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07-02-2021 01:44 PM - last edited on 07-13-2021 05:09 AM by JessikaV
broadcom bcm43142 802.11 wireless adapter card keeps dropping signal. tried checking for updates. says latest ones r installed. i have to keep resetting adapter . please help
08-20-2021 04:40 PM
@tammy6129 -- it could be either:
- your computer
- your computer's wireless adapter
- your cable-modem's internal wireless adapter
It is easiest to ask your Internet Service Provider to replace the cable-modem.
It is not so easy to open-up your computer, and replace the wireless adapter; that's a job for a technician (maybe $40 for the new adapter, and $60 for their labour).
It is easy to tell Windows to "disable" the current wireless adapter, and then purchase, install, and configure a WiFi adapter that connects to a spare USB-slot on your computer (maybe $40 for the new adapter).
It is easy, but very expensive, to replace your entire computer.
P.S. Do you have any other WiFi device, such as a smart-Phone, or a WiFi door-bell, or an iPad/Android tablet, that loses its WiFi connection at the same time that your computer loses its WiFi connection?
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