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Intel Centrino N 6235 signal Oscillation: Is this normal?

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    Intel Centrino N 6235 signal Oscillation: Is this normal?


    Hello everyone,

    I recently received a Samsung avit book 4, which has an Intel Cintrino Advance N-6235 wifi adapter. I just did a clean install of Windows 8.1, but I downloaded Samsung Update software to update some drivers, but for the most part I have standard Windows drivers. I have the latest intel wifi driver from their website I; version 17.13.11. The adapter didn't seem to have issues before, and normally maintains connectivity. I recently had the signal drop out, but it typically doesn't happen.


    My issue is that I noticed the signal fluctuate up and down even when maintaining full connectivity. (See picture below). It will fluctuate near top speed for whatever router I am on and very low speed <100 kb/s
    Click image for larger version

    Is this normal behavior?

    Thanks again,

    - Joey

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Yes if there is a lot of congestion. As for speeds, it will only show when data is being transmitted. Depending on the size of the packets and how many, the bandwidth will vary.
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    Alright thank you,

    I understand that it will only show speeds when data is being transmitted, but as far as traffic goes, there were only 2 computer connected to the router so I wasn't sure if that was something website servers would do, or if it was something on my end in regard to the wifi adapter. The picture was taken as an example of trying to stream a video. I paused the video, and let it buffer while watching the graph to see how it loaded. Wasn't sure if it was suppose to be a more linear graph for buffering, but I guess not?

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You are thinking too deep about what that chart shows. I personally would not worry about it, unless the Gateway/Router is getting ready to take a dump.
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