I have a D-Link off the shelf router, several devices with different OS / platforms are connected via Ethernet cable and WiFi.
My main laptop is a ThinkPad X230 with an Intel Centrino wireless adapter running Windows 10 and Linux Mint on separate partitions. I travel frequently and use many wireless APs, I am able to connect to them just fine using either Windows or Linux.
However, at home I can't see my SSID in the Windows menu, unless I go through these steps
- Switch router off
- Switch laptop wireless off (via hardware switch on side of laptop)
- Switch router on (wait for initialisation process)
- Switch laptop wireless on
- Now my SSID will be shown in the Windows Wifi menu and will connect successfully. It will work until I hibernate or switch the laptop off - after this I have to go through the cycle again.
I don't have this issue when I am booted into Linux, it always finds the WLAN when it is in range. There have been no changes or updates to the wireless adapter drivers and I have installed the latest ones from the Lenovo website. I don't have any unusual network settings, its just a consumer grade D-Link router and a standard Windows 10 installation.
How can I diagnose the fault?