05-08-2013 05:05 PM
I cannot for the life of me get a consistent wi-fi connection. I have downloaded all versions and no matter which version is installed, after a few minutes, the yellow exclamation mark comes up and I have to uninstall and reinstall the drivers for it to work again. It is a vicious cycle and my Slate 2 basically collects dust b/c I cant use it. Will Atheros and/or HP ever put out an update to correct this issue or did I waste hundreds of dollars for nothing?? I've even tried compatibility mode, using Win7 and XP, but the same thing happens. Any advice??
05-08-2013 05:11 PM
Although Windows 8 has been known to work "OK" for some people, it is not a supported operating system by HP and therefore there is not a lot of info for it on the web. It has to do with the technologies Microsoft requires to fully exploit Windows 8 features and screen capabilities which the Slate 2 does not work well with.
Having said that, i would try to run SDM and install the latest BIOS and drivers into a Windows 7 install prior to doing an 'upgrade' to Windows 8. That might help
05-08-2013 05:18 PM - edited 05-08-2013 05:24 PM
SDM is the download manager, correct? I don't have my Win7 OS so is there anyway I get get HP to send me a link to reinstall it? Everything else works fine for me so if I could find a solution for the Wi-Fi issue, I'd be extremely happy!! I will try what you said, tho but if it doesn't work, I certainly hope a patch or update could be made to fix it. I've noticed a lot of Slate owners with the same issue posting online.....