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UX31 Wireless Issue

Discussion in 'Asus' started by sfbayer, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. sfbayer

    sfbayer Newbie

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    I've been having wireless issue since day one. I have two problems:

    1. Wireless is not stable. I learned from this site that setting power to max performance can fix the issue. I tried that and it appears to be OK. However, once I close the lid and reopen, wireless won't work. I let Windows troubleshoot the issue and it found the card was disabled. Once enabled, it started working again. What could be wrong?

    2. Copy large files takes much longer than my X220. I tried different MTU, TCP windows but same result.

    At first, I thought maybe there is something wrong with the NIC so I bought a USB wireless NIC but it has the same problems above. I really don't know what went wrong. Any idea? Thanks!!!!
     
  2. dazz87

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    The wireless card on the UX31 is trash in my book. First, of all I dont have any issue with the wireless not working after my UX31 going into sleep (opening the lid) It connect right away. The issue I am having is the transfer rate. I have try different drivers for the Atheros card and I am still getting poor transfer rate. I also tried changing channel on my Dlink DIR 655 and still only ave about 5MB/s (router is about 8 feet away)

    I finally found out what was wrong. With the Atheros card on the UX31 you pretty much have to be next to the router literally about 1 foot from the router. With the UX31 a foot away I am getting 7-8MB/s on a single large file (500MB) which sounds about right for a 150Mbps connection. Under my Router Page the hghest my UX31 connect at is 131Mbps. Its a shame that Asus couldnt give us a Intel Card with the UX31. This is probably the biggest issue I have with my the UX31.
     
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    Is it possible to replace the card?
     
  4. sfbayer

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    I tried an external network card - netgear wna1000m and got the same transfer rate, which is 30-40% of my Lenovo X220...
     
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    I changed the power profile, still nothing...
     
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    Atheros sucks. I have very bad experience with it's network card. Not sure why ASUS did not use Intel.
     
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    I have the same issues as the most of the other posters here - unstable wireless connection and very low transfer rates!
    It is a shame for such a otherwise nice device to use such a bad (low cost, trash) card!

    I can only say - *do not buy* this laptop unless you would use it exclusively on wired ethernet...

    One more thing - the latest driver update for the wireless card won't install - it crashes with a message that there is another installation in progress - this after even a reboot.
     
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    Ok, so is the card replaceable?
     
  9. dazz87

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    Okay seem like i finally fixed the transfer rate on my UX31. All I had to do was enable auto scan channel on my Dlink Dir 655. Now Im getting a constant 7-8MB/s from UX31 to my desktop. Also I am using an older version of the wireless driver (9.2.1.432) I am getting better results compare to the newest one
     

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    Out of interest - how did you manage to install the newer driver?
    (or you just stayed on the 9.2.1.432 and never tried to update?)
     
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    I did try the new driver but went back to 9.2.1.432. What I did was just uninstall the old version and then when I installed the new one I select the uninstalled option and it completely remove it. I then ran the .exe (new one) and it installed with no issue.
     
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    I bought recently the UX-31 and i have the same problems with wireless which is instable.
    What can i do to solve this problem?

    I was happy with this notebook but now i am worried.Asus should fix this urgently.
    If i update the network driver should solve?And the connection when works it is slow.
    Anybody talked with Asus support?
     
  13. Enilder

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    just when i am about to purchase ux31 with keyboard/touchpad issues (very minor in my opinion), this has to surface...:(

    so there's a solution (i.e. use older driver), right? :)
     
  14. RafaW

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    which driver?
    Since i bought the notebook ,i am using the drivers that come with the system.
    Help me please!


    Keyboard and touchpad are without problem.
     
  15. Enilder

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    well apparently, the wireless driver is giving people problems. you might wanna check and see if you get a decent download rate. it appears to be that by using the older driver, the problem is eliminated.

    how do you like touchpad? i see there are quite a lot of complaints about accuracy even after the driver update along with how keyboard doesnt "register" unless you press all the way.
     
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    Hi Everyone!

    I can confirm that using the older Atheros wifi driver results in a 100% improvement in transfer rates. Using .459 as provided by asus averages 2MB/s rates whereas .432 averages 4-5MB/s+ rates. This has been consistently proven. I have linked to the .432 driver below, let me know if anyone experiences the same.

    atheros_wifi_9.2.1.432_win7.zip
     
  17. dazz87

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    Ive been using 9.2.1.432 from day one. Much better results compare to the latest version
     
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    What's the name of that application in the attachment?
     
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    Indeed, I was just about to ask the same question (n00b, I know). My UX31 should be arriving this week.

    As for the SSD benchmark, is everyone using Futuremark? It's been a while since I've run these types of tests and seems necessary with this early generation and problematic version of the Zenbooks.
     
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