Computer troubles, too! Send halp!
Camazotz last edited by
My wifi isn't working all that well these days, which is hurting me.
I have an Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n wifi adapter which is apparently isn't functioning properly. I've downloaded the latest drivers for the adapter, but its still got the status of "disconnected".
Under "device status" when I'm looking at its properties it says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". The internet doesn't seem to have any clue what this could mean.
Please save me, nerds!
You're my only hope!
Eliphas last edited by
I've no idea about wifi stuff but I came across this.
1. Download all patches for Windows 7 via Windows Update. Don't foget to flash BIOS!
2. Download reqiured drivers from the HP.
3. Atheros driver shoud be ver. 126.96.36.199. (Prob older version as this post is older, so theres prob a newer one)
4. Unplug the power cable of your WiFi router and cable modem.
5. Disconnect the modem-router network cable.
6. Wait couple of seconds.
7. Power the modem.
8. Let it make the connection with your Internet Provider.
9. Make the modem-router link with network cable.
10. Power the router.
11. Eventually, restore router factory defaults. My previous tweaks were only a partial solution.
Also uninstalling and reinstalling stuff might work! I'd try that first. I would also wait for others advice cause mine is sucky as I know nothing about wifi stuff. I did read that your one has issues under windows 7 though. Not sure if you even have windows 7! P:
V-Rage last edited by
I would say download the latest drivers but it seems you've already done that.
Is it an onboard or a USB adaptor?
If it's onboard try getting a USB adaptor like a netgear and try and see if that works
Gmork last edited by
Updating the routers firmware might help too. But really, sounds like you need a new router.
Have you tried uninstalling the drivers completely, restarting and installing them back? Install the drivers that came with the machine.
Lamancha last edited by
If you have a network cable, use that to connect to your router first. This should demonstrate that the router is OK, probably, as you should get on the Internet. It won't prove that the router works wirelessly.
Then, get a friend to try using their wireless laptop to connect via your router. This proves that the router works or doesn't and points the finger firmly at your Atheros Network Adapter.
Atheros Adapters tend to be built in. Switch it off and on, by the switch on the laptop and try again. Next, if this fails, borrow a USB adapter and and try that. This will prove whether it's the windows configuration (unlikely) or the Atheros Driver/Hardwar configuration. If it is the driver, can be fixed by updating drivers, if the hardware, forget it, buy a new $20 USB Wireless Adapter and disable your Atheros Card.