Some tech specs (sorry if some of these are irrelevant, I'd rather give as much info as I can, rather then miss some):
Asus ROG Laptop G551JW
Intel i7 4720HQ
Wireless Intel AC7260 (Driver version 184.108.40.206)
Laptop running Windows 10 64bit Home Edition
OS Build 17134.472
Internet is AT&T Fiber with 100GB/25GB of bandwidth
Installed 3 months ago.
So, this issue started about 3 weeks ago. It's hard for me to pinpoint what started it exactly, but it currently only happens on my personal laptop (the apartment has ~10 other devices connected to WiFi who are not experiencing any connectivity issues).
What happened is that the computer simply disconnects from the WiFi seemingly randomly, without any distinctive pattern. For example, it can happen 10 times in a row in the morning, and only one other time at about 5PM. The next day it can happen once every few hours. I am constantly on my computer, so I actually get disconnected upwards of 5 times a day. Some days more.. much more. When I get disconnected, the entire list of WiFi network disappears, as is there are none.
To temporarily solve this (until the next time it disconnects) I am running the windows troubleshooter by right clicking on the WiFi icon on my Windows taskbar, and pressing the "Troubleshoot problems" option.
It then resets my network adapter, and a few second later I am seeing the list of networks again, and am able to connect.
I FEEL like I tried everything. I flushed my DNS using all the "flushdns" commands on the cmd screen (tried 5-6 of those commands). I changed the DNS to Google's DNS. I restarted my computer several times. Uninstalled-reinstalled WiFi adapter, updated drivers on it. Used the windows Reset Network function (can't even remember where that is in the maze sometimes called "Windows 10"). I even tried limiting my connectivity to only 5Ghz in the Wifi Adapter's settings.
When nothing worked - I used a restoration point to send my Windows back in time to before the problem occurred. And it still does not work!
I am starting to feel like the Network Card may be corrupted, but don't want to buy a new laptop without knowing for sure what I'm dealing with here. Help Intel!
Edit: Added WLAN report , see attached.
Thank you David. I have now done the clean installation by following the instructions in the link you sent.
Hopeful (but skeptical) this will work!
Will update soon.
OK, it's still happening.
Only now, Running the troubleshooter doesn't proc a reset for the network card. It just suggests that the Ethernet cable may be unplugged :|
So I need to restart each time it happens. So the problem is worse now.