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    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 14th Mar 18, 6:25 AM
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    Wi-fi frequently dropping and Speedtest readings
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    • 14th Mar 18, 6:25 AM
    Wi-fi frequently dropping and Speedtest readings 14th Mar 18 at 6:25 AM
    Howdy !
    It is getting more frequent that on a daily basis , my Wi-fi drops out and I have to reconnect . I checked on the Speedtest app over the last 2 days .. download 10.9 mbps / upload 0.94 m b ps.
    Iím With Vodafone .
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 14th Mar 18, 8:02 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:02 AM
    It could be interference with other wireless networks. See what channels are being used in you location and set your router to use a less congested one.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 14th Mar 18, 8:24 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:24 AM
    Use a smart phone app for checking any nearby wifi routers and change the channel accordingly.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
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    • By another casualty 14th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
    Thanks for the swift replies
    I did change the channel from auto when I spoke to a Vodafone tech last week. Will do so again, and report back if I get continuous service good or bad .
    • Lumstorm
    • By Lumstorm 14th Mar 18, 9:23 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:23 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:23 AM
    Just to note there is only 3 channels that don't interfere with each other on 2.4 so you should be on 1,6 or 11
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 14th Mar 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:38 AM
    Use a smart phone app for checking any nearby wifi routers and change the channel accordingly.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    You don't need a smart phone use windows built in commands start a command prompt(or powershell) as administrator then enter
    Code:
    netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid
    Shows all networks in range Also
    Code:
    netsh wlan show wlanreport
    this creates a file C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WlanReport\wlan-report-latest.html which you can open with your browser of choice
    Last edited by debitcardmayhem; 14-03-2018 at 9:56 AM.
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    • By another casualty 14th Mar 18, 10:18 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 10:18 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 10:18 AM
    Thanks again .
    I'm a Mac user btw
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 14th Mar 18, 10:44 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 10:44 AM
    Thanks again .
    I'm a Mac user btw
    Originally posted by another casualty
    No one's perfect , i prefer linux , look here see if this is of use http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/28/find-scan-wireless-networks-from-the-command-line-in-mac-os-x/
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    • By another casualty 14th Mar 18, 11:31 AM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:31 AM
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    No one's perfect , i prefer linux , look here see if this is of use http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/28/find-scan-wireless-networks-from-the-command-line-in-mac-os-x/
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    Wow! Thanks for that
    I've just put it on my home screen to digest when I'm ready
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 14th Mar 18, 3:16 PM
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    Just to note there is only 3 channels that don't interfere with each other on 2.4 so you should be on 1,6 or 11
    Originally posted by Lumstorm
    No -- you should choose channels based on the least congested. If channels 3 is heavily used while others are vacant, then it would be much better to choose channel 8 than channel 6 because of the overlapping bandwidths.
    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 15th Mar 18, 8:46 AM
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    So, I was awake in the early hours of the morning . Same fault
    I then went into the Wi-fi settings . Changed to channel 4 , and 44.
    I did try other numbers but 'bad gateway' stopped me doing so.

    I just visited the page this morning and I was asked for my router password instead of the password I normally use. I haven't it to hand and know it is on the router . I decided to leave it for now, as everything is working for now and I don't want to be on my hands and knees with a magnifying glass so early in the morning .
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    • By another casualty 16th Mar 18, 8:57 AM
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    Update: everything seems fine ..for now .
    Thanks
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