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Skype + Tablet = dropped wifi

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by taveren, May 11, 2012.

  1. taveren

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    I fired up Skype today and after about 5 minutes, my tablet claims it can no longer see my wireless router. This happened a second time (again, probably around 5 minutes after starting skype). This time, I had another laptop nearby (just sitting idle) and THAT one also claims the router was down.

    I don't believe that my actual internet connection was dropped since my wired PC seemed fine.

    So, I suppose this isn't necessarily a tablet question... but maybe some helpful person has some ideas on what can be done.

    On a sidenote, my tablet seems to report far worse wireless connectivity than my laptop. At times, it says "Out of Range from router" while my laptop has 3 of 4 bars sitting only a foot or two away. Is this tablet faulty possibly?
     

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    Hello, welcome to AF. :)

    It could be with the laptop and your tablet connecting at the same time causing issues. Try turning your laptop off and seeing how you connect with the tablet.
     
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    During the initial "drop" the laptop was off.
     
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    Did it work fine before you downloaded skype?
     

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