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#1 bryan5255

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:17 PM

First off I want to start by saying I don't have any issues with my wifi at my place. However anytime I go and visit my parents the wifi has a bunch of odd issues. It seams to be just my laptop as my parents don't have any issues with their computers. First off the wifi seams to come and go. If I'm not doing anything internet related it shows up for a while, but once I try to get online it has issues again, and I have to reconnect to get any pages loaded and I generally lose connection again pretty quickly, basically going back and forth between being connected and me needing to connect again. However the oddest part is I've noticed if I'm downloading something or if a movie is buffering it stays connected. In fact I'm got a movie playing in the background right now through netflix with the sound muted just so I have a stable internet connection. Anybody know what may be causing this?



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:20 PM

How far away are you from the access point, and what is your parents home made out of?

Also do you have your cell phone on and in the vicinity of your lap top?

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:29 PM

I'm only about 20 feet from the access point and according to the bars I have a very good connection. My parents home is made of wood and brick, no straw though. It's too windy for that.

 

Yes, I do have my cell phone in the vicinity of my laptop generally, but that's normal regardless of where I'm at and I don't have issues other places.

 

I apologize ahead of time for the slow response. I just got a call and probably won't be able to get back to my computer till tomorrow sometime.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Try keeping your phone away from the lap top and see if the issue goes away.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

Keeping my phone away from my laptop didn't change how my wifi behaves.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

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