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#1 Nuno Relvao

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 20:58

Anyone with  WiFi Problems after 8.1 Upgrade?

 

- I had already tried before the Windows 8.1 from MSN , ut got huge connectivity problems in WiFi - Intel Advanced n-6235, so i waited for the GA and expected to see some improvement/fix on this, apparently there is none.

 

- Issues so far (IE11 looses connectivity frequently, and so programs that use IE definitions)

- This issues does not apply to Firefox browsing.

- When i connect to my router in the right bar says "The Connection is taking longer than ususal...", but in the bar says that  i am connected ok, after some time in the right bar says "Limited Connectivity", yet in connection propertyes says it's all ok.

- Some pages open fast sometimes is slower

- Many Pages looses connectivity.

 

- It seems that by forcing Intel to always be in g mode and disabling "n" mode makes a little diference, but still there are issues.

 

- I have tried with a USB SMC wireless g pen but the issues remain

 

 

-Connecting through ethernet looks ok

 

Anyone else with the same problem?

 

 

 

- Another annoying issue is that (with Windows 8 i had 1920x1080 native resolution with 100%), after update it set all to 1920x1080 125% and IE is always by default at 125% (CRTL+0).

 

 



Best Answer Shad0w480 , 19 October 2013 - 17:58

One of my friends told me that he solved the issue by changing the values of dns on the ipv4 options, he just added the DNS from his ISP and he told me that it works like a charm, i aint gonna try because i just rollback to win 8 before my friend told me that he found a fix, i told on the last post that i've changed the adapter and it worked but nope... 5 mins later the problem was back... maybe you guys should try and see whats going on

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#2 Som

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 21:04

I upgraded a brand new windows 8.0 hp laptop today in my shop to windows 8.1 just to try it out and I was very surprised that the wireless ,ethernet and bluetooth drivers all failed to install... plus no support from the hp site (not surprised about that bit) ... also the laptop didn't recognise the product key so, so much for that, i put it back the way it was ha



#3 GarakObama

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 21:07

At least some connectivity issue was resolved with Intel drivers. I had connectivity problems with the Intel 2230N card. The recent Intel Wireless drivers seem to have solved the problem for me. I haven't had any dropped connection issue since installing the 15.10.3.2 driver on Windows 8.0.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 21:11

same thing to me even after  the windows update rollup package installed. Did update the drivers (intel wifi n-105 to version 16).

The notification about "unusual time to connect" hasn't changed. Hope they fix it soon



#5 OP Nuno Relvao

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 21:12

In Windows 8 everything was working ok!! What i am talking about is Windows 8.1!

 

I have tried with the Windows 8 drivers (wich actually were kept ater the upgrade) but still the connection problems persist, now i have the default Microsoft drivers, has the last driver from intel for Windows 8.1 is beta.

 

Intel of course should already have drivers, but still the driver supplied in place should work!, and as i have described i tried with a diferente card (USB PEN) and still this issues reamis, wich leds me to OS problema not drivers problema!

 

At least some connectivity issue was resolved with Intel drivers. I had connectivity problems with the Intel 2230N card. The recent Intel Wireless drivers seem to have solved the problem for me. I haven't had any dropped connection issue since installing the 15.10.3.2 driver on Windows 8.0.



#6 chrisj1968

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 21:20

you may need to update the drivers. example: my realtek HD audio drivers needed a driver update to work. no biggy.

 

Don't be put off by this. I'd guess most vendors have drivers already "at the ready" to get you up to speed.



#7 Roger H.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 22:10

This has been going on forever: (about 15 months)

https://communities....y/tech/wireless
 

Sporadic but recurring connection dropouts on Intel wireless adapters

Updated September 11, 2013 (Product list edited October 2):

The new software is now available for these adapters with Windows 8*:
•Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
•Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
•Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
•Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
•Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
•Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
•Intel® Wireless-N 7260

You can download it from https://downloadcent...x?DwnldID=23169.

We are sorry for the upset and inconvenience this has caused. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we have been working to create a solution for the connection issues.
Intel is aware of end-user reports of connection instability (connection drops, applications hang, etc.) with certain wireless adapters using 15.x software with Windows 8 operating system. A software release is planned to support additional wireless adapters. This release is expected by the end of Q4.


There was even a post on it on Neowin:

http://www.neowin.ne...issues-continue
 
In Windows 8 you were probably using the built in Microsoft one which works just fine I hear. It's the Intel drivers that are a pain in the ass.
 
This started August 2012 and Intel still hasn't fixed it yet!!! :angry:

https://communities....tart=0&tstart=0

#8 Robbie Ride

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 22:17

Yeah i'm having WiFi issues but something different to what your having, not sure if I should share here or create my own Topic. (not relating to your WiFi adapter)

#9 manroweb

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 22:17

I had similar issues with N 2230 on Win 8 64 bit, running Intel driver version 15.x

Upgrading to 16.x resolved the issue with Win 8, and no issues since 8.1 update earlier today so far.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 22:36

I have the same issue with my Tp-link TL-WN722N, i got this problem since the preview and still having it on the final release... WTF! >.< any fix??????



#11 chrisj1968

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 22:43

Atheros wireless adapters have fared well. I can't see myself using any other wireless adapter



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 22:59

This has been going on forever: (about 15 months)

https://communities....y/tech/wireless
 

There was even a post on it on Neowin:

http://www.neowin.ne...issues-continue
 
In Windows 8 you were probably using the built in Microsoft one which works just fine I hear. It's the Intel drivers that are a pain in the ass.
 
This started August 2012 and Intel still hasn't fixed it yet!!! :angry:

https://communities....tart=0&tstart=0

 

Agreed. And I confirm with the AC 7260 the 8.1 driver from Windows update is crap as well. It is an Intel driver. The older drivers 16.0.5 work best but crap out over short period of time. This is an Intel problem. They cannot write good Wifi drivers. Unfortunately for me, the 7260 is the only half height mini-pcie 802.11ac card around. :/  ;<

 

Edit: I couldn't even save this post, I had to install a USB 802.11ac. The Intel WiFi product is basically unusable in 8.1. Life is good again, ditch the Intel Wifi and it's shoddy drivers if you can.



#13 Shad0w480

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:05

Got fixed changing my RTL8188CU to a RTL8188SU... weird stuff...



#14 vcfan

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 23:06

yep, i had notebook with intel. it would crap out few times a day. was pretty annoying. only fix was to disable N mode. swapped the card to a different chipset,and that one works wonders.



#15 OP Nuno Relvao

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:26

But the stranger thing is that i do have connectivity ok, because i can download and browse very well with Firefox.

 

- I have already tried with latest intel E«Windows 8.1 driver and the Microsoft suppplied one (the resukts are the same)

- In Windows 8  i didn´t had this problems

- For me this is a TCP/IP layer connectivity problema in Windows 8.1, i say this because the lost connectivity is replicated in all sevices/apps/programs that use directtly the IE settings connection

 

For exemple Microsoft Outlook somtimes connects others dont.

Windows Store sometimes opens others dont because i can´t connect.

 

So like i have already said if this is a driver problema, so is the Integrations in Windows 8.1.

 

I have tried already with another router (another brand) and the exact same problem arrises.

 

So this is something that i think should be told to Microsoft investigate....

 

 

Agreed. And I confirm with the AC 7260 the 8.1 driver from Windows update is crap as well. It is an Intel driver. The older drivers 16.0.5 work best but crap out over short period of time. This is an Intel problem. They cannot write good Wifi drivers. Unfortunately for me, the 7260 is the only half height mini-pcie 802.11ac card around. :/  ;<

 

Edit: I couldn't even save this post, I had to install a USB 802.11ac. The Intel WiFi product is basically unusable in 8.1. Life is good again, ditch the Intel Wifi and it's shoddy drivers if you can.