8260 just as defective as 7260 - wont work after waking from sleep, need help

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  1. Rothcall

    Rothcall Notebook Consultant

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    SO after months of issues with two intel 7260s in different computers ive made the mistake of buying an 8260 to replace the one in my MSI GT80. Now instead of just randomly breaking itself, it now randomly breaks itself AND breaks itself when the computer wakes from sleep! Are there any wireless cards that aren't mass defective??? I just want one computer without this kind of issue! Did i miss a miracle driver? How does anyone get these to work?

    I've tried the winsocks and hitting the resetlog.log and i've tried multiple drivers, but nothing is working! Is there a specific chipset the motherboard has to have to use these without activating the timebomb crash?
     
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    @Rothcall did you update your machine's BIOS?
     
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    I had absolutely ZERO problems with my Intel 8260, although I rarely used it after putting the computer to sleep (since I never used sleep mode; SSD's take less than 10 seconds to load windows). But the few times I did put it to sleep, it did wake up. I have an 8265 now with no problems.

    Are you using the PROSET software? Everyone says proset causes problems.
    try using driver only.

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/do...t-Wireless-Software-and-Drivers-for-IT-Admins

    click the one that says Driver.
     
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    Uninstall the Intel PRO/SET then the Intel Bluetooth Software from Control Panel > Programs & Features then reboot.

    Now, download the latest driver: Intel WLAN Driver v19.50.1.5 / BT v19.60.0

    Install the WLAN Driver from device manager by pointing to the extracted folder INF Files after right clicking on the Network Controller device if it was unidentified or expanding the Network Adapters and choosing the Intel WLAN Card then right click and choose update driver.

    Reboot, then install the latest Bluetooth driver linked above then reboot again.

    Lemme know if that works.
     
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  5. Rothcall

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    Gonna give it a try tonight, been hosting a server over ethernet for some friends and don't wanna pull the plug while they're on.
     
  6. Rothcall

    Rothcall Notebook Consultant

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    After a mess with another laptop ive got some time to try this.. but so far the non PROset driver still has the issue, it breaks after sleep. So bad infact that the device stops showing in device manager after it breaks its own neck. Please, please is there some secret wireless card that nobody talks about that doesn't always do this stuff? Do i just need to buy a new laptop every time an X260 card fails? My GT80 really cant be used portably anymore, i have to use ethernet, why don't any of the cards work?


    EDIT: It's even teasing me by working for 10 seconds and then doing it, what kind of sick person designs a product to do this?

    EDIT2: and rebooting the computer keeps loading up some driver i didnt install, this is killing me, why can't i have a working wireless card??

    EDIT3: And now it wont even stay connected before the sleep mode

    EDIT4: Cellphones often use qualcomm wireless chips right? those usually work, are there equivalents available for laptops?
     
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  7. Rothcall

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    The latest drivers do the same thing, there's no BIOS updates, the winsocks do nothing and there's no manufacturer driver.

    How do you people get working cards? What source do you get them from??
     
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    @Rothcall I had a few bad Intel 7260 cards - Bluetooth wasn't working, no matter what I did - had to replace them with 7260 bought from another seller - but wi-fi was fine even on faulty cards. About 1.5-2 years ago drivers for 7260 were terrible, but now they're ok - namely, Windows update drivers for 7260/8260 are stable. Your problem is likely caused by something else, not the wireless cards themselves.
     
  9. Rothcall

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    I really don't know what else to try. I've reinstalled windows, checked the BIOS, tried different drivers, done PROset and non-PROset, did the "dont disable to save power" thing, done the winsock resets and stuff, and tried different OS versions. What could it be outside the card? Especially when this was happening on multiple computers in multiple places? And no cellphones pull this, it's *only* been PC wireless cards.
     
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  10. Rothcall

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    I think i'm gonna cry. I finally found a new "solution" and it still doesn't work. Uninstalling/disabling the many WAN suchandsuch things under network adapters seems to effect the malicious behaviour, but it still crashes and burns when waking from sleep. The WAN things also seem to reinstall themselves on reboot.

    This time the 8260 stays in device manager and says it cannot start.
     
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