Laptop loses wifi connection and often is difficult to connect.

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    Laptop loses wifi connection and often is difficult to connect.


    My HP laptop running windows Ten has developed and annoying habit of losing the wifi connection. Often times it will not reconnect or it takes multiple attempts to get it connected. Many times, I can be right next to the router or to the personal hot spot and it will still not connect.
    Many times rebooting will allow me to reconnect, but it is happening multiple times in a day. Any suggestions?
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    Try changing the channel in the router. The one you are using might not be the best one for you.
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    I have not changed a router channel in ten years. How do I do that now?
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    We would need to know router make model for that but basically logon to router look under wireless and it should be an option to set channel
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    Dial into the router from your PC. Typically 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.254, or 10.0.0.1 depending on model and provider. Then head for advanced settings>wireless. Typically there will be enabled for 'automatically set channel' which you can disable and select whichever channel you need. Though I would add you can also make sure the wifi driver is current, and check its power options/settings also.
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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    txstoby said: View Post
    I have not changed a router channel in ten years. How do I do that now?
    How long have you had that Gateway/Router? Loss of Wifi Connection can be as simple as interference from the Microwave, to as bad as being too far or having a failing Wifi Access Point.
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  7. Compumind's Avatar
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       #7

    Gut feeling...

    Looks like more than a channel problem to me.
    Need make and model.

    Go from there.

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    Compumind said: View Post
    Gut feeling...

    Looks like more than a channel problem to me.
    Need make and model.

    Go from there.

    So about a week ago my wife bought a Lenovo Yoga 730, and of course I had to set it up, migrate all applications, settings, and data. At first, the Yoga kept losing WiFi connections, even though
    • my laptop right next to the Yoga system had no WiFi problems
    • both systems were on a desk about 2 feet away from the router


    So I did a search and discovered that this system had a LOT of complaints about dropped WiFi. Most people said that they had to send the system back to Lenovo, where the WiFi board was replaced with one from a different manufacturer. But I was lucky to find a post where the guy said that Lenovo was using a driver from 2011, and that a much newer driver was available from the manufactuer's website.

    So I downloaded and installed this driver, and now this laptop has a stable, reliable WiFI connection. Lucky for me, or else I would look bad to my wife.

    I would like to add that all the guys on this forum help me look GOOD to my wife for our home tech.

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  9. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security Specialty.
       #9

    Great.

    Glad that everything is corrected now.
    Kindly mark this thread as solved.

    Enjoy!

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  10.    #10

    I canít because I am not the OP.
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