wi-fi

Forum discussion tagged with wi-fi.
  1. A

    Question Ethernet stopped working ?

    I built a pc which has had no issues its now around 2 years old and the Ethernet port stopped working, it lights up orange or red and the wifi has stopped too. I have then bought a NICGIGA 2.5G Base-T PCIe Network Adapter, Realtek RTL8125B 2.5Gbps/1Gbps/100Mbps PCI Express. When i added this to...
  2. Question AX3 Router sort of restarting randomly? I get booted out of games

    Hello, I am using Huawei AX3 router, recently bought. Sometimes several times in an hour, sometimes less often like once in couple hours router appears to reset itself, it's barely noticeable and I only noticed after I turned off the LED indicator light and seen it light up again in moments like...
  3. DRIXER

    Question Internet Connection has slowed down ?

    Hi, I've back to my place after couple months of unpresence, for that time everything in my home including pc and router was disabled just in case, when I came back and turned everything on I noticed that Internet is not good as it was. On pc (connected by Ethernet Cable) is relatively good...
  4. S

    [SOLVED] VPN - Can it slow down the Wi-fi speed of others connected to the same network with it on/is it possible to not get any slowed network speed?

    Does using VPN use up more Wi-fi/data than normal if you didn't have it on, and if it does would that mean having VPN on can also slow down the Wi-fi speed for others who are connected to the same network? How? Is it also possible to have a VPN that does not slow down your internet speed at...
  5. TheFlash1300

    Question How to make the laptop's hotspot to not be shown as "metered"?

    Hello. I'm using the hotspot of my laptop to give internet to multiple devices. The problem is that the Wi-Fi connection is viewed as metered by the other devices. When I connect the devices directly to the router's signal, the Wi-Fi they get isn't viewed as metered. But when I connect the...
  6. C

    Question Ookla's Microsoft store speedtest app is very slow compared to the website version?

    Hello everyone, sorry for misspellings and noobieness. I just joined and it is 1:31am. I took a speed test on speedtest.net and it shows a download speed of 168.81mbps download speed and an upload speed of 2.19mbps. When I speedtest with the Ookla speedtest from the microsoft store, it shows a...
  7. TheFlash1300

    Question How to check if there is malicious activity on a Wi-Fi network?

    Hello. There is a person who freely shares his internet connection (he consciously chose to not put a password on his Wi-Fi network). When i asked him if i can connect, the person said yes, he also said he intentionally has no password, so people, who don't have Wi-Fi networks, can use his...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Question Are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters built-in to the motherboard ?

    Hello. Do Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters come as extra components for laptops and desktop computers, or are they built-in to the motherboard? I want to buy a new PC. The description of the product doesn't say anything about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters, so I'm wondering if the desktop PC will be...
  9. acridoutcast

    Question Can i replace a old Intel AC-3168 wifi card in my MSI GE62 7RF Laptop with a newer Wifi Card?

    My laptop, a 2017 MSI GE62vr 7RF has been unable to connect to the Wi-Fi recently and all indications point to a failing Wi-Fi card, I want to replace it but I'm unsure about compatibility. It has a MSI MS-16JB motherboard and is currently running an Intel AC-3168 Wi-Fi card. I can't find the...
  10. M

    [SOLVED] One router, two houses, breaking connection

    Hello, Need help with the following: There are two houses ("big" and "guest"), the distance between them is around 4 meters. Wifi router is placed in the Big House. The signal strength in the Guest House is around -75 db according to my laptop. The connection is breaking, and ping sometimes...
  11. kevvvvvvin06

    [SOLVED] I deleted my wireless WI-FI driver trying to fix a problem and I don't know how to reinstall it

    I uninstalled my Realtek wireless Wi-Fi driver because it was hidden in the device manager and didn’t work. I am currently connected to my phone via USB, how do I reinstall my Wi-Fi driver? The name of the driver was Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E Nic in case someone wants the...
  12. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] Is NetShare safe, secure, and encrypted?

    Hello. I would like to use my tablet as a Hot Spot to give internet access to all my devices, without connecting my devices to unsecured Wi-Fi, and risking getting viruses. So, this is what i did: I downloaded NetShare+ on my tablet. I connected my tablet to a Wi-Fi network that isn't secured...
  13. TheFlash1300

    [SOLVED] How do i make my laptop emit signal while in sleep mode?

    Hello. I'm using my laptop as a router to emit signal, so i can connect 8 more devices. The built-in router my laptop has is 802.11ac. My question is, is there a way to make my laptop still emit signal even when the laptop is in sleep mode? Currently, the devices receive internet connection...
  14. J

    Question Wifi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting when playing games

    Hello, Every time I play online games I have a problem with unstable internet. When I play, after a couple of minutes I get disconnected and a globe icon appears in place of the wifi icon. Connection comes back usually after a couple seconds but sometimes longer. It always reconnects by itself...
  15. ethan206

    [SOLVED] Powerline Wi-Fi adapter (TP-Link AV600) problems

    I've been using the TP-Link AV600 Powerline Adapter (TL-WPA4220 KIT) for a while but yesterday it decided to stop working. I troubleshooted the heck out of it and can't seem to get it to work again (or at least not fully). I restarted/replugged both my router and the adapters and it started...
  16. E

    [SOLVED] Wi-Fi and Ethernet drops out separately

    The internet connection in my apartment disconnects from time to time for ethernet and Wi-Fi separately. My desktop has ethernet connection while my partners laptop uses Wi-Fi. Sometimes I lose my connection while she still has internet and other times it's she who loses connection while I still...
  17. C

    [SOLVED] Tenda AC10U weak security

    So i got some new internet because the old one was way too slow and i also got a new router, the Tenda AC10U. The router itself is really good and i can't complain but when i connect to the wi-fi on my phone it says weak security. I've tried to change it but the only options i have are ...
  18. T

    [SOLVED] port forwarded a port then removed the rule but the port is still open

    My router is zyxel AMG1302-T11C. I wanted to test a server on port 5555 so I went to my router's admin panel and added a new rule for port 5555. After I was done, I deleted the rule but I ran a nmap scan just in case and I see that port 5555 is open on my router. Is this dangerous? How can I...
  19. M

    [SOLVED] Did I make the right choice? ...the purchase of my new AC wireless standard router or not?

    Hello. Nice to meet you! I ask you – Did I make the right choice? Please read and please respond with a simple yes or no answer and if you could explain why you feel I did or did not and what you would have done. Last week, I purchased a new router from Amazon.com. It is the TP-Link A6 V3...
  20. H

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 can't find wireless network until after restart ?

    I'm currently working on a Dell All-in-one pc that has been in the shop for a while. When booting up initially, it doesn't connect to our wireless network. It doesn't show a list of networks at all. When trying to see the networks through the control panel, it gives me a "ms-available networks...
  21. V

    [SOLVED] Certain Wi-Fi gateways causing severe electromagnetic hypersensitivity

    For some reason any Wi-Fi gateway capable of +300mbps gives me severe migraines. I am trying to figure out what about these high speed modems is causing this EMHS. Here are the gateways I have tried: Arris TG1682G - “No issues” Caused EMHS • Xfinity XB6 (Arris + Technicolor) • Xfinity XB7...
  22. joka1

    Question Internet usage very oftenly drops to 0kbps

    Internet usage very oftenly drops to 0kbps, also usage drops to 0kbps when i open file explorer When wi-fi on pc disappears i can normally use it on my phone I tried literally everything i could find in internet and no result I also tried changing my wi-fi antenna, this didn't help
  23. SteinsMate

    [SOLVED] Upgrade of Wi-Fi card in laptop ASUS TUF 505DU

    Hello everyone, Right now in my ASUS TUF DX505DU there is Realtek 8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC, but sometimes I experience connection loses and additionally the signal of networks is kinda low. So I was thinking about upgrading it, as I will open laptop anyway to change thermal...
  24. T

    [SOLVED] Ping high in games after new PC.

    Hello I recently built a new PC and I have been facing high ping in certain games since new PC was up and running. Used to get 5 ping on my local server in CSGO and Dota2, now each server has ~+30 ping, and some servers are now unplayable as my ping is now ~100 from usual 60-65. On my old system...
  25. Question Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter keeps turning itself off ?

    Hello, I'm using Miracast to connect my laptop Lenovo W540 to my Philips TV 43PUS6554/12 and I use it as a second monitor. The thing is that I'm experiencing numerous connection interruptions and after digging a lot of information I found out that Miracast events are logged to WLAN-AutoConfig...
  26. J

    [SOLVED] Paying for 45Mbps. Hard-wired connection fine, Wifi under 10Mbps

    As the subject above says, I am paying AT&T for 45Mbps a month internet service. My wifi connection is disturbingly slow. Speed tests from multiple sources show anywhere between 4Mbps and 10Mbps (wifi) and 35 to 45Mbps (connected via ethernet). I am aware there can be discrepancies between what...
  27. time-flight

    [SOLVED] Does this old motherboard support wi-fi?

    I just installed Windows 10 Home on an old PC with some parts that I upgraded, and can’t connect to the internet because Windows isn’t finding a wi-fi adaptor. The motherboard is a P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe, but I don’t know how to find out if it has a wi-fi adaptor. In the network adaptors section...
  28. #Arnab_Das

    [SOLVED] Can WiFi Router be configured to limit number of connected devices?

    Can we configure a Wi-Fi router in such a way, like - out of these three devices, only one device can connect to the wifi at a time? If Yes, How? Actually I want to provide internet to others, but I can't trust them that they will use only one device at a time. So I want to configure the router...
  29. E

    Question Ethernet on PC has slower upload speed than Wi-Fi on phone

    I'm supposed to have a 100/100-plan and I get around 80mbps download speed with ethernet. My problem is that I only get around 1-3mbps upload speed. On my phone I can get around 10mbps upload speed. I have tried to swap the cable with no luck. Components: ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER DUAL EVO...
  30. Question Laptop Wifi adapter missing

    Hey there, I have a Lenovo laptop in which the wifi was working fine, then one day the wifi option just disappeared from my laptop. I checked device manager, and network in control panel the Wifi adapter and option was missing. It doesn't show up in windows 10 network settings, only ethernet...
  31. B

    Question No Speed Through Powerline Adapter

    Hey all, I have been troubleshooting recent issues with my TrendNet Powerline adapters. The models I have are a TPL-406E plugged into my router upstairs as the source, and the TPL-410AP two-port plugged downstairs as the receiver and wi-fi extender. The issue is that lately my Roku TV and...
  32. Skayro

    [SOLVED] My router is limiting 100 mbps speed

    I have a modem, conected to a switch and one of those switch cables conected into my D-LINK DIR-825 router (Firmware 7.00). I tested this cable without router and get 300mbps in my desktop, but when I connect the cable in my router, the lan and wifi connections are limiteds to 100mbps. I'm...
  33. A

    [SOLVED] smart wifi lightbublb hogging all the connection

    I bought asmart RGB wi-fi lightbulb and configured it correctly over the 2.4GHz network, but every time I turn it on- both 2.4 and 5GHz wifi and ethernet go down to 0.04mbps. Should I read up on how to limit the bandwidth to that particular device or is there a simpler way to fix it?
  34. LaurianT

    [SOLVED] [SOLVED] Can't connect to Wi-Fi but works on Hotspot

    Hello guys! I have a question. Does anyone know why a fresh install of W10 Home would not be able to connect to home wi-fi but it is able to connect to mobile hotspot. Laptop: Acer Aspire S3 Troubleshooting done so far: Re-installed wi-fi driver Disabled ipv6 and re-enabled it Error: "Can't...
  35. Harankish

    [SOLVED] Wi-Fi works fine except for PC

    Hello, I have an ASUS X550Z tha uses Windows 10 Pro and the Broadcom 802.11n Network adapter, driver version 7.35.340.0 (the newest one as far as I know). I have been using this PC for nearly a year and since the day I bought it it randomly disconnects, or doesn't have access to the internet...
  36. N

    Question Wi-Fi cutting out strongly for a few seconds.

    I get on average ~30 Mbps download ~20 upload on my desktop. Everything works fine between streaming videos and playing online games, however I get moments where the connection to the video / game will just stop for around 5 seconds. This is a big problem because I have to refresh a stream to...
  37. M

    [SOLVED] I have a problem with the wi fi allocation in my appartament

    So guys over the years like every other teenager who wants to play computer games and most importantly downoload software fast I pleased my family to move the router in my room. The router was in the living room, next to my room. Not that I didint have fast internet it just wasn't enough for...
  38. G

    [SOLVED] Network speed slowing to a crawl 10-20 minutes after startup/adapter reset - "default gateway not available"

    I'm completely at my wit's end for this one. Since December, my PC's download and upload speeds have been so much slower than my laptop and my phone. On startup, it gets the same speeds as the other devices, but slows to 1-2 mb/s (yes, it slows to that amount). Obviously, it's my PC and/or...
  39. A

    [SOLVED] Block device access to router

    Hello. Is it possible to block a device from connecting to the internet on my router even if it's connected with a cable? Or block internet traffic for that specific device even if it's connected to the router? I managed to block it's access on Wi-Fi but I can't find a way to do it for DHCP...
  40. Quadacon

    [SOLVED] Slow Wireless AP on same network as Firewall Router

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a TP-Link TL-R600VPN Firewall/VPN Router. I use a Technicolor Modem which was provided to me by my ISP, the Wi-Fi radios are off, and I have no devices connected (apart from the Firewall Router). I also have an old TP-Link N600 Modem/Router which is currently...