In the last 2 weeks, my laptop has been doing something new and annoying. I did a search here and found a few users with a similar issue but there were no definitive answers and/or their solutions haven't worked for me.
I am using a Toshiba Satellite L505 laptop with a Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC wireless adapter that I use to access my home wireless router. I am using Windows 7.
When my laptop goes into sleep or hibernate mode, I must restart my computer in order to get my wireless adapter to connect to the internet again.
It was working properly, and no changes were made to the computer. No updates were applied.
I have checked and verified that drivers are up-to-date.
Power management options have not changed since it was last working, and it is set so that the wireless adapter does NOT turn off when power is low.
Other devices are accessing the router and internet, and they are not experiencing any disturbances in connectivity.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless adapter.
I have disabled and re-enabled the adapter.
I have had the system diagnose the connection issues, and it just tells me to make sure I'm within range of the hidden network even though it shows my home network in the list AND the laptop is always in the same place. Even when I move it right next to the router, it will not connect without a restart.
I can access and use the wireless internet normally, but if the computer sleeps or hibernates...I must restart the computer or the wireless adapter refuses to reconnect to the network without restarting the whole computer.
Any other ideas? I'm seriously stumped on this one.
Edited by MountainDewAddict, 05 March 2013 - 02:21 PM.