Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 91,391, Level: 94
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,759
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    SNEDDS3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    3,678
    Points
    91,391
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,317
    Given: 949

    My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    My laptop seems to drop it's WIFI connection and then when i go to reconnect it shows no networks found and then I have to restart my laptop in order for it to work again. Any suggestions? I assume it's a bad driver issue.


    *Rest in peace corn dog chick and #Hoiball


  2. #2
    Starter
    Points: 21,869, Level: 45
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 681
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mfelske's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    738
    Points
    21,869
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 32
    Given: 220

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    you might want to update your routers firmware



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 84,703, Level: 90
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 847
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    azepp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,964
    Points
    84,703
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 186
    Given: 128

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    You need to wrap your laptop in foil to improve reception.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 140,062, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,062
    Points
    140,062
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,217
    Given: 1,127

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    How old is your router? The radios in them are on constantly and they do eventually wear out.



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 19,266, Level: 42
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 584
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    cdekovic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,081
    Points
    19,266
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 7

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    I had a modem and router in one from Qwest that went bad after about 5-6 years. Ended up getting separate components and the newer technology was worth the change.


    Hit it hard, every yard

  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 91,391, Level: 94
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,759
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    SNEDDS3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    3,678
    Points
    91,391
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,317
    Given: 949

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    It's definitely the laptop. Gf has one and it works fine for her.


    *Rest in peace corn dog chick and #Hoiball


  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 202,513, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    SplitIdentity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    9,609
    Points
    202,513
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,039
    Given: 80

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    I learned this trick a few years ago from a roommate in college. If your laptop isn't connecting to the internet, put it in the microwave for 6 seconds to charge up the wifi wave receptor.


    The artist formerly known as SouthernHawk

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 98,539, Level: 97
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 511
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    FDWxMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,623
    Points
    98,539
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 274
    Given: 103

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    Quote Originally Posted by SNEDDS3 View Post
    It's definitely the laptop. Gf has one and it works fine for her.
    Wife's laptop did something similar once. Updated the wireless card/network drivers and it fixed it.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 401,541, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteranOverdriveRecommendation Second Class
    ISUCubswin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    My Playhouse
    Posts
    17,426
    Points
    401,541
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,961
    Given: 1,561

    Re: My laptop will not stay connected to my home WIFI.

    Throw it away and go to campus


    Self-Proclaimed Smartest and Goodest Looking Poster on Cyclone Fanatic 4 years running*

    *Fitzy not included

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM