1. killface0's Avatar
    Hi! I have a DV8P and have noticed when I press the power button to wake it up and am at the lock screen, it shows my Wi-Fi being Limited. Then I log in and am still limited. I have to disconnect from my Wi-Fi, then reconnect and everything is fine. It's kind of an annoying extra step when I try to use my tablet. Any suggestions?
    11-23-2013 05:51 AM
  2. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Does this happen to the certain internet connection only or on every internet connection?
    11-23-2013 05:55 AM
  3. killface0's Avatar
    I've only used the tablet at home on my home network. This seems to only happen after it's been off for a while.
    11-23-2013 06:05 AM
  4. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Does this happen with any other devices like mobile or computer?
    11-23-2013 06:29 AM
  5. killface0's Avatar
    No. Everything is fine with all of my other devices. 2 laptops, wired Xbox One, 2 Windows Phones on Wi-Fi, Logitech UE Smart Radio. All ok. It's very strange.
    11-23-2013 06:33 PM
  6. Bo's Avatar
    I think its something with windows 8 not waking the device correctly. I have the same issue in my SP1 and my laptop with windows 8 pro. I'm not sure if I'm getting this issue because my network is hidden, but last night I had to power cycle my dv8 and disable/enable my WiFi adapter for it to start working correctly after it had been in airplane mode for two days.
    11-24-2013 08:52 AM
  7. Bo's Avatar
    Sorry, I must correct myself....i didn't start having WiFi problems until I upgraded to windows 8.1, Windows 8 worked fine for my without any issues.
    12-01-2013 11:38 AM
  8. meathead88's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue but i think you're describing only the symptom...

    The real issue is that the WiFi turns completely off when sleeping. I can see it drop from my router. So when wifi is compeltely off, it will take a sec or two to wake back up...

    My Surface didnt do this, its wifi would got to a low power mode when sleeping...

    I'll see if i can figure a solution(that doesnt kill battery)
    12-03-2013 09:15 AM
  9. meathead88's Avatar
    12-03-2013 09:55 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    Try manually updating all the drivers from the Dell support page. I had to do it after updating to 8.1 and the tablet has been running without any issues.
    12-03-2013 04:46 PM
  11. Bo's Avatar
    Try manually updating all the drivers from the Dell support page. I had to do it after updating to 8.1 and the tablet has been running without any issues.
    I did that when the drivers became available and it helped a lot, but the issue still exists. Not as often as before but there are times when you have to run the troubleshooter or disable then re enable the device for it to start working correctly. Again, like I said earlier, this also happens on my surface pro and laptop wireless adapters after the 8.1 upgrade.
    12-03-2013 05:10 PM
  12. meathead88's Avatar
    Try manually updating all the drivers from the Dell support page. I had to do it after updating to 8.1 and the tablet has been running without any issues.
    Does yours stay conencted while sleeping? You can check your router....
    12-05-2013 10:55 AM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    Does yours stay conencted while sleeping? You can check your router....
    Yes, i get all email, text, and skype notifications
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    12-06-2013 08:14 PM
  14. Kavu2's Avatar
    Re-posted here 12/16/13
    Just in case there are any late comers to this problem...

    The fix from Microsoft (12/11/13):

    Dell Venue Pro loses wireless connection after installing Windows - Microsoft Community

    ------------------------
    This issue may occur if specific Windows Updates are not installed in the proper order. Microsoft has made a change to prevent further customers from getting into this state. Customers must now have a pre-requisite update (KB 2883200) installed before being offered these updates.To restore wireless connectivity:

    1. Uninstall all of the following updates:

    KB 2887595 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: November 2013

    KB 2903939 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup: December 2013

    To uninstall an update, go to the Control Panel and select Programs. Then, under Programs and Features, select View installed updates. Select the updates listed above and click Uninstall. If youre prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    2. Install the updates listed below. When you run Windows Update, the updates will now automatically be installed in the proper order. You must restart the computer after you apply each update.

    Install KB 2883200.

    Install KB 2887595 and KB 2903939.
    -----------------------------
    11B1P likes this.
    12-16-2013 01:17 PM
  15. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    I was lucky and caught all these in the correct order. Fully patched and everything seems to be working as expected.

    Make sure all the Dell updates are applied as well.
    12-16-2013 06:11 PM
  16. killface0's Avatar
    I did this procedure. Wi-fi is still showing up as Limited after sleeping for awhile.
    12-17-2013 09:52 PM
  17. Kavu2's Avatar
    Try re-setting the WiFi Network adapter...
    Disable the network device in device manager. (do not delete the driver files)
    Scan for hardware changes should auto re-install the driver and WiFi should come back to life.

    - In Desktop, go to 'Device Manager'... (search: Device Manager or tap window taskbar button-select 'Device Manager')
    - Select double tap 'Network adapters'
    - Select tap 'Dell Wireless 1538n802.11 a/g/n Adapter'
    - Select tap 'Disable' (do not delete the driver files)
    - Select tap 'Scan for Hardware changes'
    - Restart, check WiFi

    If that doesn't work, then a Restore back to Factory settings certainly will fix things. Make sure to install the Windows Update KB2883200 before KB2887595 and KB2903939. Restore options... at Start screen: right swipe |Settings | Change PC settings | Update and Recovery | Recovery

    Plus get Dell updates including latest BIOS (A04)
    Start screen...upswipe to App list | My Dell (app) | Drivers and Downloads
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    12-18-2013 10:19 AM
  18. killface0's Avatar
    I've been in communication with Dell support for over 2 weeks now. After having them take remote control of my tablet (didn't fix), a total system restore to factory settings(didn't fix), and them suggesting that I update my Touchpad Firmware(really?) they have decided to send me a new tablet. I even mentioned the procedure above about the Windows Updates, which didn't work.
    12-18-2013 08:11 PM
  19. Kavu2's Avatar
    >killface0
    Sorry these solutions didn't help to resolve your wifi issues. The replaced tablet should get things back on track. I know for myself, the DV8P has been problem free aside from the badly procedured updates from MS. And tho I'm still learning the new(to me) W8.1 interface, the tablet is working well. My one concern is the faulty(up to this point) stylus. I did not buy one but had planned to...but am watching and waiting for stability and useability in the product from Dell. If it doesn't get better, I won't be buying it. And it will affect my wife's decision at corporate to perhaps integrate the tablets (and stylus) into the new electronic medical records system changeover.

    A lot of people are watching....and waiting, to see if the new Dell can respond to the market with appropriate, reliable products in a timely manner. A chance at a makeover like this is a rare and fleeting event.

    Good luck with your upcoming replacement tablet.
    12-19-2013 09:53 AM
  20. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Ahh heck! I'm gonna get the pen and see if it really is an issue or just we have a habit of putting our hands to rest on the screen. I'm thinking u need to keep just the tip of the pen in play and make sure u don't touch the screen with the side of your hand.
    12-19-2013 10:54 AM
  21. killface0's Avatar
    I'm on my replacement tablet. Still showing Limited Wi-Fi when waking up from sleep. I did let it auto update. Dell had me reset the tablet to factory conditions, I set the updating to manual. Still showing *Limited. I've spent hours on the phone with Dell trying to figure this issue out.
    01-08-2014 12:58 PM
  22. Hoku001's Avatar
    Killface - had the same issue with my Dell. I actually had 2 different units in the course of one month and neither could recover it's WiFi connection from sleep. I wound up returning both of my Pros for other reason, namely, I was unable to plug in a cord to charge the tablets. Two broken USB ports on two tablets in a month. Made my WiFi issue seem trival in comparison, but yes, I was profoundly irritated that I had to toggle the WiFi setting off and on again to get it online.
    01-31-2014 05:18 AM
  23. Luc Eeckelaert's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I had the same issue but found this to work for me.
    I can't post URL links yet so please use your favourite search engine to find the link with instructions to disable fast start-up (this makes no difference for fast machines with SSD but solves the problem of loosing wifi connection after sleep.
    "how-to-disable-or-enable-fast-startup-in-windows-8-1"

    Cheers
    05-05-2015 11:43 AM

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