Question about PC Laptops
I recently bought a new Gateway laptop with MS Vista Home premium edition. I am having issues with my wireless connection: very often, the laptop can not connect to the wireless network, or gets disconnected with no reason. When that happens my other computer (a Macbook) is connected flawlessly to the same wireless station.
I updated the wireless card with the last drivers.... still not working. Tried some of the things I found in the web about changing the energy saving profile for the wireless card. No results. I am pretty sure that this is a Vista issue, but i have no idea what to try next, and this thing keeps failing. Any guidance will be appreciated....
Try these first:
change channels to 1-6-or 11. Make sure you change all of your wireless computers.
check is to make sure you are NOT using "IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network."
You can find at setting under "Wireless Network Connection Properties" and then under "Authentication" tab of your network properties.
This particular authentication method is periodically logging you off the network and re-authenticating.
Check the adapter in device manager to make sure that windows is not shutting the adapter down to save power.
Cordless phones and wireless ethernet cards use overlapping frequencies.As a test, you can unplug the AC cords from all the cordless phones in the area and see if it helps.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
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