Question Why do I have to restart my Lenovo laptop every day to get the WiFi to connect?

Jacopo_4

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Almost every day I have to restart my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) with Windows 10. After a while it would disconnect from wifi and if I try to reconnect I get the very useful message "unable to connect to this network"; restarting always fix it, it takes only 2 minutes but it feels quite irritating and unnecessary. I also tried using a WiFi dongle but I get the same problem; if one of the WiFi adapter is unable to connect so does the other one.
I've been living with this for months now and I'm still in search for a solution
Hopefully somebody can help!
 

Colif

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i could guess that if you turn off fast startup it won't need a restart - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-turn-off-fast-startup-windows-10-a.html

but its not real answer, just a work around.

So looking at Lenovo site, the newest Wifi driver there is 2016... I have to guess there are newer but as your model appears to have multiple choice as to what WIFI you have, it makes it hard for me to guess what one you have - see https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-z-series-laptops/lenovo-z50-70/downloads/DS103867

can you tell me who made the drivers you have now? hopefully not Microsoft as they renumber them based on version of win 10 they are installed with.
 

Jacopo_4

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for the integrated wifi card: Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc. version 10.0.0.355

for the USB TP-Link one: Microsoft 1030.27.425.2018


why is it related to fast startup?
 
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Colif

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Jacopo_4

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I tried installing the drivers but when it asks if I want to install Killer Control Center and I click yes nothing happens

I tried updating the drivers from device manager and pointing to the installation directory, but I cannot see any driver matching the current built in card name "Qualcomm Atheros AR956x"

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0sxytsrwn5ki2p/drivers.PNG
 
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