Windows 10 - Can't find wireless adaptor

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  1. johnh57 macrumors regular

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    I have W10 running on Parallels 10. Airport is on, so I have internet when in the windows VM.

    But - there is no wireless connection. Windows does not show a wireless adaptor being found. There is no yellow triangle next to a wireless device - there is no wireless device at all in device manager.

    Netgear genie running in the VM says no wireless device, under os/x netgear genie shows our wifi network is fine (mac, pc, phones, tablets, tv's printer - all show up)

    mid 2010 MBP - 2.4 ghz i5, 8mb ram, 500 gb ssd, os/x 10.10.5

    From system report this is what is in the MBP:

    Card Type:AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x93)

    Firmware Version:Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.100.24)

    I had no wifi issues running windows 7 pro on the VM
     
  2. johnh57 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I have the answer - parallels has the VM with w10 set up on a shared network - so all it's supposed to see is the mac. Which is what it does.

    What triggered the 'issue' was w10 trying to update print drivers (for printers I don't have) and failing. I was trying to find the printer on the wifi network to get it installed and then I discovered there was no network. I suspect I had printers installed on W7 from before it was on a VM. Somehow it was trying to update drivers for them and failing.
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Yep. Typically VMware like software don't provide wireless support, since they simply emulate an Ethernet adapter to connect to host machine.
     

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