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Desktop's Wireless Cuts out randomly

  1. #1


    Arizona
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Desktop's Wireless Cuts out randomly


    ok, 2nd try trying to post this...It disconnected when I tried to submit. I have a custom build desktop with a Linksys AE3000 WiFi dongle on Win 8.1 Pro...and lately my network cuts in and out. I'm not sure why...but It is only on my desktop. What could be going on? Any help is appreciated. if you need any more information, just ask

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Is the USB wifi on the back or front of the desktop? What is the mfg & model of the gateway/router? What does netsh wlan show all in the command window show for signal quality.
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  3. #3


    Arizona
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Is the USB wifi on the back or front of the desktop? What is the mfg & model of the gateway/router? What does netsh wlan show all in the command window show for signal quality.
    it's on the side on my desk. The Router is a Actiontec C1000A (for CenturyLink).
    for the netsh thingy:
    SSID 1 : TheRebelFish Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 10:5f:06:77:17:94
    Signal : 100%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 1
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54

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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Need the complete output of netsh wlan show all, not just a portion of it.
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  5. #5


    Arizona
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Need the complete output of netsh wlan show all, not just a portion of it.
    You ready for as much as it will give me?
    Connection mode : Connect automatically Network broadcast : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "thedogmeows-5G"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    Profile thedogmeows_EXT on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : thedogmeows_EXT
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect even if this network is not broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "thedogmeows_EXT"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    Profile thedogmeows on interface Wi-Fi:
    =======================================================================


    Applied: All User Profile


    Profile information
    -------------------
    Version : 1
    Type : Wireless LAN
    Name : thedogmeows
    Control options :
    Connection mode : Connect automatically
    Network broadcast : Connect even if this network is not broadcasting
    AutoSwitch : Do not switch to other networks


    Connectivity settings
    ---------------------
    Number of SSIDs : 1
    SSID name : "thedogmeows"
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Radio type : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension : Not present


    Security settings
    -----------------
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Cipher : CCMP
    Security key : Present


    Cost settings
    -------------
    Cost : Unrestricted
    Congested : No
    Approaching Data Limit : No
    Over Data Limit : No
    Roaming : No
    Cost Source : Default




    =======================================================================
    ======================= SHOW NETWORKS MODE=BSSID ======================
    =======================================================================




    Interface name : Wi-Fi
    There are 14 networks currently visible.


    SSID 1 : Fort Kickass
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : b4:75:0e:23:c2:dc
    Signal : 70%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 1
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2
    Other rates (Mbps) : 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 2 : belkin.2dc.guests
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : Open
    Encryption : None
    BSSID 1 : b6:75:0e:23:c2:dd
    Signal : 66%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 1
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2
    Other rates (Mbps) : 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 3 : belkin.c05
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 08:86:3b:8f:9c:05
    Signal : 34%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 1
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2
    Other rates (Mbps) : 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 4 : TheRebelFish
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 10:5f:06:77:17:94
    Signal : 100%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 1
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 5 : RSS-351540
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 68:b6:fc:a2:9c:89
    Signal : 38%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 2
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
    BSSID 2 : 78:8d:f7:17:f6:99
    Signal : 42%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 2
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
    BSSID 3 : 0c:47:3d:bf:f1:89
    Signal : 30%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 4
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
    BSSID 4 : 0c:47:3d:ee:29:69
    Signal : 100%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 7
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
    BSSID 5 : 0c:47:3d:dd:64:49
    Signal : 42%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 9
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
    BSSID 6 : 78:8d:f7:17:c9:f9
    Signal : 100%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 6 : suddenlink.net-C497
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 00:1d:cf:1f:c4:95
    Signal : 82%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 6
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 7 : suddenlink.net-2960
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 0c:47:3d:ee:29:68
    Signal : 100%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 7
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 8 : suddenlink.net-6440
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 0c:47:3d:dd:64:48
    Signal : 42%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 9
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 9 : suddenlink.net-C9F0
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 78:8d:f7:17:c9:f8
    Signal : 98%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 10 : TARDIS
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 28:28:5d:20:c0:a1
    Signal : 74%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 11 : suddenlink.net-B8B0
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : bc:14:01:f1:b8:b8
    Signal : 26%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 12 : suddenlink.net-0DF0
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 00:1d:ce:d7:0d:ee
    Signal : 22%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 11
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54


    SSID 13 : Fort Kickass.media
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : b4:75:0e:23:c2:de
    Signal : 46%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 149
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 6 12 24
    Other rates (Mbps) : 9 18 36 48 54


    SSID 14 : NETGEAR17
    Network type : Infrastructure
    Authentication : WPA2-Personal
    Encryption : CCMP
    BSSID 1 : 44:94:fc:75:55:ca
    Signal : 50%
    Radio type : 802.11n
    Channel : 6
    Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2 5.5 11
    Other rates (Mbps) : 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54




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    Also, all my other devices work on my network except for my desktop.
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  6. #6


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Your SSID that you are connected to, does not even show up in that list. The big thing is that there is a lot of congestion on Channel 1. Try moving it to channel 5 with 9 as the secondary channel, 40mhz Channel, so that you get Wireless-N output from the gateway.
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  7. #7


    Arizona
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Your SSID that you are connected to, does not even show up in that list. The big thing is that there is a lot of congestion on Channel 1. Try moving it to channel 5 with 9 as the secondary channel, 40mhz Channel, so that you get Wireless-N output from the gateway.
    Ok, so I did that, and it still cuts in and out.
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  8. #8


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Then it is an issue with the Gateway/Router.
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  9. #9


    Arizona
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Then it is an issue with the Gateway/Router.
    But my laptop is fine when my desktop cuts out. So I'm confused
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  10. #10


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can see that between various machines on wifi, but still have a bad gateway. You could try a different USB Wifi adapter on the desktop, or just hook it up to Ethernet, since a desktop is not really going to be moved around. If you cannot run Ethernet, but have a Coax connection where the desktop is. You can use MoCa adapters. If no Coax, you can use Ethernet over Powerline adapters.
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