Q: Windows 8 can’t access internet and network after waking up from sleep This thread is locked from future replies

Original Title: losing wifi connection after windows 8 upgrade


Bought a Lenovo desktop pc last year with windows 7 and all was fine, I upgraded to windows 8 and ever since I did this I loose internet connection after waking up from sleep mode and have to re-boot. I also have issues finding the internet on boot up and have to re-start once or twice and it eventually works. Now getting quite frustrating!



Hi Mark,


I have read the issue and will help you to resolve it.


Here’s what you can try:


Method 1: Disable option "Allow this device to wake the computer" in Power management in Network Adapter


a. Press Windows Key + X and click Device Manager.

b. Expand Network Adapters.

c. Right-click on the Network adapter installed on your computer and click Properties.

d. Click on the Power Management tab and uncheck the option Allow this device to wake the computer and Apply the settings.

e. Restart the computer.


Method 2: Refer to this link to troubleshoot some common issues regarding internet and networking.


Wired and wireless network problems


Refer to these links:


Why can't I connect to the Internet?


Why can't I connect to other PCs?


Please get back to us with the results.


If you have any other questions regarding Windows operating systems, don’t hesitate to contact us on this forum.


Manasa Sirahatti

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