I'm having an issue with an HP laptop that I just purchased. The network adapter is the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265.
The issue I'm having is that when I boot the computer, the network adapter does not automatically connect to my home network that is not broadcasting its SSID. If I display the SSID, everything works as it should; however, I need to have the SSID hidden. With the SSID hidden, if I boot the computer and do not have a connection, I can close the laptop lid, reopen it, and I will have a connection to the network.
Currently, I am running the latest driver offered by HP (Intel Wireless LAN Drivers v22.214.171.124 Rev.P, 205.1 MB, Aug 1, 2016). Since I was having issues with the driver that was included with the laptop, I decided to upgrade to this one, but that obviously didn't solve the problem. I also tried the driver offered by Intel, which also didn't work, so I decided to stick with the HP driver as I've heard that network connectivity issues tend get solved with HP's own drivers.
I am open to suggestions with trying different solutions to get it work as it should. However, if that's not possible, I was hoping someone could help me out with a temporary fix. Is there a shell command(s) that can be run that does to the network adapter whatever closing and opening the lid does? I was thinking I could make a script out of that and have it run automatically on startup.
EDIT: As I do more troubleshooting, I realize that the wireless connection does not work when I reboot the laptop, regardless of whether or not it was working when I rebooted. If I "Shut Down" and then turn on the laptop, the wireless connection works.