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Wireless Issue

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Wireless Issue


    So I bought this new Samsung Ativ book4, for some reason at random times the wireless goes to a "limited connection" and I have to reboot the computer to get a full connection. Do you think this is hardware or driver?

    I heard Windows 8 is not very friendly with wireless drivers and Windows 8.1 is suppose to have better support for wireless drivers.

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    I would say a driver issue. I have a Samsung RV511, using the standard wifi driver from Samsung/Intel. Every time I update my wifi driver to the latest that Intel offers using the Intel driver update utility, I end up with the same limited connection issue as you. I have to uninstall that driver and reboot to let windows install the original wifi driver and problem solved. This happens with the original OS (7) as well as with windows 8.

    In your case you might need to either update the wifi driver or roll it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    So I bought this new Samsung Ativ book4, for some reason at random times the wireless goes to a "limited connection" and I have to reboot the computer to get a full connection. Do you think this is hardware or driver?

    I heard Windows 8 is not very friendly with wireless drivers and Windows 8.1 is suppose to have better support for wireless drivers.
    You might try turning off the power saving setting. The link explains where this setting is located.
    Windows 8 Laptop having issues connecting to WiFi
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