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    wireless adapter


    Anyone having problems connecting wireless? I have a Netgear WNA 1100 wireless adapter and when I use the push n play feature to link my router & computer it crashes my machine with a irq error.

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    You might want to try installing the drivers manually instead of using the plug and play feature.

    WNA1100 Release Software - Version 1.1.3.26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan90 View Post
    Anyone having problems connecting wireless? I have a Netgear WNA 1100 wireless adapter and when I use the push n play feature to link my router & computer it crashes my machine with a irq error.
    AR9271 newest driver is here, which should do well for you:

    ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)
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    wireless problem


    i installed windows 8 on my hp 630 laptop with intel celron processor and my wireless internet stopped working, the f12 button that switches on the wireless was disabled and my driver is not supported by windows 8, any suggestions of wat i could do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesitch View Post
    i installed windows 8 on my hp 630 laptop with intel celron processor and my wireless internet stopped working, the f12 button that switches on the wireless was disabled and my driver is not supported by windows 8, any suggestions of wat i could do?
    Yes, no problem. HP lists multiple wireless adapter possibilities for your model. So you need to tell us two pieces of information.

    1) Are you using 32 or 64 bit Windows?

    2) Open Device Manager. Right click on your wireless adapter. Choose Properties then go to Details tab. Change the dropdown to say Hardware Ids. Copy/paste results here. (Please do not use a screenshot instead of copy/paste.)

    Ctrl+A = selects all info
    Ctrl+C = copy
    Ctrl+V = paste

    And welcome to here.
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    I have a HP Touchsmart 300 1125sc. The Wireless Connection worked ok with Win8 consumer preview. After installing Release preview, my network is no longer listed in contrast to some of my neighbors networks. On my Laptop, my network is detected and listed, and there are no connection problems. I have tried to reinstall the driver, but Win8 insists that the best driver is already installed. I have pulled the plug of my Wireless router for some minutes without solving the problem.
    My network adapter is a 802.11b/g/n card, listed by the Device manager as a 802.11n card (guess that is ok). My router is a Dlink Dir 655. I am using 64 bit Win8
    Here are my hardware Ids:
    PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3092&SUBSYS_001515A9&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3092&SUBSYS_001515A9
    PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3092&CC_028000
    PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3092&CC_0280

    I would be grateful for any help
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    I have the same router as you, works great for me.

    You should try downloading the latest driver from HP for your machine, uninstall if you are already using the latest driver for your wireless NIC then reinstall the driver by right clicking and choosing to install in compatibility mode for Windows 7. Choose the manual install method which will bring up a list of choices, choose to install in Window 7 mode. Go with WPA-2 and AES encryption.

    That usually works for me for just about any Windows 7 driver as there aren't many Windows 8 drivers out yet.
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    Thank you for a quick response.
    I have downloaded the latest driver which comes in the form of an exe-file (sp44652.exe). When I right-click it, the only option is to run the troubleshooter. Later in the process I am askd which earlier Version of Windows it worked in. I have tried both Windows 7 and Windows XP (service pack 3), but the installation stops, reporting "Your system does not meet the operation system reguirements. Update has been cancelled. (9998)"
    The funny thing is that I can see one or two of my neighbor's Networks, so the Wireless adapter is working. My own network is not visible, and I cannot Connect to it even if I manually set it up with the correct network name, Security type, encrytion type and password.

    Any more ideas?
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    It seems strange that it can see your neighbors WIFI signals but not your own.

    I'm sure you have the SSID broadcast turned on in the router's settings but besides that I'm not sure why you can't see your own WIFI. It must be a driver problem which is to be expected I guess.
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    Yes, it is very strange. I can see my SSID on my Galaxy phone, my Transformer tablet and on my Acer Laptop, but not on my Touchsmart with the latest Version of Win8. With the Developers and consumer previews there were no problems.
    I had Cisco Network Magic installed of a couple of my other computers, and I decided to give it a try on the Touchsmart/win8 machine. My SSID was still hidden, but by going for hidden Networks and typing in the SSID and the Security key, IT WORKED.
    However, the Connection is unstable. I am into my third try now. During the two first, the machine disconnected after about 30 Seconds and 10 minutes. I don't know what that means. Maybe it is a driver problem. The router places my SSID on channel 13. One of my previous computers accepted channels 1-11 only, but I doupt that is the problem now. I think it worked ok on channel 13 with the previous win8 Versions, but since my router may choose other channels during restarts, I am not quite sure.
    Now, as I Write, the Connection goes off and on. I am betting on a driver update
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