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Windows 7: Terrible wifi support


29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Terrible wifi support

So I have had issues with multiple wifi cards and Win 7 32 bit. The only ones I've gotten to work are laptop wifi cards, and have had some show stopping issues with certain Dell wifi chipsets. I know that a large number of wifi manufacturers use ralink chipsets which have many known issues with Win 7. I've had an old Linksys USB 54G that has worked up to Vista, then started giving me problems starting with Vista. They eventually sorted out the driver issues, but it's a big no go with Win 7, period.

I'm in the market for a new card, but I'm very reluctant to purchase anything until I have this answered. A good solid wifi PCI card (or USB, but PCI preferred) that has ROCK SOLID driver support in Win 7. Is there an HCL for Win 7 somewhere that I'm missing? I'm not seeing any wifi cards with the Win 7 logo just yet.


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29 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yeah, not seeing the HCL anywhere:

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx
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01 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

Hi

This isnt to answer your question but I've noticed that you have a 4coredual-Sata2 motherboard and a sapphire 5770 graphics card, are they compatible?

I'm asking this because I cant decide wether to buy the graphics card or not because of compatibity issues.

Thanks in advance
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01 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

They should be. I fudged a bit on my specs. I have not yet tried my 5770 on that board, it's in another machine currently, so I can't say with any definite certainty. The 4CoreDual supports both AGP or PCI-E, as well as DDR2 and DDR3. Reason I'm not using my new 5770 on that board is that I can't get Sacred2 to run stable on that board for some reason. And yes, I've tried all the memory compatibility modes in the BIOS, etc. Game just locks the whole system up. Looking to upgrade mobo, CPU and RAM soon.
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