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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

    Jan 23, 2013
    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

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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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:


    [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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