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Old 03-20-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Vista had an early bug related to power management with wireless adapters. In an effort to save battery power, it was idling the wireless adapter when no data was transmitted.

I think a Vista update changed/fixed the behavior. Perhaps the Win7 install removed this support and it may now be a control panel option for the wireless adapter.
Good post. We have made sure Windows is not allowed to turn off the adapter. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:21 AM
 
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Good post. We have made sure Windows is not allowed to turn off the adapter. Thanks.
What model laptop is it? HP's DV series (DV6000, etc) have faulty motherboards, and one of the symptoms is sporadic wireless.

Also, any results on those tests? Can you ping localhost? Can you get an IP? Can you see the wireless in device manager? Is the wireless on--dumb question, but I see people turn it off all the time by accidentally hitting the switch (both keyboard and physical).
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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Actually, when it does it's thing the wireless shuts itself off, or something does. Not her hitting it by accident.

I've not had a chance to reinstall the original drivers from the HP CD that came with the laptop. Those worked flawlessly and since it was Vista they should work OK.

I'm hoping to find time tomorrow to get the install done.

Thanks for checking on me!
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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What model laptop is it? HP's DV series (DV6000, etc) have faulty motherboards, and one of the symptoms is sporadic wireless.

Also, any results on those tests? Can you ping localhost? Can you get an IP? Can you see the wireless in device manager? Is the wireless on--dumb question, but I see people turn it off all the time by accidentally hitting the switch (both keyboard and physical).
My laptop that went out was a DV4, it's only 3 years old.
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