I grabbed a Dell G7 laptop back in August, and I’ve been using it with no problems at home. I mostly connect directly to my router via Ethernet, but I’ve confirmed it works on my WiFi.
A month or so I had a problem the first time I tried to log on to the guest wifi at work. It sees the network and connects, and then for a brief window—like, less than 60 seconds—I have some connectivity, but then while the wifi connection is maintained, all internet connectivity dies.
At the time I wrote it off as a quirk of the work network (wouldn’t be the first time), but in the last few days I’ve realized I get the same thing when I try to connect to the wifi at my girlfriend’s house and a rental house in the mountains over the weekend. The router sees and connects to the network, and for just a minute some traffic makes it through, but then it’s dead and nothing I can do will bring it back.
So far all I’ve tried is removing the network adapater and reinstalling from Intel drivers, that didn’t help.
The fact that it works at home seems really bizarre, but my sample size here is just four networks so far. Anyone got any theories, or guidelines for further troubleshooting?