TLDR: I updated my IPVanish VPN to its latest version and now my WiFi adapter won’t work even if I uninstall IPVanish.
I use a VPN for private internet surfing. I’ve been on IPVanish for about 3 years or so and it has been excellent. Yesterday, it updated its application and now my adapter will no longer work. It sees no networks and when I open up the device manager, it says “The device can not start - Code 10”.
I actually had the “Kill Switch” active when I updated the IPVanish application and was kind of concerned that it would disconnect from the application and somehow leave the kill switch active. However, I do have internet through my ethernet cable.
I have updated the drivers to the adapter and I uninstalled it and reinstalled it using Device Manager. No change.
I also reset my computer a number of times and even updated Windows 10 fully.
I will add something additional: I can only connect to “OpenVPN” even on ethernet now. I can no longer connect to “IKEv2”, which is what I used to connect to on IpVanish. This is the case using ethernet cable as well.
Note: If I can get my Wifi Adapter working again, that is what this thread is about. The IPVanish issues seem to be something they would have to resolve. Please help me get my WiFi adapter back up and running.
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 160Mhz
I…am considering refreshing my entire PC back to its original state, but I would like to save that as an absolute last resort.