Network / Sharing :: WiFi Dies After Returning From Sleep / Hibernation

Mar 14, 2013

So this has been a problem ever since I installed Windows 8 Pro on my Dell XPS15 L502X. Everything works fine but when I put the computer to sleep, if I come back after a lengthy period of time the computer will turn off, and when I turn it on it boots instantaneously but will not connect to the wifi networks. The Wifi icon has the little star to indicate that it is on and not connected and when you mouse over it, it says there are available networks however clicking it does not bring up the network selection panel. Mousing over to the right and clicking on settings does the same thing, wont bring up the network selection panel. Going in via control panel, the same thing. Logging out and logging in does not solve it either. It requires a full reboot. After a reboot it works fine again. This is not a problem with sleep if it is just for a short period of time, but for a longer (I can't give you an exact time) it happens, and it is very annoying. Also it will not auto-connect to networks it recognizes in this mode.

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi (OFF) After Sleep Or Hibernate Mode - Need To Restart

May 21, 2014

I always have to restart my laptop after sleep or hibernate to my wifi work, otherwise it is in Wi-Fi (OFF) mode. How can I solve this problem?

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Sep 15, 2014

I've been working with a computer I've put together for a couple of months now, and I haven't been able to figure out what exactly is causing various BSODs. They mostly happen when coming out of sleep mode. The crashes would generally happen once every couple of days. One time I did get it to crash while running the driver Verifier application while copying files from one folder to another. I've been whittling the components left in the machine down, and I'm down to just a hard drive and dvd-drive as extra components at this point. The only configuration I have left to try is to switch to a different hard drive and only run that.

The errors would generally have to do with various "Pool header" issues. I've tried running memtest overnight and it'd get though 6-8 passes easily each overnight session. I've done that a couple of times. I also have run chkdsk to see if there were any issues on the hard drives, but those have come up without issues too. So since I'm not seeing any hardware issues, I'm thinking that this is just a driver issue. I have updated whatever drivers I could see that looked out of date and I make sure that I have the latest Windows Updates. I've tried to keep the software installed on the machine to a minimum after I did a complete reinstallation of Windows 8.1.

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Oct 8, 2013

Windows 8 installation. Apparently, my PC now randomly decides not to boot properly either from sleep or hibernation. It will go into sleep just fine (though managing to keep it sleeping for more than 5 seconds has been a chore itself), but sometimes it won't be able to come back from sleep properly: it will either black screen on me (very uncommon), or it will keep restarting several times, until either the "Automatic Recovery" pops up, or I manually reset it.

In all my years working with computers, I haven't seen anything like this :/ Services look fine, running apps also look fine, no virus found on a complete check of all almost 10TB of data...

Right now, I'm just about ready to drop the whole thing and go back to Windows 7.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8 - Specific Network Settings Based On WiFi Network

Aug 2, 2013

Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.

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Network / Sharing :: Netsh WLan Hosted Network Fails After Sleep

Mar 23, 2013

Windows 8 64. To date all my networking needs are just fine

Though I do have just one last loose end to tie up with the adhoc wifi it just fails after sleep.

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Network / Sharing :: Wireless And Wired Network Limited After Sleep Mode?

Apr 13, 2014

Since a few weeks, I have a problem with my laptop running Windows 8.1 (Toshiba Satellite P50-A-12PBE). Sometimes, after bringing Windows back from sleep mode, I seem to have no connection to the internet. Windows says the connection is 'limited', wether I'm connected with a wire or wireless. Resetting the router doesn't solve anything, but rebooting my pc does. Since both the wired and wireless network are always simultaneously affected, I think this hasn't anything to do with drivers (I already have the latest versions by the way). I have made screenshots with ipconfig-results when I'm connected with a wire.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8 Random WiFi Disconnects And Limited Network Access

Aug 10, 2013

I just bought a Lenovo Y500 a couple of days ago and it came with a pre-installed Windows 8 everything seems working fine but when it comes to Wifi it randomly disconnects a lot , sometimes shows limited access and most of the time the signal strength bars keep going up and down.

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Network / Sharing :: Win 8.1 Laptop - Network Not Available Instantly After Resume From Sleep

Jun 11, 2014

I have a frustrating problem on my Windows 8.1 laptop that only started a couple of weeks ago.

Previously, whenever I resumed my laptop from sleep mode, the network would always be instantly available too. I've always been impressed with the speeds of resuming from sleep in Windows 8, it's all pretty instant and means I can get straight back to browsing etc once I've entered my password.

Now, if I wake the laptop from sleep, I enter my password and the network appears to not be available for about a minute or so. Then it functions normally, but it's very, very frustrating as I can't work out the cause. When I resume, if I try and refresh webpages, I get 'network not available' errors in Chrome, but the monitors (I use Network Activity Indicator) in the system tray don't show a loss of network connectivity (i.e - there is no red 'X' over the wireless signal bars)

Sometimes, if when entering my password I get it incorrect, it will say "PC is offline. Please enter the last password you logged on with" - I am assuming this is also due to the above problem.

Why could this have suddenly started happening? No settings have changed/been changed on the router side.

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Network / Sharing :: Limited WiFi Network Connectivity On Windows 8 Laptop

Jun 9, 2014

I purchased a new Windows 8, Inspiron 15 7000 series - 7537 last December. I had been using a router at a hotel for the time, and it worked correctly. When I arrived home, I had a Belkin router, and i experienced network issues in that i could not connect to the wifi. I could connect with Ethernet cable. The problem was fixed through customer support eventually, but I now have a new Comcast router, and i'm experiencing what appears to be the same or a similar issue. I can access the internet fine by wire. With wifi, it says i have access to the internet over the internet icon in the bottom right, but i cannot access webpages. I can use skype, and communicate through it.

Here is the result from the ipconfig /all :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:Windowssystem32>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration

[Code] .....

I really need the wifi on this router working for this laptop. Let me note that it works on other laptops, so it should be an issue with hardware or settings on this laptop.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8.1 Breaks Network With Two WiFi Access Points

May 10, 2014

I have two wifi APs in the home and only one has an Internet connection. the other is to access the wired LAN.

Last week I updated from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and thought everything was going well until I started getting wired LAN dropouts.

I have traced it back to 8.1 handling connection to wifi APs. In Windows 8, I was able to have "Connect automatically" for BOTH wifi adapters on this laptop. Now when I try to connect to the non-Internet AP, Windows 8.1 announces (correctly) "Limited access" and that's what Windows 8 did too. BUT, Windows 8.1 waits a few seconds then drops the connection with a useless message, "how me solve connection problems," where there is NO problem. A limited connection for the AP to the wired LAN is OK as it was in 8.

So now I am stuck with no home LAN access unless I drop the Internet AP and connect to the LAN AP.

Also, in the great wisdom of 8.1, because it is only a "limited" connection, it does not remember the Passphrase so I have to type it in every time. So much for progress.

What to do to get past this behavior and have a "limited" connection as OK as it is with Windows 8?

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Network / Sharing :: Cannot Auto-reconnect To WiFi Network With Hidden SSID

Dec 7, 2012

I prefer to keep my home WiFi network from public view by disabling the SSID broadcast, i.e "hiding" the network.

With two modem/routers (a Belkin Play Max F7D4401 ADSL modem/router and now a Cisco EPC2325 DOCSIS modem/router) on two computers (home-built desktop and Acer TM8172T notebook), after the initial connection Windows 8 Pro would not reconnect without tediously re-entering the SSID name and password. Once it does connect, it displays the original SSID name with a new one with an incrementally increasing appended number like:

I was manually deleting them all (except the original) using netsh, until I realized you can <right-click> on an entry in the screen above and choose "Forget this network."

This is the process I go through each time to re-connect. Is there something I'm missing?

I read that if Windows 8 saves too many WiFi connections, it cannot "remember" them to automatically reconnect to them, so on the notebook, I deleted all but wpcTrue (the original), and it now automatically reconnects, although occasionally it will add a new connection with an incrementally increased number -- currently the notebook shows both wpcTrue and wpcTrue 2. I had used the notebook on the road, so had about five WiFi connections saved. On the Desktop my home network is the only WiFi connection I've ever made. However, no matter what I do on the desktop, it NEVER remembers to automatically log on when the SSID is not broadcast.

I even tried manually setting up a connection via Network and Sharing Center > Set up a new connection or network, to no avail -- the desktop computer will not automatically reconnect.

I doubt that this is relevant, but the Belkin modem/router, the Belkin USB adapter I use on my desktop computer, and the notebook's Broadcom internal modem are all b/g/n. The Cisco modem/router is b/g.

If I "unhide" the SSID, i.e. broadcast the SSID, all is well in the world. Both computers automatically reconnect to the modem/router. If I hide the SSID, and then disconnect or reboot, the desktop computer will not automatically reconnect.

I just noticed that the pop up WiFi connection column shows "WiFi-2 Off" -- what does the "Off" mean?

And, why is it "-2" ? My notebook just shows "WiFi', period. (The first image with "WiFi (Off)" was from a previous Windows 8 installation on the desktop computer. I decided to change from EFI-boot to non-EFI so reinstalled Windows 8. I simply used the old image as a quick way to show how the connection name assignment runs away.)

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Network / Sharing :: How To Create Local WiFi Network Without Having Internet Access On PC

Jun 27, 2014

How can i create local WIFI network without having internet access on my pc. This seems to work if I have access to internet but when i disconnect internet connection my PC ( virtual router ) cannot see anymore other devices..

All other devices that are connecting to my virtual hostednetwork are working without any problems expect my pc. What have i missed that my PC where virtual hostednetwork is running cannot see devices in "virtual" network without internet access?

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Network / Sharing :: Sharing WiFi Connection To Another Computer Via Ethernet

Jun 16, 2013

My ISP provides service only via 802.11. I use laptop A most of the time. The captive portal for the service provider only allows one login per account at a time. The policy is intended to prevent multiple people sharing one account. It's just me, I'm the only user, but very occasionally I'd like to have a 2nd laptop access the internet simultaneously. No abuse, just the simple convenience of not having to logout from A if I need to use B for 30 seconds.

What I want to set up seems simple and it probably is:

WiFi Internet <---> Laptop A <---> ethernet cable <---> Laptop B

Such that Laptop B can share A's active WiFi connection without having to request its own unique address from the ISP.

At present, Laptop A has its network interfaces set up so:
- WiFi is connected, active, functional. Selected the "Yes turn on sharing and connect to devices" in sidebar.
- Under the wired network properties IP Version 4, I manually set addresses to be

Laptop B has only a wired network, set to

A & B can connect directly to each other, share folders, etc.

What do I need to do in order to get laptop B to transparently use A's WiFi connection? My guess is that A needs to be set up to do some routing between the internet side and the 192.168.10 subnet, and B needs to be set up to look to A as its "ISP" ... but I don't know where to begin.

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Network / Sharing :: Forgetting WiFi Network Not Working In Windows 8.1

Jul 18, 2013

I want to forget a Wi-Fi network from my network list i windows 8.1 . But when I right click on that network (to forget that network) nothing happens i.e. right click menu does not open.

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Connects To Other Networks But Not Home Network

Feb 27, 2013

My laptop is few months old HP Pavilion g6 OS: Windows 8 uses a ralink rt5390r 802.11bgn wifi adapter.

The wifi was working just fine suddenly it stopped. It detects my home network but every time it tries to connect ends up "unable to connect to this network". It connects to my friends wifi but not mine. And it connects with cable.

There is a red cross on the wifi network but it's green not GREY. It is not a modem problem because the other PC connects just fine. When I'm on wifi, cmd ipconfig gives me disconnected media for all the network cards on the laptop. Command netsh shows failure and access denied.

What I have tried to do for the past week :

I upgraded the adapter/ driver. My windows is fully updated. I re-installed the network card. I tried a USB wifi. I uninstalled the private server. I uninstalled my Norton because I thought it was blocking the connection I also deactivated the windows fire wall. I changed the SSID and PSW ... nothing worked. and of course I tried restarting, resetting, rebooting, deactivating and activating, disabling and enabling every single thing but nothing works.

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Network / Sharing :: Windows 8 Not Sharing Internet With Wifi?

Nov 1, 2013

I'm having a serious problem trying to connect my other laptops running windows 8, the host laptop that is connected to internet with modem is Compaq Presario g56 laptop also running windows 8, I'm connected to the internet with my evdo modem and this laptop is browsing fine, I download mhotspot to share this connection, this other computers are connected but showing limited connection in their network and sharing panel, the modem have access to internet and the private network I created on the host computer also show access to internet, so why are other computers connected to this computer are not browsing with this internet connection. attached is the screen shot of the host computer this problem had been persistent for more than one week

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi On But Laptop Can't Find Network?

Jun 23, 2013

I just bought a msi s30 laptop yesterday. So everything went fine when I test the wifi connection before I go to sleep. When I say fine, I mean I could connect to the internet. Then when I woke up this morning, I turn on the wifi but it says "no network found". I check the router and it is working perfectly fine. I also checked the device driver and its also working properly.

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Network / Sharing :: No WiFi In 8.1?

Sep 15, 2014

Reinstalled lan driver and it is not showing in device manager. This is an acer aspire v3-371. Light doesn't come on when I toggle fn-f3 combo.

I think there is a service that is not running or it has been deleted. The driver files seem to have installled but it doesn't show under network adapters in device manager.

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Network / Sharing :: WIFI Keeps Disconnecting?

Apr 26, 2014

I have a new windows 8 machine (Dell Inspiron 2350), and there is a problem with the WIFI keeps disconnecting. I have determined that it seems to primarily happen whenever I am downloading any large files. When the computer is sitting idle or I am just browsing it doesn't seem to happen.

I do not have any such issue with my Windows 7 laptop or mobile devices.

I have already tried all the suggestions found elsewhere about changing the power management settings, and have already disabled "allow computer to turn off this device to save power".

I already have the latest driver, and have updated the bios.

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Network / Sharing :: Cannot Connect To WIFI

Feb 5, 2013

I have a brand new Lenovo Ideapad Z585. It has a Broadcom Wireless adapter that will not connect to my home wireless network. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to connect to my Netgear router.

When I run Windows diagnostic tools it tells me that there is a problem with the wireless access point, there isn't I am using another laptop with no issues.

I have done a rescue install and gone through the same problems. This time the diagnostic report tells me I have not chosen a network to connect to despite entering the usual SSID, security type and password details in the network centre.

Networks are detected OK, I click on my network, am asked for the password and weither I wanted to share on the network, click ok and after a couple of seconds I am advised 'could not connect to network'

I have spent about 6 hours today trying to resolve this. The ethernet works fine.

I am completely ignorant of WIndows 8, this being my first computer to use it.

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Network / Sharing :: PC Won't Sleep After Streaming (WMP12)

Mar 3, 2013

I use wmp12 to share and stream all my movies to an android box up stairs using upnp, connected with rj45, works great, have prevent idel to sleep set in power options for media this also works great, but when im finished streaming, wmpntwk.exe continues to run and prevents sleep, there was a fix in win 7 to change the power flags for wmpntwk.exe but have found nothing for windows 8, have been using sleepless it works well and will put pc to sleep when it dosnt detect a pre set upload speed, so when I stop streaming after 30 min pc will sleep, but this program wont allow monitor to sleep so im worried about screen burn, why is something that should be simple so difficult stop streaming turn off wmpntwk.exe

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Cuts Out Every Few Minutes?

Jul 6, 2013

I recently bought a new desktop PC. I've had it a few weeks and for some reason I've recently been having trouble with the wireless. I can verify that the problem is with the computer, as my old laptop, my phone, and other devices all seem to be doing fine and don't experience the same problem. As the title says, every few minutes, the WiFi stops. It doesn't go completely, it simply changes to the picture with the asterisk (*) in the bottom right. This happens for only a couple of seconds before it goes back to normal. Then, it will happen again after a few minutes. This is completely infuriating when trying to watch videos online.

Sometimes when I use the troubleshooter it finds a problem with the WiFi adapter and resets it, and then says the issue is fixed.

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Network / Sharing :: How To Hack WiFi Passwords

Feb 28, 2014

i`ve heared a lot of hacking wifi passwords and i wonderd is that ever possible or it is just a joke???

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Apr 25, 2014

I have my ethernet cable connected right now, but I can't even load my wifi connections at all. I live in apartments so everyone around me has wifi and my phone and iPad is clearly connected, but it won't load any connections.

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Network / Sharing :: Can't Get Allow Access To WiFi Router

Jan 19, 2014

Yesterday I purchased a new Dell Laptop. In the setup and configuration the unit found my wireless network. I have two other PC's (not windows 8) two Kindles, two Cell phones and an IPAD on this router and all the Dell would say it it can't connect to this network. It won't ask for the passkey, it provides no additional information and I can't get online in my own network with this system. I can however log on to a neighbors unsecured network effortlessly.

I am using an old airlink 101 wireless router that has been trouble free for several years. I tried to log onto airlink for a support inquiry but they no longer provide support for this model.

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi On / Off Switch Is Grayed Out

Apr 11, 2014

I was playing a game on my laptop and decided to switch from wifi to ethernet. I plugged in the ethernet and turned off the wifi switch to ensure it switched over, but later when I tried to turn wifi back on, I see the wifi on/off switch is grayed out.

I went to my device manager to check for wifi network adapter driver updates, but everything seemed pretty up to date.

Any recommendations on how to fix this? Or at the least another method of turning the wifi on, like through command prompt or something?

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Network / Sharing :: WiFi Randomly Disconnects?

Jul 21, 2013

Sometimes when I am working on my laptop doing whatever it just disconnects me out of the blue. It shows this stupid icon and says that there are no connections possible:

At first, I did not know what to do so I just began doing some random things on the network center. Then I figured out how to solve it:

First open network center

Then, Open adapter settings

Disable your Wifi network card

Next, Enable it again

And then your internet connection is back again

Now this works fine on short term, it takes like less then one minute.

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Jun 9, 2014

I am trying to setup a wifi hotspot in my Windows 8.1

I have been trying to do this manually in the Command Prompt as all the proprietry systems 4 No) I tried all failed after about 12 hrs

I used the following command "netsh wlan start hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NAME=password"

And obtained the correct response

I then typed "netsh wlan start hostednetwork" and got the following response

" The hosted network could not be started

The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation"

How can I determine what this means and how is it resolved

I did check using the command prompt that this was possible with the computer and received acknowledgement

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Jul 5, 2013

When I turn on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, it does not see my i-phone hotspot. Wi-Fi status says "No Wi-Fi connections available". I always have to turn the hotspot off and then back on after the laptop is up and running for the laptop to find it. This does not happen with my desktop. It sees the i-phone hotspot without the need to cycle the hotspot off and back on, so I'm thinking that it has to do with the Toshiba rather than the i-phone. Both laptop and desktop are running Windows 8. Not a big problem, but I thought some one may know of a setting which I need to change.

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Jun 22, 2014

When I try to connect to a wifi network i try to click on a network from the wifi panel but the connect button doesn't appear the problem started happening just yesterday tried many things no luck ....

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