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HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)
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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

Contacting HP under warranty now to get the wireless card replaced. Quick search on this site shows that this is a common issue with the Mediatek MT7630E
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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

or replace the card Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

http://ark.intel.com/De/products/75439/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-7260

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106190

 


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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

The card drops connection for no reason, last time during driver download some 3 metres from really solid Airlive AP (brand new Probook 450 G1 Windows 8.1 Pro), no use pointing at router brands. I'm really disappointed. The machine was supposed to travel abroad, instead I must look for replacement. I hope HP will take a closer look at this issue - for now I think all machines with Mediatek card, not only HP branded are out of consideration in my future purchases. 

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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

xenth

 

The Mediatek card is not the fastest.

 

Please update your  Airlive AP  Firmware

 

http://www.airlive.com/support/firmware/AP60

 

Use the Tool for WLAN Monitoring

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html

 


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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

Thanks for a quick reply Toffy, but Airlive was just an example, G1 just dropped during YouTube at my home while I was writing this post on another machine.

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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

xenth

 

Please Run Windows Update

 

An use the Windows Troubleshooting program

 

Change the Power Plan

 

For a test deactivate the Virusscanner and MS Defender

 

Test the last manufacturer driver  http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/pciert2790rt309xrt35x2rt539xrt3290mt7630/


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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

I have the same problem, wireless adapter always drops.
I have windows 8.1 and I tried all drives and windows updates.
I believe its problem with the driver or hardware problem.

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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

Mansk

 

For this Card you must update your Router Firmware

 

Change the Power Plan to highest performance

 

For a test deactivate the Virusscanner and MS Defender

 

Install the manufacturer driver  http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/pciert2790rt309xrt35x2rt539xrt3290mt7630

 

or replace the card Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260,  faster WLAN and better Driver Support

 


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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

My advice: Stop wasting your time with this ridiculous wifi interface!

 

I bought a Probook 450 G1 last week. Build quality is fairly good for the price. But why HP is ruining this nice product by deploying useless wifi interfaces is beyond me. This isn't a new issue. Problems with Mediatek adapters have been reported in different web forums for more than a year .

 

I replaced the Mediatek card with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 card which is about 20 EUR. (Go for the slightly more expensive Wireless-AC 7260, if you need 802.11ac)

 

It only takes 5 Minutes to replace the cards (consult the service manual). Perfect wifi connection, no issues, runs out of the box.

 

I rather pay some little extra cash than sending back the whole device to finally get a new Mediatek card.

 

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Re: HP Probook 450 G1: Mediatek wireless continually drops connection (for Customer)

Just a Bios Update from with the latest bios version 2.7 from 2014-02-14 has solved this problem for me, information was given to me from the HP hotline.

 

 

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