Very Odd Wi-fi Problem

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  1. Rhisiart

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    I have a desktop Mac (Mac mini) and on the same work desk a MacBook Pro.

    Between 2 pm and 5 pm GMT the wi-fi drops completely from my desktop computer yet stays at around 15 - 20 Mbps on my laptop.

    So the answer is clearly to use the laptop in the afternoons instead of the desktop.

    However I am racking my brains trying to work out why the wi-fi connection drops on my desktop computer for three hours every afternoon but not the laptop.

    Does anyone have any suggestions please?
     
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    Location. Is laptop and desktop in the same room? What turns on between 2 & 5 near the desktop? radio? fan?

    Is there an app set to run on the desktop at those times?
     
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    Well somewhat ironically, out of the blue, the desktop wi-fi connection is working this afternoon (but hasn't in the afternoon for months).

    The desktop and laptop are in the same room (actually on the same work desk). Never a problem with the wif-i connection for the laptop at any time.

    There are no apps on the desktop to run in the afternoons like anti-virus or maintenance etc.
     
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    That’s because you have a close eye on it now. o_O
     
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    Have you tried EtreCheck. It will point out the path to any plugins interfering with your Wi-Fi!

    Plus what is the wireless frequency are you using like b,g, n or ac?

    Also how old is your wireless router?

    Plus this is second time you had Wi-Fi problems! Time to get yourself something like the Netgear Orbi! :cool:
     
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