Laptop drops Network Card periodically
Posted on 2010-01-01
I have a generic laptop which periodically loses all communication with its internal wireless card.
The mother board is COMPAL JHL90.
The wireless network card is Atheros AR5007EG
Currently running Windows 7, although was exactly the same on the previous XP instal. (complete fdisk overwrite on install on Wondows 7).
The wireless connection just drops for no reason. There is then no record of it in the hardware list. Scan new hardware does nothing.
Restart doesn't always work. Shut down then wait a minute and reboot usually brings it back.
It usually is available for about a couple of hours. There is nothing I can see in the event log.
Using Sophos AV. Run a scan for spyware, but nothing. Reinstalled drivers.
Any thoughts on what this might be or how to fix it? Even a way of getting back after it has disappeared, without having to shut down, would be a bonus!