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WIRELESS NETWORKING Recently went through the XP Wizard process to install a wireless card on my laptop. Three weeks later the connection keeps dropping (Signal Strength: Poor) even though the icon on the wireless adapter says that the signal strength is excellent. Although the card seems to be installled properly, the "Found New Hardware" Wizard never appeared during the install process and so the install was done manually.

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There are several problems reported that may cause disconnection. First is the hiding of the SSID (wireless network name) and enabling WEP or WPA encryption. The recommended solution for that is to unhide the SSID in the router configuration.

Second is that there are more and more wireless devices and occasionally interference occurs on a single channel (even from non computer devices like wireless phones. As routers are often set to channel 6 you may be competing for radio communications with your neighbors. The recommendation is to switch the router to either channel 1 or 11. If your first choice does not work try the other.

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