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Windows 7: wifi card not working


17 Apr 2011   #1

ultimate X32
 
 
wifi card not working

i have an Acer Aspire One AOA150 running Windows 7 Ultmate X86 and when i turn on or wake from hibernate the wifi thing in the bottom left of the screen has an X saying it hasnt found any wifi connections and isnt working.


every time i have to go into the change adapter settings disable it and re-enable it so it can actually find any sort of wifi

i have an Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

how can i fix it so that i dont need to disable and enable it each time


(btw i havent got system restore active as i dont have much space left on hdd)

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19 Apr 2011   #2

ultimate X32
 
 

CAN ANYONE HELP ME???
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19 Apr 2011   #3
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Disable the problematic Atheros power saving mode from Device Manager, locate the Network Adapter=> Properties=> Atheros=> Power Management Tab, in here you may disable any Power Save mode options by unchecking them off.
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19 Apr 2011   #4

ultimate X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Disable the problematic Atheros power saving mode from Device Manager, locate the Network Adapter=> Properties=> Atheros=> Power Management Tab, in here you may disable any Power Save mode options by unchecking them off.
I cant find the power management tab


also what are the Microsoft ISATAP Adapters and the teredo tunneling pseudo-interface drivers(???)


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19 Apr 2011   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Let's try something else, uninstall your Atheros adapter from Device Manager, then install the new driver that you may download from the manufacturer's site.
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20 Apr 2011   #6

ultimate X32
 
 

Just installed it and now there is another wireless network connection

it is called Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

what is this???
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20 Apr 2011   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Quote:
it is called Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Nothing to worry about it, it's a Virtual Wi-Fi for WLAN drivers supporting the Windows 7 logo.

How's your connection after? Did you update the driver to the current one?
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20 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 

could be driver issue. Does it only happen after you come out of sleep or hibernate? For the first year I had 7 I couldn't put my system into sleep because of a poor graphics driver, if I were to come out of sleep I would get a BSOD. This was only fixed by a recent driver that came out, maybe there isn't a proper driver for your card yet? either that or you don't have the most up to date drivers
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20 Apr 2011   #9

ultimate X32
 
 

ITS WORKING NOW

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dragon6687 View Post
could be driver issue. Does it only happen after you come out of sleep or hibernate? For the first year I had 7 I couldn't put my system into sleep because of a poor graphics driver, if I were to come out of sleep I would get a BSOD. This was only fixed by a recent driver that came out, maybe there isn't a proper driver for your card yet? either that or you don't have the most up to date drivers

nah cos i have had 7 installed since b4 Xmas and it was fine up untill couple of days back then my laptop decided to pretty much die each time the clock reached 00:00 (like bender from futurama it got a mind of its own)

here's the post (any help would be appreciated)
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