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Packets Randomly Dropped Wi-Fi Connection

I have a netgear a6210 and am currently running on windows 10. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers many times, I've even done a few factory resets to try and fix my packet loss and nothing has helped. Whenever I ping my router, every 10 pings or so it drops a packet, it may not seem like a lot but it makes a difference to a gamer... I've tried pinging the router on other PC's and devices on my network and it has no packet loss at all. Sometimes it gets bad enough to where it drops about 20 packets in a row until I disconnect and reconnect to my network on my PC. Could someone please provide me with help on this? Thanks!

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Start with the most common fix.

Drop the distance to the router by half.

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Difficult to Do

It's difficult to do this when I'm only about 10 ft away from my router, and a pc with a monitor and a desk isn't the easiest thing to move...

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Then it should not be on WiFi.

Get wired at 10 feet. Running down failing WiFi is a rather long list of things. Channel checks, malware, bum WiFi things and more.

A 10 foot cord here is 3 dollars and it's fixed.

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PS. I did not launch into debugging this one. Why?
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Different Place

The PC is like directly above the router up a floor, I don't exactly want to make a hole somewhere... Can anyone give me any troubleshooting help? I'd like to mention I didn't used to have these issues.

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Given the prior discussions on that model.

Even I won't launch into troubleshooting. I'd replace it. The models I carry in my PC Medic Bag (yes, I love that bag) are some nano WiFi, a slightly better USB WiFi and the Etekcity for folk that want a little more range. Costs? 10, 7 and 20 bucks in that order.

It doesn't pay to troubleshoot a model that appears to have issues.

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