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Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

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Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

#1 Post by dandreye » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 am

Hi All,

Got the following problem with Intel 6205 WiFi card in an X61s (with modded BIOS - whitelist removed): the actual wireless connection stays up at 240Mbps or 270Mbps as seen by the wireless home router located in the working distance (was working fine until now), there are no signs of any issues at the laptop side - even no warning about no Internet connectivity on the wireless icon in the bottom right corner, but the ping across it fails. Rebooting the laptop and the router doesn't help. Is there anything worth trying like reinstalling the driver before declaring the card dead? It's a bit of a pain to replace it as there are some issues finding someone available locally to swap it out.

Thanks in advance!
X1G1 3460-1F4, 2x X61s 7667-34G, X61s 7667-Y24, X61s 7667-WQ8, X61s 7666-AA5, X61s 7666-34G, X60s 1702-W96, T43 2669-YJ6, T42 2373-Q91

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Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:16 am

Try a different OS (Linux on a bootable USB drive).
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Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

#3 Post by dandreye » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:25 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:16 am
Try a different OS (Linux on a bootable USB drive).
Thanks but I can't do it as I won't be able to control it remotely for that and the user is an elderly person thankfully able to navigate only in Windows...
X1G1 3460-1F4, 2x X61s 7667-34G, X61s 7667-Y24, X61s 7667-WQ8, X61s 7666-AA5, X61s 7666-34G, X60s 1702-W96, T43 2669-YJ6, T42 2373-Q91

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Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

#4 Post by dandreye » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:53 am

It doesn't seem like WiFi card failure anymore: just tried connecting the laptop to the router with an RJ-45 cable and despite the wired link comes up the ping fails across it too. Never seen anything like that before.
X1G1 3460-1F4, 2x X61s 7667-34G, X61s 7667-Y24, X61s 7667-WQ8, X61s 7666-AA5, X61s 7666-34G, X60s 1702-W96, T43 2669-YJ6, T42 2373-Q91

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Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:48 am

How about checking/replacing the router?
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Re: Intel 6205 WiFi card failure?

#6 Post by dandreye » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:05 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:48 am
How about checking/replacing the router?
I already inspected it as soon as another (emergency backup) laptop with TeamViewer was connected to it via WiFi and found nothing wrong there... can't imagine why it'd possibly want to block Internet access from one laptop behind itself both via Ethernet and WiFi altogether while allowing the same from the other laptop.
X1G1 3460-1F4, 2x X61s 7667-34G, X61s 7667-Y24, X61s 7667-WQ8, X61s 7666-AA5, X61s 7666-34G, X60s 1702-W96, T43 2669-YJ6, T42 2373-Q91

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