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I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. But sometimes when i click the WiFi icon in the task bar/notification area, the ICON DOES NOT WORK/ NOTHING HAPPENS mean it DOES NOT open Network charms bar where i can disconnect/ connect to different WLAN Networks.

Its quit frustrating. To solve this problem (for the time being) i have to perform a tedious task. I have to go to Device Manager and Disable WLAN adapter and then re-enable it. Then it works. The later at some time, the same problem comes again.

I have tried solutions mentioned in some blogs and websites like:

  1. Unchecked Options of "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save Power" in Power Options tab of WLAN Device Properties

  2. Latest Drivers i have from Intel Website

  3. Using "Troubleshoot Problems" option present when i right click the WLAN icon in the task bar

Can any network expert help me about the solution to this problem.

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I have a similar problem, but with my sound card on Windows7/8. It might be a driver issue, but I'm already using the latest driver available from the manufacturer. I'm not sure if that's your case, but I would first look for the latest driver for your WLAN adapter.

EDIT: My bad, you already have the latest drivers. My reading skills are awful today.

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I have latest drivers as i have mentioned in the question. –  Programmer Aug 1 at 15:44

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