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Raun5
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keep losing wireless connection with Atheros AR9285

Just bought an HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx with a Atheros AR9285. The wireless connection keeps dropping and i have to troubleshoot it every few minutes. Windows Network Diagnostics resets the adapter each time. Than a few minutes later it drops again. I have 2 other wireless computers that work fine when connected to the router including a HP dv9000. Already talked to tech support and updated the drivers and the bios. Any suggestions?

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Rollabulldog
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Re: keep losing wireless connection with Atheros AR9285

What is the Security on your wireless router? If it is WEP then there is an issue with Windows 7 and vista 64 bit operating systems. Switch the security on the router to WPA and see if that fixes the issue.

DV3t-2000, Intel core 2 Duo P7350, 4 GB ram, 500 GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce G 105M, Windows 7 Ultimate
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Raun5
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It is WPA and my HP dv9000 works fine with it which is running Vista 64 bit. Have worked a second time with Tech Support and they couldn't solve the issue either. I have a feeling i have a bad controller.

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Npdist66
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Registered: ‎12-30-2009
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I've got the same problem.

 

HP told me to "install newest driver" et cetera, blah :smileyindifferent:

 

I'm using new driver: 8.0.0.238 and it still drops connection!

 

But it is not the router problem, because Wifi adapter without connection lose a wireless networks also! [I mean I am unable to connect to any network after 15 minutes, it refuse to work].

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Raun5
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I went out yesterday and upgraded my router from the Linksys Wireless N home router (WRT150N) which I bought a few years ago to a Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router from Linksys (WRT610N). So far it seems to have solved my problem. I have not lost connection since last night. I will update this in a few days or sooner if I start loosing connection again.

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Npdist66
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What drivers and what Windows do you use?

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pmsumner
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Registered: ‎01-09-2010
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How have things been with your new router? Can you advise what version of driver you're using (from device manager)?

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wideboy
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Registered: ‎01-09-2010
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Re: keep losing wireless connection with Atheros AR9285

I have the same problem but with a dv7 306l  and a athreos 9285 wireless card, It came with vista and it dropped out so i upgraded to wind0ws 7 and its got worse  every 10 minutes it keeps dropping out.

 

 

I have tried the usual latest drivers blah blah, but still doesn't work. its not the router because of my dell works fine.

 

I have even taken off dhcp and given all my wireless devices a decicated ip address  but still havn't cured the problem. I cant try another router because i am with sky and they will not give you your username and password, I have tried it around my dads house it still drops out.

 

I thinks this is a driver/ hardware issue

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wideboy
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It's a hardware fault mine has done the same, HP change the card I installed it and now it works fine no drop outs on the wireless. Ask them for a new card.

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PetarS123
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Registered: ‎04-11-2010
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I have network dropping with CQ61-210SQ and AR9285, Windows XP. Looks like network dropping happens only when N mode enabled in ruter. And with constant network traffic for long time, and not necessarily at top speed.

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