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Frequently drops of wireless connection and no internet acces

Q: Frequently drops of wireless connection and no internet acces

Its really becoming annoying...especially when playing online mmo's...sometimes the wireless connection just goes "no internet access", sometimes the internet speed just drops to near nothing (like waiting 30 seconds to load google).i tried to update the driver, that didnt worked...the router isnt the problem since my xp laptop is working fine.i dont know really much about this kind of stuff..so the only solution i have is to reset my router or my wireless adapter and it works..for a certain amount of time.could someone tell me the cause of this problem...or possibly find a solution? any help is very much appreciated, thank you in advance.

Preferred Solution: Frequently drops of wireless connection and no internet acces

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

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

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

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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 am trying to track down a problem I am having with one laptop. Other wireless devices on the network are not showing the same problem. Connecting to the router by ethernet resolves the problem.

Over a 120 second period, the wireless connection drops and reconnects several times. Each time it drops it almost immediately picks up and re-connects. The "down time" is usually between 5 and 20 seconds.

I have updated the driver for the wireless card (it was out of date) but this did not resolve.

Reading posts here - I see you typically need to see a WiFi inspector screen shot - which I have attached. You can see a couple of "drops" on the graph.

Not sure what to do next. Your help is very much appreciated.


A:Solved: Wireless connection drops and picks up frequently

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Hello everyone!It's been 4 months since I'm suffering from this issue. My internet connection drops every 15 minutes and takes about 2-3 minutes to reconnect. In the meantime the wifi  connection is still working and strong (5 bars).I've tried all methods to solve this issue, dns  flush, dos, ip  address, driver update... I even connect my laptop to a usb wireless dongle to figure out if it is a hardware issue, but same result. I tried to connect to another wifi network but also the problem remains. Strangely when I connect my computer to my phone internet data via wifi it works perfectly.My phone, iPad are connected to my home's wifi  without any problem.Any idea? Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Internet connection drops frequently

I'd recommend checking the channel setting and wifi encryption on the router, try setting the channel to a static channel (6 and 11 are normally safe bets) and ensure that the key encryption is set to WPA2-PSK, not auto or both WPA and WPA2, if you are unsure how to adjust these settings then contact your ISP

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So we've been having an internet issue for months. Sometimes, it doesn't happen for days, sometimes it happens many times in a day. The connection just cuts out. Briefly...say for 15 seconds. We play league, and it sucks. The router looks like it restarts. We've had 3 routers and the same thing happens on all three. We had the internet guy change out the drop line, we even had a guy come out to change out the coaxile line through the house. Hasn't helped.

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My connection goes to Off Line very frequently and I have to cancel it to get back online. Any thoughts as to what may be going on?

A:My internet connection drops frequently

Welcome to 7 Forums and sorry to hear about your disconnect problem.
Who is your ISP provider and is this a recent issue with your connection?
I would check you cables to the internet as a starting point.
Post back and let us know.

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Hi, as stated in the title I'm having awful trouble maintaining a stable internet connection.

It freezes regularly, the windows network diagnostic (which only runs when *not* frozen, otherwise just sits on a looping progress bar when network issue occurs) says "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings".

I switched from Chrome to Firefox, thinking that might be the problem but the issue persists. I don't believe I'm doing anything particularly network-intensive so I'm at a loss. I don't *think* it's the router as other wireless devices work fine.

I'm connected through LAN via tplink homeplugs to an EE Brightbox 2 router, using a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, if any of that helps.

I'd read that it may be something to do with router MTU settings or automatically assigning a DNS to the PC, but I'm unsure how to change these settings. I'll paste any relevant settings if anyone can advise me what commands to run! *Edit* Also running AVG antivirus 2015, which I understand can cause problems.

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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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Ive got an Asus K55VD, with an Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter and a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (not sure if the last one is of any importance).
The problem is that I keep losing my acces to the internet, although the connection with the router seems to be fine. A Yellow Exclamation point will show up, and under the SSID it will say Limited Acces. It is very annoying as it happens almost every five minutes. I've tried alot of things to fix this, such as unticking the Power Saving option and disableing the connection IPv6.

I hope to get some suggestions which would hopefully lead to a sollution.

Any help would be much appreciated,


A:Limited Acces, Connection is good, but no Internet acces.

Following this thread will help give us some more information as to what the possible cause is - Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

Does it happen to any other devices on the network? Do the lights on the router change more importantly does the internet light on the router change at all?

Many Thanks,

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Sorry i am new to this so i hope i am doing this post correctly. One of my 3 computers is having frequent drops (every few minutes) of connection to the internet even though it is still wirelessly connected to the routerand the connection is very good. No other computer has this problem. I have changed from a PCI wireless card to a USB adapter but still the same problem. If i bring the laptop to the computer the laptop does not have the problem so that seems to rule out interference.
I have used both the adapter software and XP to connect.
How can i remedy this. The computer is using XP SP3.

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Dell Studio 1535 LaptopVista Operating SystemNorton 360 Antivirus and FirewallI have a home LAN with a Netgear router. In addition to the laptop mentioned above, I have a desktop which is hard wired to router plus wireless MacBook and iPad. Everything works properly except this laptop. After use, I close the lid which puts the laptop into sleep mode. Frequently, when I reopen the laptop I am unable to connect to the internet even though the network shows it is connected. This problem also happens while I am using the laptop and I try to go to another website. I have found that the only way to resolve this is to restart the laptop. If I run the diagnostics that appears when unable to connect the following appears:Windows Network DiagnosticsWindows confirmed that "Primary DNS Server" is currently online, but is not responding to connection attempts at this time.This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between the two computers and is blocking "domain". Windows has confirmed that Windows Firewall on this computer is correctly configured to allow this connection. However, a remote firewall might be blocking your connection.-The following policy might need to be adjusted to allow Windows to connect:Polciy Provider: Symantec IPS ProviderFilter Name: Symantec Outbound Connect V4 CalloutIf the policy provider identified is Windows Firewall, click for information about adjusting Windows Firewall settings. If a different policy provider has... Read more

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Randomly my internet will lose connection, saying "the default gateway is not available." It tells me to check the physical connection which isn't the problem, because I've checked it multiple times and found it to be fine. I can reconnect to the internet if I disable the network adapter and reenable it. Additionally, if I run the Windows troubleshooter, that will fix it as well.

I'm running Windows 7 with ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 for my motherboard.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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At the rate of about once every one to two minutes, the computer drops LAN connection and then reestablishes it. Process repeats continually. Process seems regular, though I did not time it.Tried: Different modems, bypassing the router, different cables, AdAware scan, AVG scan.I'm stumped and would really appreciate assistance here and any illumination you could provide.Many Thanks! JacobFollowing is a Hijackthis log file made while the event was occurring. It happens continually. =============================================Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 10:27:25 PM, on 6/13/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba Controls\CpRmtKey.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exeC:... Read more

A:Computer Frequently Drops Lan Connection

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I have a desktop running Windows 7 on an ASUS motherboard and I have to use a USB wireless adapter for internet; the adapter is a Cisco Linksys model AE2500. I can connect to a network fine but approximately every 20 minutes I lose internet access without being dropped from the network completely. To fix it I have to right click the network icon in the taskbar and choose 'Troubleshoot problems.' This fixes it pretty much every time saying that what was fixed was the 'The default gateway was not available'. I play online games so having a connection that keeps dropping out is going to be really inconvenient.
This has happened with this computer in 2 different houses; with 2 different modem routers; and using 2 different wireless adapters so I'm thinking this has to be something with the actual computer. In my first house I was able to use a wired connection to overrun this problem and it worked fine, but that is not an option at my new location. I saw forum posts about changing the power settings to prevent USB connections from being dropped to save power and I disabled these options but I am still experimenting this problem. The modem/router I am currently using is a Cisco Linksys E1500.
If anyone has additional recommendations for things to change that would be great; if there is additional information needed about my computer/adapter/modem let me know.
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A:Wireless Internet Connection for Desktop Drops every 20 minutes

Have you tried using a Ethernet cable to determine if this is the router or wifi connection?
Have you tried reinstalling the wifi adapter drivers?

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

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated.....

here is ipconfig

C:\Users\Steve>ipconfig /all

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Hi, I'm having this problem with my windows 7 OS Lenovo Ideapad Y450 laptop.
when i try to connect to the internet at home, it connects and before i could go into the internet browser, it drops again. this continues to happen for many times until i couldnt do anything with it.
what's the irony is that i have other laptops (vista OS) at home running with no problems , and when i am in school, my Lenovo laptop connects perfectly. no signs of dropping of connection at all.

A:Windows 7 connection drops frequently for no reason

get this free program called inSSIDer and run it on the laptop. Walk around your place and see where the drop it starts and ends. Then you need to buy a Repeater and place that in the dead drop zone. The repeater is 100% wireless no need for hard-wire cable from the router to it.

In the meantime make sure your router is reset and also have the latest firmware for it.

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Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.991.205 [GMT -7:00]

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A:Computer Very Slow and Wireless Drops Off Frequently

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9400 @ 2.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3535 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1024 Mb
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Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D201R, , .JC3W9K1.CN129619614467.
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have 2 Dell laptops at home connected to wireless router. One laptop has NO problems whatsoever with wireless connections. The other--Dell Latitude e4300--drops the wireless signal way too many times. I have to repair the connection--sometimes that helps, other times it doesn't, sometimes I have to reboot but still may not get the connection.

Some supplemental information--Several months ago, I changed internet service from Dish Network/Wild Blue to Frontier which bundled Internet, Phone, and TV services together. With Dish, I had a Linksys router. Now I have the router that Frontier came and installed. Ever since, this Dell laptop drops wireless constantly. My other laptop has no problems. I also take this laptop to work and use it wirelessly with NO problems. I've taken it on trips and used wireless with NO problems.

Can anyone help?

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Hi All,

I've got an older Acer Timeline 4810t running Windows 7. We recently switched from Cox Cable internet to AT&T U-Verse, and I've started noticing that my internet connection will randomly go out when I am connected. This occurs whether I am on a wired or wireless connection. Specifically, I will be browsing the web and, randomly, when I try to pull up a website, I get an error indicating that I cannot connect to that website because I am not connected to the internet. When I check the status of my connection in the bottom right corner, it will show that I am connected to the internet. If I disconnect the ethernet cable (or disconnect and reconnect to the wifi network), the internet service is restored, although it continues to randomly lose connection.

I initially thought that it was a U-Verse issue, so AT&T came out and replaced the router. Unfortunately, I still got the random drops. I then thought it was a Windows issue, so I reformatted by hard drive and reinstalled Windows - still having that issue.

My wife has an older Macbook and does not have this problem. We also do not have this problem with any of the tablets or phones that connect to the network wirelessly.

I am beyond frustrated and do not know what to do. I also don't know if this is a sign that my laptop is at the end of its life, which would be unfortunate since I've only owned the laptop for about 3 years (my last laptop, a Dell, is on year 7 and still churning).

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A:Internet Access Randomly Drops on Wired & Wireless Connection

Forgot to mention that I've got an Intel 5100 wifi card and an Atheros ethernet controller.

After further research, it may appear that the wifi disonnection issue is a known issue regarding this wifi card (Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN problem - disconnecting). Just weird because I only recently had this problem pop up; this also does not explain why my wired connection randomly drops.

I'll play around with the router, driver and the settings some more tonight to see if I can figure out what's wrong.

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I have an A530 that I recently updated to windows 10 from 8.1.  At first it was working fine but then it started to lose wifi signal frequently.  Every time i reboot, it works for a few mins but then loses signal again.  I ended up connecting the computer with an ethernet cable and downloaded the latest realtek ethernet lan driver (vers. 10.001.0505.2015)but i'm still having the same issues.  I didn't see any current driver updates that would effect the WiFi but i gave this driver update a shot anyway.  I know the router is ok because other devices i have on the network do not have any issues.  Any help would be appreciated.  

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Normally around 5pm each day my browser, instant messenger, and online game will lose connection for a few minutes at random intervals throughout the evening. I've tried calling my ISP and the Netgear tech support (the maker of my router) and after a gruelling bout of them telling me step by step to assign a static ip address, change some settings and etc. they both told me there was nothing more they could do for me.

My indicators in the system tray will show full signal, and my router shows up in the available wireless connections list, yet I cannot connect to anything. This is what I have when the connection is working:

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Vicki>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BARON
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link WDA-1320 Desktop Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-E9-3C-0E-5C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Wireless indicator shows connection, but my internet access drops intermitent

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I've had this problem for the last 3-4 months or so, I'm running Windows XP with a LInksys WRT-54G router. Whenever I am downloading a file, there is like an 80% chance my internet connection will drop within 10 minutes. The only way I can avoid this is downloading a file that takes less than 10 minutes to download, or occasionally I'll get lucky and it won't disconnect. Sometimes I won't even be downloading anything, just streaming a youtube video or something and then it mystery drops - very frustrating. The only resolution I can use is to reboot and then the internet is back up.

I spoke with my internet company about it, and they had said my internet connection hadn't dropped in 6 days according to them, so it was probably something on my end. I tried unplugging the router and then downloading some large files to see if the connection would drop. Sure enough it did.

So I'm pretty sure the router isn't the problem, the cable company (according to their employee) is not responsible either so any ideas what could be happening?

A:Internet frequently drops

Well, the first thing I'd try is a different computer downloading straight from the modem. If it still drops, it's the modem, interior wiring, or the ISP.

You need to narrow this down and make sure it's not your computer before beating on the ISP some more.
Let's run a test from your computer.
Register at DSLReports and run their Line Quality Tests. It's best to run this test with a direct wired connection to eliminate any wireless issues from the results. It's useful many times to run this test several times, and we'd like to see each of the results. Post the results link from the top of the test display page for each test run here.

The link to post is near the top of the page and looks like:

If you wish to post this result to a forum, please copy/paste this URL
http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/nil/2357195 <- sample only, yours will obviously be different!
and your IP will be disguised.

Copy/paste that link here.

Note: You will have to enable PING (ICMP) request response either in your router (if you have one), or in your computer's firewall for direct modem connections. This is very important to get the most important part of the test to run.

Here's also the Line Quality Tests FAQ to help you understand the results. This will answer some questions about the line quality display.

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I've seen this around a lot nowadays, many people are having the same problem as me..

I keep dropping internet connection. Sometimes I have to reset my modem and sometimes internet stops for a few seconds and comes back on, almost slows down. I've called comcast earlier today but as always, they never fix the problems. The operator reset the router from there and it looked like things changed but I still drop connection

Anyways here are specs of my modem:
Software Version: SB5120-
Hardware Version: 1
MIB Version: II
GUI Version: 1.0
VxWorks Version: 5.4

my signal at the momment:
Frequency 609000000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 37 dB
Network Access Control Object ON
Power Level 10 dBmV (was 13 before comcast reset my router, moves from 9-10)

Channel ID 2
Frequency 36500000 Hz
Ranging Service ID 228
Symbol Rate 5.120 Msym/s
Power Level 54 dBmV (moves from 43-54)

My logs are a bit different now, I think because comcast did something from their place something changed but connection still drops(but havnt gotten a 3-critical notice since then)

2012-11-18 19:21:21 7-Information DS multicast is not mapped to SAID
2012-11-18 19:21:21 7-Information B605.10 Map Reject - Downstream Traffic Flow Not Mapped to BPI+ SAID
2012-11-18 19:21:21 7-Information B601.0 SA Map State Machine Started
2012-11-18 19:20:37 7-Information SNMP: Working in SNMP V1/2c Only NmAccess mode
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A:Internet drops way too frequently!!

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Immediately after a power outage, my internet connection predictably drops after a set period of time or usage. It is either after about 30 min or 5-15 mins of watching Netflix. I have a modem hooked up to a wireless router and use the network on my iPhone, laptop and Roku. Since the problem, I have dropped to just having my laptop connected but this has not helped. The wireless network will disappear after the 5 - 20 mins, the light on the modem and router will show no internet (all other lights are normal). Internet connection will be reestablished if I either unplug both the modem and the router (not just one or the other) OR if I unplug the ethernet line from the modem to the router and plug it directly into my laptop (the internet light on the modem will go from "off" to "on"). Despite internet connection working from transferring from the router to the laptop if I connect it back to the router, the internet lights goes off again (resolves upon unplugging and plugging modem and router back in). The internet has not yet dropped when it is physically plugged into my laptop.

I have tried the following:
-Powercycling (temp fix until it crashes again)
-Plugging into a different outlet (I cannot connect it to a different phone line, only have 1 with DSL. Also, I do not have phone service or cable, just internet via DSL)
-Resetting modem
-Resetting 2 different routers
-Calling ISP, their test of the modem was inconclusive

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A:Modem and wireless router predictably drops internet connection after power outage

The outlets I have it plugged into has some type of electrical issue, two electrical devices have shorted out in the room they are in.Click to expand...

After you write that I cannot understand how you can then say

I do not think this issue is electricalClick to expand...

I was thinking electrical just from the thread title. Reinforced by your first five words: "Immediately after a power outage."

Whether the Westell and/or Linksys is damaged or if the whole cause is the "funny" electrical system I cannot tell. I think you should have a qualified electrician check out the system.

Internet Connection Type: Automatic Config - DHCP (I tried PPPoE and it never got a valid IP address from my ISP)Click to expand...

You tried PPPoE where? Unless you have the Westell bridged the PPPoE is specified in the WAN section of its router portion.

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

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

Hello, I realize you are new here. I moved your post from HJT forum to here Am I InfectedCan you run this and post the log please.run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives sele... Read more

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I am running Win 8.0 with the StartIsBack overlay and a wireless Motorola SBG6580 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. I am 12 feet from the gateway and usually have 4 bars in signal strength but as I use the internet I drop to 3 bars and my web pages don't update. Within 1 minute after that I get No Internet Access on my wireless. I disconnect and reconnect and everything is good again for about 3 to 5 minutes then it happens again. If I reboot the gateway all seems good for a longer time. My wife runs Win 7.0 and does not have any problems. I am running a secure WEP wireless. My next door neighbor has an unsecured Motorola SB6800 gateway that I can connect to and am not dropped ever. If I connect an Ethernet cable to the gateway it works great. I am betting this must be a config problem in my laptop (Dell inspiron X14) - anybody have any solution to this?

A:Win 8 /Motorola gateway drops internet access frequently

The SB6580 is notorious for wifi drops. You are better off getting a SB6141, a wired router like the TP-Link TL-R600VPN, and an Access Point. I use the Engenius ECB-350 with no issues.

When your provider loads their firmware on the SB6580. There is something in there that causes wifi to become very poor in stability.

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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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Microsoft couldn't get me the latest drivers for my wireless network card so even if the drivers turned up as up to date in device manager that wasn't the case. That resulted in no wpa support so when I removed the security or connected via ethernet it worked. If you have this problem test to turn of the security of your network for a while and try to connect.

Why it made it hard for me to download the latest drivers from the manufutcers website which I should have done before reinstalling the OS and so was that I couldn't find the name of the manufucturer. That I solved with some help by in Device manager right click on the 802.11n Wireless LAN Card >> click properties >> details tab >> in the scrollbar choose manufucturer.


I have tried everything. Just everything. What am I doing wrong!?

Yesterday I got a laptop from a friend that isn't that handy with computers. The first thing i did was to buy a windows 7 ultimate 32bit copy for her, formated and replaced her vista. Its a pretty old laptop (Zepto A15 with 2gb memory, 2 gHz intel pentium) so I expected some problem. Among others to find right drivers for the Nvidia 9600M GT card. But now im completly stuck.

The attached picture explains my problem pretty well. This i have already tried:

1. Reinstalled the network devices (both ethernet and wireless). This is pretty strange I think though. The etheret device is named Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C... Read more

A:Internet acces through ethernet but not wireless

you may have two options. if you have the intel chip, you can find it here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...i+Link+4965AGN

according to this review: Review Zepto Mythos A15 Notebook - Notebookcheck.net Reviews zepto also makes their own wireless adapter, so you can try installing the vista driver. try it by standard method, and if it doesnt work, try it in compatibility mode.

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The wireless connection disconnects frequently. The disconnection occurs every 5 to 10 minutes. The wireless icon may display an "x" or yellow exclamation mark over it. TRIED EVERYTHING

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So just recently I noticed that my internet connection has been dropping frequently, somewhere in between 2-4 times every 2 hours. It'll either say im connected to the router, but the router will give me a message saying that it could not connect with the internet provider, or windows will tell me im not connected all together. To solve this problem all I do is unplug then replug my adapter back in and it works fine.

I thought this was all just my adapter [I'm now running off a fresh HD and it started about a week after I switched over], so I reinstalled the drivers and no luck. Then my sister tells me her laptop also gets the message from the router, then my mom tells me it happens to her sometimes to. My dad who uses a hardwire connection never notices problems, and last night I hooked up my computer and left it down there for the day, and no drops.

I went into the settings in the router to see if it was letting us do enough wireless connections for everyone in our house, and it was correct. I don't remember touching any settings in the router and no one else in the family knows the password so them changing something is unlikely.

So, is this something we should contact SBC for [I think the warranty is over though], or buy a new router.
And if the second option, whats a good recommendation


A:Wireless Connection Dropping Frequently

For wireless reliability, the first action is to update the firmware in the router
AND every PC wireless adaptor which you wish to connect to that router.

Second action is to ensure ALL pcs are using only B or G mode, but not a mixture
of both -- this just causes problems

Third action is to know how many other wireless systems are in range of
your PCs and to note which channels each are using. Also note if they are
B,G, or B/G if at all possible.

Now select a channel that no one else is using.

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My computer is frequently disconnecting from my wifi network.  I run the HP network Check helper and  get the message...Resetting the Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.  The check helper has always been able to reconnect, but the problem is happening more frequently(sometimes every 2-3 minutes)  Could something be wrong with my Wi-Fi Adapter? We have many things connected to this router and my computer is the only one having troubles with the connection. I'd love to hear ideas.  

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

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My wireless internet connection periodically drops using XP.

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

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

Your help would be much appreciated.



A:Wireless Connection Drops XP

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

Also what are the specs and how is it running?

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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.

A:Wireless connection drops

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

Help would be appreciated. Ivon

A:XP drops wireless connection

What wireless adapter do you have in the desktop?

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

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

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I 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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So i currently have a MSI GT80 Titan running killer wireless 1525 network adapter and am constantly seeing network drops to the point where i get an exclamation mark over my wireless icon and no activity. Connection shows connected but no speed, only until i manually disconnect and reconnect. This has been happening since earlier this week after having the laptop off for a couple days and i'm sure some updates came in from Microsoft.

Steps I've taken already to resolve this:

1. Uninstalled killer wireless software suite and installed stand alone killer driver
2. Refreshed the PC with clean windows 10 install
3. All drivers are up to date including BIOS
4. Ran ccleaner along with registry side of it
5. Memtest shows no errors
6. Hard drives show no errors
7. Connected to LAN and no drops all day

I'm not sure what else to check as this is a fairly new laptop bought back in march and doing some searching on google showed some posts about people with the same issues (different laptops/hardware) thinking it was related to Windows 10.

This has me thinking a recent update is causing it..

any other things i can try please?

A:Wireless connection randomly drops

Guess this is a known issue, please delete this post moderators.

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We have three computers using a home wireless network, and all work relatively well. I just added a fourth - a Dell 5100C with an upgraded VGA card connected to a TV. This machine had gotten a lot of use but was on a shelf for a while. Now, however, it locates the home network only manually and maintains a connection or a matter of seconds. Any ideas what might be going on?

A:Wireless connection drops after a few seconds

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I recently bought a new HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC and have been experiencing problems when connecting to my personal wireless network. It seems that whenever I'm downloading anything or using the connection extensively I'll lose internet connection and the wireless icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen will show an orange star to indicate that connections are available. However if I go to available networks I can immediately reconnect to the network I was on.

I have other notebooks that run on XP that do not have this issue and use the connection without a problem. Also when I connect my notebook directly to my belkin router via Ethernet cable the connection has issues.

I'm running my computer on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and my Wireless adapter is an Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n Wifi adapter which appears to have up to date drivers.

Hopefully someone can help. Thanks!

A:Wireless connection drops out with Windows 7

I'm using an Acer Aspire one netbook, with a wireless connection. I get the same issue, having to manually reconnect the connection. I typically have 4 out of 5 bars, and have tried to refresh while watching my connection monitors. No matter what, it seems I have to close down IE and restart it. I have yet to get the same issue with my other web browsers, but I do not use them too often. I'm assuming it's related to microsofts wireless connection systems, either in the browser or the O.S. I will try to scour throught the forum for more related threads and post you the links. Somehow I will get this thing figured out. Does this happen to you while your in your browser only? If so, what browser are you using?

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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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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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