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Problems with wireless network adapter

Q: Problems with wireless network adapter

To start off my laptop is an Asus G VW-AS The wireless network adapter is an Atheros AR WB-EG The issue I m having only starts when I play an online game It s not a specific one it happens with all my games After about a few matches I will begin to experience terrible lag spikes Ranging from - ms sometimes even going up to over Usually the spikes are permanent I will jump to around ping and hover in that general number with it occasionally sliding back down to my normal only to immediately spring back up again After this begins to happen any application I use that uses internet internet browser skype etc also lags is severely slowed down This lag is never experienced on any other system using our wireless internet which makes me believe it is in fact my laptop s wireless adapter that is the problem Doing a windows troubleshoot on the adapter DOES fix it but it only fixes it for about to minutes and then I begin to lag adapter network Problems with wireless again Also the troubleshooter seems to only be able to fix it once If I try to troubleshoot the adapter again after already fixing it before that way the troubleshooter will tell me that it couldn t find anything wrong Manually restarting the adapter only works once as well Restarting the computer does not help the problem If the laptop is shut down for a few hours and started back up the adapter will work properly as long as I do not start a game Could anyone help tell me how to stop this from happening Do I need to get a new adapter or is there something I can do for the current one nbsp

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A: Problems with wireless network adapter

Are you sure it is not an issue with your router? Also I dont know where to get Atheros drivers other than from the manufacturer (vaio, lenovo, etc) website. There are no official drivers
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A:Problems with wireless network adapter and network connection driver

First with this remove Zone alarm, while it use to be a great product, it cause more issues than it's worth these days.
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Type in netsh winsock reset and reboot, see if the combination of these will help.

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A:Wireless network adapter problems

Quote: Originally Posted by manuelal

I have an Acer Aspire 5553 with an Atheros ar5b97 wireless adapter. I recently moved to France from England and until the move I was able to connect. I don't know if it's a coincidence but when I got to my new flat I was not able to connect to the wireless home network. Other computers can and I can connect with an ethernet cable. After two days of trying all the options and solutions the troubleshooter gave to no avail it suddenly connected. That lasted two days and now it won't work again. The troubleshooter says there's a problem with the default gateway or the network adapter. The network icon tells me I'm connected but have no access, then it says 'Identifying Network' then it disconnects, then it identifies it, connects for a second and then disconnects again. I have reset the network adapter, uninstalled it and installed but nothing works.
Do I need to buy a new adapter?
Thank you

Hi and welcome

Please run this

Start>search>CMD>IPCONFIG /ALL

Make a screenshot of the output and upload it to us.
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I have a dell Inspiron 6400, and just recently when coming out of sleep mode there is no connection available to the internet.

Windows network system reports that a reset of the wireless adapter may fix the problem (Hardware reset). Usually I end up doing a complete reboot to reset the adapter in the laptop. (Annoying)

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A:Wireless Network Adapter Problems

Yep....go to Device Manager and rt. click on the wireless adapter, select properties. In the Properties window select the Power Management tab and uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device". Click on OK and restart the computer.
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Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Yes the first thing to do is enter Bios F10 key as soon as computer starts up, start tapping the F10 key until you enter bios.

Go to "system configuration utility" , "Inbuilt Devices". Check and enable the device if you need to.

Let us know if it works or not....
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A:Win7 wireless adapter and network problems

it should have seen the adapter and worked - the reason it does not - may be why your built in wlan does not work

lets see an ipconfig /all and device manager and xirrus screen shot

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

If you are using the Mac OS then use iStumbler 99
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions
How do I get into Windows Device Manager?

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter


Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}&g... Read more
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A:Network wireless adapter problems - Limited Access

Hello woody,

If you can use another computer to download the most recent driver software to a USB stick, it might be better for this - Download it and let it alone until you uninstall the current one. In fact, uninstall everything related to wireless connections. Then install the new driver software and input all the information it asks.

Run this command: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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A:Wireless Network Adapter is experiencing problems *Realtek RTL8188CE*

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A:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

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A:Network Adapter and VGA Graphic Adapter problems

Originally Posted by ausred

I am currently encountering problems with my internet connection because of a problem to my computer's Network Adapter which; Realtek RT Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) additionally, I cannot watch movies with my computers Media Player because there is also a problem to the; Standard VGA Graphic Adapter.

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Hello ausred, and welcome to Windows Vista Forums.

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It would look like this:

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A:wireless network adapter

lets see a device manager screen shot
is the internal wireless adapter disabled - dells often use FN + F2 to toggle the wireless on/off
also you may need to change to the dell or windows wireless manager - if using the ralink manager

so also the services

We would like to see some status information for each of the services listed below to do this goto
Control Panel>
Administrative Tools>

then for each of the servies listed below - Please post back the following status information -
If the service is Started/Stopped
If the service is Automatic/Manual
COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
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WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only)
If a service is not running,
right click on the service
then click on properties and now check the dependencies.

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Also to help us identify what may be causing the issue
Check the event log, there may be clues to what is failing. To do that
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windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
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Has it worked previously? Is this a fresh install of the operating system?
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A:wireless network adapter

Tifa__x said:

Ok I have an issue with my adapter I think. It won't find my wireless signal and when I click repair it does this:

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Hi lascott, welcome to sevenforums.

Can you please post a picture of your network adapters?

Go to start and type "Network and Sharing center" in the search box and open it

Click Change Adapter Settings

Take a screen shot or use the snipping tool and post the Change Adapter Settings window here..

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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Can you connect to the network via Ethernet Cable?
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Please provide the exact make and mode of your system.
Also, please provide the information in this post:
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Does the adapter show up in Device Manager as installed and working properly?
Is wifi enabled? This usually involves either moving a physical switch or pressing a key combination.
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Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
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Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

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If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
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Type the following commands:





Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
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A:Wireless network adapter

Uninstall the driver
reboot the PC
Reinstall the driver

Don't use any static IP address let the PC use DHCP from your router to auto assign the IP address.
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A:Wireless-N USB Network Adapter issue

if more info is needed.. just let me know.
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A:Wireless Network Connection Adapter

Are you using a USB cable to connect to a WiFi adapter or does the system have wireless built in?

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Make and Model of system and OS.

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Did your install the drivers for the mobo? It sounds like there is no LAN driver loaded. What does it look like in the device manager?
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One thought: newer PCs have USB 3 ports. Do not use these for the wireless adapter. Find a USB 2.0 port to use.

Do you hear the USB device connected sound when you plug the adapter in?

Give this a try:
Remove any previous adapter software installation
Remove the adapter
Optional: (If available, Restore Windows to a date before the first install attempt.)
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A:Wireless Network Adapter Issues

Is N spose'd to be 108?
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A:Wireless Network Adapter Missing

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can you do a system restore prior to that update?

System Restore

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Welcome jeccajo2013

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A:Windows 10 - wireless network adapter

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Quote: Originally Posted by bsanford121

I think I disabled the wireless network adapter and now can't find it to enable it. It does not show up in the Devise Manager under Network adapters. Any thoughts?

Hi bsanford121,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Please let us know how did you disable it as it should be detecting in device manager.

Also, let us know model number for your system as there is a different shortcut key for every system to disable/enable the wireless card.

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Enable wireless adaptor

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A:Missing wireless network adapter

The driver is missing from the device manager and I have tried to reinstall drivers from HP's site but they have not installed correctly.Click to expand...

What happens ?

Drivers for wireless from HP site here

Have you tried to remove the adapter and then let windows detect on a reboot and then install the drivers
to remove the adapter - goto device manager right click on the adapter and uninstall
would you post back an image of device manager

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
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onedear, Welcome to BC Forums!
Here is the latest drivers for your wireless chipset, released in February 2014. It's a zip file, both 32 & 64 bit is included. Extract the folder, open Device Manager & choose to Update Driver, point it towards the folder that was unzipped & it should update. It may open another page, just click Download.
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A:Lite On USB wireless network adapter

As said before and looking at some similar topics here, problem is caused by bad drivers, which I assume is this usb wireless card.

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A:[SOLVED] Wireless network adapter

do you have wep encryption setup and if so,,did you enter the correct wep key? was this card a PCI type card and was it brand new? was there a linksys wireless utility that loaded with the drivers ? do you have a firewall program like zonealarm running if so...disable it or go into zonealarm and allow internet access to IE
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Have you tried using a different USB device to see if it is detected (ie thumb drive).
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A:Wireless network adapter problem


If you can connect your computer to your router with the ethernet cable. That can get you on the internet.

Then with the name of your wireless adapter you can search for your wireless adapter driver.

What you could do before doing the above is to restart your computer again it should recognize that there is a hardware change and install the required driver itself or prompt you for the driver by stepping through a on screen instructions.

Follow the instruction for checking online.

See how you go with the above steps, and let us know.


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I have a pretty good idea of what the problem might be, this is becoming a common problem with Windows 8 or 8.1, in fact I've already fixed this exact problem with the steps below.

First run the sfc /scannow command, use an elevated command prompt for this, use option 2 in the link below.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

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The wireless adaptor may starting working again after this scan but the store corruption is still there.

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A:Wireless Network Adapter Missing

Welcome to the HP Forums! I see from your posts that you are having an issue with your HP Pavilion g6-2212sa Notebook and Wireless connecting issues. Here is an excellent starting point. I would uninstall all that is listed in the Network adapter section and restart the Notebook. Here is a link to your driver page. What you see in the Network adapters should match the Download. Please get back to me how this goes.  To show that you are thankful of my post, click the Thumbs up below.  Thanks.
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I am in safe mode with networking and it works, so i assume its a software issue. Any ideas?Click to expand...

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Make sure your network adapter is properly installed."

Managed to resolve this before somehow, but more trouble this time.
I can disable the Atheros network adapter in the device manager, no updated drivers found, can even turn wireless button on/off, none have worked. So I tried all the steps found in this old threat with same problem, to no avail:

On the 2nd point there of running: rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf

I get

Error in setupapi
Missing entry:installhinfsection"

Desperate for help here!

A:Cannot disable the wireless network adapter

Did you try downloading and installing the wireless drivers. Don't just let it search for updated drivers. Did you try disabling the wireless in the BIOS? That will certainly disable it.
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Does the wireless adapter show in Device Manager under Network Adapters?

Any warnings or errors in Device Manager?
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Can you post a screen shot of what is showing in Device Manager, make sure the Network section is expanded

How to post a screenshot:
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Welcome to the Forums.

If you right click on Computer
then click Device Manager
look for Network Adapters

one should say Wireless,
right click on it and click Properties
then click the Driver tab

If it somehow got disabled one of the buttons should say

If you don't see that the quick fix may be to use a Restore Point if you
have a recent one. Just before the problem is usually the best so you do
not lose a lot of settings recently changed.