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Unstable Wi-Fi connection

Posted on 2013-01-14
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I have a Windows 8 tablet, an Acer W700. When I connect to my Wi-Fi at home, the connection is very unstable. About every 5 minutes, the connection is lost for about 1 minute, then comes back. On my Windows 7 PC and my iPhone, I have no problems with the Wi-Fi connection. I have checked that I have connection on those devices at the same time as it is lost on my Windows 8 tablet.
I have tried the advice from a YouTube video to turn airplane mode on and off, and it didn't help. I have also tried to deselect "Allow the computer to turn of this device to save power" on the network adapter in Control Panel but that also didn't help.

Any ideas what could be the problem?
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Question by:kasperEH
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by:barnamacko
ID: 38773743
Do you know the type of your wi-fi card in the tablet?
First maybe should try to check a new driver.
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by:Rinil
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ID: 38773749
hi,

there could be a problem with the current driver, please try downloading the latest driver from the ACER site and install it as many have said that resolved the issue.
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by:kasperEH
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Thank you, I will try the new driver and get back to you
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by:kasperEH
ID: 38777293
It took a while to download the driver, but now I have installed it, and so far I haven't had any problems with the connection, so I hope the problem is permanently solved.
Once again, thanks for your help.
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