I have two laptops in the house that have wireless issues.

By ryder311 ·
I have a main desktop were my router is located in my bedroom. I have to laptops in the house running off that. Lately I've been having a problem with getting on the internet with the laptop's only at night or early evening. I'm wondering if people are hitting off of my signal but when I open the network sharing center. I don't even see my wireless router name listed it's like it just disapeared. I can see it on the map though it's so weird. I really hate to call geek squad and be charged for something if I really dont have to. Can someone help me out and get me back online. ty

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Obviously, something is causing interference.

by seanferd In reply to I have two laptops in the ...

Is there a differential as to where your laptops are used during during the evening versus during the day? Does the problem get worse as more lights are turned on? Are open doors being closed? New appliances or entertainment devices?

So, what in the environment is being changed when you start losing signal? This is what you have to look for. It may be that the router is in a bad place entirely, and you are lucky that the signal is good during some hours.

If this has been working fine for years, and is suddenly a problem, then you need to look at what is different in the evenings since the problem started.

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Also look at things like

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to I have two laptops in the ...

Cordless Phones, Remote Controls and Fluro Lights causing the interference and loss of Signal.

Then if there has been any renovations recently performed it could be the cause of loss of signal.

Ideally there should be no metal between the Router and NB's thous can absorb signals and cause a loss of reception.


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Is your router locked down with a password?

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to I have two laptops in the ...

Someone might be piggy backing off of your router for their own gain and in doing so is causing your loss of your wireless signal. Go into your routers settings and change your password to something that is not so easy to guess.

Please post back if you have any more issues.

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