So Windows 11 on my new machine keeps disconnecting from my wifi network. Either on sleep or inactivity, the connection drops, and the only way I have found to get it back is to re-boot.
- Signal strength is AOK.
- Driver is up to date.
- Power management is set to not drop wifi connection on sleep.
Furthermore, when wifi is inactive, the network adapter pretty much disappears except as a disconnected service. The network itself doesn’t show up under Network&Internet, and I can’t see the network adapter under Device Manager|Network adapters. So even manually restarting the service isn’t an option.
The machine sees the ethernet port just fine, and troubleshooter tells me that my problem is the disconnected ethernet cable. Which it isn’t. The problem is that there’s an up-to-date wifi controller that Windows 11 refuses to acknowledge except on restart.
Super weird. Has anyone else run across this issue? Google searches say yes, but the proferred solutions so far (power management, etc.) haven’t worked.