Intermittent connection with deco m5 and windows pc
Hey everyone, my brother recently installed a deco m5 system in our house and since then my PC (desktop tower, not a laptop) has been having some really annoying issues with the internet. It never had any issues with the last wifi setup, but it's had problems nonstop with this one.
It will work fine and be perfectly normal sometimes when I use it, maybe 50% of the time. Then it will sputters to nothingness, ocelating between registering a healthy wifi signal but giving EXTREMELY slow connection, (like a 2500ms ping to my friend's discord server, which is normally 50ms on a slow day) and registering no internet at all from the network.
Throughout all of this, the other laptops and phones, mine included, in the house, and my Nintendo switch. Have all made the swap without any trouble.
My room is directly above the main unit, and the main deco is in the same place as the old wifi router was.
On top of all this, sometimes restarting my computer seems to work, but sometimes it doesn't.
During the deco's most recent episode, when I looked at the deco app, I was unable to find my PC in the list of connected devices despite my PC saying that it was connected to the wifi network (albiet with little to know internet connection)
I am a software engineer, so I'm not a moron with computers, but I do have Very little experience or knowledge with this sort of networking stuff, so I kind of am when it comes to this area.
These are the things that I have tried:
- Forgetting the network completely on my PC and re-entering everything.
- Checking for firmware updates on the deco
- Updating my PC's wifi adapter's drivers
- Disabling and reenabling all sorts of services and rules on my PC's end
- Setting router mode to AP (this just brought down our whole network)
- disabling aggressive roaming on my PC
- setting QOS to standard on the deco app and disabling all high priority rules (there were no high priorities, and it was already set to standard)
If I had to guess, my gut says it feels like an IP address issue, but I don't have the knowledge to figure out how to fix that.