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Repeated Limited Connectivity on WiFi

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Repeated Limited Connectivity on WiFi


    I recently moved to a new apartment where I share an internet connection. Since I got here, I've been having repeated 'limited connectivity' errors on my WiFi connection. Whenever I get these errors, the troubleshooter 'fixes' the problem after resetting the adapter, but it continually comes back -- even more frequently when downloading or streaming something.

    I've tried everything I can think of:

    - Relocated the modem/router thinking there may be an issue of location
    - Reset the router several times
    - Updated the driver for the wireless adapter
    - Changed the power settings for the computer
    - Tweaked the wireless properties by enabling/disabling ipV6
    - Reset winsock through command prompt

    I have the Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller and running Windows 8 Pro. I really don't know what else to try. My tablet runs off the same connection just fine, but I simply cannot stay connected. Literally, there are times when I lose connectivity once every couple minutes, where other times it might go a couple hours. Thanks in advance for any assistance you folks can give!

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Share a connection? You mean with another apartment or the building? Could be the shared AP that's causing the problem.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    I share it with two roommates, though neither are having issues. I suspect it could be the location of my adapter, as it's near some aluminum vent shafts. Nonetheless, it's incredibly frustrating.
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