Skip to comments.Tech Help Please, Win 10 problem or WiFi adapter?
Posted on 07/31/2020 8:27:38 PM PDT by PROCON
Tech Help Please!
I keep getting kicked off of the internet on my desktop computer, my router and modem are functioning properly, as I have my Roku TV on too and it doesn't ever skip a beat.
The computer is a year old refurbished Dell I bought from Amazon, super fast, with Win 10 and I'm running the Brave browser.
It didn't come with a WiFi adapter so I bought a TP-Link USB Wifi Adapter, (single band), for PC N150 Wireless Network Adapter for Desktop and it worked fine for about 6 months and then I started getting internet cut-offs, sometimes briefly and sometimes longer, it would just kick-out and then eventually come back on, very frustrating.
Well, screw it, thought the WiFi adapter went bad so I bought another of the same and it worked for about 60-90 days and it started kicking me off too.
So, I installed another brand of Wifi adapter a few days ago and the kick-offs happened immediately and frequently, very frustrating.
Disclaimer: I am not tech savvy at all but I'm starting to think that the whole problem lies with the notorious Win 10 updates that happen almost monthly, and I've read they cause many problems of their own.
Your input to fix this problem is greatly appreciated.
Are you physically close to any neighbors?
Is the adapter not being recognized by Windows or are you losing Internet only? Can you print wirelessly when your Internet is lost?
USB WiFi adapters should be used on the front of your computer and not the back. They are low power and stuck in no mans land.
Do you have antivirus and malware installed?
restore to an earlier time when you bought it. Then stop the updates. period.
Sometimes the only way around it is to hard reset your modem...u plug it for 30 seconds and start fresh.
How far is the computer from the router?
Unplug the modem for 30 seconds or so. That works for me often.
Plug an ethernet cable into your PC, and the other end into your router. Then turn off your wireless.
Do you have a cellphone with Hotspot capabilities? If you do try that.
The computer is about 15’ from the router.
Clear your DNS cache and reset your TCP/IP stack. If it’s affecting your PC only, it’s possible one of those two issues. And reset your browser to it’s default settings, to clean your temp file folder.
I have the Win 10 anti-virus and malware installed.
So you know you can print wirelessly when you cant reach the Internet?
Also, how close are you to your neighbors? Are you in an apartment building?
“restore to an earlier time when you bought it. Then stop the updates. period”.
This kneejerk response is typical of the uninformed. The issue is you very often get what you pay for. Tech changes happen at a breakneck pace. Tech is obsoleted rather quickly.
If you purchase an old system without a built-in wifi adapter (how old is a system that was built without a wifi adapter?) and then purchase an old tech single-band wifi adapter you are just asking for trouble.
The problem isn’t Win10, it is a non-tech savvy buyer who is being a cheapskate to his own detriment.
I have owned PC’S since the early 90’s (in those days I built my own) and have not once, ever, had a problem with any Windows update.
My knee jerk spasms are of no concern to anybody and I don't even have a uniform.
LOL, you are probably right but I only use my PC for email, free republic, FB, nothing big.
Recommendations for a tech-idiot?
Well, hell, you must be BiPolar!
I haven’t tried printing when the internet goes out, I do live in an apartment.
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