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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.

Thanks.

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  • Have you tried disabling the power management features of the NIC? Sounds like it's likely going to sleep/standby mode, and can't recover from there . . . – ernie Sep 11 '13 at 14:54
  • This sounds like a driver problem. The Intel Centrino is notariously bad, and connection problems like this, are well known with no solution except to use a earlier version (at the cost of bandwidth). – Ramhound Sep 11 '13 at 15:06
  • Did this work before you were on Windows 8.1? If so, your best option is to roll-back as "Questions about bugs in pre-release/beta software or prototype hardware are off-topic. Bugs in pre-release products are common and even expected, and are often fixed before the final version is released — at which point the question becomes obsolete. Consider reporting these types of problems directly to the product manufacturer." – nerdwaller Sep 11 '13 at 15:33
  • @nerdwaller Yes it did work before 8.1. It also worked with 8.1 for quite a few weeks until I had to reinstall, so I reinstalled 8.1 from an iso. – contrapsych Sep 13 '13 at 15:01
  • @ernie I did disable the power management, still no fix, but thanks. – contrapsych Sep 13 '13 at 15:01