I have Windows 8.1 OS on an HP Envy 4500 laptop, with an Intel Centrino Wireless Adapter N-2230. Since moving to KY last summer the wireless adapter frequently disconnects me from the internet. The "diagnose this connection" almost always fixes it temporarily, and states that it has made changes to the adapter..
My ISP is Time/Warner/Spectrum. Their first suggestion was to "update the driver software" in Device Manager, which I did. However, the problem came back. The next suggestion, which I found on a couple of tech sites, was to uninstall the Adapter and re-install, which I did. The problem still occurred. My most recent attempt was to move the laptop closer to the modem, which seems to have slowed down the disconnect rate somewhat, to about every 3 days.
This problem never occurred before last summer, when I had an older modem but the same ISP, and lived in OH. Spectrum replaced my modem when I moved.
Is there anything I can do to fix this permanently, other than moving the computer next to the modem and hard-wiring it with an ethernet cable?