05-08-2013 10:33 PM
I've recently purchased this notebook which came with Windows 8, since I loathed this OS I've wiped it off and installed Windows 7 64 bits.
I've installed every driver needed directly from the manufacturers having retrieved the components specs thru PCI VEN_ID and DEV_ID. Everything is correctly installed. But the wireless adapter is giving me some problems, that is: the connection silently drops every few minutes.
The laptop is really close to my router which is just under my desk and I always see 5 bars of signal strength. My router uses 802.11b protocol.
I've tried changing between static IPs and DHCP assigned ones, changing the router transmission channel, disabling "n" mode on the wireless adapter, reinstalling the drivers, disabling NetBIOS services. Nothing seems to solve the problem.
The drivers I'm using come from here:
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05-08-2013 10:53 PM
Few things to do on this, Please uninstall any existing bluetooth driver and wireless drivers from add remove program.
1) Install Ralink WIFI drivers
2) Bluetooth Driver from here.
3) update windows.
Good Luck !!!!
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05-08-2013 10:54 PM
The unit is designed for Win 8 and there is no official Ralink WLAN driver released for this product. I tried to find one driver released on other platform with similar modules as follows. Probably you can try it on your unit.
05-08-2013 10:56 PM
What is the model of your router?
I ask because there was an issue with Ralink and some Comcast routers.
Also - what is the version of the Ralink driver you downloaded?
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05-08-2013 11:10 PM - edited 05-08-2013 11:12 PM
My router is a Siemens RTA300W (old stuff, but working: I have another notebook linked to it).
Driver: follow the link in my original post. Second entry, it says 22.214.171.124.
05-09-2013 02:31 AM - edited 05-28-2013 06:47 AM
I've noticed a Windows Update concerning the wireless adapter just came thru this morning: now the driver version is 126.96.36.199 and the connection seems stable: it's been running for a few hours now. It seems rather strange that the windows' driver is more up to date than the manufacturer's driver...
EDIT 28/05/2013: this update seems to have solved the problem. No further issues. Connection very stable even at distance.
05-27-2013 05:59 PM
hello, i've had my HP Pavilion desktop for awhile like about 6 months and my wifi has randomly disconnected the Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter shows a Exclamation Mark on it. ive try updating ive tried everything could someone help
05-27-2013 06:05 PM
05-28-2013 06:31 AM
Try to do what I did:
1. wipe off the wireless drivers;
2. use cabled network to have a stable connection;
3. install manufacturer's drivers (link in the first post, version 188.8.131.52);
4. run windows update (it should update your drivers to version 184.108.40.206);
I had no issues since the update. Hope this helps, bye.