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  • Question

  • I have a problem with my WiFi connection on HP Pavillion desktop. The problem occured after I upgraded from Visat to W7. My WiFi connection drops out after several hours of connection. After restart, which takes for ever with an error message, everything is fine agian. I've read and followed others's similar issue , Ihave not been able to resolve it yet. Is there any suggestions?
    Friday, December 25, 2009 11:00 PM

Answers

  •  

    Here are detail steps below:

    1. Open Control Panel and click Windows Firewall. Click the "Turn Windows Firewall on or off" option in the left panel and then please turn off firewall temporarily.

    2. To install a driver in Compatibility Mode, please refer to the link below:

    Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

    3. If the issue still persists, please r
    estart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter. Then, please check the result in this mode.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

     

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, January 4, 2010 6:18 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:34 AM

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  • Most likely it kicked in the power saving mode removing power to the wireless (and wired) NIC's. Just go into the nic properties, Configure button, Power Management tab and uncheck the power saving feature.
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST [If this post helps to resolve your issue, please click the "Mark as Answer" or "Helpful" button at the top of this message. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.]
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 7:48 AM
  • I tried your suggestions couple days ago. Unfortunately, it did not solve my problem. It seems when the internet (wifi) connection shuts down, something happens to the PC - the restart or reboot takes for ever to get back.
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 6:35 PM
  • what router are you using? does it have the latest firmware?

    ....what wireless card and what version driver? ..... do you have the latest
    driver?... please post details.

    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 10:23 AM
  • Router: linksys, model# WRT54G. I have not seen anything from Linksys recently to see if they have a new firm ware.
    Wirless: It is supplied by Ralink 4.0.1.0

    After unistalling and reinstalling the driver, the coonection seems to be holding. I'll see how long it will be working by the end of today, if thisindeed fix the proble. Let you know.

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 5:54 PM
  • Hi,

    If the issue persists, I suggest you also try the following steps.

    1. Temporarily turn off firewall and antivirus program on the machine.

    2. Install NIC driver in Compatibility Mode.

    3. Restart the machine in Safe Mode with Networking and check the result.

    Thanks,
    Novak
    Monday, December 28, 2009 9:27 AM
  • Hi Novak,

    If you could please send me the steps, I surely appreciate it!
    Monday, December 28, 2009 5:25 PM
  •  

    Here are detail steps below:

    1. Open Control Panel and click Windows Firewall. Click the "Turn Windows Firewall on or off" option in the left panel and then please turn off firewall temporarily.

    2. To install a driver in Compatibility Mode, please refer to the link below:

    Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

    3. If the issue still persists, please r
    estart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter. Then, please check the result in this mode.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

     

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, January 4, 2010 6:18 AM
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:34 AM
  • Here is the complete step by step tutorial but you have to be logged in to be able to download the tutorial files. Use one of the id's at bugmenot if you dont want to register.
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:25 PM
  • I have had similar problems. I bought a brand new Windows 7 x64 laptop on saturday. It connected easily to our home wifi network. Worked great for about 24 hours. After that it was impossible to connect to the wifi, lan cable still works. The odd thing is that I can see the neighbours wifi's but not my own. It's like the wifi you have used, becomes invisible. I use my own wifi constantly with one vista laptop, one linux notebook and one nokia cellphone with wifi. So, I know the wifi works.

      I tried everything, changed the drivers, disabled the network card etc. etc. Nothing worked. Finally I changed the name (SSID) on my wifi and suddenly it works again!

      So, the solution at the moment seems to be to change the network name every day! It must be some kind of bug in Windows 7. It doesn't seem to be the driver since it actually works when there is a new name for the network. If there is some kind of network cache that need to be flushed?

    Thorsten
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:48 AM
  • I had the similar problem with brand new hp notebook.
    I checked the driver for the wifi card and found that the installed driver was for XP!!
    I checked the type of  build in wifi adapter.
    Then I searched for the latest windows 7 driver for this wifi adapter type on the hp website and installed this one on my notebook a few days ago.
    From this day no problem with my hp notebook and Belkin Wlan Router.

    Wifi connection problem is a driver problem under windows 7 nothing else.
    Before we can use the wifi with full speed (this is one point I have to check next days) under windows 7 will take a long time :-(((
    Tuesday, February 2, 2010 12:01 PM
  • I have had similar problems. I bought a brand new Windows 7 x64 laptop on saturday. It connected easily to our home wifi network. Worked great for about 24 hours. After that it was impossible to connect to the wifi, lan cable still works. The odd thing is that I can see the neighbours wifi's but not my own. It's like the wifi you have used, becomes invisible. I use my own wifi constantly with one vista laptop, one linux notebook and one nokia cellphone with wifi. So, I know the wifi works.

      I tried everything, changed the drivers, disabled the network card etc. etc. Nothing worked. Finally I changed the name (SSID) on my wifi and suddenly it works again!

      So, the solution at the moment seems to be to change the network name every day! It must be some kind of bug in Windows 7. It doesn't seem to be the driver since it actually works when there is a new name for the network. If there is some kind of network cache that need to be flushed?

    Thorsten
    Went home last night. The Windows 7 laptop couldn't connect again. Thought I could fix it by changing name (SSID) on the network. It didn't work! But, when I changed the network name and changed it to "802.11g only mode", it worked. After that I could change back from "802.11g only", since that doesn't work so well.

    So, it seems that changing the network triggers the scanning, so the laptop can "see" the wifi.

    I hope there is a fix for this. Changing the network every day is too much trouble.

    Thorsten

    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 8:14 AM
  • what wireless NIC is in the laptop?



    are you using WPA2-AES (pls try that)



    do NOT hide the SSID



    try changing the channel on the router




    Barb Bowman www.digitalmediaphile.com
    Wednesday, February 3, 2010 11:45 AM
  • i have a sony laptop the windows xp supost to be on here but it has windows 7 n the drivers for it arn't compatable for it so i cant update the drivers it what can i do to fix it it has a 80g hard drive n a 3.00g rams what can i do to fix the drivers n the intel prosser is at the lowest n the graphic card is slow n the drivers for it its not compatibe with my windows pro gram what should i do about it

    • Proposed as answer by bobbydyches Monday, October 8, 2012 7:43 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by bobbydyches Monday, October 8, 2012 7:44 AM
    Monday, October 8, 2012 7:40 AM
  • if you are trying to convey to us that Sony does not offer drivers for Windows 7
    for a machine that originally shipped with Windows XP, the best you can do is
    determine the exact components and see if the vendor sites (Intel, the wireless
    card chip vendor, etc.) offer generic drivers that work with Windows 7 if
    Windows update does not have drivers.
     
    On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:40:55 +0000, bobbydyches wrote:
     
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    >i have a sony laptop the windows xp supost to be on here but it has windows 7 n the drivers for it arn't compatable for it so i cant update the drivers it what can i do to fix it it has a 80g hard drive n a 3.00g rams what can i do to fix the drivers n the intel prosser is at the lowest n the graphic card is slow n the drivers for it its not compatibe with my windows pro gram what should i do about it
    >
     

    Barb Bowman

    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com

    Monday, October 8, 2012 10:21 AM