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Continued Issues with Internet Dropping
I need help with an ongoing issue that I posted about before. I have 1 gig fiber service. A couple of months ago, out of the blue, many of the wifi devices in my house dropped off the gateway. I was able to get some devices to re-connect, others would not (for example some Apple TVs would connect, some would not; some Windows devices would reconnect, some would not, there was no rhyme or reason).
I contacted AT&T and they determined my gateway needed to be replaced. They dropped shipped me a new gateway, which I installed. The next day, though I was able to get everything to connect, I noticed some devices were continuing to intermittently drop off and would have to be reconnected. I once again contacted AT&T and they "ran tests" remotely and blamed one of the neighborhood boxes, stating they could see issues at several homes. It did not make a lot of sense to me that that would cause my wifi to drop but they insisted on sending a tech out.
The tech came out the next day, said what the rep said over the phone was nonsense, and installed a new gateway, this time a BGW. Although things have improved quite a bit, I'm still having issues with things dropping off. I've notice my iMac, after a day of non-use or so, when I log in, will be disconnected (shows the wifi symbol with an exclamation point.....the same behavior it exhibited when this whole mess first started). I've re-checked all of my iMac settings and there are no settings that should be causing that. The only way to get the iMac to reconnect, is to turn the wifi on the iMac off and turn it back on, simply clicking on the network (even though it shows up in available networks, will not connect.
Similarly, my Directv system is hardwired and has also intermittently lost connection. The only way to get that back online is to power the internet connection box down (unplug it) and then plug it back in....simply unplugging the ethernet cable and plugging back in..does nothing. My nest camera will also lose connection on occasion (but that comes back on its own).
Is there anything (other than the gateway...which I find remarkable that this is the third gateway, two different models and is still doing it) that would cause such issues? The BGW is updated with the latest firmware (as were the pace gateways). Or, possibly is this just by coincidence the iMac and Directv devices crapping out?