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Q: Wireless Connection keeps dropping with every new wi-fi device

Hi,
I've been having problems with my 2 laptops dropping the connection to our wireless for the past couple of years.
At first we thought the our wi-fi router was dying, so we bought another one, set it up the same way, and then experienced the same problem which is the connection will drop, we'll have to reboot the wireless router and then we can connect....and we keep having to do this with the 2 laptops we have. Our 1 PC that is connected via ethernet to the same wireless router has never had any problems. SO I am not on my 3rd wireless router now, this time a D-link WBR-2310 and am just sick and tired of having to keep rebooting the router every time the connection drops.

Both of our laptops on Windows XP, SPK 2 and both configured to use the Intel-Pro-Set wireless configuration utility as we thought maybe the windows management option was the problem.

The Wireless router is set to Broadcast our SSID and is using the "Enable the WPA wireless security" option with TKIP. We have "Enable extended Range mode" selected. DHCP Server is turned on.
So what can I do??? Obviously it can't be the router as this our 3rd one.
Please help.

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Hi folks, would greatly appreciate any help and advice on the following problem that's been happening over the last few months...

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 running Windows XP and use a Buffalo WBMR-G54 Wireless Router to connect to the internet. I also connect wirelessly with a Dell Latitude laptop and an iPhone.

What's been happening on the desktop computer is a loss of connection for 30 seconds at a time or so with the message 'Local Area Connection (a network cable is unplugged)'.

Yet while my desktop is disconnected my other devices are using the wireless connection without a break so it doesn't look like there's anything wrong with my broadband provider.

The Network Connection properties are:
Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
PCI bus 0, device 25, function 0
Link speed: 10Mbps/Full Duplex
Driver Version: 9.4.21.0

It seems to be happening much more frequently in the evenings than during the day, especially when using Skype.

Any pointers and help would be great, let me know if you need any more info.

Many thanks
 

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X1 Yoga 1st Gen (Type 20FQ, 20FR) Laptop (ThinkPad) - Type 20FQ Everything will be fine, and then all of the sudden the wireless device will stop functioning.  It is not the router, it is the device in the PC.  Windows no longer sees it as functioning.  All other devices can use the network fine, so it is not the network.   Workaround: You have to reboot the PC and the network will return for awhile. (Others with different models have said the same thing on these forums...must reboot to fix. I have all the latest drivers/bios/etc. from Lenovo.I have the latest updates to Windows 10.I have turned off the flag that lets the OS shut down the device to save power (as someone recommended.)The problems just started in the last month or so, you know, right after the warranty ran out of course. One other variation...the other day I opened a browser and all of the sudden I got the "no internet message".  But this time the Windows icon still showed I had a network, but Device Manager said it was not working.  Usually the icon for the network changes to tell me it is not working anymore. Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on?  I can see it is not just me, but no one is offering any solutions yet.

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House is running a wireless network with some wired connections. My dad and mom both have laptops that use the wireless and I've got a desktop that I plug into the hub. My dad recently got a new laptop to replace his old broke one, and ever since he got it set up, some of the times when he downloads from the internet or downloads patches from Everquest, his computer hangs for a minute or 2, and mine disconnects from the network temporarly. My mom isn't online enough to be able to tell if she is getting dropped, but I'm in EQ enough that it probably happens 75% of the time he downloads. When he gets into EQ I never get dropped, but any kind of file downloads or web surfing kills it. Firewall, Antivirus and Spybot S&D all check out. Ideas?
 

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on lap top connection keeps dropping but all other comps stay connected what can i do to fix this
 

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Hi hoopdawg61

Can you post your OS version?
If you are using Windows XP ensure you are not having LAN cable connected to your machine (the one at the docking station counts as well!). It's a common problem in WinXP, in some cases it will be slow, in some cases it disconnects.
 

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I have a Netgear WPN834B v2 router...it is connected to the home computer which is desktop abd we have 2 laptops that connect wirelessly...one has no issues at all staying online and the other drops connection with every download. Download size does not matter. It does drop during surfing at times but the main headache is you simply can't complete a download. Any suggestions as to what could be causing the issue? I am not completely computer illiterate but I am at a loss all drivers and the Netgear have been updated. If you need more info please let me know. The laptop with issues is Dell D600 w/XP installed. The other laptop is even older and has no issues it is a Dell C600. Thanks in advance!
 

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My wireless connection frequently drops, but disabling and enabling the connection temporarily fixes it.

Here's the SysInfo output:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 90600 MB, Free - 42749 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0MG532, , .5284BB1.CN7016665O085Q.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Attached is info on network settings from Speccy.
 

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Hi guys,

My internet connection keeps dropping out. Sometimes will last a few hours after rebooting, other times will last a few minutes.

It works fine on other computers and my iPhone which are all connected wirelessly as well.

I've tried updating drivers etc, and tried using a different wireless network adapter as well but to no avail.

Also installed a fresh copy of Windows, interestingly, this has helped, in that I no longer have to reboot the machine to get the connection back, it comes back on its own. Previously the "Connect to a network" icon in the taskbar would freeze altogether, and trying to disable and enable the network adapter would also freeze it.

The modem is a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router (F5D8636-4 V1), connected via wireless with no encryption.

Running Windows 7 Ultimate (was previously Windows 7 Home Premium).

Make of the PC is a HP Pavillion Elite.

ipconfig shows the following:

Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7581:855:401e:32e%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.5
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : RebeccaNoir-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-82-4B-8D-C0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-82-4B-8D-C0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-82-4B-8D-C1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7581:855:401e:32e%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.5(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Mon... Read more

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I have a problem with my lynksis wrt160n wirless broadband router

Everytime any of my roomates connect there laptops through a wireless connection at the same time (trying to connect 3 laptops ) They start dropping connection. I am wired directly to the router so i do not have this problem. Can anyone help with this ?
 

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Everytime i try to watch a online podcast on say the BBC's website my connection drops. It's not just with this site its with others also.

I have cable internet running into there modem then into my lynskys wireless router. I am still connected to the router according to my wireless symbol in windows but there is no internet connection. If i try to reboot the modem alone it does not work. I have to reboot both the router and the modem..

I also have a connection drop everynight on cue. If i am downloading something from a website overnight when i awake in the morning and check its progress it has lost it's connection again. Once again windows says i am connected to the router but there is no internet access. Incidently, when this happens i dont recieve a yellow triangle in the wireless icon to show limited connectivity.

Any help would be gratefull

Phil
 

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Try connecting a computer directly to the modem (remember to power cycle the modem when making the switch). This can help you determine whether the source of the problem is with the router.
 

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wow this problem is begining to be very anoying. I'm using a Toshiba laptop, and at least twice a day, I will suddenly just lose the wireless connection with my D-Link DI-624 router. Then I have to use my pc that is actually wired to the router, to go into the settings and reboot the router. After that its back up, for the time being....

anyway why its happening this often, and more importantly how to stop it??

thnaks!
 

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Have you tried updating to the latest firmware?
Note the warning about router types.
 

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Hi Guys

i have a BT Voyager 2100 wireless modem router and have 1 computer connected by ethernet and one on wireless.

i use msn a lot and have invested in a webcam with microphone so i could have video conversations. but as soon as both cameras activate, my connection freaks out and disconnects, and after 5 seconds or so, reconnects again. at first, i used to have both cameras on all the time and it was no problem. but lately, it cuts off the connection

now i have reset the router to default factory settings and set it all up again, but it does the same (reset this mornin)

im on windows XP pro SP2
 

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Hi guys, My internet connection to the laptop keeps dropping after every 10 mins of use.I called my internet provider. They did troubleshooting and said the connection from their end was all good. I did a diagnostics test from Lenovo Solutions on my laptop which highlighted that there was an issue with Local connection with the following error code: WWF00F000-RL7BBL. Any ideas what could be the issue and how it can be fixed?Thanks,Karan  

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Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I am having an issue with my network. I have a siemens speedstream 6520 ADSL router. One pc is hard wired to the router and the other one is connected wirelessly to a hp dv6757ca laptop with a intel wireless 4965agn adapter. Also xbox is connected wirelessly. What seems to happen when I use a torrent site as in bit comet to download something. My wireless connection drops after a whileand the only way to reconnect is either to reboot the laptop or power cycle the 6520. That being said the hard wired connection stays up so I don't think its my router.... This has been a major annoyance and I was wondering if you could help me out. Am using windows to manage wireless connection.

Appreciate the feedback,
 

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Can anyone help?
 

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I got exact same issue except the lap top is my moms and she gets dced when i start/restart my pc and I got no idea whats wrong and how to fix it

PS i got same Netgear too not sure what model

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A:Wireless connection dropping

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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card driver is up to date, and configuration doesn't say anything about sleep mode.
 

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Uh, hdavis0, why are you responding as if you were elwood67?
 

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Hi

This is my first post, used forum a few times and just searched for help.

I'm in the process of fixing a friends laptop that was full of malware, spyware and adware. Have run Ad Aware, Spybot S&D, Webroot Spy Sweeper and smitfraudfix - also have scanned with Norton. All scanning programs are showing up that it is clear of any bad stuff.

What was happening initially was that when I was accessing the internet through my wireless connection, whenever a pop up to some poker company or other things came up, it lost its connection but also caused my laptop to loose its connection. Both would connect again. Popups have now stopped, but this is still happening after a few minutes of just sitting connected, not necessarily browsing.

At a bit of a loss now with it. Any help would be much appreciated!!
 

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I can not hold a wireless connection because it keeps telling me that there is a problem with the gateway, i just spoke to toshiba support who have said my wireless has been corrupted internally by viruses, any suggestions?

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Suggestion would be to read this:

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Howdy, any and all help appreciated.

This was a problem specifically around the same time last year, and eventually went away without any change leading to it. This year I figured it;d be nice to have an operating network before July.

I run on comcast, have a WRT160N router, and am operating on Windows 7. My connection speed is typically fine, but periodically and at no particular time, it will drop. It'll go down to 0 kb uploading at downloading for a period of 30 seconds or so and then return. I wouldn't have a huge problem with this if it were occasional, but this is guaranteed every few minutes. It's completely rendered me incapable of online gaming and most other activities I use this laptop for. I've taken the steps of altering my MTU, Fragmentation Threshold, prioritizing my computer in the QoS settings. Nothing, so far.

Again, any and all help is mucho appreciado.

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Have you tried using another router first just in case? When I experience sudden drop connections on wired or wireless, I first check the modem and router activity led lights (DSL, Internet) to make sure that its not an ISP connection or router problem.

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I'm running XP.
I have "Wireless Network Connection 2" established and signal is Excellent (11.Mbps) showing in the taskbar.
My wireless connection is transmitted through an Apple Airport.
It is NOT a hardware problem from my Airport. The signal is always recieved as excellent on this maching and three other machine in the house have never had any problem with a dropped signal. I have moved my linksys USB wireless receiver to several locations and the problem is the same.

My wirelss connection won't stay connected to this machine for more than five minutes. It will drop off, give me the "wireless connection unavailable", and I have to reconnect to get the excellent signal again. I suspect the machine periodically tries to connect to the internet through some other 'preferred' connection even though it is already connected. Is it trying to automatically connect via phone or ethernet? Is it trying to connect through "Wireless Connection 1"? More importantly, how do I get it NOT try to connect through another (disconnected) route when it is already working great through "Wireless Connection 2"?

Thanks for any help, I'm really beginning to lose it.
 

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Sounds more like a router issue.

Also maybe a given that it sounds like you are running 802.11b, since you ae connected at 11mbps....
G was ratified in 2003, so your router is ranging anywhere from 5-8 years old.

I would try dropping the cash on a newer G router (You can find some cheap models out there), or maybe searching for newer firmware for your router from the manufacturer.
 

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Hi

fixing a laptop for someone, wireless keeps dropping every 5 mins or so and kicking everyone else's laptop off the router in the process. Have ran various malware removal tools and have also done a complete system restore of windows (diskless system), but it is still doing it. Anyone got any suggestions. It refers to the only wireless connection as connection 2 if that may have an impact on it.

Thanks
 

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Hi, Can anyone help?
I have a Acer laptop, Intel core2 duo T5500, 1 Gb Ram, running XP with 802.11a/b/g wireless lan and a Netgear DG834GB wirelss router.
I've had the laptop about 4 months and had no problems with my internet connection until recently. I can only really think its since my free 90 day trial Norton Internet Security 2006expired. After that I uninstalled it and installed my old NIS 2003. Now I seem to be getting binned off the internet intermittantly. The only way I can get back on is by rebooting. Disabling and re-enabling the wireless card makes no difference.
Could there be some sort of conflict with NIS 2003 and the laptop? - I have no trouble with that on my desktop PC. Or has anyone got any ideas? any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Have any of your neighbors recently installed a wireless router? You will some times see drops when someone is operating on the same wireless channel. You can fix this by setting a different channel on the router.

If that does not work, then disable Personal Firewall in Norton. You can use the resident Firewall in Windows for the time being.
 

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hi, i got a new laptop with windows 7 and am connecting it to the internet wirelessly through my bebox. i connect my desktop pc the bebox wired ethernet - no problems.

the laptop keeps dropping connection all the time.

i think the problem is - when the connection drops,down at the bottom right hand corner, the internet icon (signal strength bars) gets a yellow exclamation mark over it and it says no internet access to bebox.

there are 2 other connections in the pop up box - sky and netgear.

i think these are neighbours' wireless boxes being picked up wirelessly. they both have poor connection (one bar) however, the sky connection has 'connect automatically' ticked and when i untick it and go back to it - its ticked again. i cant get the tick away.

i think the laptop keeps trying to connect to this sky connection wen i click on a new webpage.

i cant find the actual connection to go into properties etc like in XP. i can only access it in the pop up box down at the bottom right of the desktop.

does anyone know how to fix this, or how can i delete they sky and netgear connections from the laptop? (and stop them coming back)


any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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Change the router radio channel until it stops. US=11 channels, Europe=13

Start at 1, try 11(13) next.

This will most likely disable Super-G 108 mbps if you're using that by defaulting to 54 mbps.

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I have a brand new ACER ASPIRE 7520-5757 laptop. AMD TK-55, 2 GB DDR2, WLAN is ATHEROS AR5007EG. I can connect to my Verizon FIOS internet connection wirelessly, but the connection to internet drops frequently without reason. Anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes pass before connection is restored. It may drop many times in a few minutes or not drop for ten or fifteen minutes.
I have a PC desktop, Apple MAC, IBM laptop, and another almost identical ACER laptop (with Intel chip rather than AMD) and I don't have the problem with any of those.
Any thoughts on why the drops and what I can do about it? Can it be software, or should I look for hardware replacement?

Thanks,

Fred................
 

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Hia people I have set up a wireless BT Home Hub and have my USB wireless network adapers plugged in one in a laptop and one on the main pc.

Every now and agan it keeps disconnecting thats ont he pc and the laptop it will lose signal then try regaining it then lose it again then itl be fine again.. happens very frequentley any ideas people, Many thanks!
 

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Hi, I recently built a new PC and after I installed windows 7, I installed my wireless network adapter and that's when I started having issues. My internet connection will connect and be fully functional (I can surf the internet, chat online, etc.) for about 2-5 minutes until I lose connectivity. Afterwords, the wireless icon says there is still full connectivity, but I cannot use anything that requires internet. then after about 30 minutes it sometimes changes to "Limited Connectivity." Anyways in order to regain internet access I have to reboot and as soon as I reboot, I get internet access for 2-5 minutes until the whole problem starts again.

Wireless Adapter: Dynex Enhanced Wireless G USB Adapter
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Release Candidate

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS. I'm switching to Vista to see if its the Adapter that's the problem or Windows 7

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Please Go Control Panel -> Power Option and check the setting.

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I am using the following laptop
A Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro running Windows XP sp2
Ralink RT2500 Wireless LAN Card and a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter.

I have had problems with connecting to the network (see previous thread)

After lots of help upgraded the drivers and made the connection

However after working on the laptop, Microsoft updates, putting some anti virus software on
I am finding that it keeps dropping the connection and reconnecting randomly.

All other computers in house are connected and operating fine.

Any clues?
 

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Hello Guys/Girls

I've been all over the internet, looking for ways to fix my laptop connection - with no success so far.

I'm simply trying to connect my laptop to my router (they connect perfectly fine and the signal strength is excellent) the only problem I'm having is that the connection is dropping every few minutes, leaving my web browser to continuously load. I've tried connecting other laptops and they work flawlessly, without any issues so I'm really stumped why my brand new, ?1600 laptop is giving me so many issues!

System:
ASUS G74S Series

Network Adapter:
Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter


I've looked at my connection status in Network & Sharing and I noticed that no matter where my laptop is place, it will always remain at 65mbps



I've also copied some information from command prompt but I don't have a clue what any of it means. I just thought it would help you guys.


Code:
C:\Users\Jordan>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jordan-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
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A:My laptop's wireless connection keeps dropping

Hello Duck, welcome to Sevenforums.

You might try this tutorial out and see if it fixes your problem: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

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Hello,

I have a level one router that is dropping the internet connection. It will work fine for 5 to 10 minutes and then the internet connection will go away. The router stays up but just has no internet access. Does anyone have any suggestions to try? Would changing the channel of the router help or would that only help if I was losing connection to the router?

Thanks,
BJB21
 

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Hi all, I have 3 computers in the house, this dell laptop which works fine with the wireless network, the wifes work computer which is ethernet connected, no problems there, and my own pc, which worked wirelessly for 2 months with a d-link N series router and my netgear G series adapter, but all of a sudden without any settings being changed, it now connects when it wants and most of the time the router cant even be found, yet I can connect to open networks in my street just fine, and when it does connect to our own router it soon loses speed down to 2mbps then gives up! All the time this is happening, this laptop is working fine and doesn't go slow or anything!

By the way, the problem pc is running windows xp home, with 756mb RAM. I am also in England, UK.

Any help or idea's will be gratefully received, I will try anything! Since having to move out of the office so that the bride can work from home, my pc has been made redundant since the wireless connectivity failed!

Many thanks in advance!

Wig!
 

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Hi: From the failing laptop,let's see this:
Wifi test exe. Hint from Johnwill

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.
And just to be sure,confirm your network's name for me.
Also,might try to boot up in safe mode with networking.Run for a while.Same problem ?
How far apart physically are the working and non working laptops ?
And the other thing you might try is,deleting all wireless profiles,then find your wireless network and log onto it using your encryption code.

http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
 

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Hey guys,

I am using ra-link, no brand, type RT2880 C wireless router. Everything was great, for two months, and then all hell broke loose. My connection is dropping, sometimes every half an hour, sometimes after two days, when I restart it, it starts working normal and after a while it drops again.
I have tried all sort of things, changed the channel frequency, mtu beacon interval, and etc...but nothing, it is dropping still. I have an adsl connection, after my connection breaks, I checked routers log and here is what I got:
Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:02:59 pppd[2144]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth2.2
Jan 1 00:03:00 pppd[2144]: CHAP authentication failed: ^M^JYou are already logged in - access denied^M^J^J
Jan 1 00:03:00 pppd[2144]: Connection terminated.

it seems that router thinks that connection to my ISP is broken and tries to reconnect unsuccesfully. I did not set fixed IP addresses, and only connect my laptop and phone at my house through wireless connection.
I went on the ra link web page, but cannot find an firmware update for my wireless router. Should I dump it and buy the branded one?
Thanks anyways!
 

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Hello everyone,,
I have a level one router that is dropping the internet connection. It will work fine for 5 to 10 minutes and then the internet connection will go away. The router stays up but just has no internet access. Does anyone have any suggestions to try? Would changing the channel of the router help or would that only help if I was losing connection to the router?

Thanks,..
 

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Hi there, I recently (a couple of months ago) bought a HP Envy 15 notebook, after clearing out most of the unwanted software, and setting up the laptop, it ran without any problems until today, and now it is unable to maintain connection to my home network (it previously had no problem connecting to the network and had no problem staying connected). As I have not added or removed any software, and I haven't altered any system settings, I have no idea why this would suddenly start happening. I can get connectivity again by either rebooting - it then connects automatically...for 2 to 5 minutes before disconnecting, or by disconnecting the network (my home network) via 'Settings', and then connecting.  Again, it does connect (without me needing to input my network password or anything), but again, only stays connected for 2-5 minutes before disconnecting.  If I don't attempt to manually connect again to the network, it stays disconnected, despite the setting still showing as 'always connect to this network when available'. Also, I am able to get online (and stay online) using one of my other laptops which also automatically connects wirelessly to the same network, so have ruled out anything relating to the router. I have also checked to see if there was any problems with the network adaptor on the HP Envy laptop by checking in Device Manager/Network Adapters, but both the 'Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165' and 'Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller'... Read more

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So just recently I noticed that my internet connection has been dropping frequently, somewhere in between 2-4 times every 2 hours. It'll either say im connected to the router, but the router will give me a message saying that it could not connect with the internet provider, or windows will tell me im not connected all together. To solve this problem all I do is unplug then replug my adapter back in and it works fine.

I thought this was all just my adapter [I'm now running off a fresh HD and it started about a week after I switched over], so I reinstalled the drivers and no luck. Then my sister tells me her laptop also gets the message from the router, then my mom tells me it happens to her sometimes to. My dad who uses a hardwire connection never notices problems, and last night I hooked up my computer and left it down there for the day, and no drops.

I went into the settings in the router to see if it was letting us do enough wireless connections for everyone in our house, and it was correct. I don't remember touching any settings in the router and no one else in the family knows the password so them changing something is unlikely.


So, is this something we should contact SBC for [I think the warranty is over though], or buy a new router.
And if the second option, whats a good recommendation


Thanks,
Aj
 

A:Wireless Connection Dropping Frequently

For wireless reliability, the first action is to update the firmware in the router
AND every PC wireless adaptor which you wish to connect to that router.

Second action is to ensure ALL pcs are using only B or G mode, but not a mixture
of both -- this just causes problems

Third action is to know how many other wireless systems are in range of
your PCs and to note which channels each are using. Also note if they are
B,G, or B/G if at all possible.

Now select a channel that no one else is using.
 

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My wireless connection keeps dropping every 30 seconds. I am using a Netgear WP511T wireless card with a Westell Router wireless router given to me by Verizon for my DSL. I am trying to connect my Sony Viao Laptop runing Windows XP. The thing is that I get an Excellent signal and I am showing my conputer connected to my network but the signal resets after 30 seconds and drops the connection for a second then immediately reconnects. I am not sure what is going on because I can go to any coffee shop in the area which offers WI-FI and I am able to plug the card in and connect immediately without problem. I currently have a desktop computer connected to my DSL with ethernet cable and it works fine. I tried connecting my laptop to the Ethernet cable but I get the same issue of connection for 30 seconds then drop and reconnect. PLEASE HELP...this is driving me crazy as I have tried all support sources (Netgear, Verizon, Westell) and they all tell me it maybe a problem with the card but if it works in the coffee shops then I am assuming it is something either in the configuration of my laptop or with Windows XP.
 

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Hi...I have a Belkin wireless router in my apartment and for some reason my Windows XP laptop keeps losing the wireless internet connection, especially when I'm in the middle of downloading files.

I have an iBook that stays connected at all times, and my other wireless devices (video games) keep stable connections when being used as well; it's just the Windows XP Laptop.

Please help me fix this.

-Tim
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A:Wireless connection keeps dropping on one of my computers...

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Hello,

I have a laptop I use to connect wirelessly to my AT&T DSL modem. I've never had a problem in the past year until recently. Beginning last week, the first time I connect to the web after booting up the system my DSL signal drops. It automatically re-connects after a few seconds. Usually this repeats 3 times or so before it works correctly. I have to close my internet session and re-open it. I have no idea why this is happening. This does not happen when I connect via ethernet cable.

I have not made any changes to my system whatsoever. I've downloaded two programs a day or two prior to this problem - flashget and protowall. I installed protowall then deleted it due to it's limited vista capabilities. Flashget is installed.
If anyone knows what I can do to rectify this situation I would be very grateful.

Many thanks.
 

A:Laptop dropping wireless DSL connection.

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i have win xp sp2, and am using cable high speed internet. Ive just set up a linksys router a few hrs ago, but the internet connection keeps dropping. Ive restarted everything, i know the cable modem is ok because i work for the same company i get internet from so ive checked the modem signal levels etc.. and theyre good.
i have no virus, spyware problems.
The signal strength of the network says its excellent. Sometimes when it drops i have to disable and re-enable my network card before i can connect again...does this point to my wireless adapter being the problem? I can connect to the internet if i connect the router to my laptop. Also if i try to repair the connection, windows says it cant because it cant disable the wireless adapter....i dont remember this happening before
ive pinged google.com and get no packet loss, i also did a continuous ping and out of 189 pings i received 188.
anyone got any ideas as to what it might be.im wondering if updating my wireless network adapter might help...or is this likely to cause more problems.

advice very much appreciated, thanks
oops sprry, this posted twice by mistake
 

A:wireless internet connection dropping

Are you using WZC or a 3rd party wireless client? If both are running, that can cause frequent disconnections. Also, you should try upgrading the firmware on the router to the latest available, that's a frequent source of disconnect issues.
 

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Have a Dell laptop E6500 with a fresh load of Windows 7 RTM. Loaded the entire machine using wireless network connection (WEP) over a Cisco Aironet 1100. Added to domain, loaded Office 2007, and applied a few Dell updated drivers.

Brought it home on a DLink DIR-628 wireless router using WPA2, and it averages about 10% packet loss...

continuously get network drops... just a small snipet.

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 9375, Received = 8311, Lost = 1064 (11% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 2015ms, Average = 8ms

Checked all network drivers - up to date.
Router firmware - up to date.

Any suggestions on next steps?

A:Windows 7 dropping wireless connection

Hmm.. could it be technical? Are the antennas ok in DIR-628?

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So, I recently got a (new) Dell Inspiron 570 desktop. It didn't come with a wireless adapter, so I picked up a (new) TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wireless N PCIe adapter. Easy installation, worked immediately. Connection's not perfect, but I get 3 bars from across a house so it's about what I expected.

Unfortunately, every little bit the connection drops. Sometimes it comes back within seconds, sometimes it lasts for several minutes; sometimes I won't notice it happening for hours, sometimes it drops every few seconds. There are two other computers on the network that don't suffer connection issues, and I've been able to test with my iPod that it's still connected at the same moment as my Dell is not.

I tried updating the driver automatically, which oddly enough installed the driver for an Atheros AR9285, a different wireless adapter; and although everything seemed to still be working I gave it long enough to make sure the problem was still there and downloaded the correct driver from TP-Link's site, which didn't fix it either.

With that, I'm pretty much out of ideas. The reviews I've read for the adapter aren't great but I haven't found any similar occurrences. Hoping that someone here will have an idea.

Thanks in advance to anyone with advice. Of course if any other information would be helpful I'll provide it.
 

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Hey,

I recently switched from directly connecting my computer, to a wireless. The problem is that the wireless connection just stops working after 20mins, it still shows that its connected but I get nothing out it(can't access web pages/games/etc). During the 20mins my speed (uploading and downloading) is still pretty good, my connection strength is:good.

I've looked around for similar problems but honestly kept getting d/c. I'm running Windows Vista. Currently i just use the windows "diagnose" thing and "reset the network adaptor". Which keeps me going for 20mins more.

One thing i did notice is that people like to see the IPCONFIG /ALL. I dont know if will help but i guess it can't hurt :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Owner>IPCONFIG /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : *****
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless PCI Express Card LAN Ada
pter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-E8-E8-AC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Hi,

my first post here. I am experiencing a strange problem with my Dell D610 on XP_PRO SP 3. (Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection) I was using this machine without a problem in combination with a wireless modem Thomson SpeedTouch 580i. I then upgraded my contract and installed a new Thomson SpeedTouch 780i. This modem shows up with excellent signal quality all the time and I am quite near to it.
The problem I am having is that the conection drops out regularly sometimes every couple of minutes and sometimes it stays OK for hours.
(I see no pattern in when the problem occurs)
I use MS-Outlook and synchronise the mailbox every 5 minutes and often I return to the PC to find that outlook is in error because it was unable to connect to the network. The wireless connection status Icon in the system tray shows the black screen with a red X over it.
I found that once an error was encountered, the network connection is not bringing itself back to life again.
I normally then right click the icon and click repair which will eventually restore the connection.
I tried this PC at a friends place with the exact same (ST780i) modem, where it showed the same problems as here at home. (so that would rule out an error in the modem)
Trying my laptop on another (older) speedtouch modem did NOT give me the same problem.
The XP Networks diagnostics shows me the following:
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A:Wireless network connection dropping

Basic troubleshooting for wireless problems.

1 Right click your network connection and select Repair.

2 Change the channel on the router to something other then 6, which is the default on most routers.

3 For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.

4 Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.

5 Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

6 Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available
 

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Hi, My wireless connection keeps dropping even though it shows that it's well connected. I have tried to reset the modem and desable/enable the modem with no luck. it will work for like 5 min the lost connection. Any help is appreciated. Fern.

A:My wireless connection keep dropping on my HP pavillon

Hello, Here is a list of steps that commonly resolve issues with wireless connectivity. First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here:Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and press enter... Read more

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So I have three computers in my house:

1. Main desktop computer
2. Laptop
3. Laptop

Laptop 3's connection to the wifi in my house keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting randomly throughout the day. Laptop 2 is fine and never loses connection. The main desktop is connected through ethernet so no problems there. Any ideas as to why Laptop 3 keeps disconnecting when Laptop 2 doesn't and they are in the same room exactly the same distance from the wifi source?
 

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I have a D-Link DL-614+ (revb) router connected to a DWL-510 PCI adapter card which provides my 1mb internet connection. The connection overall is quite good but sometimes the connection keeps dropping every couple of minutes (i get the network cable unplugged bubble) and this can last from about 20 mins to a couple of days and then it works fine again for a period of time. As you can imagine, this gets very annoying when browsing the web + playing games online. So i was wondering if anyone knows what this could be?

Also, can simple things like wires next to the antenna interfere with the signal?

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Wireless internet connection keeps dropping

Do you have any devices that can interfere with your signal like cordless phones or a microwave. Try unplugging them and see what happens.

Can you see any other wireless networks in range? If so, try changing channels.

How strong is your signal power most of the time?
 

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Hi,
I have windows 7 installed in my Lenovo Thinkpad. But the wireless connection is dropping whisically. I checked in Windows Log-> System node every thing looks ok while the connection drops, but in Windows Log->Application node every time I am getting the below error :

Summary
A device or program has requested attention. Device or application: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\netsh.exe. Message title: C:\Windows\system32\netsh.exe.

Detail

Log Name: Application
Source: Interactive Services detection
Date: 12/18/2010 7:36:05 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: banerjee
Description:
A device or program has requested attention. Device or application: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\netsh.exe. Message title: C:\Windows\system32\netsh.exe.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Interactive Services detection" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16384">1000</EventID>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-12-19T01:36:05.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>52804</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>manashbanerjee</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>

Can any one help me regarding this??

Thanks
Manash
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A:Windows 7 Wireless Connection Dropping

whisically??? whimsically?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector for when the connection has been dropped, and show the following for a good connection and for the dropped time.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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