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Wi-Fi connection randomly dropping out on MacBook

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My home wi-fi connection, which I know works because my phone is on it, drops out after a few minutes every time I'm web browsing on my MacBook. The Wi-Fi task bar icon doesn't change, though -- it has full bars and shows it's still working. The only fix I can find is to "Turn Wi-Fi Off" and back on and then it works again... for a few minutes. I got this error -- "KSServerUpdateRequest fetch failed. The request timed out" -- in Chrome when the Wi-Fi was down.

Do I need to reset my Network through OS X? If so, how? And can I run a report to see what's officially causing it?
 
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Rod


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2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.15.1
I see you are using Google Chrome. Does this problem occur with Safari? If not its probably a known issue with Chrome. I recently removed everything Google on my Mac because of problems with Google Software Update, Google Chrome and the Google Upload and Sync app.

This was partly my fault caused by downloading a new version of Chrome onto a restored MBP that had Chrome previously installed before but had not been uninstalled. This led to all sorts of conflicts due partly to duplication of many of the files Google Chrome installs on your device.

The bad news is that the only way for me to fix it was to completely remove everything related to Google from my device and after discovering how much stuff there was I decided not to reinstall any of it. See; how to remove Google’s secret update software from your mac |

Of course you may not want to go that far in which case you can simply Uninstall Chrome using the instructions here; How to Uninstall Chrome on Mac
 

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Oh, and the good news is, it's probably nothing to do with your internet connection. Its all about Chrome updates. after following the uninstall instructions you can simply download a new version of Chrome. Just export your bookmarks first so you can re load them to the new version or export them to Safari or a different browser like Firefox or Opera (passwords too).
 
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