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#130999 4-Oct-2013 22:25
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Hi All,

Wow, geekzone keeps getting better every time I leave for a while and come back to post a question. Anyway to keep everything to the point. Here's my question.

Ever since I've updated my laptop to Windows 8.1 I've been having a lot of wi-fi issues on my home network where the Wi-Fi works for a while and then just drops. I never had this issue on other Windows editions like Windows 7 or Windows 8 but since 8.1 preview it's been there. It also doesn't seem like I'm the only one with this issue but none of the recommended solutions seem to work for me.

The issue does not seem to happen when I connect to the other WiFi network I have but that one is Wi-Fi over 4G mobile so not sure what the differences are there. 

I'm wondering if the issue is due to drivers but I cant find any better driver for my laptop.

My laptop is a Toshiba L630/037 and the driver best recommended by Windows 8.1 is the Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter driver version which was released on 31/5/2013. Are there any later drivers I should try? I can't find any myself. older versions of the same driver seem to have the same issue with Windows 8.1

Apologies if this question was asked by someone else before, please point me to the right topic if that's the case.


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  #908214 4-Oct-2013 23:57
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Hi All,

Not sure why this idea crossed my mind to try but seems like it's a good thing it did.

Up to this point the wi-fi connection settings I had for the adapter for IPv4 were to obtain IP address and DNS settings automatically. Now for a change I decided to enter the DNS server IP addresses manually instead of relying on the obtain automatically options and this seems to have resolved the issue so far!

I'm not sure why this approach works while obtain automatically doesn't for Windows 8.1 for this Wi-Fi network but it's too early to claim it works 100%. Will have to test it out for a while and see if it actually works. If it does. One hopes to know why it makes a difference!

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  #908222 5-Oct-2013 00:29
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Thanks Mauricio, will read through that thread

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