Fixing Iconia W700P WI-FI unstable connectivity (losing connection)

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After my laptop died I was forced to work on Acer Iconia W700P tablet which is great piece of hardware (I wrote about it here) and after fresh installation I come to the problem that WI-FI network adapter was losing connectivity every 10 minutes. It was a real frustration so I searched for solution and found in one forum that you should try to do these two things:

  1. Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings > Find your WI-Fi network adapter > Right click > Properties > Configure > Power Management > Turn off “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”
  2. Control Panel > Power Options > Change plan settings (of your current plan) > Change advanced power settings > Wireless Adapter Settings > Power Saving Mode > choose Maximum performance (or not to turn it off)

These two advices didn’t help me so I went to Acer website and found the latest WI-FI driver for my model, unistalled previous driver in Device manager, restarted the machine, installed new driver and it is now stable and steady. Finally!

Have a good weekend!

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