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Old 06-08-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Sometimes my laptop will not connect to my home wifi late in the evening. The wireless light is on and it cannot connect to a network. If I plug it into the DSL modem via an Ethernet cable, I am connected.

I do not have any parental controls on.

Any advice

TIA
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is it possible your router is configured to allow only one wireless connection and someone else is connected?
Do you have wifi security?
Have you tried resetting the router and starting from scratch? This is pretty easy and for some reason it has worked for me.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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Does the router have lights for the ports to indicate they are in use? Usually you'll have four ports which will allow four separate devices to connect to it, the light will be adjacent to the port and if it's lit that will indicate a device is connected to it. That would be easiest way to see if someone else is using it....

In any event if you haven't secured it whether this is the problem or not you should take the time to insure it is secured.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Sounds like there could be a device being used that is interfering. For instance, your neighbor calls their daughter every night, using their 2.4GHz cordless phone.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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Sounds like there could be a device being used that is interfering. For instance, your neighbor calls their daughter every night, using their 2.4GHz cordless phone.
I've been wondering if this is causing us some problems and need to look into a solution if there is one.
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Cannot connect to wifi late in the evening on my laptop

What is the difference - in your local world - that is different in the evening, from any other time?

Do you have a desktop you an use to open your router to examine its activities?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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I've been wondering if this is causing us some problems and need to look into a solution if there is one.
My router and base for my 2.4G phones are about 5 feet apart. Never have any problem with interference.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Does the router have lights for the ports to indicate they are in use? Usually you'll have four ports which will allow four separate devices to connect to it, the light will be adjacent to the port and if it's lit that will indicate a device is connected to it. That would be easiest way to see if someone else is using it....
The wired ports and accompanying front lights have no relation at all to the wireless, unless there is a device physically connected there will be no lit lights, and even if there are devices connected this has no relation to how many wireless devices are or can be in use.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Thank you all for posting

There is no difference in where I am using my laptop late at night. I was just 8 feet away from the wireless router last night. The only difference is that the laptop was powered down and I restarted the computer.

I have reset the router before. I might look into it when the wireless is not connecting at night.

Thanks again for all the suggestions
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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No indication by the OP of any encryption. I wonder... is it secured?
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