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Strange Networking Issue Under Windows 10


Temuchin

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For this past week, I've been experiencing a weird problem with internet connectivity via wi-fi on this PC. Essentially, it *seems* to be random DNS timeouts, making it impossible to use. I've tried both Google and Cloudflare DNS servers, and the issue occurs with both. But if I use a VPN (which now takes ages to establish an initial connection) , everything works normally.

 

Google search offers no answer. I've done an ipconfig /flushdns, and had a nose around with Wireshark, but can't see anything obviously dodgy.

 

It's not a router issue, because every other device (including Windows 10) works fine through it. Can anyone offer any pointers to diagnosing what on earth's going on?

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29 minutes ago, Temuchin said:

The PC is upstairs, too far from the router to run a cable, and I'm not going to move it. But I don't see what that would prove: it's an issue with the wifi card, not the Ethernet port. 

you first said it was a DNS issue, now you say its a WiFi issue... you just basically answered your own question...

 

trying ethernet would eliminate wether or not it is the wifi specifically, or something else on the computer...

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10 hours ago, Temuchin said:

The PC is upstairs, too far from the router to run a cable, and I'm not going to move it. But I don't see what that would prove: it's an issue with the wifi card, not the Ethernet port. 

Oh well. With that response, you can continue the investigation yourself.

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9 hours ago, Ghozer said:

you first said it was a DNS issue, now you say its a WiFi issue... you just basically answered your own question...

 

trying ethernet would eliminate wether or not it is the wifi specifically, or something else on the computer...

No, I said "internet connectivity via wi-fi " and  " it *seems* to be random DNS timeouts ".  The timeouts are the manifestation of the wi-fi problem; at no point did I say "it was a DNS issue", and I tried to eliminate the problem as a pure DNS issue by trying alternative DNS servers.

 

Connecting over ethernet will not help solve this: if it works, then it's local to the wi-fi card; if it doesn't, then it's somewhere else - but it's *still* an issue affecting the wi-fi card, and that's what I'm trying to dig into. And only affecting a wi-fi connection when I'm not using a VPN.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Happ said:

Oh well. With that response, you can continue the investigation yourself.

We live in an age of charm... As I replied to Ghozer, whether it works over ethernet or not does not matter - it's *still* going to be an issue affecting the wi-fi... which is what I use... and which I'm trying to get a handle on.

 

And let me explain something to you which I hoped would be unnecessary: I don't have a long ethernet cable so moving the PC downstairs would be the only option. But, at the age of 71, and already having suffered a fall on the stairs this year resulting in a dislocated shoulder, there is no way I'm going to attempt that!

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