Windows 10: Windows 10 Anniversary - wifi problems
I made some gains today. The laptop would connect and displayed connected, no internet. Ping to a site had no replies.
I checked the wireless nic driver configuration and found that roaming was disabled. I set it to highest. Then it connected. That would explain why I suddenly got connection to a router after I had hard wired to it. (not roaming, known wired connection)
Ping to a site then returned normally. That indicated that hardware and DNS were working. No site would respond to an attempt to connect.
After trying several things, I disabled the AVG firewall. Then the internet worked. Of course that configuration is not acceptable. I need to call AVG for some support.
In my examination I determined that the wireless nic driver was installed by the windoze upgrade about 4 am while I was sleeping. It set the parameters wrong, and must have upset the AVG firewall parameters as well. I smell a rat there.
Retired from the grind
AVG will tell you a canned script. Roaming aggressiveness set at high can be worst than keeping it at default.
So what would "default" be? This is my travelling computer. It should know DOT Wi-FI's from here west to Montana and Colorado.
Retired from the grind
It is more of finding out what works for you if the install default is not the best. I would purchase inSSIDer to have on the laptop, so that when you run into connection problems, you can find out where the interference is. If you travel and get low signal, it may be best to use a USB Dongle with an External Antenna or a USB Male to Female extension to allow you to move the Dongle to best signal location.
I know about signal strength and interference. (I design and install wireless networks, including campus networks.)
Backup and security wireless cameras were turned off. That's not the problem.
I spoke with AVG. They said that there's some new requirements with this Windoze update that they don't quite understand yet. Removing and reinstalling AVG usually works, though. Haven't had time to do that yet.
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