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The most bizarre wi-fi issue I've ever had.

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#1 danthaman15


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:23 PM

So the day before Fallout 4 comes out, my signal suddenly cuts out from the Wi-Fi. It's not a red X, it's the "Connections are available" signal. I click it, and all the signals are available as normal, with full bars. I try to click on our router and connect, and I instantly (emphasis on instantly) get "Windows was unable to connect to the network". It has been this way ever since. Just suddenly happened. Bam, dead. Here are some specifics:

  • The adapter is detecting all the signals perfectly fine. It's just a matter of connecting to the signal.

  • One thing ends it for about a half hour, or close to that time: when I unplug the router and plug it back in, I can connect. But then the signal slowly dies off until it's dead in a 30 second time span that hits a while later. I've even watched the download speed for a file slowly die down from regular speed over the course of 30 seconds until the signal is dead again. The time until this 30 second death varies from a half hour to an hour to a few hours.

  • I have already tried to buy a new adapter and returned it. The new one connected for 10 seconds, then disconnected for 15, then connected for 10 seconds, and so on and so forth. It's not an adapter issue.

  • No other devices in the house are having issues. None of my roommates computers, or none of my other devices. Whatever the problem is, it's related to my desktop.

  • The computer is having no other issues. Though, once in a while, it will BSOD, but that's been going on for years, and it's very rare, and I get the vibe it is unrelated, but there you go. I've cleaned out all torrents and cleaned the computer with CCleaner and Malawarebytes. I don't have a System Restore point available earlier than when this started.

Help is greatly, greatly appreciated.

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#2 sp1ke0kill3r


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:49 PM



You've only tried 1 AV product? Did you run MB in safe Mode?

Did you consider using wire shark to help diagnose?

#3 technonymous


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:24 AM

Change your routers wifi channel.

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