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Q: Solved: Wireless network disconnection, solved by enabling/disabling SSID broadcast.

Hi, first of all, I'm not a tech whiz so please bear with me. My home network consists of a SpeedTouch ST536 ADSL modem, and a Cisco WRT54G2 wireless router. I have a desktop under a wired connection, and a notebook in another room that connects wirelessly. Both of them use windows 7.

Almost daily, the wireless connection disconnects after some time of usage and stays that way. From what I can tell, it seems to occur randomly. My desktop however remains connected, so it's not the entire internet is down. Through some tinkering, I discovered that I could get the notebook to reconnect by either enabling or disabling my SSID broadcast (depending on which setting it was in the first place).

I do think it's related to my desktop though. This problem occurs ONLY when both desktop and notebook are on. If I'm only using my notebook there won't be any disruptions.

Anyone has any idea what's going on? Could someone be hijacking my network? Any help will be appreciated, thanks!

(Btw, I used to use a 2Wire unit which was a modem and router, and did not encounter such problems before.)

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A: Solved: Wireless network disconnection, solved by enabling/disabling SSID broadcast.

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Was wondering about added security of using MAC filtering and WPA2 encryption, when saw this post here:
On typical private home network, if set router NOT to broadcast SSID, what are general steps to connect a wireless device (my case, laptop) to the network - since you don't see network names available?

Then what about each time you connect w/ that wireless device to network?
In this case, router is Linksys WRT54GL. Laptop uses Vista x32.


A:How to connect to wireless network if SSID not broadcast?

In my case, running three computers with Vista/XP and a D-Link DIR300 router, I stopped broadcasting the SSID, and the computers detected an "Unknown network". I then had to type in the exact SSID, and after that I was asked for the password. Later, Windows recognized the network automatically on those computers, and connected without asking any questions (I think I had to select "connect automatically" or something like that.)

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We have a linksys Wireless Access point (WAP11 Version 2.8) on our network. I set it up with a static IP and enabled the MAC address filtering to allow only the MAC address of the laptop. The Broadcast SSID is currently enabled.

Everything works great and the laptop can connect to the network through wireless. (I am using the windows XP wireless software)

I want to disable the broadcast SSID for security reasons. I disable it through the linksys admin page and then created a manual wireless connection in XP with the correct SSID. However, it will not connect at all when broadcast SSID is disabled even though I set up a manual connection with the correct SSID in Windows XP.

As soon as I enable the broadcast SSID everything works again.

Any Ideas on how to do this so it will connect and the SSID is not broadcasted? Thanks!

A:how to connect to XP wireless network without broadcast SSID

I don't know the answer to your specific question. If you're interested in security of your network, use a good key or pass phrase with the highest level of encryption that your equipment handles. Probably this would be WPA - PSK. Even WEP will keep "honest" people out. Don't bother with MAC filtering or non-broadcasted SSID or static IP 'cause those won't deter the crooks, just put up roadblocks for people like you.

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Don't disable the 'SSID Broadcast'. Do not disable the 'SSID Broadcast' feature of your Access Point or router. This seems counter-intuitive, but it is actually a bad idea.[3] Although this would make your network invisible to your neighbors, any determined hacker can still sniff out your SSID; and you are implicitly forcing your computer to shout out your SSID anywhere you are, while it is trying to connect to it. Anyone could then impersonate your router with that SSID, and get your credentials that way. Click to expand...


Question: Joshua, please let me know your thoughts on disabling broadcasting your routerís SSID.

Joshua Wright: Itís a bad idea. I know the PCI specification requires you to do this, and Iíve told them they need to remove this requirement from the specification. Imagine you are a government base and you donít tell your agents where you are located. They have to walk around and keep asking ďAre you the government base?Ē to everyone the meet. Eventually, some wily hacker or bad guy will say ďHeck YEAH Iím your base, come on in and share your secrets with me.Ē This is essentially what happens with SSID cloaking, where you have to ask every AP you meet if their desired SSID is available, allowing an attacker to impersonate your SSID at the airport, coffee shop, in the airplane, etc. In short, donít cloak your SSID, but donít make your SSID something like ďsexyh... Read more

A:Securing a wireless home network- Don't disable the 'SSID Broadcast'?

I found the answer to my own question:
Hidden Wireless SSIDs Actually Leak Your SSID Name When you hide your wireless SSID on the router side of things, what actually happens behind the scenes is that your laptop or mobile device is going to start pinging over the air to try and find your routeróno matter where you are. So youíre sitting there at the neighborhood coffee shop, and your laptop or iPhone is telling anybody with a network scanner that youíve got a hidden network at your house or job. Microsoftís Technet explains exactly why hidden SSIDs are not a security feature, especially with older clients:
A non-broadcast network is not undetectable. Non-broadcast networks are advertised in the probe requests sent out by wireless clients and in the responses to the probe requests sent by wireless APs. Unlike broadcast networks, wireless clients running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Serverģ 2003 with Service Pack 1 that are configured to connect to non-broadcast networks are constantly disclosing the SSID of those networks, even when those networks are not in range. Therefore, using non-broadcast networks compromises the privacy of the wireless network configuration of a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003-based wireless client because it is periodically disclosing its set of preferred non-broadcast wireless networks.Click to expand...

The behavior is a little better in Windows 7 or Vista as long as you donít have automatic connection enabledóthe only w... Read more

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Everytime I disable SSID Broadcasting 2 extra wireless connections appear available connections list. (See wirelessconnections.jpg) One is blank and one is labeled Other Network. They disappear when I enable SSID Broadcasting. I am not sure why this is happening. Is this normal?

A:Disabling SSID Broadcast creates multiple connections

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Hello Folks:

This is a bit on the basic side, but how to you connect to a wireless network if the SSID isn't being broadcast? I know the network name, but I can't see it under "available wireless networks". Thanks!

A:Solved: Coneecting with no SSID Broadcast

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Everything I read on the NET indicate SSID broadcast should be disabled on a wireless network. Now, I find a Microsoft support article which states: Disabling SSID broadcasts on an access point is not considered a valid method for securing a wireless network. Microsoft does not recommend this practice for any wireless networks.". http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=811427
My problem is, when I disable SSID broadcast, my two computers on home network can't find the network either. With SSID broadcast enabled, they find and connect to my "security enabled network" without any problem.

I have done all the other things that have been suggested, WEP encryption, renamed the SSID to my own code, MAC authentication, run a software firewall (Sygate) in addition to my router firewall, changed password on my router, etc. so, I appear to be fairly safe.

Anyone have any ideas about this - shall I just stay with a working network which has SSID broadcast enabled - or, should I try to figure out why it isn't working with SSID broadcast disabled? Appreciate any comments. Thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless Network SSID

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Hi I hope you guys can help me.

Wireless Equipment

D-link DIR-655 router set to only N
Old Netgear Router used as access point set to only G (I set up as an access point by turning off DHCP, changing the IP adresss and set to only G.)
Wireless Printer (only G Capable)
Cell Phone (only G Capable)
2 Laptops (both N capable)
iPad (N Capable)
Roku Media Box (N capable)


If I put the router and access point on the same SSID then equipment that is N capable will connect to the G network.

If I use two different SSIDís then the printer is unreachable.

Is there a way of either (a) having two SSID's but allow the printer to be seen or (b) having one SSID, with separate access points for N and G but not allow N functioning client to connect to the G access point.

A:Solved: Wireless G and N network with same or different SSID

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HELLO EVERYONE! Recently, I've encountered a very weird situation when trying to connect to my wireless network manually with the SSID non-broadcasting. This is the situation:

I have a laptop with a Linksys WUSB54GC usb adapter. I decided to uninstall the "Linksys Wireless Monitor" utility that the wireless adapter comes with and use Windows Wireless Zero Conf. When my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G) is broadcasting the SSID I am able to connect with no problems at all. Now, when I setup the router to SSID non-broadcasting, I have to go into the Properties for the wireless connection and check the "Connect to this wireless network even if is not broadcasting" flag. Also, the flag "Connect when this network is in range" is also checked off. I Apply, OK and nothing....even rebooted several times to no avail. Windows won't connect to it (needless to say that the network key is correct and IS in there) As soon as I enable broadcasting in the wireless router, Windows finds the network and connects to it (sometimes you have to open "View available wireless networks" and click connect and enter the key again, but it connects with no problems)
So, I reinstalled the Linksys utility and, even though the SSID is not broadcasting, I'm able to setup the connection manually (this time using Linksys Wireless Monitor) and connect to my network. I've tried the same usb wireless adapter on a desktop and the exact same situation. Bot... Read more

A:Solved: Connecting To A Wireless Network That Is Not Broadcasting SSID?????????

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Like the title says, I have accidentally disabled the ssid and now, I cannot connect nor find my network.

How can I enable the ssid again?
Someone could explain to me step by step, please?

Thank you!

A:Accidentally disabled ssid instead of ssid broadcast

you will need to connect the PC to the router with an ethernet cable
log back into the router configuration - same was as you did when you disabled the wifi
and then re-enable or unhide the SSID

you have to connect with a cable as the wireless maybe A) hidden or B) disabled - so wireless may not be an option
If you have hidden then you should be able to connect again by using the SSID name and password

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Hi all,

I seem to have disabled my cookies, and now one of my regular websites won't let me sign in without them. Can you tell me how to enable my cookies?


A:Solved: Enabling / Disabling Cookies (How To)

Sure! Here's some links and information, depending on which browser you use, and which version it is:

IE 5:
Error Message: Not Accepting Cookies (Q175662)

How to Set and Customize Cookies Settings in Internet Explorer (Q196955)
IE 5.5:
Cannot Open Webpage Because Cookies Are Not Enabled (Q315207)
Web Site Reports That You Must Enable Cookies (Q299331)

How to Manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6 (Q283185)

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In Netscape 4.x go to Edit > Preferences > Advanced.
Select the box labeled 'Accept All Cookies'.
Click OK.
In Netscape 6.x go to Edit > Preferences > double click Privacy & Security > Cookies
Choose the 'Enable All Cookies' option.
Click OK.

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I have a problem when running the vba code for 2 command buttons. Command buttons are log in & log outt. Here i need to disable the log out button while from the sheet/workbook. After i click on log in button only the log out button should enable. I have tried to write the code, but still i am missing something. As i am a starter for this & this is the first time i m trying vba.

And i need to put a msgbox after clicking login button it should state "log in successfully completed" & for log out "successfully logged out".

Please let me know where i have gone wrong on this???

Please see the attached file & help me on this regard.
Thanks in advance..

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I have a pesky neighbor (a newly moved-back-home relative, long story) who continually wants to piggyback off my connection, and I am trying to prevent that without having to be very rude about it.

He has Windows 7 (so do we) and I've gone ahead and disabled the SSID broadcast from my router altogether, assuming that when he looks for my connection it won't be found. I was then simply going to tell him that we have unsubscribed from WiFi and are now only using Ethernet, instead of having to tell him "oh, we've changed the password and don't want to give it to you".

But it seems that even when SSID broadcasting is disabled, our network shows up as "Other Network" with full signal to him (and on my Windows 7 laptop). So it is quite obvious to him that we've simply changed the SSID and password, not that our wireless capabilities have been discontinued.

Why does a disabled SSID still show as "Other Network" in the list of available connections on Windows 7? Doesn't this defeat the entire purpose of disabling the SSID broadcast?

A:Disabled SSID broadcast showing up as "Other Network"

I think maybe you should have used a password on your WLAN to begin with. Once your SSID was used by your neighbor it stayed in his list of managed wireless networks so even if you turned off the SSID he can still see you there. Simply change or add a password using WPA2 which is best.

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I've had this issue before and a simple router reset fixed it last time. Not this time, however, and I have no clue what to do... I'll explain in detail whats going on...

I purchased a WNDR3400v2 probably around two months back and since then I haven't had any issues with it. Now, I like to keep the security setting on WPA2-PSK for the security but my brothers and my own Nintendo DS don't support this security for connecting. So, since my previous router had a guest network, I decided to activate and deactivate that network with no security when it was needed (Half hour or less), and I haven't had any issues until doing this with the WNDR3400v2.

Basically what happens is, after disabling the guest network again, no wireless devices can connect to the router... PERIOD... Upon trying to connect it also says "You are unable to connect) right after it verifies the password. I spent a few hours trying to fix it but I haven't gotten anywhere really..

What I have tried-v
-Resetting the Router
-Powercycling the Router
-Resetting it to factory defaults and restoring previous settings
-Enabling and disabling the network
-Deleting the original network saved on the computers and connecting as if from a new network.
-Also tried restarting my computers
-Updating the firmware (For some odd reason I couldn't find any firmware last week..)
I researched it a bit and found some solid leads, but nothing that fixed the issue. The only "Fix" ... Read more

A:After enabling and disabling guest network nothing will connect.

Why not use WPA-PSK? Most devices support that, and in practice it is just as secure as WPA2.

Sorry, but I have no clue about the cause of your current problem. Suggest that you make sure you have the latest firmware and then reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure it.

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Hi guys,
I am having some troubles trying to use my laptop wireless device, because every time I try to connect to my home connection it last no more than 10 minutes and after that it shows LIMITED ACCESS on my connection icon.
Im not very good at computers so the only thing I can do is DISABLE or ENABLE my wireless adapter that results either on a BSOD or a long time screen freeze. By the restart the device is disabled and when I start it the problem starts over and over again.

Can someone enlight me or give me a solution to my problem please, ill be very grateful.

I added the diagnostic tool results to this thread so you can give me a more accurate reply.

THERE IS A 3,5 GB MINIDUMP FILE, you need it? how can I put the results here?

A:BSOD while enabling/disabling wireless device NETwNs64.sys

Welcome to the forums francocb,

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880052857c9, fffff880023b7918, fffff880023b7170}

Probably caused by : NETwNs64.sys ( NETwNs64+147c9 )

Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control

2: kd> lmvm NETwNs64
start end module name
fffff880`05271000 fffff880`05af3000 NETwNs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: NETwNs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs64.sys
Image name: NETwNs64.sys
Timestamp: Sun May 01 22:33:01 2011 (4DBDD18D)
CheckSum: 0083E505
ImageSize: 00882000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Your Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5000 Series Adapter driver seems to be causing problems, please update it from here - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff880023b7918 -- (.exr 0xfffff880023b7918)
ExceptionAddress: fffff880052857c9 (NETwNs64+0x00000000000147c9)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: 0000000000000038
Attempt to read from address 0000000000000038

CONTEXT: fffff880023b7170 -- (.cxr 0xfffff880023b7170)
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I just moved in to a new home. The Landlord has a wireless router set up. He doesn't broadcast the network, but the SSID is "LiYang". I know the network works because another resident in the home has a MacBook and his MacBook connects to LiYang just fine.

Neither my laptop nor my desktop, however, can not connect to LiYang. If I click on "View Wireless Networks" I never see LiYang (I assume this is because the name does not broadcast). And even when I try to add a wireless network with the SSID: "LiYang", I can not connect. I've tried messing around with settings like "WPA" vs "WEP" and "shared" vs "open". I've also updated the driver on my wireless card.

The funny thing is, my laptop and my desktop have never had a problem seeing or connecting to any other wireless network before. But, no matter what I do, neither of them can connect to LiYang.

Both my laptop and desktop run Windows XP. Both run Norton Anti-Virus, and have windows Firewall enabled.

Any advice you can offer on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Friends I have a Gateway NV52L15U amd a8-based 15" laptop with win 8.
it works pretty well except for a few things that I suspect are related, and I suspect all three are due to how 8 is managing the drivers of the devices
- Network performance, in terms of starting up, latching the WIFI AP successfully, and getting online, is unreliable. oddly, it seems that it does not like disabling the Ethernet [CAT5] device, leaving the WIFI enabled. If I leave both enabled, wifi performance seems more stable [gaining and holding the connection]

- When I disable the CAT5 connection using the windows 8 adapter settings pane, the utility will hang, but not consistently. sometimes it hangs until it is forced to stop via taskmanager or restart, but not always. sometimes it merely takes a VERY long time - showing the hated hourglass while it takes as long as 7-8 minutes.

- Shutdowns and/or restarts can take an extremely long time. However, it seems again that if both network adapters are enabled [builtin wifi and builtin Ethernet] the reboot or shutdown seems to go a bit more normally.

- Sometimes the WIFI will not actually connect, as evidenced by IE and/or Chrome being unable to access the network. if I check windows using the taskbar widget, it will show the system "Connected to .." the AP and having "Internet Access". That little utility is mis-reporting. When I DISABLE the WIFI adapter via control panel util, the little taskbar widget may, or may not, still... Read more

A:Win8 not managing well enabling/disabling network adapters

Hi cognus,

You seem pretty well versed in troubleshooting so I doubt that I can help you; however, I will make the following statements based on my experience with Windows 8 and this experience comes from using a desktop and Laptop on a daily basis:

Win 8 is the fastest starting OS I've ever used - 6 second boot to desktop
Win 8 has the fastest shutdown times I've ever experienced - desktop about 1-2 seconds, laptop about 3-5 seconds
My laptop has no wifi connectivity issues under Win 8 - in fact, I could almost swear that it is running faster than Win 7

Now, if I were you, and I were starting to troubleshoot this issue, I would be focusing on the connectivity to the router, the protocols being used by your desktop and laptop, and the capabilities of the router. So, is the router Win 8 Ready. Can it handle both IPV4 and IPV6? The reason I'm focusing my attention in that area is because I had an old router when I first installed Win 8 and my connection speeds seemed to be suffering a bit; however, once I upgraded my router to one with 10/100/1000 ports that was IPV4 and IPV6 capable (eg Win 8 ready), everything improved immensely. Please understand that I am just generalizing here so take the information for what it might be worth. Good luck.

Oh, one more thing. Did you do a clean install of Win 8? If so, what partition structure did you end up with? 350MB system reserved + the rest to C: (for a legacy install)? If not, and you somehow did a Win 8 install, using the origin... Read more

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I know how to enable/disable a firewall through command line. But how do I do the same for Files and Printer sharing on a network connection through cmd. This is for an xp workstation(s).

Thank you for your help.

A:Disabling/Enabling 'File and Printer Sharing' on a Network Connection through cmd


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Good evening there,
For the past month or so I've been having some strange problems with my network connection.
When there is high traffic through the internet connection (has happened due to network traffic too) my computer is disconnected from the network. It follows no pattern when it does it but the most time it's seen is when using bit torrents while playing online games.

At the time which i do disconnect it stays disconnected but can be reconnected by disabling and re-enabling the Local Area Connection interface, unpluging and attaching the networking cable ...

When the disconnect occurs theres a Warning message in event viewer
"Name resolution for the name dns.msftncsi.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded."
But not sure if that error is because i've lost connection or that is causing the connection lost

Further information:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LightWrath-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-FB-A6-98-8F-27
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::213d:bfe3:e2c6:cf55%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. .... Read more

A:Solved: Network disconnection

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I just recently had comcast high-speed cable installed, and purchased a Linksys E2500 advanced dual-band N router to get myself going. I'm running an Asus G74s series laptop with windows 7 and everything runs great while I am the only one connected. That being said when another laptop connects (Toshiba satellite also windows 7) the internet stays stable. It isn't until we try and do something that the internet randomly disconnects for 2 or more seconds before re-connecting and putting us in a constant loop of idiotic disconnection.

A quick example would be using the Toshiba to connect to World of Warcraft, I on my Asus can surf the web just fine for about an hour before it disconnects. When I try connecting to a, or the game at the same time it'll allow play for about 7 mins before the net drops for a few seconds then re-connects. This happens frequently no matter the time of day.

I have attempted re-setting everything. Everything is up to date including the router. I've attempted to release and renew my IP. However I get this :

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


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Deadly-Virus
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.in.comcast.net.

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A:Solved: Two computers cause wireless disconnection

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Hi just wondering if any of you could help me..

Right here goes, recently my laptop has been playing up. It has built in wireless and whenever Iím on the net it disconnects me every 2 minutes itís really annoying and I donít know what to do. Iíve tried making the signal better by moving it in different rooms around the house but nothing seems to work. I'm even starting to think about restoring it back to it's factory settings to see if that will solve it. Can anybody help me with this problem please?
Itís a Compaq Presario C300 laptop.

Please get back to me if you can, thanks guys.

A:Solved: wireless disconnection every few minutes

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I have a HP laptop window vista, my problem is the internet. when iam sitting on my computer desk with the power cord plugged in, the wireless internet works fine i can be online for 5-7 hours without getting disconnected, and once i unplug the power cord, and go online in my bed or around my house (living room, kitchen, etc) the connnection is really bad. the router is in my room which is the same room as my bed, but why would it have such bad connections? pages take forever to load and i get disconnected almost every other min. Any help?

A:Solved: Laptop wireless internet disconnection

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Can this be true? I have a wireless network that does not broadcast its SSID, as this is recommended for best security. All of the computers running XP and XP Pro have no trouble connecting to the network. We just acquired a new Acer notebook with Vista Home Pro and it connects to the network just fine as long as I allow broadcast of the SSID, but as soon as I hide the SSID, the Vista notebook can no longer connect. I find it really hard to believe that Microsoft could be this dumb, especially since it works on XP. Can someone suggest what I may be doing wrong?

A:Solved: Vista unable to connect to network with SSID hidden?

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Hi can anyone tell me why my basic wireless network disconnects once everyday.

I have to unplug both power supplies to my network adapter and my blueyonder modem to get it working again. Is it something to do with my IP Address being renewed?. What can i do to keep it working constantly or what do i do instead of unplugging everything to get it working again.

Any suggestions


A:wireless network disconnection

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I am trying to connect to wireless network without the GUI by changing the registries through a perl code.which registry key in Windows XP holds the SSID and other information of the currently connected Wireless network on a XP system?and also the static# values holds information other than just the SSID 's of the wireless networks.what is their significance?

Thanks in advance.

A:Registry key(windows XP) containing the SSID of currently connected Wireless Network

why are you trying to do it that way? How many wireless networks do you need? What router are you using?

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I have my IBM Thinkpad R30 Laptop connected via a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router. A week ago, I lost my cable signal and had a Brighthouse technician come out an install a new cable "modem" as well as replace the external wiring from the pole to the house. To facilitate problem determination, I disconnected the Router and plugged the cable from the "modem" straight into my XP Prio desktop's LAN port. Afterwards, I had to reset the router and reinstall its configuration data (from a copy I keep on my desktop). During this process, I changed the WEB network key. So I go over to the laptop (running XP Home) and access wireless connections, select my network, click on properties, then change the key, click on ok and ok on the previous window, then connect to the network. and up it comes. Some few minutes later, connection goes back down and when I go back to properties for my network, there's the old key value again and again and again... Rebooting has no effect on this problem. My new key value is not being saved and it's driving me nuts. What's wrong with this picture?

A:Wireless Network Continual Disconnection

"What's wrong with this picture?"

It's probably what you said in your previous sentence: "My new key value is not being saved ... ."

Can you use your wireless utility to edit the profile (or "properties" of the wireless network)? If so, that's probably the quickest fix. Just remember to 'apply' or 'save' or whatever is needed.

Another thing to try is to remove encryption from the router and then connect the laptop. It's been my experience that this usually forces the utility to save new settings because the encryption type has changed. Then re-enable the encryption on the router and again re-connect the laptop. Again, this usually results in the desired setting to be saved.

Wi-Fi is very useful, but it sure can be "fun" at times!

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Hey everyone.

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

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

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

HOWEVER, it isn't a normal restart. It takes about 7-10minutes to restart. I get the BSOD for a few seconds right after it restarts but it's only there for like, 3 seconds and then it asks me if I want to start windows in normal mode or safe mode.

I do not think that the BSOD is actually the cause of the problem or related to it. I went into the "event viewer" and it said there that the BSOD was caused because Windows was not able to shut down properly. I think this is caused by the "hanging" of the computer during the "enabling connection" phase... Read more

A:Removal of USB Causes Wireless Network Disconnection

There is a support bulletin for your notebook regarding wifi.
See if it applies to your issue:

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Hi, my computer is a dell dimension 1100, with a Linksys WMP54G wifi card, running vista home basic.

So, In the wifi thing in the notification area, it shows two wireless networks, One is my normal SSID (Lower Net), and one is "Unidentified network". They are both on one wireless connection (Wireless Network Connection 3). When i try to go on the internet, it says i'm not connected. i tried disconnecting from the unidentified network, but that disconnects me from lower net too. Thanks For Any Help In Advance!!!

A:Solved: Vista showing my normail wireless SSID, plus showing second unidentified netw

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I'm running Windows 7 and have seen other posts on this, but none of the resolutions seem to work for me. I'm unable to connect to the internet - my desktop can view other computers on the network, but the internet is still screwed up. Under active networks it sees my work network, and then one named "Unidentified network." Tech support will fix it, but then upon restart, it goes right back to being disabled.

I've done route delete, disabled and troubleshooted the adapter, updated my drivers, disabling the firewall, and there's no bonjour to be found. I'm running out of ideas here - any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Unidentified network is disabling my internet

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So. I'm the family Network specialist. : ) And I've got MAC filtering turned on for the network, changed the SSID and password for the router.

I'd really like to start adding in WEP or better yet, WPA-PSK. But I'm not sure if all of the devices can handle WPA. The Wii does, it looks like the WG311T (Downstairs computer) will with a firmware upgrade, but I'm getting conflicting reports for the WG111v1, which we have for the TiVo. My laptop looks capable. Everything with the exception of my Intel Wireless card that was built into my tablet is Netgear brand. The router is a WGT624 v2.

I think I was reading on the Netgear site that if you set the router to WPA, then you can still keep the WEP-only device connected with WEP, but I'm not seeing entirely how this makes sense.

Any ideas for which encryption scheme to settle with? Part of what's prompting the sudden addition of WEP or WPA is our school has had a few bomb threats, and the kid who made the threat had used someone in the neighborhood's wifi that wasn't secured. So I want ours locked down as much as we possibly can.

Thank you very much for your time : )


A:Enabling Encryption on Wireless Network

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I installed Ethernet driver after installing Windows 7 on my laptop, but the wireless network connection isn't working. I enabled it, but it's still not working. Screen After troubleshooting it says, that the wireless capability is turned off. How can I turn it on?

A:After enabling wireless network connection it's still not working

Hi welcome to the forum

thier might be a button on the laptop to turn on and off the wireless. it also could be a combination of FN + F key
also would be helpful if you listed the make and model of the laptop

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Hello people:

I get strange behavior in Win2K (SP4; dual boot config with WinXP pro) when I disable the network in the Network Connections folder. Afterwards the pointer begins to lag on screen. Often there is also a distinct background clicking sound that's heard as if someone were laying on the keyboard. When the connection is enabled, all's well, but a warm boot is required to bring around normal behavior. What's up here?

A:Solved: Strange behavior in Win2K when disabling network connections.

Sounds like something that's running on the machine is looking for the network connection. I think I'd start with virus/spyware scans first, and work from there. Does it have problems with the network disabled if you boot in Safe Mode?

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Do you have any idea on how to resolved this problem? I cant able to detect or see the SSID of my router at home but i can detect others. I tried upgrading my wireless lan drivers and removed also the all of the stored wireless network in the wireless network manager but still i cant detect the SSID at my house.

Hope you can help me guys.


A:Unable to detect wireless SSID at home but can detect other wireless SSID?

any other PCs working OK on your home wireless ?

can you run xirrus please and post a screen shot

its possible the router is on auto channel and may have changed to wireless channel 12 or 13 which is allowed across the world except for north america and if the equipment you have is set for the american market , you may not pickup that channel

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below


Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Fra... Read more

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Do you have any idea on how to resolved this problem? I cant able to detect or see the SSID of my router at home but i can detect others. I tried upgrading my wireless lan drivers and removed also the all of the stored wireless network in the wireless network manager but still i cant detect the SSID at my house.

Hope you can help me guys.


A:Unable to detect wireless SSID at home but can detect other wireless SSID?

please do not duplicate posts here - thanks

continue here

closing posts

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I have 3 pc's one wired to modem and router, the other 2 are wireless. The printer is connected to one of the wireless pc's and prints fine from this pc, the printer is set to shared on this pc, i cannot print at all from the other pc's and the printer software and drivers are installed on all. xp home sp2 on all pc's Its like i am missing something

A:Solved: Solved: Solved: help: printer sharing on a wireless network

When you go into Printers and Faxes on the "host" computer, the printer has a hand under it, indicating shared, right?

In Printers and Faxes on the other two computers, does the printer have a pipe under it, indicating a network printer?

What error message do you get when you try to print? If no error message, does the print job go into a queue on that computer?

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I have  to use Freemind software which I understand is a desktop application. However , I have to install Java to use Freemind.
I've read so much about the vulnerability of Java I'm not sure what to do. My OS is Win 7 Pro and I use Firefox 34.0.5 and Google Chrome. I also have IE11 installed but rarely use it.
I would very much appreciate some advice  and guidance. I hope I'm in the right forum with my query!

A:Enabling and disabling Java

You can install it and then under the Java control panel (found under windows control panel once java is installed) you tick the "disable java content in the browser" box (or it might be untick the "enable java content in the browser" box i can't remember which way round the option is described). That way Java will only function as a desktop application for working with programs which you have installed and you will limit any vulnerabilities it causes. Also make sure to go through all your browsers and disable the java plugin juts incase the tick box alone was not enough. And keep Java up to date, you ought to change the settings on it's updater to check daily rather than the weekly or monthly which is set by default.

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Hi! Im jake. Im new here, i would like to give and learn more things about computers.
To start with, we have a dsl connnection, we used dlink router. My question is if it possible to enable or disable connnection in the internet using client pc without using the configuration of the router. just a script, a batch file or a password?

A:Enabling And Disabling Internet

yea, to disable internet access, but keep lan access, change your gateway to you now have lan access but no net access. to disable all lan acess, go to device manager, right click and disable your network adapter.

to change your gateway>>
control panel>network>network connections>right click on the "local area connection">select properties>in the new window, scroll down until you see "internet protocol tcp/ip" then select properties. here is where you select "use the following ip address">then you fill in the blanks appropriately.
need any help with that please post back

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so i downloaded another windows xp copy , but while the setup was on , it said copying files.It came to this file "viamraid.sys" and said could not copy.Press Enter to retry or press ESC to skip.
This is ultimately my end problem. Here is a list of troubleshooting efforts that I have already attempted with no success..

- Swapped the Floppy drive out with another. Niether drives have ever shown signs of trouble.

- Reformatted numerous floppy disks countless times using different types and trying many different drivers.

- Burned the files to a CD and fed the disc in at the error screen. [Yes, they were in the same/proper format as the floppy drives.]

-Skipping the install of the viamraid.sys file and the two others after it. [XP files are copied but when it attempts to restart/install I recieve the blue screen of death.]

-Loaded the defaults for the bios and reconfigured/tweaked them many different ways.Click to expand...

Bfore asking for help here, i did an intensive search on google related to this problem.They said try going in the bios and chaging the settings from raid to non-raid.

Normally whne you have all this raid ********, we need to insert a floppy drive in our hard disk and when windows is setting up we need to press F6 in the beginging so that it can take drivers from the floppy and copy it.But i disable this in the bios section i can skip all these things, and theres 80% chance of bypassing the viamraid.sys.My question is what does raid really... Read more

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Forgive me if this has been a previous topic here. I did a search but was unable to find anything.

Whenever I jump online, I'm getting a window that asks me if I want to enable or disable "macros."

I recently fired Norton's from my computer and am now using AVG for my virus protection and Ad-Aware for my anti-spyware program.

Suddenly I'm getting these macro alerts.

What are these macros, should you allow or block them, and why is this suddenly an issue for me?

Thanks in advance!

A:Enabling/disabling Macros; What's The Deal Here?

That's strange. Open Microsoft Word and go to Tools -> Macro -> Security and see if the macro level is set to high or medium. Set it to high and see if the warnings disappear.

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When I go into my playback devices menu, I am unable to edit the status of any of the devices listed. I can't enable or disable anything.

Any ideas?

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Hello I'm so frustrated on how this thing would vanished on my computer system. It keeps checked even though I disabled or uncheck it in the msconfig
here's what I am referring to.

Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Corporation C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -noprofile -windowstyle hidden -executionpolicy bypass iex ([Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetString([Convert]::FromBase64String((gp 'HKCU:\Software\Classes\FeiSholEpOohbCv').sSqBn))); HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I try to delete the registry key but I can't delete it.
Going through the Run registry and found it but it keeps coming back.

What should I do.
I scanned my computer already with MBAM, Rogue Killer, Microsoft Windows Defender yet I get no possible virus infection.

Moreover I try to reg query it like this one
reg query "HKCU\Software\Classes\FeiSholEpOohbCv" /v "sSqBn"
and the result is in the attachment
Maybe someone can help me get rid of this virus or what this thing called

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I am using mobile broadband and would like to have it around the house instead of one laptop. I know you can buy an wireless router to do the trick like the Dovado one, but I was wondering is there another option. Is it possible to push the internet signal from the laptop with the 3g signal to the incoming dsl port of a wireless router via ethernet.

I saw this question asked in another topic but didn't see an answer to suit me.


A:Solved: Is it possible to broadcast 3g Signal

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Hi everyone. I no longer have internet access from my home network ONLY on my desktop computer. Everything was working fine as always - then while I was in my Network and Sharing Center, and clicked on my ethernet connection, 'Local Area Connection 3', I accidentally disabled it. No big deal I thought, so I re-enabled the connection. Except for some reason, my connection is all screwed up now. The name of this connection was and always has been 'dkm2' and now it just says 'Network', with no internet access. I have unplugged the cord and plugged it into this laptop and it immediately recognizes 'dkm2' and connects flawlessly, so I know the problem is on the desktop computer's end, and not the cable or router. I have tried reinstalling the ethernet adapter, as well as reinstalling/updating all drivers for it. The network diagnostic tool turns up with a message that says the connection between either my ethernet adapter or router and the Internet is broken. No matter what I seem to try, I can't get my connection to go back to it's normal 'dkm2' connection and stop giving me a generic, disconnected 'Network'. I can't figure out what could have changed. All that happened was the disabling and enabling of Local Area Connection 3. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

A:After disabling/enabling connection, internet lost! HELP!!

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I just recently swapped my old HDD with brand new SSD and did a clean instal of Win 7 home preamium 64 bit. After I downloaded synaptics v17.0.19 (appears as Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad in Device manager) straight from Synaptics homepage, I noticed that that most of the gestures work, BUT the orange LED that indicates a disabled touchpad, is glowing when the touchpad is actually on. I disabled the touchpad from settings and the LED turned off. The double tapping in the upper left corner does not work either. In Mouse properties -> device settings -> Synaptics LuxPad V7.5 settings -> Tapping I can only configure tap zones in each corner of the touchpad, but not enable the upper left side double tapping which should disable/enable the touchpad. Does anyone have any idea why is the LED on in vice versa situations and why doesn't the double tapping trick work?  I have tried uninstalling the driver, but no luck. 

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Hi all,

I finally broke down and decided to make an account as ask for some help. Really trying to get this working normally again.

As stated in the title when I plug in my USB wireless device to my Desktop Tower, the device appears in the task-bar and adapter screen to continuously enable and disable itself. It does not work or scan wireless networks. I was toying with VirtualBox trying to get Linux to recognize the device and such, and something happened along the way that seemed to corrupt this device in Windows. I've since restored my system to before VirtualBox was installed but that didn't fix the issue.

The facts:This happens on any USB port
It's not the device, as it works fine on my other computers
It's not the USB ports, since my other wireless USB mini stick works on them
I've tried uninstalling the driver and deleting it and restarting - does not work
Interestingly, when I disable the WLAN AutoConfig service, the issue does not happen, it appears this begins to happen once the device is invoked for something - such as detecting wireless networks
While the issue is happening if I try to manually enable the adapter during this cycle, or if I right click the USB taskbar icon and try to disconnect it - I will get a BSOD

Any ideas? There seems to be something in Windows, some registry setting or something that's causing this behavior. Is there a way to make the system forget this device ever existed in every regard? Again, it works on my other Windows 7 mac... Read more

A:My Alfa AWUS036H USB Device Keeps Enabling and Disabling


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Ok ive been at this for some time now. I set this router up for some people i know and just recently the SSID has dissapeared. I cant see it from any computer. Im sure its not hidden but i ran some scans for nearby networks just to make sure. All seems fine router wise, ive ran auto set up and have configured everything manually using different network IEEE standards but its still invisible/not connectible.

Lan works perfectly fine.

Any ideas?

Whoops forgot to say its a DIR-628

A:Solved: Cant See SSID

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