my Asus PCE-AC56 network adapter shows up as Broadcom 802.11a network adapter

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Hi. So I have an Asus PCE-AC56 network adapter. However, when I check device managment it shows up as "Broadcom 802.11a network adapter".

I tried going to Asus' official site to get some updated drivers. This did work, and it instead showed up as "Asus 802.11ac bla-bla-bla", but the network kept glitching out, and I was unable to keep a stable connection.

Here is the link for Asus' site for the network adapter which I own: https://www.asus.com/Networking/PCEAC56/

Are there any fixes for this issue?
(Btw, if this fits better within the components department, please tell me so I can move it there)
 

RealBeast

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Well at least it has the correct brand chip -- it is a Broadcom AC chipset.

Did you install the latest driver for your specific OS from HERE? Windows 10?

 

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Yeah, that's where I got the drivers from. And although it fixed the name problem, it kept glitching out by connecting and disconnecting me from my network.

 

RealBeast

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W10 has definitely had issues with wireless cards. Are you getting a Code 10 cannot run or just frequent disconnects?

I would try running through the Microsoft SUPPORT for wireless connection troubleshooting. You have to manually change the OS from 7 to 10 in the drop down box.
 

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I'm not getting any errors whatsoever, it just keeps connecting and disconnecting again. Almost as if I were disconnecting the wifi manually

 

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