My laptop won't connect to the wireless unless I reboot. This happens every time I want to use my computer. I know it's not the router because if I use another computer it is connected fine. The wireless is turned on in my computer so it's not that, and if I try to find a network sometimes it doesn't even show up and when it does, my computer won't connect to it until I reboot. I can't figure out what is going on. I have checked my computer's support website and can't find anything. Hopefully someone can tell me what I can do to fix this rather than tossing it out the window. Thanks!
I had the same problem it was to do with starforce drivers in DEVICE MANAGER-VIEW-SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES then expand NON PLUG AND PLAY DRIVERS and uninstalled all starforce stuff . My annoying problem has gone . Hope this works for you too.
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Re: Can't connect to internet unless I reboot
I'm not 100% sure....
- Try to creating a new profile on the computer..
Steps - Open the Control Panel - Open the network connection - Right click on the icon of wireless network - Click view available wireless network - Click change advance settings - Open the wireless network - Then create a profile there under preferred networks.
*Note. Make sure that you have the wireless network name and network key to assign.... This is for XP computers only.
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Your wireless network card in your computer is failing, or the cable to the computer is bad. Because you said wireless internet, I am going to assume that you are connected to the internet via wireless nic. If your pc hasn't been rebooted for a while you may want to try a reboot and see if that doesn't fix the issue.
However, if the problem remains you will likely need to get another wireless network card.
Start- control panel - network and internet - network and sharing center - on Task choose "set up a connection or network"- then choose wireless ad hoc (computer to computer network) - clic next then make up a name for your network and if preffered you can choose to put a password or you can just choose it to be an open network. Then click share internet connection. Now your laptop is a wireles router. Except that it is not on all the time unless you want to keep it on all the time like a wireless router.
How many wired and wireless computers do you have ion the network. Do you have any wired computer ? Connect your laptop to the router with the Ethernet cable and try to access Internet. See if the wired connection is working or not. If the wired connection is working then I think you will need to check the wireless settings of the router and the laptop.
Plug your computer/laptop directly into router. Can you get to the Internet then?
If you CANNOT get to the internet when your computer is plugged into the router, reboot your router. If it doesn't have a power switch, unplug it. Leave it unplugged. Next, you need to figure out if you have another modem for DSL or Cable. If you do have another DSL or Cable modem, unplug that device to. After 5 minutes has elapsed for both devices being unpowered, plug in the DSL or Cable modem to the power source. Keep the router unplugged from power. After your DSL or Cable modem has powered up for 5 minutes, plug your router into the power source. Wait a few minutes. Reboot your computer/laptop. Try the wireless connection again.
If you CAN get to the internet when your computer is plugged into the router. Reboot your computer. Try to connect again. If you cannot connect after rebooting, make sure you are connecting to YOUR OWN wireless access point and not someone else's.
Do you have other computers/laptops/wifi devices that CAN/CANNOT connect to your wireless / access the Internet?
Try "rebooting" your internet. If it's fed through a router, disconnect the power to the router, as well as all of the connections, then reconnect them. Re-connect the power last. Also, try moving closer to the source of your wireless internet. Sometimes the Dsi won't pick up on the signal because it has a weaker wireless receiver than a computer or most devices that will connect.
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 22.214.171.124.
your connection won`t drop after this.
Device communication issue! This sometimes occurs fro many reasons mainly FIREWALLS~ In order to keep this from happeninig you should probably setup a static address on your laptop or if your network has a SSID, it needs to be manually set into your adapter because it is not picking up your network. This often happens when you use your laptop in or on other networks. Easy fix, but need answers to these questions!
Try changing the wireless channel that your router is running on via
the web interface in the router. See what happens when you try to
connect the "Tilt" then.
If that doesn't work, then find out if the Tilt is running on 802.11b
or 802.11g. Disconnect all wireless devices from the router and change
the router's Wireless standard to either B or G ONLY. (Whichever the
phone is.) Connect the Tilt again without any other devices connected
to the router. See if it reboots again.
Those are basics for now. I've never tried connecting a phone to a
router like that before. Otherwise I would definitely contact your
provider and ask them about it. Given that the WRT54G is the most
common consumer-level NAT router on the market, they are sure to be
having issues with it where other customers are concerned.
Unless another wireless device you have is causing the issue. But that
is what you are trying to pinpoint with the above procedures.