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Why do I have so many network adapters?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h, Jul 17, 2017 at 10:08 AM.

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  1. C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h

    C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h Thread Starter

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    Recently my wifi on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 windows 10) randomly gos off. It's not my wifi router because all my other devices wifi stay on. So I'm wondering if it's because I've got so many network adapters. Is it necessary that I have this many network adapters? I've already uninstalled and reinstalled them all but the problem still carries on. I'm close to the router so it cant be range either. Please help
     

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  3. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    What's the model number of your Dell Inspiron 15 laptop?
    What's the 7-character service tag number on it?

    According to your Device Manager image, it has these wireless and ethernet devices:

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  4. TerryNet

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    Does "gos off" mean that it disappears from Device Manager?
     
  5. C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h

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    Gos off means my laptop disconnects from my wifi
     
  6. C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h

    C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h Thread Starter

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    Inspiron 3521, The service tag is: B8BH1X1
     
  7. TerryNet

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    What do you do to get reconnected?

    Is the installed wireless driver the latest from Dell's web site?
     
  8. C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h

    C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h Thread Starter

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    I have to exit and click on the wifi network again and click connect, which is very disruptive when I'm playing online games. It is the latest, I checked and it said it's the latest drivers.
     
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    Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
     
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    You have THIS Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop.

    It shipped in June 2013 in the U.S.A. and came with Windows 8 64-bit and came with these networking devices:
    Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n wireless + bluetooth
    Realtek RTL8105E 10/100 Mbps ethernet

    These are the listed Windows 10 64-bit drivers for them:
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...nspiron-15-3521&languageCode=en&categoryId=NI
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us...nspiron-15-3521&languageCode=en&categoryId=NI

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    C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h Thread Starter

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    C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h Thread Starter

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    oh ok thanks man
     
  13. TerryNet

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    The signal is strong enough. Is that second network one of those strange "guest" networks from your router? If not, change your channel setting to avoid the probable interference.

    The signal graph doesn't show at all (???), so I cannot comment on it.
     
  14. C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h

    C.h.r.i.s.t.o.p.h Thread Starter

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    Yes it is a guest Network, I don't think there's any way to know why it randomly disconnects thanks for all the help though
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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