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Why it is constantly losing wifi?

My HP is constantly losing signal. My wifi isn't great but this is the only thing in the whole house with this issue. It was doing it occasionally until the last few days. No it happens every 30 minutes. A few times within 15 of restarting or shutting off. I don't know what to do.

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Also, it has done this at every place I've lived that. I've had it 3 years and it has been having this issue for over a year. I stopped using it for about a year because I used my exes instead but now this is all I have and it's a big everyday issue once again.


Sounds like the internal wifi adapter is flakey. I would try to disable it somehow. There are ways to disable hardware components from the crosh command line (google it). Then buy one of these and use it instead...


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If you are still experiencing your WiFi problems, here is a couple of things to try.

1. Download a free WiFi scanner program (inSSIDer is one example, here is a link ) and then use it to measure the signal strength of the networks that you wish to connect to. Or use it to keep an eye on the signal strength once connected to see if a varies. Remember the values are what your WLAN module is telling the software.

2. If the values are always low (the signal strength value is in -ve dB, therefore the higher the number the lower the actual signal level), I suggest that you initially check that the WLAN module's aerials (there are two) are firmly attached to the module. Here is a link to the service manual for your laptop, scroll to p.35 for instructions on how to access the WLAN module and aerials.

If you don't see anything wrong with the aerial attachment the perhaps then module is faulty. If you Google just the part number 676786-005, (found at the top of the p.35) you will get results for suppliers of the part. The price ranges all over, here is one of the cheaper ones

Hopefully this may be of some help.

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my son changed out my wifi card about$35. fixed my hp14 chrombook from dropping the wifi

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