Issue: Qualcomm Atheros ar9485 Keeps Disconnecting

Is your Qualcomm Atheros ar9485 keeps disconnecting continuously? Then there might be a hardware issue or compatibility problem. Refer to the quick steps mentioned below to troubleshoot the Wi-Fi adapter issues on your Windows computer.

Solution 1: Restart the Wi-Fi connection

  • On your Windows computer, click the Wi-Fi icon at the system tray and turn on the Wi-Fi button.
  • Click the No internet connection icon on the right side of the taskbar.
  • Make sure that you have disabled the Airplane mode.
  • Check whether you have appropriately connected to the available Wi-Fi network.
  • If you have not connected yet, select your Wi-Fi network name and click the Connect button.
  • If you have already connected, click the Disconnect button and wait for a few seconds.
  • Click the Connect button again and check if you can connect to the Wi-Fi network without any issue Qualcomm Atheros ar9485 keeps disconnecting.

Solution 2: Run the network troubleshooter

  • On your Windows 10 computer, click the Windows icon available at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • From the pop-up menu, click the Settings icon to open Windows Settings.
  • Otherwise, press the Windows + I shortcut keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Network & Internet and select Status from the left-side panel.
  • Under Change your network settings, click the Network troubleshooter button.
  • Wait until the Network troubleshooter detects the adapter issue.
  • Select your desired option from the diagnosis report and follow the on-screen prompts to fix the issue.
  • After troubleshooting the network issue, restart your Windows computer and check if the problem has been resolved.

Qualcomm Atheros ar9485 keeps disconnecting

Solution 3: Change the Wireless adapter settings to its maximum performance

  • Open Windows Control Panel and click on Hardware and Sound.
  • Select the Power Options option followed by Edit Plan Settings.
  • Click the Change advanced power settings link followed by Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Expand Wi-Fi Adapter Settings and select the Power Saving Mode option.
  • Choose Maximum Performance for both the On battery and Plugged in options. 
  • The above methods will help you to avoid the issue Qualcomm Atheros ar9485 keeps disconnecting