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My WiFi connection has suddenly become sporadic over the last week or two.  I started using the WiFi antennae or extender that I'm currently using about six months months ago, and it has worked fine until now.

 

The WiFi source is in my landlord's unit about 30 yards from my antennae.

 

The connection will be fine for a while, even hours oftentimes, and then the connection will become "Limited", or all connection will be lost.  The network goes to "Limited" then "Connecting" then "Connected" regularly.  When a connection problem arises I unplug the antennae to reset it and then the connection will be fine for a while.

 

There are two WiFi networks with the same name that I am using, but one has "_xt" at the end.  It appears as if my computer is going back and forth trying to connect with each one of these two networks when there's a connection problem.  When I manually connect I believe I can only connect to one of the two.

 

A Belkin refresh program used to automatically start when there was an occasional connection problem, but it has not started automatically in the last two weeks or so since the connection problems have become really bad.  Thanks for any replies.

 

 

My computer and extender:  

 

Lenovo H500S

Celeron J1800

4Gb RAM DDR3

W8.1 64 bit

500Gb HD 7200 rpm

 

Belkin Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender

Model:F9K1106v1


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Have you tried changing the channel that the router and the extender use?  It sound like you may have some interference that comes and goes.  I've found Netgear Genie program very handy for selecting an unused channel.  http://www.netgear.c...apps/genie.aspx

 

Most routers claim to automatically select the best available channel but I've found that auto select doesn't work very well if at all.  There were 7 other routers on the same channel on the router in our condo.  I changed the channel select on our router to manual and chose an unused channel per Genie and that stopped the dropouts that we were getting.  It doesn't have to be another router.  Anything wireless like a cordless phone or a baby monitor or a noisy electric motor can cause interference.  


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My landlord changed networks without telling me.  I am able to connect to the internet with no problems now.  Thanks for the help. 


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