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Old 02-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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I just upgraded my laptop to windows 8 its a 5 year old hp dv 6700 and now every once in a while my wireless will act up and say limited to no connectivity when all other wifi devices I have still work. Once I restart again it starts working again for a while. I am dualbooting with win 7 and wifi works fine with no issues there. I tried looking for an updated driver but it says I am already running the best driver for the device.
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How about removing driver and let it reinstall again?
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I did an uninstall of the driver but it is running what ever driver windows installed for it during installation I looked up the laptop hp pavillion dv6838ca which is what it says on the bottom of the computer but it came up with every driver I can imagine for it but they are all vista drivers. should I just try the vista drivers or will this mess things up more?
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Default Re: windows 8 wireless limited to no connectivity

try and find one for the version of windows you have.
use this it will find the right driver download
works very well

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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ok I scanned with slim drivers it came up with a bunch of drivers for things like the ethernet card and a bunch of system devices that I had no idea what they were. however not a driver for the wireless. So I ended up finding on hps website a download for the wireless driver for 64 bit vista so I downloaded that and so far no random disconnects. I also found the driver for the capacitive media buttons so I can now adjust my volume which is a little bit of a bonus.
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