IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN (5134 Views)
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wella
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IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

Every now and then I lose my wireless connection.  When I check on the device manager, under network adapter, the hp 802.11 abg wireless LAN is gone.  I try the hardware driver reinstallation using the recovery manager to no avail. So what I do is connect by wire.  In the next few days,  my wireless connection comes back by itself.  How do I re-install this wireless adapter; why do I keep losing it and what should I do so I won't lose it?
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1badGuard
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

Try removing it from Device Manager. Right click and delete. Reboot and it should install. Also look to see what company makes the wireless device in Device Manager. We may be able to find an updated driver. Should be something like Broadcom,Lite-on .etc.
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wella
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

I deleted the network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN, rebooted and it's reloaded.  It is made by Atheros Communications Inc. I have the latest driver dated 11-22-2007.  Thank you much for your help. Hope I won't lose it again.
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

If it does come back you can visit the Atheros driver page and match the wireless chip to the updated driver.

http://www.atheros.cz/

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wella
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

Sorry to say but the problem came back.  I don't quiet understand "match the wireless chip with the updated driver" .  How do I do that? Thanks
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ECubi
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

How far is the computer from the router?  Any objects that may interfere, like flourescent lights, microwave ovens, etc?  From what I have read, flourescent lights can interfere with wireless networks.  Microwave ovens, when operating, can interfere as well. 
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wella
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

I don't think the distance of the router or other interferences has anything to do with the problem.  The HP 802.11 wireless adapter itself has disappeared from the Device Manager
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

eCubi,that's not the issue he's facing.

 

Wella, Run Belarc advisor that way we can identify the correct wireless driver.

 

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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wella
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

Okay, I now have my computer profile summary from belarc. This is what I have under Communications ( I deleted the IP addressess _)

 

Communications            Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)   Dhcp Server:  none responded   Physical Address:    Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) HP 802.11abg wireless LAN   Auto IP Address:  XXXXX   Gateway: XXXXX     Dhcp Server:      Physical Address:  XXXXX isatap.gateway.2wire.net   NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller  primary  Auto IP Address:      Gateway:      Dhcp Server:      Physical Address:    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface   Networking Dns Server:   
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1badGuard
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Re: IQ770. I keep losing my network adapter hp 802.11 abg wirelee LAN

Well from here I would have to suggest opening the case and look for a loose connection inside the beast. Your driver seems to be okay.

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