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Windows 7: Realtek 8185 wireless connection problem in w7 x64

17 Jan 2010   #21
Bruce

windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Hi Computerplus. Yes i had done a reboot of the network. As to the driver for the router. I've been using whatever driver windows 7 installed for the router as i had misplaced the disk (although the firmware is updated to current using the netgear smart wizard at 192.168.1.1). I didn't think it was a router issue as my other USB wireless card worked fine in connecting as did my housemates pc, my laptop and xbox.

Anyway...the wireless card seems to be working now. I uninstalled the driver and removed the card. Then inserted my wireless card from my old pc that always worked with my router. This old card (linksys w/speedbooster) didnt work in windows 7 either (it wouldn't even let the device work at all in device manager). I then removed this card and inserted the 8185 again. Now it works fine and has connected perfectly for over a week now.

One thing i did notice is that when my pc was put together the wireless card is very close to the graphics card, which is huge. As the graphics card fan was rubbing off the wireless card a piece of foam had been inserted between the two cards to keep them apart. This resulted in the wireless card being warped somewhat in its slot. When i reinserted the card i positioned the foam so as to bend the card the least and it worked fine from the moment the pc was turned back on. If it goes back to the way it was i will re-post and let people know!

Bruce


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17 Jan 2010   #22
matterhorn

Windows 7
 
 
I also tried the old card/new card thing but no result

Hi Bruce.

I also ripped out an old PCI wireless netcard from an old PC. The card was an Level One model WNC-301 and it did not recognize that at all. It just displayed as "other device" or something like that and I had to update the driver myself by pointing out what it was and what driver I wanted to use but the message just was that it would not start.

After having given that a try for a couple of hours I gave up and put in the Digitus wireless that was purchased with the PC again but I was not as lucky as you because it was just a step back to square one again.
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17 Jan 2010   #23
matterhorn

Windows 7
 
 
Computerplus: Zyxel P-2602HW-D1A

The Zyxel is running on channel 10 2457 MHz. The firmware has been upgraded with the latest version. It cannot run N radio.
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17 Jan 2010   #24
matterhorn

Windows 7
 
 
Cold boot of both PC and router but did not help.

Hi Computerplus.

I switched off the power to both the router and the PC. Then I switched on the Zyxel router and then the PC. Internet connection works fine for 10 minutes and then not at all even though Windows says that nothing is wrong. I can still ping url addresses in a command prompt but I cannot access web addresses. It reacts slow and declares that page cannot be shown or site cannot be reached or if I am "lucky" it will download the html-page within 2 minutes.

I moved the PC to the next room in which the router stands on a shelf. I plugged in a cable to the LAN-card on the PC and powered up. That works just great - of course. No problems what so ever even after an hour. The network connections says that both the LAN and the wireless is connected. If I pull out the cable and let it continue on the wireless it will either be a problem right away or only a few minuts will pass before it will become a problem.

Again the same sitation as before. I am sitting here writing this reply on sevenforums on my Asus while looking at the PC and the Asus does not have a problem.

Just shoot me please .. put me out of my missery.

Kind regards,
Henrik Berg Andersen
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17 Jan 2010   #25
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

try changing the MAC address of the adapter
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17 Jan 2010   #26
matterhorn

Windows 7
 
 

ehh ok ... I will try and do that. Although the router does not have a list of permitted MAC addresses setup. It is possible of course but I did not do that.
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17 Jan 2010   #27
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

change the MAC address of the adapter itself not the router, you can setup MAC address filtering in the router to only allow specified MAC addresses network access
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17 Jan 2010   #28
matterhorn

Windows 7
 
 
Changing MAC is not possible

I tried to find net address in the properties of the wireless adapter but such a property was not there to access. It was possible to find on the Realtek 8185 PCI Family Adapter b/g but that is just for the cable. Just to try it out I changed the MAC on that and that works fine for the cabled connection but of course does not have any effect on the wireless.
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17 Jan 2010   #29
matterhorn

Windows 7
 
 

.. sorry I said some nonsence ... it was possible to find net address property on the Realtek 8185 PCI Family Adapter but not on the Realtek 8185 Extensive b/g
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17 Jan 2010   #30
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

is your router is set to broadcast SSID and have you tuned off encryption to see if you can connect?
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