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08-16-2011 08:25 AM
Some background info:
Having problem with my HP Pavilion dv8-1180eo (as always). I have had the famous "Treble/Bass" problem in which the Treble and Bass randomly adjusts itself, for like every 10-30 sec tabbing out of all fullscreen games and programs. That one I solved by uninstalling that software.
Then I had (have actually) the also famous problem where the wireless randomly shuts down and your connection is lost, the wireless turns from blue to red having you to manually turn it on again. Annoying as hell. Solved that one by purchasing an USB-wireless thingy and use that to connect to my router and internet. The problem is still there though if I unplug the USB-wireless thing and use the computers wireless again.
The new problem:
And now I have another wireless problem, started like 2 weeks ago. My wireless connection starts to lag badly this happends randomly (most notable when playing online games in which I get delay for like 2-3 seconds) This problem persists for hours sometimes and when its gone for the moment everything is fine. No downloads/uploads/updates are up when this happends. Tried tons of different settings in the router to change the wireless signals, nothing helped. Then i purchased a new router in hope of it being the problem, new router installed and the problem is still there. Worth mentioning is when the lag starts If I ping myself it says I still have around 47ms when I play an online game which should be fine, so I dont know what the problem is really. Seems like it happens more frequently now too. Im running out of ideas of how to solve this, anyone have a clue? or something I should try?
Hope my english and explanation is good enough
Thanks in advance!
08-16-2011 08:32 AM
Your English explanation is just fine.
I would look for a driver update. What OS are you running and is it 32 or 64 bit), and what wireless adapter do you have?
Did you look to change any of the adapter settings in the advanced tab in for your wireless adapter in the device manager?
Some settings are good to have enabled for gaming and internet video streaming.
For example: WMM should be enabled, and also if there is a gaming mode setting, set that to enabled as well. The default is usually disabled.
These settings are dependent on what driver you have installed and the model network adapter you have.
Here is a good explanation of some of these advanced settings. This guide is for a Broadcom wireless card, but if your card has similar settings, this guide will be applicable to your card too.
08-16-2011 09:04 AM
Thanks for a quick answer!
My OS is running on 64bit and my wireless adapter is called Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN. I have previously updated that driver via the HP homepage thinking that its the newest driver available, but when I updated the driver in the advanced settings it found a new one and installed it, so I guess I did not have the newest one. My WMM was set to disabled so I enabled that one too. Going to use these settings now and see if the problem(s) is gone, if not i will be back!
Thanks alot for the help!
08-16-2011 09:16 AM
You're welcome, Björn.
Another way to update all of your Intel component drivers is to run the Intel Driver Update Utility.
This utility will examine your PC and then provide a report of current drivers and which ones can be updated, and it will provide the link to download the latest updates.
It is very important to keep your wireless card drivers updated to the latest version.
Below is the link to the Intel Driver Update Utility. It may have an even newer driver for your wireless card.
08-16-2011 09:56 AM
I am back! The problem is still there, and I realised I forgot to mention that i tried to use a cable instead of using wireless but even with the cable i got the strange random lags/delays. So with that said this problem shouldnt be a "wireless problem" but something else... but what could make these strange lags?
08-16-2011 10:05 AM
Sorry none of my suggestions worked.
I have no idea what could be the problem. But I did find a notebook forum specifically for dv8 owners.
Maybe you can register there, copy and paste your post on that forum, and see if anyone there has an answer for you.
My attempt towards fixing a problem like yours is to wipe the hard drive and install the OS from scratch. If that doesn't fix it, nothing will.
09-08-2011 07:52 AM
ck out this page for a fix http://sleeplessnerd.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-f
Let me know if it works
02-05-2012 02:19 PM
I struggled with this problem ever since I bought it.
Few days ago, my secondary hard disk died and I bought a new one.
As soon as I installed it into my dv8, wireless problem stopped.
It looks weard, but it is working now.
Perhaps it was a power consuming problem?!
02-13-2012 12:39 PM
OMG I had all of these problems for a year and a half. FINALLY they fixed it. They replaced the hard drive!!!!
I tried everything and in the mean time spoke to approximately 20 HP people. It was a nightmare. I reinstalled windows 3 times, they gave me all kinds of fixes, send it in to be fixed, changed the wireless card, was told to use another computer (what??), told me it was aol, it was my mcafee, then when I changed to kaspersky that it was kaspersky, along with saying it was other programs on my computer. Grrrrrr!! What a nightmare.
Finally........a new hard drive and all kinds of things are now working properly along with the wireless and the treble/bass...........