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Connection issues with windows 8.1

  1. #11


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    Hi i brought my laptop from pcspecialist.co.uk and its the Optimus if that helps. The card is a INTEL® N135 802.11N

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  2. #12


    Nope...need the make/model number....HP, Dell, Asus = Make and model number to follow. Here's my laptop as an example....Samsung RV511-A01US. With that I can find the specs...see link.


    http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP-RV511-A01US
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  3. #13


    You might try this Intel utility to find the most updated drivers for you PC/Laptop.

    Intel® Driver Update Utility
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    done the update utility and its all up to date. And with the laptops from pcspecialist the idea is there not branded so the make is the optimus https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusV-15/
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by fred12345 View Post
    Hi
    I got the update to Windows 8.1 last week but have been having trouble with my connection. Quite a lot of the time when connecting to my home wireless I get no internet. I do the troubleshoot problems and always come up with 'default gateway not available'. The majority of the time this fixes it but sometimes it takes a restart of my computer. Is there anyway to stop this error happening all the time.
    Thanks in advance
    I was having this issue and I went to youtube and searched "limited or no internet connection with windows 8.1". Lots of good suggestion videos but the two that helped were:

    1) went to adapter settings and disabled the Ethernet. Windows 8 enabled it even though I'm on wifi.

    2) disabled the Bluetooth.

    These two settings worked for me. Might give them a try.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    hi thanks for advice tried turning both those settings off and still no joy. was wondering if i'd be better posting this in the network and sharing forum
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  7. #17


    Did you youtube some videos? Lots of people are having this issue and I can't stress enough how much it helped solve mine.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    hi thought i'd sorted the problem with them releasing a new windows 8 driver. However it seems to be a suddenly alot worse than before with my internet crashing 3 or 4 times in a row before it seems to fix itself.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


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  10. #20


    Does this happen only with wifi? What about connecting your Ethernet straight into your computer?

    Also, I have see some threads on microsofts forum where people are saying that when you turn on your computer, before you sign in to wait for the wifi icon on the bottom right of the sign in screen to show it's activated before signing in. If that makes sense.
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