June 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm #40137
Lately Ive been having problems with my computer dropping wifi connection a lot. In fact it’s been so bad that I haven’t been able to connect to the Internet in hours. I know it’s not my router because I can access it just fine from other devices. I had a screencap of what diagnostics says, but I can’t post it until I get wifi back, which can happen at any random time. I think the problem might be my computer, but I was wondering if there might be a possibility I’m overlooking?
I’m typing this on my phone so I can’t go too muh into detail until I get hold of another computer, that way I might also include the screencap.June 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm #40139
If it’s fine on other devices, then yeah, it’ll be a problem with your computer.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p85xwZ_OLX0[/video]June 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm #40141
Yes that was one of the first things I tried. The problem is that it disconnects and reconnects at seemingly random intervals. Not even rebooting the router does anything.
My computer is getting up there in age, but I don’t want to replace it just yet. This is the first time anything like this had happened. At least, not since I replaced the router last year.June 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm #40143
The fact that it sometimes connects but other times doesn’t is what’s confusing me. I’d come up with ideas for reason for it never connecting :p
Some more experienced tech nerd is welcome to swing in now and fling out actual help ^^
Only thing I can say is, did you do anything with the computer soon before this started happening? Changing setting, installing files, hitting it with a hammer, etc.
… HELPFUL! :D
Similar problems were had here:
bob magnani apparently solves his problem (Bottom of page)
June 30, 2012 at 9:25 am #40217
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From an electronics standpoint, random network connection implies loose circuit connection. If it were that, notifications should be popping up due to the multiple reconnections, though.June 30, 2012 at 11:55 am #40234
So after roughly 24 hours, my wifi fixed itself. Inexplicably. Again. However, this time I got images from the network diagnostics.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attched files.June 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm #40260
Oh, it’s a Mac?
There was a problem with the Lion OS and Wifi connectivity apparently.
152 pages of it, in fact. :p
So if your OS is Lion, then that might be why.
… Macs definitely ain’t my forte, so I hope the answer for your problem is in that thread. ^^June 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm #40261
ok, if my wifi crashes again I’ll try using the tips from that thread. Thanks, I’m just glad this is a software issue and not hardware.AuthorPostsViewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
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