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Windows 8.1 limited internet connection. Roll back driver?

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Try installing the driver in Compatibility mode for 7 (which might work, but I never do this.)

    Better to install in Device Manager: Right click wireless, update driver software, browse my computer, let me pick, have disk, browse.

    The trick with Intel drivers, especially wireless, is usually that you have to have the installer running, but don't let it install yet. Just leave it sit there. Then do the process above I outlined, and the .inf you want to double click on should be somewhere in your user temp folder:


    Edit: But looking at it more, this link should really just auto-install straight away for you (if Windows = 64 bit):
    I'm not sure what that means

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    Maybe Sony support has a method to control your computer and do it for you, if you show them what needs to be done, in this thread.
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  3. #13

    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post

    If I disable or uninstall my driver my network crashes.
    Yes installing a wireless driver would require a disconnect if that was your only connection.

    Why not just use a wired connection until after the wireless is fixed.
    So is this Intel driver only for WiFi???
    Yes of course it's only for WiFi. One for the Ethernet as well. Are you saying you tried the Ethernet port and still no connection?

    You really need to get the Ethernet working first then go to the Windows Update Center to install all the latest updates, there will be a long list of them at which point the new wireless driver would most likely be installed automatically.

    Or try the Sony support site, click where it says "detect your VAIO" there are many different methods to update this system at your disposal.
    Support for VAIO&reg Notebook & Computer : Sony Asia Pacific
    Last edited by chev65; 30 Jan 2014 at 14:18.
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