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Empana
11-04-2012, 01:58 AM
Hi, well I upgraded my G75 to windows 8 and after waiting for the drivers to came out I installed all the drivers that ASUS provided us, but I have a problem with my Wireless because I can't turn in On....(I used the atheros driver) also I downloaded and installed one optional driver: ASUS Wireless Radio Control (A driver to make you switch Airplane mode(Wireless) On/Off), I know that the airplane mode in cell phones and tablets is used for turn off all the wifi or 3G connections but ASUS claims in the description that is for the wireless so I installed it, well that's my problem, I can't turn the Wifi on so I'm always using my G75 with a wire...
Anyone knows if it's the atheros driver? or how to solve it?

Thanks!

cheek
11-04-2012, 05:24 AM
uninstall the asus wireless radio control. might be the issue there.
if u really need airplane mode, win 8 does have airplane mode. the toggle is
just right there when you click the network icon at notification area

Apexing
11-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Yea im having issues with the fn+wifi key, just turns on/off bluetooth.
what you have to do is go here http://www.asus.dk/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G75VW/#download select windows 7 64bit, go under Utilities and then download the thing that is called ASUS Wireless Switch (Wireless Console3) Utility. it will make an icon next to your clock, from where you can turn on/off wifi and/or bluetooth.
its sadly not been for windows 8 yet, but it works.

Empana
11-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Yea im having issues with the fn+wifi key, just turns on/off bluetooth.
what you have to do is go here http://www.asus.dk/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G75VW/#download select windows 7 64bit, go under Utilities and then download the thing that is called ASUS Wireless Switch (Wireless Console3) Utility. it will make an icon next to your clock, from where you can turn on/off wifi and/or bluetooth.
its sadly not been for windows 8 yet, but it works.


Thanks!!! it worked, but hope that ASUS bring out the fn+ wifi key driver... or wireless console for windows 8

Will Wood
11-05-2012, 04:38 PM
I saw this thread and for the past week I've been having Wifi connectivity issues on my G75VW since upgrading to WIndows 8.

I finally now have Wifi but only after:
1) Completely uninstalled all of the ASUS drivers/utilities etc. Everything and anything with an ASUS name on it gone.
2) Deleted all ASUS directories from Program Files (x86) and Program Files
3) Did a cleanmgr including System files

Rebooted

Then I re-installed the ASUS drivers, one by one.

I started with the ATK Driver package
Then the Wireless Radio Control, rebooted again

At this point I have Wifi back.
I'm now going through, getting the other software installed.

My biggest frustration here is that I've spent days on this emailing ASUS support, working with Microsoft and had to stumble upon this myself. My suspicion is that something from Windows 7 was left hanging around and
was causing a conflict when the new installers were trying to update the system. I wish ASUS would fix their installation packages so you can at least get some details on what's going on. This )(@*#)! PNPINST64 utility that they use is junk. If it gets an error you just get a simple "Error" dialog with no logging or information. Likewise
the driver installation logs say success, always! A work-around for this is to use DPINST (microsoft) or pnputil to
install an ASUS driver that leverages PNPINST64. I had to use it to track this problem down.

Anyway, I hope this helps anybody else who's having this issue.

Also there's a new Atheros WLAN driver available, newer than what ASUS has 10.0.0.26 you can find them here:

http://www.station-drivers.com/telechargement/atheros/wifi/atheros_wifi_10.0.0.216-w7-8(www.station-drivers.com).exe