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Q: Dell Laptop drops wireless frequently

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9400 @ 2.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3535 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152499 MB, Free - 115879 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D201R, , .JC3W9K1.CN129619614467.
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have 2 Dell laptops at home connected to wireless router. One laptop has NO problems whatsoever with wireless connections. The other--Dell Latitude e4300--drops the wireless signal way too many times. I have to repair the connection--sometimes that helps, other times it doesn't, sometimes I have to reboot but still may not get the connection.

Some supplemental information--Several months ago, I changed internet service from Dish Network/Wild Blue to Frontier which bundled Internet, Phone, and TV services together. With Dish, I had a Linksys router. Now I have the router that Frontier came and installed. Ever since, this Dell laptop drops wireless constantly. My other laptop has no problems. I also take this laptop to work and use it wirelessly with NO problems. I've taken it on trips and used wireless with NO problems.

Can anyone help?

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A: Dell Laptop drops wireless frequently

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I have a Belkin wireless G router connected to both my destop and laptop. the connection to my destop is local and the connection to my laptop is wireless. My wireless connection drops frequently while my destop does not. Plz help

A:wireless connection drops frequently

Try updating the wireless adapter.

How is the signal to strength?

Are you using encryption on the wireless?

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My dad recently started having wireless internet trouble with his Dell Inspiron I6400. He will be connected to the wireless internet in our home and the computer will drop the wireless signal automatically. This happens approx every 2 minutes, but it will not do it on consecutive days or even weeks. This all started about 1.5 months ago, I have checked if his computer did updates around that time, thinking it is a glitch with a windows update, and there were none done during that time. The integrated wireless card is a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. And we get our internet through Hughes Satellite which is routed through their modem and then plugged into our wireless router, which is a Linksys WRT54G. The wireless signal is controlled on the computer by the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility, which I do not like, but when I uninstalled or disabled it, the wireless on the computer stopped working all together. I have changed the channels on the router, thinking it may be an interference issue, but that did no good. Also there are 3 other laptops in the house that use this same wireless signal, and this one is the only one that has problems with it.

If anybody has any suggestions or ideas to what it may be, please respond. I am an IT major, so please don't hold back on IT jargon.

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Its really becoming annoying...especially when playing online mmo's...sometimes the wireless connection just goes "no internet access", sometimes the internet speed just drops to near nothing (like waiting 30 seconds to load google).i tried to update the driver, that didnt worked...the router isnt the problem since my xp laptop is working fine.i dont know really much about this kind of stuff..so the only solution i have is to reset my router or my wireless adapter and it works..for a certain amount of time.could someone tell me the cause of this problem...or possibly find a solution? any help is very much appreciated, thank you in advance.

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I am trying to track down a problem I am having with one laptop. Other wireless devices on the network are not showing the same problem. Connecting to the router by ethernet resolves the problem.

Over a 120 second period, the wireless connection drops and reconnects several times. Each time it drops it almost immediately picks up and re-connects. The "down time" is usually between 5 and 20 seconds.

I have updated the driver for the wireless card (it was out of date) but this did not resolve.

Reading posts here - I see you typically need to see a WiFi inspector screen shot - which I have attached. You can see a couple of "drops" on the graph.

Not sure what to do next. Your help is very much appreciated.


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I have an A530 that I recently updated to windows 10 from 8.1.  At first it was working fine but then it started to lose wifi signal frequently.  Every time i reboot, it works for a few mins but then loses signal again.  I ended up connecting the computer with an ethernet cable and downloaded the latest realtek ethernet lan driver (vers. 10.001.0505.2015)but i'm still having the same issues.  I didn't see any current driver updates that would effect the WiFi but i gave this driver update a shot anyway.  I know the router is ok because other devices i have on the network do not have any issues.  Any help would be appreciated.  

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Hello, I don't know where to begin. When I log on and my start programs run, I receive a couple different messages about something not being in the library. I would check right now before writing this, but I'm afraid my wireless connection would take too long to fix again. I've been having problems for the past week. Very irritating. Lots of time spent trying to unfold this disaster.1) I do have a hijack this log if someone would look at it. 2) Maybe two or three months ago, I updated Internet Explorer7 to IE8 and now it doesn't work at all. I'm stuck, forced to use Mozilla. 3) The wireless router IS in my house and it IS encrypted. YES, I DO have the password key... 4) For the past couple weeks, if I am in a program like MOBSTERS by MYSPACE my computer will freeze. It happens every time, SHORTLY after going into the MISSIONS tab. I have to do a hard restart or it'll stay frozen for the entire day.5) On my wireless connection... IF/When I click "repair".... It will work for maybe 15-30 seconds MAYBE!! and then it will restart my computer. 6) I can't afford to pay for help, but I do have a few rare coins I would happily exchange for some help here. I am new to this and don't understand how I will be contacted or how I will know if someone is trying to reach me. Call me if you wish. Or email. PH # removed or email me at: Same gmail.comMoved from HJT to AII no logs..Although I have read the rules and ... Read more

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Dell Vostro 330 AiO
Core i3 2.53GHz
Wireless nic: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11 b/g/n;

For about the last 2 weeks, I've been dealing with an issue where my AiO drops WiFi connectivity randomly. At this point i have to manually reconnect/associate with the router. I receive two errors in my log:

Event ID 11002
Wireless network association failed.

Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Interface GUID: {00a5676e-0755-4823-9d54-cd31a3cf493e}
Local MAC Address: 38:59:F9:02:25:60
Network SSID: E1QE5
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Failure Reason: The driver disconnected while associating.
Dot11 Status Code: 2


Event ID 8002
WLAN AutoConfig service failed to connect to a wireless network.

Network Adapter: Dell Wireless 1502 802.11b/g/n
Interface GUID: {00a5676e-0755-4823-9d54-cd31a3cf493e}
Connection Mode: Automatic connection with a profile
Profile Name: E1QE5
BSS Type: Infrastructure
Failure Reason:The driver disconnected while associating.


So far this is what i've done to troubleshoot.
1) Updated the driver
2) Unchecked the option in device manager to allow the computer to turn this device off to save power
3) Within power options, i've set wireless adapter settings >> power saving settings >> setting: maximum.
3) Configured a static address on this PC
4) Re-configured wireless security which was previously WEP encryption to WPA2 personal AES.
5) Rebooted the router.
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16-month-old Y50-70 Laptop running Win8.1 has recently started dropping wireless connection after being used for 3 or 4 hours (& getting hot maybe?).  Have tried a new xfinity Gateway modem, a new Rosewill AC750RT Dual Band router, and a TP-Link AV200 Wireless Adapter which have helped a little.  I use a cooling fan in the stand the laptop sits on.  So would it be the fan in the laptop itself dying already (even tho it's only a little over a yr old)?  Or could the internal fan just be dirty & is it possible to clean it?  Thanks for any advice.

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Hello, I just recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad U310. I'm very satisfied with everything about it... except for one little problem.

It constantly drops the wireless connection, unless I'm in the same room as the router. If I'm in the same room, everything runs super fast, however, if I'm across the house or upstairs (the router is downstairs), it'll drop connection every 20-30 minutes. The weird thing is, other devices (4 laptops & 3 iPhones) work just fine. Even my old HP laptop has fine connection upstairs, so I'm starting to think it's a problem with my laptop's wireless card.

Another thing that makes me think it's the laptop's problem... I was with my dad at a public library using their wifi the other day. My dad's computer ran at an average speed while mine was ridiculously slow.

The card is Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200. I've updated the driver directly from the Intel website, but no help. I've tried changing channels, no help. I'm not sure what else I can do. Is it just simply because the laptop has a weak wireless network card? It can't be the router's problem right? Since all other devices work?

For the next two years I'll be living in a dorm, most likely using a ethernet cable, will this problem still appear if I'm not using the internet wirelessly?

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Hello, newbie here and seeking help for an odd problem.

Symptoms: Laptop (Asus Eee 1101HA) will connect to wireless, stays on for 30-60 mins and then drops connection for 5-10 minutes and then works again. It still says 'connected' during this time to the wireless but won't work on any browser. Despite this, the iPhone and another laptop continue to work without problems. If you shut it down and restart it then it will work again.

SKY Netgear Router DG834GT
Asus Eee 1101HA

Windows XP SP2
AVG Anti Virus (have tried without firewall and without AVG as well, but problems continue)

Me, reasonable technical knowledge, have logged into the router to see if anything obvious was there but that's where I got lost. So... Can anyone help me?

More than happy to provide more info. Thank you very much!

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16-month-old Y50-70 Laptop running Win8.1 has recently started dropping wireless connection after being used for 3 or 4 hours (& getting hot maybe?).  Have tried a new xfinity Gateway modem, a new Rosewill AC750RT Dual Band router, and a TP-Link AV200 Wireless Adapter which have helped a little.  I use a cooling fan in the stand the laptop sits on.  So would it be the fan in the laptop itself dying already (even tho it's only a little over a yr old)?  Or could the internal fan just be dirty & is it possible to clean it?  Thanks for any advice.

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Dell Studio 1535 LaptopVista Operating SystemNorton 360 Antivirus and FirewallI have a home LAN with a Netgear router. In addition to the laptop mentioned above, I have a desktop which is hard wired to router plus wireless MacBook and iPad. Everything works properly except this laptop. After use, I close the lid which puts the laptop into sleep mode. Frequently, when I reopen the laptop I am unable to connect to the internet even though the network shows it is connected. This problem also happens while I am using the laptop and I try to go to another website. I have found that the only way to resolve this is to restart the laptop. If I run the diagnostics that appears when unable to connect the following appears:Windows Network DiagnosticsWindows confirmed that "Primary DNS Server" is currently online, but is not responding to connection attempts at this time.This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between the two computers and is blocking "domain". Windows has confirmed that Windows Firewall on this computer is correctly configured to allow this connection. However, a remote firewall might be blocking your connection.-The following policy might need to be adjusted to allow Windows to connect:Polciy Provider: Symantec IPS ProviderFilter Name: Symantec Outbound Connect V4 CalloutIf the policy provider identified is Windows Firewall, click for information about adjusting Windows Firewall settings. If a different policy provider has... Read more

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For some reason my laptop drops the connection every so often.... i know its not the router because my other computers dont drop the connection... any ideas?

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I have a Netgear WGR614v.5 wireless router connected to my Quest DSL internet connection. My HP Pavilion laptop has problems connecting if it is not sitting in the same room as the router. The built in wireless card (Broadcom) will not see the network at all once it is in another room and the card I bought (D-Link) will pick up a connection in various places in the house, but will drop the connection if the computer gets moved my even an inch, sometimes less. It's extremely eratic. Both cards are included in my list of approved MAC addresses, and have the correct WEP password. There are three other laptops (Dell, Tosiba, Apple) that belong to family members or friends that have no problem connecting at all. The network signal is strong throughout the house. The settings on my HP are all equivalent to the settings on the compters that work, so I'm can't figure out why I can't connect. Anyone have an idea?

A:HP laptop constantly drops wireless connection

Hi, did you try without the MAC filter, I had the same problem with my Linksys router and my Dell Inspirion. I disabled MAC filteringand it's working fine.

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We have two identical laptops - purchased two months ago, at the same time at BestBuy. I think its there entry level Satellite laptop L455-S5975. With Vista blah/blah.

We operate both wirelessly - one works great, no problems.
The other one works okay - but drops internet connection frequently.

Any suggestions?

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I have a home network set up currently running a custom built desktop with RangeMax wireless-N usb adapter and a fairly new Acer Aspire 5517 laptop with built in Broadcom 802.11g wireless adapter. Both are in same room about 20 feet from router. Desktop stays connected without any issues. Laptop goes through periods when it keeps dropping wireless signal. Both machines are running Win 7. Acer hasn't been a whole lot of help on this issue they made a few suggestions which seemed to help temorarily but problem has returned with a vengance, So I turn to my friends here at techspot. I have tried updating and rolling back drivers on laptop, switched id channels in speedstream router, rebooted router. I shouldn't have to keep doing this. What else should I be looking at? Like I said wireless desktop in same room has no problems. I need to test this machine somewhere else to see if its my router but I haven't yet.


A:Acer laptop drops wireless signal

I have had the same problem with a Acer Aspire 5920g, we narrowed it down to being a incompatible router. How long exactly can you stay connected for? Does it drop off after 5 minutes and then do you have to reconnect it or it will eventually reconnect itself?
The 5920g we had i personally believe went wrong because of the wireless n capable adapter it had which when we bought it was one of the first out!
One thing that i would recommend to try though, if you have (or can get hold of) a usb network adapter see if you have the same problem connecting your laptop through that. Then we may be able to narrow down if its hardware or software.

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I've had this problem for the last 3-4 months or so, I'm running Windows XP with a LInksys WRT-54G router. Whenever I am downloading a file, there is like an 80% chance my internet connection will drop within 10 minutes. The only way I can avoid this is downloading a file that takes less than 10 minutes to download, or occasionally I'll get lucky and it won't disconnect. Sometimes I won't even be downloading anything, just streaming a youtube video or something and then it mystery drops - very frustrating. The only resolution I can use is to reboot and then the internet is back up.

I spoke with my internet company about it, and they had said my internet connection hadn't dropped in 6 days according to them, so it was probably something on my end. I tried unplugging the router and then downloading some large files to see if the connection would drop. Sure enough it did.

So I'm pretty sure the router isn't the problem, the cable company (according to their employee) is not responsible either so any ideas what could be happening?

A:Internet frequently drops

Well, the first thing I'd try is a different computer downloading straight from the modem. If it still drops, it's the modem, interior wiring, or the ISP.

You need to narrow this down and make sure it's not your computer before beating on the ISP some more.
Let's run a test from your computer.
Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.

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I've seen this around a lot nowadays, many people are having the same problem as me..

I keep dropping internet connection. Sometimes I have to reset my modem and sometimes internet stops for a few seconds and comes back on, almost slows down. I've called comcast earlier today but as always, they never fix the problems. The operator reset the router from there and it looked like things changed but I still drop connection

Anyways here are specs of my modem:
Software Version: SB5120-
Hardware Version: 1
MIB Version: II
GUI Version: 1.0
VxWorks Version: 5.4

my signal at the momment:
Frequency 609000000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 37 dB
Network Access Control Object ON
Power Level 10 dBmV (was 13 before comcast reset my router, moves from 9-10)

Channel ID 2
Frequency 36500000 Hz
Ranging Service ID 228
Symbol Rate 5.120 Msym/s
Power Level 54 dBmV (moves from 43-54)

My logs are a bit different now, I think because comcast did something from their place something changed but connection still drops(but havnt gotten a 3-critical notice since then)

2012-11-18 19:21:21 7-Information DS multicast is not mapped to SAID
2012-11-18 19:21:21 7-Information B605.10 Map Reject - Downstream Traffic Flow Not Mapped to BPI+ SAID
2012-11-18 19:21:21 7-Information B601.0 SA Map State Machine Started
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Hi - I have scoured the boards but can't find a solution for this so any help will solve a big problem for me.

My desktop PC keeps dropping its wireless connection to the router. My laptop (and other devices) can connect fine and never drop. It connects fine on start-up and may allow me to browse the web for a while but then drops out and I can't understand what triggers it.

I'm running Vista Home Prem SP1 and use a Netgear Rangemax USB adapter WPN111 to connect. The driver is up to date.

Any suggestions...?

A:Solved: PC wireless connection drops, but laptop is fine

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Hello. Tearing hair out here. Been searching threads here and all over google. I have DSL thru Century Link. Router is Zyxel pk5001z. 2 laptops being used. ( well, they were until my MB fried out.) My laptop has Win 7, my girlfriends has Vista.- Dell inspiron 1525. Only had the service for about 2 mo's. My laptop was working fine wirelessly. Hers drops constantly.Currently hers is the only one being used.Sometimes shows the red x, other times just local only.- Drops and reconnects within seconds. I have set channel to 6 and 11. disabled IPC 6 in laptop adapter, uninstalled/reinstalled wireless card in device manager, checked for newer driver, checked for firmware upgrade in modem, set to g/n only, ( no option for G only) connection strenth is full. No wirless phones, no close neighbors, etc. I have read posts indicating the routers are junk, other posts saying Vista has issues with certian routers, but nothing that pinpoints my exact problem. Also, just re-loaded Vista the other day. Had this problem before and after reload. Oh and the laptop works fine hardwired. Please help.

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My connection goes to Off Line very frequently and I have to cancel it to get back online. Any thoughts as to what may be going on?

A:My internet connection drops frequently

Welcome to 7 Forums and sorry to hear about your disconnect problem.
Who is your ISP provider and is this a recent issue with your connection?
I would check you cables to the internet as a starting point.
Post back and let us know.

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This problem is frustrating me a lot now. After upgrading to WIndows 10, I have noticed that my Wi-Fi connection frequently drops without any pattern whatsover. It just drops randomly and re-connects after 2-3 minutes. If I attempt to connect to the network in that period of 2-3 minutes, it will sometimes connect, and sometimes fail. I have 2 other laptops (1 of which has Windows 10) and they don't experience this problem.

I have searched online and tried tons of things. Nothing has fixed the problem so far! Below are all the things I tried. Please help if you have any suggestions or if there are known issues with Windows 10.

1. Updated the driver software
2. Uninstalled the driver and re-installed it
3. Unchecked the setting of 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' in Power Management of the wireless network adapter.
4. Uninstalled anti-virus to eliminate anti-virus as the issue.
5. Disabled 'Wifi Sense' options of 'Connect to suggested hotspots' & 'Connect to networks shared by my contacts'.

I am clueless as to what the issue is. Please help!

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So we've been having an internet issue for months. Sometimes, it doesn't happen for days, sometimes it happens many times in a day. The connection just cuts out. Briefly...say for 15 seconds. We play league, and it sucks. The router looks like it restarts. We've had 3 routers and the same thing happens on all three. We had the internet guy change out the drop line, we even had a guy come out to change out the coaxile line through the house. Hasn't helped.

A:Internet connection frequently drops out.

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At the rate of about once every one to two minutes, the computer drops LAN connection and then reestablishes it. Process repeats continually. Process seems regular, though I did not time it.Tried: Different modems, bypassing the router, different cables, AdAware scan, AVG scan.I'm stumped and would really appreciate assistance here and any illumination you could provide.Many Thanks! JacobFollowing is a Hijackthis log file made while the event was occurring. It happens continually. =============================================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 10:27:25 PM, on 6/13/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba Controls\CpRmtKey.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exeC:... Read more

A:Computer Frequently Drops Lan Connection

Hello and welcome to BC.Go to Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and remove if Kaspersky online scanner is present prior to downloading the most up-to-date one.Now run this online scan using Internet Explorer:Kaspersky Online Scanner from http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscannerNext Click on Launch Kaspersky Online ScannerYou will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files: Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT Now click on Scan Settings In the scan settings make that the following are selected: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database: Standard Scan Options: Scan ArchivesScan Mail BasesClick OK Now under select a target to scan: Select My Computer This will program will start and scan your system. The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run. Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected. Now click on the Save as Text button: Save the file to your desktop in txt format.Copy and paste that information from Kapersky in your next post.====================================Restart your computer=====================================Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt &l... Read more

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Randomly my internet will lose connection, saying "the default gateway is not available." It tells me to check the physical connection which isn't the problem, because I've checked it multiple times and found it to be fine. I can reconnect to the internet if I disable the network adapter and reenable it. Additionally, if I run the Windows troubleshooter, that will fix it as well.

I'm running Windows 7 with ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 for my motherboard.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Hardwired Connection Drops Frequently

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Hello everyone!It's been 4 months since I'm suffering from this issue. My internet connection drops every 15 minutes and takes about 2-3 minutes to reconnect. In the meantime the wifi  connection is still working and strong (5 bars).I've tried all methods to solve this issue, dns  flush, dos, ip  address, driver update... I even connect my laptop to a usb wireless dongle to figure out if it is a hardware issue, but same result. I tried to connect to another wifi network but also the problem remains. Strangely when I connect my computer to my phone internet data via wifi it works perfectly.My phone, iPad are connected to my home's wifi  without any problem.Any idea? Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Internet connection drops frequently

I'd recommend checking the channel setting and wifi encryption on the router, try setting the channel to a static channel (6 and 11 are normally safe bets) and ensure that the key encryption is set to WPA2-PSK, not auto or both WPA and WPA2, if you are unsure how to adjust these settings then contact your ISP

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Hello guys,

I'm from Germany and I have a problem with my Lenovo y560. One of the members here had the same prob. but his thread is closed, so i can't write him anymore. PM also doesn't work.

thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1038144-wireless-connection-drops-lenovo-intel.html

Once again the problem (same as in his thread):

"...I have a Lenovo Y560 that worked fine up excepting a keyboard issue that I fixed based on a youtube posting. The fix was to tape a small piece of antistatic tape under the keyboard over a screwlike piece of metal. Apparently that metal was causing static by rubbing against the keyboard data cable. It fixed the problem. Previous to the fix, various keyboard keys prompted shortcut keys (maddening and couldn't type).

After assembling the keyboard and the top of the keyboard pad (was very careful to not bring static and assemble properly), the wireless connection began to drop. I have another laptop (Asus) with a similar set-up but a Centrino wifi card (vs. Intel 1000 bgn for the Lenovo) and it was connecting to the wifi no problem. Often, I'll see a yellow sun symbol over the wifi bars or a blue animated circle or a red x. Changing the standard settings does not help. Attaching an ethernet cable brings up a perfect connection. Help! Some things I've thought could be the problem:

1) I've covered an antenna of some sort with the anti-static plastic (pea-sized piece).
2) My wifi card is bad and coincid... Read more

A:wireless connection drops (Lenovo/Intel)--other laptop works

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Below is my sysinfo. I have a Lenovo Y560 that worked fine up excepting a keyboard issue that I fixed based on a youtube posting. The fix was to tape a small piece of antistatic tape under the keyboard over a screwlike piece of metal. Apparently that metal was causing static by rubbing against the keyboard data cable. It fixed the problem. Previous to the fix, various keyboard keys prompted shortcut keys (maddening and couldn't type).

After assembling the keyboard and the top of the keyboard pad (was very careful to not bring static and assemble properly), the wireless connection began to drop. I have another laptop (Asus) with a similar set-up but a Centrino wifi card (vs. Intel 1000 bgn for the Lenovo) and it was connecting to the wifi no problem. Often, I'll see a yellow sun symbol over the wifi bars or a blue animated circle or a red x. Changing the standard settings does not help. Attaching an ethernet cable brings up a perfect connection. Help! Some things I've thought could be the problem:

1) I've covered an antenna of some sort with the anti-static plastic (pea-sized piece).
2) My wifi card is bad and coincidentally went out when I fixed the other problem above.
3) When the keyboard problem existed, I hit a shortcut that reconfigured the wifi somehow (but it
worked fine before I opened up the keyboard.

Opening up the keyboard was pretty basic so I don't think I messed anything up by opening it (again, everything works fine except for the wi... Read more

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This is a small office network, no more than 8 computers on at once. Just a simple office network with a switch to connect everyone, and one computer with a large hard drive for license management, storage and data backup. The internet has always worked well, until the equipment was upgraded a few weeks back. It is now hard wired from an antenna on the roof, down into the D Link router, and then the router is plugged into the switch. Everyone can access the internet fine, and the speeds are as advertised. That is until there is too much traffic, then we get line after line of "Dropped packet from xx.xx.xx.xx to xx.xx.xx.xx (IP protocol 6) as unable to create new session". It'll also say (IP protocol 17) instead of 6. Originally the Internet provider tech support decided it is because we needed a public IP address, so we tried that. Problem is still there. It mainly happens on sites with lots of ads, or when I have a few tabs open that are loading at the same time.

Any direction would be much appreciated!

A:D-Link EBR-2310 drops packets frequently

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Hi, I'm having this problem with my windows 7 OS Lenovo Ideapad Y450 laptop.
when i try to connect to the internet at home, it connects and before i could go into the internet browser, it drops again. this continues to happen for many times until i couldnt do anything with it.
what's the irony is that i have other laptops (vista OS) at home running with no problems , and when i am in school, my Lenovo laptop connects perfectly. no signs of dropping of connection at all.

A:Windows 7 connection drops frequently for no reason

get this free program called inSSIDer and run it on the laptop. Walk around your place and see where the drop it starts and ends. Then you need to buy a Repeater and place that in the dead drop zone. The repeater is 100% wireless no need for hard-wire cable from the router to it.

In the meantime make sure your router is reset and also have the latest firmware for it.

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I am running Win 8.0 with the StartIsBack overlay and a wireless Motorola SBG6580 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. I am 12 feet from the gateway and usually have 4 bars in signal strength but as I use the internet I drop to 3 bars and my web pages don't update. Within 1 minute after that I get No Internet Access on my wireless. I disconnect and reconnect and everything is good again for about 3 to 5 minutes then it happens again. If I reboot the gateway all seems good for a longer time. My wife runs Win 7.0 and does not have any problems. I am running a secure WEP wireless. My next door neighbor has an unsecured Motorola SB6800 gateway that I can connect to and am not dropped ever. If I connect an Ethernet cable to the gateway it works great. I am betting this must be a config problem in my laptop (Dell inspiron X14) - anybody have any solution to this?

A:Win 8 /Motorola gateway drops internet access frequently

The SB6580 is notorious for wifi drops. You are better off getting a SB6141, a wired router like the TP-Link TL-R600VPN, and an Access Point. I use the Engenius ECB-350 with no issues.

When your provider loads their firmware on the SB6580. There is something in there that causes wifi to become very poor in stability.

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HI all, I had bought Lenovo Yoga 3 tablet (2 GB RAM) 16 GB 8 inch) in Dec-2016 in Bangalore INDIA. Model Number:  LENOVO YT3-850M. Andriod Marshmellow - 6.0.1 There is a problem with WIFI. It keeps dropping regularly even though tablet is within a feet distance from the WIFI router.In the WIFI menu the router name comes but if i select nothing happens and you can see that the tablet is not connected to any WIFI. The only way to temporarly solve the issue is to restart the tablet but that too lasts maybe 1 hr before the WIFI connection goes away. I saw in another thread of this community where it was suggested to do factory reset. I have done that too but the issue still exists. I have another PC and 2 mobiles which connects to the same router. So there is no problem with the router  Any suggestions how to fix?  Thanks.  

A:Lenovo Yoga 3 tablet: WIFI drops frequently.

Called from out of network

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Hi, as stated in the title I'm having awful trouble maintaining a stable internet connection.

It freezes regularly, the windows network diagnostic (which only runs when *not* frozen, otherwise just sits on a looping progress bar when network issue occurs) says "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings".

I switched from Chrome to Firefox, thinking that might be the problem but the issue persists. I don't believe I'm doing anything particularly network-intensive so I'm at a loss. I don't *think* it's the router as other wireless devices work fine.

I'm connected through LAN via tplink homeplugs to an EE Brightbox 2 router, using a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, if any of that helps.

I'd read that it may be something to do with router MTU settings or automatically assigning a DNS to the PC, but I'm unsure how to change these settings. I'll paste any relevant settings if anyone can advise me what commands to run! *Edit* Also running AVG antivirus 2015, which I understand can cause problems.

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My home desktop is connected to a wireless router through AT&T U-verse and it's broadcasting just fine. I can see the name and everything when I try and connect on my laptop but there is always an error that brings me to a troubleshooting screen. I've made sure the password is correct by going to Start-Run, IPCONFIG and then typing my IP address into the address bar in my browser. I dont know what else I can do, I feel like I've tried everything! Help please.

A:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.

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Tech Guys,

The mouse connection on my computer (running Windows XP Pro) either moves erratically going through the PS2 connection, or drops connection very often when going through USB (any one).

I have been using a USB connection since I had this computer built for me 5 years ago or so (employee of business neighbor put things together for me--unfortunately for me, he's not there any more, though his employer is). Just in the last month or so, my mouse connected then by USB starting dropping the connection. I would take the connecting cord out of the USB port, and then put it back in. Lately (yesterday), it would disconnect and reconnect every couple of seconds.

What I have tried--

Got a new mouse. That worked for a little bit (half hour?), then started having same problems (connected things then w/USB).

Then my business neighbor suggested I try using my PS2 connection. I did. That worked for a while. And then, instead of "dropping" the connection, it became (and remains) often, erratic, and occasionally unresponsive.

I even tried a third mouse (these are all optical).

I am using my original mouse now, which my son cleaned out (all that chocolate and 'what not' I eat got some residue in there). But it doesn't seem now (since he cleaned it) to be any different from the two other optical mouses I've tried.

I bought and installed a PCI board with USB Host connections. That worked for a while (again, maybe half an hour or so) and then s... Read more

A:Mouse is erratic w/PS2 & "drops" off frequently w/USB

I should mention too that I have not (to my recollection) added any software or hardware (other than trying the 2 other optical mouses) of late. This problem just seemed to come out of the blue.

I use XoftSpy and Ad-Aware, and run Ad-Aware every day, and get frequent updates. I run XoftSpy maybe twice a week, and rarely get more than 4 or so cookies that Ad-Aware either misses (or puts on) my machine. So there appear to be no viruses, worms or trojans that I can detect.

Thanks again, "guys"!


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Hello everyone

I have a dell inspiron 6000 laptop, and the current wireless card does not work.

What do you recommand as a replacement wireless card, and price.
thank you in advance

A:Wireless card for dell laptop?

Any of these should work if you have a PCMCIA slot:


Otherwise, these USB cards should work


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I have a Dell Inspiron 5120, 17 " laptop running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04.
When running Ubuntu I have no problem with the wireless connect to the Internet.
When running Windows 7, I can only connect with the LAN cable to the modem.

These are some of the messages I receive:

Intel Centrino Wireless -N-2230
The best driver for your device is already installed.

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

Everything was working A-OK until I pulled a major goof and tried to install Windows 10 (beta) upgrade. I don't know what I did but things went completely toes up.

I am not very knowledgeable with respect to the Internet connections.

A:Dell laptop can't connect to wireless

When did this happen? Can you make a System Restore prior to the issue?

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Hi, i have a dell laptop inspiron 1545.
I am currently having problems with the wireless connection, i can connect with the ethernet cable but not wirelessly, other laptops will connect as well as game consoles but not my laptop.
I am currently using bt broadband, i also have problems with the connection as the laptop will automatically connect to other networks such as btfon and btopenzone. I have tried all the basics of re-setting the home hub, as well as trying to sort out the connection through the control panel on the laptop, but still have no luck with a connection wirelessly.
any help will be much appreciated.

here is the main details of my laptop
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 4.2, Updated and Enabled

A:no wireless connection with dell laptop

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I just hooked up a laptop computer for a client of mine and he tried to use his wireless connection at the library and his home the other day but wouldn't connect. He can see the networks but it won't connect.

Any help appreciated.


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how do I disable wireless card on dell 5100

A:dell laptop wireless card

There should be a icon in the task bar to disable it, if not there should be an option in control panel>network connections

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Hello Gurus,

I can't get my Dell Laptop to see any wireless networks as is did once. I have another laptop which is working fine with it. The wireless setup is WRT54GS router which broadcast a clear SIDDS.

Dell Latop inspiron 8500
Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Min9-PCI

I have tried adding the the SIDDS under Preferred networks but not go -

Please help as this is sending me crazy!

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