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Lost signal My wifes brand new gateway computer keeps droping her wireless conection to our router. She has an internal wireless Intel 3945ABG card. Just to check the signal, I placed my 5 year old Dell, with and external Linksys Wireless G in it, for a few days and it never droped the signal. All her drivers are up to date. She is running a Gateway NX570X if that helps. Its still under warantee so if its a bum card, I can swap it out. Thanks

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Re: Lost signal

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.

Try going to the usb and the wireless adapter in device manager, properties. And make sure that the computer does not shut them off to save power.
Please let me know how you make out.

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