How can I fix my WiFi issues in Windows 8?

Episode 953 (1:50:36)

Daniel from Hemit, Ca
Dell Latitude

Daniel has a Dell Windows 8 laptop and it won't hold a WiFi connection. Leo says there may be a hardware issue. Of course, Daniel talked to Dell and they want to charge him $250 to fix it even though he has an extended warranty!

Leo also says that WiFi issues are hard to diagnose and Windows 8 has trouble with 802.11n. So Leo says he could try 802.11G and see if that works. He can change it in the WiFi settings. Dan may also need to go into the router settings as well.

Leo also suggests trying a different frequency, but if it's a problem everywhere Dan goes, then Leo suggests uninstalling the Dell WiFi manager and use the built in Windows manager.