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Connectivity Problems

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    Windows 8 x86

    Connectivity Problems


    I have a Samsung Series 9 ultrabook that's been having some Wi-Fi connectivity issues. It connects fine to my home 5GHz network, but it doesn't connect to any other network. I've tried Starbucks, friend's Android hotspot, friend's MacBook Air hotspot - none of them will connect.

    This problem has persisted with multiple fresh installs of Windows 7 x64, and now with a fresh install of Windows 8 x64. This leads me to believe it's a hardware issue.

    This laptop came with an Intel 6235 adaptor, which I then replaced with a more powerful Intel 6300 card. I can't remember if the problems persisted with the OEM card.

    Thanks!

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    You might have better luck with the hotspots using the Public network option.

    There may be a mode adjustment for your wireless NIC for either 5GHz or 2.4GHz, look in the settings of the Intel 6300 and try updating the drivers as well. You might try using the Intel wireless connection software, it might work better without the Intel connection software, hard to say for sure.

    Intel Driver Update Utility for wireless networking

    It may also help to define the network settings using the link below as a guide.

    How to Manage Wireless Network Connections & Profiles in Windows 8 | 7 Tutorials
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    You might have better luck with the hotspots using the Public network option.

    There may be a mode adjustment for your wireless NIC for either 5GHz or 2.4GHz, look in the settings of the Intel 6300 and try updating the drivers as well. You might try using the Intel wireless connection software, it might work better without the Intel connection software, hard to say for sure.

    Intel Driver Update Utility for wireless networking

    It may also help to define the network settings using the link below as a guide.

    How to Manage Wireless Network Connections & Profiles in Windows 8 | 7 Tutorials
    Well Intel told me that I had outdated drivers, so I updated. I'll keep you posted.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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