Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
My wireless ability inexplicably stopped working, which I solved in the interim with a hardline. However, I need to move my modem/router and therefore needed to make the wireless function, again.
I tried the interim hack of uninstalling the adapter, which was showing up as "unidentified." This did not help. I downloaded the ORIGINAL driver, but when installing, received a 9996 error. This is clearly stupid, since it's the orignal driver and so it would be impossible for my machine to not meet the minimum requirements.
Nevertheless, I appear stuck. I do plan to update the machine to at least 7 (only 5 years behind, then!), but that is not the cause of the problem, obvs, and so there should still be an answer to my current situation.