Wireless network intermittent packet loss

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  1. CloneBack

    CloneBack Member

    Apr 17, 2007
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    I'm having an issue with my wifi and I thought I would turn to "the professionals". I have been experiencing intermittent packet loss and high response times. When plugged to my router via ethernet things are fine. I just upgraded the firmware on my router and that didn't help. I am starting to think that my 802.11n integrated wifi is failing... thoughts?

    >ping Yahoo! -t

    Pinging any-fp.wa1.b.yahoo.com [67.195.160.76] with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=88ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=88ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=113ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=107ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=111ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=97ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=103ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=96ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=88ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=99ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=118ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=102ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=97ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=96ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=89ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=86ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=97ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=51
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=51
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 67.195.160.76: bytes=32 time=155ms TTL=51

    Ping statistics for 67.195.160.76:
    Packets: Sent = 56, Received = 43, Lost = 13 (23% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 85ms, Maximum = 155ms, Average = 95ms
     
  2. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
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    I had a similar problem after three years. I had to go out and buy a new, better model last month. It kept dropping laptops off line. The new N wifi is much better And faster.
     
  3. CloneBack

    CloneBack Member

    Apr 17, 2007
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    I'm running a Linksys WRT160Nv3 and using a Lenovo Ideapad that's less than two months old...
     
  4. driegner

    driegner Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2010
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    The fact that this thread got posted twice only adds to the magic.
     
  5. CloneBack

    CloneBack Member

    Apr 17, 2007
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    Issue resolved, no help from any of you. Go back to updating your facebook from your mom's house.
     
  6. cloneluke80

    cloneluke80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
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    so, what did you do to fix it? upgrade the firmware?
     
  7. CloneBack

    CloneBack Member

    Apr 17, 2007
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    I updated the wireless driver on my laptop, fixed most issues. Still getting some ping timed out, just not as many. I may replace Linksys firmware with DD-WRT.
     
  8. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    Despite the thread title, I read the word "wifi" as "wife". Made the first two sentences somewhat startling and humorous. I have an eye appt scheduled in early January.
     
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