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10-Jul-2012, 11:06 AM #1
Question Asus eee PC not connecting to wifi and screen resolution too low!
Ok there are two problems with the release preview of Windows 8.

The first and most important is it can't connect to wifi, I am thinking a driver issue because I am dual booting with a linux distro and it connects fine. It finds my router fine and I type in the key and it says can not connect. Ethernet works fine and I did updates through ethernet but still no wifi. I tried installing drivers that came on a disk for XP but they didn't work

Also a problem that isn't bothering me that much, the screen resolution is 1024x600 which it needs to be a minimum of 1024x768 so some applications don't work, chrome and windows explorer work good so I am not desperate for a fix.
I have heard there is a fix by installing a different driver but I think that only worked on the customer preview.

And finally will Windows fix the screen resolution problem? I have only been using windows 8 for a few hours but it is really nice on my under powered netbook, smoother than XP. If they do I will put a touch screen in it and turn it into a awesome piece of kit.

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10-Jul-2012, 01:42 PM #2
The odds that an XP wireless driver will work with Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 is about zero (maybe less). If Windows 8 did not install one then try the latest Windows 7 driver.

And finally will Windows fix the screen resolution problem?
No; that's a function of your screen, display card and driver.
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10-Jul-2012, 08:41 PM #3
Check Asus and see if there is a Win 7 WIreless Driver or possible Win 8 Beta Driver for the Wireless
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11-Jul-2012, 06:10 PM #4
I'm using Windows 8 Release Preview on an Asus N10E-A1 netbook, which is quite similar to your netbook.
I was fortunate that Windows 8 installed the proper Artheros network adapter drivers and Intel video drivers.

There is a registry setting that will allow the 1024x768 resolution.
The apps work in 1024x768, but I don't really like how everything looks.

Search the registry for "Display1_DownScalingSupported" and change the value from 0 to 1.
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