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Q: intermittent loss of wireless connection running vista

Hey all,
Newbie to this site, I have had a quick look around, but can see the same problems as I am having(alhough I am bound to be proven wrong... which I dont mind at all).

I have a HP laptop, 2.5 years old. I am on Virgin broadband on a wireless netgear router(supplied by virgin).
I am using WPA Personal encryption.
When I fire up the laptop, it takes a while, but everything fires up ok.
I can connet to the internet wirelessly no problems at all.

Then, when it decides to slip me a length, I get a problem connecting, and I get the blank page ashing me to diagnose connection problems,
I get a balloon pop up saying that I only now have limited connection to the internet. It comes up with useless information thats does not help solve things.
The only way to get commection back is to reboot the pc, and then it works fine for a bit again. The timing varies, but it is very frustrating.
I have ran windows update etc, installed latest router drivers.
I run F-Secure, and also SPYBOT S&D to keep my system clean.
Neither program find anything mallicious or anything like that

I think the problem is pc related as when I get this problem, I can stll connect to the router no problem via my mobile wirelessly, with no issues

When this does happen, when I try clicking the 2 little pcs in the taskbar, I get nothing up, or it runs very very very very slow.

Any Ideas Guys and Gals?

Is it likely a software issue and am I going to have to wipe everything out and start again, or is it likely the wireless thingy in my laptop, and I am doomed regardless.

One last thing, when I do get this problem, If I hardwire via ethernet to the same network, I then get connection.

Over to any help appreciated,

Preferred Solution: intermittent loss of wireless connection running vista

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

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

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

A: intermittent loss of wireless connection running vista

First things I might try are:
Download and install any more current router firmware from the netgear site.
Change the wireless channel being used.1/6/11 in US,if you are here.

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i have a toshiba equium A100-02L Laptop running windows vista home premium and am using a Netgear wireless router supplied by Sky Broadband.

i am currently having intermittent internet connection i.e the internet can connect for anything between 1 min to 2 hours with no problems but more often than not it will disconnect giving me only "local only" connection.

i am also running a xbox 360 on the same router using a ethernet cable connection which again is intermittent. When i test the connection via the xbox it states that there may be a problem with the DNS settings.

Can anyone help its driving me mad!!!!!!!! also i am using the wireless card built into the laptop.


A:Intermittent Wireless Connection Windows Vista

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Good evening.
I am hoping someone can advise me on my intermittent network issue.

I have read of a few users with similar issues but I don't know how to resolve mine.
I use Vista Ultimate on a Intel Core 2 pc with 3GB of RAM. I do mostly accounts stuff and general admin with limited use of simple web tools like wordpress etc. I am on the Orange network in the UK.
My pc has been running perfectly for at least 3 years without any significant issues. And I cannot recall loading /installing anything recently that would cause the issue with my wireless access.

I am able to connect to the internet for very short periods before the connection slows to a crawl. My task bar usually shows that the connection is still present as does the Network and Sharing Center but it intermittently disconnects then reconnects.
When I click "diagnose and repair", I sometimes get the following or similar error messages;
"Windows has confirmed that this computer is currently experiencing a network connectivity problem"
Other users on the home network are a laptop running windows 7 and a netbook running linux and occasionally android or iphones. In general these machines are rarely affected though my next error message can be a show stopper which requires a router reset.

Right now I have this error message "Windows cannot find any networks". (I copy and paste this message, then reboot, open my browser and hopefully can post!)

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A:Solved: Intermittent Wireless connection problem with Vista

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Hi everyone. This is my first ever post so please bear with me! I'm pretty good with XP PCs but am new to networking (and Windows Vista!).

I have a PC running XP which connects to the internet perfectly everytime. Its hard-wired (Ethernet) to a D-Link DSL-2740B ADSL2+ modem router (Wireless-N).

I also have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (L300-1AP) running Vista. I have disabled the integrated wireless card and installed a D-Link Wireless-N Rangebooster USB adapter (EWA-140EU).

At first everything worked like a dream (the laptop is only three weeks old) but after two weeks, I started to lose connection. Webpages would just not load. Another symptom is that the laptop simply can't find the connection when it searches although it can detect other wireless networks in my street...its like the router just stops transmitting to the laptop. I have the laptop right next to the router so its not a range issue.

I called D-Link tech support (spoke to a guy clled "Frank" in India!)...he was very patient and really helpful. He got me to reset the router and redo my settings and everything was fine for a couple of days.

The problem was back within a day so I repeated what D-Link told me to do. It worked fine again for another couple of days. Yesterday I had a repeat of the connection failure.

This is getting really frustrating and surely can't be normal. I've not had wireless before so I don't know what to expect in terms of reliability.

Please can an... Read more

A:Solved: Vista Laptop - Intermittent D-Link Wireless Connection

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I have windows, xp, media center 2002, hp pavilion computer, verizon dsl
for no reason that I can find, my internet connection suddenly is lost. Verizon has checked the system many times, including remotely controlling my computer, and can find no flaw in the connection. do you think the modem is at fault? any thoughts?

A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

list more info do you pick up an ip or does it say limited or no connectivity

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I have a broadband connection that has been dropping frequently, most often during peak hours. This has only really started recently that I can tell, since I notice it clearly while playing online game this past week. Prior to this, I wasn't gaming for a few weeks, but before that, there was never a stability issue with the connection.

System Specs:

Operating System: Windows Vistaô Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/12/08 Ver: 08.00.14
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 3326MB RAM
Page File: 1027MB used, 5860MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

2Wire Gateway (model: 2701HG-G) connected directly.

I did a series of tracerts to my ISP and noticed frequent timeouts on hops after the ISPs own servers. Sometimes the tracert would complete after just a single unresolved hop, and other times, it would continue to timeout at the 30 hop max. This was happening even when my connection was working.

I'm not sure what that may mean, but I don't trust my ISPs support to understand it. They've been less than helpful so far.

I notice no latency or slow service, just a complete interruption for periods between 5 seconds and a few minutes. I only detect a problem when my game becomes unresponsive. At this point,... Read more

A:Tracking down cause for intermittent connection loss

Do you notice any particular periods of the day where the issue occurs more often? This sure sounds like ISP issues or perhaps interior wiring and/or filter installation issues.

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.

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So here's an interesting one.

We have five web-enabled devices on our home network. We are running with a D-Link wireless DIR-651 with the 1.10 firmware update (so it claims anyway). The wireless is set up and playing nicely for a while. At random points, however, various devices will lose their connection.

The connected devices are:

Vista Home Edition PC A - Ethernet
Vista Home Edition PC B - Ethernet
MacBook Pro - Wireless
PlayStation 3 - Ethernet
iPhone 4 - Wireless

Vista Home Edition A has never lost internet connection. It is consistently online, which allows me to know that it's not the ISP failing.

However, various of the other devices (even the hardlined ones) keep having intermittent issues. I cannot even access the router through it's local IP address through these devices when they're having hiccups. There is no discernable relation between the devices and they do not usually turn off at the same time (i.e. I'm posting this on the MacBook Pro because I got super angry with Vista PC B when it lost its connection...again...)

At first I thought it might be the router (seems obvious). Most people are saying that the router has problems on NewEgg, but firmware update 1.10 helps. The router seems to feel it's already running that firmware. Upon swapping to a non-wireless router, Vista PC B STILL is not getting an internet connection. Which leads me to believe it's the PC. But why are the other devices having similar problems?

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A:Intermittent Loss of Network Connection

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I keep getting cut off the internet. I will run the internet troubleshooter and it will be back online again and then it stops again.
Help! My provider says it's my laptop and can't help me. I have a modem from Astound and a Netgear router. Thank you!! Deana

Here's the report:

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-81-12-9A-01-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 2C-41-38-0F-BD-6D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-81-12-9A-01-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

Make sure you have the latest wireless drive from the PC manufacturer's web site.

Does this problem also occur with an ethernet connection?

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Hello, I?m seeing a bizarre effect with the wifi on my ProBook 450 G3 running on Win 10. The notebook intermittently loses the wifi connection and is then not able to reconnect anymore. When the connection gets lost and I try to reconnect I?m getting the message ?some settings have changed since the last connection. Please enter your wifi passcode?. When I enter the passcode it then returns a message ?Connection not possible?. I then have to hook up the notebook via ethernet cable to the router and while it is connected via cable I can re-establish the wifi connection (obviously without re-entering the passcode as it has never changed?).Sometimes the connection gets lost every 15-30 min and sometimes it is running stable for hours. The wifi driver is up to date. Other devices connected to that router do not show this effect. I wasn?t able to test the ProBook on a different wifi network so far. Any thoughts? I have another issue with that ProBook. I do not think this is related to this problem, however, you never know?:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Intermittent-100-disk-active-time-with-0kB-s-read-wr... Thanks,Martin

A:Intermittent loss of wifi connection

you do not mention which version of drivers you are using, nor the BIOS. I would encourage you to install and run SDM (Softpaq Download Manager - www.hp.com/go/sdm) to see what it says about drivers available to be updated and/or BIOS. SDM can then install them for you. BIOS must be installed by itself. It is always possible that a Wifi driver might have issues with new hardware but initial troubleshooting needs to be done When running SDM, only install drivers and/or BIOS. Any other software should be updated ONLY if you are using any of it

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I have been signed up to TalkTalk broadband for several years. I use a Linksys WAG325N gateway (modem plus router) which I bought five or six years ago. The three computers in the house (all Windows 7) are connected via Devolo DLAN AV 200 Homeplugs. Wireless is disabled at the router. Other than doing that I don't think I've touched the software in the router since I moved to TalkTalk (from Tiscali).

All was well until a few months ago when the internet connection started to cut out intermittently, and could only be restored by switching the router off and on. It happens perhaps three times a day. It is independent of whichever computers happen to be switched on at the time. I've spoken to neighbours on the same exchange who are also with TalkTalk and they don't have this problem.

It happened again last night but one user noticed something interesting. He was playing an interactive game involving talking to other players and though the connection was lost with respect to the game (other computers in the house simultaneously lost connection, as always), he could still talk to the other participants via his headset.

Can anyone diagnose this or suggest any tests I could do? Is it time to retire this elderly router?

The external and internal phone wiring is pretty old looking and may be around the age of the house (built 1952).

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You might want to do firmware update on your Linksys device. See if your issue resolved after the update, if not backup your router setting and do a hard reset then reconfigure your router.

5 to 6 yr old router might be an issue, with the newer routers you'll get the latest technology and better security.

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I have a problem where I lose connection to the internet for usually only about 10-30 seconds and then it reconnects. This happens about every 5 minutes and sometimes even more frequently. Roadrunner has been out twice and replaced all the cables and the modem which did not work. I have the problem when going through both the router and a direct connect from the modem. The lights on the modem stay on throughout the losses. I am running under Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS i7 920 with a Realtek PCIe GBE network adapter. This is driving me crazy so any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Intermittent loss of internet connection

Quote: Originally Posted by mzoellner

I have a problem where I lose connection to the internet for usually only about 10-30 seconds and then it reconnects. This happens about every 5 minutes and sometimes even more frequently. Roadrunner has been out twice and replaced all the cables and the modem which did not work. I have the problem when going through both the router and a direct connect from the modem. The lights on the modem stay on throughout the losses. I am running under Windows 7 Home Premium on an ASUS i7 920 with a Realtek PCIe GBE network adapter. This is driving me crazy so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Are you by chance running "homegroup" for networking. It has on some systems a connectivity issue. It uses IPv6 which on some hardware (especially older hware) does have connectivity and latency problems You can test that by making a new new nettork connection using "workgroup" instead. If it works you then can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup.

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Hey, I hope I am posting this in the right place.

For the past few months, I have been suffering from the most irritating of any computer issues I've experienced. For some reason, every couple of minutes, I will drop access to wireless and wired internet. This began in April, about a week after a fresh install on a PC (it is a very powerful computer, as well). I have multiple other computers/devices connected to the same router by both wifi and ethernet, but only this PC has any issues.

The first time this occurred, in April, it happened for a week straight. I "cured" it after about 48 hours of troubleshooting by removing a D-Link driver, which was my Wifi driver. I operated on LAN alone from that point (Realtek GBE Family PCIe Controller x2). I assumed the D-Link and Realtek drivers were conflicting with eachother, for whatever reason. It has been flawless, up to about one month ago.

In May, the same issue began again out of the blue (as soon as I turned my computer on after a weekend away). I lost access to the internet every few moments (at this point, it was wired only). I solved it after a few hours by doing a system restore to about ~3 days prior, when Windows did an update. I assumed a Windows updated restarted the issue with the Wifi for some reason and, once solved, let it be. That is, until it began again.

As of yesterday, I have been dropping internet every 10-40 minutes, with the longest activity of internet after restarting, shortest after the ... Read more

A:Intermittent Wired & Wireless Loss

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt R... Read more

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Both my son and I have W520 thinkpads.  We have been experiencing intermittent loss of wireless connectivity on both thinkpads.  We tried downloading latest drivers (even though our system indicated we already had them.)  We are at a loss as to what is causing this.  We contacted Linksys where we got our router, and after analysis they sent us a new router but this has not resolved the issue.  We do not know if we can get an older driver (or if this would even be recommended?)  If someone knows what is causing this, please advise or let us know what we should be trying.  Thanks.

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Could someone tell if there are settings in Vista SP1 that would affect sporadic severe packet loss or intermittent connection? I am trying to troubleshoot my internet connection.

So far, Comcast has put in new cable lines/splitters in my house, new termination at the pole and a new modem. Problem still persists.

What I have done on my end before Comcast got involved:

1. Update chipset drivers
2. Tried new NIC
3. Upgrade/downgrade firmware on Router
4. Removed Router
5. Removed software firewalls and AV
6. Complete reinstall of Vista with slipstreamed SP1

Problem still persists.

Thanks for any help in advanced.

A:Intermittent connection/sporadic packet loss

Never mind. Threw together an XP machine machine with spare parts to test my conncection. Still same problems as Vista. Definitely on Comcast's end.

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I have a problem where my internet connection will drop at least once a day. I have Windows 7 Business x64. It will first simply stop working, as in it looks like it's connected, it still has a public IP but I can't ping out and no browsers work, nor any games etc (you get the picture). If I try release/renew it'll either hang or give me a 169-address. To fix it I have to reboot my computer and it starts working again.

I have an Asus P5KC motherboard using the Win7 Windows Update drivers, and it's been like this pretty much since the start. I've turned off all power saving modes everywhere I could find and any sort of hibernation settings, and still it'll cut off almost always once a day. (I have a VNC server so I can log on from work, so I can tell when it 'crashes'.)

What's funny is that it often doesn't happen when I'm on the computer, it's mainly when I've been gone for a bit. That's not to say it hasn't happened when I've been at it, it's just more uncommon.

It's setup to a switch which in turn is connected to my modem. What's telling me that it isn't neither the modem nor the switch that has the problem is the fact that I have a mediastation which doubles as a webserver also connected to the router and it has never once cut out. I've tried switching the ports on the switch (ha-ha) to no avail.

I've been thinking about installing the Vista x64 drivers from Asus but I'm leery of trying because I don't know how similar the two systems are.

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A:Intermittent connection loss (Asus P5KC)

Just posting to say that I tried the latest drivers from the Asus website and they told me I was using an unsupported operating system so I guess that option is out the window.

(I chose the x64 Vista drivers.)

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Okay, I recently reclaimed an old computer to use as the kids' homework computer. Installed XP Pro from scratch, got all of the drivers and all system updates (using a WAN modem I had). Hooked it up with an ethernet cable to my switch, which in turn goes thru an Airport modem acting as the DNS server, and thence to the cable modem.

All computers on the network run very well. Except this one.

I can sometimes get Google, but almost no other site. The connection is being assigned a valid IP address. When I connect a laptop to the same cable, it works fine.

So, I've eliminated (I think) switch, router, and cable as the roots of the problem.

I could have the TCP/IP misconfigured somehow, but then I think I wouldn't get this:

when I ping another computer on the network, or the DNS server, or www.google.com, I get about the same result: sometimes all four tests come thru, but normally 1, 2, or 3 fail. Sometimes all four fail.

I suspect this means that I have some hardware issue, rather than a configuration issue. I've opened the box and the cables appear seated. I used compressed air to clean the dust from the ethernet port.

So I'm kind of out of ideas and found this site...hoping someone can tell me something new!!!!



A:Solved: connection issue: and Intermittent packet loss on ping

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I have been experiencing intermittent disconnects from the internet which as far as I can tell started when I installed an online game (Guild Wars 2). I have done quite a few things to try and get this resolved myself but its proving to be quite a hardy problem so I thought id post it here. First off a few details:

ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
Router Brand: Sagemcom
Router Model: [email protected]
Operating System: All networked computers are on Windows 7
Network Effected: Both Wired and Wireless Simultaneously
Router Status: Internet light remains solid green and I am able to access my router while disconnected.
Frequency of Disconnects: 1-2 times an evening
The internet gets disconnected for all computers connected to the network however the router internet light remains green. The problem occurs more in peak internet usage times. Before this issue I have previously never had this problem and no other hardware/software changes were made. I also get disconnected when no programs are being run on my machine and when the wireless has been disabled.

I am currently plugged into the test phone socket, have swapped out the micro filter 4 times, replaced the modem with a brand new one, allocated static IP's to all devices in the network, turned off IPV6, changed settings on my network card and then back again and scanned my computer for viruses and malware using AVG, Windows Defender and Advanced System Care.

I have phoned my ISP who confirm that my internet connec... Read more

A:Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

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God, I loathe networking. I know my way around, but I'm going to front. I have no idea what's going on here.

Some specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 164790 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , JV71TR , Rev , LXPJD020190041ADB22000
Antivirus: None
​The router is a Linksys BEFSR41. The only other machine we have connected to our router is an Xbox360. All wired connections.

I recently upgraded to an Acer Aspire 7540-1408 laptop w/ Windows 7 Home from an old, decrepit XP desktop, which worked perfectly fine with this router and the Xbox360.

Get the laptop (brand new), connect it, start it up, and Xbox-live loses connection. Basically, every time the laptop connects, the Xbox disconnects. So whenever the hubby is gaming, I can't start my laptop, as it will boot him. We have...er...accomodated this issue, but other issues have made themselves known.

I experience intermittent disconnections from the network. I can find no rhyme or reason to them. Sometimes they won't happen for days, and other times, it'll happen every minute. It only flickers, and it will connect right back to the network (usually). But when it reconnects, the Xbox-live disconnects, and... well, you see my is... Read more

A:New Win7 Laptop, Previously used Linksys router, intermittent loss of connection

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Thanks in advance for any help.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:29-12-2015
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on OWNER-PC (29-12-2015 17:59:21)
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\QYOS3NRI
Loaded Profiles: Administrator (Available Profiles: Owner & Administrator)
Platform: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium Service Pack 2 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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A:Internet is running very slow, intermittent connection

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Hi all

I would be grateful if someone could help me or point me in the right direction of a problem I?m having with intermittent wireless connection issues on my laptop. I?ve had a look through the forum for a similar issue as the one I?m having but I can?t find any answers. I have limited knowledge of wireless networks so I hope I can explain the problem well enough. Here goes...

I recently bought an Acer Aspire 5732Z laptop (Win7 Home Prem x64) which has a Broadcom 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter. Everything seemed to be working fine for the first month - I was able to connect to my Sky Broadband Router (using WPA security) without any problems.

I am now having problems with wirelessly connecting to the router with the usual connection settings. Most of the time it shows a list of all network connections available but when I try to connect to the usual network it shows a message saying it was unable to connect. Occasionally the wireless card connects after what seems to be a random period of time, which to me suggests that it might be to do with the signal but the router is not even a metre away from me and it shows full signal strength in Win 7,
I?m fairly certain that there is no problem with the router because I can connect wirelessly without any problems with my PS3. I can also connect to the router directly with an Ethernet cable to my laptop without any problems at all.

I?ve tried doing the following to resolve the issue:
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A:Intermittent wireless connection

Hi Nonexist, welcome to the forums

You may want to try Wireless Network - Remove then re-connecting to the router. This forces Windows to treat it like a brand new connection and sets all the defaults just like when you first connected and had it running fine.


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Does anyone know of any reasons why a wireless connection would be intermittent?

My mother's wireless is cutting out randomly for extended periods - hours, not just seconds - for no obvious reason. Let me tell you about her setup. She's in a small house and has a laptop that she connects wirelessly. My brother has his computer setup in the basement. He has a desktop and a cell phone; the desktop connects via ethernet, the phone connects wirelessly. The internet arrives via a fiber optic cable. My brother has had no connection issues via ethernet. The last time my mother lost her wireless connection, she went downstairs and my brother assured her that he was online with his desktop and could access websites at that moment.

All this suggests that the connection from the ISP is fine but that wireless within the house is intermittent. Why would that be? I've checked the router settings - they have a modem/router combo - and everything seemed fine there. But, just as I finished checking everything - I didn't change anything - we lost the wireless again so I'm unable to troubleshoot further until it comes back.

Could the wireless section of the router be failing, in which case we could try to get another modem from the ISP?

Could the wireless connectivity within her laptop be failing? Are there any diagnostics I could run to figure that out? It's a very new laptop, she's just had it since Mother's Day this year so I'm reluctant to believe it is failing already but I can... Read more

A:Intermittent wireless connection?

Interference is one cause, cell phone, wireless home phones, metal objects, distance and being in a basement could be something in between walls. Just start happening since had new laptop and was router in same area always ? Look here

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I have really annoying problem with my wireless router and I canít find a solution for it. I am using this wireless router for connection to internet:


The problem is that in most of the time the router works without a problem then suddenly without doing anything from my side the internet connection starts intermitting and then I canít event connect to the router. This is a screenshot of pinging the router when the problem occurs.

Can anyone help me resolve this problem?


A:Intermittent wireless connection

Is this the only PC that disconnects - do other devices connected work OK - if so how are they connected to the router - wireless or wired

would you post the xirrus screen shot when the internet is working OK, and the xirrus screen shot when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

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

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8... Read more

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I have a custom built computer with xp and a 360 I am trying to connect thru the wireless network.I have it all set up for WEP. The computer next to the router is pluged in, and my 360 and PC are down stairs. At times i will have great connection, and then it will just seem to go away, and it could be a while before i find the network again. I tryied changing the channel on my network configuration but it didnt seem to help...and thats all the tech support guys from my internet company could tell me. I did have internet where i used to live 2 weeks ago before i moved here...so i k now its not my pc. The 360 also works fine there. And the 360 will recognize the network and the signal is more than half, it just wont connect to it at all. The computer only a few feet away will connect but like it said it will be intermittent. This is all so fustrating. Hopefully someone can help. Thanks!

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I have an Evo N800v with Wireless LAN W200. (Windows XP) I connect to a Netgear wireless router MR314. I have recently been experiencing requent drops or lossed connection between the devices. They are in the same room.
What might cause this? Are there things I can do to diagnose?

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Connection loss, perhaps. I don't really know what to make of it.

I'm on a wireless network when I come home from college, so I've only been using it for about 3 weeks now. My trouble is this:

I had a D-link wireless card (PCI, generic PC setup) from which the antenna had broken off, so I got a pretty poor signal, but it worked fine. For christmas I asked for a new card, I ended up with a Linksys WMP54G, a pretty straightforward wireless-g card. I installed the new card, decided to use the windows networking setup as opposed to the linksys wireless setup because i'm used to it, rebooted, and it worked fine.

Now i have an "excellent" signal, but I'll have times where the connection will just cut out for a few seconds every couple minutes.

I haven't really experienced this before and it seems somewhat odd for hardware to be this inconsistant.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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I'm hoping someone cam help. I have an acer aspire 5738z laptop with windows 7. I hadan issue with the screen sent it off for repair and it has come back and the wireless Internet won't work. I've tried everything, the wireless will be either very poor and then turn off or just doesnt work at all.

When I try and connect to talktalk my Internet provider it says, windows was unable to connect, it has mentioned the wireless adaptor .

I'm hoping someone can help!


A:Loss of wireless connection

There is a possibility that when the screen was repaired, the tech didn't reconnect the antenna connection lead to the antenna. When removing the screen, this connector must be unplugged.

Does your laptop connect wirelessly when it is just a few feet from your router/access point? If it is the antenna issue I suspect, it will lose signal as soon as you move it further from the router.

If you feel brave enough you can remove the bezel around the screen & see if the antenna is connected. It will be a very small two-wire plug.

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Help: Hoping to gather some help with the following.
Assisting with my granddaughters window 7 computer make Samsung model  R530, this landed in my lap with primarily 
 inability to connect by wireless, previously prior to a large download it was possible to connect.
I have downloaded Malwarebytes and SuperantiSpyware running both in trial versions, each came up with multiple possible infections which have now been quarantined.
Also while carrying out these tests have discovered while connect by cable that spurious search engines appear, one in particular being istartsurf, this in spite of having changed the default to google. hope this helps? 
Not sure where to go now and looking for expert advice.
Is there anyone out there that could assist me?  Many thanks in anticipation.

A:loss of wireless connection

Seems experts are very busy, thanks for looking, cancelling this request.

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I have 2 desktop computers with identical Belkin Wireless G Desktop Cards.
Both computers have the latest Belkin drivers and the router is a Belkin as well.
One computer never looses its wireless connection, the other fails numerous times an hour. When the router is rebooted and the computer is restarted, the connection persists for a while, but once it fails the first time it fails intermittently and frequently. It always reconnects on its own, usually quickly, but sometimes it takes a few minutes.
What I've done so far:
1. Reset the router to factory default and reconfigured, then uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless card and driver.
2. Changed the channel from auto (ch 1) to ch 6.
3. Pulled out my hair, banged my head on the desk etc.
Please advise on further steps that might proceed my next one which is to just go buy another card. I hate to give up, just ask my kids.

A:intermittent failure of wireless connection

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Belkin's web site.

If the problem computer is running Windows XP make sure you don't have multiple wireless utilities (e.g., Belkin's and XP's WZC) running.

Make sure you have the latest router firmware. If you upgrade then reset to factory default settings and reconfigure.

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Hi, I run a couple of laptops at home on wireless Sky router. Work laptop runs fine but this one (Acer Aspire 8930 with Windows Vista home premium, sorry) drops out occasionally for a minute or two, never detected a pattern. Has done it since new a couple of years ago and now decided to do something about it. Seen various other posts ask for ipconfig/all so here it is. Obviously this is when it's working! Any help greatly appreciated.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ron-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-FA-A5-4A-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::85c9:af0e:3869:df38%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 09 June 2012 14:16:51
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 10 June 2012 14:16:50
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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Hi there

i'm a little confused, any advice would be much appreciated.

i live in a fairly large house, and have recently set up a wireless network. i use a D link DIR 635 router and a Intel WiFi Link 5100 on a Dell laptop which is only a few months old (the router and laptop were bought at the same time direct from dell). the wireless conection in general can be pretty temperemental, the laptop doesn't seem to lose the connection altogether, it just goes to 'limited connectivity' and i'm unable to use the internet. the problem becomes worse when i'm further away from the router. i understand that the connection will be worse the further away i am, but the signal strength indicator is still showing good / very good / excellent but the internet connection barely works. i really don't understand. i'm pretty sure it's not the internet connection, as on the pc that's wired it's fine. i thought that if the signal is showing as good, then there shouldn't be any problem connecting to the internet as the laptop and router are talking to each other - this doesn't seem to be the case. i specifically bought this router and upgraded the wireless card to use 802.11n as i read that this would work further away. as you can see i'm no expert!

any advice would be great, i'm not sure if i've provided enough info to understand the problem.

thanks a lot

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A:Intermittent Wireless Internet Connection

Some things you can try here in order of their possibility of solving the issue.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.

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

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i bought a second hand laptop from a store. on the whole it seems fine, the speeds are great at home, no problems. however at the library, although it connects to the internet the connection isnt very good. it doesnt get good speeds and it doesnt stay connected for long. i assumed this was a problem at the library but others dont seem to be having the same problem. i assume the issue is that the signal exists there but its not as strong as it is at home, so people w/ stronger wireless cards arent having a problem but in my second-hand computer its an issue.
i happened to have a d-link wireless adapter usb at home. i tried that. exact same problem, i didnt notice any change in behaviour. i had taken my computer to futureshop the night before and asked them what the problem is, they also said they dont see a problem with it and i should try out a wireless usb. but no go. i dont know if its b/c i havent configured my wireless properly or some other issue?

if anyone could advise id be grateful.

A:laptop's wireless connection is intermittent

When you're at the library, run this and post the results here.

Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework. For machines with no Internet connection, download this NET Framework 3.5 Full Package on another machine and transfer it with removable media to the problem machine.
To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

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Hi all! I seem to have an intermittent wireless connection. The wireless only works if I turn the computer on, let it sit for a while, then restart it. I don't know if it's a driver issue, because I've tried reinstalling - it seemed to help, because the connection went from none at all to intermittent. I also know it's not a router or ISP issue - we had some issues with the internet (unrelated - weeks before this happened), and when the service dude came in, he saw what we had at our house wasn't what the company records say, so he swapped out the router/modem setup and gave us a dedicated internet line (the router doesn't go through the modem - the box he gave us uses an extra co-ax going in). We also have 2 other computers and 3 tablets that can connect perfectly, including after the router swap-out.

HELP! Police! Ambulance! Somebody get a fire tru... Oh, wait, the internet? Sorry, false alarm! everybody go home.
Computer specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7930 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 33480 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enabled

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A:Solved: Intermittent Wireless Connection

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The past few days my HP has been going offline on occasion. We have had problems in the past with internet outage so I assumed that was all it was. Simply wait an hour or more and it comes back on.

This last week it started losing connection maybe once a day. The last 3 days it is getting to be constant now. I can only be online for a few minutes then it drops. I've tried both my wireless and ethernet cable (at one point ethernet would not even show up). Both are doing the same. Other devices in the house are connected but mine won't, so I know it's within my computer. The icon shows I have internet yet I keep freezing for a moment the get the "page can not be displayed" on any/every site until I refresh it several times.

After searching the web for solutions, I went to my devices and tried to update the drivers but all say they are updated.

I am in NO WAY computer savvy so I am completely lost and frustrated.

Not sure if this is what you need but everyone asks for it sooo...
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pepper-HP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.
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A:Intermittent wireless and ethernet connection

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I'm experiencing intermittent connectivity with my wi-fi connection at my local hotspot. im wondering if i have configured the wireless adapter wrong...? im not too novice around a computer but 802.11 is foreign to me..

i.e. ive just restored my laptop since i had some spy-ware on it so everything is at its default setting for my computer, including wireless adapter. if that helps.

A:intermittent wireless connection on laptop

Hello & welcome to TSF,

useing (ipconfig)

then select ( run
then type in ( cmd
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /flushdns ( notice the space between ipconfig & /
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /release ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /renew ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter

then reboot

then select (run
then type in (cmd
then type in (netsh winsock reset
press enter
now reboot your system

providing that the (os) is installed on the c drive /you drive letter may be differnt

then reboot

check your connection

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Hello, My laptop has had issues with my wireless adapter since I bought the computer in November.  Wireless will occasionally fail and require reboot and removal of the battery to properly reset. After my latest update, (shown below) the wireless adapter stopped working.  After power cycling the router and computer, no joy.  So, I followed the troubleshooting steps, and disabling the power off options seemed to work for this problem.   So, even though my problem is "solved",  I'm a little worried that there is something wrong with my wireless network adapter that I don't understand.  Does it make sense that the update below would cause the adapter to erroneously power off?  I'm halfway through my warranty period and am worried that I have bought a lemon. Thanks for your insight,Libby

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my wireless network had been stable for a very long time, all of a sudden laptop now loses connection, when laptop first boots up, wireless network is availible; 10 minutes later, it's not (says i don't have admin rights), then 1/2 hour later it's back??? and so on, no settings have been changed this just starting happening!!!! also icons in my "network places" will not refresh, sometimes network is availble but i can't go through normal routes to get to my host files, have to go long-winded route, opening main network tree and clicking on workgroup machine!!...this one is driving me nuts..any help from anyone????

A:intermittent wireless network connection

The two usual causes ...

1. Wireless interference; you can check for it or just try different channels (e.g., 1, 6 and 11 in North America.

2. Multiple wireless utilities running; possibilities include Windows XP's WZC, the one provided by the adapter manufacturer and one provided by the PC manufacturer.

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Hi again...

I've suddenly 'lost' the wireless network on my pc, can't figure out why.
I'm using a Belkin adsl router and installed a network card a while ago as I was having problems using an adaptor ..... also, I re-installed XP just under 2 weeks ago due to other problems.....everything has been working just fine, no problems, then the other day I left the pc running while I was doing something and when I came back to it the wireless connection was gone! ....all I get now is a message saying no wireless networks can be found in range.... I had two that were, mine and a neighbours, both now gone.
The router seems ok, I can connect via ethernet, all the lights are on (that should be and are steady. The network cards light is on and blinking, as it always has.... I've tried re-setting the router .... uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, removing connections and making new ones .... I thought maybe the card was faulty so tried to connect using another adaptor, but with the same result.... no wireless network in range... am at a loss as what to do next.

Any ideas please.......

A:Puzzled by loss of wireless connection

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i run a tosh satellite p200 using a netgear dg834gt v3 modem router and find nearly every day it will not let me connect with a various sites on ie7. When i refresh it still is no good and i have even tried using the ethernet cable from the router with the same results.......?.

It allows e-mail and i run no other pc's on the network, i use a firewall and had no problem with as dell i used to have and only started the fun and games in the last few weeks after having this pcfor 6 months.

AR5006EG is the networkcard

this is the message i get:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information

This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

Internet connectivity has been lost.
The website is temporarily unavailable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website's domain.
If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

For offline users

You can still view subscribed feeds and some recently viewed webpages.
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A:Loss of connection with wireless router..help?

When it drops out, can you ping an external server - like Google.com ?

Start/Run type CMD, and in the dialogue box type - with the space -
ping google.com

If you can ping ok, go to Network Connections in the Control Panel, right click on the adapter you are using, Properties, TCP-IP Properties, Advanced, Options, TCP-IP Filtering Properties, and make sure " Permit All " is checked {don't bother with the "Enable TCP IP Filtering".

That should do the trick {I don't know how it changes, but I see it a bit at work, generally on machines running Norton}

Let me know how U go.

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Every few minutes the connection to the Wireless Router is lost and I have to click on the network icon in the system tray and then click the 'connect' button--then internet access is restored. The signal is showing as very strong on channel 6. What could be causing this? Is this a problem with XP networking, USB Ports, or the 2.4 GHZ frequency(i.e. microwave oven use, cordless phones) of the network? This behavior occurs using WEP and no WEP. I have not tried changing the channel or ssid yet.

Network Specs:

2.56 GHZ Pentium 4
512 MB RAM
Windows XP Professional
Linksys wireless B Router model BEFW11S4 2.4GHZ 11 Mbs
Linksys wireless USB adapter model wusb11 ver2.6
Motorola Surfboard 4200 Cable Modem
Optimum Online Broadband

This is the only wireless adapter in the network---
Would it be worth trading this equipment in for equipment that runs at 5 GHZ--the Linksys parts were bought two weeks ago and can still be returned.

I have seen this same sort of intermittent connection loss behavior with a D-Link wireless USB card on a Windows XP Home system. A balloon near system tray would pop up every few minutes stating that the connection was lost . Thank you to anyone that can help me figure out the cause of these wireless problems.


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I just installed a 2nd video card - PCI (AGP already in use). I installed it because I needed a 3rd monitor.
Card works fine. Problem is - when I installed the new card, all of the sudden, I was unable to connect to my wireless network (linksys based). The router is fine - all my other systems are connecting to it just fine - but the upgraded system cannot.
So, I uninstalled the video, network, rebooted and reinstalled the network. Everything started working again.
So I reinstalled the video. It seemed to be working... I plugged in the monitor.. seemed to be working then I lose connection. Then connection is re-established. I thought maybe it was the monitor (CRT vs the others being LCD), so I turned it off. Nope, still fluctuating.
For now, I'm removing the video card. Can anyone tell me why adding a new video card would mess up my wireless connection? The card itself seems fine - it's just having a difficult time connecting to the router...

A:New Video Card = Intermittent Wireless Connection

Could be a IROQ conflict . . try moving the wireless card to a different pci slot to see if it helps.


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I regularly experience loss of my wireless internet connection through Vista. Sometimes it will connect and after one hour of idle status, the connection is lost. Internet is OK because when the router is bypassed connection is stable. Router has been changed but with no improvement. Is there any particular option that has to be (de)activated within Vista to allow for router connection continuously?
Thanks in advance,


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Hey there helpers, I've been having some issues with my wireless internet. We have Verizon DSL, which we've connected to a router for wireless internet, but for some reason my new desktop, an Acer Aspire T180, frequently loses connection with the internet. I installed a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter, and the drivers are all up to date and everything, but what happens is: I'll have 5-20 minutes of good connection, download speeds running around 130kb/s (like the hardwired computer downstairs), but then suddenly all my download speeds will drop to 0-2kb/s, and all my internet related programs will get kicked off, such as AIM or firefox (saying it could not find the page, as if I wasn't online).

The strange thing is that under the Network and Sharing Center in the Vista Control Panel, most of the time it doesn't say it's lost connection. Only rarely does it display that it's lost connection, and when it does it says the connection has been lost between the router and the internet, not my computer and router. Although once or twice my computer has lost signal with the router, saying none are in range, which makes no sense since I always have 5 to 4 bars on the signal strength.

We have our modem and router set-up so that the modem is connected to the hardwired computer via USB, and the modem connects to the router via Ethernet. It's a D-link router. I've had this problem with my old laptop (RIP) last year, frequent disconnections. So... Read more

A:Frequent loss of connection to wireless internet!

Have you tried changing router channels? Have you looked for sources of wireless interference, like wireless phones, other WiFi networks?

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I have an Ativa Wireless G Router. It seems to be dropping the connection ever 15 min or so. I have to reboot it by unplugging and replugging it to get it to re-connect. The last time this happened, Ativa suggested updating the software, but I think I'm up-to-date (at least I haven't found updates). Any thoughts on how to address this? (PS: Ran virus scans just in case, and all's clear)
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Repeated wireless router connection loss

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I have a big problem after I uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus. Once it is gone and I also uninstall Ad-Aware Security Add-on my wireless connection also deletes or plain disappears. I am the second PC in the house with the USB connector by Netgear installed. I try to reconnect manually and using the Netgear install disk and nothing happens to reestablish an Internet connection and I am baffled. So I have to go back and use Restore and everything is well again with Ad-Aware back slowing down my PC.
I now have full AVG 30 day trial and plan to buy it for a year in the next few days. Yet I want to delay doing this until after the Ad-Aware is successfully deleted. And by the way I have MalwareBytes installed here as well. So is there any easy solution to this problem? And have I been going about it the hard way?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76290 MB, Free - 19794 MB; F: Total - 30517 MB, Free - 6049 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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I regularly experience loss of my wireless internet connection through Vista. Sometimes it will connect and after one hour of idle status, the connection is lost. Internet is OK because when the router is bypassed connection is stable. Router has been changed but with no improvement. Is there any particular option that has to be (de)activated within Vista to allow for router connection continuously?
Thanks in advance,


A:wireless internet connection intempestive loss

Closed. Dup.

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The wireless connection intermittently disconnects when using Microsoft Windows 10 I can't find any new driver for Windows 10 - 64bit.  Please can you help?

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