Solved Strange Wifi Problem - Your thoughts

VFN

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My father's got an ASUS laptop with 8.1, a MacBook Pro, an ipad and a printer. In the last several months when he closes his ASUS and it goes to sleep wifi for his Macbook Pro and printer become unavailable but not his ipad. Any thoughts on what's going on? :huh:
 

Patonb

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Are you/he certain they are connected to the router and not through an Adhoc connection with the Asus?
 

VFN

Member
What do you mean by an ad hoc connection? In terms of how we went about things, I believe he simply turned his new ASUS on and it gained connectivity.
 

Patonb

Vista Guru
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Technically it shouldn't have, unless you mean after the passwords etc.

Ad hoc means the Asus acts as a router. Id make sure all the stuff is directly connected to his router.
 

VFN

Member
What's strange is that while his printer and Macbook lose their connectivity when the Asus is asleep, his ipad almost never has that problem. And this problem is pretty much recent; things worked initially.
 

VFN

Member
I just read something by someone who seemed to have a similar problem and he solved it by changing or fixing his router. And what do you mean by properly connected?

Thanks.
 

VFN

Member
Tried the Network Adapter Trouble shooter and that seems to have fixed the issue. Problem now is a known Macbook Pro issue where it loses the network connection after waking from sleep which is not a major problem. I'll have to try some of the known fixes or maybe a Genius Bar visit will do.

Thanks.
 
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