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Klandathu



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:35 pm    Post subject: Laptop Wireless Connection Issue Reply with quote

Before this thing gets started let me be perfectly clear on one issue: there is nothing wrong with my internet connection. My speed is just fine, as is the connection on every single other wireless device connected to it.

My issue is as follows: my laptop takes a long time to connect to our house's wifi (the connection is just fine, it just takes a long time to get there). I know it's not the actual connection because everything else that's connected connects in no time with no issues. It's just my computer that has the problem. I boot up my computer, go to open Firefox, it says it's either connected or connecting, then I sit there for two or three minutes while it establishes a connection. My girlfriend's computer (and every other computer that's ever accessed our network) does not do this. They connect almost immediately and that's that for them. When my computer does finally get connected, I have no further problems with the connection.

I've updated my network drivers and it didn't seem to help any. Every other site I've checked into this issue with has come back with nothing. Any advice?

Gracias.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's possible your device is set to low priority. Otherwise, it seems to me that your network card might be garbage.

You might want to look into these:
https://www.google.com/search?q=laptop+network+card&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=laptop+network+card&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=shop
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it do it if the laptops right next to the router?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try clearing your cookies. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options > Delete Cookies. In Firefox, go to Tools > Clear Private Data and select just the cookies option.

It has also been reported that AVG can cause this issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you log in to your router settings and check to see what channel it's on? If not, try logging in on your laptop and check the wireless channel setting. If it's set to automatic change it over to 11 and make sure it's set to remember the selection through a power cycle.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-Ting wrote:
It's possible your device is set to low priority. Otherwise, it seems to me that your network card might be garbage.

You might want to look into these:
https://www.google.com/search?q=laptop+network+card&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=laptop+network+card&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=shop


That's entirely possible. I was on a bit of a budget when I bought the computer, so it's not exactly equipped with high-end hardware.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madster111 wrote:
Does it do it if the laptops right next to the router?


It does it with every wireless network it's ever been on.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can only suggest new wireless card and fresh windows install, then.
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