G73SW wireless problems.

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  1. KnirpsLyn

    KnirpsLyn Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I just recieved my G73SW today, and I am having some major wireless issues.

    My laptop isn't even acting like it has a wireless card. I don't see the 'wireless bars' typical on a laptop or wireless device, I only see the little monitor with a plug symbol on it like you do on non-wireless devices.

    I've clicked on and off and on and off the Fn+F2 settings with F2 and through the taskbar, my little 'LAN tower' light up thing lights up and off when I mess with the F2...

    I've checked the devices and drivers and such and the only thing I have seen that may seem off is some random Realtek LAN driver said it didn't have drivers, but I don't know if that is the problem.

    I've troubleshooted, looked for a manual switch on the case, and done everything except uninstall stuff.

    Should I uninstall the ASUS Wireless Connection 3 thing it came installed with and let Win7 take over or something?

    I have a driver disk that came with the packaging, but I don't know if that'll help. I'm tired of pushing buttons that I don't know what they'll do or installing/uninstalling and having issues, so if anyone can give a definite answer that'd be awesome.
     
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    First thing, check in device manager if your wi-fi card is listed there. Under network adapters. It's probably an atheros ARxxxx wireless adapter. If it isn't listed, open the back panel and re-seat it. If you still don't see it try re-installing the drivers. The wireless console shouldn't cause problems, unless your wi-fi adapter is disabled of course :p.
     
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    Okay...Network Adapters...

    I see...

    Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

    ...that doesn't sound like Atheros... >.>


    Also, under 'other devices', and I'm not sure if this matters, but 'network controller' shows up with a yellow triangle exclaimation point sign and under the main device list thing, my laptop shows up as 'needing troubleshooting'.

    What does all that mean?
     
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    Maybe you hit fn-f2 and turned it off by accident.
     
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    I don't understand why people even bother trolling in forums like these...

    Anyway...

    I connected my laptop to the internet with a cable and ASUS automatically updated a lot of stuff while I was searching for the correct drivers for my wireless problem...

    I went ahead and used the azurewatch download, which shows up as the atheros driver, but whatever...

    All I had done was download that, and ASUS was done with it's updates and told me to reboot, figured I'd mess with drivers after I saw if ASUS fixed it themselves...

    No...they did not...

    In fact, now my backlit keyboard is broken, my Power4Gear power management options are broken, and I still have no wireless...just bars...yay, bars...

    EDIT: Pizza came, had to set the laptop down...

    After closing it and then opening it again, not restarting it, the backlit keyboard is suddenly working again.

    Also, when I restart the laptop the first thing that pops up on the desktop is 3 or 4 errors that say things like 'You must be on an ASUS to use that' or 'ATK 0100 must be installed'...
     
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    Reinstall the atk package.

    Don't use asus live update - it's not good.
     
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    I'm unsure of where that driver is located at to uninstall it...

    Also, I now have 3 network adaptors.

    EDIT: The installer also has the uninstaller. I'm good.
     
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