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Anyone having problems where they get an intermittent connection to a Wireless AP using a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista?  The only thing that seems odd to me is that you have to set the Wireless AP settings in both Windows Network & Sharing and also in the Vaio Communications center.  I have a friend who can connect fine, but every so often, only for 10 to 15 seconds, the wireless LAN drops to "Local Only" and after a couple page refreshes (and no other interaction from the user) the connection is good for a while.  We had days where my she was able to surf 2-3 hours with no noticeable interruption, other days were she drops 15 times an hour.

Any help here or in email would help, there are about 100000 "professional" posts on various forums that people claim to fix this, but non of the problems are the same as mine. 



Thanks in advance. Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:41 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Sony Vaio, Vista & Wireless

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I do have the same problem.
I tried EVERYTHING. removed the wifi card from Device manager. Remove IP Protocol CP6 from, tried to set a fixed IP address. Vista + that Sony Vaio VGN-FZ240E is a big disappointment. It will not connect all the time to many different APs.
Left by Francois on Feb 09, 2008 10:22 AM

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i just changed my static ip address to dynamic and the issue fixed up..
Left by titous on Feb 13, 2008 11:25 PM

# re: Sony Vaio, Vista & Wireless - Windows 7
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My wife recently purchased a Vaio VGN-NS30E/P laptop with Atheros AR928X wireless adapter(driver v 2.0.0.74), originally with MS Vista, now upgraded to Windows 7. From the beginning it has experienced regular wireless connectivity issues - poor signal quality/slow speeds, local only access, or no connection at all, or regularly dropped connection. These problems occur even when the laptop is adjacent to the wireless router. This issue is widely reported on the internet and also on US Sony support pages (see eg response 568483). No other computers (including various laptops) on the network experience these problems and there is a strong wireless signal throughout the house. We use a Draytek VIGOR 2820Vn router with WPA/PSK security and MAC restricted access. I have already disabled IPv6 connectivity (through Control Panel network settings)and turned off power management for the adapter.
There are no problems with a wired network connection but that is not practicable and is not why the laptop was purchased.
Help please - this is driving my wife to despair!
Left by Philip on Dec 20, 2009 7:51 AM

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I have the same annoying problem.. but many hours trying to find a solution on net was futile , i found a very interesting solution and it solved my problem and have wirless all day long ...the solution consists in opening quickly the WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER and as long u have open the messenger u will have wirless connection without interruption....i know sounds wierd but it actualy works ...trust me you have nothing to loose tryng...hope this info serve u well
Left by Andross on Jan 19, 2010 5:48 PM

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i recently re installed win vista to my sony vaio vgn-ns30/s bt i cant get any of the drivers to install properly... the network adaptor wont work either and i dnt know what to do...pls reply.
Left by patrick on Jun 22, 2010 7:49 AM

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Same problem here. My brother-in-law upgraded to Windows 7 and had the intermittent problem. It was working 100% when he used Windows Vista. I guess this is a Windows 7 driver problem. I did download the Win 7 drivers from Sony Website. By the way Windows identifies the card as Intel. I think this is a driver problem, because it was working when it was still Vista.
Left by Nodols on Dec 26, 2012 12:49 AM

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