have never heard of this and have not actually checked out the PC to see what it is doing. They want the WiFi because where the PC is has no wired Ethernet outlet and the church already has an established wireless router in place for laptops, Ipads, and so on. Can anyone shed some light on what could be happening?


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#1
January 29, 2013 at 08:11:54
My gut feeling is it is a driver problem. Do windows 8 drivers for this usb adaptor exist??

larry


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#2
January 29, 2013 at 08:35:09
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Someone has to read the manual, install the drivers, & enter the network password (if there is one).

http://www.netgear.com/home/product...


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#3
January 29, 2013 at 11:11:47
They say it has something to do with the Pulse-code Modulation (PCM).

Who are they?

PCM id a method of converting and analogue signal, specifically audio, in a digital signal, Something you your audio card is doing it ll the time when you are recording live music. It has nothing to do with wi-fi. Wi-fi modulation is much more complicated.

Stuart


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#4
January 29, 2013 at 11:52:14
PCM is also the format used on CD's.

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#5
January 29, 2013 at 13:54:08
The USB WiFi adapter is Windows 8 compatible.
“They” are the secretary and a web designer from their church.
I know what the PCM is and that is why I was confused. I didn’t know how that could interfere with the WiFi.
I will have them look at the Netgear manual and make sure it is set-up right. I also have to try to get over there myself and take a look.
All the info I am getting is second hand from the secretary & the web designer through my mother in-law.
Thank you all and I will keep you in the loop.

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#6
January 31, 2013 at 00:40:53
Well, the PCM was an autocorrection / autocomplete from her iPad that she missed when she typed in the word PC and sent me an email. Still having trouble with the WiFi.

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#7
February 6, 2013 at 15:37:19
The secretary was trying to connect to the old network. She didn’t realize they had a new one. Once I selected the new network name, we were surfing the world wide web. Thank you to all who responded to this post.

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