FTTH Fritz Box stops broadcasting SSID to pavilion laptop
here is a conundrum which even AVM Fritz support doesnt even have an answer for and just sent through a standard reply by email to me with the defacto 'unplug this , try that' ...
You know the Fritz 7530 wireless router that is supplied with many FTTH connections these days, well I have a HP Pavilion G6 Laptop I am using at the moment and most nights I just put the laptop into 'hibernate' and the the next morning it 'resumes' when i turn it back on . Now what it seems to be doing a lot is that it cannot find the SSID's broadcasted by the box - and neither can it find any SSID's of other items I have on the network in my house ... but all that shows up in the list is a neighbours SSID from their wireless router.
So, OK my first port of call I do what I normally tell others to do and that is turn off the wireless on the laptop with the 'wireless on off' button on the keyboard. same again my fritz SSID not showing in the list of 'available networks' (even though all this time my mobile phone is showing the fritz SSID and is connected to it)
OK so next thing I would tell people is to shut down the laptop completely and then power up the laptop again and you should see all available networks .. so I do that with mine and again, only the neighbours SSID shows up in the list.
The next thing I would tell people - make sure you have the latest drivers for the 802.11bgn wireless card in the laptop. So I check mine and yes it has the latest drivers.
The last thing I tell people to do then is turn off the router and then turn it back again - instead of going out to hall with mine i pick up my mobile phone, go on google, log into fritz box address and then choose 'reboot' in the configuration page then wait for about 2 minutes for it to all boot up and then after that I go into 'available networks' and the fritz box SSID shows up in the available networks list in windows 10 on my pavilion G6 at last! and then connects fine to that SSID without me doing anything else.
why am I experiencing this quite often , having to reboot the wireless router to get the SSID showing up in the available networks on the laptop? any ideas?
ts almost like the when I put the G6 laptop into hibernate its telling the Fritz box to stop broadcasting the SSID and more until I reboot the router.
Last edited by Andy From Sligo; 14-11-2019 at 14:13.
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