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My connection constantly fails... and then again, and again...

I have no idea what's going on. For the past few days my computer won't connect to my wireless. I doubt it's my system - maybe it's the router or my cable modem?

I lose the connection, then I have to refresh the wireless connections then reconnect (or sometimes repair the connection and usually both!). It lasts about 5 minutes and is INCREDIBLY slow. Like being on dial-up again, but worse. I have to do everything all over again. Resetting the router doesn't seem to help. I've also reset the modem... I just don't get it.

Can anyone help me?!?!?!

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  • aleighsmith Feb 19, 2008

    I will certainly try that, however the icon in the task tray says I have "excellent" signal strength.
    As for interference - I have nothing in area, other than it's sitting on top of my wireless printer. But it's been working fine until just the other day. So I doubt it'd be the printer.

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Try to change the channels on the router manager page
and see whether the signal strength increases or not
Make sure there are no electrical apllainces kept near to the router like micowave oven , music system speakers or any halogen lam which could create any kind of electrical interference with the router due to which the wireless signals are dropping out

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Rohit Chadha
    Rohit Chadha Feb 19, 2008

    One more thing to add
    Make sure ur system does not have other utilities or softwares to connect to wireless .
    IF u have more than one software in ur system to connect to wireless then whenever u restart ur system the softwares will try to connect to wireless at the same time and in trying to do that they could confilct with each other and ur wireless might drop out.
    Wireless zero configuration is a utility provided by windows to connect to wireless in WIN XP
    But if u have WIN VISTA then it would be WLAN AUTO CONFIG
    These are default utilities provided in each and every system
    MAke sure u are trying to connect with these only
    ......
    IF u have another software to connect to wireless and want to disable it permanenlty so that it can connect with windows utility
    click start
    click run
    type msconfig
    System configuration window will come up
    Goto startup
    IT will give u a list of softwares
    Find the particular sofware and disable it and it would be disables
    Click on apply and OK
    .......................

    IF U want to disable WINDOWS utililty
    Goto start
    Click run
    type services.msc
    click ok
    services local windows comes up
    scroll down till the bottom
    u find wireless zero configuration ( for WIN XP)
    or WLAN auto config ( for WIN VISTA )
    right click on it
    goto properties
    make suree that that start up type is set to disabled ( if u want toi disable is permanently ) or automatic ( if u want to enable it permenently)

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