WiFi interference - Laptop / Tablet

thebrehhh

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Hi, When I am alone upstairs everything is fine, but when kids / other half come upstairs with tablets / mobile phones, my internet goes very unstable and eventually disconnects, any fixes?

Thanks in advance.
 
Time of day, and what day it is, can have a great effect. Why you may not notice that this is a factor. Also, if they are doing less intensive things and then start a game, movie, etc., that will do it. Also phones, not always would they be accessing via WiFi. Depends on what is being done.

You may also want to try securing your network. Change the password and name if need be. You could have someone in the area that is accessing it which would only be effected when they are accessing it.

If yours is the only device having issues, you may also want to try the following (as computers tend to have more sensitive connections).

Try this....

First, make sure your laptop is 'not' connected to the modem/router via an Ethernet cable and follow the steps:

1. Go to "Control Panel".

2. Next go to "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing".

3. Now click on "Manage Wireless Networks".

4. On this screen, remove all wireless connections by "right clicking" on it and select "Remove network" from the drop down menu.

5. After doing this, close the open windows and reboot the computer.

6. Once the computer is fully reloaded, scan for the "Wi-Fi networks".

7. Click on the available network that you want to access and select "connect".

8. It takes a moment, but then you will be asked to give a password for your Wi-Fi connection. Type in the password and click the "connect" button.

It should now be connected.

NOTE: If this doesn't work, you may want to reset your modem/router, and then once it is fully loaded again, repeat the above steps. Yes, issues with the modem/router can cause issues with only one device.
 
Sounds like your internet is just not capable of handling all the connections. To many items will clog it up. Especially if anyone is using something that is data intensive. Say games, downloads, movies, etc. And if it is at a time of day when your ISP limits bandwidth (yes that does happen) and when others around you, using the same ISP are also on theirs. Usually between 5pm and 12am your time.

First check your internet connection and make sure it isn't getting a lot of noise or other problems. If this isn't it, then talk to the ISP about having them check it, or even raising your speed.
 

thebrehhh

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Aug 4, 2016
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Surely in that case it would constantly bad as they are constantly using them downstairs.

The problem only begins when they bring them upstairs, and even then it is unstable rather than slow.
 
Time of day, and what day it is, can have a great effect. Why you may not notice that this is a factor. Also, if they are doing less intensive things and then start a game, movie, etc., that will do it. Also phones, not always would they be accessing via WiFi. Depends on what is being done.

You may also want to try securing your network. Change the password and name if need be. You could have someone in the area that is accessing it which would only be effected when they are accessing it.

If yours is the only device having issues, you may also want to try the following (as computers tend to have more sensitive connections).

Try this....

First, make sure your laptop is 'not' connected to the modem/router via an Ethernet cable and follow the steps:

1. Go to "Control Panel".

2. Next go to "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing".

3. Now click on "Manage Wireless Networks".

4. On this screen, remove all wireless connections by "right clicking" on it and select "Remove network" from the drop down menu.

5. After doing this, close the open windows and reboot the computer.

6. Once the computer is fully reloaded, scan for the "Wi-Fi networks".

7. Click on the available network that you want to access and select "connect".

8. It takes a moment, but then you will be asked to give a password for your Wi-Fi connection. Type in the password and click the "connect" button.

It should now be connected.

NOTE: If this doesn't work, you may want to reset your modem/router, and then once it is fully loaded again, repeat the above steps. Yes, issues with the modem/router can cause issues with only one device.
 
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