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  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.151121-2308)
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       #21

    ScottMDC said:
    I have used this method to restore my laptop wifi, but this is a workaround, not a fix for an obvious software glitch. THree times in 12 hours since upgrading to Win10...the problem is not the laptop but the OS. 'restart' to restore wifi, that was working fine five minutes ago, is not a solution to an obviously known bug.

    I've read the stuff about VPNs, never had anything like it installed on my laptop. Seems like a lot of hot air and not a lot of fixes to a known and well reported problem.
    Has the problem been solved bro?
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  2. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.151121-2308)
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       #22

    Resetting the BIOS by removing the RTC battery from the motherboard did the trick!
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       #23

    razrh said:
    Resetting the BIOS by removing the RTC battery from the motherboard did the trick!
    That's really strange although I'm glad it worked out for you. Do you think it was because you had tweaked BIOS settings in some obscure way and setting back to on-chip defaults resolved it? Hope this is a lasting solution.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1511
       #24

    razrh said:
    Resetting the BIOS by removing the RTC battery from the motherboard did the trick!
    I have nearly the same environment (Win 7 WiFi working, then Win 10 Upgrade) and exactly the same problem as mentioned in post #10 (my Atheros WiFi couldn't get switched on even after I had followed all proposed procedures).
    Inspired by post #22, I loaded the BIOS Setup Defaults (via BIOS menu), restarted the laptop, and the Atheros WiFi switched itself on and even reconnected to its prior (my Win 7 configured) WLAN router - all by itself!
    Big thanks for your work!!
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Professional and Windows 10 Home
       #25

    Same issue for Lenovo Z570 and Atheros AR9285


    taochris said:
    I have nearly the same environment (Win 7 WiFi working, then Win 10 Upgrade) and exactly the same problem as mentioned in post #10 (my Atheros WiFi couldn't get switched on even after I had followed all proposed procedures).
    Inspired by post #22, I loaded the BIOS Setup Defaults (via BIOS menu), restarted the laptop, and the Atheros WiFi switched itself on and even reconnected to its prior (my Win 7 configured) WLAN router - all by itself!
    Big thanks for your work!!
    Clean install of Windows 10 Home and the OS could not turn on the AR9285. Resetting the bios to default settings cured this.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro
       #26

    Exactly the same issue here, however I'm running a Broadcom 440x ethernet adapter. Any ideas as to which BIOS setting is changed that resolves the issue?

    Many thanks
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  7. Posts : 161
    Windows 10
       #27

    Apparently there is no properly working Windows 10 driver for the Atheros AR9285. I put one in my Dell Latitude E6530 and it worked fine. Then came the Creators Update and it still worked fine.

    But some update since has *broken it* to where most of the time it cannot see any WiFi connections available. Running the troubleshooter will "fix" it and it can connect, but only for about 30 seconds. Then it goes back to ignoring all WiFi connections.

    NONE of the fixes have done a thing to make it work. MICROSOFT has yet again done something which has caused problems with many WiFi and Ethernet adaptors with Windows 10.

    Why do they keep doing this!?
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       #28

    razrh said:
    Resetting the BIOS by removing the RTC battery from the motherboard did the trick!
    Legend!!! Thank you soooo much for finding the solution!!!!

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    Word Man said:
    That's really strange although I'm glad it worked out for you. Do you think it was because you had tweaked BIOS settings in some obscure way and setting back to on-chip defaults resolved it? Hope this is a lasting solution.
    Nope - I had exactly the same issue and I hadn't tweeked anything - just freshly installed Win 10 Pro x64 and installed all the drivers from HP site for Win 8.1
    Resetting the BIOS instantly solved the issue.

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    yuljk said:
    Exactly the same issue here, however I'm running a Broadcom 440x ethernet adapter. Any ideas as to which BIOS setting is changed that resolves the issue?

    Many thanks
    I just restored factory settings/default and thankfully it worked.
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