Remove/Disable Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter in Windows 10 permanently

My Surface Pro tablet has upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10 Pro. The system install a strange driver and enable Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter along with my wifi card. I uninstall it from device manager and then it appears without any permission. I am not sure if kill the driver/service will cause something wrong with my external wifi adapter. How to delete the Virtual Adapter completely to get rid of that? Continue reading

Windows 10 keep searching and connecting to other WiFi network

There are multiple wireless signs in my company and I had connected to one on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. I noticed the weak connections causes the slow internet speed, so I changed to other one to get the better experience. However, it is annoying that Windows 10 system keeps searching and connecting to other wireless router automatically. It interferes with my connection and I could not figure out how to prevent from surveying for other networks. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to Keep wifi connected/on during asleep in Windows 10

I had configured the setting to switch off the display about 5 minutes later on my Surface Pro 4. However, if the Windows 10 put the tablet into sleep mode, it also disconnect the wifi connection. If I am doing something over wifi, such as copy large files, sync dropbox, the process will be fail to finish in this state. It is very annoying that I have to move the mouse to prevent from losing wifi. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to troubleshoot or reset WiFi Adapter in Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update comes with lots of new features and improvements, but a few people report the Wi-Fi connectivity problems after install the latest version of update. They were able to connect to a wireless network with the previous version, and now the WiFi is not working at all or the speed become very slow. Here are some useful tips for that on Surface Pro tablet or other computer. Continue reading

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,┬ábut 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