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Wifi Problem in Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Enterprise X64

    Wifi Problem in Windows 8.1


    Hello Gent,

    Recently I've Installed windows 8.1 Preview, after installation I got problem in my wifi driver and connection, My Driver is Atheros AR9285, Problem that Driver not to start when windows start, connection to networks always limited, and connections not appear in Active Networks. see Pictures

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    when checking driver icon and connection, see blank details

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    I updated driver with last driver 10.0.0.251 still same problem
    Kept driver with windows driver 3.0.1.154 still problem.
    I've to uninstall then install driver many times to get back working
    I used to work in windows 8 have no wifi problem, this problem appeared after installing windows 8.1 preview.
    So please any idea to overcome that problem ?
    I think that this driver is incompatible with 8.1 or that driver not start on windows log on.

    Thanks Guys




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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Unless someone responds with an 8.1 fix for your specific hardware configuration , you may be out of luck so I hope you have prepared a way to recover to Windows 8. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by nagar View Post
    Hello Gent,

    Recently I've Installed windows 8.1 Preview, after installation I got problem in my wifi driver and connection, My Driver is Atheros AR9285, Problem that Driver not to start when windows start, connection to networks always limited, and connections not appear in Active Networks. see Pictures

    Click image for larger version

    when checking driver icon and connection, see blank details

    Click image for larger version

    I updated driver with last driver 10.0.0.251 still same problem
    Kept driver with windows driver 3.0.1.154 still problem.
    I've to uninstall then install driver many times to get back working
    I used to work in windows 8 have no wifi problem, this problem appeared after installing windows 8.1 preview.
    So please any idea to overcome that problem ?
    I think that this driver is incompatible with 8.1 or that driver not start on windows log on.

    Thanks Guys



    Try using the method outlined in the link below in order to get the correct driver installed.

    Atheros WiFi problem in Windows 8.1
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Enterprise X64

    Thanks buddy


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nagar View Post
    Hello Gent,

    Recently I've Installed windows 8.1 Preview, after installation I got problem in my wifi driver and connection, My Driver is Atheros AR9285, Problem that Driver not to start when windows start, connection to networks always limited, and connections not appear in Active Networks. see Pictures

    Click image for larger version

    when checking driver icon and connection, see blank details

    Click image for larger version

    I updated driver with last driver 10.0.0.251 still same problem
    Kept driver with windows driver 3.0.1.154 still problem.
    I've to uninstall then install driver many times to get back working
    I used to work in windows 8 have no wifi problem, this problem appeared after installing windows 8.1 preview.
    So please any idea to overcome that problem ?
    I think that this driver is incompatible with 8.1 or that driver not start on windows log on.

    Thanks Guys



    Try using the method outlined in the link below in order to get the correct driver installed.

    Atheros WiFi problem in Windows 8.1
    Really I knew where that problem came from, I noticed that problem comes from Virtual Box Program, after installing it this problem exist, after uninstalling the problem goes, Problem due to Virtual box bridged network, so if you know how to modify in Registry to avoid that conflict or problem,
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  5. #5


    Yes others are having the same problem with Virtual Box. The link shows them trying to work on the problem, not sure if it's resolved or not.
    Windows 8.1 and VirtualBox
    Last edited by chev65; 02 Aug 2013 at 12:03.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1
    Win7 Pro


    It can happen so if you have installed any incompatible VPN application also.

    Quote Originally Posted by nagar View Post
    Hello Gent,

    Recently I've Installed windows 8.1 Preview, after installation I got problem in my wifi driver and connection, My Driver is Atheros AR9285, Problem that Driver not to start when windows start, connection to networks always limited, and connections not appear in Active Networks. see Pictures

    Click image for larger version

    when checking driver icon and connection, see blank details

    Click image for larger version

    I updated driver with last driver 10.0.0.251 still same problem
    Kept driver with windows driver 3.0.1.154 still problem.
    I've to uninstall then install driver many times to get back working
    I used to work in windows 8 have no wifi problem, this problem appeared after installing windows 8.1 preview.
    So please any idea to overcome that problem ?
    I think that this driver is incompatible with 8.1 or that driver not start on windows log on.

    Thanks Guys



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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