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Windows 7: Wireless network disconnects, then fails to see the wireless network

20 May 2014   #1
ShaneLJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Wireless network disconnects, then fails to see the wireless network

Every so often, my WiFi on my PC will just stop working. It will disconnect from my wireless network, and then when I try to manually connect, it's not listed. Sometimes a restart works, sometimes it doesn't. This last time I had to restart twice. I know the WiFi router is not having problems, because my phone and AppleTV stay connected and stream just fine. The first times I noticed this, I was actually browsing the web and talking on Steam when it occurred. The last two times however, I left my computer on to finish up some downloads, came back in the morning, and it had disconnected and corrupted my downloads. Any help is greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance.


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20 May 2014   #2
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello and welcome to 7 Forums ShaneLj.

Is this wifi adapter plugged into your PCi or PCIe slot in the desktop or a USB type adapter?
Would be helpful to also know what brand and model the wifi adapter is in order to Identify any issues that a manufacturer might already have a fix for.
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20 May 2014   #3
ShaneLJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohavepc View Post
Hello and welcome to 7 Forums ShaneLj.

Is this wifi adapter plugged into your PCi or PCIe slot in the desktop or a USB type adapter?
Would be helpful to also know what brand and model the wifi adapter is in order to Identify any issues that a manufacturer might already have a fix for.
Thank you very much! I'm not sure the exact wireless adapter I'm using. It's some sort of "Encore" adapter, but it's just an antenna for my Motherboards onboard WiFi card.
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20 May 2014   #4
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok with that info I need to know the full model of your motherboard. I pulled up the specs for the board listed in your specs and Asus does not show the onboard wifi. Is this a Slot type adapter (similar to a notebook adapter) on the mobo?
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20 May 2014   #5
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe this might be the board you have here
First thing I would check is to make sure you have the latest driver for the wifi adapter installed.

Also check that the adapter properties that allows the system to turn off power to the adapter when idle is unchecked.

Go in the Device Manager, Network Adapters, right click on the adapter and select properties, Power Management, uncheck the box that says, "Allow the Computer to turn off this device to save power"
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20 May 2014   #6
ShaneLJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have done both. If the problem reoccurs, I'll post again. If not within a couple days, I'll mark as solved. Thank you for the help!

P.S. I saw you're a Whovian. The Doctor is awesome. Which one is your favorite?
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20 May 2014   #7
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Please keep us informed.

I would have to say my Favorite Doctor would be Tom Baker as that's when I started watching, followed closely by David Tennant. (Broadstreet is good too).
We shall see how Capaldi does, He's a good actor.
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20 May 2014   #8
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could you please fill in as many details as possible see below:

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20 May 2014   #9
ShaneLJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohavepc View Post
Please keep us informed.

I would have to say my Favorite Doctor would be Tom Baker as that's when I started watching, followed closely by David Tennant. (Broadstreet is good too).
We shall see how Capaldi does, He's a good actor.
Will do!

Yeah, Tennant is my favorite. I started watching around Eccleston, and haven't seen the earlier ones. I probably should go back and watch them all.
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20 May 2014   #10
ShaneLJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCyberMan View Post
Could you please fill in as many details as possible see below:

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As of now, the problem seems resolved. If it occurs again, I'll put the full list out. (:
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