I am using a Samsung series 7 laptop with a Centrino Advanced N-6235 WiFi chip. My OS is Windows 8.1 Preview. Upon first boot, I connect to whatever network I am in proximity of. If I close my lid (put it to sleep) or disconnect from the network, it will not reconnect. On the Modern UI bar on the right that lists the networks, it says I am connected, but on the task bar along the bottom, while there are full bars for the WiFi signal, if I hover over it, it says Not Connected.
To fix the issue I have tried several things: Restarted the network service, disabled the adapter and enabled it, Windows Network Repair utility, and logging out and back in. None of those work, the only sure fix is a reboot.
I do realize Windows 8.1 is beta, so problems are to be expected, but this is a pretty serious issue for me and I was wondering if anyone knows of possible solutions.