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Wifi Network wont start or show the available networks

By Asemaa ยท 10 replies
Feb 11, 2018
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  1. My Wifi Doesnt run well. Sometimes it gets stuck showing no networks and sometimes works. I've tried uninstalling drivers and tried updating and checked all the services related to it but seems everything from windows working fine. I have to restart the Laptop in order for the problem is fixed but it's just once every few times.. any helps please ?
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,223   +1,363

    Win/10 is known to have issues with WiFi, and the need to reboot to get it working again is a symptom that the WiFi driver needs to be updated.

    DO NOT use Windows Update to do this! Instead, find the maker of the onboard chip, go to their website and download the latest driver for your version of the OS.
     
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  4. Asemaa

    Asemaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have already done The update procedure using software like driver booster and driver easy but the problem insists even after the update. what else could it be ?
     
  5. Asemaa

    Asemaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi @jobeard suggested getting the driver from the manufacture. IMHO 3rd party driver programs will get you in trouble, and may be part of your problem. It's always best to get drivers from the manufacture of your devise. Post make and model and @jobeard will help you find the driver, or Google it yourself.;)
     
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  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,223   +1,363

    Please verify that the version provided by DriverBoost matches that from the manufacture's website - - many times they do not match :sigh:
     
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  8. Asemaa

    Asemaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have HP ENVY DV7 windows 10 1709version and it has qualcomm atheros wifi adapter.

    The problem happens by luck. sometimes it happens and other times it doesn't and still can't figure out the problem is but what I do keep restarting the laptop until the wireless is running good back and if it doesn't it show the laptop as the wifi is turned off but when I press the wifi on through the panel it lags for around a minute and does nothing no matter how I try to turn it on, even from the settings.
    and just as a notice the laptop always turns on with wifi off even if I shutdown the laptop with wifi was kept on.

    I just wonder if the boot has got to do anything about it and can't think of anything that makes the problem comes and goes by chance.
     
  9. Asemaa

    Asemaa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The driver started acting strange even before I decided to update it in order to fix the problem. and I think I have even installed the driver again correctly matching the laptop model..
     
  10. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Maniac Posts: 804   +140

    You're not going to like this but do you think the lancard module maybe faulty here ?
    If you're having that much of a problem keeping the wireless nic active without it going out frequently.
    I recommend you replace the wireless nic card or opt in for a usb wireless nic.
    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03580477

    Here is some info on how to remove the card safely and put in a new one.
    Check with this seller here and find out which card you will need.
    https://www.ebay.com/p/HP-Bluetooth...-ce123h/703186226?iid=302625651321&opts=opick
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Belkin-N300-Wireless-NIC-USB-F9L1002/16677010
    That belkin wireless usb works wonders I had it briefly a while before I needed to return it.
     
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  11. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi I recommend the belkin wireless USB. A lot less work. If it doesn't solve your issue, return it ;)
     

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