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Router Causes Random Wireless Network Disconnects

Q: Router Causes Random Wireless Network Disconnects

Hey guys,

I am desperate for your help. In my 15 years of using the Internet, I never had to consult a forum directly, I always found my answer googling the problem. Not this time though.

Even though there are thousands of problems and answers regarding random disconnects from wireless networks, none of them helped me out, here is why:

Due to my job I am on the go all the time and have therefore in the past without any issues quickly connected to something like 15 wireless networks. Everything always worked as one would expect.
Now I am at a new place and I keep getting disconnected from the wireless network. This happens after 2 mins, 15 mins, even 3h after connecting. Usually I dont have to use the Troubleshooting, wireless will just reconnect by itself within a matter of seconds. However, constant disconnects annoy me and I need to get rid of this.
Since I never had this issue for 2 yrs with the exact same hardware and software configuration, I am thinking the problem must be on the router's side. Since I dont consider myself a newb in this regard, I feel save to say that all router configurations look okay, I didnt see anything odd that could cause this.
I am hesitant to change settings on my machine that I found when googling, because I was always able to connect without any problems to any wireless network. It seems just this one at my new place causes issues.

Can anyone help?


- Win 7 64 bit Home Premium on Asus Laptop with Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter
- Drivers up to date
- Router: Speedport W 723V
- Dynamic IP assigned by router
- No results on Malware, Virus etc. scans (used MalwareAntibytes, TrendMicro Online Scanner for search)
- using LinuxMint 64 bit on Virtualbox, starting/exiting numerous times a day
- Router sitting right next to me, so always perfect signal
- hijackthis doesnt find any suspicious processes

Preferred Solution: Router Causes Random Wireless Network Disconnects

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Router Causes Random Wireless Network Disconnects

Hi murphy347,

Welcome to SevenForums.

The only thing that comes to my mind is that your present location is much more susceptible to Radio Frequency Interference.

Did you try changing the channel in the Wireless Settings of your router? ( There are 13 ) Atleast one should prove to be better.

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OK I have a local isp providing wireless internet service, and seeing as that the only other option I have is 56k dialup, I'm stuck with it. I have hardwired my PC to my router and it works great with surfing the web and whatnot, but my problems occur when I'm gaming.

-I will get lag spikes (expected) playing online games
-Frequently, yet randomly, I will be disconnected from the game completely, and the case seems to be a momentary lapse of connectivity.
-During these periods, web pages won't load and I can't interact in the game, basically a big lag spike. The game will boot me back to the menu, and shortly after (seconds after being booted usually, rarely minutes), I can log back in again.
Once again, I'm using a wireless router to connect to my wireless internet service, and these random lag spikes kick me off of games or temporarily stop downloads. When something requires a streaming connection, it's a huge hindrance to me.

Sorry if I'm not very computer literate, but I am very new to this connection and tech talk in general, so feel free to hold my hand if you have any advice.


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Ok so i got Windows Ultimate about last week and havent been able to solve this problem. I was running vista home premium and got ultimate and did a clean install. Everything worked fine until the internet disconnected. My computer is running on wireless so i checked my laptop and the internet was working on it. On the pc running ultimate i went to device manager and disabled the turn off to save power but nothing works..
The internet only works when i turn in on it works for about 10 min to up to 2 hours. I dont know what to doo please help.Also when the internet craps out the computer does too. For example if i try to run fireworks on it it will lag. Most of the time it doesnt even open up the program. When i try to open a program when its acting like this it will freeze.
Hp a6720y
Amd Phenom X4 quad core
6 gb of ram
Nvidia Geforce 9100
Usb wireless 802.11 b/g adaptor

If you need any more info let me know

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I have the same problem, would be great if someone could help us out

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hello Im new to this forum and I have been having problems with my new router. I decided to purchase a new one after having our old smc one since we first got cable internet. There were no problems with the old one except holding back the actual cable speed.

The new router is a Dlink EBR-2310 model and isp is Comcast cable. The connection is hooked up to 2 computers and occasionally a gaming console. Xbox live runs great but the two computers disconnect and reconnect randomly anywhere from 5-10/12 times a day. It is off for about anywhere from 1-3/4min and then returns without me having to do anything

This is a WIRED connection. The firmware on the router is up to date. I tried setting up static ips and the same thing happens(even worse) I've tried replacing the router and the same problem still occurs. any help would be appreciated since it is an annoyance.

Other weird problems with new router: downloads from sites like rapidshare are unusually slow (10-20 k/bs) downloading torrent files often triggers a disconnect. thanks for any help

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Yay, so I have to retype all of this because being on/off/on/off the internet apparently logged me out and when I finally clicked everything that I wrote was lost. So here we go again...Unfortunately I am so frustrated that this description of my problem will not be as precise as my first one. Started with my girlfriends router burning plastic and being told by the Comcast guy its a fire hazard and she shouldn't use it. We buy a Belkin Basic F7D1301 v1 router from Best Buy, supposedly easy to hook up. Disc set up does not work, tells us to call the number. I access the router by typing in 'router' in the browser. (I've done a few other routers and they were all accessible by typing or similar in the browser). Using any sort of security does not allow my Vista laptop to connect. It results in a "Local only" connection. Xp laptop is able to connect using security. Both laptops are able to connect without security. What results is both computers being connected for about 30 minutes, then both being kicked off and the only light on the router changing from green to orange. A power cycle will allow for about another 30 minutes until it happens again. I read some things about a DHCP lease. I tried turning off 'dhcp server' i believe. I'm pretty sure the laptop that I set it up on stayed connected all night, and the router light stayed green, but no other devices were able to connect. (I'm not entirely sure if tha... Read more

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you may want to type into notepad and then just copy and paste here - that way a disconnection will not make any difference
to all your writing , I know how frustrating that can be

lets separate the issues
1) you have one PC which will not connect to the wireless security , but will when no security is on the router
2) The internet intermittently disconnects all PCs from the router

lets start with 2) and get a solid connection with NO wireless security

so when the router disconnects - whats the name of the light turns from green to orange ?

would you do the following ipconfig /all and ping tests (instrutions below ) when its working and then do the same tests again when it disconnects - save the results and post back when you are reconnected

also post back xirrus - instructions below

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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I have a D-Link model DIR-625, and it always seems to disconnect when my mother logs on her computer. Is there some kind of setting on her computer that could be disconnecting us? When my dad is on his I never disconnect which is why I am wondering it must be something on her computer that's interfering with the signal or something. If I reset the router while she's still on, It will disconnect again within a few minutes. So where can I check if it could be her computer that's interfering with the signal?

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can we see an ipconfig /all from your PC and from your mothers - make sure we know which is which
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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I have a 3com officeconnect router,everytime someone uses the wireless phone it disconnects the router.I tried changing the channels in the router but still it kept disconnecting.
Any Idea how to fix this?

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Change the phone to a non-2.4ghz model.

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Hello, up until now my internet connection has been fine, using a wireless USB adapter to connect to my BT Home Hub router that is downstairs in my house.

A friend wanted me to download a game, i had trouble connecting to the game and one of the possible fixes of this was widely supported as "a working fix", which involved these steps:

1. open up windows search bar.
2. search for services.msc then press enter.
3. In the list of services, scroll down to "UPnP Device Host", click it and press "Stop service".
4. Now do the same thing but with the service "SSDP Discovery".
5. Exit the window and go to control panel-> Network and Internet-> Network and Sharing Centre-> Change advanced sharing settings (to the left)-> Under "network discovery" select to turn off network discovery

In hindsight i should not of been messing around with internet settings but whats done is done, doing these steps did nothing for me so i reverted them.

(re-enabled SSDP Discovery, for me, UPnP Device Host was already stopped as a service so i did not have to do that step)

only now after reverting these steps, im getting random disconnection issues from my connection to my router, (every few minutes).

im thinking that when changing SSDP Discovery back from stopped, to started, it did not enable/disable everything that i did originally, when i stopped it.

any thoughts?

note: it has not caused me to not be able to reco... Read more

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Hey everyone,
I'm running Frontier internet (not of my own choice) and everything was working decently for several months until the past few weeks. My internet keeps disconnecting for absolutely no reason, from anywhere from 15 seconds to several minutes. Here recently it's been getting worse and has led me to post this. I disconnect every five or so minutes (usually for 15 - 30 seconds), which makes any sort of gaming impossible, and i can tell that it never stops because sometimes if i watch a stream it will stop for a while, and then come back picking up wherever it happens to be when my connection picks back up. The strange thing, is that with the short disconnects, which is almost always what i get with the exception of a few times tonight, my computer says that i'm still connected to the internet with a very good connection. It still shows that it is connected to the internet, but i literally can do nothing until it picks back up. My internet just hiccups or something. I'm using a linksys WRT54G Version 6 router. I really cannot figure out anything, and it's been so frustrating, because anytime i need or want to do something involving the internet it is a nightmare to work with. I'd really appreciate any help that can be put forth. Thank you in advance.

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Good afternoon everyone,

Please excuse the way that I may communicate as I am fairly new to posting on here.

I have been having problems with my fathers computer. He currently has a linksys B network card and also has the capability of hooking up with an ethernet cable as he is close enough to it. The software he is using is windows XP

The problem that he has is that while he is using any of his applications, such as on facebook, the computer will intermittently lose connection completely. At first i though that it may have been a problem with the network card but then found out that it is also happening when directly connected.

I run on the same router in the house and use a dell Latitude E6500 with windows vista and no problems staying online.

Does anyone have any possible idea as to how to resolve this. I am in the process of ordering a new network card for him that is a 802.11g instead of a 802.11b beyond this I cannot find any idea as to what is causing it. Any assistance is appreciated and I am more than happy to provide anymore necessary info.

A:computer int disconnects from router on both wireless and with ethernet

Welcome to TSG:
If you are experiencing disconnects on both wired and wireless,I might assume that the problem does not lie with the wireless adapter alone.
Couple of things I might do.
Run your updated antivirus/antispyware suite to flush out any potential threats.
When you lose connectivity,take a look at task manager.Any particular task/process using a high % of cpu.? Idle task should be running above 90%.
Boot up in safe mode with networking.
Same problem?.
Just to be safe,I might download any more current firmware for your router.I understand that your other pc does not have an issue,but newer firmware if available can't hurt.
Any error msgs when connectivity is lost ?
How do you recover ?

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Hi all and girls i just wondered if someone could perhaps help me with this problem i am having with firefox and also IE and my wireless connection.

For some sites, and im not sure why, it initiates an error message.

It also seems to be with certain sites when trying to load images, etc...

This is the error message...



The Router is a BT Voyager 2001, Windows XP is my operating system.

Any help would be really appreciated guys, as it is a very annoying issue.


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Mine is Dell Inspiron 3537, Os: Windows 7 Ultimate x64. My laptop wifi works fine for some period of time, but suddenly the current wireless connection gets disconnected and no wireless networks appear in the list. The network connection icon in taskbar changes to no network connection (small monitor with yellow exclamation icon). The wireless adapter is still enabled only.
Well i found a way to bring back the connection and to show the available wireless networks by disabling and enabling the dell wireless adapter under "change adapter settings" in Network and sharing center. But this problem keeps repeating at unpredictable intervals and i have to disable and enable the wireless adapter everytime!. Please help me with a solution.
I have already tried the following,
1. Re-installing,updating wireless network drivers.
2. Re-installing entire OS with full format of all hard drives.
3. Disabled (unchecked) "allow computer to turn off this device to save power" option under power management tab of dell wireless adapter properties.
4. Changed the power saving options for wireless adapter to "maximise perfomance" for both on battery and plugged in modes.
Having tried all these still no luck, the problem persists. I borrowed a digisol wireless USB adapter from my friend. this works fine all the time with no issues.
I have no idea why mine is not working properly. please do help.

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I have for a while now occasionally been using the internet, and have my computer randomly disconnect from the internet. This doesn't happen to anyone else in my house (we have 4 computers all connected by cable). I wonder if this is an ethernet cable issue, but I was wondering if there were any other possibilities.

Any help given would be appreciated.

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my computer is upstairs with a PCI wireless G linksys card in it. the router downstairs is a WRT G router linksys. i will get about 36-54mbps most of the time and the speed is great, but randomly maybe every 5-20 minutes it will disconnect for like 5 seconds and reconnect to the network, which of course causes a lot of lag in games and will make webpages not load during the reconnect. there is a computer upstairs also 1 room away which has the same setup and gets perfect signal never disconnects. what could be the problem, is my wireless card bad? its only a year old. ive tried changing the channel settings like the linksys site reccomends but it doesnt help

A:random network disconnects

Here's a possibility:

Try this:

1. Click start button
2. Click "My Network Places"
3. Right-click and click on "Properties"
4. Right-click on "Local Area Connection" and click on "Properties"
5. click on the "Authentication" tab
6. Uncheck "Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1X"
7. Click "OK"
Are you using Windows XP's WZC to manage the connection?

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Hi everyone, this is my first time here so please bare with me. I have filled in my system specs as best I could. At this point I don't know if I have one problem or two. First, the laptop will randomly begin reconnecting to my wireless network ( I am the only one on it and none close by). It will do this very rapidly, then freeze with a blank screen. I hit the enter key and the site pops up right away and the computer settles down until the next time.

In addition, randomly when I pick any shortcut on my desktop, all the icons begin to blink rapidly and do not begin to search for its address. As soon as I hit the enter key, then blinking stops, which ever shortcut I choose works until the rapid connect/reconnect starts again.

I have updated the drivers for my network adapter and my router. I've done malware scans, registery scans including windows registery, virus scans, memory checks, bios checks and updates, uninstalled/reinstalled my router drivers, reset the router, did a hard computer reboot. Nothing helps. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

A:HP wireless random disconnects/reconnects

Hi and Welcome to Seven Forums!

You did well on filling out your computer specs as I see that you have a Norton security installed. Have you also tried uninstalling Norton by using the Removal Tool, make sure that you follow the directions if you wish to re-install Norton later on when your issue has been resolved.

An update will be nice.

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In October 2009 received Netgear wireless router as part of Sky broadband package. PC is 2004 Packard Bell Desktop, spec P4, 512MB ram, Geforce 2.
Using a Belkin USB G-Mimo Wireless adaptor, 3003, and Belkins wireless utility software, pc does connect to net fine. During a download of say more than 5MB, it will slow from 200kb/s down to 50kb/s then disconnect from net. If I do nothing, but wait, it will re-connect again in about one minute. I have freshly installed the windows xp home onto a formatted C: drive, all updates are done, no other unusual hardware is used. Windows is activated, there are no other problems.
Anyone had this happen to them, or might know what might be wrong ?

A:Belkin wireless adapter and Sky router slows and disconnects


In my humble opinion some of the USB sticks are flaky as hell,

can you try another way of connecting it wirelessly, such as a borrowed PCI card.

or can you plug the PC in with a cable and see if it still does it.?

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I have a strange problem here, the computer I have running 8.1 keeps having network problems (I had a similar problem with a laptop but since it wasnt really an issue I never solved it, check my other posts - I think this might be because of windows 8 which both computers have)

first I am using this for gaming and mining, it happens all the time but I cant figure out the reason why and I think its windows 8 because I had windows 7 before and never noticed this problem although it could have happened I didnt use the computer much for that time I just got windows 8 later because I was using a copy of windows 7 that wasnt registered and I decided to buy windows 8 so I could play games and actually use the computer for something other than mining

here is a little info about what happens

1. what I mean by it "goes out" is the mining software will report it cant connect to the server - or multiplayer online game goes offline - or the internet stops working while i am using it

2. the network icon (lower right corner) is still normal then it will get the yellow triangle

3. I try the internet and its not working

4. I can unplug the cable and replug it in and it starts working again

5. or it will start working again after a few minutes or a few hours if I do nothing
here is some info about the setup
1. other wired computers work fine, I have tested cables and even switched around cables with no change

2. speed test on all computers except for the proble... Read more

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My first post here so hopefully I explain well and follow procedure.

We are on a large network, AD, etc. No roaming profiles.

I have a network drive that 3 employees connect to. One employee has no trouble with it. The other two have it randomly disconnect several times a week. The network drive just comes disappears. It does not happen after a reboot or any specific event. It appears completely random.

I have no error messages to provide information unfortunately.

Any ideas what could be going on here?


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I have been experiencing intermittent disconnects from the internet which as far as I can tell started when I installed an online game (Guild Wars 2). I have done quite a few things to try and get this resolved myself but its proving to be quite a hardy problem so I thought id post it here. First off a few details:

ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
Router Brand: Sagemcom
Router Model: [email protected]
Operating System: All networked computers are on Windows 7
Network Effected: Both Wired and Wireless Simultaneously
Router Status: Internet light remains solid green and I am able to access my router while disconnected.
Frequency of Disconnects: 1-2 times an evening
The internet gets disconnected for all computers connected to the network however the router internet light remains green. The problem occurs more in peak internet usage times. Before this issue I have previously never had this problem and no other hardware/software changes were made. I also get disconnected when no programs are being run on my machine and when the wireless has been disabled.

I am currently plugged into the test phone socket, have swapped out the micro filter 4 times, replaced the modem with a brand new one, allocated static IP's to all devices in the network, turned off IPV6, changed settings on my network card and then back again and scanned my computer for viruses and malware using AVG, Windows Defender and Advanced System Care.

I have phoned my ISP who confirm that my internet connec... Read more

A:Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

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Hey there,

just bought a Lenovo Y500 a couple of days ago and it came with a pre-installed Windows 8 everything seems working fine but when it comes to Wifi it randomly disconnects alot , sometimes shows limited access and most of the time the signal strength bars keep going up and down

anyone could help me with this ? i am mainly a gamer and this is extremely frustrating

thanks and awaiting a reply

A:Windows 8 random Wi-Fi disconnects and Limited network acc

If your other wireless devices work fine from the same location as your laptop then check these solutions..

lenovo y500 wi-fi serious problem - Lenovo Community

What they mean by the black and white wires is to remove the wifi cover and you will see a board with two removable wires that are clipped onto the board.
Please make sure your laptop is unplugged and the battery removed before checking the looseness of the wires.

I do not recommend resetting your bios to default setting, skip that part.

Let us know if you have success in resolving this issue..

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Hi....I'm new to this forum but I have an annoying problem with my wireless internet. I've had a linksys wireless DSL connection for about 4 months now. Every time I play steam : counterstrike 1.6 i will get an error message that says......
"NET_sendpacket error: no error"
and when i come to the desktop my internet has disconnected and the only way to fix it is to restart my computer to just repeat the process. Also it doesnt just happen on steam it happens on any program even internet explorer. I've been contacting : Windows, emachines, dslextreme, and linksys and i haven't come up with anything that has fixed this problem....my internet just randomly disconnects....i mean its totally random....sometimes i can have it on for about a day and no disconnect and sometimes for about 30 seconds after booting up. Here's some information on my comp.....
internet: DSLExtreme
software (on other computer with router, no problems): Windows 2000
software (on my computer with wireless problems): Windows XP
linksys DSL router (other computer):
Wireless B Broadband router 2.4ghz 802.11b Model Number: BEFW11S4
linksys DSL adapter (my computer):
Wireless B USB Network Adapter 2.4ghz 802.11b Model Number: WUSB11
Note: Only 1 wireless connection hooked up to router.(my computer)
Note: The Wireless adapter is only like 6 feet away from the router so i dont think it's the signal that's the problem.

Hopefully I can get some feedback from this b... Read more

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Every so often, my WiFi on my PC will just stop working. It will disconnect from my wireless network, and then when I try to manually connect, it's not listed. Sometimes a restart works, sometimes it doesn't. This last time I had to restart twice. I know the WiFi router is not having problems, because my phone and AppleTV stay connected and stream just fine. The first times I noticed this, I was actually browsing the web and talking on Steam when it occurred. The last two times however, I left my computer on to finish up some downloads, came back in the morning, and it had disconnected and corrupted my downloads. Any help is greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance.

A:Wireless network disconnects, then fails to see the wireless network

Hello and welcome to 7 Forums ShaneLj.

Is this wifi adapter plugged into your PCi or PCIe slot in the desktop or a USB type adapter?
Would be helpful to also know what brand and model the wifi adapter is in order to Identify any issues that a manufacturer might already have a fix for.

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I have set up a small wireless network, with two notebooks using wireless dongles. It all works well, but even though I have set the notebooks to connect to the preferred network automatically, every time they restart I have to manually connect and type in the WEP key. This is a big hassle - Why won't they connect to the detected network?

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I have a wireless network set up in my home with 4 computers. I am constantly, yet randomly, losing my wireless connections. This has been happening for months and I have contacted dlink several times and followed all their suggestions - changing the channel, diabling, logging and wep and all this other useless information. They are now telling me that is is interference from a wireless phone that a neighbor must have. Which would be plausible to me if the hardwired system wasn't sometimes losing the connection as well.
I will never buy a dlink product again. My question on the irql error was never even responded to - ended up finding a fix online and appears to be a common problem with these particular wirless cards and xp ( it works fine on the 98 machines)

Sorry if the rest is long winded, but wanted to include as much information as I could.

I have listed my set up below. I have done clean installs on some of the machines, the wired connection was switched between computers as well. I have moved the systems to be close to the router - didn't help. Was doing the same thing prior to sp2 being installed on the machines. I have tried connecting both with and with out the dlink software and still disconnects.
When I get disconnected, no wireless networks show as being available and I cannot ping the router. I have tried rebooting the machines, repairing the connection, reinstalling the nics - nothing brings the connection back. The only way to get it up is to ... Read more

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I got the Buffalo LinkStation(network storage) yesterday.I immediately connected it to my router,and set it up.All worked fine until I tried to move my movie collection(average file size 700 MB).It first said it will take 5 minutes,but after 1 minute it froze,saying it couldnt connect to the LinkStation.My Laptop(Vista Home Premium 32bit,Asus X72V) then disconnected from the router(also no internet).after reconnecting i tried a music file,which was transferred in a matter of seconds.
My other Laptop doesnt disconnect,although writing to Linkstation is awfully slow...

What can i do?
(In the moment i directly connect over ethernet-less than a hour for 50 GB-i have a modern laptop,300 mb wlan)

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Worked fine for six months.
Windows XP.
RCN is the ISP
Linksys Wireless 24 GHz external card

I would assume it's the network or the card, but I can right-click the icon in the systray and choose Repair, and this works SOMEtimes. I can unplug and replug the wireless card (at the card) and this works SOMEtimes.

Generally, I can connect. I suspect that I'll have to reconnect to hit the Submit New Thread button now, though. (and I did)

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Hey everyone.

I got my Toshiba notebook a few months back and have been having this problem from the start. At first, it wasn't happening very often and hence it wasn't that big a deal but now it's getting annoying due to the frequency.

What happens:
After I eject any form of USB connections (occurs most frequently with my external HDD and other sorts of thumbdrives), my wireless network connection disconnects.

I always try to go to the "network and sharing centre" tab and "disable" and "enable" the connection, but it rarely works. Most of the time, the pop-up that says something like "enabling wireless connection" doesn't go away. It sort of 'hangs', but not exactly either, as I'm still able to use other parts of the notebook. I've tried many things but the ONLY fix I've found is to restart the computer.

HOWEVER, it isn't a normal restart. It takes about 7-10minutes to restart. There is this blue ms dos screen (is that what it's called??) right after it restarts but it's only there for like, 3 seconds and then it asks me if I want to start windows in normal mode or safe mode.

I would really appreciate it if anyone could provide any sort of fix for this.

Thanks so much in advance!

A:wireless network disconnects after usb ejection. please help!

Hi since your getting bsod's please follow the instructions here

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Hi all,

my dad's computer began acting out on March 2nd. It disconnected from the internet while other mobile devices and laptops were not affected. It will only connect to the internet in safe mode. I ran windows defender, spybot and combofix with no results. I uploaded the two files as asked in the tutorial and guide. Thank you in advance.

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I have recently subscribed to a local cable ISP and have a Linksys wireless router broadcasting throughout my house. About every half hour, my wireless internet icon in the task bar flashes that it is connected to my home connnection at full signal, and then just after, disconnects.

I am running a toshiba laptop with windows XP pro SP3
In Wireless Network Connection Properties, I have my home internet connect configured at the top of the list in wireless networks, the box that says "use windows to automatically configure..." is checked. Under my connection's properties, it is set to connect even if it's not broadcasting, and to connect when it is in range.

Even when it disconnects, you can see that it still shows up in my wireless networks list at full signal, but it does not automatically connect.

Any suggestions?

A:Wireless network disconnects/no auto-reconnect

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I have a verizon cellular modem(dial up) that constantly disconnects when I am connected to both the internet via the modem and wireless (ad hoc) network. When only using cell modem no prob but wireless network disconnects every 4-6 minutes.

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I saw this thread
First, I want to say that I don't think there was ever a malware problem on this machine, a Lenovo R500.
It worked ok for a long time, but a year or so ago it started disconnecting from the wireless network.
It would say connected, and "acquiring network address" but it never completed.
I did a network tcp/ip reset on it, that didn't change anything. I got another identical wifi /bluetooth card and changed it, no difference.
A few days ago it was working, then stopped with the "acquiring network address", and as a test I gave it a static IP on the local network and it connected. It worked until I shut down.
Today, I booted up, same static IP configured, and it worked OK for about an hour.  Then it stopped working and said "acquiring network address" even though it had a static number configured. I checked!  Very odd.
So something is amiss here. More than meets the eye.
I started reading threads, including the one I referenced above. I compared some of the regedits that were recommended then, but nothing really stood out.
I did notice that even though the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service is marked as started and automatic, the start/stop buttons are grayed. I could not determine for sure that it's running or not, but I admit I don't know that it needs to be running.
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A:Wireless network connection disconnects, won't reconnect and get IP.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Ok I have a Dell Latitude D600 with a Intel Pro/wireless lan 2100 mini pci adapter internal on my computer. The router is a linksys wrt54gs v7 router. The laptop will constantly disconnect and reconnect from the router mostly when I am downloading something. Sometimes the network will lock up and disappear completely under View network connections. The problem only occurs at my GF/s apartment. And i know its not poor signal in the walls cause she just moved and have the same problems in the new place. I have the same make and model router at my place and have no problems. I also have no problems when I connect to the wireless network at my school. I also have no problems with the network using my girlfriends laptop . Also my ps3 has no problems connecting wireless to the router either, so i'm pretty sure the problem is not the router but is the laptop but why only having problems with this router is really puzzling me.

I'm at a loss of what to do , i updated the firmware on the router, updated the drivers on my laptop and still no solution. I also changed the router's channel to one that wasn't being used by any other networks in the area.

A:Wireless network constantly disconnects laptop

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I have a wireless home network set up with 3 desktop computers and 3 laptops. Most of the computers have no problems, but one gets disconnected almost immediately if the network is left idle for a short time (usually takes less than a minute). The only way I can stay connected is to constantly download a file, browse online without stopping, play a game online, etc. If I stop, Windows (XP SP2) still displays the network as connected (usually with Excellent or Very Good Signal Strength), yet I cannot do anything online. I can't even successfully ping the router (a Netgear WGT624 v2) until I disconnect from the network, then reconnect. Simply clicking repair does not fix anything.

My network adapter is an Airlink101 AWLH3026 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter. I have all power saving options disabled, so I don't believe the adapter is turning itself off. I previously had an Airlink101 router, but moved and it got lost, so I now have the Netgear router. I never had any problems connecting the other router. If I use my laptop in the same room as the desktop, it has no problems, so I don't think the location of the computer is a problem.

Any suggestions of what could be causing this problem on this computer? Thanks in advance, and feel free to ask any questions for further clarification...


A:Solved: Wireless network disconnects constantly on one computer

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G router and a Linksys PCI card. My router is in another room, probably 30 or so feet away. Everything seems to work fine BUT the internet will disconnect for like a second, every 5 minutes or so. It's like the card loses the signal, not the router. Or I suppose it could be the router. There is a cordless phone, but it's in a different room from the router and barely used.

This is an extremely frustrating problem as I play online games and a disconnect like this all the time is totally unacceptable. I have tried switching channels through the router setup page and tinkering here and there with my network options, but I am not very knowledgeable about such things. I even bought larger antennas for the router but it doesn't help anything.

I read about this problem posted here a while back but the thread was pretty dead. Guy had the exact same equipment and problem that I did. But the problem was never solved or so I assume by the lack of replies or followups.

If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to spend another $100 for long cabling after I spent all of this money before to avoid the cables in the first place. Thanks.

A:Linksys wireless network - disconnects briefly every few minutes.

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i have an 802.11 n/g/b Wireless Lan USB adapter and just recently its been disconncting itself from the home network and then when i try reconnct it cant find any wireless networks at all. i have found a fix but it gets annoying after every 15 mins to half an hour of disabling the wireless network adapter and then re-enabling. not sure whats going on please help!

A:Wireless Network adapter disconnects then cant find networks help!

How is your signal strength? If you haven't already, you could try using a 3 foot USB extension so you can move the dongle to a more favorable reception position. If that doesn't help, just get a new one. I use one of these for one of my PCs and they seem to tend to fail after awhile.

I'm using a Rosewill USB adapter now and that one has been the most reliable so far.

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Hi, I've got a wifi router Edimax BR-6204Wg that is serving several computers in my home. All of them run Linux. The network is WPA-protected, only registered MAC addresses can connect.

All is well until I boot to Windows on ANY computer I've tried (both Dell Latitude). What happens next is that Windows connects to the network, disconnects after a while and all the other computers disconnect from the network as well. The Windows laptop then connects again and as long as there is no other connected computer on the network, stays connected.

I am a rather advanced user but cannot read Ethereal dumps, so I wonder if anyone has had a similar problem? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi guys. My wireless connection woes are never far away .

OK, so I have a wireless connection that has been working fine for almost a year.

Yesterday, I restart my computer, and the connection is connecting...disconnecting...connecting...disconnecting...as so on!

This is only when I am actually browsing the Internet. It never disconnects when the connection is idle.

I have tried changing channels, and I don't think it can be interference, because no matter how close to the WAP I am, the connection keeps connecting and disconnecting.

Also, I tried connecting my WAP directly to my laptop and even the LAN connection kept disconnecting and reconnecting in the same manner! I even tried connecting the WAP to another PC and still, the same dis-reconnecting difficulty.

What to do? Is the WAP faulty? I notice on the WAP the RX/TX light is on and the Link light is on, then (when it disconnects) one light goes off, the other stays on, then the other goes on and the first one goes off, and this goes on and on and then they both stay on. After 10 seconds the pattern repeats itself...

What on earth is going on?

By the way, my WAP is connected to a router which is connected to my cable modem. The wired connection to the router works perfectly, but when the WAP is involved this happens (dis-reconnecting) as I said, even when PC/laptop is hard wired into the WAP.



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A:Solved: Wireless Connection Disconnects...Reconnects...Disconnects (you get the idea)

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

A:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

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:


[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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I operate a network of sites for a state air monitoring program. One site has two trailers that were previously connected with a wireless ethernet bridge. I installed a cellular router to give them internet access, and they were both able to utilize the connection through the LAN. The ethernet bridge recently went down, and I tried replacing it with a standard wireless router and wireless adapter I purchased from Staples (I needed something right away). When I linked the two trailers with a wireless network connection, it disconnected the LAN and I was unable to access the internet. Is it possible to do this? I'm assuming a wireless ethernet bridge would be better, and also the cellular router does not have a wireless function on it, or I would assume that would be best?

A:Cellular router and Wireless router on same network

I assume the wireless router from Staples has its DHCP server disabled.

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I am new to networking and have a simple question for you tech guys!

With this router, is it possible to receive wifi network through a central location and share it with my three computers individually, without having one computer sharing or controlling the connection?


A:can DWL-G730AP wireless pocket router/AP receive wireless network

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I have been having issues with my the Linksys Wireless card I installed in my Desktop computer for some time now. For some reason the connection just drops, but it still says I am connected. I leave a dos window open to watch as it happens by pinging the router. All of the sudden it will say "request timed out", but the icon shows that it's still connected to the wireless network.

I have tried just about everything to overcome this but nothing seems to work. Rebooting the router will allow it to work for a few minutes and then it times out again. Sometimes it will continue timing out, sometimes it will reconnect and sometimes it will says limited or no connection. Sometimes hitting repair will do the same thing...make it work for a few moments and they down again.

I have 4 other devices that connect to that router wirelessly and they have no issues at all, so I'm not prepared to blame the router. I noticed that my desktop's event view shows this entry frequently:

“The system detected that network adapter” Linksys...PCI Adapter – “Packet Scheduler Miniport was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter”.

Would seeing this event frequently not indicate that the card was dropping often and coming back up?

I'm pretty much ready to run a 50' ethernet cable to the computer, but I thought I'd check with you guys first before I completely give up on the wireless card.

A:Wireless card says it's connected to my wireless network, but I cannot ping router

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I have a desktop running windows 2000 connected to a wireless router with ethernet. I also have a laptop running windows xp connected to the router wirelessly. The each can access the internet perfectly fine...but how do I access the desktop from the laptop. How do I print from the laptop on the printer connected to the desktop. Please help....I have been looking for hours on how to do this and have found no solution.

A:network wireless laptop(xp) with desktop(2000) through wireless router?

you can do a remote desktop connection, provided that you enable it on both machines. you'll need the DNS names of both machines, btw.

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Hi everyone: I’m having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat.

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; I’m posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I can’t even connect to the router setup IP address

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PC’s harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro – I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others I’d used) but it didn’t so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didn’t change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

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A:Can't connect to net despite wireless adapter connecting to router's wireless network

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Hi peeps, here's a seemingly unsolvable problem I have:

I want to network my two PCs (An Acer Vista Laptop and my old HP XP Desktop) so that I can play network games (Operation Flashpoint).

So I connect them both wirelessly to the router (a cheap SWEEX one). Now when Iook on my Vista Laptop's Network place I can see the Laptop I'm using the router (and can access it's page and everything) but I can't see my XP desktop from here. And when I go into the Desktop's network places I can't see the router or either of the computers I'm using.

And I assume that this network problem is why I can't see a server in my game.

Now I understand that file and printer sharing is turned, the firewall is definately turned off and I think the appropriate services are turned on (well to make sure I turned every single service on ) There must be some more complex reason why my XP hates to network!

Although I am by no means a noob to general computing I am reasonably new to networking. Can you clever lot help me?

A:Wireless Network problem: My XP won't show the router or other PC in Network Places

I am surprised that the old XP desktiop has wireless functionality. Did you add wireless to it, recently? If so, is it shown as operating correctly in Device Manager?

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prior to downloading the Windows 7 service pack 2 I had windows 7 basic that connected to the internet with out any issues. After istallation I no longer had the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point
or ad hoc. It will only let me have dial up/lan/vpn there is no wlan anywhere? I can't access the internet on that computer so I have no idea how to fix it. How can I manually add a wireless network if I dont have the option?

A:Don't have the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point or ad hoc after installing Windows 7 service pack 1

Reinstall your wireless network card driver to the latest one.
And refer to this:
Setting up a wireless network
MiyaMiya Yao
TechNet Community Support

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I need to create a Wireless Network from my Netgear router we have on the computer because the Network that is currently in uses can only allow my mother's laptop to connect to the internet and will not allow other users to connect and no one knows the password and username to the router's settings so I'm thinking I need to reset it, but I don't know if the router had a installation CD with it and I don't know the ISP information or any other requirements to get a more accessable network working. Could anyone help me out?

A:Problem Reseting Wireless router/Wireless Network

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