+ 0 Votes Becoming a problem mjd420nova 7 years ago I've encountered the same trouble in a wide cross section of locations and configurations in both laptops and desktops. Some locations were being bombarded with a lot of interference caused by bad air conditioning motor and another was from a laboratory setup that was creating some broad spectrum interference. One I looked at was being interfered with by a bad high voltage section of an older CRT display. Short of carrying a spectrum analyzer around with me, I found most to be just intermittent and location specific. Even regular wiring can interfere if it's not installed properly and I've even got one location that refuses to work and found some terrible aluminum wiring causing a broad harmonic interference. Good luck + 0 Votes Was the laptop running on batteries? mdhealy 7 years ago I have noticed my laptop can be flakey using wireless when running off battery power until I go into the settings -- its default behavior when running off batteries tries too hard to maximize battery life at the cost of unreliable wireless unless the range is VERY short. + 0 Votes On power chuskey777 7 years ago No, the laptop was running on power from the adaptor. I've not noticed any real difference so far with battery vs power.