1.    06 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    USB wireless network adapter unstable


    Hi,

    I recently brought a new wireless network adapter for usb (Asus usb N14) and since I've started using it the connection is really unstable, I'm on the same connection on my iphone and it's just fine but on my pc it's really struggling, I've ran speed tests and it'll work fine when randomly it'll just go down, I'll still be connected to the router but have no internet. Right now looking at the wifi graph in task manager it literally going straight up for a few seconds then straight back to 0 when downloading a file, and I'm unable to download any large files because it'll just fail after about 30 seconds.

    I've updated it to the latest version with no change in performance or reliability.

    One other thing I'm at Uni so other people will be using the connection and I've no access to the router unfortunately.

    If anyone could help with this problem I'd be super greatful as I literally have no experience with wifi, always been wired before uni.

    Thanks.
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyDave View Post
    Hi,

    I recently brought a new wireless network adapter for usb (Asus usb N14) and since I've started using it the connection is really unstable, I'm on the same connection on my iphone and it's just fine but on my pc it's really struggling, I've ran speed tests and it'll work fine when randomly it'll just go down, I'll still be connected to the router but have no internet. Right now looking at the wifi graph in task manager it literally going straight up for a few seconds then straight back to 0 when downloading a file, and I'm unable to download any large files because it'll just fail after about 30 seconds.

    I've updated it to the latest version with no change in performance or reliability.

    One other thing I'm at Uni so other people will be using the connection and I've no access to the router unfortunately.

    If anyone could help with this problem I'd be super greatful as I literally have no experience with wifi, always been wired before uni.

    Thanks.

    The first thing I'd do is go to Control Panel, Power Options and change settings so the USB ports are not being turned off by Windows, might even change settings for Sleep and Hibernation [I've seen issues with both of those].

    As for "I've no access to the router unfortunately" you may be able to find an open HotSpot such as the library, a restaurant, etc., for testing your settings, don't need direct access to the Router's settings.
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