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Wireless drop off issue's

  1. #1

    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Wireless drop off issue's

    Firstly if I have placed this in the wrong category I apologise I am new to forums and this is my first attempt, after receiving a new laptop several months ago I began experiencing wi-fi disconnection issues at times the indicator on the system tray indicates limited connectivity, that's when I know that I am about to lose the connection I use windows 8.1 so when clicking on the wi-fi signal strength indicator in the system tray the network status dialogue slide's in from the right of the screen where I pre-empt the drop off by switching the wi-fi off & on again. This can happen up to three times a day and becomes very irritating if anyone reading this post can offer any help ideally, with a DIY solution I would be so grateful, actually any help / suggestions would be gratefully received. Thank you.

    PS. Computer is acer aspire e series with a Broadcom 802.11n Wireless adapter.

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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Welcome to the forum! First things to check is your power settings. In advanced power settings make sure "maximum performance" is selected for the wireless adapter:

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    Then in Device Manager make sure in the wireless adapter power management tab the "allow computer to turn off this device to save power" box is not checked:

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