Windows 10: Wifi fades in and out at home location

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  1.    18 Apr 2016 #1

    Wifi fades in and out at home location


    Works perfectly everywhere else but never stable at home, housemate (who is responsible for wifi) claims it's fine for her, funny thing is my Xfinity connection also is unstable there (on both my Android smartphone and my W10 laptop, but if I go anywhere else like Barnes & Noble, the public library, or Starbucks both devices work flawlessly).


    Is it possible there's some weird firewall issue going on? (I asked my housemate already but she didn't answer me, is there any way to tell on my own?)


    Thanks

      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 474
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       18 Apr 2016 #2

    A firewall block would be a all or nothing indication - you get to a site or you don't.

    You are mentioning keywords like fade in and out, stable, or you surfing ok and have signal strength issues?

    Through her wifi or thru xfinity, which I have to assume is separate from her network in the house, could indicate its location, but more details of each setup are needed ...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Apr 2016 #3

    RWOne said: View Post
    A firewall block would be a all or nothing indication - you get to a site or you don't.

    You are mentioning keywords like fade in and out, stable, or you surfing ok and have signal strength issues?

    Through her wifi or thru xfinity, which I have to assume is separate from her network in the house, could indicate its location, but more details of each setup are needed ...
    Yes Xfinity and the home network are different, but both tend to fade in and out (but both have fairly strong signals some of the time so I don't understand why they periodically "disappear")...if there's any technical info about my system that would help just ask.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       18 Apr 2016 #4

    I'd list the make/model, etc.

    Any number of variables, make of walls, etc. But if she's on it as well, either one but not having the same issues? I'd kinda find that hard to believe off hand.

    Scan your system with malwarebytes (Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software - free version) lets rule out any malicious stuff that could affect your connection...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    18 Apr 2016 #5

    Hi, perhaps you need to change the channel used? Too many signals of similar strength on your channel?

    Try this (freeware)
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  6.    19 Apr 2016 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, perhaps you need to change the channel used? Too many signals of similar strength on your channel?

    Try this (freeware)
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    I'm confused, this isn't from me.
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  7.    19 Apr 2016 #7

    It's about the channel you use for Wifi. Too many users of same channel - signals competing for airspace => 'fading' - assuming you mean that your Wifi speed varies and maybe erratically cuts out.

    Download the program, install and see if you and others around you are trying to use the same channel.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    19 Apr 2016 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    It's about the channel you use for Wifi. Too many users of same channel - signals competing for airspace => 'fading' - assuming you mean that your Wifi speed varies and maybe erratically cuts out.

    Download the program, install and see if you and others around you are trying to use the same channel.
    ok got you, will do, thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    19 Apr 2016 #9

    you can use this command in dos to see the chanel used from you and other wifi
    netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid


    without software

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    19 Apr 2016 #10

    - but not the signal strength..
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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