Tonight I finally have confirmation that my Ralink RT5390 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter is not bad. Something in Windows 10 is bad. I have been dealing with this problem for a few months. In the system tray it shows the Wi-fi icon and it works for say 10 hours then it disconnects. When it first start happening I would just reboot the computer and it would work.............for a while. Then I got tired of rebooting every time it disconnected....so I started going to Device Mange, disabling the Ralink, then enabling it and it would work......for a while. Then it would stop but this time there was a yellow construction symbol. At this point I knew I would have to do the dreaded cold boot. Viola after that it acted though it was going to really work this time. Eureka. But sadly my joy ended when the [email protected]#$%^&*( disconnected again. A friend is loaning me his Wi-Fi dongle and it worked great....... for a while. So I have been doing this dance for about a month now. Oh btw an easy solution always suggested is to update drivers. I checked and my driver is up-to-date.

I had noticed the "Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter before but it would disappear as soon as I disabled and then the enabled dance. It finally dawned on me that maybe this has been my problem this whole time. So I googled this adapter and found others had the same problem. The consensus was to disable or uninstall the Virtual Adapter. Go to Device Manager and choose view option. Click the item that states show hidden devices. Wholly Moley. I had the main one and at least seven other ones listed as above with #13, #14 etc all the way up to 18. So I decided to uninstall all the # numbered ones and leave the original one and then reboot the computer. But I just knew that MS would think it would be smarter than me and reinstall the ones I deleted. After Reboot my wifi worked but I went to device manager and sure enough Windows had added two more adapters. Jimmy Crickets!!!!!

I then found a Reddit Windows 10/r and found fellow suffers. One individual also discovered that if you uninstall the main one after reboot it comes back like a big red pimple on the tip of your nose. Another individual state he had tried several things but still no luck.

So I have had good luck so far with Ten Forums. I am praying for a miracle solution that will rid me of this evilness and I can go back to like it was before NO DISCONNECTING!!!!

Windows 10 Home 64 Bit version 1909 installed 02/25/2020 OS Build 18363.720