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    New laptop wireless strange wireless

    I cant get my head around this one.

    When the laptop goes into a standby mode and is woken, the wireless connection fails to reconnect again. The only way i have found to fix it is to completely shutdown and when the laptop starts again the connection is fine.....any ideas?

    Its bloody vista. HP550

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    Have you tried the latest drivers for the wireless adaptor - does it have its own HP wireless software or is it using the standard windows version?

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    I worked on an HP 550 recently and you can downgrade it to XP. The drivers are still available on HP's website.

    From the top of my head I think it comes with an Intel wireless adapter, or possibly broadcom. Have you tried updating the drivers?

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    It also might be worth having a dig around in the settings for the wireless driver. There might be an option to prevent it powering down the wireless card.

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    Yeah it's an Intel Wireless adapter.

    Will see if theres a power option. I've updated the drivers earlier its made no difference so far.

    It's my fellas laptop. I think he's satisfied with Vista for the time being (satisfied meaning it will do)but will mention XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    It also might be worth having a dig around in the settings for the wireless driver. There might be an option to prevent it powering down the wireless card.
    I normally find those options in device manager on the properties for the relevant NIC ( normally a power or power management tab ) generally under there )

    Untick the options to stop it from powering down when going into standby mode or the likes and should hopefully help

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    I have just got 30 of these laptops! I had to upgrade the firmware on my HP Access Points for them to be able to connect using the encryption. Now I have the problem that they work when not joined to the domain, but when joined they fail to get an IP. Does anyone know why this could be *sorry to hijack* I have tried the usual upgrading the drivers but no luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob998 View Post
    I have just got 30 of these laptops! I had to upgrade the firmware on my HP Access Points for them to be able to connect using the encryption. Now I have the problem that they work when not joined to the domain, but when joined they fail to get an IP. Does anyone know why this could be *sorry to hijack* I have tried the usual upgrading the drivers but no luck
    Have you got any policies the specify wireless settings? I'd try moving them into an OU with no GPOs applied and see what happens.

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    Sounds like a driver error.

    The wireless connection is not being reset when the laptop wakes.

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    I have just got 30 of these laptops!
    Are you running Vista or XP on these?

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    Will see if theres a power option. I've updated the drivers earlier its made no difference so far.
    If you have updated the drivers I suspect it could well be a power setting. Within Device Manager, right click the adapter, choose 'Properties' > Power Management.

    Untick 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If you have updated the drivers I suspect it could well be a power setting. Within Device Manager, right click the adapter, choose 'Properties' > Power Management.

    Untick 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' should do the trick.
    Seems there is an echo in this thread lol

    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    It also might be worth having a dig around in the settings for the wireless driver. There might be an option to prevent it powering down the wireless card.
    I normally find those options in device manager on the properties for the relevant NIC ( normally a power or power management tab ) generally under there )

    Untick the options to stop it from powering down when going into standby mode or the likes and should hopefully help
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 7th August 2009 at 02:58 PM.

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    Look on this thread

    HP dx2450 Wake on lan (WOL) problems

    Kearton posted an image of what we were trying to explain

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    ok thanks.....havent had chance to look yet but im sure i'll find it....

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