Windows 7 or router issue?

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  1. roark37

    roark37 Registered Member

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    Hello, I am using a newer Windows 7 laptop and I am having a problem with my wifi after sleep or a reboot in that the wifi has trouble connecting again and takes a long time to do so. Once connected it is fine and never get kicked off or any other issues just the reconnect. The initial set up took instantly when I first put in security code for wifi so I am not sure if it is a router problem or Windows 7 but I was leaning towards Windows 7 because when I googled this I found tons of comments with the same problem. Has anyone here dealt with this before and if so what did you do to fix? I saw multiple comments about uninstalling wireless card and then on reboot it would reinstall and hopefully fix issue but does that sound right? As I am hesitant to uninstall wireless for fear of losing it permanently so want to make sure it is okay to try that. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Probably a Windows issue. Do you have it set up as DHCP? How is the power management set for the adapter? Also, what firewall are you running?
     
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    Veeshush Registered Member

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    What's your laptop model? (to find the drivers)

    That was my first thought.
     
  4. roark37

    roark37 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies. The laptop is a Gateway NE56R13U and seems to have an Atheros AR5B125 wireless adapter. I have already changed the wireless adapter power to Maximum Performance based on something I had already found on web but it did not seem to make much if any difference. Is that what you meant by power management? Also I am running Tinywall as my firewall but I plan to uninstall it and see if that could be the issue. Thanks again.
     
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