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.
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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.
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Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver is only here First download for your brand After you start installation, I think it's everything on RUSSIAN Very first window you should choose first upper one - that means English ENJOY. P.S. Don't go here http://www.atheros.cz - it's scam.
Go to Asus support link :- http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
Over there, under General Download, select your Asus's product as Notebook, Series as G50 (you may have to scroll doen, to get the options) and model as G50V.
Then, select your operating system and click on Search.
Then, at the bottom of the items, you would see Manual : click on Manual, you will see Express Gate User Guide English Edition and ASUS Notebook Express Gate Manual, you can download each of them from here by clicking on Global, next to Download from , then input the special characters shows and click on Submit and download the manual.
there are a few ways.
there is a switch on the left side of your computer.
and also Go to: control panel / device manager / network adapters then choose Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter, press right mouse button and select enable from falldown menu
Has ANYONE answered this "issue"? I bought my G72GX-RBBX05 in Nov 2009 and am STILL having problems off and on with the wireless (among other things)...the biggest pain in the back side computer I have ever owned! I have a "POS" HP Compaq that was open box (emergency buy) that has given me NO problems even after 2 clean installs, went from Vista to Win7 Pro and to "clean" up the partition a fresh install of WIn7 Pro had full Office 2007 Suite and does a TON of work for me...my kid may get this G72GX and I am REALLY considering going back to "crappy" computer at least its realiable! IF anyone has a solution or ANY tips about this G72GX issue or any other I may encounter in the future please e-mail me @ email@example.com I would actually REALLY appreciate it!
You need to know if your home network requires a password or paraphrase to allow you to connect. Also, you might have to check your settings on your router, they have to match the settings of your laptop wireless adaptor. You can try these solutions and if no luck post with more information
1) Verify if Wi-Fi WLAN interface of your notebook is OK. 1a) Check whether HW switch is ON and the wireless system service is running. 1b) Switch on the WLAN Access Point (router) SSID broadcasting. 1c) Scan WLAN networks by the notebook. Can you see your home WLAN? If not, there is HW or SW problem in your wireless adapter probably. If WLAN is visible, continue by next steps.
2) Remove all WLAN security on both sides (AP and notebook): Authentication = none/open, encrytption = none. 3) Activate DHCP server in the router and set the dynamic IP assigning on WLAN notebook interface. 4) Select your home WLAN SSID in the list and try to connect. 5) Wait and check status. Is WLAN connected? Does obtain the notebook an IP address? 6) In success case set the WLAN security.
Asus G50Vm-X1 is an excellent choice if you want a budget laptop powerful enough to play game at a not too high price. The 512 Mb cards will enable you to play recent games with efficient hardware acceleration. If you want a pure gamer laptop, with top of the range CPU, you will need to start your budget from $1500 or so. Do not buy laptops with two Gb RAM, they are slightly cheaper, but you will need to upgrade memory immediately if you want to play games. Overall I think you are doing a good choice, if you buy a laptop with bigger CPU , you will have either to increase your budget, or to sacrifice some other resource, HDD size, RAM or video adapter, and you will need to pay more money later on, when you notice RAM is not enough or HDD is full.