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Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - AZUREWAVE


    Hello,
    I have a Tablet PC with Windows 8 Release Preview installed.
    The Tablet PC is equipped with a x86 Intel Atom Z670 processor and the Marvell 88w8787 Wifi/Bluetooth chip.
    (Also ref. as AZUREWAVE_AW-NM387 WiFi/Bluetooth)

    Previously, Windows 7 installed with wifi connection was working good via the Marvell AVATAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor driver installed. File version: 14.57.8025.39, dated: 02/29/2012.

    After doing both a upgrade install(keeping Win7 files) and also a CLEAN install of Windows 8 onto this same Tablet PC, my Network Adaptor is stating errors, and not working.

    Kindly, how do I go about fixing this problem?

    Sincerely, HWayne.
    Flatoak Co., Ltd.
    Last edited by HWayne; 04 Jul 2012 at 02:29. Reason: More info. on driver manufacture.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hello,
    I'm still having trouble installing a driver that supports by x86 Intel/Atom Z670 Tablet PC running Windows 8.

    The WLAN module inside my Tablet PC is from Azurewave.

    To be specific, '88F105-012000 WLAN CARD.AW-NM387..802.11 b/g/n SDIO...W/BLUETOOTH(V3.0)..LEAD-FREE..AZUREWAVE'.

    My Tablet PC wifi connection worked OK with Windows 7, but now fails with Windows 8.

    Any advice and/or recommendation?

    BTW, this is related to the earlier POST: Marvell AVATAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor driver installed. File version: 14.57.8025.39, dated: 02/29/2012.

    This driver installed and worked for Windows 7, but fails in Windows 8.
    This driver is the driver that automatically gets identified by Windows UPDATE for my Tablet PC type.
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Jun 2012 at 21:14. Reason: merged
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Still trying to get advice regarding WLAN module not working with Windows 8 tablet PC. Even though it did work when Windows 7 was installed on same tablet PC.
    Sincerely, HWayne(Flatoak Co., Ltd.)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    Welcome to EightForums Hwayne

    So far that I have experience lately most of the driver that I install, I notice that not ALL drivers (I will not say old version but later version ONLY for Win7) might not work properly when we use it in Win8.

    For, manufacturers have built this drivers to RUN Win7 and there is no assurance even if you consider the platform of x32bit or x64bit. If you have install some of your drivers good to go but I know most of them might not work or can't be install.

    The only help I can give you is to restore factory default setting of your tablet.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by HWayne View Post
    Still trying to get advice regarding WLAN module not working with Windows 8 tablet PC. Even though it did work when Windows 7 was installed on same tablet PC.
    Sincerely, HWayne(Flatoak Co., Ltd.)
    Do you have a resolution? Anyone out there does?

    I have the exact same problem. My HW is ViewPad 10pi with same processor and WiFi
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    Viewpad 10pi / W8 / Marvell


    I have 2 Viewpads 10pi from Viewsonic. Exactly the same problem and downloading the driver from the manufacturer's web doesn't change anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by th3fro6 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HWayne View Post
    Still trying to get advice regarding WLAN module not working with Windows 8 tablet PC. Even though it did work when Windows 7 was installed on same tablet PC.
    Sincerely, HWayne(Flatoak Co., Ltd.)
    Do you have a resolution? Anyone out there does?

    I have the exact same problem. My HW is ViewPad 10pi with same processor and WiFi
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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