I bought a DELL Inspiron 3148 a few days ago. It's now upgraded to Windows 10.
I have a similar problem with my WiFi (Broadcom 1708 WiFi/BT combo chip). It needs constant resetting.
To date I've:
1) installed the latest WiFi driver from the DELL support site.
2) change the WiFi driver Advanced settings:
a) AP Compatibility Mode to "Broader Compatibility", as suggested by DELL on their support homepage.
b) Minimum Power Consumption to "Disabled", as suggested by DELL on their support homepage.
3) installed the latest BT driver
None of the above have helped.
I have just tried to find where to change "n" to "g" but it's not clear which setting that is in the Advance Setting. Any pointers are welcomed.
I have tried all the above too but like Alan I am on a XPS desktop rather than a laptop and cannot see an n or g setting in the adapter settings.
It is certainly seems windows 10 related.
I am going to have to live with this reset nightmare *** for a few months as I am in transit and the only available connection is wireless.
Any desktop fixes?
Thanks in advance.
Richard, have you tried to change the DNS Server addresses as detailed above? This has actually worked in several cases.
One thing I found after Upgrading to Win 10 is that in the Wi-Fi Adapter Advanced Settings, there's a Default setting to turn off the Wireless Adapter for power saving - I unchecked it and haven't seen the Issue again.
Thanks for your reply. I did try that but the problem persists. I will enter them again and see what happens.
Thanks Dave. I had already seen this setting change and applied it but with no luck.
There are b and n settings in Advanced Wireless settings which I have no idea what they mean but went for the options with most variable in both (not the "only" options) Don't think it helped though:
802 11b preamble
'Long and Short ' / 'Long only'
802 11b Bandwidth Value
'20MHz' / '40 MHx Auto or 20MHz only'
I have a similar problem with my XPS 8900. Only happens when the computer (desktop) goes into standby or when we switch from one user to another. But it happens every time. Rather than user forum responses from us know-little folks, it would be nice if Dell would respond and provide a fix.
What DNS server addresses did you use? Using 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 works good.
Have you tried different router channel numbers? Try one or 13 vs. the usual 6 default number.
If the Advanced wireless tab has an option to defeat the "n" mode, try that.
There is a good possibility your router is the problem. New, good ones are not expensive