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WIFI - full bars but 'no internet'

Both my work laptop and personal computer have random drop outs whereby I remain having full bars but the mouse over and icon show no internet.

Has anyone got any useful advice on managing this? A way to change the timeout for it to reconnect perhaps? If I disconnect and manually reconnect it works instantly....

I have a home office setup in the spare bedroom upstairs of a 2 up 2 down small house, Is the VM router really this bad at wifi?

I have searched the forums the TLDR version of my search is VM router trash, buy your own router for wifi. Which I feel could be mitigated by some sort of setting for re-establishing no internet connections?

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Does a wired connection also drop?


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Re: WIFI - full bars but 'no internet'

nope, the playstation and tv are wired and don't have issue.

So clearly/sadly the <5m distance to spare bedroom is too much :S

 

windows gives both devices full bars for the connection, but a few times a day they have some sort of time out where it says no internet. Other devices work fine at that time, so sometimes its the PC sometimes its the laptop. the weird thing is disconnecting then reconnecting manually instantly fixes.

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Put the hub into modem mode and use your own router.


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Yes, the VM router is that bad at WiFi. 

The workaround is to not use the VM router for WiFi 🙂 

Once you have tried a decent WiFi router you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. It makes a massive difference. 

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