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Internet connection keeps disconnecting / WAS can't view wireless networks..

Q: Internet connection keeps disconnecting / WAS can't view wireless networks..

I promised myself I'd find the solution to this.. and I think I did, but my laptop is not cooperating..So b4 I keep going , I thought I'd ask :D...

Although my laptop Dell Vostro running XP would connect with no problem to my belkyn wireless router with no problem. I couldn't find wireless routers in my selection when I would go to a friend's house for example..

I found the solution to that:Start -> run -> typed "services.msc" -> and made sure that wireless zero configuration was "start" / enable...
I close that window and go into run -> "ncpa.cpl" -> ok -> view available connetions then refresh. I go to network settings ( I am in the wireless network window at this point), click "change advanced setting" ->advanced --> windows network --> and I click "use windows to configure my wireless network settings"...

After that, I can connect to the internet, but it keeps disconnecting after just a few seconds...

Reading on a solution, it says download updated drives...but I went to dell an the latest drivers are from 2007 or 2008... So there are no drivers to update.. At one point a few months ago I know I caused this when I went in and deleted all my neighbors's network connections. I did something wrong, b/c not even my own belkyn would show up, even though I connected fine...

Any ideas? Should I just d/l the drivers?

Thank you

Preferred Solution: Internet connection keeps disconnecting / WAS can't view wireless networks..

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Internet connection keeps disconnecting / WAS can't view wireless networks..

Won't hurt to reinstall the drivers . . even if they are not real new.

After that, thenext time is does not work, Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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

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Well, here is my problem .

I have a wireless connection all around my home and for some rare reason i noticed that my connection keeps on disconnecting every 5 minutes or less. But it stays as "Connected" [shows the blinking computer and still shows it's sending packets] but i can not connect at all.
I also tried to boot in safe mode w/ networking and i noticed the internet worked perfectly, but i hate booting up like that with those giant icons and stuff. Also i can't do a system restore since this computer was Reinstalled March 2nd or so. [windows xp]

Another thing that can help is if i try to connect to msn while having this "disconnection" [not in safe mode] I get this Key Ports Error, and it says to check my firewall which i don't use.
Well, thanks in advance and i hope someone can help . Need anything more im here to inform you about it =D

Thanks again

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Dear All,
I need your assistance.
I want to connect two computers B and C together so that computer C can access the internet.

Initially,there is a Computer A that is the Host and is connected directly to the internet.
Computer A and B have a LAN connection between them while Computer B and C have wireless connection between them and they can all see each other and share
Computer B can access the internet but it is a client(i.e it is already sharing internet connection from computer A).

The structure is shown below:
Computer C(Third party, IP=automatic)-------wireless------>Computer B(client, IP=automatic)-------LAN----->computer A(Host, IP=

Computer A had an IP address of and computer B and C have their IP address set to automatic.
If I attempt to use Internet connection sharing wizard on computer B so that computer C can share from it, the IP address of computer B will bet set to and this will conflict with that of computer A.
How then can I make computer C share internet connection from coomputer B?
Please help out.

A:Help with Internet connection on wireless networks

On computer B in Network Connections bridge the ethernet and wireless connections.

I can't post to a thread like this without mentioning the advantage of getting a router.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M/40/M45 Laptop. We have Verizon DSL. I had my desktop connected to the Modem and my laptop linked to the Linksys Router and everthing was working fine. Verizon told me that they had a new modem with a built-in router that would run much faster. I got the unit and replaced my old set up with the new one. Since then, my laptop which is in another room about 15 feet away keep getting disconnected from the internet when browsing or when it's idle.
I've call verizon several times but they don't have a clue what the problem is. Looking in this forum. they did a diagnostic test to see if it was receiving the signal and it was. When the network is connected, it says the signal is excellent.
Can anyone offer any suggestions?
thanks in advance

A:Wireless networks keeps disconnecting

look for and remove static IP addresses from all systems.

you should have this layout
modem==router<-- desktop wired
+ . . . . wifi to laptop

ONLY the router should be connected to the modem

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Every day both at home and at work my computer is connecting to internet upon booting up, but quickly, the signal symbol at the bottom right (near time and date) turns to a yellow warning sign. Once this happens, a red "x" will show and the message 'No wireless networks found' will come up. All of my mobile devices, and all other computers at work don't seem to be having this problem, which rules out any issues with the routers involved. Even when I lose connection on my laptop, all other devices remain connected. I've searched through the forums for a solution  but I haven't come across one.  

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I own a Gateway C-140 Tablet PC. It originally came with a Integrated Intel® 3945 802.11a/b/g wireless Mini PCI-E card. I did not have great luck dual booting into Linux with it so I purchased a replacement, the Gigabyte GN-WI01GT. The GN-WI01GT has a AR5005 GS Atheros 5th generation chipset.

This new wireless card works great in Linux now however I can not get it to work in Vista Home Premium (i know i know, but its the best OS for a tablet). Seems like I swapped my problems

I have talked with a Gigabyte tech and a Gateway tech.

The gigabyte rep suspected that the device needed to be enabled via a button on the side of the computer. On my tablet the button is using the function key and F2. I tried this and my wireless card was still unable to detect any wireless networks. He checked the driver version ( which was the latest. The device is showing up in the device manager as enabled. Vista says the device is working properly. He also informed me I should not need any separate programs to connect to a wireless network like some manufactures do.

The gateway tech was of no use and basically asked me to check the FN + F2 to enable the device told me it was a 3rd party product and gave me a gateway pay by minute tech line.

Since the new card is functioning in Linux perfectly fine I find it hard to believe that it is something as simple as enabling the wireless using FN + F2 since you would think I would be require to do it in Linux as well before it worked.

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A:New Wireless Card, Unable to view Wireless Networks

I came up with a semi solution and a semi diagnosis for this problem. I put BOTH cards in at once putting an antenna on each. I noticed that when I booted into windows that the wireless light showed it was still disabled and in fact it was disabled. I used the FN+F2 key to enable wireless and *POOF* both cards work in vista now.

So my guess is there was sort of hardware check that was disabling power to my wireless or something.

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Have been liking Windows 8, but I have found something I find really annoying. My Internet went down due to a storm. I turned on my Verizon Jetpack and clicked the Network icon on the system tray. The Jetpack did not show up. I finally had to reboot for it to show the connection. I finally discovered that I could turn on. "Look for other wireless networks while connected to this network."

What the heck would I do if I went to Starbucks and wanted to connect? There is no, "Scan for wireless networks" dialog anywhere that I can find.

A:View Available Wireless Networks

Maybe different for some, but if I click the Wireless network icon on the toolbar, it shows what is available. In my case, it even shows a very weak signal from my neighbour.

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I am operating Windows 8. I used to be able to see all the available wireless networks. Now nothing appears but my computer still connects to my home wireless network - a Netgear product. How do I get the available wireless networks to appear?

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Whenever I click connect to a network or view available networks nothing happens. It doesn't even attempt to open. This is so frustrating as the only message that sometimes appears is run wizard error 0X8007007E. Please help as I can't connect to the Internet and even my home network which was the default doesn't connect or even make it's self visible. The only thing is when I go to the bottom corner and hover over the wireless ices it says networks are available but from this I can even view them. I have windows vista home and student by the way and I am resorting to using my iPhone for the Internet. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

A:I can't view wireless networks! :@

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Toshiba Satellite M110, Win XP SP3 Intel PRO Wireless 3945abg, about 6 yrs old I have home wireless network (Linksys) and have 3 computers on it (one wired to the router, and two wireless) The problem computer Toshiba is one of the wireless connections. Note that when I connect it by wire to the router, all is OK. The problem is that in wireless, the computer is coming up with no networks available. This when I know there are, not only because another computer is connected to the wireless network in question, but because the subject Toshiba has auto connected to my wireless network earlier in the day! I've updated the driver from the Intel site (couldn't find any at Toshiba's site), and installed their wireless management utility. I had success, for a short time, but then it was back to the same no networks available. I thought that conflicting wireless utilities might be the problem, so I set the Intel utility to let Windows manage the radio, and even removed the Intel utility from the startup. After reboot, sure enough the Intel utility isn't running, and the wireless management tab comes up when I look at network properties. I check to see the services that are running and the Windows_Zero is running, so it should work, but still no available networks for wireless. In this whole diagnostic process there was one time when I logged on as administrator, and got the connection fine, but when I logged off as admin and logged on as a user, connection is not t... Read more

A:No Wireless Networks in View...sometimes

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Hi everyone. I'm having a problem with my laptop, I used to be able to share my internet when I created a wireless ad-hoc network. (I used this network to connect my mobile phone via WIFI and use my laptop's internet on the phone) Unfortunately I've only manage to do that the first 2 days, after that when I try to create a ad-hoc wireless network, it doesn't show the option "Internet Sharing" any more.
I had to make it work again, so I've restored the PC to a previous date. And it worked, but only for the first 2 days again.
Does anybody have a clue why the "Internet Sharing" option disappears from the network creation manager, after a while????
Thanks in advance.

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Can't figure out what changed on my Win XP wireless network connections, but I used to be able to see about 5 wireless networks in the neighborhood, including mine. Now it only shows mine. Not that I can connect to any of the others (don't have the security codes), but I find it strange that it used to show all of them, but all but my own have suddenly disappeared. Did I check some setting somewhere (that I can't find now) saying to show only the strongest connection?

Doubt this has anything to do with the router, but in case, it's a D-Link DIR-601.

A:Solved: View available wireless networks

Never mind. I just didn't find the right item in the left panel to view all available networks. I've now found it, so have marked the thread as 'solved'.

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On a XP Pro Dell laptop w/ SP2 when I view wireless networks none appear in the default Windows Wireless Network Connection dialog box. When I open Net Stumbler on the laptop no AP's appear. The card is working find based when I configure the card in Network Connections.

When I use a Mac and use iStumbler along with the default finder for wireless networks I have a 3 to choose from.

What might be causing the laptop not detecting any wireless networks?


A:Solved: Can't view any available wireless networks

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Can view wireless networks but no connect

I was on Pandora and then bam! out of nowhere, no more internet all a sudden. I can see the [COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]network[/COLOR][/COLOR] but I can't connect to it. I tried release/renew ipconfig, I tried winsock, I checked [COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]device [COLOR=green! important]manager[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] and all good, I tried fixit utility. No anti virus onboard. My beat usually runs purdy.

What is the next steps I take you feel in order to go [COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]online[/COLOR][/COLOR].

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\P0WER MACH1NE>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : P0WERMACH1NE-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-21-18-F6-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

[COLOR=green! important][COLOR=green! important]Wireless[/COLOR][/COLOR] LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media di... Read more

A:Can view wireless networks but no connect

Can you successfully connect via ethernet?

Exactly what happens when you try to connect to your wireless network?

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My XP lap top shows that wireless networks are being detected, but when i refresh the list, none show.

Toshiba laptop, wireless switch is turned on.

Checked Firewall, AVG, etc.

Please help.


A:Wireless networks detected, but can't view any

Hi helpcook.

A neighbour who is connected to my wireless system had this problem the other day. I can't remember the specifics, but we went hunting thru Properties and checked a box which said to let Windows handle the connection, and all was good.

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Hello everyone,

When I right click my Wireless Network Connection from inside Network Connections, selecting "View Available Connections" does nothing and neither does clicking properties. I have verified that the "zero wireless configuration" service is running and wireless adapter enabled (It is a laptop.) I ran Malware Bytes AntiMarware but it did not find anything. ..However it was not an updated version. I cant update it as there are no connection to the internet.

This problem has been going on for months. There are no system restore points to a date prior to when this first started. Id also rather not do a reinstall; dont have the CDs to install the OEM package.

Has anyone ever seen this before? Ive searched the internet but have not found a solution.

Also, I am uncertain if this is related, but there are three icons in the control panel without a name. Ive used the shortcut trick to obtain that they should be firewall.cpl and netsetup.cpl (the last two icons point to this file.) I can run the CPLs from another directoy ... cannot run them from within the control panel though..

Any help is greatly appreciated

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I strongly prefer to have the network system icon disabled at all times. However, the disadvantage to that is that I can?t view and connect to networks in range. Is there a way to open this window without having to click the system tray icon?

If not, is there a good network program out there?

Rand Marks

A:View and Connect to Available Wireless Networks

Quote: Originally Posted by Rand Marks


I strongly prefer to have the network system icon disabled at all times. However, the disadvantage to that is that I can?t view and connect to networks in range. Is there a way to open this window without having to click the system tray icon?

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If not, is there a good network program out there?

Rand Marks

Yes you can go: start/Control panel/Network and internet/Network and sharing center and i believe that the window, you wanted, will open up but in different format/view
You could also make a shortcut to you task bar/desktop

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My Pavilion DV6 cannot detect/view any Wireless Network's. Any advice on where to start troubleshooting?

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I was helping my godmother with her laptop a toshiba satellite windows xp and it has wireless network button but no icon to click to find public wireless connections and i went to network connections and it didn't even have view wireless networks there , how do i get it to have the icons or capability to view wireless network connections i.e. do i need to download a free driver or what

any help would be greatly apreciated as i haven't learned that yet as have take n A_ classes and my course of study is CIT

again thanks

A:Toshiba satellite laptop doesn't have view wireless networks

Click Start.

Click Run.

In the Run box type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Click the + next to the pane Network Adapters so it expands, showing all installed hardware.

Take a screenshot of this window and attach the file in your next post.

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

If you have no internet connection on the problem PC, transferring the screenshot via flashdrive or CD to a working computer is possible. If this is not practical for you, a detailed listing of the requested information will suffice, along with reports of any ! ? or X's next to the entries.

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I have review yours and others threads concerning the loss of ability to view wireless networks. I have yet to stumble on the correction to my situation.
A week ago I was awakend at 4AM to people talking in my living room. It turned out to be my PC Internet Explorer connection - there were about 20 pop-up windows going. I am not one to leave my internt connections on but I would not say that I somehow forgot.
I shut down IE and turned off the PC. Next morning I ran SPYBOT and MCAFEE - spybot found nothing; mcafee found 45 things to delete (and no, I did not look at what they were - the first display showed cookies so I just said to go ahead and clean them. Next thing I know, I have no wireless connection and cannot view any wireless connections.
My laptop machine has total connection - and when i ran SPYBOT AND MCAFEE they found nothing to delete.
My office mate at work had to rebuild a machine just 2 days earlier due to an IE hackware that was constantly redirecting her to a site she never went to previously. The PC TECH worked 6 hours to no avail.
I have tried virtually every one of the basic and first step approaches provided by a number of forums. I am pretty sure this is not a REGISTRY setting as I originally thought, but an incorrectly deleted file by the MCAFEE scan and clean - TROUBLE IS I CANT FIND A LOG LIST OF ANY KIND TO AT LEAST HAVE A FILE NAME.

So here I am, looking for some guidance - I can hard wire to my PC but the dangling cord in the living room is a disa... Read more


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Dear all, happy New Year! I have a major problem: My new IdeaCentre 310S - 08IAP desktop frequently drops wireless connection and  then is unable to find any wireless network at all. A restart will sometimes help out - but activiating and deactivating Wifi does not help. So a restart is required. Sometimes it works well - it is turned off - and then restrarts not finding any network. In those instance where wireless networks are detected there is plenty of them - once it loses WiFI connection - none can be detected. I have already spent two days on this problem - looking up posts - and I have done all of the below mentioned trouble shooters: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/ht502846 While my problem is a combination mentioned scenarios - drop of wifi network - then no detection of any network - then restart - sees many networks at times - or none at all.- is connected and then all of a sudden after 10 or even 20 or 30 minutes loses network connection .. I am very desperate - ready to return this newly bought desktop - after spending 2 full days - can anyone help? Done already:> updates with LAN in a separate room (as PC is placed with wireless access only - no chance to lay a LAN cable anywhere close> installation of Lenovo System updatesDone all that was written in this post about "frequently drop or intermittent wireless connection Window 7, 8 and 10" _ Symptom: This article only applies to devices that can detect a wireless signal and have su... Read more

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I'm running a Toshiba Satellite L300 with Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and a T6400 processor. I haven't had any connection problems untill now. The problem I'm having now is Windows cannot find any wireless networks. I can connect through a Ethernet cable but not wirelessly. Another thing that bothers me is that I can't enable the network connection in the network connections folder. I don't know why this is happening suddenly as I haven't made any changes involving my network settings at all. I've looked it up on the internet but couldn't find anything that would help me. One solution that looked promising was: no wireless networks were found in range error

That didn't work though because my "event log" service was already set to Automatic so my case must be different. All help is appreciated and thanks a lot.

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How's everyone doing?
Well my problem is with a wireless connection. I got at home a Wireless LinkSys and a Dell Inspiron 8600 with a Intel Centrino and PRO Wireless 2100 miniPCI. Well I did some research in google as why it keeps connecting reconnecting and connecting... i found out that the problem might be "Wireless Zero Configuration", a Windows XP component, and that the problem might be fixed installing SP2 (it isn't fixed). Ok, so, every once in a while it disconnects, some time it connects right away, some times it doesn't reconnect after 4 minutes, and some times it just never connects, and i have to restar the computer so I gets connections again. This is relly getting on my nerves, and I'd like to know if any one knows about a permanent fixed for this (I read that there isn't any permanent fix for this, but hey, you might know about something, hehe )
So, questions are: what causes this?
Is there any permanent fix for this problem?

Ok, thank you


Btw: Its a Dell Inspiron 8600 with Intel Centrino PRO Wireless 2100 miniPCI and WinXP Home (doesn't really matter, it's every win version , so i read, hehe)
Thanks a lot!

A:Wireless Connection/Disconnecting

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I just bought a Windows 7 laptop (I still have my old XP laptop). I am now in Las Vegas and trying to connect to LaQuinta's wireless network from my room. My XP laptop has no problem and stay connected all day long. But my Windows 7 laptop has been having problems. The wireless connection kept getting disconnected every few minutes. I have called LaQuinta Tech Department and they couldn't figure out why either and kept telling me it's my laptop.

Since I am new to Windows 7 and really have no idea how to fix the issue. Could anyone please suggest a solution or workaround so my Windows 7 laptop can stay connected all day?

Any comments/suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Wireless Connection Kept Disconnecting

Welcome to the forum silkphoenix, check the power settings on your adapter and uncheck the box for Allow computer to turn off this device to save power. Change main power plan to high performance and see if you get different results.

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My wireless connection has been absolutely unbearable recently. I have had to disconnect and reconnect every few minutes because my internet is not working well. help?

A:Wireless connection disconnecting randomly

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i was just wondering if someone could help me with this problem i m having with my wireless netwrok.
ok so i just installed a wireless netwrok adapter on my other computer. nd after i did that my own computer keeps disconnecting and loosing connection. i dunt noe why this is happening. it gets really annoying because when i m surfing on the net it just losses connection.
can n e one tell me how to fix this problem
thanx in advance

A:wireless network connection, keeps disconnecting

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My wireless network connection keeps disconnecting with no apparent cause. Then it reconnects itself, sometimes almost instantly and other times it takes about 5 minutes. Its done this for as long as I can remember, although it did stop for a short while not long ago leading me to believe it had fixed itself. All the other computers on the network dont seem to have this problem. Its quite annoying as I cant download anything of size as it cuts out half way through or do much else for that matter.

Im using the KLG 530 Wirless PCI Network Adapter.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Wireless Connection Disconnecting Randomly

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hello ! i have a dell computer and im using at&t wireless connection. And my company says i had h drive and p drive but when i go to p drive it says not connected and error. can u help me for this now? i really need it so i can pass this documents to p drive.

A:Two networks using at&t wireless connection

Are you trying to access the "P" drive from home or from work?

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Hello! I have a 64bit Windows 7 Professional on a wireless network which worked fine until the other day. Now I show that I am connected to my home network (with a house icon) without problems, AND it shows that I am NOT connected to an unidentified network (with a park bench icon). Does anyone know why this is happening and if it might have negative effects on my network or it's speed? I'm not an IT guy and these things give me a headache. Thanks!

A:wireless connection to two networks?

I'll be more thn happy to help.

That Park Bench Icon means that you have a Public profile... that is going to block your intranet connection to each computer.

Could you please tell us the Make/Model of your Router, Computers

The OS of each computer and your Firewall or better known as Internet Security Software.

ou need to change the Public to a Home Network.

1) Open up your Network and Sharing Center

2) Under View your Active Networks; you should see the Park Bench

3) Click the link that saids Public

4) It will bring up a dialog box; select Home

5) Thats it for that.

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I have a Talk Talk Unlimited Internet connection in the UK.
The modem they provided is D-link DSL 2780 N type ADSL+2 router

The wireless net connection is shared by 5 other people in my flat and as far as I am aware - their connections seem to be seamless
In my case - the speed of the wireless connection starts deteriorating after about 20 mins - i.e the pages start loading slower, and then a while later the pages don't load at all - but the signal strength and connection would be displayed as normal

When I try to disconnect and reconnect- Windows says it's unable to connect to the router

It runs some diagnostics and advices me to turn the router off and then on
This does work , because as soon as the router is reset the connection works perfectly fine for about 30 mins more

But this is irritating to repeat and bothers the others too
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3958 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 175996 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 03C6YH
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
Please do advice me on how to resolve this issue.

Thank You

A:Wireless Connection keeps disconnecting after 30 mins approx.

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My wireless connection seems to randomly disconnect, and then imediatly reconnect, dont have any frequency interference that i know of, any idea what would cause this?

i have client lease time set to a long time, so its not that.

A:wireless connection randomly disconnecting/reconnecting

I'm having the same exact issue, no idea what could be causing it right now though. I've tried so many things.

First however you could narrow it down: try running a wired connection briefly and see if the connection still gets interrupted.

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I followed the instructions from an old post and got this info. Can anyone help? Windows Vista service pack 2 Toshiba satellite a135.
PLEASE HELP...very frustrated at this point. I can follow directions well.
thank you!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Stephanie>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Stephanie-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dlink
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-9E-5C-35-1A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4c6b:752e:f892:4bb4%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 07, 2009 9:59:26 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:59:22 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234888094
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0E-98-CD-60-00-1B-38-49-48-E8
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A:built in wireless connection keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

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I just bought a new computer, with WIN 7 on it and I can't get my wireless adapter to hook up with my network. I have all the latest drivers so that isn't the issue,and the adapter I'm using is a Netgear WN111v2, and the router is an apple airport, so I though it might be a compatibly issue, but from what my error message said on it was;

Information for Connection ID 35
Connection started at: 2011-01-11 15:58:40-183
Auto Configuration ID: 33
Profile: VirtualProfile
SSID: Network
SSID length: 21
Connection mode: Infra
Security: Yes
Pre-Association and Association
Connectivity settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Security settings provided by hardware manufacturer (IHV): No
Profile matches network requirements: Success
Pre-association status: Success
Association status: Success
Last AP: 00-00-00-00-00-00
Security and Authentication
Configured security type: WPA2-PSK
Configured encryption type: CCMP(AES)
802.1X protocol: No
Key exchange initiated: Yes
Unicast key received: No
Multicast key received: No
Number of security packets received: 0
Number of security packets sent: 0
Security attempt status: Fail 0x00038012

so I was wondering if this was a compatibility issue or something else.

A:Wireless networks connection issue

Are you getting any error message(s), when you try to connect?
Does wired connection work?
Are there any other computers connected to the same router?
Did you try to reset router?

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I have three laptops in the house, all running off a d-link di-614+ router, using 128-bit WEP. I'm generally computer savvy, and all was running well until I shut down my computer, which runs Windows XP Home. When I turned it back on in the morning, it was unable to connect to the wireless network. When I went to 'view available wireless networks', none showed in the list, and both the 'advanced' and the 'connect' connect buttons were greyed out, leaving me only with cancel. I have no way of getting in and manually inputting settings or anything to get it to connect back to the network. The strange thing is, the other two laptops in the house can connect to the router just fine using WAN, so I know it's not a problem with the router. I am utterly baffled with this. I am using the Compaq Multiport WLAN 802.11b network card. I also tried using another wireless card I had laying around, something by the name of Proxim Orinoco, but I experience the same trouble. I am utterly baffled. When I go into the configuration utility of my compaq wireless card, it kept searching for "Agere Systems" and there was no way to change that. So I went back into my router and changed the SSID to Agere Systems, and I was able to connect. The Wireless Connection displays that it is connected with good signal strength. However, the View Available Wireless Networks window still displayed no network name at all, all buttons were greyed out, and I wasuna... Read more

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I've recently encountered a problem in which my 'linksys 3' connection keeps disconnecting numerous times per hour. For example, when I log on my laptop, it says I'm connected with an 'Excellent' signal, then 4-5 minutes later, it becomes disconnected, by which a yellow exclamation sign will appear on the connection logo (I use windows vista home premium), but sometimes it stays connected for at least 1 hour before disconnecting again. Every time that happens, I have to switch the wireless switch on and off for it to connect again. Also, sometimes it disconnects again after mere seconds of reconnecting. There is also my sister's laptop which is connected to the router by a LAN cable, I'm not sure if that would affect it, but this is the first time it has happened, and now it's becoming really annoying and frustrating.


Toshiba Satellite
Cable Modem
Linksys router (silver model)

A:Wireless Connection Disconnecting numerous times per hour!

Ive had some porblems maintaining my wireless signal. For mine though I think it was a combination of vista and uTorrent or the rubbish router that im forced to use.

Mine doesnt happen that often though, not sure what could be causing it.

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Hi, I have just got an EZCast home multimedia wireless sharing device. It works great from my acer laptop and from my android phone. HTC one! My problem is that it works as an access point so both my phone and my laptop need to connect as clients. when I do this I have no connection to the internet anymore.
I have a great deal with my telecoms provider in Ireland and get umlimited BB over G4 so I use the HTC either in wifi hotspot mode or Bluetooth PAN to connect to the internet on my laptop (and wireless printer).
Either way when I connect to the EZCast access point I have no internet. The phone sees a wireless network and shuts down my mobile data connection and my laptop can only connect to one wireless point at a time. When I do bluetooth tethering and I am connected to the EZCast AP, I can still see that I am connected to the BT PAN but I have no adapter to connect it to so no internet. I tried to bridge the PAN and the WIFI but forums are telling me that you can't do this with Windows 7 anymore. I have noticed that there is a virtual miniport in Windows and I was wondering would it be possible to use this. I know I could buy a USB Wifi dongle and that would be it but it must be possible some other other way. The networks don't havce to talk to eachother. I need to get internet on the laptop and then at the same time be able to connect to my TV via the EZast Wifi. Hope someone can help. It's my first post her so hope I have given enough info.

A:Working with 2 wireless networks - Internet access and HDMI wireless

Hello and welcome Eamonn now I am a tad confused with your rather involved post mate. Now could you simplify it a little to what works with what and what you are actually wanting it to do.

Now I have to ask I assume you have updated all drivers for all the devices??

There is a really good networking member here if I cannot help you out but I will try first.

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Hi everyone, I have a problem with a second hand laptop (the system I registered with) and I hope someone can help.

I will try to explain the whole situation in detail and hope I don't ramble too much!

I am using BT WiFi-with-FON to access the net and the connection is rather unstable so it drops out on occasion, but the problem is that when it does and I try to access the list of open networks none show (in fact the icon is completely unresponsive sometimes).

I used to run a different laptop with 7 and this didn't happen, if the connection dropped I'd simply go into the list of open networks, disconnect and reconnect and eventually the connection was up and running.

I suspect that there is a problem with the actual nework card because this appears to be the opnly problem with the system, but perhaps there is something else I havn't thought of.

The laptop was sold with Windows 10 installed but I restored 7 because, though it was working for the most part I found that (above preferring 7 anyway) the same problem manifested itself (I thought maybe it was just because the computer was having issues trying to run Win 10 because it was quite unresponsive in other areas as well, thankfully those areas are solved with the restoration of 7, but the network problem remains)

My network card is Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 130

I hope I've been clear enough!

Thankyou for any help.

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We have employees that need to connect to our private/secure wireless lan that uses static ip's (long explanation) and public lan's that use DHCP. Is there a way to handle this without having to change the network properties every time they come into or leave the office?

A:Wireless connection to public & private networks

when they connect to any wireless network for the first time vista should ask them if they want that connection to be public or private, they should choose private for the office network if it is secure and they wish to file share. For public wireless networks, where the purpose is to use the internet with file sharing disabled they should choose public.

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Hi all,

I've got Win XP SP3 installed, and I connect to the internet using windows (instead of the fancy Intel Pro wireless connector)..

Now, this started happening a couple months ago because I used to have my computer on all night..

Windows suddenly gets disconnected from the network (due to no actions of my own), the preferred wireless connection is disconnected, and appears as 'automatic' instead of being 'connected'. Repairing the connection doesn't help this.

When I finally give up and restart, I get one of those windows where connection tray is trying to shut down properly (with an 'end task' choice). I can't quit and restart 'connection tray' because I can't find it in the task manager to end and restart.

Restarting the computer or the router generally fixes this issue. I want to know if there's any other way I can fix this?

BTW, tried windows update and everything seems to be up to date with no updates pending.

Any suggestions how I can stop this?

A:Connection Tray error - Wireless Networks

Intel® PROSet/Wireless is used to set up, edit and manage network profiles to connect to a network. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up ad-hoc networks.
If you use Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration* as your Wi-Fi manager, you can disable it from the Windows Wireless Network tab.
Disable Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration and use Intel® PROSet/Wireless as your Wi-Fi manager:
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Click Properties.
Click Wireless Networks tab.
Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is not selected. If it is, clear it.
Click OK. This confirms the Intel PROSet/Wireless utility is configured to manage your network profiles.
Note Verify that the Intel PROSet/Wireless Tools > Application Settings option Notify when another application uses the wireless adapter is selected. This option prompts you when Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration starts to manage your network profiles.
I would go services.msc on run and disable Windows Wireless Zero.
The best to use is the Intel Pro. It gives you far more information than the Windows inbuilt wireless configuration manager.

NOTE Get the Intel Pro from the OEM site if an OEM computer OR from Intel site if generic and be careful if on Intel that you get the correct one. - if you do not now have it already - as certain editions only wor... Read more

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Hi Tech support,

I've recently installed Windows Vista x64 on my machine and used my motherboards built-in wireless connection to connect to my flat's wireless router. Everything worked fine until I noticed that whenever I remove a USB device from my front panel (USB Stick, MP3 Player) the wireless suddenly loses it's connection with the router, and the only thing I've found to fix things is a restart of my PC.
I also have a Laptop running a 32-bit version of Vista, and after trying it there it seems to have exactly the same problem.
Any ideas what's causing this, or better still how to fix it?

A:Disconnecting USB device causes Wireless network adapter to lose connection


Originally Posted by Hagen

Hi Tech support,

I've recently installed Windows Vista x64 on my machine and used my motherboards built-in wireless connection to connect to my flat's wireless router. Everything worked fine until I noticed that whenever I remove a USB device from my front panel (USB Stick, MP3 Player) the wireless suddenly loses it's connection with the router, and the only thing I've found to fix things is a restart of my PC.
I also have a Laptop running a 32-bit version of Vista, and after trying it there it seems to have exactly the same problem.
Any ideas what's causing this, or better still how to fix it?

I am having the same problem for all my 5 computers.
They all have the same specs except for hard drive / disc drives and graphics card.

My temporary fix:
Start Orb > Control Panel > View network status and tasks > Manage network connections > Select "Wireless Network Connection" > Disable this network device > Enable this network device

Command Line:

netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" DISABLE
netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" ENABLE
It's still not the solution to the problem, but it works when I need it. It does get annoying when I have to use USB devices and the Internet at the same time, though. This is why I want a solution to this problem.

Computer Specs:... Read more

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My internet connection has started to dissconect every now and again, i've bought a netgear dgn2000 & a d-link dsl 2740r router but it's still dropping out.

a reboot of the PC will start it up again

is there anything i can check here before i phone up my ISP?

A:Internet Connection keeps on disconnecting

You are connecting via a wireless router. Maybe we can do a process of elimination. Can you connect to your pc via Ethernet? If so, then we can see if the wireless router is the problem.

Also, if you "power down, power up" both netgear and d-link, does this bring back the connection?

What is the distance of your pc to the wireless router? How strong are the bars indicating strength of connectivity?

Latest firmware for Netgear:

Latest for d-link:
DSL-2740R: Wireless-N ADSL2+ 4-port Modem Router - Technical support D-Link

One more interesting note about problem disconnecting with dsl
Dsl 2740r disconnection problems

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Hello, Yeh.. lol I don't have Vista nor Windows 2000...
I have Windows XP, But that doesnt matter now.. [Back to the subject]

I have been having the same problems to... For example..

Lately... My Connection is the best singal strengh, ect...

I have my Ethernet cable into my x box 360 and my wireless adapter in my pc...
Basicaly I use my sound system and monitor for my xbox 360, Cheap.. I know...lol

But anyways... Whiles't Playing Happily Online Xbox live.. I soon get a disconnection from xbox live... I started wondering what was going on.. So i check my pc wireless connection seeing if there was a problem with the internet...

.. I check and see My internet is connected... I go on my internet explorer... Having the internet not work.. and my msn to... I wonder and wonder wait patiently... And It starts working again?

I have a NETGEAR n300 Model

My ip is dynamic.. though used to be Static? Which i changed on settings...

Iv called TALK TALK, they ran tests and everything was fine. I called Netgear.. and they were clueless... They just hung up on me... I personally think its not the wireless but the router configuration or the router itself.

If anyone could help me. Please Reply.


A:Internet connection disconnecting

Somone needs the answer the main problem
[Internet keeps disconnecting but says im connected]

Its such a big ****ing problem.. i cant play my games online with it... Iv called my isp and NETGEAR They are clueless... I don't think there is a way of fixing it...

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Hi, I'm using an acer timeline laptop with Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter. I have been frequently been getting disconnected and it seems to me like it is doing it at random. It takes a few moments to reconnect unless i try to troubleshoot the problem until it reconnects. After it troubleshoots it says "a network cable may be unplugged or broken" or "there may be a problem with the network adapter" something along those lines. Please help me, thank you!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Acer>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Acer-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 3A-F4-6A-65-46-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-F4-6A-65-46-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Ye... Read more

A:Internet connection keeps disconnecting

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For the last couple of days my internet keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting again from my desktop pc(ie the green light on the modem will flash and then connect again). This happens around 2 or 3 times every 10 minutes. Iam using a USB modem.

At first I thought it could be my ISP having problems but when I tested the same modem with my laptop it is running perfect for hours.

I went back to my desktop pc and did a few things to try and fix it.

1) I restored my pc to a time when it was running perfect .....still faulty
2) I ran uptodate spybot and regcure and then my nod32 anti virus in SAFE mode.....still faulty
3) I reinstalled my modem driver...Still Faulty.

I dont know what else to try. There has to be something in my pc messing around with the settings and internet connection but i dont know what. When it does connect for that short period of time it does not run slow. I have used the same modem with my desktop pc for 5 years without any issues.

Like I said it is not my ISP or a faulty modem as it runs perfect on my laptop.

I dont want to resort to formatting my drive just yet. I havent even installed any new hardware recently that may have conflicted with the modem. Im using the windows firewall and not a third party.

Why is it disconnecting and reconnecting constantly? I can provide any other info if anyone need it.

A:Why Is My Internet Connection Keep Disconnecting

Did nod32 find anything?
If so, what?
What OS is on your desktop? On your laptop?

Did you use the same USB cable to connect to the desktop and laptop?
Did you try different usb ports on the Desktop?


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Hi guys, i have problem with my laptop. Basically i disconnect from the internet like every few mins sometimes i may not disconnect for a few hours but i eventually do,sometimes it is constant and just keeps doing it. Basically when i disconnect my skype and msn messenger closes and relogs and this can be really annoying. i also play World of Warcraft and i disconnect alot when playing and it really bugs me.

I have a Motorola Surfboard SB4100 Cable Modem ( Virgin Media ) i got this modem about 4 years ago, so im not sure if the problem is with that.

My modem is connected to a Belkin G Plus Mimo Router (Model Number F5D9230-4 ) i disconnect both when i connect through cable and through wireless. The internet icon on my router flashes and it does not stay still im not sure why this is.

My Laptop is a HP PAVILION Dv6000 and runs Windows Vista 32 Bit

I tried re cabbling, restarting the modem and the router but it doesnt seem to be working.

Id appreciate any help you guys could give. Thanks

A:Internet connection Keeps Disconnecting

Is this a wired or wireless connection?
If wireless,change the wireless channel.1/6/11 in US.
Download the latest firmware for your router.
Download and install from your pc maker,the latest network adapter drivers for your model
Any hardware or software changes when this started to happen ?
Have you run your antispyware/antivirus app to see if anything turns up ?
Does it fail if hardwired to the modem.Will require a modem power on reset on connect and disconnect.Power off for at least 30 seconds.

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I always get a ping timeout from any program that you connect with other people? (I mean like MSN, AIM, online games etc) I disconnect from MSN, ventrilo, IRC, and if I'm downloading a file, and it disconnects, the download will freeze and I have to restart it. This happens every 40 - 50 mins, which makes it impossible to download large files.

I've phoned my ISP and they said everything looks fine on their end? But I'm not sure what it could be if it isn't there fault.

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