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Intel Centrino N 6235 signal Oscillation: Is this normal?


joey1558

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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
WiFi.png

Is this normal behavior?

Thanks again,

- Joey
 

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broe23

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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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joey1558

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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?

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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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    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

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