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Windows 7: Win 7 Wireless Issue - Can we combine the posts?

18 Nov 2009   #11
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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First of all, let me say thank you for your efforts and I should probably warn you, that no good deed goes unpunished. Having said that, I will add my two cents. We should probably add the power management tab in the properties of their wireless device in device manager as well as, if it is a usb device, the power management tab for their usb root hubs...it seems that Win7 likes to be able to turn off these devices in order to save power, probably not a good thing for insuring availability of a network. Also in the Control Panel under whatever particular power scheme you might be using, there are some advanced setting about three clicks down, change settings, change advance settings, change settings that are currently unavailable. Handy huh?
Thanks for the thanks - and the warning. This one is really pissing me off but at least the connection seems solid when I use a wired connection.

I tried your suggestion of disabling USB Suspend but couldn't see any improvement.

Control Panel>Power Options>Change Plan Settings>change Advnaced Power Settings>USB Settings> USB Selective Suspend Settings

Ski
Ski:
There is also the link at the top of the Advance settings dialog box that says "Change settings that are currently unavailable" which will sometimes expose additional settings, but not always. This also includes the "Wireless Adapter Setting" "Power Saving Mode" which should be set to "Maximum Performance".
And we should probably recommend a firmware update for indivduals wireless routers. It's easy to assume that it's Win7, and or the wireless adapter, but checking the forums for the various wireless router manufacturers is always a good idea.


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18 Nov 2009   #12
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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Ski:
There is also the link at the top of the Advance settings dialog box that says "Change settings that are currently unavailable" which will sometimes expose additional settings, but not always. This also includes the "Wireless Adapter Setting" "Power Saving Mode" which should be set to "Maximum Performance".
And we should probably recommend a firmware update for indivduals wireless routers. It's easy to assume that it's Win7, and or the wireless adapter, but checking the forums for the various wireless router manufacturers is always a good idea.

Hmm, not seeing that link.

Based on the number of posts and the variation in h/w that appears to have issues I really feel that this problem is hardware agnostic. I have updated my wireless drivers, actually re-installed them since I was already running the latest, but no joy.

I do have a bit of trouble thinking it's a power related issue, at least in my case, because I often get failures within 1 to 2 minutes of a re-boot. I guess my PC is a good platform for testing because the error never takes longer than about 3 minutes to show up. If my wired connection wasn't so solid I'd have reverted to Vista by now.

Ski
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18 Nov 2009   #13
patwhatsthat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Feeling Guilty

I can understand the sentiments and am affraid that a lot of people may very well abandon Win7, rather than deal with these issues. I feel guilty since I have never experienced any of these issues. I have an older Linksys "Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter" "Model WUSB54GSC" that was manufactured in 09/2007 and it works flawlessly without issue first time everytime


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18 Nov 2009   #14
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
I can understand the sentiments and am affraid that a lot of people may very well abandon Win7, rather than deal with these issues. I feel guilty since I have never experienced any of these issues. I have an older Linksys "Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter" "Model WUSB54GSC" that was manufactured in 09/2007 and it works flawlessly without issue first time everytime

Nope, not there on mine......
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19 Nov 2009   #15
Skibumtx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well, I think I may have finally made some headway. I went back and started trying every driver that i could for my adapter and I found one that has been screaming along for the last 1.5 hours with no drops (I used to be dropping every 2 minutes).

Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter

The driver I'm using was and old one already on my PC so i don't know if it's still available but it's Intel 11.1.0.86 from 2007!!!

hopefully it will stay stable.......
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