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Windows 8.1 Wifi Limited Connectivity

Last response: in Wireless Networking
April 23, 2014 8:04:20 PM

Has the Windows 8.1 update 1 solved the limited wifi problem seen before the update? I have an Asus notebook Q550 and when I upgraded to 8.1 about 3 months ago, I was forced to downgrade back to Windows 8 due to the limited wifi problem. I would like to upgrade again because the new features look very convenient, however I am worried my problem might arise again.

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April 23, 2014 11:40:59 PM

By limited connectivity, do you mean not able to use WPA encryption? I know that is still an issue as of 2 days ago when I tried to setup some Win 8.1 laptops on a clients network.
April 25, 2014 1:00:02 AM

Yes that's what I was talking about. I wish they would just fix that already, because the update looks really good. I'm disappointed that I still don't get to try it out. Thank you for your help!
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May 3, 2014 8:13:23 PM

On my Acer Aspire Ones (I have two) I did the following:
1. Open Device Manager
2. Click on to expand 'Network Adapters'
3. Right-click on Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
4. Select 'Update Driver Software'
5. Select 'Browse my computer for driver software'
5. Select 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'
7. Select 'Broadcome 802.11n Network Adapter (Broadcom)' - note NOT (Microsoft)
8. Select 'Next'
9. When done, select 'Close'