WiFi has issues only on one computer, but works on every other.

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  1. Posts : 11
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    WiFi has issues only on one computer, but works on every other.


    I have a wireless router provided by AT&T that works with every device, computer, TV, etc. in my house. The only computer it doesn't work properly with is my work laptop. I work from home every Friday, so I bring it home every weekend. Every time I boot my computer, I ultimately have to reboot it because it will not connect to my network the first time. Rebooting works, and it then connects. But nearly every single weekend I experience network issues, like the connection just randomly dropping out, network becoming totally available requiring a reboot, etc. Again, this ONLY happens on my work laptop. When I got the laptop it had some version of Windows 10 on it, but since then I've done a full format and reinstall and now have Windows 10 Pro, version 21H2, and it is still having issues with my network. Is my network adapter incompatible with my router? Is there anything I can fix in Windows? I'm way past annoyed at this issue.
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  2. Posts : 16,396
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @iamjamieq,

    Just an thought.

    Has the Laptop got Proxy Settings?
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    "Automatically detect settings" is on in Proxy settings. I don't recall ever changing that. I do use a VPN program sometimes. Would that program change the proxy setting? Although, this issue was happening before I installed the VPN.
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  4. Posts : 4,679
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    Visit network card manufacturer website to install the newest version of the network card driver.
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  5. Posts : 16,396
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    FreeBooter said:
    Visit network card manufacturer website to install the newest version of the network card driver.
    I agree. It can then be excluded from the diagnostic process.
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  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Newest driver is installed.
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  7. Posts : 4,679
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    If you clean installed Windows 10 and newest driver, then the problem could be faulty network card.
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    windows 10 home single language 64 bit / 21H2
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    it doesn't work properly with is my work laptop.
    is it your laptop you use for work or is it your work's laptop? cause then they should sort it out
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  9. Posts : 524
    Windows 10 Home
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    Try using the laptop within range of the WiFi, but in a different location.

    Ben
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  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Ben Myers said:
    Try using the laptop within range of the WiFi, but in a different location.

    Ben
    Interesting idea. Iíve used it briefly in my living room instead of my dining room where I have my computer desk setup and it seemed to work fine. Iíll try that again. Thinking there could be some interference where Iím normally set up?

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    3nd said:
    is it your laptop you use for work or is it your work's laptop? cause then they should sort it out
    My company basically has no IT department. Iím on my own.
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