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Constantly dropping my wifi signal


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#1 psycopuppy

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 11:09 PM

Windows 10 (had the same issue on Win 7)
 
HP EliteBook Laptop
 
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
 
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
 
I am constantly dropping the wifi signal on this laptop. I dont believe it is the modem as I have checked my phone when I have lost the signal and the phone can still surf the net. I have also checked other devices and they seem to be working fine. I notice it the most when I am playing a game or streaming video. But it also happens when I'm surfing the net and checking email. 
 
So far I have tried updating the drivers, making sure everything else on here was up to date, I installed a driver locator from hp to make sure that everything was all good (it says it was) I looked through device manager to see if there were any issues, and now I'm out of ideas.
 
Any help would be appreciated, this is starting to get annoying

Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 June 2016 - 07:46 AM.
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#2 Viper_Security

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 02:53 AM

Here are a few options:

 

Change the power setting on the device:

 

Device Manager

Locate your wireless card and right click>Properties>Power Managment,

uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power"

 

If nothing then:

 

Open Command Prompt(As Admin) and type:

 

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconifg/release

ipconfig/renew

 

 

If nothing still then:

try resetting your Winsock settings and disable IPv6 (unless you need it)

 

Reset Winsock:

 

Start up notepad and copy and paste this into notepad:

 

@echo off
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log  
echo You now have to reboot your PC!   
pause

 

Then save it on your Dessktop as "winsockreset.bat" (or whatever you please) just make sure it's a .bat file,

Save on desktop
Close Notepad

Run it.

 

Try Them out one by one and see if any of those fix the issue. Goodluck and let us know! :)

 

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#3 psycopuppy

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:10 PM

Here are a few options:

 

Change the power setting on the device:

 

Device Manager

Locate your wireless card and right click>Properties>Power Managment,

uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn this device off to save power"

 

If nothing then:

 

Open Command Prompt(As Admin) and type:

 

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconifg/release

ipconfig/renew

 

 

If nothing still then:

try resetting your Winsock settings and disable IPv6 (unless you need it)

 

Reset Winsock:

 

Start up notepad and copy and paste this into notepad:

 

@echo off
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log  
echo You now have to reboot your PC!   
pause

 

Then save it on your Dessktop as "winsockreset.bat" (or whatever you please) just make sure it's a .bat file,

Save on desktop
Close Notepad

Run it.

 

Try Them out one by one and see if any of those fix the issue. Goodluck and let us know! :)

 

-ViperSec

 

 

Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you, I've had a busy week. 

 

What I have tried so far:

 

Power options- didnt work

 

ip config - didnt work

 

trying winsock...



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 02:22 PM

Okay No Worries! Let us know!


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 09:34 AM

Update: It seems to have resolved itself...no idea what happened, but i dont drop the signal nearly as much when im at home, and not at all when im on a public router. Thanks for the help!






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