29-09-2014 09:57 AM - edited 29-09-2014 10:03 AM
Nothing is more frustrating than an internet connection that doesn’t work or remain stable. While we have other articles that help you troubleshoot issues with your internet connection, often the issue is actually Wi-Fi related.
Who is this for?
This article may help you resolve issues with Wi-Fi interference and connectivity. It is intended as a broad reference for most advanced users to help you troubleshoot things you may not have thought of. If you are having trouble with any of the terms or concepts discussed below or cannot find answers elsewhere, please create a new topic and ask your question. We are always happy to help.
There are four common symptoms you may be experiencing with your Wireless network. These include:
Section 1: No Wireless networks or connections available to connect to
Section 2: Wireless signal appears to drop frequently for no apparent reason
Here's what to do when you often find yourself having to restart your computer or wireless router to "fix" the wireless connection:
Section 3: Your Wireless connection is active and connected but you cannot access the internet
Section 4: You are experiencing gaming lag or slow download speeds while connected via your Wireless network
I’ll keep this one brief. From my signature you’ll see that I’m a gamer myself and I can tell you from personal experience that if you plan to game competitively Wi-Fi is never going to give you the best possible performance. I’m sorry, I wish I could break it to you gently but there really is no way around this. Wi-Fi by its very nature will always be laggier than an Ethernet connection. Of course the experience will be good enough to play most games but if you life’s purpose is to pwn n00bs (high five my brothers and sisters) then please, take my advice and run an Ethernet cable to your gaming rig. You will not regret it, I promise.
I hope this article has helped you resolve the most common issues you may be experiencing with your Wi-Fi networks. If you require a router replacement or suspect a problem with your Internet connection, please be sure to contact us. You are also more than welcome to start a brand new topic in our Community Forums where a trusty Ninja or other knowledgeable contributor will be sure to offer some advice.
Thanks for reading!
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