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wifi/bluetooth device not detected after reboot

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    Windows 8.1 Professional amd64

    wifi/bluetooth device not detected after reboot


    Since upgrading my HP DV6T7000-CTO from Windows 7 to Win 8 and now 8.1I have had an intermittent issue where the my wifi/bluetooth adapter is detected, until a restart, and then afterwards, is no longer detected. I have a Intel centrino wireless N 2230 which is both wifi and bluetooth. I cannot connect to wifi, nor is the bluetooth detected. Additionally, the wifi-radio button on my laptop, will not turn on (red is off, white is on). Sometimes I can temporarily fix the issue by shutting down, disconnecting the adapter from my laptop, reseating it, and then rebooting. This does not always work though.

    I have tried the latest drivers from Intel as well as tried removing those and just installing whatever Windows update thinks is best. I have also updated the Bios to the latest, but to no avail. I have even replaced the adapter with a new adapter but the same model and that did not fix the issue either. For that reason, I am thinking it could be a driver issue. But, I have never experienced a driver problem where something would go from working properly to not being detected at all after a reboot. Any help figuring this out would be of great help.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I noticed your Intel driver link is for 16.5 series driver, I found this 16.7 series one, bottom download for 8.1 64-bit. It is the larger file and should include everything.

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...+2230&lang=eng

    If it doesn't work, I'm at a loss myself.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Professional amd64


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I noticed your Intel driver link is for 16.5 series driver, I found this 16.7 series one, bottom download for 8.1 64-bit. It is the larger file and should include everything.

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...+2230&lang=eng

    If it doesn't work, I'm at a loss myself.
    No dice, but thanks.
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