10-02-2018 04:06 AM
I have an odd WiFi problem with my B40-30 (3+ yrs old laptop problem from very start). Initially running Windows 8 upgraded to Windows 10 home 64 bit (full reinstall).
Problem: the WiFi suddenly hiccups and dies and then comes back. I put a USB WiFi dongle but same behaviour.
But I connect the USB to my mobile to use as a tethered modem which actually goes thru the wifi and it works like a breeze.
I havent taken it to a service centre as it may be complicated to explain / diagonise and I dont want to mess the system
Device manager does not show any disabled hardware
Driver used is Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter
Driver Files athw8x.sys and vwifibus.sys version 22.214.171.124
any ideas how to resolve this issue
10-02-2018 11:59 AM
Welcome to community forums,
If the issue happens even when using a WiFi dongle and all WiFi driver is updated, this is a possible motherboard issue.
Best to consult with a third party technician for better diagnosis.