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Q: wireless network drops every so often

Hi I'm having problems with my internet connection. It used to work no problem but just in this last week it has started playing up. I have tried resetting the router and setting up the internet connection again from scratch but it hasn't solved the problem.

It will connect to the wireless network but then drop it every so often, sometimes it will go to local access only, next minute it will lose connection all together. This is very frustrating and I have no idea how to fix it

Can anyone give me some advice?

Also, having issues with Microsoft Office - it won't save anything without crashing.... this is a relatively new problem as well.

It's windows vista that I am using.

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I am having a frustrating time with my network. I work for an animall hospital and we have a wired/wireless network with 9 computers (mixed vista ultimate and xp pro with server 2003 sp2 on the server). I am using a Linksys WRT320n router.

My main problem is with my 2 wireless computers, a desktop with a US Robotics 802.11g turbo and one of my laptops, a Dell Inspiron 6400. They are no more then 30 feet from the router and always have a strong signal but will drop their connection and have to be logged of and logged back on. It is very frustrating because there is no rhyme or reason for it. Sometimes it will stay connected all day without dropping and other days it will drop 6-8 times.

I am not sure if this is related or not, but there are several wireless networks that can be seen by these computers including a Comcast WIFI and an Optonline WIFI.

Also, the network will slow down every so often (wired as well as wireless) and I am no sure what the is about. Our applications that we run are not very intence (no graphics or large packets being sent.) Some one said they thought there might be a some sort of a Windows Sharing App. running on the server that was bogging it down but I am not sure.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


A:Solved: Wireless network drops signal and network is slow

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When connected to my home wireless network for extended periods with no activity, I come back to find that my wireless connection has been lost. Sometimes, right-clicking on the wireless icon and selecting Repair fixes the problem. Sometimes, the Repair stops on the first action "Windows was unable to disable the wireless network adapter".

I'm using a Netgear G router (from a Motorola modem) with wire to my desktop and wireless to this laptop.

Laptop profile
WinXP Pro SP2 Lenovo X60 Thinkpad Centrino Duo
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Any ideas?

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Hello all.

Yes, it's yet another "My Wireless Won't Work Right" thread! Your help would be greatly appreciated!

I recently moved to a new house, and set up one PC downstairs, with a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router. PC#1 is hardwired to the router, no problems there. PC#2 (with a Linksys WMP54G card) is upstairs, one floor up and probably 20 feet over. Both PCs are above ground (nothing in the basement).

Initially, PC#2 was connecting pretty well. Generally I'd hit 54 Mbps and "very good" signal quality. But, it was spotty. While the connection wouldn't drop entirely, it would frequently drop enough to disrupt my FTPing of large files across the internet. I had my suspicions about the card, which had been jostled a lot and didn't seem to have a great connection between the antenna and card itself.

So, I replaced the whole setup with a brand-spanking new WRT54GS router and a WMP54GS card. Unfortunately, things have gone from bad to worse. It took me 3 hours on Support Chat with Linksys to even get any kind of a connection from PC#2, and now it just dies completely for huge chunks of time. I'll be online with a 54 Mbps connection, Very Good signal strength, then BOOM, couldn't find a network. Then 30 minutes later, it will miraculously find it again. It happens often enough that the PC is essentially useless for any work that requires an Internet connection. Note: Linksys' monitoring tool finds my network with a c... Read more

A:Wireless Network Connection Drops

If I understood correctly, your laptop experience pretty much proves that you are getting a constant good strong signal to the location of the problem computer. If so, don't mess with router's antenna.

Go to the Linksys web site and make sure you have the latest driver and utility for the adaptor.

Move the computer around a little. Maybe the fan or power supply or something is in the direct path of the signal.

Are you managing the connection with the Linksys utility or with Windows' Wireless Zero Configuration? Try the other one.

Are you using encryption? If so, WEP or WPA?

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My wife's computer running XP OS with SP3, connected to our WPA-2 wireless network with Linksys WUSB100 adapter, keeps losing its Internet connection whenever she is offline (not logged off for a period of time), connected to a broadband modem through a Linksys WRT120N Wireless Router. Linksys has its own wireless manager, which conflicted with Windows XP WZC, so I went in and disabled that ( did nothing to solve problem). However, we have an unsecured wireless network in our immediate neighborhood, and that is the network (albeit with a weak signal, and a speed of only 24mbs speed) that her computer connect to. There must be a way of blocking her computer from connecting to that network, or to remove that network from the available networks list. I have been searching online for solutions, and have contacted Linksys support several times for support, but they claim to have no solutions.

A:Wireless XP drops secured network.

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This is a common problem judging by the results of a web search. I'm hoping one of the good folks here knows of a solution that actually works!

I have an Epson Artisan 810 printer that has wireless networking. My desktop connects to this printer by USB and the network by Ethernet. Our laptop connects to everything wireless. Everything works just as you would expect except:

When the printer goes into "idle" mode (low power - standby) it drops off the network and the laptop can't find it to print to. The desktop (of course) can print to it in low power mode. But, this only happens in a particular order:
If the laptop connects to the printer and prints, then the printer goes into idle mode, the laptop can still print to the printer.
If the printer is on (not into idle) and the laptop restarts it can print.
If the printer is in idle, and the laptop is restarted, it will not print.
If I turn the printer off, then back on, it is recognized and works again wirelessly.
What I have tried:
Set a static IP on the printer
Reserved the IP on the router (Trendnet TEW-691GR) for the MAC of the printer.
Tried to ping the idle printer IP from laptop: No. Restarted: Yes.
Tried to ping the idle printer from the desktop: No.
Removed the printer from the laptop, deleted the printer port, re-installed the printer using the manual IP port.
I've run out of ideas and have started drinking! Any suggestions?

A:Wireless printer drops off the network

Is the laptop dropping it, or is the router dropping it. That's my first real question even if you've manually set it routers like to just ignore things that have no traffic after a set amount of time. It doesn't appear there is a way to change the sleep mode settings in that model of printer though.

Anyhow if it's dropping off the nat table there may still be some way to tweak the router a little bit more to keep the connection alive. The printer itself has no setting or feature I can see that would help with this. (I can't believe I actually looked at a manual for something I don't even own.)

At any rate I tried man, but I don't see anything you missed, and as you already pointed out the other mentions of this online are all dead ends too.

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My wireless network speed cuts out every 20 seconds or so during high-speed downloads and/or file transfers within my LAN (i.e., it's not my ISP). My signal strength never drops below 70%, but yet for some reason, the network drops out. It is almost like the entire computer locks up a little bit. I can't even get another web page to load while it's happening until it recovers.

I'm running Win7 RC x64. The adapter is a Realtek RTL8187. I've tried 3 years worth of drivers (including the ones that I had running on my Vista x64 OS), switched the wireless channels from 1 to 6 to 11 and back again. I've tried every possible 'netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=...' value. I've disabled every other adapter in the system. I've tried downloading to different drives, on different controllers, even tried IDE/SATA.

See attachments for samples of whats going on. As I wrote this, the ping window was still running--it's fine... until I download something.

Very very annoying...

A:Wireless network drops out during downloads

well, a few things you can start to do.... first is to swap out routers if possible. Next, swap out wireless cards if possible or vice versa, cards then router. next would be to do a line stress test, or just a test of the line. This can be done at dslreports.com , tho you may have to signup/register to be able to use this feature.

there is probably a few more things to try, but i would get past these steps first before i go doing much anything else.

btw, am having the same problem here... but my swapping out routers does nothing, and its not the wireless card here, as it happens on the whole network, wireless gets bottlenecked, and therefore shuts down just the wireless signal, if on wire you are fine. Point in case, not just my belkin wireless G, but the laptop gets the same treatment. Atleast by that i mean, if i lose connection here, so does the laptop. I have yet to see if i can create the same results in reverse, having to see if the laptop can crash the wireless network signal. So, i'm still investigating this myself.... welcome aboard matey! Is all i can say for now.

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This is an area I have less knowledge on than other areas.

Is there a way to optimise my wireless router/connection?

When I'm in games, it drops me out, but I still have internetivity.

I'm baffled, and I'd like to give wireless a good chance, instead of thinking it is useless. I know a couple other people who use wireless, but don't get dropped, but experience ping spikes.

I gather that my dropping out is a result of some ping spiking, but it's not all because of a ping spike, am I correct?


I put in a DVDROM, to install UT3 and COD4. I had previously done some MS updates and needed to restart after installing COD4. When I restarted the DVDrom was no longer detected. The DVDrom does have power, but it gets cut off, when the Windows Loading screen starts up. Is this a problem I can fix in setup.

Also, my monitor connection worked it's way loose, and I tightened it, is this just a coincidence that I tightened the monitor cable and then the DVDrom no longer worked?

Thanks for any help.

A:Gamer, wireless network drops me out constantly.

I don't know much at all about networks, so I can't help there, but...

about the DVDROM I believe it is coincidence, but you may wann check once more that all the connections are tight on the DVDROM.

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Hi,Several weeks ago my network connect started randomly dropping. The only way to I've been able to re-start it is to restart my laptop which is very annoying.I'm running Windows XP on a Sony Vaio laptop with wireless connection.I'm sure it's a laptop issue as it does this at work and home (on different wireless routers).I've run Event Viewer and I can see several types of error messages:1. WARNING - Source = DHCPYour computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0018DED6B8C8. The following error occurred:The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.2. WARNING - Source = PlugPlayManagerThe service "NetFxUpdate_v1.1.4322" vetoed a power event request.3. ERROR - Source = Service Control ManagerThe BrPar service depends on the Parallel arbitrator group and no member of this group started.4. ERROR - Source = DHCPThe IP address lease for the Network Card with network address 0018DED6B8C8 has been denied by the DHCP server (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).5. WARNING - Source = TCPIPTCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.6. ERROR - Source = ATAPIThe device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.I think the items in bold above are what's ca... Read more

A:Wireless network connection randomly drops

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Hi guys im new to this site and was recommended by a friend. I have spent the last 2 days looking through old posts before finally registering to ask for help, so here goes:

I have a home network with 2 PC's both running windows XP.
They are networked via 2 USB 802.11b wireles cards. The network is set up as an Adhoc network with file,printer and internet sharing running. I set up the network using the windows network set up wizard.
The main PC with internet connection is connected to blueyonder 1MB cable service via an external USB modem.

The network works great with an "excellent" signal strength at all times (upstairs to dowstairs). But...

Every now and again the remote PC will drop the connection. It seems totally random as it could be after 10 minutes or after 1 hour, Its very random. To reconnect i just disable then re-enable the network card (on remote PC) it connects instantly and all is well again, untill it decides to do this again. Does anyone have any suggestions to what could be causing this? It is not a huge problem but is iritable. It even happens when network/internet is in use. But may still be some type of power managment issue. But my hands are in the air and im open to all sugestions.

Thanks in advance for anyone who tries to help me out.

A:wireless adhoc network drops connection

Could be interference from microwaves, mobile phones, etc.
The paper "ABGs_of_Wireless_2.03.1.pdf" on http://www.netgear.com/products/wireless.html lists possible sources of interference for the various wi-fi standards.

The general advice about improving range at http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101160.asp may also be of some use in general troubleshooting.

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I have had my wireless network running with only recurrent (monthly) glitches for nearly six months. Most of the glitches have involved my wife's PC dropping off the network unexpectedly. This problem occurred before I updated to Leopard earlier this month, but in the last two weeks the problem has been worse than ever; today I reinstalled the network and her pc still drops off almost every fifteen minutes (if she is not using it.) There are two computers on the network, a PowerMac G5 w/2Gb ram and her Toshiba laptop running XP Pro SP2. The network consists of an Airport Extreme card, 2 Airport Express Base Stations (main and remote), a Linksys Cable Modem and Hi Speed Internet access. The PowerMac is in a different room than the PC and although there is a clear sight connection between the doorways of the two rooms, the walls are 9" poured concrete. When the network is operating optimally, I get a reading on the PC that the signal strength is "Excellent."

I usually have to correct the dropped connection by clicking on Change Advanced settings button in Wireless Network Connection and opening the Wireless Network tab in the WZC dialogue box. I check the 13 digit WEP key and it is then accepted. When I launch IE, I get an error message indicating I'm not online, but if I highlight the URL and press enter, I arrive online.

Is this problem related to DHCP supplying an ip address?

A:XPsp2 PC drops from Airort Wireless Network

I doubt this has anything to do with DHCP, it's a connectivity issue. Have you tried changing channels on the router? I'd consider using WPA instead of WEP encryption, since you may also have a freeloader mooching your Internet access.

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Was wondering if anyone has an idea of what may be happening. Everything was working fine then this happened out of no where one day. I am on a Windows 7 64 bit machine using wireless. Linksys WRT350N Router all of the other computers on the network are working perfectly fine. I have tried 2 different wireless adapters.

The internet will stay for a few minutes then cutout for about a minute. I have been running ping tests side by side one going to the internet the other going to my router.
The router is constant connection no interruptions the internet cuts out as stated before.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Win7 64 bit Wireless Drops - Rest of network fine

Quote: Originally Posted by dwd84

Was wondering if anyone has an idea of what may be happening. Everything was working fine then this happened out of no where one day. I am on a Windows 7 64 bit machine using wireless. Linksys WRT350N Router all of the other computers on the network are working perfectly fine. I have tried 2 different wireless adapters.

The internet will stay for a few minutes then cutout for about a minute. I have been running ping tests side by side one going to the internet the other going to my router.
The router is constant connection no interruptions the internet cuts out as stated before.

Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

It could be a channel crossover problem or something else but this is difficult to just guess at because it can be many different problems.

If you can download the Xirrus WiFi inspector and post a screen shot of the read out here it would be helpful.

xirrus wifi inspector - Bing

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Ok so I have had this problem for months, I really have tried everything I can think of but just don't get what is happening.

Set Up:
Speedtouch ADSL modem - DHCP server -
Linksys wireless router - connected to modem -
A PC is conncted to the wireless router via ethernet, and I use a laptop via wireless.
The Problem:

Mostly the laptop works fine over wireless. But whenever I do something over the local network (view files on the pc, try to back up laptop files to the pc, or even access laptop files from the pc) the laptop's wireless connection drops out within 30 sec. By 'drop out', the laptop still says it is connected but has no internet access. I cannot access the wireless router by IP address when this happens either.

The worst bit is that when I disconnect and try reconnecting to the wireless router, I can't - the only solution is to restart the
ADSL modem (rebooting the linksys router doesn't help..). Also, I do get disconnected and can't reconnect very occasionally when I'm just using internet (once a day max).

What I've Tried:
ipconfig/all - didn't see anything unusual
changing DHCP to the wireless router. Now this was weird - I couldn't get DNS working when I did this. Tried using openDNS but no luck, and when I decided to copy the modem's DNS settings, they were all set as (???)
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A:Wireless drops out when accessing local files on the network

my initaill reaction was to see if there are firmware updates avaible for the modem/router/ and a driver update for the pc network adapter
BUT when you said
When the laptop is close to the wireless router (i.e 5 bars instead of the normal 3), the problem doesn't seem to occur. Click to expand...

wasnt so sure - BUT it would be worth looking at the firmware and see what updates are available
If we could have makes and exact models of all devices - we should be able to post the information here

This only ever happens on wireless - the ethernet connected PC still works fine on the internet when the "drop out" occurs
correct ?

Lets try a few things -
When its working normally - make a note of all the status light on the router and modem
then when it "drops out" check those light and post any difference here

again when its working correclty lets see an ipconfig /all and various ping tests and post results here- see below
Now when it drops out repeat all the tests and save to something like notepad and when you have internet access post back here - make sure we know which is which

Also lets see what the wireless landscape looks like - post and image of the xirrus wireless tool - see details below
{ipconfig /all}
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I have a new HP desktop running Vista 64 bit. It has Atheros abgn dualband network module. It connects but will soon (seconds, minutes, hours variable) drop the internet connection and say access is "Local only." Signal strength is still reported as "High." It may or may not reconnect automatically. Disconnecting and reconnecting usually works but it will soon drop again. Upon re-connecting the number of networks presented varies from none to 10. I am pretty sure the 10 are always there but they are not being detected.

HP support had me ensure the card was in ,etc. and wanted me to restore pc to factory settings. As I have had 2 new from factory that start with this problem I am not so keen to do this. This is second machine to have this exact issue.On first machine I re-installed driver with no effect. They replaced it because I was having other strange issues within my return window.

The computer sits 12" from an HP laptop also with Vista 64 bit, same software and configs, with Broadcom abgdraft-n wifi adapter. The laptop never has lost a connection nor have other computers on the network.

My router is Linksys wrt310n with WPA security. It is 30 ft line of site to the computer in question. I have 3 other computers connected via wireless (g or n) with no issues. I have tried tweaking channels, etc. but to no effect.

Any help is appreciated.....

here is ipconfig

C:\Users\Steve>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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A:Wireless network connection drops internet - goes local only

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

A:cpu freezes, crashes, IE no longer works, wireless network drops frequently

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Hello everyone, this problem has got to the point to where I am not sure what to do next. I am a pc technician for a living so I never usually have problems I cannot fix on my own,

I have a Dell Studio 1745 Laptop and its only a few years old, I recently upgraded my router to be wireless a year or so ago and have had a few d/c issues here and there but mostly has not been a problem.

Recently I have had tons of d/c issues while playing warcraft or browsing the internet in general, anything really.
So I made the mistake of recently updating my WNR1000V3 router's firmware from my laptop's wireless connection. After I did this I saw all sorts of warnings (none built into the firmware itself, sigh) that this was a big no no.

Since then my d/c issues have been horrible but what it does now is my connection will be completely normal then all of a sudden my wireless access point will switch to 'No Internet Access' and it will drop my internet.

The only way I can get it back is to go into the other room and reset the router by either unplugging it, or pressing the reset button on the back, once it reboots and everything, my laptop sees the connection again, and it has Internet Access fine.
Soo I went and made the problem much worse, the lame part of the situation is before I had this firmware issue I was getting this problem anyways.

I decided if I could flash a older version of firmware to the router using my desktop that is wired to the router I could th... Read more

A:Solved: Router seems to constantly disconnect from my network, wireless signal drops

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

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

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My girlfriend and I have a Belkin wireless router connected to our comcast modem. Im wired to the router, she has a Dell Inspiron E1705. Her internet will randomly drop (No loss of wireless connection, just the internet its self.) This is driving both of us insane. Any Ideas??

A:Wireless Drops

Well, what makes you think there is no loss of the wireless connection?

Some things you can try here.
Change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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i got a similar problem, but instead of that my speed drops from 11 to 1 mbps, and my signal strength stays in the same level


A:Wireless speed drops.

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My wife's Windows XP laptop hard drive finally failed, so we bought her a new HP g60-630us, with a built in wireless adapter. Almost immediately there were issues:

1. Slow wireless network performance: Internet speed sites showed her machine to be 10x slower than my five-year-old HP pavilion zd7000 laptop. This was repaired by updating the wireless drivers (two upgrades were required to get it to current levels).

2. Intermittent connection loss: Her machine drops either the wireless connection and/or the internet at random intervals. Nothing to date has fixed this, though some of the things I have tried have made it slightly better:
a. Disabling power saving features for the computer.
b. Disabling power saving features in the wireless device driver.
c. Disabling IP6.
d. Disabling extraneous features from the wireless driver whose purpose seem to be IP6-related or device-discovery related.
e. Disabling DHCP, assigning a fixed IP address

When I look at her machine from the firewall, I see its name disappearing at intervals, unlike our two hardwired file servers or my own machine. Also, when pinging her machine I see terrible delays and lost packets, something I don't see when pinging our file servers:

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 100, Received = 94, Lost = 6 (6% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 136ms, Average = 14ms

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A:Windows 7 wireless drops

What type of router do you have?

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Everytime I setup an FTP server, the people who connect get kicked and my wireless connection drops soon after and I'm not sure why. I have the same problem with connection drops when I am downloading large files, my connection will disconnect and then after a split second it will connect again, anyone have any ideas why?

A:FTP and wireless connection drops

Set it so it uses default Passive mode.
You may also have to increase the number of allowed FTP-users

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Thanks in advance for any help you may offer.

I have a brand-new Acer M3800 Desktop, running Vista. 4gb RAM, and a Pentium Dual Core processor.
I have a wireless Linksys card in the computer. Attached to this card, I also have an outdoor Linksys antenna, versus the little rubber antenna that came attached to the card.

My neighbor at my office (literally 80 feet away) has DSL service inbound to his facility. I split the bill with him, and connect to his router and outdoor antenna wirelessly. He has the same set-up on his side on antennas. He has a DSL router hooked to his system, which allows me to connect to DSL.

From antenna to antenna, we are at 80 feet. I have a BLASTING signal from my computer to his. It can't go any higher. I can connect to his router and gain the Internet, but every few minutes I lose my Internet connection. It is very frustrating. Again, I have great wireless signal, so this isn't the issue. It must be some setting within my PC? His desktop on his side, hooked right into his DSL router, never loses Internet connectivity...only mine. What I do to correct the problem, is click on the two little blue computer icons in the lower right of my screen. I disconnect, reconnect, and still nothing. However, if I do this same sequence one more time, I always connect? I am good for about 5-minutes on Internet, then it drops me for some strange reason.

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A:Wireless Drops about every 5-minutes...

Our forum rules include the sentence:

Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

So, we need to see if and why your situation is an exception; maybe a link to the ISP's terms of service.

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i have a Netgear WG311v3 PCI card for my desktop computer running windows XP.

My wireless connection seems to drop out after a period of inactivity usually around 5min.

When i check the netgear smart wizard it shows Connected to router (when internet not working) and Connected to Internet (when working). The only way i can change that is to repair or restart the wireless connection.

I have searched the internet with no luck can any one help or should i get a new wireless card.

Al the other computers in the house are working with no problems

Please help

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My Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop accesses the internet via a Linksys WRT160Nv2 router. My wireless connection drops out all the time (the hard wired computer never loses its connection ). I believe it happens when a neighbor or neighbor try to access their wireless connection.

I want to configure my laptop and router so that I don't have drop outs.

Here are my basis wireless settings on the router:

Wireless Configuration: Manual
Network Mode: Mixed
Network Name (SSID): xxxxxx
Radio Band: Standard - 20 MHZ Channel
Wide Channel: 3 (but its is darked out)
Standard Channel: 11 - 2.262GHZ
SSID Broadcast: Disabled

Also, under wireless security:

WPA2 personal

Thanks in advance

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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DJ37H091

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-C4-28-F8

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Ping test:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>ipconfig/all >C:\RESULT.TXT

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms

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Hi everyone, so I did a clean install of windows 7 64 bit sp1 yesterday. It was an upgrade from windows 7 64 bit. The wireless usb worked fine before the upgrade. Now it won't stay connected for more than 100secs.

I have a TP-Link WN722N; d-link dir-655 router. I installed all the new drivers, disabled IPV6, don't have any firewall, anti virus, etc, but still it disconnects after 1min45sec. And I have to either unplug and plug it back it or use the trouble shoot option. And the trouble shoot would say "problem with wireless adapter or access point".

and I tried to go back to windows 7 64bit but the problem persisted, so I am stuck.

Please help, how do I fix this? this is so annoying.

A:Wireless usb drops after 100secs

akb87 - Welcome to SF,

Please try these recommendations:

Have you tried a wired connection? Were you able to replicate the issue?

Make sure that 'Obtain DNS server address automatically' is selected from your Wireless connection. Here's How.

Remove your network encryption from the router, test your connection after. If you can't connect, try a WEP security.

Disable the problematic Wireless Network Adapter's power saving mode from Device Manager, locate the Network Adapter=> Wi-Fi Adapter=. Properties=> Power Management Tab, in here you may disable any Power Save mode options by unchecking them off.

Test your connections after, and if it's still an issue please provide the following:
Click on Start => in run or search box type cmd, press enter. Open up a command prompt, run as an Admin then Copy and Paste these ipconfig /all >c:\ipconfig.txt . Please attach the .txt file to be found in your Local Disk 'C' on your next post.

From your wireless computer pls. install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.
Click on the 'Show Networks' to display all wireless networks on the xirrus icon on your desktop of if you have one running in a corner. Tap the Printscreen key on your keyboard, open up Paint then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then SAVE it. Upload and attached it here, click on Go Advanced and locate Manage Attachments Tab and attached the file.

Please post back and give us an update.

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The excellent connection of my modem is in a hairy contrast with the Netgear N300 wireless router installed on my computer, that being, my connection to my modem will drop out randomly at least every hour or so.
After fiddling around a little, I discovered that that the network configuration key changes after a while... Why? I do not know.
I am temporarily making do by re submitting the key into the password section whenever it decides to defecate itself, but, playing a game like League of Legends and having it drop out halfway through a game is extremely annoying as I usually lose the game because of a few minutes trying to fix the connection - much to the dismay of my allies!
I am able to check that my configuration key is changed, not by the amount of hash's or astrix's shown in the password field, but by the nifty, check-box feature that allows you to see what the current configuration key is set to.
Please help, I am on my knee's, begging

A:Wireless drops out, due to password?

I couldn't tell you why this is happening off the top of my head, I do have a solution for you though. Remove the security phrase from the router, then try allowing access from only certain MAC addr. and assign yours to it. This should resolve the issue of you having to re-enter the pwd.

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Hello everyone. I got MSI GP62-2QE laptop and have been using Windows 10 since I bought it without having a problem. But few days ago when I was playing an offline game my wi-fi connection dropped. I tried to connect back, and I actually succeed but it's keep dropping since then. When I lose the connection, it says that "not connected - no connection available", but actually there're tens of wireless networks and I can connect with my phone. I tried to connect to another wi-fi and it seems to does without getting any error or dropping, but it's the same network but just the different modem. And everyone can connect to this modem, and I was too untill few days ago. Then I always have to use Network troubleshooter but then I cannot find any wireless connection even my Wi-Fi is turned on. Sometimes I can but except my wi-fi, which is pretty odd. Even I can connect, it's super duper slow and unstable, even it's actually not. I've been downloading at 3mb/s but now not even 100kb/s and wi-fi signal is too low which it suppose to not. I configured Power and Sleep settings. Also "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is unchecked. I've scanned my computer. I tried "sfc /scannow" and "dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth". I reset the modem. I'm able to get in the modem administration panel, I tried few things but it's the same. My drivers are up to date. I tried rollback and restoring the system. But just nothing. I ... Read more

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My wireless internet connection periodically drops using XP.

When I use the "repair wireless Network connection" option the laptop freezes and I have to power off and power up again which usually boots up with the wireless connection working again, until it drops again (could be a short time or a day or so).

No problem with other machines also running XP on the same wireless connection.

Your help would be much appreciated.



A:Wireless Connection Drops XP

What I would first is to check if the network driver is up to date. If necessary, go ahead and update it.

Also what are the specs and how is it running?

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I have three identical Dell Inspiron 1505 notebooks connecting to our secure wireless home network via a Linksys WRT54G router. Each notebook make use of the Dell 1390 wireless card and each is managed by the software supplied by Linksys. Each are set up identically. I have updated all of the software and drivers I can think of using Dell's online support and have the XP operating system as up to date as I can make it. Two work flawlessly but one keeps dropping the wireless signal. All I can think is that the wireless card in the troubled unit is defective. Is there something else I should consider first? How do I diagnose whether a wireless card is working properly? What information do I need to supply to help you help me?


A:Wireless connection drops

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My wireless internet connection drops every couples minutes and ive tried everything I know to fix it and so far nothings worked. It is connected to a netgear router and there are a couple other computers connected to the router that are not experiencing any problems so ive ruled out that possibility. My pci card is also netgear and im running vista X86. when my connection drops the netgear smart wizard still shows a green light with great signal strength so i know to signal is not the issue. it is only the windows network [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]manager[/color][/color]
that shows the dropped connection. I've tried updating drivers, disabling all other firewalls, un and reinstalling drivers, changing the network settings, running various virus and spyware programs, resetting the router and [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]modem[/color][/color] (even though i don't think that is the problem). So any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:wireless connection drops

have you tried checking your wireless network card because the same thing happened to me and i found it was faulty, but if that doesn't work try to disconnect from the internet and connect again or just try and reconfigure your wireless network card or check if its your windows vista compatibility for your wireless router,


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Every time my wireless drops out, I need to restart windows and click the "Turn wireless on" button in windows mobility centre before it will reconnect. Usually it is after i get a "Limited connectivity" error message.

I'm using a Fujitsu Lifebook T Series Tablet running Windows Vista (Business).
I have recently changed to a Netgear "RangeMax" Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (however I'm *pretty* sure this didnt start happening until a month after I started using it)

When I open windows mobility centre after the wireless drops out, the caption on the wireless button is still "Turn wireless off", and clicking on it does nothing. Its not until i restart windows that the caption changes to "Turn wireless on" and I can get wireless working again. When I do click on it, the caption changes as expected.

Do you have any ideas on why my wireless does not reconnect after it drops and how i can fix it? Failing that, is there any way that I can turn wireless back on without using Windows mobility centre, or fix windows mobility centre so that the button allows me to turn wireless back on.

Please let me know what further information would help and also whether or not i have posted it in the right section (I assumed it's a software issue as windows mobility center doesnt update).

Thanks a lot.

A:Cannot reconnect wireless after it drops out

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I leave my laptop downloading stuff over night I get up in the morning and its lost the wireless connection, with the bubble, click here to reconnect. which it repairs, prety quick. if it happens durring the day it reconects OK or never drops out. Its set to Automatic.
Any one now whats ocurring, is it power surge for instance?

Thanks DB

A:Wireless drops, will not reconect

check all your power management settings.. might be something in there that is dropping your wireless.

also check all settings on the network connection for your wireless.. could be something in there..

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We are three flatmates with our own laptop each, all connected wirelessly to the internet through a Netgear broadband modem / router. The three computers are not networked to each other (although my one flatmate has mentioned that he gets a warning message that my computer is trying to access his whenever I go online -- but that's a different question).

Lately we have all three had problems with Internet Explorer "crashing" -- as if dropping the connection to the internet. The actual connection remains active, but after idling for a while on a website and then clicking on a link to browse further, IE displays "cannot find page". The only solution then seems to be to close all open IE windows and relaunching. This is more of an annoyance than anything else.

Has anyone else come across this or does anyone have any ideas / advice?

Thanks in advance.

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I recently bought a new router which is supposed to be far better then my previous one I had, which was Netgear. I purchased the Linksys WRT160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router. Currently, dispite the modem and router box not going out or changing at all, my connection drops, and will throughtout the day at random times. Sometimes the connection on my laptop still says "local and internet" and sometimes it says "local only" either way I have between 3-5 bars. Dispite the distance between my laptop and the router I have always over the past 6 years have had good reliable connection, but this new router is giving me problems and im unsure why. Either way my internet never complelty goes out, but I lose connection from my laptop and/or PS3 or any other device trying to connection from it. Normally I must go downstairs and reboot both the router and modem to fix it. I restore it by unplugging the power on both, then letting the modem reboot fully, followed by the router in that order. Then everything is fine until the next unexpected wireless dropping. I just recently bought a brand new HP laptop, Pavilion dv7 running 64 bit Windows home premium. I hope iv given enough information to get a fix for this. Thanks.

A:Wireless connection drops often

Did you remove all evidence of the old one, before you installed the new one...

Contact LinkSys and ask for a replacement... they will not quarrel with you unless you bought it at Wal-Mart and the 30 days of Wal-Mart is not yet up.

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Not sure if others have had this issue, but I have been having my wireless drop on me randomly no matter where I am located from my AP. Haven't really found anything that has been setting it off, seems random. All other machines on wireless are keeping their signal, also I've tried 2 different AP's and 2 different routers. This happens on all of them.
Maybe there is some crazy wireless setting I am somehow missing but.

also, using a Dell 1490 wireless its got a broadcom chip

Thanks for any help.

A:Random wireless drops

Hello Suka, welcome to the forums!

Have you installed the driver for you chip?
I would also recommend try a third party adapter to see if the problem persists.


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First off, I'd like to say that if I had the option of using a wired connection, I would have it. So please don't resort to saying "get a wire" =/

Router: D-link dir-628
Wireless adapter: N1 Wireless USB adapter
Other info: I get 270.0 Mbps, so the windows XP wireless thing says. I have 4/5-5/5 bars at all times, and I run on channel 1.

My problem is that while I do anything on the internet, I always have a pretty nice connection. However, when I start playing games like warcraft 3, I drop within 5-20 minutes from the game. This has just started happening as of recently, and was perfectly fine before a week ago. I also just got the wireless router/adapter for christmas, so they are pretty much brand new. The firmware is updated and my computer so far does not drop while playing City of Heroes, browsing the internet, going on youtube, downloading large files (like games over steam), etc. but when I play Warcraft 3, every single game gets dropped.

In my router login, I have the ports for WC3 forwarded also, and I usually have my firewall turned off. There hasn't really been any changes in the last week that could have caused this to happen, but now I can't play WC3 with my friends.

My solution to recovering my internet is simply unplugging the adapter, then plugging it back in. That's the only way to reconnect to the internet besides restarting my computer.

If you need anymore information, please ask me. Thanks in advance.


A:Wireless drops out while gaming

Bump, the situation is still persisting. I've changed these to:

Lower the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) from 1500 to 1492 or less (usually found on your router's main/ basic setup page)
Adjust the following advanced wireless settings:
Lower the beacon interval from 100 to 50
Lower the fragmentation threshold from 2346 to 2306
Lower the RTS threshold from 2347 to 2304


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I have two computers and a wiresless network that both computers were working well with for nine months. The desktop uses XP the lap top Vista.
Two days ago the XP dropped the wiresless connection. Upon investigation the message in the Wireless Network Connection window stated, " No wireless networks were found in range." Clicking on Refresh Network List gives the same message. Troubleshooting sends you to the systems adminsistrator, which is me and I don't know how to correct the problem.
I was able to boot up my Vista lap top beside the XP desktop and had no problem connecting to the wireless. I use a d-Link router and I am not able to find the XP desktop on the network.

Help would be appreciated. Ivon

A:XP drops wireless connection

What wireless adapter do you have in the desktop?

Does it appear as "OK" in Device Manager? Are there any warnings or errors or unknown devices in Device Manager?

Does the wireless connection show in Network Connections? Is it enabled?

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I'm trying to connect 2 laptops (Toshiba Satellite 1950 & P20). The P20 has built in 802.11g using Atheros AR5001x+. The 1950 has nothing so I got a Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card to set up an ad hoc network between the 2.

After installing the card and setting the speed to 54Mbps on the 1950, I get a connection at 54 Mbps for 1-2 seconds and then they immediately revert back to 11 Mbps on the Windows Task Manager Window. The actual speed is about 1 Mbps. All I'm trying to do is copy a 100Mb file from one to the other.

Connecting the P20 to the internet using dial-up and using the 1950 doesn't do anything different. Slow, very slow!

I have tried almost every combination of configurations, channels, security, distances.

If anyone can shed some light on this, I would really appreciate this.

A:Ad Hoc Wireless 54G drops to 11Mbps

The 54G standard is fairly new. The drivers may be beta versions.

Firstly visit the manufacturers sites to ensure that you have the latest drivers for each end.

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my network acts fine when I start the computer but after about 30 Mins the speed goes down gradually and drops the connection finally
even local file sharing respond slowly
it's showing fine in right lower corner next to the clock
troubleshooting shows "DNS not responding"
using custom DNS server didn't fix it
pinging the gateway loses 25% of packets
pinging the localhost is fine
format didn't fix the problem

now running: custom built PC - Win 7 ultimate x64 bit
Ethernet: -built in- atheros AR8151
No wireless adapters

A:network drops after a while of using

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I have a Realtek RTL8139/801x Family PCI Ethernet NIC. The drivers have been updated, however the problem remains. It seems that it only connects for a couple of seconds every couple of minutes.

My network configuration is set up like this:
- ADSL Router (Netgear ADSL Firewall Router DG834), goes to
- 4 port mini-switch, goes out to
- My computer and a brothers computer

Now my brothers computer has no problems on the internet, it works fine, however mine does not.

I recently reformatted as i got a new harddrive, so i reinstalled Windows XP Pro, added both service packs (from the handy CD from APC Magazine) and the net worked fine.

That was working great for about 2 weeks, until two days ago my MSN just packs it one day, and then i find that reinstalling doesn't do anything. It wasn't until yesterday that i checked the Internet Connection Status. I find that the only way to get online at the moment is to Disable, then Enable the Internet Connection, quickly get to a site, then Disable and Enable again, then navigate to the next section, then Disable/Enable, next part... etc etc etc...

All my settings are fine, my router acts as a DHCP Server, and automatically assigns my computer a network IP address based on my Computer Name and MAC Address.

There have been no updates/changes made to the router, network or my computer that i can imagine made this happen.

The problem here, is that sometimes I can get onto the internet, other times I can't, however my brot... Read more

A:Network Drops out???

have you tried it without the switch, you don't need it.

try the card in another pci slot.

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Hi, I have seen various topics similar to my situation but nothing identical which do not offer the same solution (possibly..)

My problem is, I am getting network drops from 10s to a few minutes on occasion. I am wired to my router which is a 'Netgear DG834G' with firmware 'V3.01.38'. However my mother who connects through wireless has no issues at all. The issue is only present at low levels of activity, i.e. browsing, chatting... I think I have IPv6 disabled as it is unchecked on my adapter's properties.

I have the latest version of drivers on my on-board network card which I believe is a 'Realtek RTL8167'.

Also, I have tested with another Ethernet cable which gave no solution.


A:Network drops... only to me

Quote: Originally Posted by Cold

Hi, I have seen various topics similar to my situation but nothing identical which do not offer the same solution (possibly..)

My problem is, I am getting network drops from 10s to a few minutes on occasion. I am wired to my router which is a 'Netgear DG834G' with firmware 'V3.01.38'. However my mother who connects through wireless has no issues at all. The issue is only present at low levels of activity, i.e. browsing, chatting... I think I have IPv6 disabled as it is unchecked on my adapter's properties.

I have the latest version of drivers on my on-board network card which I believe is a 'Realtek RTL8167'.

Also, I have tested with another Ethernet cable which gave no solution.


Are you certain about this being the RTL8167? There are many realtek drivers but none of them with that number are available.

When you get the right driver number try the link below to get the driver for it.

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I have been experiencing frequent internet drops (every 30 seconds to few minutes) ever since I downloaded a new/updated antivirus software (pc-cillin antivirus). Prior to the updated software, I always had excellent/very good connections and never had any drops. Even now it either drops/no connection or is excellent/good. It is never low signal.

I am using a Belkin PreN network notebook card and a belkin pre-n router; windows xp platform. Iíve had the router and card for about 2 years with no problems until now. I have even experienced the same problem away from my home network, when on the road.

Thinking that it might be a firewall problem, I disabled the firewall on the laptop and the desktop (hardwired to my router). But I read that deselecting the IEEE 802.1x setting in the wireless card property settings might work. Does this seem right? And what about disabling the firewall. Is that the right thing to do?

A:Constant Internet Drops - Wireless PC

"... deselecting the IEEE 802.1x setting in the wireless card property settings might work."

This may not be your only problem, but you should certainly not have it selected.

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I started some consulting work for a company that uses a wireless connection with 2 access points in their office (one on channel 6, the other on channel 11). They use a WPA-PSK key to secure the connection.

The problem is that with about 70% of the laptops that come preimaged from the parent company the following problem happens.
You try to connect to the wireless, enter the password, the authentication passes, an IP address is assigned, it appears connected, about 5 seconds later the connection is dropped, the computer tries to reconnect, it reconnects, then it drops and stops connecting.

I have tried the following things:
Disable all firewalls/antivirus
Reset the TCP/IP stack (using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt )
Reinstalled the drivers of the card
Tried different software besides the Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (like the software for that driver)
Winsock repair
The other two things I tried with some success is:
Connecting to another wireless connection - worked but only for unsecure
Reformatted Computer (or Repaired Windows installation) - worked for 4 of the 5 computers I tried.
Now the other 30% have a similar yet annoying issue. Everytime I connect to the wireless network I get a limited, no connectivity message. I tried the same kind of things I did above but nothing worked. I'm not sure what the problem is, with one computer i actually replaced the wireless card (only to get the issue that i was getting at the top). Reformatt... Read more

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Whenever I connect a device to either of my USB 3.0 ports my internet connection drops out immediately. My Netgear WNDA3100v2 wireless dongle is connected to a USB 2.0 socket on the back panel of the mobo.

The reason I am posting this here is that I had this same problem with a previous Gigabyte mobo, so I don't think it is a mobo issue, and Netgear support is non existent. The other common denominator is my Windows 7 version.

Any other ideas why my connection drops out please?

A:Wireless connection drops out when USB 3 connected

I did some searches on Google and came up with others having the problem but did not see a solution. I just recently got a USB 3.0 card. I have some things hooked to it and have not had that problem. One thing that hits me is that my card has a plug for additional power. I have mine hooked up. Does yours have a molex plug and is it hooked up?

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

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

SKY Netgear Router DG834GT
Asus Eee 1101HA

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

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

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

A:Wireless drops out on one laptop... but others work?!?

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So I have an Asus laptop and every time I restart the computer, when the computer boots up, the wi-fi drops. This isn't just my laptop. My roommate just got an Asus as well, different series a lil cheaper but a lil newer. My laptops only about a year or so old, but his does the same as well. When we boot up the wireless drops and seems to restart because if we wait long enough about 2 mins or so the wireless will come back up. BUT when someone comes over with any other computer like a mac or something it doesn't do it. They just can connect no problem. I'm not sure if its Asus or the wireless router we are using which is a Linksys N. Also it will just randomly drop, not as often but still annoying. If you could help that would be awesome. Thanks

A:Wireless drops with Asus laptops

Welcome to TSG:
Some things you could try.
Go to the Asus site,download any current adapter drivers.
Download current firmware for your router.
Disable encryption on your router.See if that helps.
Make sure that you only have 1 wireless manager active.Windows default or the adapter manager but not both.
What is the description of your wireless card from device manager ?
For the random drops,try changing the wireless channel.1/6/11 in US
Another thing to try.
Boot up in safe mode with networking.Any change ?

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