W10 Loss of WIfi

Fujitsu / Ergopro x
March 1, 2016 at 12:09:44
Specs: Windows XP, N/A
Hi, I am experiencing this problem and thought it probably caused by having an oldish laptop with limited resources.- 2GB memory

Only way I have found to resume using the Internet is by restarting the laptop.

However seems the problem is widespread. and MS have yet to overcome. See:-

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
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When failure occurs, hovering over the Wifi Icon, it displays 'Internet not connected, No connections available'.
They are, because 'er indoors is using.without problem.
Have tried various suggestion such as reducing the MTU, to no avail.
Router is modern.

Anyone else experiencing this, or have thoughts on how to overcome.

Regards - Mike


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#1
March 1, 2016 at 13:35:51
Hi Mike

I think there have been some Wifi issues with Win 10 and maybe we are still not out of the wood. However I would try these old chestnuts which can still be known to get you out of trouble:

1. Discharge the motherboard components. Turn off computer, remove power cord (and main battery too if it is a laptop). Hold Power Off/On button in for at least 20 seconds before powering up again. It can "unstick" things at odd times.

2. Power Off the router for about half a minute. Surprisingly I have found this can fix issues which do not affect every device on the network.

3. Go to Device Manager and search for new drivers. Also worth checking on the official driver website.

4. Uninstall Wifi driver from Device Manager but DO NOT let it remove "software" if it asks. Restart and let it find new hardware which will set the software up afresh.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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March 2, 2016 at 07:49:33
Sounds like a driver issue. Are there newer drivers for your WiFi? Does your laptop have a "WiFi off" switch/button you can toggle? Have you tried restarting the "Wireless Zero Configuration" / "WLAN AutoConfig" service?

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