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Wifi keeps going off

  1. #11

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

    Drivers? Power settings?

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  2. #12

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    gator2013, you are correct on 8.1 having issues with the drivers. That is mostly due to Windows/Microsoft Updates is loading the Microsoft drivers for installed hardware, instead of leaving them alone. I have had to make it so that my son's laptop does not get the Microsoft version of the Intel 7260 driver, for his wifi card.

    Same for the AMD GPU and a couple of other items. It took me a while to figure out why his signal was dying on his laptop. Once I looked in Device Manager at the installed driver, it then hit me like a truck what happened.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8

    I made sure that the wifi does not sleep when idle (is that a good idea or will it ruin my laptop?) This is a screenshot of the drivers installed for my Dell Wireless 1705 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 Ghz)
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