Windows 7 - Interaction with Edimax Router breeds problems

October 30, 2012 at 13:57:05
Specs: Windows 7
Recently installed Windows 7 (home 32bit) and I have been having some weird WIFI problems.
when I connect to my edimax (BR6424N) router, I get very bad connections, with lots of timeouts mid page loading. its is very sporadic and inexplicable. the internet is fine when I connect with a cable and when I connect to the neighbors wifi. It is also fine when I connect my wife's computer to our wifi (she runs vista) and my android tablet is fine too.

I scanned for viruses, changed the wifi password, cleared the cache, and the channel and I also used three different browsers as well as outlook and dropbox and they all have the same problems. If I recall i have a few days where it was fine before this started, I feel like it has to do with updates but that would be pretty weird.

this is really driving me nuts.
any suggestions would be well appreciated.

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October 31, 2012 at 05:37:12
"I feel like it has to do with updates but that would be pretty weird"

Not weird at all. Windows updates are regularly causing problems where none existed before - that's always been the case and is the reason why many people (myself included) disable automatic updates as soon as they've finished installing Windows.

Some updates can't be uninstalled though, so then you have to re-install Windows to make sure you are back to a "clean" system (get's rid of any possible malware infections too which may be causing the problem).

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October 31, 2012 at 08:17:41
nope thats not it, i checked the updates and the last one was days before the problems started

any other ideas?

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October 31, 2012 at 23:49:57
Could be a range issue. Something in between the computer and the router that is interfering with the signal.

Is your Windows 7 computer a laptop or desktop?

I do agree with phil22 on the updates. I never allow MS updates to install any hardware updates. I have updates set to notify me and I install when, what and where I want to. Not installing critical updates is risky business, however.

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November 1, 2012 at 03:17:43
Even when I am literally touching it it has problems and my other laptop has no problems.

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