Windows 10: Do I need a new Wireless Network Driver?

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  1. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       30 Nov 2016 #1

    Do I need a new Wireless Network Driver?


    If my computer automatically loses internet connection wirelessly from my modem, is this a strong chance that I need a new driver for it?

    If so, could someone please assist me on where I can find a newer version of the wireless network driver?

    My specs are listed below in the specs field.
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  2.    30 Nov 2016 #2

    Have you gone to the Toshiba site for you system and see if they have any driver updates for you......
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  3. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       30 Nov 2016 #3

    Yes. I believe they are current.
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  4. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       30 Nov 2016 #4

    kipper said: View Post
    Have you gone to the Toshiba site for you system and see if they have any driver updates for you......
    Yes. I checked it just last week. I also have Toshiba Service Station installed which keeps check on updated drivers. It's similar to HP Support Assistant. I don't think there are any updated drivers available on Toshiba's website.
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  5.    30 Nov 2016 #5

    You might go into your PC Settings........."Network and Internet".....then on the left select "Wifi"............Then "adapter properties"......copy and paste your adapter information and then search google or whatever you use for the latest driver for that adapter and see what you find.....

    While you are in your setting in Wifi you might look around and see how you have things setup now.....
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  6. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       30 Nov 2016 #6

    kipper said: View Post
    You might go into your PC Settings........."Network and Internet".....then on the left select "Wifi"............Then "adapter properties"......copy and paste your adapter information and then search google or whatever you use for the latest driver for that adapter and see what you find.....

    While you are in your setting in Wifi you might look around and see how you have things setup now.....
    Below are the adapter properties from Settings.

    SSID: CenturyLink0523
    Protocol: 802.11n
    Security type: WPA2-Personal
    Network band: 2.4 GHz
    Network channel: 11
    IPv4 address: 192.168.0.20
    Manufacturer: Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc.
    Description: Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter
    Driver version: 3.0.2.201
    Physical address (MAC): ‎64-5A-04-8E-38-0A
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  7.    30 Nov 2016 #7

    The latest driver is at version 10 for the Qualcomm Atheros AR956x wireless adapter....

    I suggest you do a system backup or at least create a restore point before you install the new driver........you can also roll back the new driver to the one you currently have if you experience any problems.....

    You can download it here: AR956x wireless adapter


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  8. Jesse Williams's Avatar
    Posts : 879
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       30 Nov 2016 #8

    kipper said: View Post
    The latest driver is at version 10 for the Qualcomm Atheros AR956x wireless adapter....

    I suggest you do a system backup or at least create a restore point before you install the new driver........you can also roll back the new driver to the one you currently have if you experience any problems.....

    You can download it here: AR956x wireless adapter


    Okay. Thanks for the help @kipper.
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  9.    30 Nov 2016 #9

    Download WiFi Inspector to test the signal strength of your Router. Your Wireless Router is broadcasting on channel 11. WiFi inspector will tell you what your neighbors are broadcasting at, you can boot into the Router Setup and change the channel to something that is not conflicting with the neighbors
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  10. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       30 Nov 2016 #10

    spunk said: View Post
    Download WiFi Inspector to test the signal strength of your Router. Your Wireless Router is broadcasting on channel 11. WiFi inspector will tell you what your neighbors are broadcasting at, you can boot into the Router Setup and change the channel to something that is not conflicting with the neighbors
    Will do @spunk.
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