Wifi loses connection every few hours (tested on 2 diff wifi adapters)


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    Windows 10
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    Wifi loses connection every few hours (tested on 2 diff wifi adapters)


    I've had experience this problem for a while now on my newly built windows 10 rig. Every few hours, my Wifi simply stops working; the connection is lost. Sometimes it reconnects after a minute or so. Most of the time, I would need to manually disable/enable the wifi adapter in my Network Settings to get it back up again.

    It happened with a relatively expensive adapter that I bought not to long ago - Netgear A6210 USB 3.0 dual-band wifi adapter. I found a thread about this issue here. I've not been able to resolve it with any of the tips provided (including downloading a generic 3rd party Mediatek driver). I've used this same adapter without this problem on my older Win7 machine. I thought maybe this adapter "went bad".

    So I tried to replace this adapter with an older Wifi adapter made by Rosewill, using older Rosewill drivers. The same issue occurs. (Again, this Rosewill adapter worked perfectly in my Win7 system) So I have a hunch the problem is Windows 10 itself. Does it not place nicely with existing or older wifi adapters on the market? Would I need to buy a new adapter specifically certified for Windows 10?

    Anyone have any insights on this would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 169
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
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    Have you turned off Power Management in device Manager? Go to device Manager/ network adapters/Wireless network device/right click properties/ Power management tab/ uncheck everything.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
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    wyldman68 said: View Post
    Have you turned off Power Management in device Manager? Go to device Manager/ network adapters/Wireless network device/right click properties/ Power management tab/ uncheck everything.
    Just tried this... no dice =(

    Still the same old pattern of disconnects every few hours
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