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"Limited" wifi after update to 8.1


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#1 Birdseed

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

I've been googling the heck out of this.  I updated to Windows 8.1 on my laptop a few weeks ago.  Ever since, I can only hold a wifi connection for maybe 15-20 min max.  Else it goes to a "limited" status where I have to disconnect and reconnect and then all is well again for another 15-20.  This has happened at my home, at hotels, at my parents' place.  I've been traveling a lot so I'm seeing it everywhere.

 

My Mac and iphone and other wireless devices at home are not having any issues with wifi connectivity.

 

Based on my searches, I verified that my driver is updated, I made sure that the power saver for network is unchecked.  What else can I do?  The MS website just keeps referring to the driver or your ISP.  It's clearly not either of those.

 

Network adapter is Broadcom 802.11n

 

Thanks in advance!



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#2 jelogz30

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:14 PM

You must need to get back to windows 8. since most of the time the drivers for your wireless network adapter must be compatible with windows 8.1. Go to device manager on your pc and check for the drivers for your wireless network adapter and try to update the compatible one.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

Maybe I need to revert to 8 but I have checked my drivers.  THey are fine. And MS has a gazllion threads going on about this problem. It's not just me. I should be able to be updated fully and not have this issue.






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