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Wifi stops working randomly, but still shows strong signal

2015-07-20, 3:28 AM

Hey guys, there has been a presistent issue that I originally though only pertained to my laptop, but actually happens to many laptops connected to our router through out wifi. 

Note: As far as I know, this only happens to laptops connected via wifi, this does not happen to any other device.

 

So I have a Lenovo Y510P(dual 750m, i5, 6gb ram, 1tb rom, windows 8.1), however as said above it does not only happen with my laptop. The wifi would stop working randomly, and the connection would stop, but the wifi (or network) icon on the bottom right cornor still says i have strong connection. While this is happening everyone on anyother device just uses the wifi as normal, it makes no diffrence to them.

 

Thanks guys

 

Note: I have all my drivers fully updated, just so you guys know.

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Re: Wifi stops working randomly, but still shows strong signal

2015-07-20, 20:56 PM

I'm not really sure why that's happening. Do you have the Centrino card? It could be that a background process such as a software update is using your cards bandwidth, thus not letting you do anything else. The Centrino is known to be a very problematic card in general as well (if that's what you have). 

 

Just to make sure, your drivers for the WLAN card are the latest from Intel? You can make sure by checking on the Intel Driver Update Utility, it'll search for the latest drivers automatically. You can find it on the Intel website or on the hyperlink <==.

Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 Home
Dell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)
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Re: Wifi stops working randomly, but still shows strong signal

2015-07-21, 2:58 AM

Thanks for replying!

Yes, I do indeed have an Intel Centrino Wireless chip, to be more specific it is the Centrino N-2230.

I ran and instaled the applicaion and checked for drivers, no succes there, its all fully updated.

Again, Thanks!

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Re: Wifi stops working randomly, but still shows strong signal

2015-07-21, 16:04 PM

I'm not really sure, other than I think its a bottleneck/bandwidth issue. I found a thread that I think is related on another forum about very slow connection on the N 2230 while the other computers are fine. Might have some helpful stuff. Link

Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 Home
Dell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)
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