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Q: WiFi connection drops on K450e with Windows 10 aft...

I have a K450e with a 1x1 11bgn wireless adapter (Broadcom?) that drops and takes up t one hour to reconnect.The started after Microsoft pushed out the Windows upgrade mid august.I can'r find any new drivers. Anyone have a solusion? I posted a request ti the Swedish sopport aug 17 but haven't heard from them.

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Preferred Solution: WiFi connection drops on K450e with Windows 10 aft...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Every day or so, my wifi connection will no longer have internet access.  I have 2 HP Pavilion's and 1 Lenovo.  This is the only one that has this issue.  I've had the hard drive replaced and everything reinstalled for other reasons, but the issue with internet connectivity is still there.  If I hover over the WiFi icon in the lower right coner, it tells me right now the NETGEAR router I'm connected to and says Internet access below it.  When I've dropped internet access, the icon will have a yellow mark on it and hovering shows my NETGEAR router but it says no internet access. All I have to do is disconnect from my router and reconnect and I'll have internet access again, but that gets irritating. Could this be a hardware issue on my laptop and how do I determine that?  I'm still under warranty for another 2 months.

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You Can read the entry ghost WiFi I have dpne an optimization with Avast optimizer but I can't be sure if was the solution.

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Hope someone can help with this!

I've recently got a new modem/router hub and when I try to connect to it wirelessly, it'll connect, but then my computer will drop the connection and won't get it back until I restart. I'm certain it's a computer problem and not a router or modem problem since my mother's netbook can connect and stay connected for hours. The router is in my living room and it doesn't matter where my computer is, whether it's in the living room too, or in my own room, the connection will still drop. When I open up "Connect to a network" in Vista, there are absolutely no networks in the list, even though I know there are plenty in my apartment block. The wifi switch is on, and the list only refreshes when I restart. The connection can drop at any time, whether it's 5 seconds after I've connected, or 30 minutes, but it does it a lot and it's becoming infuriating. I hope someone can help with this because it's driving me nuts already!

Any advice will be very much appreciated and if there's any specs that need to be supplied, I can definitely do that.

Thanks in advance!

Nikki.
 

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the wifi range in my laptop is very very less.. it does not connect to the wifi network even when router is at a distaance of 2 feet... but when they are side by side it gets connected showing low signal strenght... i tried updating bios.. updating drivers.. formatting.. also but the problem still remains... currently i am using winsows 10 pro...

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Hey,Ever since I've had my laptop (6 months) I've had this persistent problem with wifi connectivity. I rarely use my laptop but more recently have come into need of it, so it is getting increasingly frustrating. What happens is, every two minutes the wifi drops. I have to drop into network settings and disable the dual processor I think it is (AC 165)?? Anyway, I was hoping I can be given some guidance as I am on the verge of returning and getting money back for a faulty product. Seems this is a common problem and not sure if I ever trust myself to go with HP again.

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Have several Chromebook 14 G4 that drop their WiFi connection and then will not find any wireless networks until after a restart.  This happens often when waking from sleep and the Chromebook will not reconnect as scanning for wireless networks comes up with nothing until the device is restarted   Turning the WiFi off and back on again does not resolve the problem.    Version 50.0.2661.103 (64-bit)Platform 7978.74.0 (Official Build) stable-channel kipFirmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25

A:Chromebook 14 G4 drops WiFi connection

#HPExpertDayI guess you may have to run a power wash. Also check for new updates.

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Alright, I moved to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few weeks ago, and everything's been working fine, until this past week. Every now and then, my wireless card will start having hiccups, dropping all connections, losing its connection to the access point, and then reconnecting, all within 30 seconds. Everything will then be fine for about five minutes, then it'll repeat. It starts doing this randomly, and stops doing it randomly. I have only had it happen at home, however, I'm hesitant to pin it on any of my network equipment, as I have several laptops and desktops that all are working fine whenever this occurs, and are connected via WiFi and Ethernet to my router. Sometimes rebooting stops this, sometimes it doesn't. If I shut off the computer for six hours, it stops. Rebooting the DSL modem and the access point doesn't help, as the symptoms continue afterward. In my Event Log is under Windows Logs>System, the first event in the series is always this series: 1) The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.  The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]  Comment: None Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          12/22/2009 8:49:44 PM Event ID:      7042 Task Category: None Level:         Informati... Read more

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Wifi connection periodically drops on extensa 2510. OS: Win10. Adapter: Broadcom 802.11n (driver: 6.30.223.234) Is there any solution?

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greetings!

i have found a few threads here that describe problems similar to mine, but nothing exactly. i've also used those threads to do a bit of troubleshooting, but nothing has worked.

i connect to wifi on my computer, it works fine, no problem. my tv is connected to my pc via hdmi. i get video and audio fine on my tv when i'm using it through my pc. the problem is when my tv gets power, the wifi on my pc drops, and it stops recognizing all of the wireless networks in the area that are normally on the list. it still will see my network, as it is set to automatically connect to it, but when i try to connect while the tv has power, it will not. it's not just when the tv gets turned on, but when it actually gets power, when it gets plugged in to the wall socket. when i unplug the tv, all of the wireless networks pop back up on my list, and i can connect to mine with no problems.

i'll also note that when my tv has power, and i have no wifi on my pc, i still do have wifi on my phone. the router is about 10 feet from me, in another room.

my network adapter is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter and i'm running windows 8.1. tv is a toshiba, not a smart tv.

uninstalled and installed newest drivers for the network adapter. it's set to not turn off the adapter to save power and it's set to high performance. i've run the troubleshooters both when the tv has no power/pc has wifi, and when the tv has power/pc has no wifi. it always says there is nothing wrong wit... Read more

A:PC drops wifi connection when TV gets power (hdmi)

Welcome to the forum!

Your post is a bit confusing. You talk about HDMI and WiFi which have nothing to do with each other. Plugging in HDMI to the TV should have no affect on your WiFI unless you have a computer hardware problem.

Also no mention of router make/model. Computer make/model would be nice too.

Going by what you describe with the TV it sounds like your computer's HDMI port is messed up. Have you tried different HDMI cable?

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Hello I am new here but have done some. Searching and can't find my exact issue.

I have a Sharp Aquos LC-42LE540U tv. I can connect to. The 2.4mhz band of my Asus router. But after a day the connection gets lost.

When I go into Menu>Initial Setup>Internet Setup>Network Setup>Wireless Setup ... It shows 3 bars on the correct SSID. Using WPA2(AES) password.

Have tried. Rebooting router, modem, reset tv. Same issue replicates daily and sometimes within a few hours.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 

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do you have a PC with wireless at all - or a laptop you can put near the TV
it maybe channel interference , and it would be useful to see what channel your router is on, and what other signals are on

if you do have a PC please do the following
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx ( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct link below)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html

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My computer always gives me the warning sign that I have limited connection about every ten minutes. I then trouble shoot it with (what else) windows trouble shooter. It fixes it self saying "The default gateway is not available." With the "Fixed" sign to the right. Then 10 mins later its down again. This only happens when I am using the internet not when I'm editing a video or something.

A:Wifi problems connection drops to limited every 10 minutes

Is this on your home router/gateway, or on public hotspots.

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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My computer is a Toshiba Sattelite o/s win 7. My wi fi signal is excellent, yet my signal keeps dropping or saying limited access. I have tried resetting the router and resetting my default windows settings on the computer. All other lap tops and wireless devices in the house do not have an issue. I discovered the other day as long as the laptop ( not the router) is plugged in and not running on batter power that i do not have a problem staying connected. For fun i wondered if it had something to do with the power cord making some kind of connection when plugged into the lap top, (since everything is more compact in them) I tried having the power cord plugged into the lap top but not into a power source but I still lost signal. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wifi connection constantly drops when lap top is operating on battery power

Sounds like you may have some power saving option for the wireless adapter when on battery. If so, try a higher (e.g., maximum performance) setting.

My attachment shows that for the plan I'm using I have 'medium power saving' for the wireless when on battery. If I were having your problem I would change that setting to 'Maximum Performance' and test.
 

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Having the same WiFi dropping issues as others here.  HP Trouble-Shooting Options hasn't helped to resolve.  Additionally starting today, when on Facebook, the page drops after about a minute.  I don't know much about computers or operating systems, other than these on-going issues are very frustrating.  P.S.  Just had an HP Survey window pop up as I was typing my post.  Message indicated I should click "Yes" if I wanted to take the survey.  I wanted to take the survey, but there was no visible "Yes" option in the pop-up box for me to click.   Thanks.

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Hi,

My computer has recently started to drop the WiFi connection, reconnect after a while and at times, not even detect my WiFi connection for a while. Then repeats the process for no apparent reason, I'm not sure when exactly thus problem started as I had been using Ethernet cable up until last week. I am certain that this is not related to my router as 3-4 other devices in my house can access the internet perfectly fine.

I have tried doing a power cycle of the router, restarting the notebook, re-installing/updating drivers and cmd ipocnfig /refresh (and other commands along those lines)

My notebook model is the hp pavilion 3132tx- windows 7 64bit, intel I7, 8gb ram and uses a ralink RT3090 network card.

Ps: the problem appears to be alright if I use older versions of the driver (have tried 3.1.18.0 and the default one which came with the notebook [which is older than it]) however, I would prefer not to have to use the older versions as task manager says that its link speed is only 39 mbps whereas versions 5.0.5.0+ would show 79 mbps

Thankyou in advance.

A:Notebook drops wifi connection randomly- Ralink network card

It sounds to me like a signal problem. A competing signal drowning out your wireless signal can cause these kinds of random losses.

To test for this try this program:
inSSIDer for Home – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
It will tell you if you have a stronger signal in your area that is interfering with the channel.

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Hello everyone,

I've been fighting with my ISP for months over this, but it just might turn out that they may be telling the truth for once.

Basically, I have an unlimited mobile 4G plan with three SIMs, each of which is in a 4G Android phone, the hotspots of which I use alternately as and when needed.

In our household are two desktops and three laptops, all running Windows 10 Pro, and one laptop running Lubuntu.

In about November 2015, I started noticing that my connectivity speeds would drop from multiple gigabits per second to an average maximum of about 512kbps after a certain amount of data (usually two gigabytes downloaded and uploaded) has been consumed within the respective 24 hours; speed would go back up to 4G levels the moment the clock hits 12:00 AM every night. The throttling affects all machines and all SIMs.

I took on my ISP with this, and every agent I ever talked to said that they don't have a fair usage policy in place for subscribers of unlimited plan - in fact, that one of their marketing points; they even say so on their website. They firmly denied the implementation of a fair usage policy even after I showed them screenshots of the moment the connection speed dropped.

I even tried running YouTube continuously on my phones for a stretch of time to see what happens, with YouTube's autoplay feature turned on, and, indeed, I noticed that after a while of running videos at 1080p, I could barely run any videos at a resolution higher than 144p.

Then, tod... Read more

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Hello,

I have a problem with my device Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18C: the WIFI connection drops unexpectedly and randomly. When this happens, restarting the laptop is not helping, the only way to solve it is to power off and restart the router.

The laptop has Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 3165 as the WIFI card. I had updated the driver constantly, but the problem still remains.

Any ideeas?

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So, I've had this problem for literally years now. When I am using an ethernet cable to hook up to my router, my PC's connection drops dozens of times a day. It's a real pain, especially when I'm trying to stream something to a TV. In the past, I have circumvented this issue by using WiFi, which is perfectly stable for whatever reason. Problem is that WiFi in my new place is awful. I literally get connection speeds of 1 Mbps from my WiFi card up here in my room. So now I'm redoubling my efforts to find out why my ethernet is so unreliable, because I need the increase in network connection speed (it's only 100 mbps because I use an ethernet powerline adapter - but still).
 
I have tried purchasing an ethernet card because I thought the mobo port might have been broken - but the new card exhibits the same behavior. I have tried messing with the settings (going from "auto" to "100 mbps full duplex" etc.) to no avail. I've tried swapping out my ethernet adapter and my ethernet cable for new ones - same behavior. I even moved into a new house, got a new modem and a new ISP - same exact behavior. The adapters work on every other device in the house. Only my PC has this consistent issue and it only happens when I'm wired. 
 
So before I go and buy some expensive range booster or whatever, I was hoping that someone here might be able to suggest a few solutions or help me troubleshoot. Thanks.
 
My system:
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (reinstalled from OEM after l... Read more

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My son told me the other day that he as playing Roblox and the game crashed and computer restarted.  After the restart the Internet no longer worked.  The wifi adapter is now missing everywhere.  I can't even find it in Device Manager.  I temporarily hard wired the Ethernet cable for Internet access.  This computer is about 2-3 years old.  I then went into the Lenoval Support Drivers and updated drivers but still no Wifi adapter.  Any other ideas?  Did my son over load the wifi device and fry it?

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Hi       My desktop can't find any wifi signal and I try to factory reset already.  best regardTaychayan

A:desktop k450e can't find any wifi signal

Hi agumon , 
 
 
Would the device manager show any yellow tags on the network adapter. 
If so reinstalling proper WLAN drivers may help .
 
If not the try to turn off and unplg the pc . Press power down for 12 seconds and turn on . 
Tapping F1 for the BIOS , check on wireless configuration is enabled and f9 to reset defaults, F10 save and exit .
 
Manually check also the WLAN card and reseat it as needed , check if the cables are secured (page 35-36) then restart . Would there be any Wifi icon at the lower part of the desktop screen ? 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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A couple of months ago my WiFi and Bluetooth driver on my K450e stopped working.  The driver for my Realtek 8821AE chipset reports error code 10.  This is on Windows 10.
 
I downloaded a newer driver off the web, and the Bluetooth came back and reports health, but the WiFi still reports error code 10.  
 
Are there known issues with this, and is there a fix?
 
Thanks,
Mike
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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I bought this laptop in May 2015 with Windows 7 OS installed and took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.Everything has been great, and I love Windows 10 up until a recent system update.Since then, every time I use the laptop the wifi connection keeps dropping out.The wifi symbol in the system tray goes greyed out with a star on it.If I right click and select troubleshoot, the following problems are found        Problem with wireless adapter or access point                              Detected                     ! (in a yellow triangle)     The default gateway is not available                                                  Fixed                             Tick in a green circle I then close the window and click on the wifi icon but I have no available networks despite having 2 Galaxy S5's and 2 other laptops running (this is normal amount of devices to be on). I have done a factory reset and already lost a lot of software, and I really don't know what to do. Can anyone please help? Moose

A:wIfI drops out since Windows 10 upgrade

Hey @MooseHP?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! This is a great place to find solutions and help from our community! I understand that you're having troubles with the wireless connection on your HP Envy 17 Notebook. I'd be happy to help you with this. The following Document page is helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reinstall the network adapter drivers:1. Download the drivers from HP.com but do not run them yet.2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.3. Expand Network adapters.4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.6. Restart your PC and test.Test an ethernet connection:Test if the issue persists on a wired connection to rule out the wireless adapter hardware so troubleshooting can be directed towards the right areas. I would also strongly suggest running the HP Support Assistant.The following are some helpful links for troubleshooting the HP Support Assistant or downloadi... Read more

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Hello

This problem is frustrating me a lot now. After upgrading to WIndows 10, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi connection frequently drops without any pattern whatsover. It just drops randomly and re-connects after 2-3 minutes. If I attempt to connect to the network in that period of 2-3 minutes, it will sometimes connect, and sometimes fail. I have 2 other laptops (1 of which has Windows 10) and they don't experience this problem.

I have searched online and tried tons of things. Nothing has fixed the problem so far! Below are all the things I tried. Please help if you have any suggestions or if there are known issues with Windows 10.

1. Updated the driver software
2. Uninstalled the driver and re-installed it
3. Unchecked the setting of 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' in Power Management of the wireless network adapter.
4. Uninstalled anti-virus to eliminate anti-virus as the issue.
5. Disabled 'Wifi Sense' options of 'Connect to suggested hotspots' & 'Connect to networks shared by my contacts'.

I am clueless as to what the issue is. Please help!

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I recently upgraded the OS on my old Pavillion dv6700 notebook from Vista to Windows 10. The wireless network adapter often drops out when the device is not in use - it may work okay for days, or  sometimes only minutes. Sometimes running the troubleshoot routine resets the adapter and sometimes the adapter has to be disabled and then re-enabled. (Turning the laptop off and on again also works.) I understand that this is an old device, but everything else works fine and even though this problem is relatively easy to rectify, it is annoying. Is there a simple solution to this issue. 

A:dv 6700 windows 10 wifi adapter drops out

Hi: See if unchecking the 'allow windows to turn off this device to save power' box on the power options tab for the wireless card works for you. What model wireless card does your notebook have? There may be other tweaks you can do on the Advanced tab.

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Hi I got a new hp convertible laptop. I was prompted to update windows and ever since my wifi keep dropping every 10min. i can login to some sites but no videos run.wifi working in all other devices. tried all the standard fixes mentioned in windows support website
 

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Hi guys I got this problem, it only comes up occasionally, like once every couple of weeks, but I can't seem to figure it out.

I have a Toshiba laptop and I connect to the internet using wifi. Sometimes the wifi would stop working. It shows that I'm still connected to my wifi, but with an exclamation mark that says limited or no internet. I disconnect and then try again, but now my computer doesn't detect any wifi network. I usually can see a bunch of wifi networks, but when it happens I cannot detect any. I have a couple external hard drives connected to my laptop too. When this wifi problem occurs, I also couldn't access the external hard drives. I disconnect them, but they still show up in My Computer and I can click on them, even though they're empty inside. My last problem is that when this wifi problem happens, I can't restart the computer. It just hangs, so I either have to hold the power button down to restart, or to wait for five or so minutes before windows tells me it's having trouble and then it restarts.

My network drivers have all been updated. I do have a VPN service minimized but it's off almost always and it was never running when this wifi problem occurs. I also have Norton Antivirus on. I don't know what could be causing it, because I'm not just getting the wifi problem only, and this problem has occurred about five times since upgrading to Windows 10 this past winter. So it's not too often, but I don't know what could be causing it. Thank you,

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OS: Windows 7
Hardware: Sony VAIO
Powered by: AC
History: The computer is about 2 years old and the symptoms described below started either abruptly or gradually some 2-3 months ago.

Symptoms: The network access icon in the right of my task bar will show 4-5 bars of signal strength. I'll leave the computer for several hours and when I come back, it shows 0 bars with a red x over it. I click it, select troubleshoot and the Windows Network Diagnostics window pops up and says "Problems found"; A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken" - Detected; "Problem with wireless adapter or access point" - Fixed, upon which the icon goes back to 4 or 5 bars and I resume my network connectivity. This takes all of one minute or less.

However, if I need to do a lengthy download, this unexpected action will stop the download in the middle of the night.

TROUBLESHOOTING STEPS:
1) I tried a side-by-side comparison with another laptop and the Sony VAIO lost the network connection in the manner described above while the other computer didn't.
2) I went to Manage Wireless Networks, removed all networks (including my home network) and then rebuilt the wireless networks by re-entering my home network. I was then able to access my network. However, the wireless network adapter still shut off in the middle of the night.
3) I went to Power Settings/Change advanced power settings/Advanced settings/Wireless Adapter Settings/Power Saving Mode and obse... Read more

A:Wifi Network Adapter drops out at random times (Windows 7)

This might help - the following commands restore Windows IP and Winsock to known good values

Open an Elevated Command Prompt

   Tip
Standard keyboard shortcuts for Copy (Ctrl-C) and Paste (Ctrl-V) shortcuts do not work in Command Prompt.

Enabling the Quick Edit Mode in Command Prompt makes Copy and Paste operations easier.
See step 4 in Command Prompt - Copy to Clipboard to enable it.

Copy in Command Prompt: hightlight the text you want to copy, then press ENTER.
Paste in Command Prompt: right click with your mouse.

In the elevated command Prompt window type the following commands
Alternatively, you can copy the commands, one line at a time and paste it in the Command Prompt Window

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ipv4 reset all
netsh int ipv6 reset all

exit

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I am currently using a Thinkpad L440. For about a year and a half now, I have been having random Wifi drops on my laptop. The wifi will suddenly stop working and my browser will prompt me to run Windows Diagnostics. Windows Diagnostics will detect the problem and reset my wifi adapter which fixes the problem. Then the same problem occurs after some time. I tried updating all the drivers, as well as the BIOS. I also tried removing the wifi apapter driver through Device Manager and reinstalling but this did not solve the isse. In fact, the wifi seems slower after doing this. As a note, whenever I run a scan using LSC, under WIreless > Local Connection Test, I get a warning sign. This has been consistent for about as long as the problem has been occuring.  Model: L440BIOS: J4ET91WW(1.91)Wifi Adapter: 2x2 11bgn Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter Appreciate any advice.

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I recently bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC and have been experiencing problems when connecting to my personal wireless network. It seems that whenever I'm downloading anything or using the connection extensively I'll lose internet connection and the wireless icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen will show an orange star to indicate that connections are available. However if I go to available networks I can immediately reconnect to the network I was on.

I have other notebooks that run on XP that do not have this issue and use the connection without a problem. Also when I connect my notebook directly to my belkin router via Ethernet cable the connection has issues.

I'm running my computer on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and my Wireless adapter is an Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n Wifi adapter which appears to have up to date drivers.

Hopefully someone can help. Thanks!

A:Wireless connection drops out with Windows 7

I'm using an Acer Aspire one netbook, with a wireless connection. I get the same issue, having to manually reconnect the connection. I typically have 4 out of 5 bars, and have tried to refresh while watching my connection monitors. No matter what, it seems I have to close down IE and restart it. I have yet to get the same issue with my other web browsers, but I do not use them too often. I'm assuming it's related to microsofts wireless connection systems, either in the browser or the O.S. I will try to scour throught the forum for more related threads and post you the links. Somehow I will get this thing figured out. Does this happen to you while your in your browser only? If so, what browser are you using?

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I have just yesterday downloaded Windows 8.1 to my machine. Since then my computer loses its network connection often, and I have to reconnect via "Connect to a Network." This is quite annoying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

A:Windows 8.1 Drops Network Connection--Often

Hi,

try updating the network adapter. is this a wireless or are you using a cable?

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Hi, I am using Windows 8.1 and have run into internet connection issues for the last few months.  This happens initially when I start my computer, but also my computer randomly disconnects (it might stay connected for hours, other times it disconnects in twenty minutes).  Only my wired desktop disconnects - my wireless devises have not experienced the issue.  To regain internet access, I need to unplug my modem/router, wait a few seconds and plug it back in.
 
I have tried different ethernet cables and ports in the Comcast modem/router.  I have also tried other things to troubleshoot the issue:
 
- Used the Windows "Troubleshoot Problems" option
- Ran NCPA.CPL - disabled then enabled the network connection
- Tried IPCONFIG / RELEASE - then RENEW 
- Ran the Microsoft NetShell utility
 
Thank you in advance,
 
Jared

A:Internet Connection Drops Windows 8.1

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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A:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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Sympton:
When I'm disconnected, I lose all connectivity both to the internet and on the local lan, so pinging (for example) Google will time out, but also pinging 192.168.1.1 (the router's lan ip address) will also time out

Fix :
Start -> dev manager -> network adapter. Double click, open her up and then under "advanced", take a look at "Link Speed & Duplex".

If this is set to auto-negotiation, try re-setting it to 10 or 100mbps Full Duplex, re-start your computer.

It's the network driver that costs me hours of hunting & searching.
MOTHERBOARD : ASUS IPIBL-LB
Integrated LAN : Realtek 8111C 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Gigabit Ethernet)

A:Windows 7 intermittently drops wired connection

Some things to check: scan for viruses/trojans/malware, check for BIOS update, check for driver updates, check for Windows updates.

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I am having an issue with windows 7 when it come out of sleep/hibernation mode. whenever it wakes up it wont connect to the internet through wireless or wired network it was connected too. it says that i am connected to the network but with limited connectivity. the only way i have been able to reconnect is by either restarting or running the command line and releasing and then renewing my ip connection several times. I have had this same problem on every network i have been on so i dont think it is the hardware on that end. i have tried updating my nic card through device manager but it says everything is up to date. so do yall have any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 drops internet connection after hybernation

If anybody is interested - disabling sleep mode does keep the connection active.† At least it works when you want to use it.....

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Hello,
We have Microsoft Navision software. A user using this app looses connection when the app is idle. However, at this time the LAN connection is fine as he can access the internet and recieves e-mails. this happens 9 times in a week, where all his navision settings are also lost
The OS is windows 7 32 bit.

Any help is appreciated

Thanks in advance
 

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hi i have a acer travelmate 2700 i originally had xp on it and my biult in wifi worked fine but i now have win 7 installed and now cannot get my wifi working is there a patch i  could use to get it working - at the moment i am using a pci wifi card to go on line any ideas anyone????
 
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A:Wireless connection randomly drops after Windows 7...

The only advice I can give you is to try other drivers for your model and see if one works. You can also search using this method:http://driverzone.com/node/182even if the driver you find is for different brands, it's worth trying.

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In a nutshell, my Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) PC intermittently drops it's internet connection. Why?

Background: My PC is wired to my ADSL modem/router which is directly connected to the phone line. I also have wireless connectivity turned on within the router for a laptop to connect wirelessly.

Every few hours or so, when using my PC, I find I cannot access the internet and pages will not load. Eventually, Windows7 will update the network icon in the task-tray to show the exclamation mark symbol on the network icon. Opening up the Network And Sharing Centre will show the red cross between the "Multiple Networks" and "The Internet".

I'm running Sun's VirtualBox on this machine and that creates a Network connection for itself. This doesn't seem to affect the intermittent dropping (i.e. the intermittent drops occur whether the VirtualBox connection is in use or not), and indeed, I have VirtualBox installed on two other machines (one Windows XP and the other Vista Home Premium (32bit)) and these operate with no issues.

When the connection does drop, I cannot access any internet pages, nor can I access the router's web admin page at http://192.168.1.1/, so I'm assuming I've lost all local LAN access too.

It's definitely not the router (or the internet connection itself) as my laptop, using the wireless connection (and running Vista Home Premium) continues to be able to access the internet (and the router's web admin pages) just fine.

Every time this happe... Read more

A:Windows 7 intermittently drops wired connection

I didnt read it word by word, but when you have connection, was it full connection or limited connection?

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Hi, I'm having this problem with my windows 7 OS Lenovo Ideapad Y450 laptop.
when i try to connect to the internet at home, it connects and before i could go into the internet browser, it drops again. this continues to happen for many times until i couldnt do anything with it.
what's the irony is that i have other laptops (vista OS) at home running with no problems , and when i am in school, my Lenovo laptop connects perfectly. no signs of dropping of connection at all.
 

A:Windows 7 connection drops frequently for no reason

get this free program called inSSIDer and run it on the laptop. Walk around your place and see where the drop it starts and ends. Then you need to buy a Repeater and place that in the dead drop zone. The repeater is 100% wireless no need for hard-wire cable from the router to it.

In the meantime make sure your router is reset and also have the latest firmware for it.
 

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When I first boot up my (vista) laptop, wireless connectivity works fine but will then drop after a random amount of time. (becomes Limited connectivity)

Try to reconnect but then windows will not find my wireless network even though router (ZyXEL P660 HW T1) says WLAN is working fine.

Have tried with security disabled but no difference.

Any help much appreciated.
 

A:Wireless connection drops - Windows cannot find networks

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Speed tests (speedtest.net, speakeasy.net) are so low (grade F: .57 d/l, .32 u/l or 8% of national average). I cannot get video on internet (cnn.com/live requires 700 mbps that I used to be able to get) or videos are buffering so bad I canít watch them, plus the middle light turns red, loses connection at least 5 times a day. The website says to wait for live streaming, but just stops, with no message. Am unable do my work without interruption. I have checked for driver updates; they are fine. I have run anti-virus an malware programs. AT&T tech said I need to pay for better connections (have DSL express tier). I am already paying too much. I have wireless and the router is @2 feet from my laptop. I have Kindle on wireless as well. Who can help me? Thanks for any help.
 

A:Connection drops, speeds so slow I cannot get videos on PC Windows 7

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i have a laptop with wireless connection to my home lan.
all computers including laptop are running windows xp.
the problem is that laptop periodically looses connection and then establishes it again. I know why this happening. Apparently windows trying from time to time to search for wireless networks with better connection and while it doing that it drops previous connection and reconnects again.

I guess it is usefull when there are many wap's around but not when there is only one and there is no point in trying to find others.

I hoped that may be someone can tell me how can i change/tweak this default windows behaviour.
(i looked through various networking dialog boxes but didn't find anything related.)

thanks
 

A:windows searches for better network and drops current connection

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Hello

My first post in this forum, and already a tough one !

I'm having problems with my Atheros AR9271 Network wireless adapter.

Ok let's begin !

So I had W7 Home premium and decided to upgrade to 8. the whole upgrade went like a charm, I kept all my files and programs, and I had the new OS in less than 30 minutes. I had no wifi though, but after a wired connection to my modem, windows managed to find the proper driver as "Atheros AR9271". This was not my network adapter brand, [which is Multilaser, a brazilian brand, I believe inside the usb adapter is actually a atheros hardware] but it was working so I didn't bother...

After a couple days my SSD drive died [Damn you OCZ !] and I had to use a different HDD, I had to make a clean install this time. Again no wifi, but windows 8 managed to find the same Atheros AR9271, using a wired connection.

But now is the trick part, I have a wifi connection for just under a minute, and then the connection drops. The weirdest thing is, first my wifi network disappears, but i can see my neighbours networks, and after a few minutes all networks are gone.

All the hardware is the same, the only thing is between the upgrade and the clean install I updated the bios.

To sum up !

UPGRADE 7 to 8 : Installed in a 64Gb OCZ SSD; Kept files and software; No Wifi; windows found AR9271 - Steady connection

Clean W8 install :Installed in a 320Gb Samsung HDD; No wifi; windows found AR9271 - Connection drops after a minute, s... Read more

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The network Wi-Fi constantly drops the connection in Windows 10. I have to go to device manager, disable it and then enable it to reconnect. This is very annoying and interrupts my work on the internet. What can I do to fix it?

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I have a dell inspiron laptop. Core i3. It works fantastically. However, it will randomly disconnect from the internet and then reconnect (usually) soon after. Sometimes I need to restart the computer, or the modem/router but that's only a temporary fix. It prevents me from playing any multiplayer games or talking with people. Sometimes I can't even get Netflix to run because of it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

And by the way, my Macbook works fine.

A:Windows 7 laptop drops connection when my router and modem are working

You should look for wireless drivers from the manufacturer.

Also look for a firmware update. A lot of times a firmware update on the router will fix a disconnection issue.

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Hi poeple, I need your help on the issue I'm facing from the minute when the latest windows 10 creators update got installed on my laptop. Issue description: After swithing on my bluetooth gedphones that are already paired with the laptop, it successfully connects to the laptop. But after roughly 10 seconds, connection between devices drops and windows says that audio serice is not running. This happens every time I'm turning on the headphones. I found a workaround for the issue. I need to shut down the bluetooth service on the laptop, turn on the headphones and then enable the bluetooth on my laptop. Headphones successfully connects to the laptop and everything works well until I turn off my headphones and try to connect them next time. Please let me know if you have any ideas how to fix this.

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