1.    10 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Wifi drops frequently


    This problem is frustrating me a lot now. After upgrading to WIndows 10, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi connection frequently drops without any pattern whatsover. It just drops randomly and re-connects after 2-3 minutes. If I attempt to connect to the network in that period of 2-3 minutes, it will sometimes connect, and sometimes fail. I have 2 other laptops (1 of which has Windows 10) and they don't experience this problem.

    I have searched online and tried tons of things. Nothing has fixed the problem so far! Below are all the things I tried. Please help if you have any suggestions or if there are known issues with Windows 10.

    1. Updated the driver software
    2. Uninstalled the driver and re-installed it
    3. Unchecked the setting of 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' in Power Management of the wireless network adapter.
    4. Uninstalled anti-virus to eliminate anti-virus as the issue.
    5. Disabled 'Wifi Sense' options of 'Connect to suggested hotspots' & 'Connect to networks shared by my contacts'.

    I am clueless as to what the issue is. Please help!
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  2.    12 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 537
    Windows 10

    You may want to try this:
    go to Device Mnager and Uninstall WiFi Driver. If there a Box saying "Delete Driver" check it
    If it is a combo card (Wifi+BT), delete also the BT Driver.
    Open Programs and Features
    Delete Software for Wifi and BT
    Go again to Device manager , look for WiFi Card and right-click and select "Update Driver", Windows will look online for the right Drivers
    If Windows did not find drivers, then install the ORIGINAL Drivers you have got with your PC or Download them from your PC Manucturer.
    If this does not work, best option is roll back to previous OS version.
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  3.    12 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Home (and 7)

    I had this problem too and did the things you did. It took me a long time to realize it was something in combination with Windows 10 networking and my WiFi that caused the issue. The issue seemed to resolve itself once I turned off fast startup. When the Anniversary Update came out the symptoms returned and turning off fast startup did not resolve them. Build 14393.82 (August 23) didn't appear to help either however the latest build 14393.105 (August 31) seems to have resolved my issues. I have kept fast startup turned off, as it has caused other issues in the past and it's not worth the difference in startup time for me to try and keep it on. Just my experience.
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  4.    26 Sep 2016 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I was finally able to resolve this by changing the wifi card in the laptop. I think the problem was with the wifi card.

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