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  1. CraigCole's Avatar
    This is probably a really stupid question but I don't mind playing the fool every now and again so I'll ask anyway . Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile share the same core, the same foundational elements, right? At least that's how I understand it, as someone with, at best, a basic understanding of how computers work. If this is the case, why does my Lumia 950 disconnect from Wi-Fi ALL THE FRICKEN TIME (and usually requires a restart to connect again) while my Surface Pro 4 *literally* never has this issue? Why is this a problem on one device but not the other? I seem to remember my Lumia 1020 dropping internet connectivity pretty regularly as well. Does W10M share elements with WP8/8.1?
    07-01-2017 09:10 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Shared code based doesn't mean shared hardware. Your Wi-Fi adaptor in your phone is different to your Surface. And WP8.1 had much less shared than WM10.

    I suggest checking for firmware updates in your Wi-Fi access point if you are having issues with some devices dropping.
    07-01-2017 10:47 PM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    My 950 never has that problem. Wi-Fi is really solid on the device.

    What build are you running?
    07-01-2017 11:46 PM
  4. CraigCole's Avatar
    Shared code based doesn't mean shared hardware. Your Wi-Fi adaptor in your phone is different to your Surface. And WP8.1 had much less shared than WM10.

    I suggest checking for firmware updates in your Wi-Fi access point if you are having issues with some devices dropping.
    It's weird. We've got an old Dell tower (running Windows 10), an HP printer, two iPads, an Apple TV, my SP4 and probably a couple things I'm forgetting about and NOTHING else drops connectivity, just the 950...

    Also, I checked for updates and it's current.
    07-02-2017 05:39 PM
  5. CraigCole's Avatar
    My 950 never has that problem. Wi-Fi is really solid on the device.

    What build are you running?
    Mine disconnects Every. Single. Day. But anyway, hopefully you can make sense of all this because I don't understand any of it...

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    Last edited by CraigCole; 07-03-2017 at 06:49 AM.
    07-02-2017 06:00 PM
  6. Drael646464's Avatar
    Mine disconnects Every. Single. Day. But anyway, hopefully you can make sense of all this because I don't understand any of it...

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    Hmm, your actually on the EXACT same everything as me. I'm on insiders preview. Same firmware, same build number, same radio software.
    And I never get a dropped wifi.

    Which is curious - and doesn't really answer why this is happening. I guess you could try doing a hard reboot....

    But that makes this a bit of a mystery....
    07-02-2017 09:09 PM
  7. milkyway's Avatar
    Mine disconnects Every. Single. Day. But anyway, hopefully you can make sense of all this because I don't understand any of it...
    don't post your IMEI on the web, dude!
    07-03-2017 03:01 AM
  8. CraigCole's Avatar
    don't post your IMEI on the web, dude!
    Thanks for the heads up! I've deleted the relevant information...
    07-03-2017 06:50 AM

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