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08-25-2009 09:18 PM
So I have another issue with this notebook (dv7-1450) and Windows 7 64. Every 10-15 minutes the wireless network just disconnects and displays as "No Internet Access" in the Network & Sharing center. This is obviously a driver issue. I can resolve by disabling and re-enabling the device, but I can't do this every 10 minutes.
After installing Windows 7, Windows installed the "Atheros AR5009 a/g/n Wireless LAN drivers" automatically, but this driver obviously doesn't work well. I searched for a Vista 64 driver on HP's website, and all I could find is a Broadcom Wireless LAN driver, but I don't think this is the right driver either. When I try to install it, I get a warning that the driver is not compatible, then when I continue to install the installations results in an error saying "The device cannot start".
So what gives? How can I get this wireless network card working on this notebook? I can't even find any working drivers. Physical network cable works but will NOT be available to use in working environment. Help.
08-25-2009 10:18 PM
Update (no resolution): After searching Google & HPs other forums, it appears that hundreds of other people are having the same issue with the AR5009 series adapters and 64 bit versions of Windows (Vista or 7). My question is, why would HP sell a computer with a 64 bit processor and 64 bit OS that doesn't fully support 64 bit drivers?
Anyway, ufortunately no one seems to have a clear answer/resolution to this issue. Not sure what to do other than take back...
08-26-2009 01:20 AM
UPDATE (POSSIBLE RESOLUTION): After spending a few hours troubleshooting the network, it appears that the wireless Atheros AR5009 wireless a/b/g/n card built in the notebook doesn't play well with my Linksys WRT300N router when configured in "Mixed [B/G/N] Mode". I changed the mode on the router to "Mixed B/G [Only]" and have maintained a solid wireless connection for over an hour now. Before it wouldn't hold a connection for more than 10 minutes, and was disconnecting from the wireless network every 2, 5 or 10 minutes.
Still holding my breath, but leaning towards that as the cause. I'll post update tomorrow...
08-30-2009 06:50 AM
Uninstall Your current driver ad try v22.214.171.124 driver which You can download here.
08-30-2009 12:45 PM
08-30-2009 05:37 PM
Here's something you might check on.
Since you're using wireless, it might be a wireless security issue. I see this all the time with 64 bit operating systems.
Check your security type, if you are using WEP, that's your problem. 64 bit operating system do not work well with WEP.
Change to WPA and you'll be fine.
02-08-2010 10:36 AM - last edited on 02-20-2017 02:39 PM by OscarFuentes
Disconnect from Internet.
Uninstall from Your system audio drivers.
Uninstalling Software in Windows 7
Uninstall or change a program in Windows 7
Restart Your system:
On boot press ' F8 ' and choose ' Safe mode '.
Go to Control Panel -> Devices Manager -> Network Cards
and find there Athero Wireless card. Click on it with right button of Your mouse and choose uninstall driver.
Restart Your system and this time start it in normally.
Install latest driver:
Atheros Wireless here (ver 126.96.36.199 for 32/64 bit Win7)