Original Title: wifi turns off aspire v3 atheros windows 8.
I have a brand new acer aspire v3-771g-6851 laptop. atheros ar5bwb222 wifi adapter. the wifi connection will turn itself off intermittently. windows diagnose connection program doesn't find a problem, however, the wifi connection is reestablished once it
finishes detection. After some testing, I also managed to figure out that whenever the connection is lost, i can simply turn airplane mode on, then off again, in order to get the wifi adapter to turn back on and reestablish connection with my router. I have
a windows 7 laptop and a macbook pro laptop that both connect to the router with no problems. I have used windows update to update the driver for the atheros card. I then went to acer's website and downloaded their latest driver and installed (release oct
2012). Still having intermittent disconnection every few minutes. Sometimes 3 minutes, sometimes 10.
I'm wondering if the atheros wifi adapter driver and windows 8 are having problems communicating. Or, could I have a defective wifi adapter? Or, is there some magical driver out there? Is this a known problem that may get fixed with SP1 for Windows 8? Recommendations?