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How to fix the the constant wi fi "limited connectivity" and dropping out of a network windows 8.1?

I have a 2 month old lenovo Y510
i7-4700MQ 2.4GHZ
15.8 gb RAM
64 bit Windows 8.1
no touch

After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep on getting dropped out of networks and receiving messages about limited connectivity, although I never had these things happen to me before.
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  1. This probably has something to do with your network driver. Check the Lenovo website for new drivers for your wifi card and see if that helps.
  2. Best answer
    a1r069 said:
    I have a 2 month old lenovo Y510
    i7-4700MQ 2.4GHZ
    15.8 gb RAM
    64 bit Windows 8.1
    no touch

    After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep on getting dropped out of networks and receiving messages about limited connectivity, although I never had these things happen to me before.


    During upgrade process, Microsoft Updates the Network Adapter drives that have caused the problem for many. Therefore, you are advised to Revert Network Adapter Drivers to manufacturer release... To do this, check this article and jump to Revert Network Adapter Drivers

    http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/11/fix-wi-fi-connectivity-issues-in-windows-8-1/

    besides, there are other possible solutions to the issue. Try each and hopefully, you will get it working !!
  3. a1r069 said:
    I have a 2 month old lenovo Y510
    i7-4700MQ 2.4GHZ
    15.8 gb RAM
    64 bit Windows 8.1
    no touch

    After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep on getting dropped out of networks and receiving messages about limited connectivity, although I never had these things happen to me before.
  4. fallow this link this video help me to resolve the problem with wifi connetivity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWr7v62SD58&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z12us1oiwljuepcis04ci1igvmbjypjhuqc0k
  5. This solution is what worked for me. I was experiencing "limited connectivity" on a new Asus Windows 8.1 laptop errors every 5-10 minutes. I contacted comcast who had me perform a bunch of different things without success, who then recommended I contact the manufacture (Asus), who also said my network adapter was broken and to exchange my computer. I am not involved in fixingcomputers other than being an experienced Windows user. That said, this may be overly simple, but I feel as though I have the responsibility of posting this solution online because I have spent many hours frustrated with this problem.

    Control panel - hardware and sound - device managers - network adapter - (select yours here) - driver - update driver - browse my computer for driver - let me pick from drivers on my computer - Note: On my laptop, there are a 4 different options here, one is a Ralink network adapter which I was told by everyone to pick. However, there are 2 other Microsoft ones. I picked one of them, (for me both worked), and it changed the driver on my network adapter.

    Hope this helps somebody else, because it saved me from having to return an otherwise good computer.
  6. a1r069 said:
    I have a 2 month old lenovo Y510
    i7-4700MQ 2.4GHZ
    15.8 gb RAM
    64 bit Windows 8.1
    no touch

    After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep on getting dropped out of networks and receiving messages about limited connectivity, although I never had these things happen to me before.


    Omg! this worked right away for me. I only had one option which was to highlight the same driver and it still worked. PROPS dude! YOU ENDED A PROBLEM THAT HAD BEGUN BEFORE 10/31/2014!!!!!
  7. This only happened after switching ISP (went from Fios to TWC). TWC tried different methods but all failed. I still had LIMITED connectivity on my wifi. I knew it was something with my laptop because when I connected Ethernet cable it worked. Also, my 5G devices picked up the 5G wifi and that worked. It's the 2.4MHz wifi that was not working with windows 8.1, maybe something to do with dual band routers??? I dont know. I'm not a techie - but I resolved my issue:
    SOLUTION: Uninstall and then reinstall your wireless driver..
    1) You probably cannot access the internet at this time so connect via ethernet cable.
    2) Now lets find the existing driver on your system and delete it. Click on the windows button (4 rectangles), then type my pc
    3) Right click on this PC.
    4) Go to the Lenovo drive (D: for me)
    5) CLick on Drivers
    6) CLick on WLAN
    7) Double click SETUP and uninstall the existing driver
    8) Now lets find your new driver: Go to support.lenovo.com
    9) Find your lenovo product (model is underneath the laptop)
    10) Select Wireless LAN from the COMPONENT drop down.
    11) Select your OPERATING SYSTEM from the other drop down (Windows 8.1, etc)
    12) Find ATHEROS WLAN DRIVER and download and save it on your computer
    13) Repeat steps 3 to 7 to install the new driver
    14) Connect to the internet, but this time without being LIMITED :)
  8. This solution is what worked for me. I was experiencing "limited connectivity" on a new Asus Windows 8.1 laptop errors every 5-10 minutes. I contacted comcast who had me perform a bunch of different things without success, who then recommended I contact the manufacture (Asus), who also said my network adapter was broken and to exchange my computer. I am not involved in fixingcomputers other than being an experienced Windows user. That said, this may be overly simple, but I feel as though I have the responsibility of posting this solution online because I have spent many hours frustrated with this problem.

    Control panel - hardware and sound - device managers - network adapter - (select yours here) - driver - update driver - browse my computer for driver - let me pick from drivers on my computer - Note: On my laptop, there are a 4 different options here, one is a Ralink network adapter which I was told by everyone to pick. However, there are 2 other Microsoft ones. I picked one of them, (for me both worked), and it changed the driver on my network adapter.

    Hope this helps somebody else, because it saved me from having to return an otherwise good computer.
  9. IT WORKED!!! Thank you so much!!
  10. nothing helped me at all .....i've got toshiba laptop
  11. I have had the same problem with my Samsung Laptop and my Surface Pro 2.
    I have tried everything that is described like re-installing drivers, command prompe etc but nothing fixed my problem.
    Here is what I did to finally fix it:
    Go to your network and sharing center
    Click on your connections
    In the new box that pops up (WLAN Status) click on Properties
    In the new box that pops up (WLAN Properties) scroll down to the last option called Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4 and click one time on this to highlight this and click on properties.
    Check if the "Use the following DNS Server address is checked
    If so, check the Obtain DNS Server automatically and then click ok
    Problem solved.... At least this solved my problems for 2 of my windows gadgets that had this problem
  12. Limited connection means the PC has successfully connected to the router, but the PC wasn't assigned a valid IP address, so you can't actually get to the Internet. It can also indicate that a valid IP address was assigned but that the PC doesn't have Internet connectivity. If you're connected to a home network, try restarting the router.... So with that said
    - Go to Device Manager
    - Go to Network adapters and expand it
    - Now from the list, choose your network adapter (Wireless Network Adapter) that is showing limited connectivity.
    - Right click on your wireless network adapter and choose Update Driver Software..
    - A new window will open, in which you are required to click on Browse my computer for driver software.
    - On next step, select, Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    - Check the Network Adapters, and see how many are listed. You may find two drivers here; one by Microsoft and other from the Manufacturer.
    - Choose the Manufacturer’s drivers and select Next.
    Upon completion, you are advised to restart your PC and check if your problem is solved. If not, proceed with next step.

    Another good fix to address the issue is to disable the TCP settings. Do the following:
    Open command prompt with administrative rights
    Type the following commands and hit enter after each command:
    netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
    netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
    netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
    To verify that these settings are disabled, type
    netsh int tcp show global and hit enter
    Once done, you are advised to reboot your system. This should resolve the problem.
  13. Fred, that was a great fix. One question... do I need to go back in and turn on the things I turned off at the beginning via commandprompt?
    Thanks!
    Greg
    Fred Anderson said:
    a1r069 said:
    I have a 2 month old lenovo Y510
    i7-4700MQ 2.4GHZ
    15.8 gb RAM
    64 bit Windows 8.1
    no touch

    After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep on getting dropped out of networks and receiving messages about limited connectivity, although I never had these things happen to me before.


    During upgrade process, Microsoft Updates the Network Adapter drives that have caused the problem for many. Therefore, you are advised to Revert Network Adapter Drivers to manufacturer release... To do this, check this article and jump to Revert Network Adapter Drivers

    http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/11/fix-wi-fi-connectivity-issues-in-windows-8-1/

    besides, there are other possible solutions to the issue. Try each and hopefully, you will get it working !!

  14. I wish I had a solution to post! I've tried every "fix" on here and all the other ones that I've found. None worked. I still get limited access multiple times a day. It must be something with Windows 8 & 8.1 because I have another laptop that is running windows 7 and it never goes to limited access. I only have one driver (Intel) listed so I can't switch to a different one. I've updated the driver but it still doesn't work. I paid good money for this Dell laptop with Windows 8.1 and it's nothing but a headache!
  15. After trying every fix I could find with no luck, and trying everything else I could think of, I finally figured out the problem. I went to....Control Panel> Network and Internet> Network and Sharing Center. Then I clicked on "Change adapter settings" on the left side of the screen. It the showed my Wifi plus "Bluetooth Network Connection". I never use Bluetooth, so I right clicked it, then clicked "Disable". No more "limited access" problem! Hopefully this will solve someone else's limited access issue who hasn't had any luck with all the other fixes.
  16. I have a dell latitude E5440 laptop and I solved wifi limited access problem with this solution.
    http://
  17. Thank you so much for posting this answer. This waa exactly what I needed. It worked for me right away.I had two options and one worked while the Microsoft one didn't. Been having this problem for over a week and now I can connect to the internet.

    This solution is what worked for me. I was experiencing "limited connectivity" on a new Asus Windows 8.1 laptop errors every 5-10 minutes. I contacted comcast who had me perform a bunch of different things without success, who then recommended I contact the manufacture (Asus), who also said my network adapter was broken and to exchange my computer. I am not involved in fixingcomputers other than being an experienced Windows user. That said, this may be overly simple, but I feel as though I have the responsibility of posting this solution online because I have spent many hours frustrated with this problem.

    Control panel - hardware and sound - device managers - network adapter - (select yours here) - driver - update driver - browse my computer for driver - let me pick from drivers on my computer - Note: On my laptop, there are a 4 different options here, one is a Ralink network adapter which I was told by everyone to pick. However, there are 2 other Microsoft ones. I picked one of them, (for me both worked), and it changed the driver on my network adapter.

    Hope this helps somebody else, because it saved me from having to return an otherwise good computer.
  18. I had same problem on my Dell Inspiron 15 3521 64 bit windows 10 system..
    tried everything but didnt worked..but a link saved me from 4 days frustration...
    http://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01502347M/2/DW1703_DW1705_W8_A00_Setup-0WD12_ZPE.exe
    Awesome Answer..it works!!
    Best Answer out there! I have searched aimlessly and this one works! I can now open the timed out page AND refig my repeater!Thanks Jorob !!!Hi All those are having problems with the Wireles N wifi Repeater, this ok me over 1 hour to crack.connect the... Read More
  19. My issue with Windows 8.1: SSL Connection errors, page cannot be displayed, pages not rendering properly, downloads hanging at 99% complete, PDFs corrupted. This happened for for IE, Chrome, Firefox. Hitting F5 to refresh would work sometimes (1 out 25 times). Made internet access almost useless. SOOOOO FFFFFFrustrating. I tried everything google had to offer and nothing has worked. Countless number of FFFFF BOMBS were dropped over the last 2-3 months.... I am a patient guy. I was considering downgrading to Windows 7 but was worried about all the stuff downloaded and installed for Windows 8.

    FINALLY TODAY I BIT THE BULLET AND UPGRADED TO WINDOWS 10. SO FAR SO GOOD... I've been able to browse without a single SSL error, page cannot be displayed, no hanging, sites render incorrectly, I finally got my ITunes working, I got ZUNE installed properly for my wife's phone. I could not install these on Win 8.1 because downloads would fail. Its been only a few hours but I feel sooooo relieved that I am able browse the web like I used to on my old XP machine. I just hope that this is the end of my Windows WOES... Just hope this helps somebody before they bite the bullet and go to Apple... which I considered doing but I bought this new DELL XPS 8700 last April and cannot afford to go that route..

    My advice: Upgrade to windows 10 and avoid all the FFFFF'n FFFFFrustration. Window 8.1 SUCKS don't even give it a try.
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