Wifi networking with Ralink card with Windows 8.1 drivers

November 8, 2013 at 14:17:25
Specs: Windows 8.1, i3200
Hi

I'm experiencing the same problem as willjennings80

On Windows 8.0 : everything was fine on my desktop : RT2500 based card, using the latest drivers available rt2500.sys (version 3.2). Networking works flawlessly with the standard wifi icon, networks connections...

On Windows 8.1 : like willjennings80, the networks disappeared, the icon changed, and even if W8.1 says everything fine, it connects to a public network that I used to use when my own wifi connection was down.

I've tried all the tricks around. I'm going crazy.

Here are two screenshots

http://imageshack.com/a/img837/6324/wmxq.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img32/2048/bywi.jpg

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#1
November 8, 2013 at 18:20:02
Why is the default gateway, in the ipconfig output, on a different subnet than the IP4 address?

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#2
November 9, 2013 at 00:15:14
I'm sorry but I don't really know what you're talking about. I haven't changed anything on the ipconfig or DNS...

What do you suggest?


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#3
November 9, 2013 at 06:17:17
guapo

Actually the default gateway is within the same subnet (10.40.0.1 - 10.47.255.254)
that you get from: 10.0.0.0/13

As per the following: http://ip-subnetter.com/?ip=10.0.0....

It's an odd one to pick for your gateway though, I'd have gone with 10.40.0.1 myself in case you ever have to supernet it, but hey, different strokes for different folks.


jace112
What I'm seeing are valid TCP/IP settings for an adapter that doesn't appear to be working (as per your images).

Since you appear to be getting TCP/IP settings from a DHCP server, the device itself appears to be working properly but is having some kind of software failure between the device itself and Windows. So it appears the issue could indeed be with MS's update. You might want to contact them directly and ask them about this.

It could also be a driver issue so you may want to try the following as well:

1) un/reinstall the drivers
2) un/reinstall the actual device

In both cases, I'd recommend using the manufacturer's drivers, not MS's. Try the mfg's 8.1 drivers and if they don't have those, try 8 If they don't have 8 or they don't work, try the windows 7 drivers. If you still can't get it working, contact the mfg's support people and ask them for help.


In the mean time, if you have a wired network interface, you could plug that into your router and be able to communicate.

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#4
November 9, 2013 at 06:23:14
Thanks Curt R, but I've already tried to install / uninstall / reinstall Ralink or even generic drivers. Without any chance. I've also changed the slot on my motherboard. The latest official Raling drivers are from 2009 by the way, and that's the ones I use since Windows XP (no issue on WXP, W7, W8.0)

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#5
November 10, 2013 at 04:19:08
Who bothers to subnet a class C address on a home network with just a few machines?

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#6
November 10, 2013 at 04:40:11
The thing is that I am not connected to my home network. But to a public one that I used once or twice!

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#7
November 10, 2013 at 05:20:15
That explains my default gateway question & confirms what Curt R said. The MS update probably killed it. That's why I always stay 1 version behind. Even on FreeBSD, I don't use the latest version. I would try a USB wireless adapter as a work around.

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#8
November 11, 2013 at 13:20:07
Thanks. I will try to ask MS directly. It really bothers me!

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#9
November 11, 2013 at 15:01:29
Let us know if you get a satisfactory answer.

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#10
November 24, 2013 at 05:25:52
I ended up buying a new wifi card! (intel centrino wireless 2200)

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#11
January 19, 2014 at 01:47:09
Same problem with all my updateted PCs. someone a solution for this problem? Old drivers from the manufacture Ralink doesnt work.

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