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  • Right-click on "My Computer" and select "Properties"
  • Select "Hardware" and click on "Device Manager"
  • Find your wireless card under "Network adapters" and double-click it.
  • Verify that there aren't any auto power management settings enabled that might be shutting your card down prematurely
  • If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
    Thanks, Joe

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