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Help! Intel Mifi technology shuts down automatically

Hello - I own an ASUS K53E laptop. Several times a day, my Centrino Wireless N -1030 shuts off. I get a message that says "Intel Mifi Technology

Hardwire Wireless Switch Off. I have to run the troubleshooter to turn it back on. I think this might be a driver issue although I'm not sure how to fix. Does anyone have any ideas?



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Thank you for your post Dan,


I understand that you have some questions regarding the Intel® My WiFi Technology.


As per the description of your issue I recommend you to check the following:


1. Make sure that the driver is up-to-date. Please note that many issues can be resolved by updating an out-of-date driver. Verify you have the latest drivers. Please check the following link for further information:


Automatically install your wireless driver and software: Intel® Driver Update Utility Wireless.

2. Make sure that the Wi-Fi radio is on. Use the hardware switch, button, combination of keys or software to turn the Wi-Fi radio on.

3. Double check if the Wi-Fi adapter is enabled: Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections, right-click on the adapter. If disabled is an option, the adapter is enabled.

4. Access point or Wi-Fi broadband router is functioning: Verify that you have an IP address by referencing the AP vendor documentation or by contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

5. Check if the network adapter is detected: If the network adapter is not detected, there can be a number of problems from the BIOS is not configured correctly to the drivers need to be updated. If you are using an Intel® Network Adapter, verify you have the latest drivers. For other manufacturers, see their support resources.


You may also check the following links for further information:

Intel® Centrino® Wi-Fi Products: Resolving Wi-Fi network connection issues


Intel® Centrino® Wi-Fi Products: Switch the Wi-Fi radio on using Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software


I hope this helps

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Hi Victor, thank you.

I'm pretty sure its a driver issue. But I have a new problem. I get an error when I try to run the driver utility (says there is some kind of installation/firewall/browser configuration error. When I tried to install it directly, I got an error about there not being enough disc space. But I have a significant amount of space, and I can install other programs. Any thoughts as to why I am getting these errors? Thanks!