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    why does lap top loose internet connection

    Hello all

    I have a HP 15" lap top that is about 14 months old. Why does lap top loose internet connection?

    After doing a clean install to ubuntu a year ago I was unable to connect to the the internet. Another hp with the same hardware and same ubuntu did connect to the internet.

    Tried a few things still no internet.

    Then about 6 months ago the lap top started to connect to the internet.

    Internet connected fine for a few months.

    The last 2 months the lap top began loose internet connection.

    Can use terminal if i am given the comands.

    Gordon33

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    It can me MANY issues.

    Typically it is a threat actor knocking on the backdoor.

    Where ??


    If you have access to your internet router in the settings enable mac authentication. You will have to allow the devices you want on the network. That slows down the neighbors that are looking for free internet.

    Another one is your gateway is being attacked, set up pcap monitoring and see what is going on.

    Could also be crap equipment, if your networking stuff is more than a year or two old I would replace it.

    You do realize if you have apps that don't have a their own servers they are sponging off of you and everyone else that is using the app, that hogs bandwidth.
    Last edited by foxsquirrel; February 9th, 2024 at 07:58 PM.

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    Hello foxsquirrel


    The other computer in the home with my computer is a HP Chrome book. it runs fine. The problem with mine is slow internet and internet dropping out.

    I will figure out how to implement your first 2 recommendations.

    Gordon33

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    Hello All

    Why would my lap Top run faster after UN-plugging the router?

    Today I was looking for the IP Address of the router. UN-plunged the router turned off the router and restarted the router. Mu lap Top is running much faster.

    Gordon

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    Hello jeremy31

    Thank you for the reply and the link.

    Gordon33

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    I assume your using a wifi connection right?
    Most connection issues are caused by a poor or weak wifi connection.
    Are you using the 2.4 or 5GHz channel?
    Is there channel contension going on, lots of neighbors on 2.4?
    Get an Android wifi signal app, if 2.4GHz is below -50dBm the connection may drop.
    As a test, switch to 5GHZ channel and move the laptop close to your Wi-Fi router and see if the problem exists.

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    Hello makitso

    Yes WIfi. Must be 2.4. This WIFI connection has a password, so I don't think the neighbors are using it. The router is a netgear. The lap top is about 12 feet from the router.

    The router just has two lap tops one printer and one apple phone using wifi.

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon33 View Post
    Yes WIfi. Must be 2.4..
    OK, if you live in an apartment building there may be lots of 2.4 devices near by which may cause your connection problems.

    If you have a newer router and laptop try switching to a 5GHz SSID.

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    Re: why does lap top loose internet connection

    Hello makitso

    This router is in a home's family room as is the lap top. The router is over 4 years old. I will be buying a new router in a few days.

    Gordon33

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