So, had an odd occurrence this morning. My wife, working in the house, about five feet from the router, lost connectivity on her work laptop (Windows) and phone (iPhone). I believe my brother, in another room, also lost connectivity on his laptop (guest network; Windows OS, I believe, but not Mac). I'm in a backyard studio, with a point connected to the same router, but to my knowledge, I never lost connectivity (Mac OS). (I was receiving her texts on my Wi-Fi-connected laptop while her connectivity was lost.) Has anyone else had this issue and is there a way to figure out why it happens, and how to fix/prevent it? Thanks in advance.
Thanks! Glad it's not just us. I think? Anyway, turning off Wi-Fi then turning back on on the iPhone worked and the laptop did rejoin, but it's not a good thing if the missus is in the middle of a survey or meeting. Appreciate the response. Hoping there's someone on here that has a deeper understanding of the why and maybe even a fix, too.
Instability in client wireless connection is usually due to MAC randomization, a privacy feature baked in to most operating systems. Make sure it's disabled:
• Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/security/secb9cb3140c/web
• Google / Android: https://source.android.com/docs/core/connect/wifi-mac-randomization-behavior
• Microsoft Windows: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ac58de34-35fc-31ff-c650-823fc48eb1bc
MAC and iOS devices additionally have a proxy setting per network that when set to "automatic" can lead to strange issues. Disable that too.