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Xyphien

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My internet randomly will show up a yellow triangle and will no longer work. Clicking Trouble shoot problems works most of the time, and says "reset the Wifi Adapter" then it works. However it does this a few times a day, and at random. I've installed the latest drivers, ran system updates to see if I have anything I needed to update, and so far I have nothing. What do you think the problem would be?

 

I'm using an Aorus X7 V2 Laptop, and running Windows 10, latest update.


Edited by Xyphien, 02 December 2017 - 02:03 PM.

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Wikipedia: WiFi > Interference

Interference

Wi-Fi connections can be disrupted or the internet speed lowered by having other devices in the same area. Many 2.4 GHz 802.11b and 802.11g access-points default to the same channel on initial startup, contributing to congestion on certain channels. Wi-Fi pollution, or an excessive number of access points in the area, especially on the neighboring channel, can prevent access and interfere with other devices' use of other access points, caused by overlapping channels in the 802.11g/b spectrum, as well as with decreased signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) between access points. This can become a problem in high-density areas, such as large apartment complexes or office buildings with many Wi-Fi access points.

Additionally, other devices use the 2.4 GHz band: microwave ovens, ISM band devices, security cameras, ZigBee devices, Bluetooth devices, video senders, cordless phones, baby monitors, and (in some countries) Amateur radio all of which can cause significant additional interference. It is also an issue when municipalities or other large entities (such as universities) seek to provide large area coverage.

For more details on this topic, see Electromagnetic interference at 2.4 GHz.
 

Even bad electrical connections can cause broad RF spectrum emissions.

 


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I understand that, however I'm running on a 5ghz connection. My xbox receives everything fine, so does my phone. It's only my computer that is effected. I believe it's a problem with the computer itself.


Edited by Xyphien, 02 December 2017 - 03:34 PM.

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Not entirely, no. Wireless signals traveling through the air will never be as reliable as a wired connection.


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Not entirely, no. Wireless signals traveling through the air will never be as reliable as a wired connection.

For certain games I have to use my roommates laptop so it won't drop connection. I'm almost 100% certain it's a computer issue and not the router. Literally no other device has any problems but mine. If it helps, some times when I turn off the wireless on my computer it won't turn back on. It almost grays out and I can't click on it. I then have to restart my computer to have it work again. Also, if my wireless ever drops, restarting my computer also fixes it.


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It might be worthwhile trying a different wireless network adapter, to see if that fixes things.

 

An inexpensive USB version costs only a pound or two or a dollar or three...

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I agree. When the problem is due to flaky laptop wireless, I recommend the Wsky dual-band adapter that has a little antenna. Works great. https://smile.amazon...ky wifi adapter


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