[SOLVED] My WiFi gets progressively worse over day but after flushing dns, renewing, and restarting it's ok again ?

Feb 4, 2022
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<Mod edit> OS: Windows 10

As the title says, my wifi gets worse over the day - ping spikes and such until I run these commands:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset

and then restart my computer. My iPhone doesn't have this problem so I doubt it's a problem with my router/ISP. I have the intel wi-fi 6e ax210 (driver updated to latest version), using 5ghz wifi, on ac setting because for some reason it's worse with ax. I'd like to know what could be the underlying issue causing this and how to fix it ?
 
Solution
Okay. There are still things you can do.

Just a bit more tedious....

Because the wifi problem gets worse over the day you will need to start monitoring everything you can.

When the computer is first booted, open either Task Manager or Resource Monitor. Leave the window open so you can monitor what, if anything, changes during the day. Use both tools but only one at a time. Watch for anything that changes as the wifi worsens.

That all said, one immediate action would be to manually download the applicable network adapter drivers via the manufacturer's website. Reinstall and reconfigure. No third party tools or installers. You have full control.

Another thing is to run the built in Windows troubleshooters. The trouble...

Ralston18

Titan
Moderator
Update your post to include full system hardware specs and Windows 10 edition/version information.

Make and model: modem, router?

Where do you live?

Not asking for a specific address - just asking if you are in an apartment building, dorm, or some other location with lots of other wireless networks around.

Could be interference related.

Are you sure that only one network adapter either wired or wireless is enabled on your computer. Only one network adapter should be enabled.

Also run ipconfig /all and post the results.
 
Feb 4, 2022
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Update your post to include full system hardware specs and Windows 10 edition/version information.

Make and model: modem, router?

Where do you live?

Not asking for a specific address - just asking if you are in an apartment building, dorm, or some other location with lots of other wireless networks around.

Could be interference related.

Are you sure that only one network adapter either wired or wireless is enabled on your computer. Only one network adapter should be enabled.

Also run ipconfig /all and post the results.

Windows Version: 10.0.19041 Build 19041
Router: Asus RT-AX55
Location: House, no apartments/large buildings nearby
Enabled Network Adapters:
W904cwd.png


ipconfig /all results:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : INTRADICTION
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Controller (3) I225-V
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D8-BB-C1-91-4A-76
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-00-27-00-00-11
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::95db:7cc2:678b:3d5d%17(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.56.1(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 722075687
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-29-6B-46-18-00-D8-61-BC-45-87
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-77-CB-9D-0C-25
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4E-77-CB-9D-0C-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6E AX210 160MHz
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-77-CB-9D-0C-24
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f06a:7c3d:8a00:e7b0%18(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.50.136(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : February 4, 2022 9:50:25 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : February 6, 2022 9:05:59 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.50.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.50.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 357332939
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-29-6B-46-18-00-D8-61-BC-45-87
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.50.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 4C-77-CB-9D-0C-28
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 

Ralston18

Titan
Moderator
Okay. There are still things you can do.

Just a bit more tedious....

Because the wifi problem gets worse over the day you will need to start monitoring everything you can.

When the computer is first booted, open either Task Manager or Resource Monitor. Leave the window open so you can monitor what, if anything, changes during the day. Use both tools but only one at a time. Watch for anything that changes as the wifi worsens.

That all said, one immediate action would be to manually download the applicable network adapter drivers via the manufacturer's website. Reinstall and reconfigure. No third party tools or installers. You have full control.

Another thing is to run the built in Windows troubleshooters. The trouble shooters may find and fix something.

Also "sfc /scannow" and "dism" might find and fix some issue.

FYI:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

Fix Windows Update errors via DISM or System Update Readiness tool - Windows Server | Microsoft Docs
 
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