4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2013 2:38 PM by joe_intel

    Problems using Centrino N6235 in several notebooks

    elias tauscher


      I have purchased 3 identical notebooks, Samsung NP530U4C, all of them running win7 x64 and all with the N6235 wireless adapter.

      One of them works fine almost all the time, but it may happen that after standby it does not recognize the wireless adapter and states that there is no wireless adapter. I have unchecked the "allow to disconnect the device to save power"  option, so this cannot be a problem. I need to reboot and then it will work ok.

      The other 2 have severe connection problems, they sometimes connect and sometimes don't, when they connect they may suddenly disconnect and then act as if there is no wireless adapter because they don't see any of the several networks available. A nightmare !!

      In all of the notebooks I have had BSOD. I am using the "Who crashed my computer" tool to analyze them and it systematically points to the wireless network driver.

      I see that the problems with this adapter start around 10/2012 and it looks like they have not ended.

      Some postings indicate that they had to go back to "g" and avoid "n" connections, some post that the new driver has solved the issue and some say that it hasn't.

      I have run the Intel driver detect utility and it indicates that I am running the latest version of the driver but if I check the device driver I find that the driver version is different for the notebooks.

      I am puzzled to find no clear answers and no support either from Samsung nor Intel. Does anyone have a better understanding on what is going on with this issue ?