Re: Qualcomm atheros AR9285 not qorking on windows 8.1 (2150 Views)
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teffysam
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Qualcomm atheros AR9285 not qorking on windows 8.1

I have a hp430 notebook pc. I had upgraded to windows 8.1, but the WiFi driver which was automatically downloaded and installed by windows(atheros ar9285) is not working. The WiFi switch is greyed out on the networks panel. I have tried rolling back the driver, installing windows 7 drivers. Nothing has worked whatsoever. Device manager shows that the driver is in working condition. The WiFi switch on the keyboard isn't working too. My last resort is to downgrade to windows 7. Any help would be great. Is there any driver out there that might work?
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Toffy
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Re: Qualcomm atheros AR9285 not qorking on windows 8.1

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teffysam

 

Check your BIOS settings and activate the WLAN

 

use  sfc scannow

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

reboot the router

 

Install the new Driver

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9000 Series Wireless LAN Driver 1.00 - http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63627.exe

 

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9000 Series Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver 8.0.1.232 - http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63625.exe

 

 

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Re: Qualcomm atheros AR9285 not qorking on windows 8.1

The BIOS doesn't show any enable/disable option for WLAN.
BIOS : insydeH20 f.38 march 2013 update.
Should i install another version of BIOS?
Drivers installation worked out, but when i check in adapter settings, it shows AR9285 and not QCA9000. Tried removing the previous driver completely, even selected the delete installation files from device checkbox, but it won't budge, comes back every time i install the new driver. WiFi still greyed out. Bluetooth works with the old driver, no problems there, just keeps going on and off.
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Re: Qualcomm atheros AR9285 not qorking on windows 8.1

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open the device center delete greyed out driver

 

Reboot

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Name=Qualcomm...

 

http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.php

 

Last driver

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=ch&lc=de&dlc=de&softwareitem=ob-128686-1

 

 

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Re: Qualcomm atheros AR9285 not working on windows 8.1

Thanks a lot for your support. But the wlan and bluetooth drivers are working now after i reinstalled windows. I had skipped the signing in process (because the wifi wasn't on at that time) the last time i installed windows. This time i followed it through and it all worked out.

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