Oddball behavior from two different notebooks on my home network
First notebook: 2012 Alienware M17X R4
2nd notebook: 2016 Gigabyte P55Wv7-KL2
Oddball behavior #1: When either one of these notebooks is plugged into our kitchen wall outlets, not immediately but in an hour or two, they will trip the GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) necessitating resetting the breaker. No other electrical device will do this, just one of these two notebooks. I have replaced the GFCI only to have the event repeat on a new breaker. Anyone else experience anything like this? The best I can figure is it must be related to the battery charging circuitry in the notebooks drawing a load that trips the breaker. Plausible? Other takes? Using either notebook anywhere else in house presents no problems.
Oddball behavior #2: Both of these notebooks have been throwing out, "server not found" error msgs. periodically when connecting to our wireless network. WLAN driver searches have not yielded any updates. In an effort to work around this issue, I have installed two different USB Wireless network dongles and the "server not found" msgs. have disappeared completely. Something is going on with the internal wireless adapters on both of these notebooks but I can't figure out what it might be. I don't mind using a USB adapter instead of the notebooks' internal adapters though I don't care for the things sticking out the end of the notebook. Any thoughts on this matter?