Wireless Adapter disconnects?

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My Wifi often disconnects or turns off for no reason and it just started to happen for about a week. I haven't changed anything on my laptop but it just disconnects. Right now I have to use a cable to use the internet. How can I fix this?

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I have seen this type of behaviour before. Updating router firmware can help but sadly it can also be a sign of failing hardware.

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  • Tankman
    You might also want to check the config details of your wireless card. Sometimes a patches will change minor things like "allow computer to turn off power to this device". Just a thought. Good Luck!
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  • r3boot
    another thing that you might wanna do is change the channel of the wireless connection your broadcasting, the chances are the channel that your wifi currently setup is getting interfered by the same frequency by any wireless devices in the area like cordless phones
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  • Sixball
    Agree w/ Matt - check the firmware on the router, update the driver of your wireless NIC. If all else fails, replace your hardware...
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