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Wireless networks not showing up after connection drops

Q: Wireless networks not showing up after connection drops

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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When I first boot up my (vista) laptop, wireless connectivity works fine but will then drop after a random amount of time. (becomes Limited connectivity)

Try to reconnect but then windows will not find my wireless network even though router (ZyXEL P660 HW T1) says WLAN is working fine.

Have tried with security disabled but no difference.

Any help much appreciated.

A:Wireless connection drops - Windows cannot find networks

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I have two networks showing. I use the one called Ghi
The second one I think is a leftover from when I had this computer set to share printing and files with another computer on my home network.
Is it safe to delete the second one if my assumption is true that it is a leftover?

Hasiel in Sunny AB

A:Two networks showing on my "Manage Wireless Networks" in Control Panel

If you're not using it, yes.

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I just got a new internet service and the default device name is ridiculously long and was trying to rename it to something simple. When I try to see my list of wireless networks all I get is small thumbnails. I have a picture to demonstrate what I am talking about. I don't know if my new modem made changes to my computer or a windows update broke something, whatever the reason, any help would be very much appreciated.

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Hi all,

I have never had an issue like this before wondered if you had any ideas.

I have several computers on my Wireless/Wired Network. Wireless is dual band and Secured with WP2 Password. Basically on several of my PCs I can see connections to my neighbours computers showing as Windows Media Player Icons. When I first noticed this I fully restored my router (Western Digital) creating new SSIDs and Passwords, however I can still see these computers.

I'm not personally bothered that I can see them as I can always click remove device, I'm more interested WHY I can see them and Can they see my computers as I do have some without Password Protected sharing as I assumed only devices on my network could access these.

Any Ideas its a complete new one on me? My PCs are Running a Mix of Windows 8.1 and 7 and both can see the 2 neighbour computers.

EDIT: I have homegroup set up with a secured password too.

A:PCs on other networks showing as Windows Media Connection

Windows machines will always show a media connection, thanks in part of Windows Media Player being a part of the OS. It is actually UPnP that you are seeing these devices, not DLNA. When LLTD Network Discovery finds units running Windows OS, they will show up as Discovered Devices.

Really nothing to worry about. Just the nature of Windows.

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Its a very strange problem which i am facing,
I am using internet via usb modem. Its working fine, but when i open Settings>>Change PC Settings>>Networks I can see WiFi, Ethernet & VPN but not my internet connection. I have attached a screenshot, and my internet is connected when i am taking the screenshot.
Please help.

A:USB modem Internet Connection not showing up in Networks

I'd say that USB modem connections do not show up where you are showing.

If you want to see the actual connection try typing ipconfig/all into an elevated command prompt, there you will see your actual connection with the IP address showing.

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Dell Inspiron 1525, Running Vista Home Prem.
I am attaching system info General
System Info Network
System Info Hardware

I have No Device mgr. 'issues'. I have a Live Internet connection thru modem only -- since while earthlink was trying to help with this - the linksys router plug created a short, a spark and out went the lights.
they'll replace it, but I'm stuck with three computers, no wireless ability, etc. for three to five days.
In the meantime, this is my sister's machine. Her & husband tried all the self-help stuff within the unit prior to asking me to take a look. And so far, Earthlink couldn't figure why it wasn't completing., MS couldn't find the cause and sugg. I do a repair install - which I don't want to have to, since she has a ton of program files and photos to lose.

Best I can tell.....won't ping anything successfully. I get 100% loss on packets.
There was one diagnostic that told me Gateway IP : failed and then it skipped the remaining networking items in it's scan.
Does not appear to be doing Automatically detect network settings even tho all settings are allowing for it.
All I have is a Dell Restoration CD, and a Dell Drivers CD

Attached notes that might help:
1.0My Computer1.0.1ModelInspiron 15251.0.2Service TagFTP6PF11.0.3Express Service Code344-475-574-211.0.4Operating SystemMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium1.0.5Service Pack11.0.6Computer NameHEATHER-PC1.0.7Work GroupW... Read more

A:Showing Networks, but Not completing Internet connection

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Hello, I just bought a Linksys router. It is the 2.4 ghz Linksys model WRT54GS and my sister's wireless card is a D-Link Air DWL-520 Wireless PCI Adapter (rev.D). The problem is, I have my router installed and hooked up and I am currently using it but the router doesn't even show up on the list of routers you can connect to on my sister's computer. She is a room away from me and there are at least 2 Linksys routers that show up on the list(all password protected =]) but mine doesn't show up. Is there a way to make my router show up on the list of routers you can connect to on my sister's computer, so that she can go on the internet? Thanks.

A:Linksys Router not showing up on wireless networks ><

You have to enable and configure the wireless feature in the router. Do not operate computing products like toasters - plug in and turn on is not enough!

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my laptoop is not showing any available networks in networking. the device seems to be working properly according to windows device manager. recently have run some anti-spyware, reg cleaners etc. system seems to be running well, better than ever, but now can't find networks. any ideas out there?

A:Toshiba Satellite not showing wireless networks

What are the system specs? and which windows you are running?

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Having trouble with the TP-Link WN722N that I bought from Newegg. It doesn't show any networks on my desktop that runs on Win7. Took the drivers straight from the CD. It works fine on my other laptops and desktop. Any idea what is causing this?

A:Solved: TP - Link USB Wireless Adapter Not Showing Any Networks

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Hoping someone can help.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP with a wireless connection to a broadband router.

Several weeks ago my laptop started dropping the internet connection randomly (I'm alos unabel to access email when this happens).

My wireless network icon in my toolbar shows the connection as 'Excellent' but for some reason both Internet and Email is not available. The only way to fix the problem has been to restart my laptop which is very frustrating.

I've noticed that this also happens randomly when I'm at home (using different wireless broadband modem) so I think the issue is my laptop not the 2 x routers/modems.

I'm running NOD32 for security as well (but have been for 4 years now with no problems till now).

Please help.

A:Wireless connection to Router good but Internet connection drops

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My Verizon wireless ( cellular air-card 4G hotspot ) modem / router ( jet pack 890l ) constantly times out or only partially loads pages while browsing the internet. Or I get an error that the "server not found" This had happened ever since I got a new PC with Windows 7. I have reset the modem, reseated the SIM card, checked for new soft ware and firmware (none at this time). I have updated my network adapter driver. Checked for a hidden Microsoft mini adapter, none there. Checked Microsoft's support forums for compatibility issues. Nothing has helped. What else can I do?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942685 MB, Free - 698153 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G3HR7
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-CB-38-59-37-EB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Verizon Wireless connection constantly drops connection

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


A:Wireless connection drops

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

Please help

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

A:FTP and wireless connection drops

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

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

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

Here are my basis wireless settings on the router:

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

Also, under wireless security:

WPA2 personal

Thanks in advance

A:Wireless connection drops out

Windows IP Configuration

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

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

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

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

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ping test:

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

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

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

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

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

A:wireless connection drops

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


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

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

A:Wireless connection drops often

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

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

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My wireless internet connection periodically drops using XP.

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

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

Your help would be much appreciated.



A:Wireless Connection Drops XP

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

Also what are the specs and how is it running?

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

Help would be appreciated. Ivon

A:XP drops wireless connection

What wireless adapter do you have in the desktop?

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

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

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

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

Any other ideas why my connection drops out please?

A:Wireless connection drops out when USB 3 connected

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

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it appears that there is wireless network card bug
I thought it was my internet service provider
they sent a new wireless modem
but I still having an internet connection drop
and the speed is not up to the advertised, in fact it s barely half
any suggestions?
thanks in advance

A:Wireless modem drops connection

What type of wireless adapter are you using? USB?

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i have a linksys wusb600n wireless adaptor. it works fine until the computer wakes up after sleeping, it does not recogonize the adaptor. i disconnet the adaptor and then reconnect it and it then works fine. any ideas? thanks

A:wireless connection drops after sleep

Go to the device manager and find the USB entry for your wireless adapter. Make sure to disable the option that allows Windows to turn off the device to conserve power.

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I can't make any sense of this and couldn't find any resources to help..... I've updated my intel pro wireless driver as part of an XP sp2 reinstall and now the laptop will not remain connected to the wireless network.... wired is no problem for the laptop but wireless keeps dropping and connecting in quick succession...repeatedly until finally it disconnects.

We have a total of 4 computers in the house 3 of which, 2 laptops (toshiba sattelite and Dell Inspiron) and a desktop, work perfectly while connected to the wireless network or wired.....

My Environment:
Panasonic Toughbook (laptop) cd-50 running XP SP2 with the latest updates (except sp3)
Intel pro/wireless 2100 3B mini pci adapter ver:
Belkin N Wireless Router with the latest firmware (3.01.29)
Modem is a Motorola using Shaw Cable for Internet

Any thoughts or direction would be most appreciated....

Thanks in advance.


A:wireless connection drops intermittently

What kind of house are you in, how far apart are the laptops in relation to the access point? Distance to and construction material used in the walls between the wifi card and access point play an important roll in how good of a signal you can get.

Have you upgraded the firmware on your Belkin?

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I have an Acer 5532 laptop Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Out of the blue about two weeks ago wireless connectivity started dropping. My wireless bar shows connectivity and full bars. I right click troubleshoot, run it and it resets my wireless connectivity and I'm good to go until the next episode. Sometimes I will be on for an hour with no wireless problem and sometimes I am running troubleshoot every 5-10 minutes. I have searched for solutions but cannot find anything that works. Any help would be appreciated. I have an Atheros AR5B93 Wireless network Adapter and have checked for updated drivers and it tells me I am running the latest driver.

A:Wireless Connection Suddenly Drops

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Hope these help:

Is your wireless connection dropping?

Internet Connection Drops Repeatedly

Lost Network Connection - Dropped Wi-Fi Network Connections

Why does my network connection drop every so often?

You might also want to contact your ISP to see if they can check your line speed and suchlike in case they are having problems at their end.

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I have the same if not similar problem, my internet works fine when i am using the WWW or downloading stuff, but If I open up a game say FEAR or Company of Heroes it disconnects me from the internet.

I made the firewall make an exception for CoH assuming it would help, but some online games like Counter strike or old HL1 games it stays on all the time.

Anyone able to assist us?

(also on a wirelesss network.)


A:wireless connection drops every few minutes here too

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

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Hello all.

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

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

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

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

A:Wireless Network Connection Drops

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

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

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

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

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

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hey there, i found a couple threads that put me in the right direction, but they still havent fixed my problem. my wireless internet drops every few minutes, and it is really start to bug me.

i have DLink DI 524 router and a NETGEAR WG311T wireless network card.

they have worked together for so long... years, and just recently they have started to have issues with each other.

i have updated both windows and the netgear adapter. but the connection still seems to drop. i have no other wireless networks nearby, and the cordless phones we have, have been around for a long time while this wireless network was working perfectly fine. i did disable the SSID, but that didnt seem to help.

I am truely going into unknown territory with networking, so any help is appreciated!


A:wireless connection drops every few minutes

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I need help, the connection to my wireless network drops every half hour or so for about 20 secs or so consistantly. My router/cable modem is a Linksys WCG200 and the adapter i'm using on my PC is the Microsoft MN-510 USB adapter. The MN-510 is a 802.11b and the router is a 802.11g/b.

My question is, are there any tools that i can use to troubleshoot my problem? This problem doesnt seem to happen on my powerbook. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Wireless connection drops every 30 mins

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Ok so I am useing a desktop computer and have the router downstairs so I am useing a wireless usb to connect to the internet. My router is a Linksys E1000 and the wireless adapter is a Netgear WG111v2. The problem is Every few mins I drop connection for may 5-30 secs and then the internet is fine. During that time it does not say I only have local connection or anything like that it constantly says I have internet connection even when I dont. It is very noticable when i am playing an online game on my computer. I will get a few mins in and then it will drop kicking me out of the game and by the time I get kicked out my Internet is reconnected and I can join again. It is a very annoying problem. I set my channel to 1 as it seems to be the least used when I ran Xfire. What could be the other problems? Also I took my computer downstairs to test it out and hooked it right up to the router and I ran into no problems with my connection so it must have something to do with wireless

A:Wireless connection drops all the time?

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I have recently installed windows 7 and am frustrated with the Wireless connection drop outs . i have run the troubleshooting wizard and it fixed the problem some times. I am attaching the diagnostic log for ur information.

I am using Planex Wireless adapter and a Buffalo Nfinity wireless n-router and connecting to Tenkayala_G access point. I have no issues what so ever with Windows xp and vista.

Any help is highly appreciated.

A:Wireless connection drops intermittently

Help please

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I have a Belkin wireless G router connected to both my destop and laptop. the connection to my destop is local and the connection to my laptop is wireless. My wireless connection drops frequently while my destop does not. Plz help

A:wireless connection drops frequently

Try updating the wireless adapter.

How is the signal to strength?

Are you using encryption on the wireless?

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I just bought a new laptop ( Acer Aspire 5535 Notebook Laptops Specification | Geek With Laptop) and installed XP Pro immediately everything worked flawless. So I decided to upgrade to window 7 build 7232 to check it out. Everything installed great but now I'm having several problems one of which being the wireless disconnects periodically ;loses complete wireless capability. In other words it can not find any of my wireless access points. I know it's not a router issue because all my other pc's are working great. I have two linksys routers one with tomato and one with ddwrt firmware.
It has to be a W7 problem but I can not recreate the error.
Usually happens when I'm watching a movie over the network with a mapped drive however it's also happens when I'm browsing online.
Has there been any registery commands or specific services that are causing problems like this?


A:Wireless connection drops periodically

Quote: Originally Posted by metalmaster

I just bought a new laptop ( Acer Aspire 5535 Notebook Laptops Specification | Geek With Laptop) and installed XP Pro immediately everything worked flawless. So I decided to upgrade to window 7 build 7232 to check it out. Everything installed great but now I'm having several problems one of which being the wireless disconnects periodically ;loses complete wireless capability. In other words it can not find any of my wireless access points. I know it's not a router issue because all my other pc's are working great. I have two linksys routers one with tomato and one with ddwrt firmware.
It has to be a W7 problem but I can not recreate the error.
Usually happens when I'm watching a movie over the network with a mapped drive however it's also happens when I'm browsing online.
Has there been any registery commands or specific services that are causing problems like this?


No reg cause that I know of but IP-6 sometimes does cause intermittant dropout. Might want to give us more info on comp and networking


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I am running a desktop system with XP (SP2) as an OS. I use Avast anti virus, Sunbelt Kerio Firewall and Spybot search and destroy.

I connect to the internet via a belkin router / modem combination. (A Belkin ADSL2 + Modem with Wireless G router). I am hard wired to this.

My house mate also connects to the internet using this router. He connects wirelessly. He finds that he is able to connect for about 20 minutes to (sometimes) an hour and then the connection fails. He currently puts this down to over heating. He tries a reboot - this occasionally works, but not always. Otherwise it is a case of turning the laptop off and leaving it for several hours. Obviously this is not the best solution.

We do not use the network for file sharing / gaming. It is only to provide us both with internet access.

Any thoughts or directions to posts that have a similar theme would be a great help.


A:Wireless Interent Connection Drops

Hello Again,

Sorry - should have looked at the posts more thoroughly myself. I am starting to find out interesting things about 'NAT filtering' - whatever that is.


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

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

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

A:Wireless connection drops/no connectivity

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Hi. I have had my Laptop for about 2 years now. My laptop just recently began constantly droping my internet connection. I get no notifications from my laptop when it ocurrs. The Wireless icon says I am still connected and with no issues. But what ever I am doing states I've lost connection. It seems to continue having no wireless for a few seconds, then instantly does back to normal. I have brought up the task manager and watched the wireless performance and it seems to stop sending and recieving data when this occurs.   My network adaptor is a:Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter I have made sure to turn off the power saving mode on it, and i've trouble shooted it multiple times. The trouble shooter just resets it and states the problem is fixed, even though it still occurs. I have dried deinstalling and reinstalling multiple times, updating it, rerolling it, downloading the latest drivers from HP, etc. Nothing seems to be working.  Any help would be appreciated

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In our apartment we have 4 computers hooked into a netgear router, 1 wired, 3 wireless. The computers that are connected wirelessly seem to consistently lose the connection to the router, sometimes all at the same time, and other times it just seems like one or two of them lose the connection. The connection is reestablished quickly, usually within 30-40 seconds, but it's still an annoyance when surfing, and a huge problem when someone is gaming or transferring data. I was wondering if anyone had an suggestions. Thanks.

A:Wireless router drops the connection

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I recently purchased an iMAC Maverick OS v10.9.4 which I have integrated within my office network. The network is a simple Printer/iMAC/Win 7 Desktop PC and an iTOUCH device
Until recently everything has been fine, but now the MAC fails to connect to the broadband server and so does the Win 7 PC.

The PC came up with a message that there was an IP conflict and Google said set up another one using the Command Line
Now, that is where I don't go without someone holding my hand.

I can restore the connection with either machine by resetting wireless hub, but it will no longer run with both machines on line.

In restating the server I must say it seems rather hot.
Can you help please.

A:Solved: Wireless connection drops out

What is the "broadband server"? What is the "wireless hub"? How are they and the computers interconnected?

Is either (or both) computer using a static IP?

If either computer is using dynamic addressing where is the Dhcp server (a router, the "broadband server", the "wireless hub". ...)?

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I have a Zepto 6615WD with a 3645 Wireless card and a Siemens SE361. It's works alright, but when I download larger files it always drops connection almost immediately.

I've tried several things and none of them worked I've disabled SSID, no encryption at all and no 802.1x authentication, no firewall, I've tried all channels, the router is new so the firmware should be alright, I've updated the wireless card drivers.

I have no wireless phones, the microwave is in another room and there are no walls between the router and the computer. The distance is about 2-3 meters and the signal strenght is excellent. It doesn't seem to drop the connection while just surfing, just when I download large files, then it drops immediately. There's about two other connections availible in my vacinity and I can't think of anything else that disturbs it. It shouldn't be a disturbance since it just happens when downloading big packages.

I run Vista x64 and I previously had another router that worked just fine, but was about 300% slower than wired connection.

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I have a hp laptop with a built in 802.11 b/g broadcom wireless adapter and also a linksys wrt150n wireless router. The problem is thats the xp wireless icon will go from 54mps to 1mps and this is with a very good connection.

A:Wireless connection drops to 1mps

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16-month-old Y50-70 Laptop running Win8.1 has recently started dropping wireless connection after being used for 3 or 4 hours (& getting hot maybe?).  Have tried a new xfinity Gateway modem, a new Rosewill AC750RT Dual Band router, and a TP-Link AV200 Wireless Adapter which have helped a little.  I use a cooling fan in the stand the laptop sits on.  So would it be the fan in the laptop itself dying already (even tho it's only a little over a yr old)?  Or could the internal fan just be dirty & is it possible to clean it?  Thanks for any advice.

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Yes, I know you are probably sick of n00b's like me posting this question ( ) but I have to before I go completely insane

Here's the problem:

I & a house mate have upgraded to 10mb broadband (paid between us) and have decided to opt for a wireless connection (as a cheap option) to connect both PC's to the same connection.
Foolishly (possibly) we have opted for a cheap Belkin router and network adapters.

Now the PC that is connected directly to the router (a 3ghz, Win XP pro PC) connects just fine. My PC is on another floor of the house (Win XP home, 2.8ghz) Now I am at all times getting an Excellent net connection (5 bars of strength) - yet have limited net connectivity.
The connection keeps dropping at certain points - there is a pattern. EG.
It will only kick me when receiving a file over MSN, downloading a file from a remote location (such as a software update from a website) or even when loading certain graphic on web boards (usually emoticons) - and other similar things.

Now I have tried just about everything suggested to me (turning off fire walls ect) in fact I switched off every damn fire wall from my own Zone alarm to the windows one on both PC's and the built in router fire wall - still the same prob (I have since turned the firewalls back on) A call to the belkin tech support line had me waiting in a queue for 30 mins, only to spend 5 mins banging my head against a wall with a guy from god knows where (they have a thing for foreign ... Read more

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