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WiFi adapter not working properly

By AnxietyProne
Sep 4, 2013
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  1. Basically my computer internet keeps continually dying and I have to restart it [computer] to get it working again. Every other computer's wifi connection is fine except mine. I troubleshooted and I got this message:

    [​IMG]

    I then went into my device manager and it said there also that my wifi adapter was not working properly.
    Curious what could be causing this? Is my wifi going bad? Virus? I stayed at a hotel and connected to their unsecure wifi two nights ago if that means anything. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

    And on a side note, I started to get this message at least two months ago every time I turned my computer on. Not sure if it's related but:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    "I stayed at a hotel and connected to their unsecured wifi two nights ago if that means anything. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!" Have you run any anti-virus/malware scans?
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,716   +89

    Disable the WiFi Power Management at the adapter source and when you leave or go to bed either turn off the laptop of leave the AC connected to it. When the laptop power cycle managed, you need to change balance to:

    Power
    Turn off display in 10 minutes
    Sleep PC: 20 minutes (or never)

    Services.msc
    make sure this service is:
    WLAN AutoConfig: start/auto (don't set it to auto/delay)

    You can create a batchfile or commandfile for triggering this also on your desktop

    WLAN start.bat (run as the admin) code for run as is included
    Code:
    Echo off
    runas /user:required username /savecred %homepath%\desktop\wifi_enable.bat
    sc stop Wlansvc
    sc start Wlansvc
    end
    
    WLAN start.cmd (run as the admin) code for run as is included.
    Code:
    runas /user:required username /savecred %homepath%\desktop\wifi_enable.cmd
    sc stop Wlansvc
    sc start Wlansvc
    
    or cmd with TCP/IP and WiFi Fix
    Code:
    runas /user:required username /savecred %homepath%\desktop\wifi_enable.cmd
    ipconfig /flushdns
    nbtstat -R
    netsh int reset all
    netsh int ip reset
    netsh winsock reset
    sc stop Dhcp
    sc start Dhcp
    sc stop Dnscache
    sc start Dnscache
    sc stop Wlansvc
    sc start Wlansvc
    
    required username is what you use for admin name on the system.
     
  4. AnxietyProne

    AnxietyProne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I ran a Malwarebytes scan and nothing came up.

    Thank you for your reply, but I'm afraid I don't understand how to do any of that. I'm not very tech savvy. Is it possible you could walk me through this? Sorry for the trouble!
     
  5. AnxietyProne

    AnxietyProne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I'm going to bump this topic again as the problem is getting worse! Please help!
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    "I stayed at a hotel and connected to their unsecured wifi two nights ago if that means anything. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!" Have you run any anti-virus/malware scans?
     
  7. AnxietyProne

    AnxietyProne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Yes I have, Malwarebytes, and it was clean.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

    What about running an antivirus program? Malwarebytes is not an antivirus program
     
  9. AnxietyProne

    AnxietyProne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    I ran a full scan on Avast! and it came out clean.
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,994   +168

  11. AnxietyProne

    AnxietyProne TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

     


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