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I disconnect from the internet every 1 - 2 minutes. (Very Frustrating)

Posted by: Stephen B.      6 Jan 2014 @ 20:02
I disconnect from the internet every 1 - 2 minutes. (Very Frustrating)

Okay, so my router is downstairs, and my pc is upstairs, and i have a wireless USB adapter for my pc since it doesnt have a built in wireless card. It had been on and off for a while, it would go 2-3 months where the internet would be fairly slow, but i stayed connected, then for a month i would have to unplug the wireless adapter, say after i watch a minute of a youtube video, it would stop, and i would have to unplug it then plug it back in, and repeat this process all day, and as you can imagine, it becomes extremely frustrating.

I have tried many different wireless adapters but to no avail, my brother just got a new pc in the bedroom next to time, he has a built in wireless card but he still disconnects from time to time, but thats just down to out fairly poor connection.

We are switching broadband providers in a couple of days, and we where suggesting buying wifi boosters, i though maybe my pc was in a dead spot, but i dont want to waste money on something that isnt going to work.

(PLEASE NOTE, this is not a problem with my router, we had an engineer come out about 2 days ago, and he replaced the modem, still nothing changed)

If anyone has any ideas on what the problem could be or maybe what could fix it, PLEASE, let me know.

Thanks for reading.

Reply by: Ant M. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Pontyclun, CF72      6 Jan 2014 @ 20:38
RE: I disconnect from the internet every 1 - 2 minutes. (Very Frustrating)

Could be a number of things.... my initial thought is what is the actual quality of the broadband itself like and what downstream/upstream speeds are you getting?

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Reply by: Stephen B.      6 Jan 2014 @ 20:58
RE: I disconnect from the internet every 1 - 2 minutes. (Very Frustrating)

So yeah, i looked through few other peoples complaints on various sites and went through some thing they suggested, none of them worked, but ive noticed Hamachi has been connected from time to time so it would say i am connected to multiple connections. Maybe this was causing some sort of interference but once i disabled hamachi, everything seems to be fine -_- such an easy fix to a huge problem for me. At least i learnt a lesson from this a guess.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      8 Jan 2014 @ 22:57
RE: I disconnect from the internet every 1 - 2 minutes. (Very Frustrating)

Hamachi?
Yes, that program does that.
You running a game server? Hope you - and your family - have bullet proof security software. You've got a wide-open back door as long as Hamachi is on the machine

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