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Topic # 201636 27-Aug-2016 17:47
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Have an issue with a wifi on a windows 8.1 laptop.

 

The wifi strength bars keep dropping.

 

What is happening is the laptop detects the router SSID and displays it twice.

 

For example - the SSIDs name might be "router" and I can see that name displayed with other Wifis in the area but it also displays another SIDD named "router 2"

 

with the number 2 after the name and I can only connect to that second wifi, one not the proper one.

 

I went into the router settings and the SSID's name is router and there are no other SSID names

 

I uninstalled and reinstalled the wifi driver and restarted the laptop but that did not fix the issue.

 

If someone can advise thanks.

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1618409 27-Aug-2016 17:53
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Is one 5Ghz and one 2.4Ghz maybe? 




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  Reply # 1618419 27-Aug-2016 18:10
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Hi

 

I'm just thinking that myself. Its a router from Spark.

 

Don't know the brand yet.

 

But I don't think its a Thompson.

 

I'll try tomorrow

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 


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  Reply # 1618422 27-Aug-2016 18:26
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Yep that's my guess. Seems more common for the bands to be split in the set up.




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  Reply # 1618484 27-Aug-2016 20:43
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scuwp: Yep that's my guess. Seems more common for the bands to be split in the set up.

 

I'm not aware of a any dual band routers on the market with band steering. To avoid problems the only real way to set the router up is with 2 SSID's.

 

I still really wish Android and iOS could support SSID heirachies.


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  Reply # 1618674 28-Aug-2016 13:42
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In a number of Windows forums users who had a SSID defined in Window 8 and then upgraded to Windows 8.1 reported a number being appended to their SSID name.  The majority seem to have resolved it by forgetting the WLAN and then configuring it again.

 

Unfortunately I don't have a Windows 8.x device to test this on. 


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