I can honestly say I am sick and tired of trying to get this adapter working properly.
I bought a HP Laptop 14s-dq0xxx in May 2020. It's primarily used for browsing and doing a little spreadsheet work. It's always had a few issues with the wifi adapter but it's got worse in the past month or so.
Device details are:
HP Laptop 14s-dq0xxx Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 5405U @ 2.30GHz 2.30 GHz Installed RAM 4.00 GB (3.82 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 Installed on 12/03/2021 OS build 19042.1237 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0
Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Adapter Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp Driver Date: 23/08/2021 Driver Version: 2023.0.10.133 Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
Until a couple of months ago I'd lose the wifi connection when I woke the PC after it hadn't been used for a few hours. Now, it happens while I'm actually browsing. If I'm lucky I can go into Device Manager and disable/enable the adapter and wifi will reconnect. Most of the time though, I have to restart the PC.
As far as I can tell, I'm on the most current driver so my questions are
are HP and/or Realtek just incompetent when it comes to building a device with this piece of junk in it? and
is there an alternative adapter that I could replace it with?