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Help with router connection

Hi,

Recently, my PC has stopped automatically signing into my router at start up. It is also dropping out of the network periodically. I use a home wireless network, and am on Win 8.1 OS.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Scott

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Try the usual.

In reply to: Help with router connection

Delete or forget the old network and try again. As to drop out, that's OK with WiFi since it's an open system that simple things like an old cordless phone can bump your connection off.

I'd have more advice but details are too slim.
Bob

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A little more help?

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Thanks Bob,

Lets pretend I know nothing about networks - which isn't hard because I really don't.

I am using Win 8.1, and not sure about forgetting networks. Would this be the router itself, or would it be the home network?

If you need more info, just ask...I work and game online a lot, and this is really frustrating.

The other thing is that my partner's PC - same make and model - doesn't have ay of these problems...

Cheers,

Scott

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That other thing.

In reply to: A little more help?

Updates can upset that area. This is where some call Windows many names but it seems Microsoft expects folks to learn or pay.

I tend to not write how to do basic things but show how to find articles on the topic. Example:
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+forget+wifi+network+on+windows+8

After you try that, read another idea to stabilize a router at:
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7585_102-631621/one-laptop-has-connection-problems/?tag=contentBody;threadListing

It's just one router setting and easy to change back.

And who says it's not the router?
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7585_102-630389/wifi-works-on-my-phones-but-not-on-my-laptops/?tag=contentBody;threadListing

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