Wireless connection drops to limited after a few minutes
I have a Gateway laptop, T-1628, AMD Turion 64x2 TL 60GHZ processor, 3 GB memory, and Realtek wireless card. Our home wireless is a D-link router, WEP key. It works on two other Gateway laptops without problems. On this laptop, it connects fine, then within a few minutes, stops, and gets that yellow warning triangle claiming the problem is between the router and the internet. Since the others are still working, obviously it isn't. I've done all the troubleshooting that Vista or Gateway suggests, and nothing found. Help!
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No wireless on this laptop you would need to use a usb wireless adapter
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well!! I have an answer for you.your comp is loosing the IP address.
goto start - programmes - accessories - dos prompt.
type ipconfig.you`ll get ip address,subnet mask,default gateway.copy it.
goto network and sharing center,click on view status,goto propertiesand double click on internet protocol(tcp/ip) or IPv4.type in the IP address,subnet mask,default gateway.in DNS server address type the default gateway in primary DNS and in secondary 220.127.116.11.
your connection won`t drop after this.
"It also says under Network Connections that the Realtek card is my Local Area Connection and it has a network cable unplugged. " that's for your wired connection so don't worry about it...
Here's a couple of things to check, make sure your wireless switch is in the on position on your laptop...go to "My Networks" and click "new connection" and follow wizard for home and small office wireless>>have you had to input your WAP Key yet? it will not connect unless WAP key is input..let me know and we'll take it from there...good luck
The computer needs a new NIC. If you don't want hangs and lags. Buy a new one. You can still use that NIC but with the less load of course. The NIC maybe old and when electronics ages, the performance downgrade can be seen.
The Toshiba Satellite A210 has a built in wireless adapter - at least all of the ones I did a quick check on the specs. If yours has a built in wireless why are you using an adapter??? Presuming you have a good reason - have you gone in and disabled the built in wireless? They could be conflicting. Second I would use Network Magic software to setup your home network. I struggled many hours and could not get everything to work the way I wanted - all problems with home network fixed in minutes with Network Magic. I do not work for them or anything but I will tell you it is the best software money I have ever spent - and I have been around since 10MB was a dream hard drive.