My Windows 10 desktop computer loses its wifi connection during sleep, which is acceptable to me, but then upon waking, it takes too long to reconnect. Sometimes it doesn't even connect automatically, and I need to manually choose (in the wifi settings) to connect to my home network again. See ¹.
Also odd: sometimes upon waking, the wifi icon indicates that there is a network connection temporarily, but then it loses network connection temporarily a couple of seconds after waking.
I've had this computer for many years, and I think this problem has only happened within the past ~6 months.
I've even upgraded my USB wifi dongle to a new one, and the problem still happens. And yes, the drivers are up-to-date.
These old questions seemed relevant, but I haven't found the answer yet:
- Windows 10 no network connection after boot or sleep
- Windows 7 Network dies after sleep mode
- Windows 10 WiFi connection after sleep
- After putting Windows 10 laptop to sleep, wifi disconnects and cannot reconnect to any networks
- Windows 10 networking on one adapter lost after sleep
winver shows I have Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.1083). My new wifi USB dongle is EDUP AC1300M wifi driver EP-AC1686 Driver (8812BU Chipset).
Even https://superuser.com/a/982020/74576 (un-ticked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power", in the "Power Management" tab of the wireless network adapter properties) did not fix the problem.
¹ Also, here is a screenshot of how upon waking I'm forced to click "Connect" even though "Connect automatically" had already been checked (but obviously isn't working).
See Windows 10 WiFi connection after sleep I wonder if my Brave browser is somehow the problem. I nearly always have Brave windows open, so if Brave is somehow able to disconnect my wifi temporarily upon Windows waking up (which doesn't make sense to me), then it would be Brave's fault.
It's not Brave's fault. "Connect automatically" still doesn't work (upon waking from sleep) even when I'd fully exited Brave prior to sleep.