Windows 10: Wifi keeps on losing signal strength


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home x64
       11 Feb 2016 #1

    Wifi keeps on losing signal strength


    So I Google Searched every possible solution and nothing really helped, I even went to the point going to the configure in Network Adapter Settings > Configure > Ticked off Allowed The Computer To Turn Off This Device To Save Power

    It worked For 15 minutes or so, then the Wifi kept on dropping out, I've Restarted and Done All The Router Stuff, That Other Blogs Suggested, Still Nothing, Wifi continuously Drives me insane, now it drops to 2 bars of signal all the time.

    I also did ipconfig/ flushdns and that didn't work either, though i was hoping it would, but anyway, I have port forwarded my IP so I can play Mine Craft with my cousin, but other than That, I have No idea why it just drops constantly in wifi signal all the time.

    If Anybody else knows what I can do to get it staying 5/4 bars signal Strength and not drop when I'm watching Netflix or playing Mine Craft or Battlefield 4 Multi Player. Please let me know what else I can do, if they need my Wire Less info/name of it, it is

    Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

    and yes it is up to date in patches and etc... it worked fine even in Windows 7 Home and Windows 8.1 Home, but as soon as I grabbed Windows 10 Home Update, it just keeps on doing this annoying bug. So Please may Some One Help me.
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  2.    13 Feb 2016 #2

    What type of router are you using? Which band are you using? How far are you from the router? This may be interference from neighboring WiFi WAPs on the same channel. Download one of the free WiFi monitoring apps from the Windows Store such as WiFi Analyzer to see what your WiFi environment looks like. The pick a channel that has less interference and set your router to use that channel (rather than picking one automatically).
    Post your responses to these questions, including what your WiFi environment looks like.
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  3.    13 Feb 2016 #3

    H I there

    try changing to a different channel -- usually 1 and 6 are the most congested in the 2.4 GHZ band --use 11 or 13 (Not sure if 13 is allowed in the US or "Down under").

    Otherwise if you can switch to 5GHZ band and set to 40 Mhz WIDE channels instead of the standard 20 MHZ standard channels.

    Contention on Wifi causes massive degradation in urban areas, set router to "N" mode to use 5MHZ band - or read its documentation.

    Cheers
    jmbo
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  4. Posts : 901
    Windows IP 16199 Windows 14393.1198
       14 Feb 2016 #4

    Hi Denial,
    Have you got the driver from Intel? Download Intel 10
    You could also try the driver version 18.33.0.1 from station drivers, are you using your ISP's DNS? If you are, try Open DNS or Google DNS.
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  5. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       15 Feb 2016 #5

    Well Hmm, after another Update with the WiFi it seems okay now, so I am wondering if it is just a Windows 10 Update bug with the update before, So hoping it'll stop it's silly nonsense and continue working perfectly, I'll post again if it has any more errors sorry for my late response as well, was at work and a few other life things to do, but again, it seems to have fixed itself, Thank you
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  6.    15 Feb 2016 #6

    Do you have an Android phone? You could try Wifi Analyzer which tells you where weak points are so you can gauge whether its necessary to get a wifi extender.
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