November 21, 2008 at 9:19 am #159425euthymicMember
Just got my nc10 from Amazon and upon first boot, I was not able to connect at all to my router or the net (Apple Airport/Time Capsule). Reviewing my router log files it would just connect, then disconnect, then connect then disconnect. Reading in another forum about someone’s nc10 that did the same thing, I updated the drivers to the latest version on the samsung usa website. While this allowed for the system to connect to the router, it seems to only stay connected a matter of seconds and then you just get time-outs. Of interest, the wifi manger in XP claims you are connected with a good signal even though you can not connect with any local addresses inside the network or on the net.
I installed server 2008 (which runs great by the way but lacks drivers for the fn keys) and it has the exact same behavior regarding the wireless modem (will connect for a few seconds to about a minute and then you will just get time outs). Repairing the connection or disabling then enabling the wireless modem will usually get you back in connection but only for a few seconds or so.
I’m going to do a clean install with the samsung xp home disk and see if I have a better outcome. Will keep you guys posted.
As much as I love this netbook, a computer that requires monkeying around just to get it to stay online will have to go back to Amazon if I can not get this issue resolved.
So, have any other of you early adopters had this happen or am I the only one?November 21, 2008 at 11:15 am #169988jonbadMember
This might be completely wrong as I’m not great with network setups but are you sure you’ve got the connection settings correct?
I ask as my router is Mac address protected, so I update the mac address filter on the router to allow the NC10 to access it at all.
Then, when going to browse the internet or log on or something it wouldnt work because I’d not set the DNS servers.
In essence my settings are IP is gained from router automatically and my DNS settings need to be set, otherwise you don’t get anywhere with the net.
Like I say, that’s probably completely different to what you’re experiencing but maybe it’s the same lol!?!November 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm #169987jezMember
I have to be honest and say that wifi for me worked seamlessly right out of the box. Connected first time and has been nothing but stable. Im using XP home and a generic router supplied by my ISP.
So from the sound of it you can get connected but not reliably? So there is no point going through how to connect as I guess you are up to speed on that.
I guess it could just be faulty? One option could be return and replace? Hassle I know – but if you really like it.
Perhaps some others here might have some tips!November 21, 2008 at 1:40 pm #169992ramdianeMember
There is a driver update for the WLAN card in the NC10.
It might help..
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/download/supportDownDetail.do?group=&type=com.sec.dotcom.support.to.DownloadCompareTO%4056489f&subtype=&model_nm=NP-NC10&disp_nm=NP-NC10&language=&cate_type=all&mType=DR&dType=D&vType=L&cttID=2036699&prd_ia_cd=05012400November 21, 2008 at 1:42 pm #169993ramdianeMember
Oh shame sorry you have already done that… erm (scratches head)November 21, 2008 at 6:08 pm #169996euthymicMember
Thanks guys for the suggestions.
Update with good news. I did some research and found other general complaints about the atheros card regarding dropouts and poor connection quality and found a “old” driver that was recommended for this type of problem. The result is that it is working great!!!!
No idea why this one works so much better than that on the machine when I got it or the update from samsung but I am now a happy camper.
If only we had a good two finger scroll 🙁 (ala Macbook)November 21, 2008 at 6:22 pm #169991TheRingMember
Atheros cards are generally quite good but with anything wifi, it depends on many factors.Even though any wifi certified device should work with any other sometimes this is not the case. Drivers do contribute so its good to hear you solved your issueNovember 23, 2008 at 12:47 am #169994Alex74Member
Hi.. I’m also having problems with the wireless !!! Crazy!
Can u please post the link to this ‘old driver’ that you got working Euthymic?
That would help me out hugely!
ThanksNovember 23, 2008 at 11:35 am #169989jonbadMember
If only we had a good two finger scroll 🙁 (ala Macbook)
Your wish has been answered! Have a look at: http://code.google.com/p/two-finger-scroll/
I’ve posted this in a seperate forum thread with more info (look under Applications).November 23, 2008 at 7:03 pm #170001lawhuiyiuMember
hi, i am in the same situation. Connecting to the Time capsule, the NC10 often drops the connection itself. Then i have to reset the ip again, it does help but very annoying. However, when i connect to the BT router, it seems hasn’t lose any signal at all. So weird! I think the problem should be caused by the time capsule not the netbook itself.November 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm #169999undoMember
FWIW, I’m using an Apple Airport Extreme (gigabit) and it works fine. I would assume Time Capsule uses the same wireless technology, but I don’t know. My only problem is the silly balloon that pops up every time I wake up the NC10 telling me “wireless network connection is now connected.” Any way to turn that off?November 23, 2008 at 8:15 pm #170000WilliamYZFMember
FWIW, I’m using an Apple Airport Extreme (gigabit) and it works fine. I would assume Time Capsule uses the same wireless technology, but I don’t know. My only problem is the silly balloon that pops up every time I wake up the NC10 telling me “wireless network connection is now connected.” Any way to turn that off?
I can’t tell you how but I am sure there is a simple way to turn all balloons off in XP,November 30, 2008 at 1:25 am #170002biggmatMember
Had my nc10 for about 5 days now and have had similar problem to original post. I didn’t have any troubles connecting, never had, it’s keeping the connection that’s been the problem. I’ve tried everything, 4 different drivers, any and all different combos of encryption, firewalls on and off, and my connection will last for anywhere from 10 seconds to 20 minutes, but then it falls off. Sometimes it’ll come back in a few seconds, sometimes if I “repair” it’ll start up,and sometimes I have to restart to get it giong… Needless to say, pain. big pain. But to make things even more weird, even if I use an external adapter it does the same thing. I’ve got two other computers in the house running vista(nc10-xp) and they work fine, always have, always will. What’s giong on? Any suggestions would be appreciated. There was a driver mentioned that worked for the original post, if he/she can let me know what that was I’ll try it(an older drive, I’ve tried one, but it didn’t work). I’ve got a version of vista upgrade that I’m thinking of trying, but I’m not sure if I should just send this back and get a new one or keep on going. Again, if anyone’s got any more ideas, let me know, that would be greatly appreciated. thanksNovember 30, 2008 at 9:05 am #169998BritmanMember
It would seem the Atheros wi-fi card can be somewhat un-reliable. People with EEE PC have reported the same issue.December 1, 2008 at 6:32 pm #170004pogo68Member
Had the same problem, fixed it by downloading & installing Atheros Acer Driver 5.3.45. Very fast & no dropouts since
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