WiFi issue on Windows 10

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by PEllis, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    Hi, everyone.

    The WiFi on my Lenovo ThinkPad R60, running Windows 10, isn't working properly. Nearly every time I start the PC, I get this:

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    I can temporarily fix this by rebooting the PC or by right clicking on the WiFi icon and using the troubleshoot system, which finds this:

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    However, this doesn't fix the issue, it just goes back to the way it was after a reboot. I've tried IObit Driver Booster and Auslogics Driver Updater to see if a driver update would work, to no avail. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    If you leave the machine alone a few minutes does it automatically connect?
     
  3. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    I've rebooted three times after a Windows update and the issue appears to be fixed.
     
  4. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    The problem has returned.

    No, it doesn't turn on, nor does it if I try manually.
     
  5. Rules

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    Run cmd as Admlnistrator and type this (line by line) :
    ipconfig /flushdns
    netsh winsock reset
    netsh winhttp reset proxy
    netsh winhttp reset tracing
    netsh winsock reset catalog
    netsh int ipv4 reset catalog
    netsh int ipv6 reset catalog

    Restart your computer.

    Rules.
     
  6. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, the problem persists. I've tried disabling AV software, but no changes.
     
  7. Rules

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    Uhm, did you check your router or access point, try to reset it.
    If it s not working, Can you try to install manufacturer pilot or with a other os like Windows 7 if it's possible.
     
  8. Robin A.

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  9. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    What wireless card does your laptop use and what is the version of the driver you are using?
     
  10. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, version 13.3.0.137
     
  11. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Okay, there is a more recent driver, v13.4.0.139, which you can download from Intel. You will need to download the Windows 7 driver, as there no Windows 10 specific driver for your wireless card.
     
  12. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    Thanks. I installed the driver, but I'm not sure if it has fixed the issue, so I'll use it for a while and see what happens.
     
  13. PEllis

    PEllis Guest

    The driver update has fixed my WiFi issues. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, especially @roger_m.
     
  14. roger_m

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    You're welcome.
     
  15. daman1

    daman1 Registered Member

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    Proof that these type "installers" are ineffective in searching and installing the proper drivers.
     
  16. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Actually, it's not. As you can see in the screenshot below, Wise Driver Care (which works much better than Driver Booster or Auslogics Driver Updater) finds the driver update.
    WDC.png

    The other driver updaters may not have found the driver update, since it is a Windows 7 driver and some driver update software will only find Windows 10 specific drivers on Windows 10 computers.

    I find driver update software to be very useful. After doing a clean install of Windows, I can run Wise Driver Care and often it will be able to find drivers for any devices which Windows Update was not able to find drivers for and OEM drivers to replace any generic Microsoft ones installed by Windows. It takes just a few clicks to install all the updates, which makes it much quicker and easier than manually downloading and installing drivers.

    Driver updaters can sometimes cause issues, but they also can save a lot of time. There's a widespread belief that driver update software sometimes is malicious or downloads malware, but this is simply not true.
     
  17. daman1

    daman1 Registered Member

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    I've tried them and always uninstalled them, to risky, I go right to the source, Intel,etc,etc..
     
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