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#1 NoseArt

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:09 PM

Usually, I must reinsert my Wi-Fi adapter into my computer to make it work, however, over the course of two weeks my problem has been exacerbated to the point where, in a desperate, albeit futile attempt to solve the issue, I factory reset my computer.

It crashes during downloads, sometimes it doesn't work at all after a reboot. I've used another adapter, doesn't matter.

I think at this point my only choice is to completely scrap my computer, but I don't have the money to replace it, so I'm asking (begging) if there's anything I can do that I haven't already done.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

More information needed !

 

Make and model of computer (or major components if self-built), make and model of wifi adapter(s) used, anything else you may think useful.

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:35 AM

https://imgur.com/a/du9qPzt

 

Network Adapter: NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

 

Secondary Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:53 PM

My normal computer is a desktop running Win 7 and I use a TP Link adapter myself, an 814 if memory serves. Since at the moment I am not at home I cannot check that !  But it is only the latest of several and I have never had the troubles you are suffering which could be laid down to a wifi adapter, and I am not convinced that the adapters are causing your problems.

 

However, that's as may be. I would suggest that to eliminate the possibility of them causing your problems you go the makers' web-sites and download the latest drivers for Win 8.1 you can find and save them somewhere you can find them easily, then delete the software for both of them completely from your system. After that, re-boot and install your preferred one with the new drivers. I see from the documentation for them that your TP-Link adapter only appears to have drivers for up to Win 7. This may be a problem but I do know that my one works quite happily in Win 10. Be careful when you do the install and get the sequence correct, some can be quite fussy about this, check the user guide.

 

If this works and gives you a stable solution, great. If it doesn't - and I suspect your problems lie elsewhere - then post back and I or someone else can look at alternative causes and solutions.

 

And last and not least, welcome to BC !

 

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:56 PM

Yeah, thanks for replying. I've done that multiple times already. It works. But isn't stable. At all.

 

To clarify, my current situation is that my connection is functioning, I just can't download anything. And sometimes it disconnects while browsing. I can't actually get the TP Link driver from their site to work, but the one I get when I press the button on the dongle "works". But that's irrelevant.

 

Anyway, thanks again.



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:53 PM

I have used a number of different adapters over the years. One just died on me, one got lost but I have always had solid connections and connection problems were normally down to either my phone line or my ISP, it might be worth your while checking with your ISP to see if there are any connection problems.

 

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