Wi-Fi power settings that can affect the speed of your online games are used by default in Windows. This setting can be found in the Properties of your specific network adapter and causes Windows to turn off your Wi-Fi adapter to save power. To turn off these Wi-Fi settings, you must:
- Type “Device Manager” in the Windows search bar.
- Go to “Network adapters” and expand the section.
- Right-click on the name of your network adapter.
- Click Properties.
- Click Power Management.
- Uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save Power.”
- Click OK to save the settings.
Although this setup is supposed to turn off your network adapter while your computer is running, some Windows users have reported that the regular crashes stop after turning it off. Why does this happen? There may be some events affecting your router that cause Windows to mistakenly believe that your computer is idle, which can cause connection interruptions in games. If you are having trouble finding out what your Wi-Fi network adapter is called, go to Control Panel, All Control Panel Items, then Network Connections. Your Wi-Fi adapter will be active with green bars.