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Wireless adapter keeps conflicting with other wireless networks in my area, it will connect to my network then disconnects and tries connecting to another.

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  • mab39 Sep 03, 2008

    Hi

    My connection is secured with Sky. I bought a new Acer 5920 laptop and, when I first turned it on it started loading the pre loaded software, on completeing this, there was an igfxres.dll error message that kept appearing on restarting. I was able to connect to the internet without any problems, it was when I tried to fix the igfxres.dll error that the problem started. I loaded registry mechanic and, but this did not fix the problem even after loading Windows One Care. A colleague where I work suggested that some software pre loaded hadn't load correctly and, that I should try setting the laptop back the factory settings, which I did and, it was then that the problem with the wireless adapter started although the error message did not appear again. It will try connecting, then tell me it has and then disconnects to another network which is not mine. I have entered the network key, and when you go to view wireless networks it comes up that my connection is secured, but it won't connect wirelessly. I even put the sky disk in and, connected the network cable, I was then able to connect to the internet without a problem, but as soon as I disconnected the cable, it disconnects me straight away.



    I can connect via my PC which also has a wireless adpater as I have checked that, but not obviously at the same time as I was trying with my laptop, because then it would conflict with each other.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Mary-Anne Brooks

  • Igor Ceke May 11, 2010

    Is your connection secure? if you haven't set a password or a WPA key you need to set one up. If unsecure anyone can use your wireless network for free and keep you off your own system.



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If you have a wireless hub it allows you to use both computers online at the same time frirstly. Also if you have a cordless phone it can also interfer and disconnect you.

Sounds like the drivers are conflicting with windows, need to start again at the beginning. Now you will need to reinstall you wireless sky connection, you will need to reload the cd. If you are using windows vista you will need to run the setup file as an administrator. With Vista you need to allow everything through the Administrator in order to load successfully all drivers.
Open your My Computer or Computer and right click on your CD ROM and click on Explore. Then find a setup file and right click on it and click on run as Administrator. When it runs it will ask you to except and allow your installation. Follow on screen instructions and restart computer. Try connecting and see if problem still exists. Please post me if still no success!

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