Problem FIXED! Win 8.1 keeps dropping Wi-Fi….

Registry thingAccolades and gratitude to this good website who helped me solve my problem.

If you know an easier way to open your Network and Sharing Center – then use your own method & skip to Step # 3.

Here’s what Registry Recycler suggested:

Wi-Fi Power Option

I was able to do Step # 1 through Step # 5.   However step # 6 did not work, so I needed to improvise.   My “Step # 6 Improv” is listed below…

  1. Press Windows key + W on your keyboard to initiate Start search.
        .
  2. Type Network and Sharing Center in the search box and hit Enter to open its window.
          .
  3. In this window, choose your Wi-Fi network and the Wi-Fi Status screen will appear.
    .
  4. Click the Properties button near the lower left corner to open another window.
              .
  5. In Wi-Fi Properties window, click on the button titled Configure.
         .
  6. Go to the Power Management tab; uncheck the following option and click OK button.
    Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

Fix Limited or No Internet Access in Windows 8.1

However – my unusual situation was slightly different.   Referring to Step # 6 – I did not have a “Power Management Tab” – so I had to improvise.

Now here’s the solution which worked for me.   Notice Steps 1 through 5 are exactly same as instructed by Registry Recycler.

I’ve re-written Steps # 6, 7, & 8 to show the way it worked for me.

  1. Press Windows key + W on your keyboard to initiate Start search.
           .
  2. Type Network and Sharing Center in the search box and hit Enter to open its window.
    .
  3. In this window, choose your Wi-Fi network and the Wi-Fi Status screen will appear.
    .
  4. Click the Properties button near the lower left corner to open another window.
                   .
  5. In Wi-Fi Properties window, click on the button titled Configure.
    .
  6. At the top of the dialog box, click “Advanced”.
    .
  7. At the bottom of the list (pictured) click “WiFi Config”.
    .
  8. On the right side – make sure the “Value” can be set to “Wifi” (do NOT have it set to “Performance”).

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To read the original article – please click here.  I hope this helps!   🙂

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