Every 20 mins or so my wifi keeps disconnecting but reconnects after the troubleshooter takes care of it, and this is what i get from the troubleshooter log:
Investigate router or access point issues Not run
If you're connected to a hotspot or domain network, contact the network administrator. Otherwise: 1. Unplug or turn off the device. 2. After all the lights on the device are off, wait at least 10 seconds. 3. Turn the device back on or plug it back into
the power outlet. To restart a router or access point that has a built - in battery, press and quickly release the Reset button.
SSID: RomTelecom - WEP - 8390 SSID length: 19 Connection mode: Infra Security: No Pre - Association and Association Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Profile matches network requirements: Success Pre - association status: Success
Association status: Success
Last AP: 72 - 54 - 99 - 20 - 83 - 90 Security and Authentication Configured security type: Open Configured encryption type: None 802.1X protocol: No Key exchange initiated: Yes Unicast key received: No Multicast key received: No Number
of security packets received: 0
I have a Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-B5208 with the dreaded qualcomm atheros ar956x for windows 8.1 and I have consistently had random disconnects. I have already did the power setting change most people mention and it has done zero to help with the random drops.
All my other PC's do not have this issue.
Any help in resolving this problem will be greatly appreciated.
Here is the fix for your issue. Its just a configuration that needs to be changed because of Windows 8.1
Open Control Panel--->Network and Internet--->Network and Sharing Center
Click on Wi-Fi(*Your SSID*)
Click on properties--->Configure--->Power Management
Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
Connect to your Modem using an ethernet cable or try your luck connecting it with Wi-Fi.
Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 and press enter.
You will need to login to your modem.
username : admin
password : admin
If you changed them,
username : your_username
password : your_password
Once you login, click on Wireless and you will see the wireless settings
1) Click on Wireless Security and set the Security Mode to WPA2 only. WPA mode to be set to WPA2-PSK.
2) Channel/Wireless Channel should be set to CH1 or just 1 in a few modems (by default its set to auto)
3) 802.11 mode should be set to 802.11b/g/n
4) Bandwidth should be set to 20 M
You are done! No more issues connecting to your Wi-Fi network evry time you reboot your PC or Modem.
And this fix is tried and tested on Windows 8.1
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