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Wireless Card Issues


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#1 Guest_WelshSteve_*

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:02 AM

I have a new laptop and the wireless card does not turn itself on when Windows starts up. Also, when the laptop goes into standby mode the wireless networks get disabled, even though the wireless card is on. The only way to get wireless back up is to repair the wireless connection (right click on wireless network icon in notification area and choose Repair).

Can anybody help me sort this out as it's very annoying.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:08 PM

It's normal to disconnect when in standby.

Do you have up-to-date drivers?
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:47 AM

Yes, it's brand new, so should have the up to date driver. I will search for the most up to date driver for the wireless card and try that.

I have another identical laptop here for somebody else and it doesn't do it on that one. When I bring the system out of standby, the wireless card remains on, but I have to repair the wireless connection to get connected.

Yes, it's brand new, so should have the up to date driver. I will search for the most up to date driver for the wireless card and try that.

I have another identical laptop here for somebody else and it doesn't do it on that one. When I bring the system out of standby, the wireless card remains on, but I have to repair the wireless connection to get connected.

EDIT: According to "Driver Detective" the wireless driver is up to date.

Edited by WelshSteve, 08 October 2009 - 04:16 AM.


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:06 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? When Windows first starts, the wireless card is not on and I have to use the function key shortcut to turn it on. This causes problems, and as the user of this laptop isn't that computer literate, I can guarantee they'll forget they need to do this every time. Surely it should be on as default?




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