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[Li 1705] wifi problem  Topic is solved

Postby blaxo » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:29 am

Hello
I have amilo li 1705 since only 3 days my system is windows vista home basic edition the wifi card is integrated and manufactured by liteon, my problem is that the wifi signal is weaker than usual and when it works it cut off every 5 minutes and after about an hour the whole windows freezes and I have to restart it
anybody have an idea??????
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Postby laxlex » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:39 pm

Exactly same problem for me and ALL other people I know who got the Amilo Li 1705. The signal gets far better, if you use the newest Atheros AR5005G drivers from station-drivers.com (7.2.0.132). BUT the problem with the disconnection stays! And there seems to be no fix yet at all! I manage to have the connection max for 30 minutes, then cuts off. Network no more recognized, just a reboot helps (disabling and reenabling the wifi does not work). I was already wondering, whether the problem would be solved by using Windows XP. Anyone tried that? The wifi-drivers for that card are also avaible for windows xp on the station-drivers.com page. Yet I am wondering, whether noone tried the wifi-connection, before selling the laptop, as it seems to be a general major problem.
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Postby laxlex » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:24 am

New drivers are available at http://www.station-drivers.com/page/atheros.htm (7.2.0.199 whql). Try those, and please tell me if the disconnects are gone.
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Postby blaxo » Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:26 am

it works
thanks for me I live in a residence universitaire, so the wifi is in the general salle and no internet in the rooms
but I have choosen a room in the 1st flour so close to the sall so I can work from my room and that works now although the signal is week but it does not disconnect

best regards
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Postby laxlex » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:04 am

So it finally works? i hope so (for all of us).
there is also on http://files.star-os.com a version named 7.3.0.53RC1 (you have to register to get in their downloadarea, they are not WHQL). But those files seem to be a month older than 7.2.0.199. I will try the 7.2.0.199 as soon as I can, as I expect that the newer ones must be better.
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Postby laxlex » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:44 pm

ok works for me too (finally!). :)
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Still disconnecting

Postby brusselnl » Wed May 16, 2007 10:40 pm

Are you sure this works? I installed the new driver and the wireless signal now is now indicated as "strong" (which it should be as I am sitting right next to the router), but the disconnecting problem still persists... Or sometimes even though it has not disconnected, there still are no packages coming through...
I have no problem when I use the cable, or when I use my old laptop's wireless connection.
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Postby laxlex » Tue May 22, 2007 9:43 am

it works for me. but you are right, the speed is nevertheless very slow. maybe try: http://www.amilo-forum.de/files/ar5006e ... is_101.zip those are version 7.2.0.215, i havent had the time yet to try them. despite the name of the file, they are for atheros 5005g too (in .inf file there is the necessary entry). and update all of your other drivers if there are still some remaining at windowsupdate. as you need the normal lan drier to be updcated too (dont know why, but seems to make conflicts)
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Postby laxlex » Sat May 26, 2007 12:51 pm

there are now two solutions. uninstall the atheros drivers (should be listed in control panel/add remove software, and also uninstall there the via ethernet drivers. this should be done, untill it shows in your hardwaremanager for the atheros card the original driver from microsoft with version 7.0.0.121 and for the via ethernetcard orginal microsoft driver version 3.57.0.442. then reboot (important!). after that, your wirless connection shows that signal strength is much less, but it finally works with best downloadspeeds and reaction time, even at larger distances. however i cant say, if it still works at a distance, where the connection already showed very weak signal, if it still finds that connection too, as the newer drivers showed a much better signalstrength in windows vista.
second solution might be the newest atheros driver card version 7.3.1.5
http://www.amilo-forum.de/files/atheros ... is_490.zip i havent had the time yet to try the internet speed overall, but the signal strength there is very high and makes no disconnection. but especially at downloads and images, version 7.2.0.199 and 7.2.0.215 seemend to drop enormously on speed and browsing felt like taking a lot of time to react. dont know if this was fixed here in 7.3.1.5
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