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Wireless connection keeps disconnecting

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#1 Missa89


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 09:44 PM

Hi there,
I have many devices (TVs, DVD players, PS4, phones, laptops, tablets, etc) throughout my house connected via WiFi and they all connect and stay connected perfectly, except for my PC. It loses connection very frequently, about every 5 mins or so, sometimes more often. It's almost impossible to use it sometimes.
My wireless connection will show full signal strength, then all of a sudden it will drop to nothing, disconnect completely and then a few seconds later reconnect back to full signal strength. Every once and a while it will not reconnect on it's own and I have to go in an connect it. Sometimes it will just all together stop showing any WiFi connections available and I have to restart the PC for them to show up again.
I set a crappy old laptop up right next to my PC and the old laptop stays at full strength and does drop like the PC does. Seems to be an issue with only my PC??
I'm running Windows 10 and I've already checked to make sure my network adapter drivers are up to date.
Any ideas that might help fix this?
PS - I'm kind of tech retarted, so I need things explained slowly XD
Thank you!

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#2 vcolev


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:56 AM

Might be interference with signal, are both laptops running the same type of connection? (A, B, N, AC?)



What type of router do you have?

When was the last time you check for spyware/adware/malware?

#3 Missa89

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:22 PM

I'm not sure how to tell the type of connection?

I scanned for viruses, adware etc and found nothing.

As for the router, it has no brand on it. It just says Paul Bunyan (ISP) and then Gigazone which is the internet service I subscribe to. :/

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:27 AM

Is this a Wireless Onboard or a Dongle type PCI Slot connection.


If its Onboard update the Driver using the Mobo Manufacturer site.

If its a Dongle -  that may be the issue try another type { Cheap Anyways }.


Or in Device manager - Roll Back to previous Driver if it allows you to.

And see if any issues still remain.

#5 InadequateInfirmity


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:18 PM

Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)

Click Go and post the result.

#6 Missa89

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:41 PM

So I had these broken computer speakers still hooked up, they weren't on but were still plugged in to power and my computer. I discovered they were broken when all of a sudden there were just making this pulsing sound even with the volume turned all the way down. I disconnected those and also when I checked today there was a new driver available for my network card so I updated it and now it seems to be working so far. **fingers crossed**

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