Resolve wireless issues by adjusting advanced power savings

Usually when I resolve a problem, there seems to be an outbreak of the same problem.   Lately I resolved issues with wireless networking on several laptops and a desktop by disabling the power settings.  Apparently when the laptop woke, it would not connect or was extremely slow on connecting.  Disabling the power settings in both areas resolved the issue on all of the laptops and the desktop.

Power under the Device Manager

– Right Click Computer, Manage, Select Device Manager, Double Click on Wireless card, Click the Power Management tab.  Uncheck the All the computer to turn off this device to save power

Very First Power Settings

Use the Advanced Power settings to turn off power settings on wireless adapters

Power Settings First

Click on Change plan settings (above)

Power settings

Click on Change advanced power settings (above)

Advanced Power

Scroll down to Wireless Adapter Setting, click the + sign, click the + sign beside Power Saving Mode.  Change the On battery setting to Maximum Performance and Plugged in to Maximum Performance.  Apply the settings.


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One Response to Resolve wireless issues by adjusting advanced power savings

  1. Pingback: Increase your router’s power and purchase a better antenna for better performance « TCAT Shelbyville - Technical Blog

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