Wi-Fi Frequently Disconnects in Windows 8, 8.1 [Fix]

By: Marian Cularea
3 minute read

You can have a stable ISP connection for the wi fi or cable internet and still have issues with your wifi disconnecting from time to time. In eighty percent of the cases this will be cause by upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Fortunately for us there are a few easy steps below that will fix our wi fi and we can continue surfing the internet without any disturbance from our operating system.
wi fi frequently disconnects in Windows 8.1
In many of the cases you will lose your internet wi fi connection because you have incompatibilities between the Windows 8 operating system and the wi fi driver or your Bluetooth driver is interfering with the wifi connection thus making a very unstable and unreliable wi fi connection. Follow the tutorial posted below for a more detailed explanation on how to fix our wi fi connection in just a few minutes.

Tutorial on issues regarding the wi fi connectivity in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

 

Option one:

  1. Press and hold the buttons “Windows” and “R”.
  2. Type in the box that pops up the word in quotes: “devmgmt.msc”.
  3. Under the topic “Bluetooth” you will need to disable everything you have there.
  4. Under the topic “Network Adapter” you will have to disable all the entries except the one for the Wireless adapter you have.
  5. Reboot the Windows 8.1 PC or laptop.
  6. See if you have a stable wi fi connection after the restart.

Option two:

You will have to look on the manufacturer’s website and see if you have any wifi drivers available and are compatible with your Windows 8.1. After the Windows 8.1 was released most of the manufacturers released the drivers necessary to run your devices in Windows 8.1.

Install the driver if you found it on the website and reboot the Windows 8 PC. After you reboot check if it still disconnects frequently.

Option three:

If the above options did not work we are going to uninstall the current driver you have in Windows 8.1 for the wifi adapter and let Windows 8.1 install it automatically after a reboot.

  1. Press and hold the buttons “Windows” and “R”
  2. Type in the box that appeared in the new window “devmgmt.msc”
  3. Click(left click) on “Network adapters”
  4. On all the wi fi adapters you have there you need to click(right click) on them and select the “Uninstall” feature.
  5. Reboot the Windows 8.1 PC or laptop.
  6. After the reboot the installation of the wi fi drivers will begin automatically.
  7. Check and see if your wi fi still disconnects after you rebooted.

Option four:

Do this only if the above options did not work for you.

  1. Press and hold the buttons “Windows” and “R”.
  2. Type in the box you are presented in the new window “Control Panel”
  3. Click(left click) on “Power options” situated in the Control panel window.
  4. Click(left click) on “Change Plan Settings”.
  5. Click(left click) on “Change Advanced Power Settings”
  6. Click(left click) on “Wireless Adapter Settings”
  7. Click(left click) on “Power Saving Mode”
  8. You have there a feature that says “Plugged in”, you will have to change this to “Maximum Performance” feature.
  9. Reboot the Windows 8.1 PC and check if the wi fi works now.

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  1. Press and hold the buttons “Windows” and “R”.
  2. Type in the box that appeared “ncpa.cpl”
  3. You will have to click(right click) on the wi fi connection you have there and select “Properties”
  4. Click(left click) on “Configure”
  5. In the upper side of the new window you will have to click(left click) on the “Power Management” tab.
  6. From the “Power Management” tab you will need to uncheck the feature that says “Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power”
  7. Click(left click) on “OK”
  8. Reboot the Windows 8.1 PC and check your wi fi connection now.

You can use all the five options presented above and fix your wi fi internet connection in Windows 8.1. In the majority of the cases with this issues one of the options above will solve it but leave us below a feedback and we will get back to you if your wi fi still keeps disconnecting.

For various PC problems, we recommend to use this tool.

This tool will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software:

  1. Download ReimagePlus (100% safe download).
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues (requires upgrade).