03-09-2012 02:04 PM
My Playbook (OS2) is always dropping its connection to my Cisco N router. I have updated the router firmware but still Playbook drops connection at a distance of no more than 16 feet from the router. I only had my PB with OS 1.***** for a week before OS2 was released so I am not sure it wifi performance has decreased since upgrading the OS. My other wireless devices (HP laptop, Epson printer) do not have any problems with their connections.
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03-09-2012 03:12 PM
First thing to try is in settings, wifi, select saved networks, select yours to edit, then ensure checks on
Automatically obtain ip
Allow inter access point
If appropriate select 2.4ghz rather than dual band
If that does not improve, consider the cisco router...
Try WPA rather than WPA+WPA2
Try a fixed channel eg 6
Try wireless g instead of n
03-09-2012 03:59 PM
I have the same issues and found its not the PB but my (DLink DIR-615) router was actually rebooting during use of our two PBs! I have updated the firmware and tried several combinations of settings suggested in this forum and other forums and still have the same issues.
After starting threads in other forums I have concluded that users of the CISCO SysLink e3200 and e4200 series routers have the fewest problems with the PB loosing WiFi connectivity and will be replacing the DLink soon.
Hope this helps
Don't always fault the PB but look at the rest of the connection chain as well.
Also consider putting distance between your router and modem. This has always been a known issue that modems emit strong noisey rf that can influence a router's performance.
03-09-2012 05:31 PM
03-09-2012 11:48 PM
Yeah I've looked at some WiFi forums that suggest about 8 feet between modem and router. This may not solve the PB dropping connection issue. I haven't seen a fix for that yet but we'll all keep trying each other's suggestions.
03-12-2012 06:53 PM