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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:34 pm 
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Hey guys.

Been having a problem with my laptop wireless for a while now, it keeps randomly dropping and the only way to make it reconnect is to disable and reactivate it, but sometimes it looks like it's deactivating (blue loading wheel spins) and it just crashed and if you try and turn it back on, it proceeded to crash, then you need to turn the laptop off manually.

It's beginning to become annoying and I'm unsure how to fix it. It's at the latest driver etc.

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Atheros AR5B93

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:14 pm 
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That "wireless" frequency band has a lot of users. And other devices are on it also. Include cell phones, remote controls, some microwave ovens and such. Even RC toys (drones?) could be on that band.
Best performance for a wireless setup is to have it at least 3 ft. or 1 m. from any reflecting object or surface, and on the same plane as other devices. Being on one floor of a home with the router and on another floor with the laptop lessens signal strength. Another problem could be too many "users" on at a time. Good idea to secure your wireless network, so unknown users cannot link on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:26 am 
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I've been having this problem for a while though, different houses with different internet connection.

My last place, my laptop was about a metre away from the router and still it would do the same thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:58 am 
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Try repairing winsock:

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1. Step Open up the command line utility and enter:

netsh winsock reset catalog (resets winsock entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (resets TCP/IP stack)

2. Step Reboot your PC

3. Step Your connection should have been reset now and your connections problems may be gone – however it will not solve all problems.
Also update your wifi drivers to the latest version..

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Is that an Acer 55** series laptop by any chance?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:31 am 
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Acer Aspire 5740G


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:06 am 
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The antenna connections to the wireless card seem to be a bit troublesome, check if both the white and black wire are properly connected. Other than that, also follow Mr. T's advice, he knows what he is talking about.

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usb wireless adapters are cheap and very small now, as an alternative if you continue to have problems with the onboard wireless.

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