Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
I recently, only a week ago, bought a recertified ASUS UL80JT. It was $500 when I bought it. Free shipping, too.
Newegg.com - Recertified: ASUS UL80 Series UL80J-BBK5 NoteBook Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 310M
I love it, a nice rustic look to to it. Included the laptop, power brick and power cord. No pretty retail box, no driver CD (get it online if needed). Nice specs too. I like the GFX inside it. It can switch between a GeForce 310M and Intel integrated when not needed. The i3 330UM in it can OC on the run. No configurations. Also, I like the HDMI.
Battery life is excellent. I got 5 hours of battery life the first day. (After I charged it
I always liked ASUS. Recertified isn't bad. It was company refurbished. Open box, you never be sure.
No problem for the help. That's why I'm here. :P
(I had to reinstall 7, but that was my and Ubuntu's fault.
Well I went ahead and talked my Dad into getting the Recertified ASUS and unfortunately I ended up with one of the poor ones. I've spent about 3 hours now searching and searching for the proper drivers for the WLAN but no matter what I've tried it does not show up in the network adapters area in the control panel where you would find LAN and what not. The WiFi key also seems to have been an issue for many others after reading the reviews on Newegg. It was mainly that the WiFi would drop out on them randomly and they would be forced to restart. However in my case I cannot even get the WLAN to show up. I hope I'm not completely missing something and not seeing a switch on the laptop itself but I've only seen the function WiFi key. I've gone to ASUS website and tried installing all the wireless drivers associated with this model. Nothing has worked.
I think I will just have to RMA this unless someone has a suggestion on how I can get this working. I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt and ask for a replacement but I think if I can't find a solution to this problem I am just going to ask for a refund and go with a different option.
Kind of sad. My first experience with an ASUS computer (I have other products like mobos which have been great) but its been a bad one thus far. However I guess that is what you get yourself into when you buy a re-certified notebook.
Anyways MoM if you have any suggestions it'd be greatly appreciated or anyone else that might of had this laptop or an ASUS laptop with a similar problem. It sucks my dad was pretty excited for this. LOL. He is pretty computer illiterate and has only had one laptop before this so I feel bad. Oh well at least if I can't find a solution I know Newegg has a relatively painless RMA process.
Also I did try going to ATHEROS website to look for drivers as I believe they are the wireless card that is installed in this laptop but I've had no luck with that either. My problem though is I cannot figure out what model is actually in this notebook. It isn't stated on Newegg and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Could someone maybe point me in the right direction in regards to that?
I was able to figure out which model of ATHEROS I had downloaded the drivers and tried installing them still nothing. When I try to install the one from ASUS website I get the... Error Azurewave Wireless Lan Driver. That is all it says. So I guess it just can't find it. I've installed the Wireless Control Center and everything else I can think of. I don't know hopefully someone has an idea but I think its best I just RMA this thing. I don't know whether I should get a refund or replacement though.
LOL. Well check that I can't even return this for a refund only a replacement. Oh well I hope I didn't end up throwing away $500 of my fathers money. The next one will hopefully be alright.
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