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Loss of Connectivity

Just bought a new Sony Vaio Laptop and set up a wireless network at home. The WRT54G is hard wired to a an old desktop while the laptop is connected wireless. The laptop loses connection to the router especially after it is taken out of range (out of the house), the router does not recognize it. We have to re-cycle the router to get the signal strength back up. The laptop then looks like is trying to set up a second connection (can see a 2nd identically named laptop)
Any ideas? Thanks

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  • Libog1 Mar 04, 2008

    The Vaio has Vista Home loaded. I will check if the wireless icon is on the system tray. Will also double check the router admin page. Thanks

  • a67994 May 11, 2010

    If you are using XP on the Vaio see if this fixes the situation
    Right Click on the XP Wireless Icon in the System Tray and
    click on Repair

    If this fails it is your router if it succeeds it is most likely your computer

    If it is your router goto the router admin page and change client
    lease time to a much smaller number


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Unless it was installed by the big box retailer when they "optimized" the laptop. I did not install any additional Linksys software on the laptop. Let me double check to see how it is connecting, if I am not mistaken it is using Windows built in wireless management. (it also looks like there was some preloaded Sony software to allow it to be used in a wireless environment) I am wondering if both are trying to connect at the same time?

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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Libog1 - did you install any additional wireless software to connect to the router (Linksys software) or are you just allowing Vista to connect directly using Windows' built-in wireless management?


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