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Solved Upgraded to 8.1. Now wireless network cannot connect.


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#1
Upgraded ThinkPad laptop via ethernet from 8 to 8.1 then tested out fine. Shutdown for the night and removed the ethernet cable. Day later the Lenovo booted fine and the wireless SSID showed 5 bars on the charms bar. Clicked to connect and was prompted for the pw which was entered correctly. Charms said cannot connect to network. Next in device manager updated the Intel Centrino 6200 AGN adapter driver with the Microsoft version that was already on the HDD. Restarted and now could connect. Worked session internet was ok and shutdown.

Next startup no wireless internet connection again. Updating network driver did not work this time. Is there some problem with 8.1 upgrade and wireless networking?
 

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  • OS
    win 7 ultimate
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    PC/Desktop
#2
The problem is that there isn't a specific 8.1 driver for the Intel 6200agn, the old one isn't quite working right either.

You could try installing with compatibility mode and see how that goes. Just right click the driver to get to compatibility mode.
 
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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
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    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
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    GTX-480
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    Asus D2 Xonar
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    1680x1050
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    Thermal Take 1000watts
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#3
Could you give me a little more detail in your explanation?

The way I have been updating the drivers, and only way I know, ia the following :

1. Open network in Device manager
2. Right-click the wireless adapter and choose properties.
3. Select the Driver tab and choose Update Driver.
4. Select the List Drivers On PC To Choose From.
5. Select the driver. Intel or Microsoft I've tried it both ways.

I can find no executable or inf file to right-click on. Can you give me more help on how to follow your suggestion (sorry, I'm pretty basic)? Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 7 ultimate
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
#6
Thanks. ThinkPad connects now, but with a little hiccup at logon. The main thing it connects


I'm glad it's connecting now at least. The Intel drivers have been a little slow on the updates.

The log in problem could be because of the Intel connection software which you can sometimes uninstall separately via Add-Remove Programs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps