Okay, here's the story. I was browsing Intel>Support to look for things such as driver updates as I am experiencing some wireless connection issues.
I have an ASUS N55SL with Intel Wireless-N 1030 adapter running Win7 64bit and on Virgin Media Broadband using the Hub as my modem/wireless router. When I am playing online games such as Maplestory, my wireless connection drops and I get disconnected from the game. The wireless icon in the task bar has a yellowish triangle with exclamation mark on it (meaning it has no internet connection). It's happen randomly and I do not know what's causing it. You may think it's the ISP that's causing the problem but I also have another laptop which I also use to play maplestory. This old laptop can play online games 24/7 without getting disconnected so it's not the ISP. Only the ASUS laptop has connection issues.
So, as I have mentioned before, I was browsing Intel website thinking maybe I can find something that can fix the problem. Then I came upon the "Intel Driver Update Utility" which suggested that there's a driver update for my wireless adapter. So I downloaded it from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21560 I chose the Wireless_15.2.0_s64.exe. I then installed the driver and missed whether I have checked the Intel My WiFi Technology (Intel MWT). After the installation, I rebooted the laptop and found out that the "Intel My WiFi Technology" was no longer installed in my computer. So, I immediately reinstalled driver and made sure that I checked the Intel My WiFi technology. After installing, I rebooted the laptopn again but then it still not there, no My WiFi Technology installed.
So I searched and searched regarding Intel My Wifi Technology being not installed or missing etc because I was worried that Intel WiDi will not work without Intel MWT. Somehow WiDi is still working. After searching, I found out that Intel MWT was replaced by Intel My WiFi Dashboard. So, I then installed the Intel MW Dashboard but I don't know whether it is as good as Intel MWT.
So my questions are:
1. What was the cause of the random lose of connection? (No internet access/disconnected from router)
2. Am I wrong to search for driver(s) and install it?
3. Since I have installed the new driver(s), I have lost Intel MWT. Can't I get it back?
4. Intel WiDi is still working fine, will I get problems in the future if I don't have Intel MWT? I remember when I open WiDi app, it automatically enables Intel MWT so I can connect to the receiver.
5. Is Intel MW Dashboard better than Intel MWT?
I hope that you will answer my questions. Thank you very much!
I have not yet tried to play online games as of this writing so I do not know whether updating the wireless driver fixed it or not. I will update this thread regarding my connection issues after I have tested playing with the new driver.
Yes, i know it is very long to read. Please be patient and bear with me. Many thanks!