December 3, 2008 at 8:45 pm #159798
I’m new to the Samsung Netbook. I upgraded from the Asus EEEPC. I’ve read through the threads with suggestions on wifi and I’m still having issues. I tried upgrading the driver from the samsung site and that didn’t work at all. I still wasn’t able to connect. I deleted that and installed the Acer driver that was suggested. That works a lot better but I still have to hit the repair periodically to get it to connect. I’m using a netgear router the WPN824 v1. I’ve upgraded to the newest firmwear on the router. Rebooted the modem and still have have problems connecting wirelessly.
Hope someone has some other suggestions. This becomes frustrating. I didn’t have this problem with the Asus but I so love the Sammy.
Thanks for any help.
EllenDecember 3, 2008 at 8:50 pm #173631jezMember
That does sound frustrating. I don’t have anything to add other than a quick welcome to the forum. Is it a standard XP Home install? Have you contacted Samsung support?
I hope someone has some suggestions for you.
Cheers.December 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm #173632TheRingMember
do you know the driver version number of the atheros card you were usingDecember 3, 2008 at 9:26 pm #173639Richard TMember
Go back to the old samsung drivers and try changing your channel number this might help you out a bit,It’s abit odd that the driver doesn’t work have you tried enabling and disabling?December 3, 2008 at 10:29 pm #173642
Thanks for the welcome and help. The driver and card are as follows. Atheros AR5006X Network adapter and the driver version is 126.96.36.199. Any suggestions would be great. I know this is an Acer driver.
I’ll try changing the channels to see if that help.
EllenDecember 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm #173641bcrabtreeMember
Can you please tell us what anti-nasties software you are using?
I ask because I was having trouble with my newly-delivered (today) NC10 – I couldn’t access it from my desktop PC when the Samsung was only connected to the local network wirelessly.
But I realised that this was because Kaspersky Internet Security Suite was blocking PC-to-PC connections when the Samsung was connecting wirelessly.
Once I made that realisation and then discovered that the wireless was being treated as a pubIic network, rather than local, I was able to change that in KISS’s Firewall settings and gain normal PC-to-PC connectivity.
Better still, I now realise that this was also why I couldn’t access one of my sons’ desktop PCs, which also connects wirelessly and also runs Kaspersky!
Bob CDecember 3, 2008 at 11:07 pm #173643
As of right now I”m not using any virus software. I deleted McAffee and haven’t put anything else on and haven’t downloaded anything to this machine.December 4, 2008 at 3:40 am #173634scientistMember
How was your router set up for the EEEPC before you changed to the Sammy? Dynamic (DHCP) or fixed IP address allocation? MAC address filtering? Shared WEP key? Router SSID broadcast turned on or off? If your EEEPC had any of these security settings required for its connection, then you need to modify the router settings and the wireless card settings for the new Sammy. It will have a different MAC address (wireless card serial number) than the EEEPC.December 4, 2008 at 11:42 am #173644
I didn’t make any changes to the router. I use a shared key. I didn’t do anything specia when I set up EEE PC. I was able to find my access point. Put in my password and I was connected to the internet. I have another HP Laptop that connects without fail.
I seem to be connecting better with the Acer Driver. The first connection takes a long time and sometimes I have to do a repair first but after that I seem to be able to go from website to website without problems.
Thanks again for all the suggestions I did change channels and that didn’t really make a difference.December 6, 2008 at 7:37 am #173645
Just wanted to update the situation with my wireless connection. I’m still using the Old Acer driver and once I’m able to connect the connections is solid and I’m able to surf without any problems. It’s the initial connection that seems to take forever.
If anyone has any other suggestions I’d greatly appreciate it. Does anyone think that updating the firmware would help?
Thanks again this is a great community.December 6, 2008 at 9:21 am #173635OhSnapMember
Someone on another board said he finally went with an Intel 5300 wireless card, since he couldn’t get the Atheros card to work at all for him, even after BIOS and drivers updates and fresh XP install. The new card did the trick.December 6, 2008 at 11:34 am #173633hefMember
update router firmware.December 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm #173646
My router firmware is up to date. I did a search for the Intel Wireless card and it looks like I’d have to Install it internally. I don’t think I”m quite up to that challenge. Could you point me to his post about the card?
I really appreciate all the suggestions. Maybe I’ll give Samsung support a call and see if they have any suggestions.December 7, 2008 at 9:11 am #173636December 7, 2008 at 9:39 am #173640JCKMember
I installed the intel 5300 card, for me it was very straight forward , clear instructions are given by the “thering” in the hacks and mods section, the only section that i worried about was seperating the case , an old credit card seems to work very well for helping the separation. I now have a 270 mbps connection with my netgear DG834 rangemax modem router.
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