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Wireless connection stops after a few minutes of connection

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  1. ashlauren

    ashlauren Thread Starter

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    After connecting to the internet on my laptop, the internet connection will work great for 10 minutes or less than it slows down drastically or essentially not working at all. If I disconnect and reconnect it will work again but just for a short amount of time. The wireless connection works great on iPod, IPhone, and tablet.
    Downloaded Kaspersky Antivirus which said it fixed some viruses but internet got worse after that. Tried restoring the computer to factory settings and the internet stays connected for what seem a few minutes longer. Please help. :)
     
  2. etaf

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    was that a complete factory re-installation or just a restore to an earlier date

    make and model of the pc - you should install the latest driver again
     
  3. ashlauren

    ashlauren Thread Starter

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    It was a complete factory re-installation. I am trying to install the latest driver again right now. I have a HP-Pavillion dv4-1123us.
    HP lists all kinds of drivers to possibly install. I copy and pasted below. Download all the drivers?
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    Driver - Audio (‏1)

    Driver - Chipset (‏1)

    Driver - Graphics (‏4)

    Driver - Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices (‏7)

    Driver - Modem (‏1)

    Driver - Network (‏7)
    Atheros 2011 Wireless LAN Driver ►
    2011-03-04 , Version:9.20, 81.94M (‏Previous versions available)‏
    This package contains the drivers for the supported Atheros Wireless LAN Adapters in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system.
    More info
    Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista ►
    2010-02-03 , Version:5.60.48.31, 20.67M (‏Previous versions available)‏
    This package contains the Broadcom Wireless LAN Drivers that are required to enable the integrated Broadcom Wireless LAN Adapter in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating ...
    More info
    Realtek RTL8102E/8111C Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC Driver ►
    2009-06-19 , Version:6.207.0606.2008 B, 5.26M (‏Previous versions available)‏
    This package contains the Realtek RTL8102E/8111C Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC Driver for Realtek NIC chip in the supported notebook models and operating systems.
    More info
    Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows Vista ►
    2009-04-10 , Version:8.20, 5.92M (‏Previous versions available)‏
    This package contains drivers for the supported Intel PRO/Wireless Adapters in the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems.
    More info
    HP WWAN Broadband Wireless Drivers ►
    2008-09-23 , Version:2.2.2.0 (1.00 E, 9.12M (‏Previous versions available)‏
    This package contains the HP Wireless WAN (WWAN) Broadband Wireless Drivers for the supported notebook models and operating systems.
    More info
    HP Wireless Assistant ►
    2008-06-20 , Version:3.00 J, 3.22M
    This package contains the HP Wireless Assistant for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The HP Wireless Assistant is a user application that provides a way to control the enablement ...
    More info
    Software Support for HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology for Microsoft Windows Vista ►
    2008-05-26 , Version:6.0 M, 49.14M
    This package contains the software required to support the HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology in the supported notebook models and operating systems. The HP Integrated Module with ...
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    Driver - Storage (‏1)
     
  4. etaf

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    start with the chipset

    then you can use the following to identify some of the hardware you need drivers for - if HP present a number of choices

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    How to identify hardware in Device Manager

    right click on the device with a yellow!

    from the menu choose
    properties
    Click on the Details Tab
    Under the Property - drop down
    Select hardware ids
    Right click and select all
    Then right click again and select copy
    Copy and paste that information here

    You should see a code similar to this

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086&REV_34

    please reply with the full code for your device(s)

    The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086&REV_34

    Vendor ID = 8086
    Device ID = 008A

    Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

    These codes can be looked up at this site http://www.pcidatabase.com/

    As an example the link for that database tells us that;
    Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
    Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030


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