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Windows 7: Realtek 8185 wireless connection problem in w7 x64

18 Oct 2010   #51

Windows 7 Ultimate

I was having the same issue i just installed the vistax64 drivers from the CD and is working like a charm.

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20 Jan 2011   #52

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I tried everything in this thread and the connection is still very slow...
can anyone help me out??

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20 Mar 2011   #53

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (and Linux Mint)

Hello, peeps,

I'm having the same or similar problems.

I have XP and 7 installed, each on a different disk drive. To switch I have to enter the BIOS at boot, but that only takes seconds, and it works without a hitch, and so I am able to get online from XP. My internet connection is fine
in XP.

It took me ages to even get 7 to recognise the connection. Even now, I must open the connection and alter the properties and enter the Default Gateway figures or it just gives me nonsense for the IP addresses. But even when that all works and it
does tell me I have Internet Access, the connection is so painfully slow that it is unuseable. I don't mean slow from an impatient user's point of view, but so slow that everything times out. I cannot get into Google mail, and I cannot download any updates for 7, and I cannot Activate 7. It just all times out.

I tried the script for the ini file. I got all the extra bits, but it did not affect my connection. But thanks for that. How do you know this stuff?

I downloaded the Vista 64-bit files, but they turned out to be for a PCIE card, not PCI - as mine is. My Micronet installation disc offers Win98, XP, and X64 (?) drivers. Nothing works.

Do those of you who tried the Vista 64 bit drivers, and who succeeded, have PCIE cards? Please answer this bit, and if you do not have PCIE cards can you detail the process, including every step of the process; download site address, exact names of files, and exact procedure you used to install the drivers, please? I can't get it to work.

Can I ask that subsequent posts indicate whether you are using PCI or PCIE card? This was the second time that PCIE drivers have appeared. When I first installed 7, and went to Micronet's site and downloaded the 7 drivers, they, too, turned out to be for PCIE, and so failed. God knows why Micronet are, or appear to be, only writing 7 drivers for PCIE cards. How difficult can it be to supply PCI drivers as well? Of course, we also need to know card manufacturer - mine is Micronet, yours may be different. That information would also be useful and appreciated.

I contacted Micronet, and got a reasonable response - no useful help, but I did get responses. The bloke said that 7 should have the drivers for this device. He didn't say where, or how I could get them, though.

This problem is everywhere on the net. It's really massive, as is the whole area of wireless connection with Windows 7. Once again Msoft offers an OS for sale without ensuring that the driver manufacturers are on the case. My wife suffered for ages with Vista. Eventually, totally fed up with her bothering me, I suggested she get 7. She did, and it works, but I haven't updated any drivers for her because Toshiba haven't got any Windows 7 drivers for her, very common, machine. It's a joke, a very unfunny one.

Here's a thing, though. I have never, ever been able to get a connection using the Micronet\Realtek program in XP, and I've been using it for at least 18 months. I always MUST go to Change Advanced Settings\Wireless Networks, and tick the box, "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings". Eventually the box remains ticked, and I can diss the Realtek program, stop it from loading in msconfig\Startup. Why does 7 not have this feature, or does it?

Here's another. In XP my connection strength is "Excellent" - 70+%, in 7 it's 30-40%. I don't understand how a piece of software can degrade a hardware's connection strength. It's all very curious.

Anyway, keep trying. Thanks all for the input so far.
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