Windows 10: Laptop has to be rebooted to connect to Wifi

  1.    13 Sep 2015 #1

    Laptop has to be rebooted to connect to Wifi


    Dear all,

    I have an odd issue with my laptop since upgrading to Windows 10. The first time I boot I cannot connect to my home Wifi, however when I reboot I can. It is always the same every time I switch it on in that it will only connect on the second boot.

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Rob
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  2. Posts : 3,438
    EL Capitan
       13 Sep 2015 #2

    Have you tried reinstalling the driver?
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  3.    14 Sep 2015 #3

    The 'won't work till the second boot' sounds familiar. My old laptop wouldn't boot till the second try.

    If you are using Fast Boot, try switching it off (or disable hibernation) and see whether that makes any difference.

    Maybe a long shot, and maybe doesn't sound too logical, but quick and easy to try.
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  4.    13 Jan 2016 #4

    I have the same issue -- reboot connects to WiFi


    200thhorseman said: View Post
    Dear all,

    I have an odd issue with my laptop since upgrading to Windows 10. The first time I boot I cannot connect to my home Wifi, however when I reboot I can. It is always the same every time I switch it on in that it will only connect on the second boot.

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Rob
    Did you get a resolution? I even went back to Windows 7 because of this nuisance. I have now installed Windows 10 and the problem is still there. If you have a fix - I'd appreciate you sharing!
    Thank You
    Dennis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 9
    windows 10 64 Beet
       14 Jan 2016 #5

    Try installing the driver from windows 7.
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  6.    15 Jan 2016 #6

    gl3nborj said: View Post
    Try installing the driver from windows 7.
    More and more solutions had as a final step -- In device manager - power management for the wireless adapter change the setting Allow Computer to Turn Off This Device To Save Power. So I simply tried that - cleared the tick box. Problem resolved. No drivers, no reg hacks, nothing else. Thanks for your response,
    Dennis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    20 Feb 2016 #7

    ddutler said: View Post
    More and more solutions had as a final step -- In device manager - power management for the wireless adapter change the setting Allow Computer to Turn Off This Device To Save Power. So I simply tried that - cleared the tick box. Problem resolved. No drivers, no reg hacks, nothing else. Thanks for your response,
    Dennis
    Thanks for posting that solution ddutler and gl3nborj! Worked for me. Much appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    16 Sep 2016 #8

    ddutler said: View Post
    More and more solutions had as a final step -- In device manager - power management for the wireless adapter change the setting Allow Computer to Turn Off This Device To Save Power. So I simply tried that - cleared the tick box. Problem resolved. No drivers, no reg hacks, nothing else. Thanks for your response,
    Dennis
    Awesome!! it worked like a charm Dennis, Thanks again.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    14 Nov 2016 #9

    ddutler said: View Post
    More and more solutions had as a final step -- In device manager - power management for the wireless adapter change the setting Allow Computer to Turn Off This Device To Save Power. So I simply tried that - cleared the tick box. Problem resolved. No drivers, no reg hacks, nothing else. Thanks for your response,
    Dennis
    I registered tonight just so I could say THANK YOU for this post! The wifi issue was nearly driving me to distraction. So, Thank. You!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home
       07 Apr 2017 #10

    Thanks for the post... so far it seems to have fixed my issue as well - the wifi adapter was disabling randomly. it started after upgrading to Win 10 version 1607 from 1511
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