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    messyhair42
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    Default wi-fi adapter stops working

    I have a recent lenovo laptop, the wi-fi adpater seems to stop working almost every time I shutdown/sleep the comptuer. the troubleshooter succeeded at fixing it in just a minute but I'd like it to not have to do that. What steps can I take to ensure it works everytime? It may not be just a driver issue, the computer dual boots Win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 and using Ubuntu doesn't recognize wireless networks, this is an issue that started last week.

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    Default Re: wi-fi adapter stops working

    "Sleep" has been buggy since first released by MS years ago. Don't use it!
    Over the years, I've seen many a PC that went to sleep and never woke up again. (without technical assistance)

    Your laptop should have two states.....ON....and OFF. Sleep and Hibernate both can cause you fits.
    I just shut them both OFF and never worry about them again.

    If your Wi-Fi is set to automatically log on to a particular site, then it should do that every time you boot up.
    Both of my laptops do that!

    Good Luck!
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    Default Re: wi-fi adapter stops working

    okay, except my laptop travels almost everywhere I do for work, so I have a home access point and a work access point, and both are recognized and connect automatically. I also use my laptop to give sales presentations at clients homes, so sleep is sort of necessary. Should I look to lenovo for help on not having to reset my wi-fi adapter?

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    Default Re: wi-fi adapter stops working

    Whatever, you obviously don't want to take my advise.

    Good Luck!
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    Default Re: wi-fi adapter stops working

    Most newer laptops come with something called instant on....with Samsung it's called "Samsung Fast Start", which I have on my laptop of 2 yrs (RV511). This allows you to simply close the lid while having programs open and running, then opening the lid sometime later, will reactive the desktop in 3 seconds to working condition. I love it and it works flawlessly.

    Check with Lenovo for your specific make a model and bit specific in the software downloads for something like that. With out your exact make/model laptop I can't look for anything.

    I agree with TechnoMage on sleep/hibernate modes...they're problematic.
    Last edited by bassfisher6522; 10-18-2013 at 08:45 AM.

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