Since the Anniversary update, Windows automatically replaced the driver of my wireless network adapter.
The only problem is that the driver that got replaced is used for Windows 8, while I'm running Windows 10.
So in short, the driver that I got after the update is version 220.127.116.11 from Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless network adapter. Before I updated Windows, I got the 10.0.0.329 version of this driver, which worked perfectly.
After searching the config of the wireless adapter in my device manager, I saw that Windows configured a driver file called "Athw8x.inf" (I got a 64-bit system, so the 'x' at the end is okay), but the driver file I got before the update is called "athw10x".
When I tried to manually install the 10.0.0.329 driver, I got this screen:
(translation: "We couldn't find a better or newer driver for this device")
Basically, Windows refuses to use the driver that's newer..
Now, here comes the fun part:
When I tried to delete the current driver (18.104.22.168), Windows automatically deletes the device from the list in my device manager, but since the driver package (.ZIP file) I got from the website doesn't have an .exe file, the only way to install the drivers is by searching for changed devices in my device manager.
However, when Windows detects my wifi adapter, it automatically installs the 22.214.171.124 driver with it, while I wanted to get rid of that one.
Things I've tried so far:
> Removing the current driver (which resulted in the text above ^)
> Changed the power plan, so Windows won't disconnect my wifi adapter to save power.
> In the Hadware tab in the advanced system window (system > advanced system settings > hardware) I disabled Windows function to automatically install drivers.
Windows 10 Home (version 1607)
System type: x64 (both OS and CPU).
Hopefully you guys can help me out with this one!