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    Posted on J Sipin Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 My wifi connection keeps dropping

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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  J Sipin 7 months ago.

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    • #312579 Reply

      J Sipin
      AskWoody Plus

      Hi, I’m using Win10 1809. After updating wifi driver, my connection keeps dropping all the time, especially on a moving bus. I’m using a Samsung J5 as a hotspot.
      I’m from Finland, usually driving on main roads, so that shouldn’t cause any problem.  What to do?

    • #312634 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Can you revert to the old driver?

      cheers, Paul

      • #312732 Reply

        J Sipin
        AskWoody Plus

        Same problem with older drivers too. It’s all about 1809, I guess. Any idea how to patch wifi more stable in current win version?

    • #312776 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I’d guess there were some rather significant changes to the driver structure again in 1809, from some of the problems I’ve seen… usually with people who Checked For Updates (and usually the quick fix involves rolling back to previous version)… so I’d hope there’d be a fresh driver package from the manufacturer or something.

      It’s just, at least HP’s user-friendly tool (HP Support Assistant) just fails to find the updated driver in some of these cases even when there’s one available from …

    • #312820 Reply

      Mr. Natural
      AskWoody Plus

      One thing you might try is go to device manager, right click your wifi entry and check for updates. Sometimes Windows will have a different driver available than what is available from the manufacturer.

      Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

    • #313091 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Do you have a problem if you are connected to a Wi-Fi router or a hotspot other than a cell phone?


      • #313271 Reply

        J Sipin
        AskWoody Plus

        Noi, I don’t. Problem appears only connection between my phone (Samsung J5 2015) and laptop (HP Elitebook 840).

    • #313775 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Change the way you connect to the phone, or update the phone software?

      cheers, Paul

    • #314007 Reply


      Have you noticed if a few fellow passengers also use their commute time for cyber productivity? You may find a source of more information among those close to you that are making use of the same infrastructures. Look for frustrated faces.

      Personal interactions are frowned on in my own urban mass transit. Your locale may be more friendly. After you have updated and tested your own devices, this could be worth trying.

    • #315090 Reply

      J Sipin
      AskWoody Plus

      Actually, what I did, I manually changed the mobile hotspot channel from my phone’s settings, and connection dropping ended. Thanks a lot guys for your advice! Janne

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