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    We've had the same router for a while now and never really had much bother with it.

    However since November/beginning of December I've had issued finding wifi on my laptop in my room. I have to walk literally 6 feet or so onto the stairs where I can then find and join the network. After that, it will continue working in my room.

    However, every time I restart my laptop or it goes to sleep I have to repeat this process.

    I don't think it's just the laptop either though. When I brought my ps4 into my room that too could not connect to the wifi and I obviously didn't have the luxury of moving it around the house until it got a signal.


    What could be the issue here?
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    (Original post by IamJacksContempt)
    We've had the same router for a while now and never really had much bother with it.

    However since November/beginning of December I've had issued finding wifi on my laptop in my room. I have to walk literally 6 feet or so onto the stairs where I can then find and join the network. After that, it will continue working in my room.

    However, every time I restart my laptop or it goes to sleep I have to repeat this process.

    I don't think it's just the laptop either though. When I brought my ps4 into my room that too could not connect to the wifi and I obviously didn't have the luxury of moving it around the house until it got a signal.


    What could be the issue here?
    Hi,

    It could be all manner of things. It could be to do with the positioning of the router, i.e. the router needs moving to somewhere where it will work all of the time, or it might be that the router is getting congested. Out of interest, how many devices are on that router? Have any new devices been added between the time it worked fine and when it started acting up intermittently?

    It could also be to do with the router itself, or the ISP that you are with. For example, I know of someone who used to be on Tesco Broadband, with an old router, and lots of devices kept dropping out/the router had to be reset a lot of the time. Chances are the speeds were too poor and the router too old to cope with the amount of devices, because they switched to BT Fiber with a new router, and they haven't had any issues since. In fact, their fiber broadband is now better than my Virgin Media broadband.

    Though without actually seeing the problem myself, I wouldn't be able to pinpoint the problem to something.

    Hope that helps!
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    Have a look at the Wifi channel settings on the router and try changing the channel. This can help if you neighbours wifi is clashing. Just bare mind there are some bits of kit that don't work properly with either channel 12 or 13.

    Adjusting the position of the router can also help.
 
 
 
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