Lose wi-fi connection when PC is still on, but not being used.


  1. Posts : 135
    Windows 10
       #1

    Lose wi-fi connection when PC is still on, but not being used.


    Upgraded to Win 10 from win 8.1 in 2015
    Several times during this time I lost my wi-fi connection after not using the PC for a while without shutting it down.
    The network repair feature does not work, it only tells me what to do like checking cable and other connections.
    Most of the time I get the connection again by several restarts.
    Today I did three restarts and I tried to reset the network adapter.
    When I click on the icon to reset, it does not do anything but stays on reset.(and state PC will restart) Finally after waiting 5 minutes, I shut down the PC and turned back on.
    This time the connection was back on.
    All this happen when the other PC is still connected and working.
    Furthermore, the wi-fi connected printer get also disconnected for no apparent reason.
    The only way to re-establish the connection is to disconnect and reconnect the power line.
    PS. I also tried to fix it by disconnecting and reconnecting the modem.
    Sorry for this long post.
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  2. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #2

    Hi,

    You may try this: Right click on Start menu, go to Device Manager/Network adapters, find your WiFi adapter, then (right click on it) go to Properties-->Power Management tab and deselect "Allow the computer...."
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  3. Posts : 135
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for the quick reply. For some reason I could not find the same window with the Wi-Fi display as per your image. (I am really inept with PC stuff)
    I took some screen shots, and one showed a power option. Perhaps you can tell from the snips if I need to do something else.
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  4. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #4

    Your WiFi properties screenshot is from Network Connections folder and NOT from Device manager window. Also, if you click on "Configure" button (in your screenshot) you'll see what I mean...
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  5. Posts : 135
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I'll try again.
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  6. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #6

    I don't know if deselecting "Allow the computer...." eliminates the issue but you may try...

    Note: Perhaps, after deselecting "Allow the computer....", you'll face PC Sleep or Shutdown issues. If so, select it again.
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  7. Posts : 135
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I was in the device manager and the only thing I could see was the network adapters after expanding that one, this list came up, which one is the Wi-Fi? when I entered wi-fi, wifi and Wi-Fi in search, it could not find it

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  8. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #8

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  9. Posts : 135
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    OK, done that. I hope that will eliminate future issues with the Wi-Fi disconnect.
    How about the issue with the printer, would that be part of the same problem?
    It also disconnect from Wi-Fi after not being used for a while.
    The way I can get that fixed is by disconnecting and re-connecting the power cable.
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  10. HeM
    Posts : 389
    Win 10 Pro x64 v.21Η2
       #10

    If that ("Allow the comp....") was the problem, your wireless printer issue will be resolved too because it's on the same adapter. Hope it works...
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