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Frequent Internet dropouts


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#1 gigawert

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

I am experiencing frequent dropouts to my connection. I have already changed my DNS server to Google's and changed the broadcast frequency to the fastest tested one (which did not help). However, I am still experiencing this. As a result, pages take forever to load, Google Maps is blurry 80% of the time, and there's no 3D in Google Earth.

 

There is only a laptop, my low traffic web server, and my PC connected to the network.

 

In fact, before I could post this, I had to reconnect to the network because of the dropouts.

 

EDIT #2: The dropouts are still growing in frequency, now they are almost every minute or so!

 

EDIT #3: I know you guys wouldn't be surprised to hear this, but my ISP's AT&T. 


Edited by gigapouch, 27 June 2015 - 09:00 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 01:14 AM

Have you tried restarting your modem >router >PC?
Also try resetting the modem (please post make and model of modem/router for exact instructions)
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Posted 28 June 2015 - 10:30 AM

Yep, I've tried that too. I even reinstalled the driver for my wifi dongle.


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 01:43 PM

Try using a different WiFi dongle, if you can get ahold of one.

 

Have you tried connecting using an Ethernet cable? If that resolves the problem, then it's not the router, it's your WiFi connection.



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Posted 28 June 2015 - 02:44 PM

Try using a different WiFi dongle, if you can get ahold of one.

 

Have you tried connecting using an Ethernet cable? If that resolves the problem, then it's not the router, it's your WiFi connection.

I can't connect using Ethernet because the router is in a different room and I have a desktop computer, so I have to disconnect and reconnect all the cables, twice.

 

Today, actually, I am not experiencing any dropouts yet, but I will edit this post if it still happens.

 

EDIT: It's going on again.


Edited by gigapouch, 28 June 2015 - 06:20 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 02:51 PM

What about:

 

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Try using a different WiFi dongle, if you can get ahold of one.

Perhaps the wifi is not playing well.

Have you tried connecting any other wireless device (like laptops, phones, tabs etc) to the network and surf?

What about the devices connected via Ethernet cable? Are they too expereincing same problem?

 

Please keep in mind that applications using heavy network resources include torrent clients, download managers, online backups etc...

You can figureout them at 'network' tab of 'Resource and performance monitor' (Start > Run > resmon.exe )

 

Keep us updated... :)


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:18 PM

What about:

 

sflatechguy:

Try using a different WiFi dongle, if you can get ahold of one.

Perhaps the wifi is not playing well.

Have you tried connecting any other wireless device (like laptops, phones, tabs etc) to the network and surf?

What about the devices connected via Ethernet cable? Are they too expereincing same problem?

 

Please keep in mind that applications using heavy network resources include torrent clients, download managers, online backups etc...

You can figureout them at 'network' tab of 'Resource and performance monitor' (Start > Run > resmon.exe )

 

Keep us updated... :)

No, there's only a low traffic web server and a wireless laptop in my house other than my PC. The laptop isn't used for network heavy stuff. I don't think any other devices are having this issue.


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 05:18 PM

This issue is really annoying because I'm trying to have a LAN party playtime but the Internet keeps dropping out.


Edited by gigapouch, 30 June 2015 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:27 PM

Is the issue affecting everyone in the LAN party, or just you?

 

And when you say "low traffic" web server, how would you define "low"?



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:35 PM

It's not really a LAN party, but a playtime with my family. It's affecting everyone because my PC's Internet and network connection is dropping out.

 

By low traffic, I mean about 10 views a day at the most, and they are looking at a mostly text, couple images, and a pinch of CSS. It's a Raspberry Pi.

 

And would this be a good dongle to try instead?


Edited by gigapouch, 30 June 2015 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:44 PM

That would qualify as low-traffic.

 

So it's just the PC that is dropping the connection? Is the laptop able to hold a connection during the LAN party? If so, I'd say it's either the dongle, or there is something interfering with the WiFi between the router and the PC. You said the router and the PC are in separate rooms. How far apart are they? Is there anything nearby, like a microwave, a cordless phone or any other electronic equipment, that might interfere with the signal?

 

Again, I'd start with another dongle if you can find one to borrow. See if that improves things.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

That would qualify as low-traffic.

 

So it's just the PC that is dropping the connection? Is the laptop able to hold a connection during the LAN party? If so, I'd say it's either the dongle, or there is something interfering with the WiFi between the router and the PC. You said the router and the PC are in separate rooms. How far apart are they? Is there anything nearby, like a microwave, a cordless phone or any other electronic equipment, that might interfere with the signal?

 

Again, I'd start with another dongle if you can find one to borrow. See if that improves things.

Yes, the laptop is able to hold a connection. The router is in the next-door room, with merely a single wall (plus 2 sets of closet doors) separating my computer with it. The only other electronic equipment upstairs besides the laptop is an old phone (not cordless) from the late 90s that is located near the router. I guess I might have to try a new dongle or antenna. 


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:51 PM

Then it's probably the dongle, or something is interfering with the signal. Is the router in a closet or out in the open?



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 06:57 PM

It's next to a bed, but it's in the open.


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 07:01 PM

Hmm. Again, try replacing the dongle with another, or with a WiFi card. The fact that the laptop works fine indicates it's something with the PC's WiFi connection.






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