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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:02 pm 
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The wifi on my laptop keeps cutting out with the little yellow exclamation mark appearing. Does the resident computer expert have any sage words of advise?

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:04 pm 
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It's ffuked.

Have you tried turning it off and on again.

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The wifi on my laptop keeps cutting out with the little yellow exclamation mark appearing. Does the resident computer expert have any sage words of advise?



I get this, usually late evening. BT have been ffuk-all use, wiser heads than me have suggested the modem is on the way out. Turning it offanonagain does seem to work.

I have two replacements on standby, you're welcome to one if you'd like it?

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My laptop only picks up the wifi signal if I have the charging cable plugged in. Works a bit like an aerial.

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My laptop only picks up the wifi signal if I have the charging cable plugged in. Works a bit like an aerial.




With the other end plugged in to the modem? :D

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My laptop only picks up the wifi signal if I have the charging cable plugged in. Works a bit like an aerial.




With the other end plugged in to the modem? :D


Haven't tried that one yet.

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The wifi on my laptop keeps cutting out with the little yellow exclamation mark appearing. Does the resident computer expert have any sage words of advise?



I get this, usually late evening. BT have been ffuk-all use, wiser heads than me have suggested the modem is on the way out. Turning it offanonagain does seem to work.

I have two replacements on standby, you're welcome to one if you'd like it?



Just left BT's yorkshire sibling Plusnet, their network seems to be set up to shut your speed down, sort of taper it down to what your using, ie light browsing, then when you click a biggish download it just seemed to take ages to get up to speed. Running a speed test seemed to confirm this- do a couple of tests but it would slink back to "just enough" later on.

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Raggy wrote:
My laptop only picks up the wifi signal if I have the charging cable plugged in. Works a bit like an aerial.



You could possibly have your power settings set to being a tight wad, now you can afford a bit of 'leccy have a look at your settings. If your on W10 right click the windows icon in the corner, Control panel, System & security, Power options, then click "change plan settings" of the plan your on, click "change advanced power settings" look for wireless adaptor- you can have different settings for when on the mains and on the laptops battery. I recently found after an update the laptop was going into eco mode as the battery started to drop making me think it was the ISP when it was just the power setting that had altered.

BTW when you do a speed test, it best to connect to the modem via a network cable so you get max speed, if your Wi-fi is arsing around and Openreach finds it that on a callout it could cost you a fee :wink:

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Just left BT's yorkshire sibling Plusnet,


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Just left BT's yorkshire sibling Plusnet,


Who you with now?


Don't tell her Pike!
She probably already knows. :)

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Just left BT's yorkshire sibling Plusnet,


Who you with now?


Don't tell her Pike!
She probably already knows. :)



Don't be so rude Godfrey!


Returned back to Mr Murdocks gang. Having a permanent email address we can save a lot more than its cost and it allows you to up sticks and go without having the aggro of new addresses

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footsfitter wrote:
NQIT wrote:
The Squire wrote:
footsfitter wrote:
Just left BT's yorkshire sibling Plusnet,


Who you with now?


Don't tell her Pike!
She probably already knows. :)



Don't be so rude Godfrey!


Returned back to Mr Murdocks gang. Having a permanent email address we can save a lot more than its cost and it allows you to up sticks and go without having the aggro of new addresses

Can you not get a good deal if you stay?
Think I've been with 2 ISP ... while you've had 3 doz ... nearly! :roll:


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The Squire wrote:
footsfitter wrote:
NQIT wrote:
The Squire wrote:
footsfitter wrote:
Just left BT's yorkshire sibling Plusnet,


Who you with now?


Don't tell her Pike!
She probably already knows. :)



Don't be so rude Godfrey!


Returned back to Mr Murdocks gang. Having a permanent email address we can save a lot more than its cost and it allows you to up sticks and go without having the aggro of new addresses

Can you not get a good deal if you stay?
Think I've been with 2 ISP ... while you've had 3 doz ... nearly! :roll:


some haggle a bit or put you over to "retensions" but often its the quality thats the issue, BT and +net both seem to choke speeds and only give you full chatt if your downloading something large- doing a speedtest will perk speeds up for a while but eventually it back to a click and then wait while the server must dawdle to find the address and connect at what it thinks may be needed?

Possible that either your paying more for bandwidth or there arn't so many punters connected in your area. For nearly a year we were getting 75meg in error from +net then about 8months ago they promised to upp our service to 36meg!! ended up going below 38 and at peak times the speeds to connect (ping) were then diabolical and the download speeds matched!

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