this seems to be an issue with the x64 version of the windows.
altough I have a pc with a usb netgear wifi and windows 7 ultimate 64 and this machine is the farest machin in the house from the router which is a Belkin MIMO N with no firmware update available.
I recently bought an ASUS notebook with windows 7 64 and this finds the wireless router but wont connect to it.
I thought its teh problem with the wifi card in the laptop so I returned it and bought a newer model same ASUS however I have the same problem.
My iPhone 4 connects fine, my PC as I said connects fine and another machine with windows xp 32 bit connects fine except my laptop.
I am a pc tech and know how to do the networking and all that.
looks like many of you's have the same problem as I do so is theere any fixes?
this is getting very annoying. I have to go literally next to the router and if I am lucky this will connect and I go back to my room and its all good until the laptop goes to sleep or is turned off and same problem again...
The wifi in the notebook is "Atheros AR9285" and has the latest version of the drivers
the newr the laptops get, the cheaper quality and they eventually become toys but expensive toys...
anyone knows any fixes or updates?
I had my belkin router for about 4 years now and ever since we bought it it did not have any newer firmware for it available...
It's a Belkin F5D8631-4 and the current firmware is the one that came on it and no updates at all and is version 2.00.13.
It is either "Atheros cards" that having issues or the 64 bit version of os.
However I believe its the problem with Atheros cards because I have a usb netgear wifi and on a 64 bit windows 7 ultimate it has no issues.
both laptops i have tried had the Atheros card in them but my brothers toshiba with intel chipset and windows vista 32 has no issues.