Laptop keeps losing WIFI connection


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Laptop keeps losing WIFI connection


    Hi all,

    Ever since I updated to Windows 10, my laptop struggles to hold a strong connection (sometimes any connection at all) to my Virgin Media router. Even if I am sitting in the same room as my router, the connection is weak and often disconnects, with a connection holding for anywhere between a few minutes and a few seconds. It is not my internet connection as far as I am aware, as my partner and I have no issues connecting other devices such as phones and tablets to this connection.

    Some info about the laptop;

    HP Pavilion Notebook 15
    Processor: Intel Core i3-4030U CPU @ 1.90GHz
    RAM: 8GB
    System type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor

    Some info about the router and connection:

    SSID: virginmedia9926924
    Protocol: 802.11n
    Security type: WPA2-Personal
    IPv4 address: 192.168.0.8
    IPv4 DNS Servers: 194.168.4.100
    194.168.8.100
    Manufacturer: Broadcom
    Description: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter
    Driver version: 6.223.215.14
    Physical address: ‎14-2D-27-DD-B8-E3

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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  2. brummyfan's Avatar
    Posts : 1,250
    Windows 10 2004 (21390.2025)
       #2

    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, you could try switching your DNS to Open dns or google dns and see whether it improves, if it fails, download BCM43xxx drivers from station drivers and install, might help. You need to look for Driver version 7.12.39.18.
    http://smtp.station-drivers.com/inde...leinfo&id=1722
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    brummyfan said:
    Hi,
    Welcome to the forums, you could try switching your DNS to Open dns or google dns and see whether it improves, if it fails, download BCM43xxx drivers from station drivers and install, might help. You need to look for Driver version 7.12.39.18.
    http://smtp.station-drivers.com/inde...leinfo&id=1722

    Thanks for the quick response. I have changed to Open DNS, and I'm updating my drivers just now for good measure. Hopefully this will work!
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  4. DeaconFrost's Avatar
    Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    The driver update will likely solve the issue. DNS isn't really involved if the connection drops, because that is either going to be a driver issue or a compatibility issue with the router. That has happened before. When Windows 8 was release, many old Linksys routers weren't compatible and wouldn't allow devices to connect via Wi-Fi.
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