technony thanks for the suggestion. I have done just that several times a day. Each time I reset the router by unplugging, the laptop will connect wirelessly, till the next time it does not connect wirelessly.
Then we just plug in the Ethernet cord but the idea of a laptop is portability. But mother doesn't want to sit in the room with the router. N mother is always right. Granted the router may be the issue.
At this point I think Chris is going to put me in touch with somebody to tend to the update errr lack of updating that has not been going on since 12.30.16 supposedly windows update is set to automatic but nada is happening.
At this moment I am down with some throat issues and not wanting to be around mom till I am less contagious. Us ole folks ain't as spry as we use ta be and a sniffle turns into pneumonia too easy.
It took all that to say "hey Chris, soon as I get well I'll get that speccy report online" oughta be a day or two. Thanks for the patience n understanding.
That someone that Chris was going to put you in touch with is me. He contacted me via mail on BC.
Your problem sounds more like a router issue than a laptop issue. You reboot the router and you temporarily have internet till it goes out again.
What model of router is it?
Are other devices in the home having same issues?
I am not 100% certain, but It could still be the WiFi card in the laptop causing the router to dropout. In either case one needs to get replaced. If it's a older model router I would replace it first. Replacing drivers is the norm in cases like this. However, I highly suspect your router is the cause.
EDIT: Need make/model information so we can investigate further if this router needs a firmware update.
Edited by technonymous, 27 January 2017 - 11:53 AM.