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Any Kind of Lag and Atheros WiFi Card

JRd1st
Level 12
I'm posting this so, hopefully, users with this problem will find this themselves and we volunteers won't need to suggest this possible fix so often.

If you have any kind of lag, including audio dropouts, glitchy looking online video, jerky mouse movements, freezing browser . . . that sort of thing. AND you have the Atheros WiFi/BT combo card, and you have not updated your driver for it, then:

1. Download Atheros 9.2.1.432 and extract the contents to an empty folder.

2. Uninstall your current Atheros WiFi driver, either from Control Panel >> Programs and Features (if you have it there) or from the Device Manager >> Network Adapters then right click on the Atheros Wifi and Uninstall.

3. Restart your notebook

4. When your notebook is again in Windows, run Setup.exe from the folder you extracted the driver file to.

5. Follow the prompts then restart Windows again.

Hopefully your notebook will be a bit less glitchy. At the very least, you will have a less problematic WiFi driver. 😉
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

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swingbozo wrote:
What's that intel replacement again?

Intel makes several WLAN cards. Decide whether you want one with integrated bluetooth- that narrows it down to one of two categories. After that, match the stream capacity to your router (single stream = 150Mbps, dual stream = 300Mbps), and you should be able to zero in on a specific card that suits your needs.

380mcn
Level 9
why on earth do i have the driver v9.2.1.459???

380mcn
Level 9
JRd1st wrote:
I'm posting this so, hopefully, users with this problem will find this themselves and we volunteers won't need to suggest this possible fix so often.

If you have any kind of lag, including audio dropouts, glitchy looking online video, jerky mouse movements, freezing browser . . . that sort of thing. AND you have the Atheros WiFi/BT combo card, and you have not updated your driver for it, then:

1. Download Atheros 9.2.1.432 and extract the contents to an empty folder.

2. Uninstall your current Atheros WiFi driver, either from Control Panel >> Programs and Features (if you have it there) or from the Device Manager >> Network Adapters then right click on the Atheros Wifi and Uninstall.

3. Restart your notebook

4. When your notebook is again in Windows, run Setup.exe from the folder you extracted the driver file to.

5. Follow the prompts then restart Windows again.

Hopefully your notebook will be a bit less glitchy. At the very least, you will have a less problematic WiFi driver. 😉



I got it: you are advising the 432 version BUT i used your signature drivers thread which include the 459!

JRd1st
Level 12
They both work fine. And the 459 version is NEWer.
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

JRd1st on DeviantArt.com

Retired
Not applicable
JRd1st wrote:
I'm posting this so, hopefully, users with this problem will find this themselves and we volunteers won't need to suggest this possible fix so often.
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Just wanted to say thanks JRd1st. I finally got around to tracking down the last two DPC issues on my G72gx and your post helped me fix the major one.

The other (MSFT's ACPI battery driver) is probably a lost cause, so it will stay disabled for now.

JRd1st
Level 12
Thank you tor telling me! Always glad to help! 😄
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

JRd1st on DeviantArt.com

dstrakele
Level 14
Try this - Go to the Processes tab of Task Manager and sort processes by name. Delete any instance of MSIEXEC.EXE and reattempt the installation. If it fails, do the same thing, but throw a reboot in there after deleting MSIEXEC.EXE. You don't want to see any instances of it prior to starting the installation.

If that fails, try using Windows System Restore to restore your system to an earlier time, then perform the upgrade.
G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

dstrakele
Level 14
Have you trying the "Scan for new hardware" option in Device Manager to detect your WiFi card?

How does your WiFi card currently appear in Device Manager?

Did you try running SETUP.EXE from the "Install_CD" subfolder instead of the SETUP.EXE in the root folder?

Are there any Errors or Warnings in the Application or System Event Log that occur when you experience this problem? The text of these may help to troubleshoot the issue.
G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

http://imgur.com/4b6YA

^^This is what my device manager looks like. It's split the network adapter into two different devices.

I had atheros running fine earlier today, i tried to reinstall using the version mentioned at the top of this thread and now i get a strange method about how 'The Device' may not be present.

http://imgur.com/n4DiI

Yall's help is greatly appreciated!

JRd1st
Level 12
You don't even have an Atheros Wifi card. You have an Intel card with WiMAX. Please notice the second paragraph in the instructions where I said " AND you have the Atheros WiFi/BT combo card, and you have not updated your driver for it, then:"

You need to install the Intel driver.

Good luck! 😄
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

JRd1st on DeviantArt.com