Just bought a new PC, it came blank, and i have installed windows 7 64x Professional onto it, but am having some problems with the wirless connection.
I have a realtek 8185 802.11b/g wireless card. Other system specs listed in my system specs.
The issues are as follows:
Most annoying: - random slow downs in the connection. just during normal use, i won't be able to load webpages, do any downloads, or loading pages will be extremely slow (1-2 minutes per page, usually with errorrs). will often spontanesouly resolve 5-10mins later, only to occurr again another 5-10 minutes later.
No errors reported in the system tray or on using the windows 7 toubleshooter.
- about 1/5 times i boot up, it cannot connect to the network, with error message in the system tray. trying to 'troubleshoot problems' cannot fix it. if i restart, usually connects straight away
- every couple of days, some sort of error occurs, where the system tray pops up with an error message. troubleshooter is then able to resolve the error.
I have updated the driver through windows update. Driver date 10/09/2009.
We have 3 other machines (all running xp - 2 old lapotps and one netbook) none of which experieince any issues. During periods of slow/nonexistant connection on the windows 7 machine, the xp machines haver perfect connection.
I have tried restarting the router many times, and it doesnt seem to do anything.
ALso, dont know if this is related, but my ethernet ports (which i do not use) - Realtek RTL8186/8111 - are reporting errors in the device manager. when i try to update the drivers, thers is an erorr that the update did not fix the issues.
My thoughts would be that perhaps there is a loose connection inside the machine itself, but i think that network adapter connects straight into the motherboard?
Also, i have two different types of RAM installed (2x 1GB, and 2x 2GG sticks), which people have mentioned may cause some issues (I have problems not being able to come out of 'sleep', and i think the RAM causes this - but this issue doesnt bother me).
Wow, sorry for all that, but tried to be as detailed as possible!