Having hard time managing wireless router, any fixes?

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I have a Dell Inspiron powered by i3 and it runs fine on Windows 8.1. Whenever I try to reboot my laptop, I face problem with my wireless router. My rig doesn't connect to the Internet after the reboot but it only connects if I reboot the wireless laptop. I have checked all the settings but I'm unable t figure out what's happening. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Having hard time managing wireless router, any fixes?

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If you frequently need to restart the wireless router every time you restart your laptop, try changing the channel. If your wireless router is set to auto, try changing to a higher channel. One of the possible reasons why your connection gets dropped or you cannot connect to the internet is because someone else might be sharing a wireless channel with you.

And this happens when channels overlap. When channels overlap, it causes interference or they interfere with each other and when this happens, connections get dropped that’s why you lose connection. The easiest way to search for the best channel is using a free wireless scanner. Try using inSSIDer Free Wireless Scanner. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 as well as Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion until Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

For Windows, it requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. It is also available on Android Smartphones. Just visit inSSIDer for Android. The application lets you visualize all the networks in your area including your network and then compares the channels they use. Normally, nearly all people use channels 1, 6, or 11. So here, just make a guess and change your channel different from these.

Consult the manual for your wireless router to learn how to change the channel. Normally, you need to login to your wireless router’s web interface.

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