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Wifi connection problems

I've had my advent laptop for over a year but in the last few months i've been having problems with the internet connection.

It initially finds the wireless network and connects but after a few minutes, if that, it disconnects and can find no wireless networks in range.

A friend of mine with the same laptop is having the same problems so i dont think its an issue with my particluar laptop.

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  • anitac96 Dec 23, 2008

    I'm having the same issue. It's not the router. I've found others online who are having the same issue but with different vaio models. I've been in contact with sony to get the issue resolved, but they are being no help. Does anyone out there have a real solution???

  • Joel Magnusson May 11, 2010

    Are you using any other software to try to find connections such as NetStumbler? Also, are you using microsoft software to connect or are you using different software?


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Appears to be an issue with the wireless router. Can you borrow another wireless router to try or connect directly through the ethernet port?

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