Since I have migrated from Windows 7 to Windows 8, my WiFi connection has been a nightmare.
The disconnection occurs a lot of times, intermittently.
I am going to contact Intel since I think Microsoft will not provide any useful information. The latest contact I had with their support about ATI Radeon's driver bug was pretty bad.
I am sharing my info, regarding my Wifi network adapter, and maybe someone can give me some tips to solve this connectivity issue:
Device: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Location: PCI bus 4, device 0, function 0
Advanced Properties: 802.11n Channel Width for band 2.4: 20Mhz Only 802.11n Channel Width for band 5.2: Auto 802.11n Mode: Enabled Ad Hoc Channel 802.11b/g: 1 Ad Hoc QoS Mode: WMM Disabled Fat Channel Intolerant: Disabled Mixed Mode Protection: CTS-to-self Enabled Preferred Band: 1. No Preference Roaming Aggressiveness: 3. Medium Transmit Power: 5. Highest Wireless Mode: 6.802.11a/b/g
Driver info: Provider: Intel Driver date: 1/22/2012 Driver version: 18.104.22.168 Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher Driver files: C:\windows\system32\Drivers\NETwNs64.sys C:\windows\system32\Drivers\vwifibus.sys C:\windows\system32\NETwNc64.dll C:\windows\system32\NETwNr64.dll
Power management info: Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
Connection info: Security type: WPA2-Personal Encryption type: TKIP
The router is Dlink DIR-300. Without any configuration changes since Windows 7, now I am using Windows 8, so it seems there is something weird with operating system or Intel Wifi driver.
In Intel Driver Update utility page, it says:
Product Detected: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Current Driver Installed: 22.214.171.124
This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates. More information>>
Here is the Intel's support link: https://supportmail.intel.com/scripts-emf/welcome.aspx?id=1783