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Windows 7: Frequent disconnects from university wifi

10 Sep 2011   #1
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Frequent disconnects from university wifi

Hi guys,

My university has wireless in the dorms, which is great but it randomly disconnects me from the network. I don't have such problems on any of my mobile devices, so I'm convinced there's a Windows tweak that could help with this problem. Does anybody have any ideas?


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10 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling Wireless adapter will fix, have you tried that? Or upgrading it's drivers? Also, perhaps your wireless adapter is failing, or a setting is wrong? Do you have access to a USB based wireless adapter to test this theory?
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10 Sep 2011   #3
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This happens to all of my roommates, both to PCs and Macs. And yeah, I have a USB wireless adapter.
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10 Sep 2011   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
This happens to all of my roommates, both to PCs and Macs. And yeah, I have a USB wireless adapter.
Sounds like an issue with your universities wifi in the dorm then...
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10 Sep 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Greenfire,
I agree that you have a problem with the uni wifi in your dorm.

You can check following:
Control Panel | Power Options |
to the right of the Power Plan with the selected radio button, you will see Change Plan Settings. Click on Change Plan Settings |
click on Change advanced power settings (near the bottom on the left) |
expand Wireless Adapter Settings | for your power mode, you have:
On Battery: select Maximum Performance
Plugged In:
select Maximum Performance |
Apply
button | OK button
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11 Sep 2011   #6
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right karlsnooks, did that, still have problems. I did some research about this and it seemed that messing around with wireless zero configuration in XP solved a similar problem for many people; I'm not sure if this applies to my situation.

It might be the way wifi is set up here, but my iPad and my roommate's Android tablet never disconnect like my computer does. I was hoping that there was a way to configure windows to prevent disconnecting.
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11 Sep 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

GreenFire,

Give this troubleshooting advice/procedure from Microsoft a chance:
Wired and wireless network connection problems in Windows
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11 Sep 2011   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

GreenFire:

Since all of you in the dorm have the same issue dont go changing your settings... instead contact your universities IT department... it IS THEIR ISSUE, NOT YOURS!
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