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I bought this laptop yesterday, and have been having fits with the wireless adaptor (an Atheros AR928x).
After a fair amount of troubleshooting, I've discovered the laptop's wireless adaptor has a "scan valid interval" setting that ranges from 20-120 (seconds). This setting directly correlates to a periodic inability to ping to my Linksys Wireless Router. It will ping fine for as many seconds as I have the "scan valid interval" set to, and then will give me a "general failure" for a few seconds, and then go back to pinging again.
I cannot disable the "scan valid interval" setting on the wireless adaptor (as I imagine this would fix it), and I've already re-installed the driver from the manufacturor's website. Additionally, I've updated the firmware on my Linksyst WRT54G to no avail.
Unfortunatley laptops have everything "built in onboard" which is to say to fix it you need to replace it. Take it back and try another one. The other option is to disable the wireless adaptor and get a usb wireless adapter to take it's place.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
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