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Birdflew
02-26-2017, 06:17 PM
Hello, I recently bought the Maximus IX Formula motherboard and I am experiencing constant wifi outages. I've tried every wifi updates since launch but to no avail. The problem seems to arise most when I play Virtual reality games or if a body is blocking the wifi antenna which i placed up high or on top a table ect.

The wifi drops out for a few minutes. The often happen on its own if I'm sat down. The antenna has poor receiving strength and drops the connection making online gaming impossible. I've confirmed it isnt my router as all my other appliances remain connected. Is this a bug or any1 have any suggestions? it seems very odd that wifi cannot pass through a human body

Chino
03-01-2017, 03:25 PM
If you're getting a poor signal with the antenna, there's not much you can do. You can either relocate the PC closer to your router or get a range extender.

Birdflew
03-01-2017, 05:02 PM
the entire wifi section on Windows disconnects and restarts every so often, so its my assumption its not the antenna but a driver issue. I reinstalled Windows and I will update if the problem continues.

damianme
03-01-2017, 05:21 PM
This usually happens when the network driver is so outdated. Try updating that before reinstalling Windows.

Birdflew
03-01-2017, 06:20 PM
Already reinstalled windows, problem still persists. Will try updating drivers and will update this post

Birdflew
03-10-2017, 01:20 PM
Upon inspection of the Event Viewer i noticed the DNS server times out just before the disconnect/reset

http://imgur.com/a/hhOzI

Which subsequently led me to this page (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-networking/wifi-keeps-dropping-out-after-windows-10-update/e7c3d2c8-0563-4954-b3b0-ababf34bc19e?page=4) upon googling the error

There are lots of helpful posts that may resolve the issue if any1 else experiences the same issues as me with WIndows 10.
I was adament that my router was not at fault.

chevell65
03-10-2017, 06:08 PM
Are you using an AC66U router or a regular router? Were you using the 5GHz frequency or 2.4GHz?

Birdflew
03-11-2017, 06:29 AM
Are you using an AC66U router or a regular router? Were you using the 5GHz frequency or 2.4GHz?

I use the Virgin Media Superhub 3.0. Was using each band through trial and error to try diagnose the problem. It still disconnected with 5GHz. After following advice from the link i posted the DNS warnings have stopped and no more disconnects (only been 48 hrs since)

Note that i tried multiple solutions listed all at once so at least one of the purposed solutions work.

-Disabled Ethernet while using Wifi
-Turn off power saving from wireless adapter
-Stopping and disabling the "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Zero Configuration Service"
-Delete/uninstall each of the numerous WAN Miniport devices and your wifi network card > Reboot so drivers reinstall

ONE of these worked.

chevell65
03-11-2017, 04:59 PM
Sounds good, hopefully it keeps working this time. There is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to automatically connect both wireless and LAN connections at start up.

JumpthruBossDoors
05-14-2017, 10:48 PM
I use the Virgin Media Superhub 3.0. Was using each band through trial and error to try diagnose the problem. It still disconnected with 5GHz. After following advice from the link i posted the DNS warnings have stopped and no more disconnects (only been 48 hrs since)

Note that i tried multiple solutions listed all at once so at least one of the purposed solutions work.

-Disabled Ethernet while using Wifi
-Turn off power saving from wireless adapter
-Stopping and disabling the "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Zero Configuration Service"
-Delete/uninstall each of the numerous WAN Miniport devices and your wifi network card > Reboot so drivers reinstall

ONE of these worked.

Is your internet stable now with those changes?
I have had the same issues and tried all the things as you, in various combinations too... but nothing works. No stable internet. It keeps disconnecting to a limited status.

Birdflew
05-15-2017, 09:48 AM
Is your internet stable now with those changes?
I have had the same issues and tried all the things as you, in various combinations too... but nothing works. No stable internet. It keeps disconnecting to a limited status.

It was 100% Windows Cumulative update from around December-january that was causing the wifi dropout issues. I cannot recall the exact name of the update but when i uninstalled it my PC was working. I since have done a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update RS2 and haven't had a drop out in about a month.

Korth
05-16-2017, 01:27 AM
A WiFi adapter with good beam-forming will hold stronger and stabler signal/speed when objects (or bodies) obstruct the radio path.

I've gone wireless - long story, but no wired network until the 10G fiber gets installed - and I found, interestingly, that the ASUS 3T3R dual band WiFi accessory provided with my ASUS X99 mobo isn't as magnificent as promised. The ASUS 3T3R gizmo is really neat (and comes "free" with ASUS mobo) and it lets you position your antennas where desired (usually high up to maximize signal and minimize ugly) - but the antennas themselves are just mediocre and it turns out there's signal latency between them and that long wire that leads to your computer (where they actually get processed). My new TP-Link Archer T9E card uses the same Broadcom chip, the same (albeit rebranded) drivers, and the same spec AC1900 - but it actually performs as promised, consistently achieving and sustaining fastest "theoretical" speeds at each band - because while the antennas all stick out of the back of your computer, and it fills up a PCIe slot (usually that tiny one above or between the GPU cards, lol), it is able to process the signal "instantly" for excellent beam-forming (meaning that it finds and holds the "best" 1300Mbps/600Mbps signal shortcuts to and from your WiFi router, directly through ten walls and three rooms and two floors and every obstacle within). The black PCB and black heatsink and black backplate are all just gravy.
The next best option - indeed the very best option for a desktop gaming PC - is a wired network connection - Wired vs Wireless (https://www.howtogeek.com/217463/wi-fi-vs.-ethernet-how-much-better-is-a-wired-connection/)

Birdflew
05-16-2017, 02:51 AM
A WiFi adapter with good beam-forming will hold stronger and stabler signal/speed when objects (or bodies) obstruct the radio path.

The next best option - indeed the very best option for a desktop gaming PC - is a wired network connection - Wired vs Wireless (https://www.howtogeek.com/217463/wi-fi-vs.-ethernet-how-much-better-is-a-wired-connection/)

It wasn't a Wired vs. Wireless issue. It was Microsoft and their crappy updates. I wasted 2 months trying to diagnose the issue. My PC runs at full speed no drop outs anymore.