- Oct 29, 2019
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I also often suffered like that, my W10 laptop would sometimes come out of hibernation, listing my AP, but with zero signal strength and refusing to connect to it. The only way to get it to connect was to do a complete restart of W10. SWMBO had similar issues with her laptop. Very annoying.I, too, though static IPs might stop all my gadgets losing their internet connection but I don't use them today as it did not eliminate the problem. I guess the DHCP server in the router is clever enough to avoid the problem unless the firmware is buggy. My phone (Android) never has a problem, but our laptops (Windows) often fail to connect. When rebooting the laptop does not work I reboot the router and range extender and that does always fix it. I think it is a Microsoft issue.
Giving them a fixed IP has cured that issue, but now it sometimes prefers to connect to my main router, which is weaker/ more distant, than my nearer ones wifi - both have the same SSID and password. Switching 'Flight Mode' off, then straight back on sorts this.
My wired IP cam before, used to display on my laptop at a reported frame rate of 3 to 6 FPS, prior to my giving everything static IP's - the cam always has had a static IP. Since setting everything up with static IP's, it is now reporting 20 to 30 FPS - actual rate depends on the frames content and what changes between frames. Why this has improved so much, I don't understand.