I am looking at an HP 15 notebook PC for a friend who has trouble connecting to the internet via wifi.
It is running Windows 8.1 64 bit. Other devices work on her internet, and this laptop only works on wifi networks when it is within a short distance to the router.
So it is definitely the laptop, and all the indications are the wireless network adapter.
I have updated the drivers for the Ralink RT3290 802.1 1bgn Wifi adapter, and the BIOS, and checked all the settings in the adapter properties which look ok as far as I can tell.
I have two questions.
a) Are there any more settings or software fixes I can check.
If the actual adapter is stuffed, how good are the USB wireless adapters, are they easy to install and does a $10 one do the trick.
Edited by hamluis, 23 July 2017 - 08:46 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.