Samsung 305U WLAN/LAN failures
by AdamBourke - 1/8/13 4:54 PM
I have a samsung 305U and it was working fine until a couple of days ago.
I needed a LiveUSB partition manager (I used Parted Magic) to use on another laptop, which I created using my Samsung. Then I shutdown Windows 7, changed the boot order in the BIOS and booted Parted Magic from the LiveUSB - to check that it would boot properly. A popup appeared saying wifi wasn't working, but I figured it was because it wasn't a full OS, and closed the notification. I opened the Partition Manager (Out of curiosity about the partition makeup of the Samsung) but closed it again without doing anything. Then I shut down, set the BIOS back to the way it was and reopened windows/
Immediately, a samsung program opened, saying that major drivers were not found and would I like to reinstall them. I did so, and most issues (such as my screensaver not displaying due to the Graphics card driver not being installed) were fixed. However, neither the LAN or WLAN work now.
I haven't looked into the LAN as much as the WLAN, but the WLAN will connect to a network with "limited connectivity" (I.e it recognises the network is there, but that's about it). In Device Manager the following items have yellow exclamation triangles on the icons:
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter - Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport
Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows - Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller - Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport
WAN Miniport (IP) - Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport
WA Miniport (Network Monitor) - Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport
And I'm not very experienced with networking terms, so I don't know what these all mean. The first three have entries with the same name minus the " Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport" and those ones DONT have the warning icon.
I'm using 64-bit Windows 7 Home edition. Thanks for any help you can give,