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MistahManWed Mar-27-24 09:21 PM
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" Wifi connection dropping but only for one device. "


          

Good day everyone,

I have a computer connected to wifi through a wifi adapter, more precisely a TP-Link AC1300 High Gain Wireless MU Mimo USB Adapter. Lately, every once in a while, maybe once or twice a week, the connection will drop tho I show as being connected to the router but it does clearly say "No internet". Every other device in the house still works connected to the same router. At that point I have tried to disconnect and reconnect, unplug the adapter and replug it, to no avail. I will show as connected to my router but with no internet connection and the only way to resolve this is to reboot the computer entirely at which point I'm reconnected as if nothing happened. What could be the issue here? Where should I look to resolve this?

Thanks ahead.

  

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PcqandamanThu Mar-28-24 10:39 AM
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#1. "RE: Wifi connection dropping but only for one device. "
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Here is what ChatGPT says:

Experiencing intermittent WiFi disconnections can be frustrating, but there are several potential causes and troubleshooting steps you can take to address the issue:

Check WiFi Signal Strength: Ensure that your computer is receiving a strong WiFi signal from your router. Weak signals can lead to intermittent disconnections. You can use utilities like NetSpot (Windows) or WiFi Explorer (Mac) to analyze WiFi signal strength.

Update Drivers: Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your TP-Link AC1300 adapter installed. Outdated drivers can sometimes cause connectivity issues. You can usually find driver updates on the TP-Link website.

Check for Interference: WiFi signals can be interfered with by other electronic devices, neighboring networks, or even physical obstacles. Try changing the WiFi channel on your router to see if it improves stability. You can use tools like WiFi Analyzer (Android) or inSSIDer (Windows) to check for WiFi interference.

Power Management Settings: Some computers have power management settings that can cause the WiFi adapter to enter a low-power state, leading to disconnections. Go to Device Manager, find your WiFi adapter, and disable the option to allow the computer to turn off the device to save power.

Reset TCP/IP Stack: Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands:

netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset

Disable IPv6: Sometimes IPv6 can cause issues with certain routers or network configurations. Try disabling IPv6 on your WiFi adapter:

Go to Network Connections.
Right-click on your WiFi adapter and select Properties.
Uncheck the box for Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
Click OK to save changes.
Check Router Settings: Ensure that your router firmware is up to date. Sometimes outdated firmware can cause compatibility issues with certain devices. Check the manufacturer's website for firmware updates.

Hardware Issues: If none of the above steps resolve the issue, it's possible that there may be a hardware problem with either your WiFi adapter or your router. Try using the adapter on another computer or testing with a different adapter to isolate the issue.

If you've tried all of these steps and are still experiencing issues, you may want to consider contacting TP-Link support or consulting with a network technician for further assistance.

  

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MistahManTue Apr-02-24 02:41 AM
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#2. "RE: Wifi connection dropping but only for one device. "
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Thanks for all this advice. I will look into that. Appreciate it.

  

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MistahManWed Apr-03-24 05:44 PM
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#3. "RE: Wifi connection dropping but only for one device. "
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Wed Apr-03-24 05:50 PM by MistahMan

          

I also noticed that the power management setting for the network adapter was set to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" which I don't remember checking off. Could that also be the issue?

  

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MistahManFri Apr-05-24 04:16 PM
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#4. "RE: Wifi connection dropping but only for one device. "
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Never mind, I see you covered this already. Thanks

  

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