Help installing wireless card in desktop

Help! I'm having trouble installing a wireless network card on my new homebuilt desktop system.

* The card itself is a Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I (rev 2.0)
* Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 (rev 1.1)
(The fact that they're both Gigabyte is only coincidental, but I thought that it'd be a good thing since I figured that two pieces of hardware from the same manufacturer would work easily together... I guess not.)
* Windows 8.1

So, here's the problem. I don't have a wired connection available at all, at the location that the desktop is. It's just not an option. I probably could physically take my desktop to my friends house and connect it to their router, which I may do during the week, but that's not really an option right now.

Anyway, I've downloaded all of the motherboard drivers, the video card drivers, and the drivers for the card by using my laptop and transferring files with a USB drive.

Gigabyte's drivers for the GC-WB867D-I are located here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5157#dl
However, I ended up getting the updated 18.11.0 Intel PROSet/Wireless drivers from: http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wtech/proset-ws/sb/CS-034041.htm

The drivers installed fine, there's no problems showing up in Windows Device Manger any more, and the Bluetooth part of the card is working fine (it pairs with my phone). However, there's no wireless icon in the Windows System Tray, and the Wireless AC-7260 device itself doesn't show up at all in Device Manager. The Bluetooth devices DO show up, under both "Bluetooth" and "Network adaptors" in Device Manger, but not the wireless card itself.

I've rebooted the system a couple of times (once by fully powering it down) to make sure that didn't chance anything, but now I'm stumped. Any advice that anyone could give me, I'd appreciate it!
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  1. Did you load all the drivers for your device and the proper OS version. Is ethernet turned off
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Did you load all the drivers for your device and the proper OS version. Is ethernet turned off


    Yes. Yes.
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