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Wifi disconnects momentarily

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Wifi disconnects momentarily


    Hello, I have been having trouble with the WiFi connection on my laptop for quite a while now. It used to be that it would simply disconnect from wifi for now apparent reason, but I changed a few settings and now that seems to be resolved for the most part. I have a new problem though. The wifi tends to disconnect for just a couple of seconds occasionally, and then fix itself. It wouldn't be a problem, but the interupt is usually enough to kill my Skype calls (which I do a lot of) or any VPN connections I am on (which I also do a lot of). I have never been sure if it is just my college's network or not. It seems to mostly happen while I am here, but yet I don't know of anyone else who has this kind of trouble with the network. Any idea what would cause a momentary interuption in wifi? Thanks!

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  2. #2


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    Linux Mint 17.2


    I would need for you to do the following. Open a command window, and without the quotes, enter the following "netsh wlan show all". It will show A/P strength, driver info of your wlan adapter.

    Now if it is at a college, it could just be that there is not enough coverage, along with the A/P's are too saturated, so people are getting kicked off.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Now if it is at a college, it could just be that there is not enough coverage, along with the A/P's are too saturated, so people are getting kicked off.
    TBH, I think this is the most likely problem. The network here has always been pretty overloaded and there aren't nearly enough APs in the dorms where I am. That would also explain why it is only in certain buildings of the college. My only question is why do I seem to have this problem when others don't seem to? Is my computer just a pushover when it comes to getting kicked?
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  4. #4


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Most likely your adapter is not strong enough. There are USB adapters with External antennas, that work better then Internal ones with the antenna up inside the lid.
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    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    From what I'm seeing and hearing, that sounds like the thing I need. You don't by chance have a good model that you could recommend do you? Thanks!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1


    For everyone's future reference, I purchased this USB antenna and it seems to have solved the problem more or less.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by ms4sman View Post
    For everyone's future reference, I purchased this USB antenna and it seems to have solved the problem more or less.
    There's same model but with external antenna that has better reception, swap it if you can.
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