Wireless adapter not showing up on device manager. PLEASE HELP NOTHING WORKS!

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I currently am using a Rosewill AC1900PCE adapter and a ROG Strix x470-f gaming motherboard for my first built rig. I have attempted to install the driver software but states that there is no wireless adapter currently installed. I checked device manager and as expected it is not showing. I check the light on the adapter and it is indeed on. So I go into the ROG UEFI Bios setup and find nothing to be able to turn on the adapter or such. Someone please help. This is the last thing I have to troubleshoot and nobody has an answer to fix.
 
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Question from watchersgrim : "Wireless adapter not showing up on device manager. PLEASE HELP NOTHING WORKS!"

I currently am using a Rosewill AC1900PCE adapter and a ROG Strix x470-f gaming motherboard for my first built rig. I have attempted to install the driver software but states that there is no wireless adapter currently installed. I checked device manager and as expected it is not showing. I check the light on the adapter and it is indeed on. So I go into the ROG UEFI Bios setup and find nothing to be able to turn on the adapter or such. Someone please help. This is the last thing I have to troubleshoot and nobody has an answer to fix.
 
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Currently not at home but will check later. I know its the 2nd farthest slot to the right. Can't remember the number at the moment. The only other thing is my gpu is in the first slot but I believe that has nothing to do with it.

I did see something in my system about the m.2 slots and the PCIe slots. I dont think my M.2 500gb being in the 2nd m.2 slot would be an issue.

 
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I believe I have updated all chipset drivers when I first installed windows 10 on my system.
 
There MIGHT be a small conflict between your M2 unit and the wireless card. In your manual p. 1-18, it mentions a restriction on the M2_2 socket IF you also have something plugged into the PCIeX1_1 or the PCIeX1_3 slot. From my reading of this note it may NOT be your problem, but you could try moving the card to another PCIeX1 slot - you have three to work with.
 

Vic 40

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Looked at the same,



You could try the lowest pciex16 slot as well.
 
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I could or would it be better to move the M.2 to M.2_1???

 

Vic 40

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Guess that you chose the easy one,since that top one is covered. It would have been my choice anyway. Unless you have a very cool looking M.2 ssd is it imo worth to cover up and the cover might give some extra cooling too.
 
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Thank you all for helping me out with this situation. So the answer was to change the M.2_2 to M.2_1. After switching it, it detected the devices and I was able to use the rosewill driver setup that I got online to finally make it all work. Thank you Vic 40, paperdoc, rgd1101, and Peter Martin with helping me with this situation!
 

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