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Wifi drops every 10 minutes

Q: Wifi drops every 10 minutes

So yeah, silly me Installed windows 10 anniversary update (i could have chose not to) and now i keep getting disconnecting from my wifi every 2-10 mins. It was working perfectly before it. And I tried everything, believe me. Rolling back to previous build (this had to work :/), turning off power saving mode on my network adapter, reinstalling it, downloading new drivers from Asus website, I've also tried winsock reset, dns flush, ip config release etc. Also turning off my firewall, disabling realtek ethernet adapter, antivirus haven't helped me at all. And yeah I can access my internet with ethernet cable and other devices are working without problems. I also tried an external wifi adapter and had the same problem.
Funny thing is I can still access ipv6 websites after it gets disconnected, it has something to do with DNS. (Yes I also tried putting Google DNS servers). The only thing that I haven't tried is installing wifi drivers that I have on my asus disk that came with loptop (will do it later today)
If you're interested here's my network adapter: mediatek mt7630e
Help will be appreciated, thank you in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Wifi drops every 10 minutes

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


My computer always gives me the warning sign that I have limited connection about every ten minutes. I then trouble shoot it with (what else) windows trouble shooter. It fixes it self saying "The default gateway is not available." With the "Fixed" sign to the right. Then 10 mins later its down again. This only happens when I am using the internet not when I'm editing a video or something.

A:Wifi problems connection drops to limited every 10 minutes

Is this on your home router/gateway, or on public hotspots.

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I am currently using a Thinkpad L440. For about a year and a half now, I have been having random Wifi drops on my laptop. The wifi will suddenly stop working and my browser will prompt me to run Windows Diagnostics. Windows Diagnostics will detect the problem and reset my wifi adapter which fixes the problem. Then the same problem occurs after some time. I tried updating all the drivers, as well as the BIOS. I also tried removing the wifi apapter driver through Device Manager and reinstalling but this did not solve the isse. In fact, the wifi seems slower after doing this. As a note, whenever I run a scan using LSC, under WIreless > Local Connection Test, I get a warning sign. This has been consistent for about as long as the problem has been occuring.  Model: L440BIOS: J4ET91WW(1.91)Wifi Adapter: 2x2 11bgn Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter Appreciate any advice.

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FPS falls constantly during games and when working with graphics, turning the work into hell.

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Hi, I am empoyed by a small PD, and we can't afford a dedicated IT staff. I have taken on the role of an IT guy, but have no real expertise in the field. We have a server, a Netgear FS750T, and about a dozen wired computers. Every computer loses the internet sporadically. This issue has been present for almost a year, and I have not been able to figure it out despite hours and hours of research. One network person I spoke to over the phone told me to buy a new network switch and see if it corrects it, as it would be cheaper to do that than to hire him. (scary) The FS750T is at least 10 years old or so, and has never been properly maintained.

We have a static DSL connection, and our ISP sent out a tech to look into the issue. I was not present when the tech came, but have been told that the technician reported the problem was not on their end, rather, it was on our end.

The internet drop offs are getting to be more and more frequent. It used to be around every 20 minutes or so, now it seems about every 5. All computers on the network are affected by the internet drop off.

The server is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, service pack 2. All of the PC's are running Microsoft Windows XP Pro (some Sp2, some sp3).

ipconfig/all on Server:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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A:Internet drops off every few minutes on all pcs

So, "Server" is acting as the Dhcp server and DNS server for your network, right? But, internet access is through another machine or router with IP Is that a router or computer? If a PC, please show its ipconfig /all.

What is and what is its role in your network?

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Hello all,
I hope anyone can help me with this problem since it starting to get really frustrating when playing games.
My internet started dropping at exactly 15 minute intervals since 3 days now. Most of today the intervals arn't at exactly 15 minutes anymore but sometimes with a half our interval and few times exactly 1 hour.
In the windows event viewer i see regular warning messages at the times the disconnects happen with the message:
Name resolution for the name "randomadreshere" timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Though this error does not show for every disconnect i am having.
What steps did i try:
1 Take the power of the modem and router for 30 secconds, plug modem back in wait til its fully booted. Then do the same for the router and lastly the pc.
2 Contact my ISP, they told me they looked at the modem and did not see downtime with the intervals i described and refused to help me any further. Told me to contact cisco because i use their router.
3 Did a firmware update on the router (this also put it back to standard settings, so thats 2 things in one go)
4 Then a friend told me to try and do this in cmd:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
Additional information:
Modemtype: unknown will need to look it up, standard from the ISP
Routertype: Cisco linksys e3000
Computer is running windows 7 64
I'm on a wired connection.
All the 'solutions' didnt do a thing and i have ra... Read more

A:Internet drops every 15 to 30 minutes :<

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pretty self explanatory... The problem started after i installed and uninstalled a proxy from my university for article access... A few details:

I use an HP pavilion dv6
My internet is DSL and the modem seems to be working fine... Tried a different modem and the problem persists
A wired connection doesnt make the problem go away
The other computers in my network have no problems
The problem is present if i use another network
The ISP says no problems on their end... They refuse to help... Brasil... Go figure
I removed all the remnants of the proxy... The university tech guys never heard about this
Removed all proxies
Tried flushing the DNS
Tried resetting the network
When i restart the computer the problem goes away for exactly 30 minutes
Tried different browsers: firefox originally, chrome, ie, opera... All have the same problem
Tried running malwarebits and combofix
Tried running comodo antivirus, and then uninstalled it... Problem persists
Tried changing the badProxyExpiresTime to 0 on the registry
The problem disapears if i start on safe mode with networking
I Suspect either malware or defective network card, but i know that i know very little, so i would appreciate some help

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I have a 100Mbps broadband connection through Shaw, using the Motorola SURFboard® SBG6782 modem. The problem is every hour or so, seemingly random, all computers in the network lose the ability to browse or start new connections for roughly 1 to 5 minutes. Any connections that are already active, such as downloads or streams, continue without interruption. While down I am able to ping all computers on the network, and the default gateway with no issues.

My first thought was the DNS, so I changed it in the router to Google's DNS ( ,, however the problem persists. I'm at a loss for what could be causing this other than perhaps the modem, but it is less than 2 weeks old so I wouldn't expect a hardware problem. I have factory reset it and it did not help. Shaw is equally confused, they tried re seating the connection and that too had no effect.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I recently signed with Comcast cable. I purchased a Linksys Advanced DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for Comcast Connector, F-type female 75 ohm Cable (DPC3008) because I was told it was designed to work on Comcast.

It does work, but several times during the day it will randomly go offline. The "online" light is off and I lose my internet connection (my VOIP telephone is dropped, too). Rebooting the modem does nothing, but if I do nothing, it will come back online in about 5 minutes. My Comcast TV service is not interrupted during these times. This will happen about 4 times a day (that I know of)

I've called Comcast and of course they can't find any problem. After an hour or "let me check, I'll be right back" they tell me if the light is on then the modem is getting the signal. I have the modem connected to an Asus Darknight wireless router. If I try to plug my laptop directly into the modem and by pass the router I'm unable to connect (the small yellow triangle in the taskbar says "no internet connection", yet, when I unplug the laptop, put the ethernet cable back into the wireless router, the signal goes out and the laptop connects. I've changed the cable in an effort to correct it, but it didn't work.

I don't know how to correct this. Any suggestions?

A:Modem drops off for 5 minutes

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Thanks in advance for any help you may offer.

I have a brand-new Acer M3800 Desktop, running Vista. 4gb RAM, and a Pentium Dual Core processor.
I have a wireless Linksys card in the computer. Attached to this card, I also have an outdoor Linksys antenna, versus the little rubber antenna that came attached to the card.

My neighbor at my office (literally 80 feet away) has DSL service inbound to his facility. I split the bill with him, and connect to his router and outdoor antenna wirelessly. He has the same set-up on his side on antennas. He has a DSL router hooked to his system, which allows me to connect to DSL.

From antenna to antenna, we are at 80 feet. I have a BLASTING signal from my computer to his. It can't go any higher. I can connect to his router and gain the Internet, but every few minutes I lose my Internet connection. It is very frustrating. Again, I have great wireless signal, so this isn't the issue. It must be some setting within my PC? His desktop on his side, hooked right into his DSL router, never loses Internet connectivity...only mine. What I do to correct the problem, is click on the two little blue computer icons in the lower right of my screen. I disconnect, reconnect, and still nothing. However, if I do this same sequence one more time, I always connect? I am good for about 5-minutes on Internet, then it drops me for some strange reason.

Any idea what could be wrong? PLEASE help if you can. By the way: the guy I connecting to his router?... Read more

A:Wireless Drops about every 5-minutes...

Our forum rules include the sentence:

Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

So, we need to see if and why your situation is an exception; maybe a link to the ISP's terms of service.

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I think I have had it. The firm that I work at has a small dial up network run on windows NT. The networking dial up monitor was configured so that the line is dropped after 5 minutes and automatically re-connected in 15 seconds. apparently this was done to avoid and open line and hackers getting. NOt sure why hackers would waste their time on a small company with no real vital information.

I tried going to change the settings on the internet options. none of those things are checked so it doesn't make a difference. I also went to the open the networking monitor and tried to configure the settings there but there is no option that will allow this. Can anyone plaese tell me what to do next??? Need a reply ASAP!!

Please help!!!

A:Dial up drops after 5 minutes

You need to go to the server, eg: the pc your connecting to the net through. Right click on IE icon on the desktop click properties/connection/settings/advanced. And you can change the connection times there. A word of warning though, you may need permission from the administrator and or a password to do this.

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Hi, I am hoping you can solve a problem we have at the moment. My son clicked on a pop up this morning from a flash games site and very soon after modem disconnected......got the modem connected again but will disconnect itself a short time after. Have spent many hours trying to find out the problem...did a system restore...have used ewido and trojan remover but with no success. Seems to disconnect more when moving from website to website.
Here is the computer specs:
MS Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400, 4.0GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT
Using Internet Explorer 8
Modem: Speedtouch ST536 v6

I have completed a Hijack this report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:10:18 PM, on 22/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Corel\Corel PhotoDownloader\Corel Photo Downloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\CorelIOMonitor.ex... Read more

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My internet connection goes down ten minutes after I start up, if I restart the computer I can reconnect for another ten or so minutes before the browser stops working, its the same with both Explorer and Firefox. I have scanned my computer with Ad-Aware and AVG anti-virus.
my hijack this log is below.
Any help would be appreciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:28:12 PM, on 11/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
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Is there software I can use to scan for whatever is doing this?

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I have the same if not similar problem, my internet works fine when i am using the WWW or downloading stuff, but If I open up a game say FEAR or Company of Heroes it disconnects me from the internet.

I made the firewall make an exception for CoH assuming it would help, but some online games like Counter strike or old HL1 games it stays on all the time.

Anyone able to assist us?

(also on a wirelesss network.)


A:wireless connection drops every few minutes here too

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. I've created a new thread for your issue here. Thanks for your cooperation.

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I am trying to fix Internet Explorer 6 in Windows Me, on restart I can surf to any page and download anything, but after rough 3-5 minutes the connection will be lost, this only applies to IE, I can still ping any website through the command prompt, access e-mail servers through Outlook Express, download updates for spybot and adaware, but when I try to use IE nothing happens, "Page can not be displayed"! I have ran online virus scanners, adaware and spybot, cwshredder, Winfix. I have even tryed to reinstall Windows ME (not a reformat install). The guy who owns the computer does not want it formatted if possible, so if anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Here is the Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:37:25 PM, on 1/27/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
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A:IE in Windows Me drops connections after a few minutes, HELP!!

Get The latest version of Adaware
You can download the free version here:

or here (alternate download location)

You need to be logged on as Adminstrator through the installation.
For ease in installation and operation, view the tutorial here http://www.spyware911.net/adaware.htm

Just download it to your desktop and then to install click on the file you just downloaded (aawsepersonal.exe). You will be guided through the installation. It is recommended to use the default setting of "Protect anyone who uses this computer".

On the main screen of Adaware please look for the *check for updates now* link, just above the start button in the bottom right corner or you can click on the Webupdate button that looks like a globe icon at the top. Press * connect* to let it check for any recent updates. If any are found, please let it download and install them.

Now, configure your settings. Click the gear icon at the top. These are the recommended settings:

AAW SE settings

General Button
Check (Green) all three.

Advanced Button
Logfile Detail Level:
All options under this should be checked (Green).

Tweak Button
Check (Green) the following:
Log Files
Include basic Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
Include additional Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
Please do not check (Green): Include Module list in logfile:

On your first scan, use the Full Scan (Perform full sy... Read more

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- After few minutes (1, 5 sometimes 30) of well functioning internet, sites stop loading.
- Wireless indicator icon in the tray shows as it's STILL CONNECTED and everything's fine.
- Can't even load in the browser.

- Reset adapter solves for a few minutes.
- Connect to a different network and go back to the original one solves for a few minutes.

- Other computers are connected to the same router and don't experience this problem.
- Haven't checked this computer with other routers.
- Network adapter drivers are updated to last.

- HP dv6 3310ej (specifications)
- Windows 7 x64
- Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n
- AVG 2012 antivirus
- 8GB RAM (added my own 4GB)
- TpLink router WR841N

A:Internet connection drops every few minutes

I would check the version number of your router and try to update the firmware. TP-Link Firmware Download

When you dont have access could you post your IPconfig /all use option 2.

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hey there, i found a couple threads that put me in the right direction, but they still havent fixed my problem. my wireless internet drops every few minutes, and it is really start to bug me.

i have DLink DI 524 router and a NETGEAR WG311T wireless network card.

they have worked together for so long... years, and just recently they have started to have issues with each other.

i have updated both windows and the netgear adapter. but the connection still seems to drop. i have no other wireless networks nearby, and the cordless phones we have, have been around for a long time while this wireless network was working perfectly fine. i did disable the SSID, but that didnt seem to help.

I am truely going into unknown territory with networking, so any help is appreciated!


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I have someone who brought me their Hp Pavilion 733, It keeps dropping the internet connection after about three to five minutes. can't reconnect unless I re-boot

He had a bunch of virus so he whipped the drive clean and did a recovery install of Win XP-Home from the D partition. I did a scan of the hard drive with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and found a Trojan in his documents & settings \Owner\ Install.exe. I removed the Trojan and re-scanned again and it found nothing. However the problem is still there, I re-installed the Realtek network driver but did not help.

I Installed a new nic card still the same problem, I installed Firefox thinking a browser problem but same thing after about five minutes all I get is page can't be displayed.

all other computers on my network work just fine and the patch cable is new.
I am wondering is it possable the viruses he had could have damaged the recovery files on his d:drive? it also just seems to move very slow the computer in general.

It has 512 Meg of ram and is a 2 Ghz AMD 2400 processer

I have not tried to reinstall the OS as of yet I wanted to get some other feedback first.



A:Help internet connection drops after five minutes

I think you're on the right track looking at an OS reinstall - sounds like it needs it

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I'm clueless about the hardware side of things, so I was hoping some of you folks could shed some light on my problem.

The title is slightly misleading, because what happens is at 4 O'clock every day the 'ADSL' light on my Zoom X5 router will flash quickly for around 7 seconds. While this happens I cannot access the internet. This will then continue for the rest of the day every 5 minutes. The issue is worse when I try to game or download things, if I am not using my computer it takes ages for the light to begin flashing. I cannot understand how it only happens at 4 O'clock every day. About a month ago it would D/C at 6 O'clock instead and last year it wouldn't work at all. I have had all kind of line tests and tech guys out to my home and none seem able to fix this, all telling me there is nothing wrong.

I have tried pretty much every fix on the first page of google search and some additional ones with no luck..

A:Router drops connection every 5 minutes

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i am having a lot of issues with my wireless connection being dropped...we're talking every few minutes now...i am working with my service provider...but man...it is taking a long time...they've done all types of trouble shooting..changing channels on my router...lowering my security key...lastly...they were blaming my cordless phone..well that's been resolved as well...it's not the issue (we unplugged it) signal still dropped...
nothing changed around here either...that would affect...as they suggested...ie to far from router.., router near other equipment..other computer being used (it just collects dust) .etc....r we missing something...the last thing they are trying is ..sending me a modem...they say i shouldn't be on a router cause i am "light speed" ... is this going to fix my issue you think.....? just seems weird that it was fine before (had it for almost two yrs, both router and laptop...issue only began about 2 months ago...first slowly...then more frequently...and now i can expect it every few minutes....sorry..just don't have faith in my service provider anymore...tech support really bites..seems they all contradict one another..and (no offense to anyone) but hardly speak any english ...and i have the worse time with accents....frustrating...dread calling there!!
signal dropped in just the time i typed this letter...it will go from 54Mbps to 36 to 24 then poof...or...it will show that speed is fine..connection established..... Read more

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Heya guys,

Since I've had a good experience with you guys helping me, I thought I'd run an issue by you which I've had forever now..

When I play certain games, I get massive FPS drops during playing. Games with which I'm having this problem currently (and thus, for certain) are Fallout 3, League of Legends, and Left 4 Dead 2

I've tried updating various drivers, killing processen in my task manager, disabling the windows page file, running programs like gamebooster and advanced system care, etc.. etc..

The weird thing is.. after a system reboot, it seems i get a few minutes (5 or so) of normal gaming.. no fps drops or anything.. but after about 5 minutes, they keep happening all the time.. about 20 seconds every minute or so.. even closing the game and restarting doesn't help anything, only a total system reboot seems to give me a little window of normal gameplay..

I've had this problem immediately after a fresh windows install a while ago.. after that, I haven't used this computer for a while because I was in the hospital for about a year for health problems, but now that I'm back the same problems are still there..

The FPS drops also appear to be totally random, and not while something in the game actually (appears) to be happening.. While just standing around in L4D2 and there's not even zombies coming at us.. I get massive fps drops for about 10-20 seconds every minute, making virtually every game unplayable..

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A:FPS drops after a few minutes of playing most games

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Hi everybody,

I'm about at my wits end with my Internet connection dropping, and I would really appreciate some help. There is an absolutely crushing feeling when BlackBoard drops the essay that you weren't allowed to copy and paste because the router is down again.

Technology in the loop:
Actiontec C1000 on Centurylink DSL 12 down/5 up
Macbook over Wifi running 10.9.5
Windows 7 Desktop over Wifi
iPad on iOS 8.1

Both computers connections drop intermittently but not completely in time with each other (i.e. one will lose connection shortly before the other). Sometimes turning wifi on and off with the device helps temporarily and sometimes a router restart is required.

I have a bunch of other tech issues, but this one seems pretty isolated. I'm not sure what other information you guys might need to help me diagnose and fix this, but I'm more than happy to provide more info. Thanks!

A:Router drops connection every few minutes

does the ipad also drop the connection ?

As it drops every few minutes

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

On the
Windows 7 Desktop over WifiClick to expand...

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Xirrus-Wi-Fi... Read more

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Dear Tech Support Guy Crew,

I live in a shared flat with 5 flatmates. We share one router which connects to internet via ADSL. We use different systems (Windows 7 & Vista, MacOS X 10.6.4) on different computers (Acer, HP, Vaio, MacBook). Until last week our internet connection worked perfectly fine (if you could call "perfectly fine" having to restart router every couple of days). Well - since a week ago our internet connection keeps dropping off every couple of minutes. To get the internet back we have to either reboot router or prompt it to reconnect to the internet. After re-establishing connection, the download/upload speed is relatively high and then gradually drops down to unbearable 4 Kb/s in a couple of minutes, often dropping off completely. Oh - and it happens regardless of how we connect between computers and the router (cable/wireless). It happens more often during the day then during the night. It happens regardless of number, makes and OSes of computers connected. It just happens.

I haven't had any troubles connecting to the router itself, neither using cable nor wirelessly.

So far we've tried:
- rebooting router
- swapping all cables for new ones
- moving router around the flat
- updating all systems and uploading brand new firmware to the router

I've called up tech guys from Virgin Media UK (our ISP) and they've checked that the internet connection in our area works "perfectly fine". They suggested removing exte... Read more

A:Internet connection drops off every couple of minutes!

Well, did you reset to factory defaults after installing the firmware? Other than that, I can't think of anything else you can do. If it still does it, I suspect the router is dying.

You might try directing a fan on it to see if it's a heat issue. I'm guessing you need a new modem/router.

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I am on a wireless and today I could only get around 50k on utorrent. i usually downlaod with no problems and can run other things while i have it on. but i managed to get it up to around 60-100 by port mapping and plugging computer to router(in that state it could get far over 500) but after all i did i can download at around 400KB for a few minutes after a computer restart but then it drops back down.Welcome to the ?Torrent Port Checker.A test will be performed on your computer to check if the specified port is opened.Checking port 32459 on! Port 32459 is open and accepting connections.You will be able to receive incoming BitTorrent connections. Any ideas or tips on how to solve this. i do have a suspect but dont really know anything for sure.O23 - Service: WMI Performance Adapter (WmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS.1\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe (file missing)Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:59:56, on 24.8.2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS.1\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\... Read more

A:Utorrent Download Drops From 400k To 100 In Minutes

A new hijack this log. i am still running at no speed. with uploads that should be at 120 running at 14kband downloads that should be around 750 max running at never more than a 100K.Please help me out if you spot something suspicious in the log.StartupList report, 27.8.2006, 18:13:23StartupList version: 1.52.2Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Bragi\Desktop\HijackThis.EXEDetected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)* Using default options* Including empty and uninteresting sections* Showing rarely important sections==================================================Running processes:C:\WINDOWS.1\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\philips\Philips 54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter Utility\PRISMSVR.EXEC:\WINDOWS.1\Mixer.exeC:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\MMTray.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\MMTray2k.exeC:\WINDOWS.1\system32\MMTrayLSI.exeC:\Program Files\Common File... Read more

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I can connect to the internet and browse but after anywhere from a minute to ten minutes my connection speed drops or i get disconnected all together. I only have this problem at school in my dorm.
It works fine on my wifi at home and in other buildings on campus. I know nothing is wrong with my dorm building because my roommate who also uses windows 7 has no problems connecting and staying connected.
I have talked to the I T dept. at school and they didnt help much at all. I have run a Malwarebytes full scan and it didnt find anything. I have disabled McAfee and the problem still persists. I have also changed all settings on my wifi card to the most aggressive possible and disabled all power saving options.
When i run a diagnostic on my connection while im having problems i generally get one of two errors.
"the connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the internet is broken" or
"the default gateway is not available"
If i get the second error it says its been fixed and my connection will speed up again for about another 5 minutes and then the cycle repeats.

If anyone has any ideas on what it could be please let me know because im pretty good with computers and this has me completely stumped

A:connection speed drops after minutes connected

Hi there,

We can have a look at your signal strength. Please download, install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

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Not sure if it's the right place to post. Anyways, I reupgraded to windows 10 lately and when I downloaded CSGO, I noticed that my fps drastically drops after 3-7 minutes of playing. Alt tabbing out and back in fixes it, but it happens again after 3-7 minutes. I don't really have any other games installed right now, so I can't check whether it's in all games or CSGO only. It does seem like it's in all games tho. What could be the problem? Temperatures are normal.

A:FPS drops by 20-30 frames after 5 minutes of playing, alt tab fixes it


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Hello, I have a new windows 8 laptop and every couple of minutes the internet connection goes to "limited" and if I simply disconnect and reconnect from the network it starts working again, but then disconnects again in about 5-10 minutes. This is extremely annoying and none of our Windows 7 computers do this. Some days it is worse than others. Can someone help me? Thanks.

A:Internet connection drops every couple of minutes

Anyone care to help me? Windows 8 is a piece of shit

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Hey guys!

So over the course of a month, I've had this problem with my internet connection. At certain times of the day, it would just cut off. Normally, from the moment I would turn on my computer to the moment the internet cuts off, it would be about a straight 4 hours that the internet is on. The thing is, this isn't a router problem since everyone else in the home with windows 7/8 is not experiencing this.

I've dug into this to find out that my Wireless Connection Lease would expire at certain times of the day, cutting of my internet. It shows the time it would cut off when I go to "Connect to a Wireless Network", right click my Wifi Name, click on Status and click on Details. Right now as I post this, this is what it's showing:

It would also say for my IPv6 Connectivity "No Internet Access" and for my IPv4 Connectivity "Internet" whenever my internet cuts off.

It would normally be 4 hours, but now it's going to 30 minutes. Instead of 1 hour like it's showing there, it cuts off at 30 minutes. When it cuts off, it says "No Network Access" and gives me a yellow triangle with an "!" next to the Internet Symbol on my taskbar. And it's weird, I've tried going to Adapter Settings and disabling the Wifi Card and enabling it but it always gets stuck on "Enabling" which makes me have to restart my computer in order to keep getting internet.

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A:Internet Connection drops every 30 exact minutes

Is your connection only a wireless one or ethernet? If its wireless, i would check to make sure the wireless adapter settings in the control panel are ok. On the other side of things; you could try doing a ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew at a elevated command prompt and see if that might resolve the issue you are having. Also, can you go into event viewer and copy and post and logs that have any possible related errors; then we can go from there.

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Hello Tech Support Guy Forum!
This is my first post, so i am very sorry if i make any mistakes.
Straight to the point: I have about 2 year old computer, that as far as i remember used to run pretty smoothly. I can't tell the exact date when it started, but right now it is very obvious, since it happens every time when i try to play any game. For example: I turn on CS:GO and in first few minutes - FPS: 300, then after some time it drops to around 100 FPS. I have latest drivers, my GPU temps and usages are all good when gaming, i clean my computer every day and i have ran multiple virus scanning programs.
System Specs:
GPU: Asus GTX 560 Ti 4GB
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Screen Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz

Looking for help

A:Solved: Frame drops in any game after ~10 minutes

Hi and welcome to TSG.

You have missed one of the most important parts for a gaming machine ... the power supply. What is the exact make, model and wattage of yours?

What is the make, model and revision of the motherboard?

Is this a prebuilt system like a HP, Dell, Acer etc or a self / custom build? If it's prebuilt what is the make and model and has any hardware been changed or upgraded?

You say the temps are OK, but what exactly are they? What software are you using to check them? I ask as it is quite common for people to say their temps etc are OK when infact they are not Not saying this is the case for you but always good to check.

What operating system are you using and is it 32 or 64 bit?

What do you mean by you 'clean your computer every day'? Do you mean physically cleaning it inside and out or do you mean software clean up programs?

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Not sure if it's the right place to post. Anyways, I reupgraded to windows 10 lately and when I downloaded CSGO, I noticed that my fps drastically drops after 3-7 minutes of playing. Alt tabbing out and back in fixes it, but it happens again after 3-7 minutes. I don't really have any other games installed right now, so I can't check whether it's in all games or CSGO only. It does seem like it's in all games tho. What could be the problem? Temperatures are normal.

A:FPS drops by 20-30 frames after 5 minutes of playing, alt tab fixes it


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I have a Win XP Toshiba laptop with built in 802.11b wireless networking. I am using a Linksys WAP 11 Access point connected to my Linksys Router to browse the net from my laptop. I let Windows manage my wireless connection. When connected the wireless signal is almost always 'excellent' at full strength, 11.0 Mbps, anywhere in my house. But the connection inexplicably drops after every 2 or 3 minutes like clockwork, with the 'wireless connection unavailable' bubble popping up. When I 'refresh' the connection it connects exactly on the 3rd refresh attempt, consistently. This happens even when I'm right next to the WAP, so obviously its not a signal loss problem. Since this is so predictable I'm wondering what could be causing the connection drop? If I don't refresh the connection it takes varying times to reconnect, mostly over 15-20 minutes, sometimes not at all. I use WEP and have disabled SSID broadcasting. I don't have any 2.4 GHz devices at home, and this problem is present at all times of the day and night.



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I have a desktop running Windows 7 on an ASUS motherboard and I have to use a USB wireless adapter for internet; the adapter is a Cisco Linksys model AE2500. I can connect to a network fine but approximately every 20 minutes I lose internet access without being dropped from the network completely. To fix it I have to right click the network icon in the taskbar and choose 'Troubleshoot problems.' This fixes it pretty much every time saying that what was fixed was the 'The default gateway was not available'. I play online games so having a connection that keeps dropping out is going to be really inconvenient.
This has happened with this computer in 2 different houses; with 2 different modem routers; and using 2 different wireless adapters so I'm thinking this has to be something with the actual computer. In my first house I was able to use a wired connection to overrun this problem and it worked fine, but that is not an option at my new location. I saw forum posts about changing the power settings to prevent USB connections from being dropped to save power and I disabled these options but I am still experimenting this problem. The modem/router I am currently using is a Cisco Linksys E1500.
If anyone has additional recommendations for things to change that would be great; if there is additional information needed about my computer/adapter/modem let me know.
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A:Wireless Internet Connection for Desktop Drops every 20 minutes

Have you tried using a Ethernet cable to determine if this is the router or wifi connection?
Have you tried reinstalling the wifi adapter drivers?

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I've got a problem with the Wireless network on only 1 of my PCs. The problem is that my computer drops the wireless connection after a few minutes. I can't repair the connection other than performing a reboot. I've searched the Internet already, but non of these resolve my problem.

Here's what I've done already
- Updated the drivers and utilities
- Updated Windows XP Pro (all updates until now)
- Disabled all security settings on the Wireless Network (basically allowing every one to connect to it)
- Repair function hangs on disabling the NIC
- Manually disabling the NIC and enabling, gives me the message "connect failed" and the NIC stays disabled.
- Changed the channel
- ipconfig /release and /renew is unsuccessfully

The Wireless network card is an ASUS WL-138g.
The computer is runnen Windows XP Pro SP2
Security on Wireless network is WPA-PSK.

Strangely enough, when I lose the connection I still am able to ping the NICs IP address, but I'm unable to ping another workstation or the gateway for that matter. From other workstations I'm also unable to ping the computer.

This only happened when I reinstalled Windows. I was able to download all Windows Updates (>100MB) without any problem.. and no, these updates weren't downloaded within those 10 minutes.

I can still scan and see all the available networks, but I'm unable to connect to any of them (some are unsecured), including my own network.

A:Solved: Wireless connection only repaired by reboot and drops after 10 minutes again

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So I've very recently gone wireless. I picked up a D-Link 524 router and a Linksys WPC54GS wireless card for my Dell C-600 Latitude laptop on account of having limited cash and finding those to be seemingly the best bang for buck. I'm in a basement apartment, shared with a person using the same router and whatever pack-in wireless card comes with the new Dell laptops. I'm running XP, and when the wireless connection works, it works wonderfully. I can get a fine connection pretty much anywhere in the apartment as long as I keep some approximation of a line-of-sight. The problem is that I keep dropping off the connection just about every 7 minutes. Instant Messenger keeps me cued into this.

screenname signed on at 6:37:28 PM.
screenname signed on at 6:44:31 PM.
screenname signed on at 6:51:32 PM.
screenname signed on at 6:58:32 PM.
screenname signed on at 7:03:54 PM.

It's not a huge problem for regular browsing, but it makes chatty conversations miss beats, and is generally inconvenient. My roommate gets logged off fairly frequently too, but I haven't checked to see if it's the exact interval.

So what's going on here? Is my solution as simple as needing to match companies--D-Link and D-Link, or Linksys and Linksys--or is there a sneaky solution? Many thanks.

A:D-Link router, Linksys wireless card - drops every 7 minutes...

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Hi,I am Lenovo yoga 710 14" owner with artheros QCA614xA wireless cwrd. I am struggling with WiFi dropping. It drops randomly. I can notice that when I play games or watch TV online . It stops working for about 1 minute and then restarts and it's ok . Already updated driver  to the latest version . This is very annoying. Can You guys help me ? 

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I recently upgraded the machine with an SSD, fan, Middleton BIOS and clean Win10. The machine has no problem connecting to the network and internet with Ethernet. However, unplug and use WiFi, the machine will lose connection frequently and intermittently with both rendering the use of WiFi impractical. Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN is installed and no longer supported. The machine reports no problem with the it. Intel's website says the following: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software and Drivers for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965    Date: 17-Aug-2017 Version: Latest (Latest) OS: Windows 7, 32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows Vista 32*, 3 more Windows 10 appears to not be supported? Any suggestions? Mark

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This is a very weird problem. Starting from three days ago my laptop's wifi capabilities dropped suddenly. I hadn't dropped it or installed anything that could have caused it. I could get no WiFi unless I was in the same room as the router. Meanwhile my phone could get WiFi same as before all around the house.

I tried a system restore, updating everything and things like that. Today I noticed that the WiFi icon would show two bars just as the lid is opened but quickly changes to no signal. I figured out that if I angle the lid below 45 degrees and just before the display turns off, I get great signal strength just as I used to!

Now it is very inconvenient to use the laptop like that which is why I am typing this from my phone. Can you guys help me please I really needed to fill out lots of forms from that machine. Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,

Got a bit of a weird issue here. I've owned my WAG54GX2 for about... 2 years maybe, and I've got no complaints all round. My usage hasnt changed nor any settings within this period.

However... Over the last week, for some reason the WiFi Connection gets destroyed. I've only seen it once at the point where the Wifi Light goes out (something i've never seen before) - but generally the 2 WiFi conencted PC's fail to keep the connection, they drop out, and fail to get an IP, and when they do manage to get 'on' the connection is terrible. In the mean time, I run wired on 2 boxes that have no noticeable issues at all. Its like the WiFi just gets totally jammed up.

I've tried my hardest to establish what has changed, what is new, whats different at night, and theres just nothing.

Turning off the router and back on seems to have no effect either.

I've attached some logs, I dont know what 99% of it means. But thought maybe someone here could shed some info by translating them.

the Anisdktool seems to be started a lot? normal?

and wns msg tcvd: no idea what thats all about?

ring full looks a bit "** alerting***" but no idea what this is telling me either.

This is super frustrating any insight would be great.

A:Wifi Drops at the end of a day

Does it happen more or less at the same tim every night?
What type of security do you have on it?

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I recently purchased a LG Optimus P500h with Android 2.2. I have a problem with its wifi. At home I have Dlink router DIR-825. My laptop and desktop are working good on this network. But this phone keeps dropping the connection, and starts scaning again and again for no reason. The phone can see the wifi, and is able to connect to it, but drops it after a few seconds. In order to pinpoint the problem, I tried connecting my phone to the public library's wifi, and it worked.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Hey All, new to the forum, thanks for the replies in advance, and I'm sorry if I'm not explaining it in the correct terms.

My issue seems to be with my computer. Often, when I am connected to my WiFi router, my internet service, and subsequent connection to the network, drops inexplicably. My computer will claim it is no longer connected. When I attempt to reconnect, the computer claims it cannot. The troubleshooter also cannot find an issue. All the while, other devices and computers on the network will be perfectly connected without interruption. The only way to fix this is to actually go to the router, reset it, and wait. This can happen within 5 minute of being reset, 20 minute, an hour, or sometimes, days go by without it being an issue. No rhyme. No reason. (That I can find)

Other times, my network, will just...slow down. I'll see the connection drop from full signal to 4 bars. If I catch it then, I can run the troubleshooter and everything will be restored (although the message the computer returns is that there was no problem found). Either this, or if I turn off my wifi, then turn it back on, reconnect to my network, boom, speed restored!

This is driving me insane. I can't seem to fix it. Any help is appreciated, as I am quite tired of having to march across the room 3-6 times every day to reset this. Thanks!

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Hey guys in the last day or so, my Technicolor TG587n v3 modem's wifi disconnects and then restarts whenever I reboot my galaxy S4, wired internet stays connected but wifi turns off, any ideas?

A:Modem drops wifi

Okay. Who is your ISP. There has been known issues for that model. That is why most go with their own equipment for Internet. Too many issues with the all-in-one gateways.

You could just turn off the onboard wifi, and use a Wireless Access Point instead. I use the Engenius ECB-350 for my network. Never have had any issues with it. I can pick it up to 75' from my house.

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My WIFI will just randomly drop, and has that yellow triangle. The internet will be slow, or sometimes no internet at all. It just randomly drops there is no specific times it turns off. I have tried a bunch of ways to fix it, and no luck. I have downgraded drivers and nothing works. I have updated drivers and nothing works. I did hear something about the Windows 10 update that messed up the internet, but I've had it updated and nothing is working. I appreciate the help. Thank you.

A:WIFI Randomly drops.

Hello davevidduong,   Welcome to Forum!! Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity. First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here:Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "net... Read more

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My wifi driver disappears from my HP Envy laptop. The driver is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adaptor. Prior to and after upgrading the operating system to Windws 10, the computer would not display the Qualcommm upon startup. Rather, the computer would not detect any wifi capaility and any troubleshooting information provided was to plug in a cable for internet. Searching for the Qualcomm doesn't help. For the last 4 startups the Qualcom has not reappeared. We ethen removed the Windows 10 operating system and reverted back to Windows 8.1, Th e qualcomm and wifi appeared briefly, but the computer froze and now, following 4 start-ups it does not reappear. In rder to post this question, I've had t plug the computer in. Please advise. 

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I Have had this problem since upgrading to windows 7 /64

When i type using keyboard for whatever reason the internet wifi drops. I am using a TP link unit. It is more apparent when i am typing emails in windows live mail.

Is this a problem that anyone has experienced. I have switched from wireless keyboard to wired. What actually happens is even offline the keyboard itself drops out, i start receiving a note/tone each time i press the keyboard buttons when it has dropped out. When online if the keyboard drops out the wireless drops with it.

I have to kick in the keyboard again by using the mouse to click the screen. The mouse also drops out when scrolling using the
wheel. again i have to click the screen to reinstate

It has dropped six times typing this note.


A:wifi drops when i use keyboard

I have switched from wireless keyboard to wired.Click to expand...

I assume there is a little USB connected radio ("dongle") that communicates with the wireless keyboard. When you switched keyboards did you also disconnect the "dongle"?

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Every day or so, my wifi connection will no longer have internet access.  I have 2 HP Pavilion's and 1 Lenovo.  This is the only one that has this issue.  I've had the hard drive replaced and everything reinstalled for other reasons, but the issue with internet connectivity is still there.  If I hover over the WiFi icon in the lower right coner, it tells me right now the NETGEAR router I'm connected to and says Internet access below it.  When I've dropped internet access, the icon will have a yellow mark on it and hovering shows my NETGEAR router but it says no internet access. All I have to do is disconnect from my router and reconnect and I'll have internet access again, but that gets irritating. Could this be a hardware issue on my laptop and how do I determine that?  I'm still under warranty for another 2 months.

A:WiFi drops internet connection

You Can read the entry ghost WiFi I have dpne an optimization with Avast optimizer but I can't be sure if was the solution.

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So hello!

When I'm next to the room where the router is, the WiFi connection sometimes just drops. I'd say that I can surf something like 2-3 minutes and then all of sudden the WiFi connection drops, and the WiFi tray icon says that I have a limited connection. Though the signal quality is 4, and sometimes even 5 (which is maximum). And then it takes like 15-20 seconds to get everything back to normal again. But then again.. when I was in the same room as my router, actually on the same desk as the router, I didn't have any problems with WiFi dropping - I think I'll test later tonight again, if there's really a difference if I sit basically next to the router and then when I go to the other room, the connection starts dropping every once in a while (and remember, I still have an excellent signal quality). And I'll add just in case that I haven't had any problems with wired connection. And in our household we've got one laptop more, and this one hasn't had any problems with WiFi dropping. So.. it must be something with my laptop.. I guess.

I'm sure you need some more details as well, so there you go:

- WiFi network card: Atheros Communications AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter

According to device manager:
Driver date: 3.10.2011
Driver version:

- Second network card (for wired connection, I guess): Attansic (Now owned by Atheros) AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet

According to device manager:
Driver date: 16.01.2012
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A:Laptop wifi occasionaly drops

You could always disable or reinstall your antivirus if you speculate that its causing such problem. What router and laptop model do you use? Have you tried changing channel for the router?

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