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Wifi does not work any more after upgrade

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    Windows 7 ultimate

    Wifi does not work any more after upgrade


    Laptop: Fujitsu/Siemens AMILO Pa3515 was bought with Vista.
    The W8 Upgrade assistent indicated no potential problems; so I bought the W8 upgrade. Software was downloaded via wifi connection.

    The upgrade to Windows 8 went flawless, the system runs great but the wifi does not work.
    Device manager indicates no erros for the wifi controller (QualcommAtheros AR5007EG) but I downloaded and installed the windows8 driver (10.0.0.212) from Atheros to be sure.

    Wifi cannot be activated (normally it would have been Fn-F1) but this key-combination does not react.
    PC settings indicates wireless as off and I cannot switch it on.

    Internet works fine via a cable but that is not how I want to use the laptop....
    Please advise

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  2. #2


    There are numerous complaints about that driver not working with Windows 8.

    This one may work for you or look around for another one if this one won't work.

    Download Atheros AR5007EG WLAN Driver 3.0.0.119 for Windows 8 Driver for Windows 8 - Softpedia
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    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    That's the one that was installed initially with the W8 upgrade and it does not help
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    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Fujitsu told me that the required driver is not yet available, but should be in about 2-3 weeks.
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    Not too surprising as there were numerous complaints about those drivers not working in Windows 8.

    You might try installing the driver in one of the compatibility modes for Windows 7.

    Using Program Compatibility Mode in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
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  6. #6


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 ultimate


    Thanks Chev,
    I have given the laptop back to the owner and she is ok with using a cable until the formal driver is offered by Fujitsu. If that would take (much) longer than the promised 2-3 weeks, I will pick this up again.
    I'll keep you informed.
    Rob
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