Windows 10: Wifi fades in and out at home location

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  1.    19 Apr 2016 #11

    the idea is to be in a different chanel
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  2.    19 Apr 2016 #12

    Yes, but if the others in the same channel (if any) are very weak, it's likely there isn't a problem. So to know if multiple occupancy of the channel at reasonable signal strength is the problem, it's preferable to know both factors.

    Actually, we have no idea at this point if this is the actual issue- the description is a little vague.
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  3.    19 Apr 2016 #13

    dalchina said: View Post
    Yes, but if the others in the same channel (if any) are very weak, it's likely there isn't a problem. So to know if multiple occupancy of the channel at reasonable signal strength is the problem, it's preferable to know both factors.

    Actually, we have no idea at this point if this is the actual issue- the description is a little vague.
    ran the freeware app, not sure what to look for, the private home network has this:

    SSID MAC Address PHY Type RSSI Signal Quality Average Signal Quality Frequency Channel Information Size Elements Count Company Router Model Router Name Security Cipher Maximum Speed Channel Width Channels Range BSS Type WPS Support First Detection Last Detection Detection Count Start Time Minimum Signal Quality Maximum Signal Quality
    Martianlanding 4C-60-DE-44-86-32 802.11n -71 48 51.2 2.412 1 361 16 NETGEAR WNDR4000 WNDR4000 WPA2-PSK CCMP 144 Mbps 20 MHz 1 - 3 Infrastructure Configured 4/19/2016 3:32:22 PM 4/19/2016 5:21:10 PM 1556 4/19/2016 5:21:06 PM 33 65


    while the xfinity one (which i'm using right now) has about twenty MAC addresses but mine doesn't seem to be one of them...
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  4. Posts : 3,854
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       19 Apr 2016 #14

    Sounds like your roommate had the power turned down on the Wifi, or used some form of QOS scheme to restrict your connections. Not that hard to do. If they are paying for the Internet service, there is not much that you can do about it.
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  5.    19 Apr 2016 #15

    bro67 said: View Post
    Sounds like your roommate had the power turned down on the Wifi, or used some form of QOS scheme to restrict your connections. Not that hard to do. If they are paying for the Internet service, there is not much that you can do about it.
    I actually sublet from her so in theory she should be more responsive towards providing Internet as a kind of utility (she's not very technical, I can't imagine she even knows how to tweak the router; I may just ask her to move it to the kitchen to where's it's in-between our rooms instead of in hers and see if that helps).
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  6. Posts : 3,854
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       19 Apr 2016 #16

    Never think that someone is not technical. You would be surprised how someone can act like they are not, but in reality they actually do know what they are doing. I use Channels 1 & 5, Bandwidth of 40 mhz for the Wireless-N A/P that I use. Channel 5 for the Wireless-b/g that I use for legacy wifi equipment that does not use Wireless N.

    As long as the password has not been changed, it would be on the sticker on the side of the Gateway. The netsh wlan show all gives you basic info. A better tool is the inSSIDer app.
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  7.    20 Apr 2016 #17

    I don't think my housemate is pretending to be non-technical, in any case I did just run the Windows troubleshooter and got the following message:

    Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing.

    Don't know why this would only happen at home but I will look into solutions for this in the meantime.
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  8.    20 Apr 2016 #18

    Easiest way (no brainer with the added draw of all the other fixes it can offer):
    Tweaking.com's Repair utility.

    I used this when I unexpectedly found internet protocols missing over lunch when the PC was idle.

    Just select Repair Network from the list of repairs.

    This is a good tool- sadly people just shy away and seek a Windows only fix requiring tech assist to find the right commands.

    Meanwhile, consider using System Restore or disk imaging so you can get yourself out of predicaments.
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  9.    23 Apr 2016 #19

    dalchina said: View Post
    Easiest way (no brainer with the added draw of all the other fixes it can offer):
    Tweaking.com's Repair utility.

    I used this when I unexpectedly found internet protocols missing over lunch when the PC was idle.

    Just select Repair Network from the list of repairs.

    This is a good tool- sadly people just shy away and seek a Windows only fix requiring tech assist to find the right commands.

    Meanwhile, consider using System Restore or disk imaging so you can get yourself out of predicaments.
    Ran the program (did power reset first, then repaired everything twice as per the instructions)...still fading in and out.

    I'm going to ask housemate to move router into kitchen (between our rooms), I'm sick of this.

    (Thanks for your help.)
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  10.    23 Apr 2016 #20

    Yep, must be a local issue rather than your PC.. good luck!
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