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Wireless internet connection keeps cutting out

Hi, I have a wireless router at home and my computer says the internet is connected with a full signal. However, I am not able to access the internet consistently and when I use programs like msn messenger and yahoo messenger they continually get shut down. When I use the troubleshooting features and the diagnose and repair features I get various feedback. Sometimes is says my tcp is not compatible with my router. Sometimes it says my dns is down- but my computer says its connected. Sometimes it says there is a problem with the key port. Sometimes it will work if it resets the connection but only for a couple minutes and then it cuts out again. It also said once that my computer was set to manually connect to a network called tmp. I deleted all the internet connections except for the wireless one I use at home and it still is always cutting out. Any suggestions? I have tried using the repair function but it usually only works temporarily.

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  • LeeAnne Nov 13, 2007

    I am trying to connect thru a Netgear Router onto my Dell computer. When I restart the computer I am on the internet for 1-5 minutes, once a month I might get an hour. Then the internet connection dies. I show that I have a good-excellent connection with my wireless network, the little 4 part icon in my task bar. Other computers are connected wired and wirelessly to this network. In my systray it says that my Local Area Connection is unplugged. I am on XP SP2. When I go to "Show All Connections" it shows my wireless connection as connected with Inter PRO Wireless. Help! I am a computer programmer but this wireless stuff has me lost!

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    Wireless connection keeps disconnecting

  • jems2504 Jun 10, 2008

    my network connection keeps loosing signal and cutting off. Says main connection has good signal but wont connect. Help!

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    my router works fine most of the time but from time to time (at least 2 or 3 times each day) it loses internet connection - i.e. the connection between the computer and the router is fine - full signal - but i am unable to connect to internet. It is usually solved by turning the wireless router on and off again at the mains, but this is only a temporary solution (for a couple of hours usually, but sometimes it only works for a few minutes). I thought that it was because it was overheating and needed to cool down, but aren't they designed to be able to be left on all the time? How can i fix this - do i need a new router? (mine is quite new - only a few years old, but has barely been switched off since i bought it.

  • a602 Feb 10, 2009

    similar problem - router connects to computer fine but internet connection cuts out about three or four times a day. WHen I switch it on then off again at the mains it usually works fine then for another couple of hours but sometimes cuts out again a few minutes later. Could it be that the router is overheating?
    It's a D-Link wireless router - sorry don't have the model number to hand - general advice please?

  • livmorales Feb 10, 2009

    I have the EXACT same problem.

  • bismin May 11, 2010



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The main problem is the wireless card, i have tried everything. i ended uninstalling acer edata connection manager (or something like this) leting vista to make the connection to the network, but still have the problem. I can get long time internet sesion, but some times it gets... well it last five minutes, then go dawn.
So i turn off the wireless for a short time, then turn it on, by this way i get connected again hoping not getting disconnected.
I didn't tried using another wireless card, meybe i should try.

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Which router do you own?

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    Frank Nov 11, 2007

    Seriously, how do you expect people to help you if you cannot answer simple questions about your SETUP!

    Of course I could not help…I do not have all the information.

    People, WE are not at your system…we must ask questions in order to find a solution!


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Btw you have the wrong net work key thats why your internet connection is blocked you need to put in your wep key properly

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