07-13-2014 11:22 AM
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  1. joansin's Avatar
    I installed the updated driver for the wifi driver and poof..... no mo issues!
    02-24-2014 10:39 PM
  2. Armada's Avatar
    So I'm bringing this thread back because I got so fed up with the WiFi continuing to go out that I did a re-install of Windows. I think I've actually worked out the cause of the issue. I decided not to touch the WiFi driver (which reset to stock with the re-install) and install the Windows updates and all seemed to be fine. Then I noticed as I turned the screen on it would flash white. So I researched that issue and found that the Intel chipset drivers would fix it. After installing those, the WiFi went out during sleep again. So I'm thinking the Intel drivers either mess something up, or the WiFi driver is referencing some power state the the drivers no longer expose. I'm still doing some testing without the chipset drivers. After I can safely say it is caused by that interaction I'll get on the horn with tech support (or someone) and see if I can get this passed along to the maintainer of the drivers for a fix.
    04-15-2014 08:56 PM
  3. Dr.Sound's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I'm in the same boat as everyone else, my dv8p did not want to reconnect to wireless networks when waking up.
    I wrote a little workaround to reset the network adapter on "connected standby" event and posted it on GitHub. This has been tested on a few dv8p's already. Give it a shot.

    chsz likes this.
    04-22-2014 04:51 AM
  4. Armada's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I'm in the same boat as everyone else, my dv8p did not want to reconnect to wireless networks when waking up.
    I wrote a little workaround to reset the network adapter on "connected standby" event and posted it on GitHub. This has been tested on a few dv8p's already. Give it a shot.

    I saw this a few days back. Since my wifi continued to crap out even with the deault driver and no chipset updates I guess I'll update them all and try this. I assume you tested this on an up to date system. I tested this on mine before updates and it failed to work (method #2, at least). I'm wondering if it'll work at all. You see, my problem is that once it does you can't even jigger the adapter, because it isn't seen. It requires a full shut down and reboot to restore WiFi. Maybe it needs a different power state trigger for me. I'm positive this is Dell missing a proper response to the power states in the driver and that it can be fixed if we can actually get the issue to be recreated.
    04-25-2014 12:41 PM
  5. Ted#WP's Avatar
    Go to Control Panel and uninstall KB2919355 update. That works for me.
    05-05-2014 08:53 AM
  6. mpfl's Avatar
    I'm having similar issues with my DV8P. Various permutations of Windows Updates and drivers haven't done the trick. I bought it to use at work, so I can't fiddle around with access points to see if it's the settings here.

    I've gotten to the point where I just want to return it for a refund.

    It's a real shame. I was quite excited to have found an 8" tablet that runs full Windows. Maybe I'll go with one of the Lenovo tablets instead.
    06-17-2014 08:55 PM
  7. psychotron's Avatar
    Curious. I have all Windows and Dell updates installed as far as I can see and have zero connectivity issues. My tablet sleeps almost constantly and rarely gets a reboot unless required by something like a software installation/update. Definitely going to keep my eye on this thread just in case, though.
    06-18-2014 08:20 AM
  8. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Yeah.... My DVP8 and my girl's DVP11 had this issue... A couple updates would kill the adapter. uninstalling them constantly lil you had to do worked temporarily...

    I believe I did update the the drivers from dell and then turn off automatic updates... I will reply back later as I am still in the bed...
    06-18-2014 08:26 AM
  9. ToddKlindt's Avatar
    Dell released new wireless drivers a week or so ago. They fixed a problem I had. They might help you too.
    07-06-2014 12:27 PM
  10. LockOnTech's Avatar
    This wifi issue, is it related to limited connectivity on known wifi networks? Mostly all the time i just turn the wifi on and off as a temporary solution, as long as i do not let the tablet sleep then it is okay. I have watched the video on this thread, but have not done the windows update uninstall yet, as I am not sure if this could solve it permanently.
    07-07-2014 12:13 PM
  11. jeffshead's Avatar
    It's called a Microsoft Surface Pro.

    LOL, sorry, I know that doesn't help. But seriously, it seemed to me that the Surface is better developed. My gen 1 Pro runs rings around the DV8P.
    I have the exact opposite experiences. My DV8P does not have any connectivity issues and it's plenty fast but my Surface Pro 2 goes to "Limited connectivity" all of the time. I've tried all of the "fixes" I've found on the web but nothing has solved the issue. Microsoft's answer is to reset the unit and then send it in for repair if the rest does not fix the issue. No thank you! None of the techs I've encountered over the past few years knows how to troubleshoot. They always jump the gun and want you to do a factory reset. By the way, I did not experience this problem until I updated to Windows 8.1. and the mouse on the Surface Type 2 keyboard lacks functionality and it is very inaccurate. I'd be a happy camper with the Surface if they would fix those two issues but that won't happen since version 3 is already out. I still use the DV8P more often because it's just the right size and it's lighter than the Surface. Actually, it's like comparing apples to oranges in my opinion. Two different breeds.
    07-09-2014 10:41 AM
  12. jeffshead's Avatar
    Have any of you tried changing the power management settings for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi adapter and USB? Try unchecking "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" for each of those mentioned devices in the Device Manger. That solved a couple of different issues I was encountering. So far, no connectivity issues with my DV8P and it has all of the latest updates from Dell and Microsoft.

    I was having a heck of a time with "Limited connectivity" issues with my Surface Pro 2 but since switching to a different WAP (Ubiquity, love it!), the problem has not returned, so far. No device other than the Surface had an issue with the original WAP. I changed WAP's because I thought it odd that the problem was so wide spread but some users have never encountered the issue while others have had success with updated drivers and reverting to older drivers. It seems both the DV8P and the Surface suffer from similar Wi-Fi issues. I never bothered to see if they share the same chipsets but they do have Windows 8.1 in common. I had zero connectivity issues with the Surface until I updated from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I tried ALL of the "fixes" I found on the Internet but none solved the problem for the Surface. Changing the WAP seems to have done the trick. No limited connectivity issues for over a week. Just thought I'd throw my Surface issue out there for others that may come to this thread seeking a solution to similar problems with their DV8P.
    Last edited by jeffshead; 07-09-2014 at 11:18 AM.
    07-09-2014 10:55 AM
  13. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Just the other day, the wifi on the venue pro did produce the very issue related to this post; so i went ahead and followed the video instructions. And indeed it worked out well.
    07-13-2014 11:22 AM
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