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Hey guys, not sure if this is where this thread belongs but hopefully someone can help me out. Before I start ranting I'll say that from what I can tell my wireless card is faulty or the drivers don't work properly with windows 7. Basically what happens is that most times (90%) my laptop will be able to see all available networks but for no given reason it wont connect. It will try and just fail. The funny thing is that If the laptop is left for about 15 minutes it will connect to the network automatic.

The laptop is a HP dv6 2177ca with the core i7-720 and the broadcom wireless adapter. Its sort of a pain to not have wifi on a laptop. If anyone knows where I could buy a replacement adapter that would be great aswell. Thanks !
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This is the link to your laptop drivers http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...t=4125911#N438

I chose 64-bit W7, but if you go back a page you can select 32-bit if required. It lists the Broadcom and an Atheros Wifi chipset. Are you sure the Broadcom is correct? If it definitely is, then get the latest drivers and try them out. Don't let Windows choose the drivers from Windows Update, they don't always work great.

If the card itself is faulty, they are quite easy to replace. Ebay is your best bet.
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