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08-30-2012 09:10 AM
Alrighty, very interesting situation here.
So first and foremost, my wireless keeps dropping randomly. My network will show up in the list of networks, but cannot connect. I have done all of the following:
1) run network diagnostics(finds nothing wrong)
2) reset my computer, the modem, the router, including security, changing my network name, password, etc- the whole nine yards(I'm pretty proficient in tech stuff, but I wouldn't call myself an expert)
3) Called HP and paid for a new wireless card, which solved the problem for all of 1 week
4) updated drivers, rolled back drivers and re-updated
5) tried every solution on this forum that I could find for "dv6t drops wireless" and the like
Two things to note, both of which I find VERY interesting:
1) if I am in the same room as the router, all is well with the world- my wireless works, full bars, I'm a happy camer. the INSTANT I walk into my study(which is approx 15ft away from the router) and set my laptop down on my desk...BAM...wireless disconnects. If I get up, walk back to the living room, it's right back to working.
2) I'm not sure if there is some component of the wireless that is in the monitor, but if I wiggle my monitor around a little bit and change the viewing angle, sometimes it will come back.
Let it be known that I have this problem only at home- when I am in school(which I am M-F 8-5), I have no issues whatsoever and I never see a dropped connection via the school's wireless network. I have made no changes recently, no big installations, and my laptop is barely a year old. I am running W7 Home Premium with an i7-2720QM and 8GB RAM. All of my drivers are updated.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
08-30-2012 11:22 AM
What model wireless card do you have in your PC?
Have you tried changing the broadcast channel in your wireless router's configuration menu to 11 or 1?
What you are describing sounds like an interference issue.
Can you move your router--even a couple feet, one way or the other? Make sure it is as far away from any walls, light switches, or windows as possible.
08-30-2012 12:25 PM
I have the Intel Wireless N 1030
I have tried changing the channel and moving the router- it is near a wall but has been there for over a couple of months. It is not near any light switches or windows. I just changed the channel from Auto to 1 and I am still having the same issue. I will try changing it to 11 but I am not sure if that will change anything.