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Intermittent wifi issues and slow computer


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The first post showed a very weak signal.  Now you have a very strong signal on both.  Does the speedtest look different?


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Sitting in the same room with the router.  Speedtest responses are:

 

at 2:54p:

 

 PING ms
24
 DOWNLOAD Mbps
38.13
 UPLOAD Mbps
5.61
 
at 2:56p:
 PING ms
45
 DOWNLOAD Mbps
43.51
 UPLOAD Mbps
5.83
 
at 2:57p:
 PING ms
72
 DOWNLOAD Mbps
43.52
 UPLOAD Mbps
5.64
 
at 3:00p:
 
 PING ms
23
 DOWNLOAD Mbps
31.33
 UPLOAD Mbps
5.65
 
at 3:01p:
 PING ms
88
 DOWNLOAD Mbps
39.06
 UPLOAD Mbps
5.77
 
I've seen it as low as 6.  My point is that it's all over the place and that's when it successfully connects which is not usually the first attempt.  
 
Thanks Ron!
 

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Does the other laptop vary too?

 

Use Inssider to make sure there is no other signal interfering.

 

I wonder if it might be worth getting a USB WiFi adapter?  They are usually less than $10

Amazon is showing:

Belkin N300 Pocket WiFi Adapter, 300Mbps Link Rate
by Belkin
$7.13

 

or if the PC is moving to a back room you might spring for one with an antenna:

 

EDUP Wifi Adapter ac600Mbps Wireless Usb Adapter 5.8GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band 600Mbps Usb Adapter 2dBi External Antennas

$15.59

 

I've found that the antenna models really get a stronger signal.

 

 

 

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