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messageWanted - wifi troubleshooter
Posted by Stuka August 11, 01:39PM

I have numerous wifi dependent devices. I can get them all to connect to my wifi but none will retain that connection for longer than an hour or so. It doesn't matter what device it is - TV, phone, computer, Alexa, Hive etc - none maintain the connection regardless of where they are positioned in the house. What is also odd is the device will show it is connected to the wifi but it then won't connect to the internet. I've tried upgrading my hub and that hasn't worked either.

Does anyone have a recommendation for anyone that could look at this?

messageRe: Wanted - wifi troubleshooter
Posted by tomdhu August 13, 09:01AM

I would recommend you do one or both of the following:-

1. It may be that one device is causing your wi-fi router to flip. The fact that the problem happens after about an hour suggests it is one device that transmits data every hour or so. I would disconnect everything except your computer and phone and see how long the connection lasts. If its OK with just those two then reconnect another device then wait two hours. If its OK then connect another device and so on until you find out which additional one causes it to flip. It will most likely be Hive or Alexa or some other device you have recently acquired.

2. All routers use DHCP which means that they allocate a "lease" for a device to use an IP address. These leases have a time limit - usually 7 days but this can be adjusted. Check the DHCP setting if possible. If it's non-adjustable then it could be a faulty router.

messageRe: Wanted - wifi troubleshooter
Posted by tomdhu August 16, 08:31PM

I would consider it courteous if you let me know if you tried my suggestions and if they worked.


tomdhu Wrote:
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> I would recommend you do one or both of the
> following:-
>
> 1. It may be that one device is causing your wi-fi
> router to flip. The fact that the problem happens
> after about an hour suggests it is one device that
> transmits data every hour or so. I would
> disconnect everything except your computer and
> phone and see how long the connection lasts. If
> its OK with just those two then reconnect another
> device then wait two hours. If its OK then connect
> another device and so on until you find out which
> additional one causes it to flip. It will most
> likely be Hive or Alexa or some other device you
> have recently acquired.
>
> 2. All routers use DHCP which means that they
> allocate a "lease" for a device to use an IP
> address. These leases have a time limit - usually
> 7 days but this can be adjusted. Check the DHCP
> setting if possible. If it's non-adjustable then
> it could be a faulty router.


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