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Realtek lan driver update breaks wifi

Question asked by astro46 on Sep 11, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2018 by elstaci

Since Aug, 2018 i am finding that if Realtek lan driver gets updated on my HP Pavilion Desktop 580-137c , either through Windows update, or through HP Support Assistant (SP 82711 , ver 2023.66.1104.2017),  It immediately breaks wifi.    rebooting doesn't help. Installing driver directly from realtek site also breaks wifi.  I can't find any setting to restore it, and tech at Microcenter, where I bought the 5 month old computer, had no solution.    Luckily i had an image from before the "update". and, I use W10privacy, which can run win10 update and allow me to choose which updates to not install.  


Why is AMD/Realtek releasing an driver update that breaks the device?