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#195588 25-Apr-2016 20:48
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I'm trying to reach a state where my network is stable for weeks or months. I want silent, solid household network infrastructure that doesn't need my time and attention and coaxing to keep it running properly. I thought I was almost there. 

 

Not quite. 

 

For some reason, if my D-Link 890L router is up more than 9 days my daughter's Lenovo laptop (Windows 8.1 - she refuses to upgrade to Windows 10 due to the reduced privacy inherent in it) can no longer connect to the router via Wifi. It not only can't connect, it's actually forgotten it ever was connected...so there is no Wifi AP to "forget". It's gone. When i try to connect, it asks for the wifi password....and fails... 

 

......Just her laptop. 

 

The Macbook Air, HP Chromebook and ASUS laptops have no issues. Nor do the 6-7-odd Android phones / tablets.But for her laptop, my router could run just fine indefinitely.  

 

To rule out the device or Windows, her laptop CAN connect to any OTHER wifi AP, including various phones and the Huawei HG659b (in bridge mode - but 5GHz is left active for management).

 

The solution?  

 

All I need to do to get her reconnected is re-boot the router. Works every time.

 

But why? Why just her laptop?

 

I thought maybe it was the PC name so I changed it. Nope.

 

I thought it might be the MAC address, so I plugged in an ASUS USB wifi adaptor....and it can't connect either. Hmmm. 

 

I thought maybe it was the DHCP, so I reserved her IP address as static. At the same time I dialed the DHCP lease time way back from  7 days (10080 minutes) to 24 hours (1440).

 

She also keeps her laptop on hibernation mode rather than shutting it down.  I've wondered if this is corrupting her system's view of its DHCP lease time....but I don't know. 

 

Anyway.....after changing the lease time, the router required a reboot....and she was then able to get back on, as before. 

 

But what happens in 9 days? *Sigh*. 

I may buy her a new laptop. 

 

 

 

 





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  #1541861 25-Apr-2016 21:44
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Any clues in the logs? (both router and PC)

 

Could be related to the Taipan's band steering?

 

Are there any updated firmwares for it?


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  #1542114 26-Apr-2016 11:41
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Some wireless drivers have issues coming out of hibernation mode so I would recommend testing again after completing a full reboot.


 
 
 
 




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  #1542300 26-Apr-2016 16:06
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yitz:

 

Any clues in the logs? (both router and PC)

 

Could be related to the Taipan's band steering?

 

Are there any updated firmwares for it?

 

 

Not easy to see the logs. I should spend more time trying to work out how to access them. I've had a couple of tries, but the software on the router wants to be so simple it makes something virtually impossible. 

 

I have the latest firmware update. 

 

But good advice. Maybe on the Windows end I can see something useful. 





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  #1542301 26-Apr-2016 16:07
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Crowdie:

 

Some wireless drivers have issues coming out of hibernation mode so I would recommend testing again after completing a full reboot.

 

 

Thanks. I did a PC shutdown / remove battery / wait a bit / replace battery / reboot....and it didn't help. 





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  #1542302 26-Apr-2016 16:10
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Is the router hard set to a channel or is it on Auto?

 

Can sometimes get a clash with devices not supporting certain channels above 11 (depending on region).

 

Through that would normally present as the wifi network not being seen at all.

 

 

 

Any 3rd party wifi software on the laptop? Intel Proset stuff or similar?


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