How to Deal with Wi-Fi Disconnecting Frequently on Windows 8

How to Deal with Wi-Fi Disconnecting Frequently on Windows 8 PC

Aug. 19, 2014 10:23 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Online Website
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"Windows 8 Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting, how to fix it?"

Someone may be wondering why the home Wi-Fi keeps going out or disconnects after sleep. Actually there are many situations that Wi-Fi stops frequently. So how to deal with Wi-Fi disconnecting on Windows 8? Read the following part and get the top 2 methods to get your issue fixed. Note that other Windows version PC like Windows 8.1/7/XP/Vista can refer to the same methods, too.

Note: We've already introduced the tip of how to make your Wi-Fi network secure before. Go and get to know.

How to Stop the Wi-Fi Disconnect on Windows 8 PC?

Method 1: Using Device Manager

  • 1. Press Windows key + R and type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box to open Device Manager.

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  • 2. In the Device Manager window, expand Network Adapters and look for your Wi-Fi driver, do a right click over it, select Properties.

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  • 3. In the property sheet, switch to Power Management tab and uncheck the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Then, click OK.

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Here, you can now close Device Manager and restart the machine to fix your issue. After restarting, your Wi-Fi can be connected successfully.

Method 2: Using Windows PowerShell

  • 1. Go to Desktop, right click and select New > Shortcut. In the Create Shortcut window paste this command:

    C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe restart-netadapter -InterfaceDescription '<WIRELESS ADAPTER NAME HERE>' -Confirm:$false

    Substitute your system root drive with C: and wireless adapter name which you can get from Device Manager window shown previously in this article. In our case the wireless network adapter was Intel(R) Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, so the command becomes:

    C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe restart-netadapter -InterfaceDescription 'Intel(R) Pro/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection' -Confirm:$false

    Then, click Next.

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  • 2. Then, name this shortcut like WiFi Reset and click Finish.

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  • 3. Finally, right click the shortcut so created and select Properties. Click Advanced and in the Advanced Properties window, check option Run as administrator. Click OK, then click Apply followed by OK.
  • 4. You can pin this shortcut to Start Screen and double click as soon as you came around the issue. After double clicking, let the system execute the command and restart your machine. Then, you can connect your Wi-Fi now.

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