Why Does My Wireless Connection Keep Dropping?

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(Newswire.net — February 20, 2019) — Why does my wireless connection keep dropping? Many things can be blamed for the intermittent wireless connection. Some common reasons include physical obstructions, mismatched adapter or router setting, interference from other wireless devices, pending updates on your computer, and more. Below are some ways to fix any router issues that could be causing the connection to drop.

Low-quality Signals

The location of your wireless router and computer can also affect the performance.  If you are looking for an uninterrupted connection, then place your wireless router in the central part of your home. Also, make sure that there is no obstruction around the router. Check the signal strength. The signal strength indicator will come with the name of the wireless network on your computer. The ideal signal strength needs to be close to the full bars.

Physical Obstruction

As stated earlier, the physical obstruction can also cause an intermittent connection. Therefore, it is suggested to place the router within the sight of the computer. That will offer a stable wireless connection. If there are walls and similar kinds of obstruction between your device and router, then your connection might be unstable.  

Mismatched Adapter or Router Setting

If you are looking for the best outcome, you should pair your wireless-n router with wireless-n adapters in the same manner that pairs wireless-g routers and wireless-g adapters.  When there is a mix of the wireless-g and wireless-n adapters connecting to a network, you can set your wireless network mode to Mixed. It will enable your wireless-g devices to get a stable connection as well as will allow your wireless-n device to stay connected to the network. It will perform on the base of the wireless-g speed.

Power Outage  

A sudden power outage may result in an intermittent wireless connection. Also, it might take longer to get the connection back after recovering from the outage. To avoid this condition, you can power cycle your router. For this, you will have to power off your device and then unplug it from your power adapter. Wait for ten seconds and then plug in again and turn it on.  If you are still having the same problem, then reset your router. There is also the possibility that your firmware has been corrupted due to power failure. You can upgrade your firmware to fix this issue.

Frequency Interference

Frequency interference from other wireless devices might also cause an intermittent connection. The frequency of your wireless router’s network can be set to Mixed, 2.4 GHz, or 5GHz. You will experience an unstable connection when there will be a conflict with some other wireless devices using the same frequency. The frequency will clash causing an unstable connection. Some devices that use the same frequency are microwave ovens, cordless phones, and your baby monitors. A separate wireless network with the same frequency will cause the same problem.

To Summarize

So, why does my wireless connection keep dropping? The possible causes of intermittent wireless connection can be as simple as power cycling the router, or it may need a firmware update. Finding out the cause and fixing it quickly will lead to an uninterrupted wireless connection.