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The curious case of the not connecting WiFi adapter to a public hotspot in Windows 10

So I had this issue previously, with another Dell laptop and a Killer WiFi adapter, and I didn’t take the effort to create this blog (sometimes I write a blog, just to remember a specific issue in a couple years from now) a while ago. Unfortunately, I completely forget the solution (it kicked in after an hour or so)…

The issue

You cannot connect to a public hotspot, well you can connect but the redirection page takes ages to load, you get some information displayed on the page. But you are stuck in the process of paying or accepting the legal notice before using the Internet.

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Windows 10: after sleep or hibernation no Wifi connection possible and AP list is empty

I have a Dell Precision laptop with a Killer Wifi network module installed in it. But since I have received the laptop I have issues after starting up the laptop out of Hibernation or Sleeping state. I suspect it has something to do with the combination driver of the Wifi device, Windows 10 and even BitLocker. One of the most annoying issues when starting up the laptop is the fact that the laptop will not reconnect to the known Wifi Access Points, the list of Wifi networks is empty.

No network connection whatsoever, Network Troubleshooting doesn’t find any issues and the only remedy is restarting the laptop…

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Windows 10 Creators Update causes CHKDSK every startup

Since installing the Windows 10 Creators Update my computer has been asking to do a CHKDSK at every boot up. Although even letting it complete the countdown it never actually starts doing the check.
Instead it starts another countdown which results the same, it cancels ar
ound 3/5 seconds and continues to boot to Windows 10.

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