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Q: Vista drops the wifi connection.

Hope someone can help with this!

I've recently got a new modem/router hub and when I try to connect to it wirelessly, it'll connect, but then my computer will drop the connection and won't get it back until I restart. I'm certain it's a computer problem and not a router or modem problem since my mother's netbook can connect and stay connected for hours. The router is in my living room and it doesn't matter where my computer is, whether it's in the living room too, or in my own room, the connection will still drop. When I open up "Connect to a network" in Vista, there are absolutely no networks in the list, even though I know there are plenty in my apartment block. The wifi switch is on, and the list only refreshes when I restart. The connection can drop at any time, whether it's 5 seconds after I've connected, or 30 minutes, but it does it a lot and it's becoming infuriating. I hope someone can help with this because it's driving me nuts already!

Any advice will be very much appreciated and if there's any specs that need to be supplied, I can definitely do that.

Thanks in advance!

Nikki.

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A: Vista drops the wifi connection.

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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

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Alright, I moved to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a few weeks ago, and everything's been working fine, until this past week. Every now and then, my wireless card will start having hiccups, dropping all connections, losing its connection to the access point, and then reconnecting, all within 30 seconds. Everything will then be fine for about five minutes, then it'll repeat. It starts doing this randomly, and stops doing it randomly. I have only had it happen at home, however, I'm hesitant to pin it on any of my network equipment, as I have several laptops and desktops that all are working fine whenever this occurs, and are connected via WiFi and Ethernet to my router. Sometimes rebooting stops this, sometimes it doesn't. If I shut off the computer for six hours, it stops. Rebooting the DSL modem and the access point doesn't help, as the symptoms continue afterward. In my Event Log is under Windows Logs>System, the first event in the series is always this series: 1) The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service was successfully sent a stop control.  The reason specified was: 0x40030011 [Operating System: Network Connectivity (Planned)]  Comment: None Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          12/22/2009 8:49:44 PM Event ID:      7042 Task Category: None Level:         Informati... Read more

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Have several Chromebook 14 G4 that drop their WiFi connection and then will not find any wireless networks until after a restart.  This happens often when waking from sleep and the Chromebook will not reconnect as scanning for wireless networks comes up with nothing until the device is restarted   Turning the WiFi off and back on again does not resolve the problem.    Version 50.0.2661.103 (64-bit)Platform 7978.74.0 (Official Build) stable-channel kipFirmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25

A:Chromebook 14 G4 drops WiFi connection

#HPExpertDayI guess you may have to run a power wash. Also check for new updates.

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Hey,Ever since I've had my laptop (6 months) I've had this persistent problem with wifi connectivity. I rarely use my laptop but more recently have come into need of it, so it is getting increasingly frustrating. What happens is, every two minutes the wifi drops. I have to drop into network settings and disable the dual processor I think it is (AC 165)?? Anyway, I was hoping I can be given some guidance as I am on the verge of returning and getting money back for a faulty product. Seems this is a common problem and not sure if I ever trust myself to go with HP again.

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the wifi range in my laptop is very very less.. it does not connect to the wifi network even when router is at a distaance of 2 feet... but when they are side by side it gets connected showing low signal strenght... i tried updating bios.. updating drivers.. formatting.. also but the problem still remains... currently i am using winsows 10 pro...

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I have a K450e with a 1x1 11bgn wireless adapter (Broadcom?) that drops and takes up t one hour to reconnect.The started after Microsoft pushed out the Windows upgrade mid august.I can'r find any new drivers. Anyone have a solusion? I posted a request ti the Swedish sopport aug 17 but haven't heard from them.

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greetings!

i have found a few threads here that describe problems similar to mine, but nothing exactly. i've also used those threads to do a bit of troubleshooting, but nothing has worked.

i connect to wifi on my computer, it works fine, no problem. my tv is connected to my pc via hdmi. i get video and audio fine on my tv when i'm using it through my pc. the problem is when my tv gets power, the wifi on my pc drops, and it stops recognizing all of the wireless networks in the area that are normally on the list. it still will see my network, as it is set to automatically connect to it, but when i try to connect while the tv has power, it will not. it's not just when the tv gets turned on, but when it actually gets power, when it gets plugged in to the wall socket. when i unplug the tv, all of the wireless networks pop back up on my list, and i can connect to mine with no problems.

i'll also note that when my tv has power, and i have no wifi on my pc, i still do have wifi on my phone. the router is about 10 feet from me, in another room.

my network adapter is a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter and i'm running windows 8.1. tv is a toshiba, not a smart tv.

uninstalled and installed newest drivers for the network adapter. it's set to not turn off the adapter to save power and it's set to high performance. i've run the troubleshooters both when the tv has no power/pc has wifi, and when the tv has power/pc has no wifi. it always says there is nothing wrong wit... Read more

A:PC drops wifi connection when TV gets power (hdmi)

Welcome to the forum!

Your post is a bit confusing. You talk about HDMI and WiFi which have nothing to do with each other. Plugging in HDMI to the TV should have no affect on your WiFI unless you have a computer hardware problem.

Also no mention of router make/model. Computer make/model would be nice too.

Going by what you describe with the TV it sounds like your computer's HDMI port is messed up. Have you tried different HDMI cable?

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Wifi connection periodically drops on extensa 2510. OS: Win10. Adapter: Broadcom 802.11n (driver: 6.30.223.234) Is there any solution?

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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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Hello I am new here but have done some. Searching and can't find my exact issue.

I have a Sharp Aquos LC-42LE540U tv. I can connect to. The 2.4mhz band of my Asus router. But after a day the connection gets lost.

When I go into Menu>Initial Setup>Internet Setup>Network Setup>Wireless Setup ... It shows 3 bars on the correct SSID. Using WPA2(AES) password.

Have tried. Rebooting router, modem, reset tv. Same issue replicates daily and sometimes within a few hours.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Sharp Aquos drops wifi connection daily

do you have a PC with wireless at all - or a laptop you can put near the TV
it maybe channel interference , and it would be useful to see what channel your router is on, and what other signals are on

if you do have a PC please do the following
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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 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

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx ( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct link below)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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Having the same WiFi dropping issues as others here.  HP Trouble-Shooting Options hasn't helped to resolve.  Additionally starting today, when on Facebook, the page drops after about a minute.  I don't know much about computers or operating systems, other than these on-going issues are very frustrating.  P.S.  Just had an HP Survey window pop up as I was typing my post.  Message indicated I should click "Yes" if I wanted to take the survey.  I wanted to take the survey, but there was no visible "Yes" option in the pop-up box for me to click.   Thanks.

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Hello,
My laptop consistently manages to drop its connection, despite every other device in the house managing to access websites just fine, my iPhone 6 for example.
My WiFi connector is Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter.
Sometimes as I connect to a website, this pops up:
"Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED"
Or sometimes:
"There is no Internet connection
Try:
Checking network cables (these are fine since other devices work)
Reconnecting to WiFi (also fine since my laptop says I am connected and have Internet access even though I don't)
Running Windows Diagnostics (when I did this last time it just said "No problems detected" or something along those lines).
I am using Windows 10 and when I open the WiFi list, it says I am "Connected, secured" to my WiFi.
I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware, CCleaner, Adware Cleaner, Malwarebytes JunkWare Removal Tool, MalwareBytes AntiRootkit and Avast Antivirus Free.
No viruses/trojans found.
Could someone help me to see if there is anything hidden or if its something else?
Thank you!

A:WiFi connection drops out constantly, but every other device in the house works

Some people have had success by disabling, not uninstalling the LAN adapter in Device Manager. Windows 10 seems to have an issue when both the LAN and Wifi adapters are enabled. Also set our Wifi adapter to maximum power in the Power Options of Control Panel.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/613939/wifi-randomly-dissconects-on-pc/?p=3999564

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My computer is a Toshiba Sattelite o/s win 7. My wi fi signal is excellent, yet my signal keeps dropping or saying limited access. I have tried resetting the router and resetting my default windows settings on the computer. All other lap tops and wireless devices in the house do not have an issue. I discovered the other day as long as the laptop ( not the router) is plugged in and not running on batter power that i do not have a problem staying connected. For fun i wondered if it had something to do with the power cord making some kind of connection when plugged into the lap top, (since everything is more compact in them) I tried having the power cord plugged into the lap top but not into a power source but I still lost signal. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wifi connection constantly drops when lap top is operating on battery power

Sounds like you may have some power saving option for the wireless adapter when on battery. If so, try a higher (e.g., maximum performance) setting.

My attachment shows that for the plan I'm using I have 'medium power saving' for the wireless when on battery. If I were having your problem I would change that setting to 'Maximum Performance' and test.
 

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Hi,

My computer has recently started to drop the WiFi connection, reconnect after a while and at times, not even detect my WiFi connection for a while. Then repeats the process for no apparent reason, I'm not sure when exactly thus problem started as I had been using Ethernet cable up until last week. I am certain that this is not related to my router as 3-4 other devices in my house can access the internet perfectly fine.

I have tried doing a power cycle of the router, restarting the notebook, re-installing/updating drivers and cmd ipocnfig /refresh (and other commands along those lines)

My notebook model is the hp pavilion 3132tx- windows 7 64bit, intel I7, 8gb ram and uses a ralink RT3090 network card.

Ps: the problem appears to be alright if I use older versions of the driver (have tried 3.1.18.0 and the default one which came with the notebook [which is older than it]) however, I would prefer not to have to use the older versions as task manager says that its link speed is only 39 mbps whereas versions 5.0.5.0+ would show 79 mbps

Thankyou in advance.

A:Notebook drops wifi connection randomly- Ralink network card

It sounds to me like a signal problem. A competing signal drowning out your wireless signal can cause these kinds of random losses.

To test for this try this program:
inSSIDer for Home – Discover The Wi-Fi Around You | MetaGeek
It will tell you if you have a stronger signal in your area that is interfering with the channel.

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Hello everyone,

I've been fighting with my ISP for months over this, but it just might turn out that they may be telling the truth for once.

Basically, I have an unlimited mobile 4G plan with three SIMs, each of which is in a 4G Android phone, the hotspots of which I use alternately as and when needed.

In our household are two desktops and three laptops, all running Windows 10 Pro, and one laptop running Lubuntu.

In about November 2015, I started noticing that my connectivity speeds would drop from multiple gigabits per second to an average maximum of about 512kbps after a certain amount of data (usually two gigabytes downloaded and uploaded) has been consumed within the respective 24 hours; speed would go back up to 4G levels the moment the clock hits 12:00 AM every night. The throttling affects all machines and all SIMs.

I took on my ISP with this, and every agent I ever talked to said that they don't have a fair usage policy in place for subscribers of unlimited plan - in fact, that one of their marketing points; they even say so on their website. They firmly denied the implementation of a fair usage policy even after I showed them screenshots of the moment the connection speed dropped.

I even tried running YouTube continuously on my phones for a stretch of time to see what happens, with YouTube's autoplay feature turned on, and, indeed, I noticed that after a while of running videos at 1080p, I could barely run any videos at a resolution higher than 144p.

Then, tod... Read more

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Hello,

I have a problem with my device Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18C: the WIFI connection drops unexpectedly and randomly. When this happens, restarting the laptop is not helping, the only way to solve it is to power off and restart the router.

The laptop has Intel Dual Band Wireless - AC 3165 as the WIFI card. I had updated the driver constantly, but the problem still remains.

Any ideeas?

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So, I've had this problem for literally years now. When I am using an ethernet cable to hook up to my router, my PC's connection drops dozens of times a day. It's a real pain, especially when I'm trying to stream something to a TV. In the past, I have circumvented this issue by using WiFi, which is perfectly stable for whatever reason. Problem is that WiFi in my new place is awful. I literally get connection speeds of 1 Mbps from my WiFi card up here in my room. So now I'm redoubling my efforts to find out why my ethernet is so unreliable, because I need the increase in network connection speed (it's only 100 mbps because I use an ethernet powerline adapter - but still).
 
I have tried purchasing an ethernet card because I thought the mobo port might have been broken - but the new card exhibits the same behavior. I have tried messing with the settings (going from "auto" to "100 mbps full duplex" etc.) to no avail. I've tried swapping out my ethernet adapter and my ethernet cable for new ones - same behavior. I even moved into a new house, got a new modem and a new ISP - same exact behavior. The adapters work on every other device in the house. Only my PC has this consistent issue and it only happens when I'm wired. 
 
So before I go and buy some expensive range booster or whatever, I was hoping that someone here might be able to suggest a few solutions or help me troubleshoot. Thanks.
 
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For some reason my laptop drops the connection every so often.... i know its not the router because my other computers dont drop the connection... any ideas?
 

A:Laptop Drops Wireless Connection - Vista.

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It's quite a long winded problem to explain but I've done my best here.

I'm using an Advent 5313 laptop with a built-in Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter, it works with one router (BT Internet) perfectly well with no problems however it drops out randomly with my other Sky Broadband router.

Usually it loses connection with the Sky router entirely, I have to refresh the list of available wireless networks then wait a few minutes, reconnect etc. and eventually it comes back online.

Concerning solving the problem I have updated the Realtek driver several times, that stopped the random dropping out with the BT Internet router but not with the Sky router. In case you're wondering why I don't just quit Sky Broadband and use BT Internet, the routers are at two different houses.

Not sure if the problem is with the Sky router itself; we had it replaced a few months ago due to faults and my other Windows XP computer works perfectly (using a Netgear WG111v2 Wireless USB 2.0 Network Adapter).

Since I have a spare Netgear wireless USB I decided to plug it into my laptop and install the software then use it instead of my built in Realtek wireless adapter, which made the connection drop out slightly less frequently. It didn't however entirely solve the problem.

The only way I can stop the wireless connection dropping out is to plug the laptop directly to the Sky router with an Ethernet cable, this does the trick but def... Read more

A:Vista wireless connection drops out randomly

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Hello everyone. New user here...great site! I recently had Verizon Fios installed, and it came with a Actiontec MI424WR router. I have a desktop (win xp) connected to it and runs fine. My laptop (vista) can see the wireless network and connect to it. However, after about a minute, it loses the connection, then reconnects, then loses....its really frustrating. I have 4 of 5 bars on the wireless, so range isn't an issue. I spoke with Verizon and they said its most likely Vista....I don't believe it.

Our previous cable connection is still active, so I reconnected the linksys router I had, and had the laptop connect to it....no problems what so ever! I'm thinking its a bad router, they are sending me a new one.

What do you think? It's very intermittent, yesterday it was fine all afternoon but this morning has been bad. I have messed with the radio channels...but nothing, I reset the router, nothing.....any suggestions?

Joey
 

A:Vista Drops Wireless Connection - Fios

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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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I have had to recover my laptop back to original settings. in doing so i lost everthing, but i cant recover the wireless connection to my router. it says its connected to the router but then not to the internet, dont figure?
 

A:Vista to wifi connection

Do you have the latest driver for the wireless adapter?

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

ping 206.190.60.37

ping yahoo.com

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi,

I have a new Emachines laptop and I have had constant problems with the wireless connection (using a built in Atheros AR5007EG). I have another computer running Windows but with an external wireless card and never had any problems with that. I am using a Belking router on a Virginmedia cable connection in London, UK.

Mostly the problem was after waking from sleep mode, then I would have connection for a few minutes but then it would go down to "Local only".

I disabled IPv6 and that improved things a bit. I noticed that sometimes the browser (google chrome) would not be able to access websites and the "diagnose and repair" option for the connection would suggest restarting the wireless card or getting a new IP from the router. That would sometimes work, sometimes not. Now what I get is that even if the browser is not able to access websites at all, I can ping both IP numbers and web addresses. So obviously I do have a connection but something is still wrong. I have also added OpenDNS DNS servers just in case. Still not working.

Any ideas? Is this a fault with the Atheros drivers? Vista problem? It does not seem to be a problem with the router since the other computer works OK.

Thanks

Jordi

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Hi Good Folks,

My wife has a notebook with os Vista.
I have broadband internet connection, and between the broadband router and the notebook a Linksys wireless router.
I use the router in unsecured mode (with solid reasons) restricted for the listed Mac devices.
The notebook Mac in the list and ok.
After I sw on the notebook this automatically try to connect to the router for accessing to the net, but instead gives me a message about not willing to connect via unsecured device.
So any idea what can I do for the good connection please?

My notebook working with XP and proper.
Many Thanks

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I have a desktop running XP and a desktop running Vista - both perfectly connected to the internet via a wireless router -a SITECOM (WPA protected).

When the PC with Vista is connected to the internet, the PC with XP cannot connect (better: It can still see the internet connection called Sitecom in the list of the wifi connections, but if It cannot connect to it).

If Vista is not connected to the internet, the PC with XP can connect without problem.

Do you have any suggestion?
Thanks
Michele

A:Why VISTA kicks XP out of the WIFI connection?

First question: When the XP PC is connected to the net, can the Vista PC connect?

How did you set up your connection? Did you go to set up advanced connection manually, then pick PPPoE (aka log in with a username)?
If you use PPPoE, you'll have to use internet connection sharing, or set up a home network for it to work. You can't have multiple computers directly connected via PPPoE.

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Hi people,

You'll have to excuse me as I do not understand computers over and beyond using them for the internet, Facebook and emailing really, so please be patient with me.

My problem is that I had Broadband installed at my home via Talktalk (England) last year & everything was fine. Even though the phone point & thus the router was down in the dining room, I had full strength signal upstairs in my bedroom and elsewhere in the house. I cancelled it when I moved in August this year however, not realising that 2 months later I would be moving back to the very same address again. I got the broadband reconnected last week, however I noticed that the signal strength was really weak. In fact I'd run a router with an extention lead all the way up to my room so other housemates couldn't use it and even though the router was in my bedroom on my desk, the wifi signal would drop out if I sat with my laptop on my bed only aprox 10ft away. Even if I had the laptop right next to the router the signal was only at 2 or 3 bars, which is terrible compared to before.

I've tried connecting directly to the router with a LAN cable and it's fine then, although the new router I was sent sometimes dropped the connection to the internet and seemed unreliable, so I tried the old router which was more stable, but still had a poor signal strength. I've tried connecting to both routers with them plugged directly into the master socket, down in the dining room, as... Read more

A:Vista SP2 causing extremely weak wifi connection?

so I hate to admit this, but I think the ISP is right.Click to expand...

i dont think they are - loads of vista systems work fine - and if they is an issue usually its because of a problem on the PC - also you mentioned it worked ok when last in the home

I realised that my laptop has been sent for repair since I last lived here, were the hard drive and DVD was changed and the microphone socket either replaced or repaired, so I believe that everything was backed up and then reinstalled onto the new hard drive, including presumably the operating system, which might explain why it worked before, but not now. Click to expand...

so did they change the windows to vista at that point
more likely the wireless is damaged or driver
post an xirrus screen shot - see below

now this is the most common issue
Atheros AR5007EG
have a read below of the possible fixes

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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 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.

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://in... Read more

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Hi,

Hoping someone can help.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP with a wireless connection to a broadband router.

Several weeks ago my laptop started dropping the internet connection randomly (I'm alos unabel to access email when this happens).

My wireless network icon in my toolbar shows the connection as 'Excellent' but for some reason both Internet and Email is not available. The only way to fix the problem has been to restart my laptop which is very frustrating.

I've noticed that this also happens randomly when I'm at home (using different wireless broadband modem) so I think the issue is my laptop not the 2 x routers/modems.

I'm running NOD32 for security as well (but have been for 4 years now with no problems till now).

Please help.
 

A:Wireless connection to Router good but Internet connection drops

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My Verizon wireless ( cellular air-card 4G hotspot ) modem / router ( jet pack 890l ) constantly times out or only partially loads pages while browsing the internet. Or I get an error that the "server not found" This had happened ever since I got a new PC with Windows 7. I have reset the modem, reseated the SIM card, checked for new soft ware and firmware (none at this time). I have updated my network adapter driver. Checked for a hidden Microsoft mini adapter, none there. Checked Microsoft's support forums for compatibility issues. Nothing has helped. What else can I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942685 MB, Free - 698153 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G3HR7
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peggy-XPS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-CB-38-59-37-EB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Verizon Wireless connection constantly drops connection

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Dear all,

laptop:: Lenovo X61s 3G L7700
OS version: windows Vista business Sp1
tcpip.sys version: 6.0.6001.22167
wifi: Intel 4965AGN. Standard Gigabyte intel ethernet 82566MM

At my 2 homes using ADSL routers, there are absolutely no problems with network connection by wifi or ethernet. However, blue screen occurs when I bring this laptop to university and connect to the network via either ethernet or wifi. This happened to me a few months back. It crashed EVERY TIME when a network connection was attempted. It did not matter whether I updated my drivers on both wifi or ethernet cards. Whenever I bring it to either of my2 homes, no blue screen ever occurs.

It also happens when I attempt to connect to free wifi network in the airport. It crashes again with EXACTLY the same problem. I have to admit that I do not even where to start looking for the problems. System restore did not solve this either. I ran the WinBug analysis. It pointed towards tcpip.sys. My sys ver is at the top of this message.

I have now attached minidump for your kinda reference. Would appreciate if someone can point this to the right direction. I am seriously thinking of downgrading this to XP, since it had NEVER happened to XP.

Thanks.

WinBuG analysis:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.9.0003.113 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\vincentyip\Desktop\Mini011709-09.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Hi

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.

thanks
 

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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I bought this laptop in May 2015 with Windows 7 OS installed and took advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.Everything has been great, and I love Windows 10 up until a recent system update.Since then, every time I use the laptop the wifi connection keeps dropping out.The wifi symbol in the system tray goes greyed out with a star on it.If I right click and select troubleshoot, the following problems are found        Problem with wireless adapter or access point                              Detected                     ! (in a yellow triangle)     The default gateway is not available                                                  Fixed                             Tick in a green circle I then close the window and click on the wifi icon but I have no available networks despite having 2 Galaxy S5's and 2 other laptops running (this is normal amount of devices to be on). I have done a factory reset and already lost a lot of software, and I really don't know what to do. Can anyone please help? Moose

A:wIfI drops out since Windows 10 upgrade

Hey @MooseHP?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! This is a great place to find solutions and help from our community! I understand that you're having troubles with the wireless connection on your HP Envy 17 Notebook. I'd be happy to help you with this. The following Document page is helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter: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.Reinstall the network adapter drivers:1. Download the drivers from HP.com but do not run them yet.2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.3. Expand Network adapters.4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.6. Restart your PC and test.Test an ethernet connection:Test if the issue persists on a wired connection to rule out the wireless adapter hardware so troubleshooting can be directed towards the right areas. I would also strongly suggest running the HP Support Assistant.The following are some helpful links for troubleshooting the HP Support Assistant or downloadi... Read more

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Hello

This problem is frustrating me a lot now. After upgrading to WIndows 10, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi connection frequently drops without any pattern whatsover. It just drops randomly and re-connects after 2-3 minutes. If I attempt to connect to the network in that period of 2-3 minutes, it will sometimes connect, and sometimes fail. I have 2 other laptops (1 of which has Windows 10) and they don't experience this problem.

I have searched online and tried tons of things. Nothing has fixed the problem so far! Below are all the things I tried. Please help if you have any suggestions or if there are known issues with Windows 10.

1. Updated the driver software
2. Uninstalled the driver and re-installed it
3. Unchecked the setting of 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' in Power Management of the wireless network adapter.
4. Uninstalled anti-virus to eliminate anti-virus as the issue.
5. Disabled 'Wifi Sense' options of 'Connect to suggested hotspots' & 'Connect to networks shared by my contacts'.

I am clueless as to what the issue is. Please help!

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hello
i bought a gaming laptop from 2 months and just yesterday while playing a sound came from the laptop and after my game started lagging badly i first thought it was internet slow but it was not my internet was ok. i started using other games and the same was there. So i used many thing ti fix but nothing was working i updatet everything the drivers was ok i did data reset but nothing happened. The only way i can achive my good gaming performance and high fps was disconecting from wifi.Can anyone help me fix this problem i have tryed malware bytes nothing solved i have tryed playing singleplayer games with wifi on they lagg hard is just when i turn internet off that the fps go up and i can play normaly
how do i fix this
my laptop is lenovo legion y520 80 kw
core i7 7700
nvidia gtx 1050ti
ram 8 gb
1 tera hard disk
things i used
malwarebytes several times
reset data saving some games
some antiviruses
and set laptop to best performace
updatet drivers and updatet windows 10
please help
thing l did not try
full data reset and fabric data rest
and formating laptop
 

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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: 9.2.0.458

- 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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