Solved Laptop Wifi light turns off randomly

March 5, 2014 at 15:07:47
Specs: Windows xp x64, 2.33 c2d / 4gb
Hi all, i have a dell precision m90 laptop. After leaving the computer on for a couple days the wifi light shuts off. I have the latest drivers that i downloaded from the Dell support website.

After the light turns off i must then disable and re-enable the wireless network connection through the control panel.

What could be wrong and how can i fix this? Thanks.


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#1
March 5, 2014 at 15:50:13
Re you letting xp handle wifi connection, or are you using the Intel driver/utility! This of corse presumes your wifi adapter is an Intel based one.

I have found with my very elderly, olde, Acer Aspire that its wifi is much happier and more stable using the Intel divers (sourced from Intel support/downloads) than anything in xp, or from Acer.

Also is the laptop on mains or battery power when the shut down of wifi occurs? If battery then it may be conserving battery power?


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#2
March 5, 2014 at 15:58:20
the driver provider is intel. The light shuts off on battery power and when connected to ac-adapter.

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#3
March 5, 2014 at 16:27:08
✔ Best Answer
You might have a power saving feature if you look in the Wifi control panel. If so, turning it off might be a workaround.

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#4
March 5, 2014 at 16:52:49
ok i think i might have found the solution to this problem. When looking in the device manager and going through some of the settings i saw this option

"Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

I disabled this option. Hopefully that does the trick.


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#5
March 5, 2014 at 17:12:14
Give it a few days and let us know how you get on.

Thanks

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#6
March 12, 2014 at 17:31:47
ok yes the solution to this problem was to disable the power save function.

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#7
March 12, 2014 at 18:32:46
OK, that's good, thanks for the update. If you think one of the answers helped you, set it as "Best Answer", which will mark this thread as solved.

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