I’ve been using IPFire for a number of years. Recently I moved my office to a different floor of the house and since the IPFire box was in the basement my wifi signal was poor. I decided to install an antenna in the attic and at the same time decided to upgrade the IPFire wifi card to a Compex WLE600VX 802.11ac. Once installed everything seemed to work fine. My upstairs laptop has good signal now. However, my wife who’s office is on the bottom floor started seeing her wifi connection drop. She would loose connection to the router completely. Sometimes she would be fine for days and some other days the connection would drop every 5-10 minutes. Now that I’m working from home I notice that my work laptop has been losing connection as well, however not as frequently as hers. Both of these laptops run Windows, while my home laptop which is Linux seems to be OK. I haven’t noticed any drops in connections. This was never the case until I upgraded the wifi card.
I’ve been looking through the logs, but can’t find anything regarding wifi connection dropping. Anyone know where to look for the errors/warnings that relate to this? I chose the Compex card since I heard good things regarding IPFire compatibility and I like that I can have 3 antennas hooked up to it.