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Windows 7: Wifi adapter keeps turning off on Asus laptop

05 Nov 2014   #11

Windows 8.1 64 bit

Thank you starting this threat, got the same make adaptor and unclicking the power button seems to be working for me too. Was driving me crazy for the last few days with it connecting and disconnecting, just don't know why it started to do it in the first place. I'm also this helps my wireless printer connection as this had also stopped working!

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08 Dec 2014   #12
Julie Richeson

Windows 7 64 bit

I am having the same problem, tried the power management solution but it has not solved my problem. Any other tips?
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08 Dec 2014   #13

Windows 8

I'm having the same issue (for a few months now). Three things I have done:

I use the command prompt to "ipconfig/release" then "ipconfig/renew" and that works some of the time.
I have to continually use the wizard to fix my network adapter and that works some of the time.
Reboot the router and restart my computer.

I have tried changing the power management. Just had to redo it -- so not sure how the box got checked again.

What's confusing to me is my wifi seems to be find at home office (all other devices are connected and working fine), however I NEVER had this issue when I'm working at my small retail business office.

I purchased my computer less than a year ago, which makes this even more frustrating! Any other fixes out here?
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14 Jun 2015   #14

same issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman142 View Post
I have an Asus laptop with a Atheros AR9485 wireless network adapter. I've owned the laptop for a year and a half and never had a problem until the last 6-8 weeks.

The wireless adapter turns itself off randomly. I can be in the middle of something and my connection is gone. I click on troubleshooting and it tells me it is off, so I turn it back on and it will work for a while longer until it decides to do it again.

I have disabled all other network adapters. I have uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them. I don't know what is causing this. It all started after I hooked up a router (via ethernet) to set it up about 2 months ago. It was only connected for 20 minutes while I set it up, but ever since then my wifi adapter will not stay on. Like I said, it happens when I'm using the computer...not just when it's idle.

Any ideas what I could try?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman142 View Post
Just one more update in case someone finds this forum in the future. That did fix my issue! It hasn't turned the adapter off since I changed that! Thanks.
thanks i had exactly the same problem hope this works for me to ....

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02 Sep 2015   #15

windows 7 64-bit
solved wi-fi problem

had that problem with embedded Wi-fi not working on S300 asus laptop. I had to use USB wireless adapter from Trident and that worked OK. Today I had to open laptop to clear dust clogs in the fan (full-speed fan all the time) and found one of the two antenna cables badly pinched by the screen opening mechanism. I bet that was the original reason for not working, I tried million other options, drivers, updates, etc...
I couldn't repair tiny coax antenna cable, have to buy it somewhere and see if that is going to cure it completely.
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24 Jan 2016   #16

win 7

Here's how I fixed the problem in Windows 10.
  1. Right click Start Icon. (Lower left.)
  2. Left click Device Manager.
  3. Left click Network Adapters.
  4. Right click the adapter and Properties will appear.
  5. Left click Properties.
  6. Left Click Power Management.
  7. Uncheck this: “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.”
  8. (More than 1 adapter – do them all.)
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20 Mar 2016   #17

windows 7

this can be fixed in few simple steps -
1. just check your wireless driver and make sure its updated
2. check the wireless switch and make sure the firewall is not blocking the internet connection for more help you can visit . thanks this may help
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27 Mar 2016   #18

windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I did everything and it still switches off randomly....Going CRAZY!!!
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10 Jul 2016   #19

Widows 7 Home Premium
June 2016 Atheros AR9485

Used JHarpJ from 2010 solution above: Even though it's a six-year-old solution it worked! A few weeks after updating to WINDOWS 10 on my ALTEC laptop my Atheros adapter kept turning itself off every few seconds. I found this old post and turned off ability for Windows to turn off adapter to save power (exactly like it's posted above). It worked. Don't know why it started turning itself off after YEARS of use but the only thing that changed was installing Windows 10. There was no power issue - the laptop was plugged in!
I'm just glad it's fixed!
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06 Sep 2016   #20

W7 Pro 64b

Hi all, I was fighting this one for last 2-3 weeks. I found the answer satisfying enough on:

Wireless capability keeps turning off - TechSpot Forums

Uninstalled Wireless Console 3 and.. problem gone so are the fancy pop-up icons
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