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Re: [OM] [OT] Wifi woes

Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] Wifi woes
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:52:24 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
>That's interesting.  The wifi chipset is Atheros 5007 and is B/G only
>(laptop is probably ~6 years old now).  

     Thar pretty much says everything.  Updating the driver(s) will not remedy 
the hardware.

>The router is bang up-to-date so it
>could be a similar problem.   I have a newish (B/G/N) dongle and I will
>send my son back to his place with that as a backup.

     That should take care of it.  I'd be interested in knowing the make and 
model of his WiFi hub.  There were at least a couple fielded by 19CL that are 
primary at fault with this issue.

>We HAVE now upgraded his laptop to Win7 and installed the latest drivers -
>all is working well chez-moi, tomorrow he has to try back at his home.

     Win7 will help if it's a 19CL connection where they're actively screening 
out older hardware, operating systems, and browsers.


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