Anyone else having a problem with their Dell Venue 8 Pro where the WIFI and bluetooth frequently stop working altogether? Sometimes it works for days and sometimes it drops within minutes of being restarted. The only way I have found to re-enable the WIFI and bluetooth is to reboot. As far as I can tell I'm up to date on all drivers and firmware.
Dell technical support installed new driver on April/23 but the issue still intermitting. I use the Bluetooth speaker for the you tube. Sometime it works for a while and after the you tube keep buffering and freeze the video. The question is why it's worked at first time when I got this tablet in late Feb. The problem occurred in last couple weeks. I suspected after many times of windows update.
Had same problem yesterday while trying to watch a show on Netflix using BT headphones. The only thing I can think of is relatively low battery indicator. Disabling and re-enabling network adapter did the trick, but had failures like this for about 3 times during a 90 minute episode.
I rarely use bluetooth, but sometimes this issue occurs even w/o bluetooth, wifi cuts out after prolonged use of the tablet, and unless I reset the tablet or disable/re-enable adapter, I can't get the wireless to connect.
The tablet has the newest drivers/BIOS. Should I order a warranty replacement?
Judging by pictures of motherboard for the tablet, the WiFi/BT module is integrated into the motherboard... BTW, I found out that I still had the old WiFi/BT driver. I'll test the system with the new driver and will reply if that did it for me.
Guys the wireless issue for the dell venue 8 pro is easy to fix.
Go to device manager under control panel.
1) Goto the Bluetooth - Bluetooth Radio - Power Management - "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" and make sure it is unchecked
2) Goto the USB - USB Root Hub (xHCI) and uncheck the same option
Good luck, works perfect for me after these changes... Cheers Alex
This has worked for me, my wifi has good signal strength and from being in a connected states it randomly switched to limited and i had to restart to fix it but that didn't always work and was frustrating. as soon as i made those suggested changes, wifi went back to a connected status.