1. zokstar's Avatar
    Im having a WiFi issue on my Surface Pro. It can connect fine to my home wireless, but after around 40min - 1h of use (video or web surfing) the wifi goes all weird & drop.

    Shows that it is still connected, but no connectivity. If I go to control panel, icons don't show and that window freezes. If i try and restart it just sits at the "restarting" text, forcing me to power off via power button.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? I've tried some new drivers that I found on net but that hasn't helped. Also witched power plans which doesn't do much too. I guess my next step is to reset back to factory settings, which I want try and avoid.
    11-09-2013 09:54 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do you have the latest firmware on your router?
    11-09-2013 10:51 PM
  3. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Install all the updates for your Surface including the October firmware update.
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    11-09-2013 11:21 PM
  4. zokstar's Avatar
    Do you have the latest firmware on your router?
    Yes, sure do

    Install all the updates for your Surface including the October firmware update.
    Im pretty sure i have, I think! Ill check again
    11-10-2013 12:56 AM
  5. nesl247's Avatar
    I've had this issue on almost all the computers I upgraded to 8.1. What I've done to fix it is to get an Ethernet USB adapter and have that handy. Go to Device Manager, right click the Wifi NIC, click uninstall, make sure to choose the option to uninstall the drivers. Then connect the Ethernet adapter, and click the icon for find new devices. It will automatically download the drivers and install the Wifi card. You will lose all of your stored wifi connections while doing this.
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    11-12-2013 12:06 PM
  6. zokstar's Avatar
    Well new WiFi drivers got released in yesterdays update. I checked the date and they are pretty recent. Ill see how this goes.
    11-14-2013 01:36 AM
  7. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    Yeah I'm experiencing the same problem today. I just unplug my router and connect it again which fixes it foe about an hour or so. WiFi works fine on my phone so something's wrong with the surface pro.
    11-14-2013 02:20 AM
  8. zokstar's Avatar
    Did you install the latest update? I did yesterday and tested it with a 720p tv show. It froze for about 20secs then came good again. I'll continue testing
    11-15-2013 03:16 AM
  9. constantinosmi's Avatar
    I had a similar problem with my laptop (connection dropped to limited after a few minutes) and I had to disable WMM in the advaced settings of the wifi driver!! There seems to be a problem with windows 8.1.
    11-15-2013 05:18 AM
  10. rkin92's Avatar
    Never had an issue at home, my yes have been at school. Especially with WPA-Enterprise security... It doesn't like when I switch buildings sometimes

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    11-15-2013 08:40 AM
  11. Naren Parker's Avatar
    I had problems with WiFi on my Windows 8.1 as well. My 920 would connect to my work network just fine but my laptop shows it as a limited connection many times. Sometimes toggling the radio switch on the laptop would help otherwise I had to restart the system or the router. I think there is some bug in the DHCP service not assigning the IP properly. I downloaded the latest Intel drivers for my laptop WiFi and things are a little better now than with the default drivers (IP still doesn't get assigned sometimes though). I am using the Intel Proset Wireless Utility to connect. It's working fine now.
    11-15-2013 09:04 AM

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