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#1 farkouh

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:29 AM

Alright here's my issue.

I have an Asus laptop that is barely over a year old. A few months after I bought it the internet on it started to get weird.

At home, it sometimes randomly decides that the network it is connected to, is unidentified. Sometimes, it will still show that it is connected but not open any pages or let me play my game (I play WoW). Sometimes it will actually let me browse, but not play WoW, and other times it will do the opposite. Sometimes it won't let me do neither, but will let me log into WoW, where I can see what everyone is doing and saying, but they all appear to be named unknown and I can't so much as move.

At my university I've never had an issue. Not once did it do anything of the sort. At my dad's house it doesn't do anything weird like this either.

I've tried to find some sort of easy solution for this, but it seems like their really isn't one (or at least one that I'm aware of).

If this is a hardware issue, tell me so I at least have some sort of answer as to why it does this.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

Have you tried updating your drivers, and what kind of router are you connecting to?

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:19 PM

Drivers are all up to date. Connecting to a LinkSys router that's about 4 years old.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 03:22 PM

Update your routers firmware.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Is that done via 192.168.0.1?

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:37 PM

Yes it is via your routers administrative pages.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 04:38 PM

Alright, thanks. : ]

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:04 PM

Updated and still have the issue, any other suggestions?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

Call your ISP, and ask them if they are having any issues?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:19 PM

Thing is, my iPhone, and my sister's laptop are both running fine on the same connection.

Even when my laptop acts up, both of those are connected and working okay.

Edited by farkouh, 17 October 2010 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 04:41 PM

Do you have any cordless devices near your computer?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:14 PM

Nope, keyboard and mouse both wired.

iPhone is near my laptop but I've had this issue before I bought the phone.

Headphones are wired as well.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:43 PM

Sounds to me like its an issue with your wireless card. Its not as strong as it needs to be for gaming.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

Well that could be a decent conclusion.

What's strange is it works fine at my dad's...

Ah well... guess I'll have to suffer this.

Thanks again.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

Id recommend gaming on a wired connection.




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