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Wireless adapter not automatically connecting

  1. #11


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks. I'm not too keen on trying that. As it connects when I pull it out and plug it back in, and all my other wireless gadgets are working, I don't think it's a problem with the router.

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  2. #12


    There are no working Windows 8.1 drivers for the WN111, in fact this adaptor was problematic even with Windows 7 for the longest time.

    For like ten bucks you can purchase the DWA-140 and you won't have any more problems, although I'm not completely sure why you aren't using the built in wireless adaptor on your laptop, outdated maybe?

    Amazon.com: d link dwa 140
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  3. #13


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks. I'll have a look at that. My laptop connects fine. It's the adapter for my desktop that's the problem. I just like getting things to work :-)). It's a bit strange that it recognises it if I restart but not when I start up, which suggests it can recognise it but there's just a glitch on start up that could be fixed.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've solved it. The problem is how Windows 8 shuts down. If you restart, it does a complete shut down which it needs to do if you are installing or updating software. If you click on shut down, it doesn't fully shut down, but saves a system info file which it uses to do a fast start up. To get it to fully shut down go into Control Panel, System and Security, Power Options, Choose what the power buttons do. Unclick 'Turn on fast start-up' and then 'Save changes'. While you're there you can also select the Hibernate option for your shut down options list. It now recognises my adapter when it starts up.
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