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MY SONS HAVE A PC IN THEIR BEDROOM, WHICH HAS A NETGEAR WIRELESS ADAPTER, THEY HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO GET A CONNECTION AND WHEN THEY DO GO ONLINE, THEY GET CHUCKED OFF VERY QUICKLY. WE PHONED AOL WHO SAID TO UNISTALL THE WIRELESS NETGEAR ADAPTER AND REINSTAll, WE UNINSTALLED IT AND WHEN WE TRYED INSTALLING IT AGAIN IT ONLY GOES TO THE STAGE WHERE U HAVE TO CONTACT THE ADAPTER AND IT GOES OFF WONT LET US GO NO FURTHER.WE HAVE TRYED LOADS OF TIMES AND STILL THE SAME.

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  • smithalison2 Nov 02, 2008

    hi, thanks for replys. yes we have an internet connection on the downstairs computer. i will try your suggestions 2morr dragon thanks

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Can you get a good Internet connection elsewhere in the house?

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    How far from the router is your son's PC? What is your house made of? Wireless connectivity can be greatly affected by whatever is between the router and the pc. I had problems with my own router when I initially moved to this house. To cure the problem I... Moved the router more centrally in the house, fitted a booster aerial, and changed the channel I was using as I was conflicting with a neighbor.

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Have u tried opening ur connection in ur control panel? may be the promblem its rejecting the wireless adapter or its infected scan ur computer and email me at dragon_slayer3@bellsouth.net when u try my suggestions and ill help u then ok?

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