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Wireless adapter keeps turning off randomly....

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chaz4594, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. chaz4594

    chaz4594 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    My wireless adapter keeps turning off randomly on my HP G60 120EM.

    It will have my connection strength icon on the icon tray and then just randomly display an adapter with a red cross through it.

    I have made sure that the adapter is not set to turn off on power save but still the problem persists.

    I thought it could be the adapter being loose inside the laptop but if i give the laptop a small shake it doesn't disconnect and I opened up the laptop and everything seems fine.

    This is where it gets a bit strange. If I close the laptop lid then open it again, the wireless is fine, but will drop off again about a minute later.

    Any ideas whats going on here guys?

    The adapter is an; Atheros AR5007

    Got a really important job that needs doing and I can't do it with this happening :(
     
  2. TerryNet

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    For when you have a connection and for when the adapter "turns off" ...

    Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

    Also show ...

    Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
    Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
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