How to set WiFi metered connection in Windows 10 Aniversary Update

To prevent system from automatically installing downloading the updates and uploading bandwidth as it wants without asking, I was able to configure a WiFi as metered type Internet connection to get more control in Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro 3 while using mobile hotspot or at hotels. It is easy to enable the feature by going Settings > Network & Internet and turning Metered connection ON. However, after my tablet is installed the Windows 10 Aniversary Update, the related option is missing completely and now I don’t know where is it, even Bluetooth disabled. Continue reading

How to view/update WiFi password (security key) in Windows 10

If you have done all your network configuration in Windows 10 for a long time, you might forget the current Wi-Fi password which is used to prevent the unauthorised access to your tablet or computer and that happens when your new device requires to enter your Network Security Key again. In some cases, you also want to secure the network on your Surface Pro 4 by updating the WiFi passcode manually. Here are the how-to tips for that. Continue reading

Windows 10 WiFi network Broken and keep disconnecting after Anniversary Update

My Windowws 10 laptop has Qualcomm Atheros AR956x
adapter and everything worked fine. After installed the Anniversary Update, I got the WiFi issues. The system said no internet connection or can’t connect to this network. I rebooted to get WiFi connection but then the network kept disconnecting, even I left it for a while. How can I fix it? Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 Wifi limited connection problem

My Surface Pro tablet has been upgraded to the latest Windows 10 version. Whenever I tried to connect to the wireless network which has five bars of signal strength, it showed the error “This connection has limited or no connectivity. No internet access” or The connection is limited. I was able to join the network with no transfered bandwidth, but I can’t figure out a way to resolve the problem. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 Diagnostics Policy Service is not Running

I was unable to conntect to the internet over WiFi on my Surface pro 3 tablet running Windows 8.1 64-bit, even try manually connecting using the ethernet cable. But other wireless devices like laptops and iPhones work well. After I performed the built-in Troubleshooter and then the Network Adapter of All Categories option, the result showed the message “The Diagnostics Policy Service is not running, click to run as an administrator. error 5″ and it failed to fix the problem. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Wifi Service causes High CPU Usage

My tablet running the Windows 8.1 worked fast and recently heats up and the system becomes slow. In the task manager, I notice that the “Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework” causes high CPU usage (nearly 50% of processing power) and the fan keeps running. The issue often occurs and it seems to be no way to reduce it, even I disconnect the WiFi and change to the wired ethernet network. Continue reading

No Find Devices and Content option in Windows 8.1 Network setting

After upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1, the system assigns a new wifi networks as public automatically. When I access the Network Connections listed in PC Settings, there is no “Find Devices and Content” option under all my various network adapters. So I am unable to change the profile of the active connection to Private or Public. My PC in a Homegroup doesn’t connect to a domain network and I only use WiFi router. I also have the same problem on my Surface pro 2 tablet. Is there any way to resolve the issues? Continue reading

How to Delete/Forget WiFi Network Profiles in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 lacks of visual tools for managing network profiles and doesn’t offer the “Forget this network” option in the Networks pane. In the previous os 8, just navigate to the Network and Sharing Center and get it from contextual menu. If the wireless networks’s password has been changed, you will have problem to remove it. Continue reading

Skype app connects to WiFi hotspots on Windows RT/8

Microsoft has released the official application called Skype WiFi for iPhone and Android OS, and now it is also available for Windows RT and 8 in the app store. The app allows you to connect to over one million WiFi hotspots in world wide for signing in your own Skype account. Continue reading