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WLAN Driver immediately re-installs its self.

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    WLAN Driver immediately re-installs its self.


    I occasionally come across a problem I'm incapable of solving, and when I do, Google saves the day. Not this time, unfortunately it seems no one but me has had this problem so my hopes are pretty low. Here it goes anyway.

    About a month ago I put windows 8.1 on my HP laptop. Like usual windows had it's own driver for my Broadcom 4322AG Wireless card when I installed it. It didn't take long to notice the downstream bandwidth was crippled. I figured the driver it installed was just a lame one and that I'd install the original Dell driver.

    This will surly work if I could just uninstall the current driver. I go to uninstall the driver in device manager. It uninstalls like I'd expect. Then when I refresh the device manager, the wireless card reappears with driver re-installed. The rollback option is grayed out.

    For those who want hardware details:

    The laptop is an HP Pavilion DV4 1117-nr.
    The wifi card is a Broadcom 4322AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n wifi adapter that was originally installed in some Dell Inspiron.
    I installed it in my HP for it's 5 GHz capabilities. I've never had issues since I installed it a few years ago. It was fine with Vista and 7.

    I can provide information as needed. I even have a terrible cell phone video of the driver re-installing its self.


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  2. #2

    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    It wont let you replace the windows drivers with the dell drivers?

    If not then when you
    uninstall the wlan drivers, tell it to also delete the files, and turn off the internet so it doesnt download them, then install your dell drivers..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

WLAN Driver immediately re-installs its self.
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