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Topic # 240533 12-Sep-2018 15:22
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I keep an old laptop, Win 7, next to the bed for checking email. When it resumes from hibernation mode, the wi-fi doesn't work although it does see the signal. I have to reboot, then it works normally. Same if I start from scratch. Only resume from hibernation has this problem. 

 

I suspect this is a known issue. Does anyone have a quick fix?

 

 





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  Reply # 2089371 12-Sep-2018 15:25
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What does device manager show for the Wi-Fi module when this issue happens?

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  Reply # 2089392 12-Sep-2018 15:57
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Installed the latest wireless drivers?

 

 




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  Reply # 2089432 12-Sep-2018 17:07
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OK, I have only done this twice but it looks real: When I go to Device Manager and click on Network Adapters everything appears normal though I don't have a connection (the circle on the network icon keeps swirling). So I click on the adapter (Atheros) and then the Advanced tab. If I then click on Network Address, which is blank, it suddenly starts working. The Not Present box is ticked so the value remains blank, but the circle immediately stops swirling and I suddenly have a working connection. I don't think this is a coincidence. I will keep checking it to make sure. 

 

Don't know anything about drivers. The laptop was a gift and I did not clean install, I just got rid of everything from the previous owner. I know that's not how you are supposed to do it but it's an old machine and I don't want to have to go through the hassle of finding bits and pieces for it for the limited use I want to make of it. So I kept the OS install and ran Defender and Malwarebytes and CCleaner to clear out most of the rubbish. It seems to work okay, except for the hibernation issue. 

 

I vaguely recall hearing things about this at one point or another so I thought it might be a known bug with an easy fix. If not I will just live with it. It is not a biggie.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2089583 12-Sep-2018 21:42
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What about Device Mgr, Adaptor, Properties, Power Management - Set Don't allow it to be turned off to save power. Worth a try.


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  Reply # 2089631 13-Sep-2018 07:14
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First thing is always to look for the latest network driver for the WiFi adapter.

 

 




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  Reply # 2089720 13-Sep-2018 09:20
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That sounds good but it seems to be working again. Don't know why. I haven't changed anything but the last few times it has come on normally. I will wait and see.

 

 





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  Reply # 2092957 19-Sep-2018 09:02
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I have an old but otherwise (mostly!) trusty Lenovo laptop that does this from time to time. Wireless is connected but no data will flow. Needs a restart to fix which isn’t a major due to having an ssd drive.

Of course it has latest drivers.

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  Reply # 2092966 19-Sep-2018 09:13
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Rikkitic:

 

That sounds good but it seems to be working again. Don't know why. I haven't changed anything but the last few times it has come on normally. I will wait and see.

 

 

 

 

A case of "its broken until the IT guy comes to take a look"


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