Intermittent Wireless - Get It Together Microsoft

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro' started by hypokondriak, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. hypokondriak

    hypokondriak New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So this is my third attempt at 8.1 and second Surface Pro using it because my other just got replaced 3 weeks ago due to dying pixels. I installed the RTM off TechNet yesterday, and still have that intermittent wireless problem. It has happened 3 times now in less than 24 hours. Are you kidding me? How on earth are we this far into 8.1 and they still don't have their flagship $1k tablet's network card working with their own OS?

    Sorry to rant, but this problem is annoying and the fact that they still haven't fixed it is even more annoying. Be better than this Microsoft.
     
  2. pierre118

    pierre118 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Already tried this driver? : Download Marvell AVASTAR 350N Wireless Network Controller Driver 14.69.24040.136 for Windows 8 64 bit
     
  3. JohnF

    JohnF Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I installed 8.1 and don't see any wireless problems. Then again I've never seen the issues on 8.0 that others have had. No complaints here.
     
  4. slvrdrgn123

    slvrdrgn123 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Same here. Still on 8 and have never had any wireless problems.
     
  5. Ruffles

    Ruffles Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    28
    It's working for most people so maybe there is something different about your network. Is it ALL networks? Is it only on certain bands? What type of encryption etc.? We need more info to help.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. machistmo

    machistmo Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Raleigh NC
    My Device:
    Other
    Here we ago again with you starting out insulting people asking for help. Seriously man. Maybe the Surface Wifi sucks? It sucked for me on mine, it was a major factor in my decision to drop the turd back in MS's lap. I remain eternally grateful that I was able to return my tablet for a full refund..

    Perfect example of bad? Ok. Surface on WIFI about 50 linear feet from the router, DL iTunes took about 8 minutes. Machine on-the-wire took 32 seconds and was able to literally start the download on the Surface, walk to get coffee, then back and then upstairs into my office and search for and get iTunes, put it on a USB stick and walk back downstairs, install the freaking program on the Surface all before its DL of ITunes completed.

    So I am going out-on-a-limb here (NOT) the WIFI on the SP SUCKS. Or did when I owned it, half of the Fanbois here even admit it sucks and just talking about the new driver and hoping that it has solved many of their issues.
     
  7. pierre118

    pierre118 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have a SP with Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and since the new Marvell Avastar driver I don't have any wireless problems anymore. Very stable.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. slvrdrgn123

    slvrdrgn123 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Lol. I don't see how he was insulting anyone. He only asked for more information so we can help fix the problem. What he said is true, it's not happening to most people; I've gone through 3 SP already that were replaced for various problems, but none had any wifi issues. If you don't like it then that's fine, but you don't need to go to every thread bitching and making it seem like it's worse than other products out there. At first it was interesting to see a few complaints so I can compare with my own experience, but now it's just annoying since there's an overblown complaint about everything.
     
    5 people like this.
  9. rstrube

    rstrube New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I can report that I was initially having wireless problems on the 5GHz band. I'm running a Buffalo router with DDWRT installed.

    I tweaked the wireless settings of my router, and through trial and error was able to find some settings that were more stable. I ultimately needed to change disable 40MHz wide channels for my 5GHz band, switching it to 20MHz wide channels.

    The 2.4 GHz band defaults to 20MHz and is waaaaay more crowded so 40MHz is completely unfeasible unless you live in the middle of nowhere.

    I hope this helps.

    Rob
     
  10. Zorbis

    Zorbis New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had issues with 8.1 build drivers using GoGo Wireless APs aboard Delta Domestic US Flights and Verizon's MiFi 4620L Version 3.20.16.

    Installing 14.69.24040.136 was able to resolve the network issues for my adapter.
     
  11. mtalinm

    mtalinm Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I'll agree the SP is much more finicky than other devices I've use. Just this moning it wouldn't connect o my pone hotspot until I rebooted the surface. Yuck
     
  12. apoc_reg

    apoc_reg Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I rolled back to windows 8 due to the intermittent wireless in 8.1, spent hours trying to solve it and face up.

    Very sad to hear its in RTM??!!!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
intermittent connection surface 4
,
intermittent wireless recieve surface pro2
,

surface 3 wifi sucks

,
surface pro 3 intermittent wifi
,

surface pro 3 wifi sucks

,
surface pro 3 wireless sucks
,
surface pro 4 mifi issue
,
surface pro disable wireless n
,
surface pro wireless intermittent
,
surfaceforums intermttent wireles