I'm having a problem with my wireless connection on my Windows 10 laptop (Asus R752L, Intel Core i5, 500GB). This laptop came with Windows 10 (Home?), but we had to upgrade to Windows 10 Education for college.
Usually at college, whenever I'm doing something on the internet (downloading a document, browsing the web, making an online test), the internet connection (which is wireless) stops working.
The following is a little timeline of what happens;
1. Wireless connection becomes really slow/not working
2. The wireless connection icon changes into a wireless connection icon with a yellow triangle sign, indicating there's no internet
3. Wireless connection icon with the yellow triangle sign changes into a ethernet connected icon, but now with a red error sign, indicating there's no connections available at all (as if the wireless adapter is disconnected/disabled)
4. Wireless connection icon comes back, now with a * sign, indicating there ARE internet connections available, but I'm not connected to any.
5. Whenever I try to connect to a wifi connection at this point, it tells me there's not a connection available, and I get kicked out of every wireless connection I try to connect to.
Like I said, this usually happens when I'm at college, which seems like it's a problem with the school network in combination with my wireless card, as the connection at home is flawlessly fast with no disconnects. BUT about 30 minutes ago while I was sitting on the couch at home, the same thing happened. Wireless connection dropped, and I couldn't connect anymore. For now, this hasn't happened in the time I've been typing this.
A quick fix I've found for this is to restart the laptop, or open and close the lid. This makes it work for a certain period of time, but it's not a permanent fix. I've contacted my college's helpdesk but they said it's my problem, not theirs.
This problem is really frustrating, as I'm doing a study which requires a laptop since most of my homework/assignments/tests/exams are on laptops, and they need an active internet connection.
The wireless adapter is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter.
I've already tried disabling and re-enabling the driver, updating the driver (Windows says the latest drivers are installed), CMD commands (netsh winsock reset, netsh int ip reset, ipconfig /release, /flushdns and /renew) but no luck so far.
I hope someone can help me, as I really need this laptop and a active internet connection for my college work.