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Windows 7: Wireless drops with Netgear PCI card..help pls?


18 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Wireless drops with Netgear PCI card..help pls?

Hi,

I'm having regular wireless networking problems with my recently purchased desktop. The wireless connection seems to regularly drop with pages that take a long time to load. Also with You tube pages and large downloads. I have to right-click network icon, select 'Troubleshoot problems', and then windows resets the adapter and I get my network back up again but it's getting so frustrating and I don't know why it's happening. I probably have to do it 30-40 times a day at the moment!

Some more info:

My desktop has a Netgear WPN311 RangeMax Wireless PCI Adapter in it. The device manager shows these as the adapter driver files:

athrx.sys -Atheros Windows driver 8.0.0.238
vwifibus.sys - 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

My desktop system is as follows:

Windows 7 64-bit desktop on Intel i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
6GB Ram

My wireless router is a Netgear WGT624v3 and I'm using WPA-PSK[TKIP] security.

Can anyone help please? My 'all-else-fails' solution is to drill a hole in my wall and run a network cable from my router, but I'd rather get the wireless working if possible.

Many thanks in advance,
ranj


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ranjithk View Post
Hi,

I'm having regular wireless networking problems with my recently purchased desktop. The wireless connection seems to regularly drop with pages that take a long time to load. Also with You tube pages and large downloads. I have to right-click network icon, select 'Troubleshoot problems', and then windows resets the adapter and I get my network back up again but it's getting so frustrating and I don't know why it's happening. I probably have to do it 30-40 times a day at the moment!

Some more info:

My desktop has a Netgear WPN311 RangeMax Wireless PCI Adapter in it. The device manager shows these as the adapter driver files:

athrx.sys -Atheros Windows driver 8.0.0.238
vwifibus.sys - 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

My desktop system is as follows:

Windows 7 64-bit desktop on Intel i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
6GB Ram

My wireless router is a Netgear WGT624v3 and I'm using WPA-PSK[TKIP] security.

Can anyone help please? My 'all-else-fails' solution is to drill a hole in my wall and run a network cable from my router, but I'd rather get the wireless working if possible.

Many thanks in advance,
ranj
Hi and welcome

I suspect you are running Homegroup with IPv6. IPv6 has been shown to cause random drops. You can easily change from homegroup to workgroup and IPv4.

Let us know if you need help with that

Ken J+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

cheers Ken, that seems to have sorted out the problem as I haven't had a dropped connection yet, many thanks.

As a side question, do you know if IPv6 drops is something that future updates of Windows 7 will address?
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