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Are your drivers current? and have you tried to move the router? Even moving it a small distance can make a huge difference.

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My wireless connection drops out after some time on my desktop, and when I open network connections my system locks up completely...help!


You are most likely experiencing an overheating problem. If your computer is overclocked, you may want to return it to the normal clock speed for the CPU installed (this would be in the BIOS settings). Check all of the ventilation slots on the computer case to ensure the are not blocked. You might even want to try a can of compressed air to blow out any dust that may have built up. Focus around the power supply fan and any other openings on the case.
If this does not fix the problem, then the wireless card itself may be deteriorating so that once it is hot, it fails, thus causing the loss of connectivity and explaining the lock up when you try to open network connections. If the wireless is built-in to the computer, then you'll have to disable it in the BIOS and add a new wireless card to regain wireless connectivity. If it is a card, then replace the card.

Jan 26, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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<b>Hardware works but wireless doesn't and you're getting the limited or no connectivity error.</b><br /> <p><b>Please note:</b> This document assumes that you have checked that the wireless NIC is turned on and that the Wireless Service and DHCP Service have been checked and that they are both enabled on the notebook and the services are running.<br /> <b>If you're unsure about the services do the following:</b><br /> 1. Start &gt; Run &gt; 'services.msc'<br />2. Search for DHCP Client in the services list. The Status should be Started and the Startup Type should be Automatic. If not, right click on the service choose properties and fix the Startup Type to Automatic. Click OK to close the window.<br />3. Search for Wireless Zero Configurations. The Status should be Started and the Startup Type should be Automatic. If not, right click on the service choose properties and fix the Startup Type to Automatic. Click OK to close the window.<br />4. Close the window<br />5. If you had to restart any of the services, reboot the computer.<br /> <b>1. Update wireless driver</b><br /> Boot the computer into safe mode with networking.<br />Hardwire the notebook to the cable/DSL modem,<br />Uninstall the drivers and utilities for their wireless card.<br />Customer should go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest wireless driver revision for their notebook.<br />Install the latest driver.<br />Shut down the computer and unplug the LAN connection.<br />Reconnect the router and modem.<br />Wait for router and modem to sync.<br />Boot the computer again.<br />Test the connection.<br />If the connection fails go to step 2.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>2. Winsocks fix</b><br /> <b>Start &gt; Run &gt; 'cmd'</b> enter<br />Type in the following:<br />netsh winsock reset<br />Computer should need to be rebooted<br />Test computer after reboot<br />If the connection fails go to step 3.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>3. Power cycle the router</b><br /> Unplug the router and let it sit for 30 sec.<br />Power down the notebook.<br />Plug the router back in and wait for all the lights to stabilize<br />Reboot the computer.<br />After the computer makes it to the desktop test the connection.<br />If the connection fails go to step 4.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>4. Confirm that the connection is set to b or g (depending on router)</b><br /> <b>Start &gt; Right Click 'My Computer' &gt; Manage &gt; Device Management &gt; Network Connections &gt; Right Click on the Wireless NIC &gt; Properties &gt; Advanced Tab</b><br />Click on Wireless Mode under property<br />Make sure that it is 802.11g or 802.11b depending on the router.<br />If the connection fails go to step 5.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>5. Move the notebook closer to the router (within 3 feet or less).</b><br /> In some cases the antennae may be damaged or disconnected from the Wireless NIC.<br />Verify that the wireless antennae are connected to the wireless card by going under the panel and looking for them.<br />If the connection fails go to step 6.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>6. Check for encryption</b><br /> If encryption is there can it be cleared?<br />Y. Clear settings<br />Hard reset the router (usually involves holding down the hard reset button for 30 sec and having the router go back to default settings).<br />Disable encryption keys on the notebook.<br />If the connection fails go to step 7.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br />N. Do following<br />Hard reset to factory default (to clear any configuration setting that the customer may have set up).<br />Insert the WEP/WPA key using generic setup (on connections)<br />If the connection works resolved.<br />If the connection fails - go to advanced setup<br /> <b>Advanced Setup:</b><br /> <b>Go to Start &gt; Control Panel &gt; Network Connections &gt; Right Click on Wireless &gt; Properties &gt; Wireless Networks &gt; Click on //Network Name// &gt; Properties<br /></b>Select WPA-PSK<br />Set Data Encryption to TKIP (if not already selected)<br />Enter Network Key (confirm case of letters)*<br />Confirm the key<br /> Click OK<br /> *Note: copy and paste does not always work ... type the key in manually!!! (garbage characters can exist in a copy and paste or spaces may appear!!!)<br />Test the connection:<br /> If the connection fails go to step 7.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>7. Mac Filtering</b><br /> Hard wire the notebook and verify that MAC filtering is not enabled on the router.<br />If it is disable the filters and test the connection.<br />If the connection fails go to step 8.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>8. Verify Channels</b><br /> <b>Start &gt; Right Click 'My Computer' &gt; Manage &gt; Device Management &gt; Network Connections &gt; Right Click on the Wireless NIC &gt; Properties &gt; Advanced Tab<br /></b>Under Property choose Channel <br />Make sure that the Channel is the same as on the router.<br />If unsure:<br />Connect via LAN to the router and look up the channel that it is using.<br />If the connection fails go to step 9.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>9. Disable Firewalls</b><br /> Check to make sure that the firewalls are disabled. In some cases these can interfere with connections being made to the router. <br /><b>Start &gt; Run &gt; MSCONFIG</b><br />Disable all startup items<br />Reboot the computer<br />Test the connection.<br />If the connection fails:<br />Uninstall all firewall software and disable the XP firewall.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>10. Router firmware update</b><br /> Conference in router manufacturer and explain the issue and tell them WHY an update is necessary (no communication between router and notebook).<br />

on Mar 15, 2011 | PC Desktops

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When I try to run the Dell Wireless Configuration Utility from the control panel I get the following error message:"The wireless network adapter could not be accessed. This application may have diminished...


Well Sir in this case i will advice you to disable the Dell Wireless Configuration Utility and instead use windows utility for a successful connection.

For disabling dell configuration utility follow these steps:-
1)Open dell Wlan utility , it will have five tabs at the top labeled wireless networks , link status , site monitor , diagnostics and information.
2)Click on wireless networks tab and uncheck the first option which says , "Let this tool manage your wireless network" then click ok or apply at the bottom right-hand side corner of the screen.

To Enable Windows Utility for Windows XP follow these steps:-
1)Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu.
2)From Control Panel click on network and internet connections and then open network connections from there.
3)Right-click Wireless Network Connection and choose Properties.
4)
Click on the Wireless Networks tab and if unchecked , then check the box for Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings. Then click OK.
5)Right-click on Wireless Network Connection, Select View Available Wireless Networks.
6)
This will lists all the available wireless networks in range. Select your network from the list and click Connect.
7)If you are connecting to a secured wireless network, you will be prompted for a Network key. Type the Network key(which is the password for the wireless network) and then click connect.
8)Your network list should now display your connection status. If you are connected and your router is setup for internet access, you are ready to connect to the Internet wireless.
This Link will guide you through the steps:-

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/111/kw/wireless%20zero%20configuration/r_id/100109

Nov 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Cannot connect ps3 to Gigaset SE587 router


Before you test you connection see what the percentage of the connection is, if it's less then %50 it won't work with wireless unless you move it into a place with a better connection

Jul 15, 2009 | Sony PC Desktops

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I'm trying to connect a 2nd desktop using a Belkin wireless usb mod: F5D7050eaE via an Inventel wireless modem mod:DV4210-WU product name Livebox-07F8 when I get to the security code insertion box and...


although is unlikely the both of devices work.. you may be running into compatibility issues.. have you checked the inentel wireless modem documeentation?.. and is it a a modem or a router?

Sep 21, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

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I have a sony vaio laptop running xp sp2 connected wirelessly to an HP C4385 printer. I can't get it to print in this wireless mode and I can't get a response from the printer when I put the printers IP...


I suggest you network the printer and access it through the wireless access point.  

Also, I do not mean to insult your computer smarts, but if you do not have a driver installed, you will not be able to talk to the printer at all.

Aug 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Unstable wireless internet connection


signal loss, what is distance coverage by your ISP?check to ensure your device works in another location.

Jun 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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When using the Belkin G router the network connection becomes lost and can not get on the internet. My computer has Vista on it and Belkin says that the router is compatible with the program.


This is possibly caused by your firewall or the wireless security (wpa/wep) on the router if you have set it up.
First of all, if you can connect to the internet via a cabled connection the problem is going to be with the way you've set the router up.
If you've setup wireless security on the router, have you also set it up for your wireless adaptor?.
I suggest you try to connect to the internet via cable to start with, if this works try to connect wirelessly with your firewall off.
If all else fails start from the beginning again.

May 15, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

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Replaced Linksys Wireless-B 2.4GHz 807.11b Router and Wireless B 2.4GHz 802.11b Wireless-B Notebook Adapter with Linksys-N Ultra Range Plus Wireless-N Gigabit Router, and Wireless N Ultra Range plus Dual...


Try resetting your IP address:
The laptop may be trying to use the IP address from the old router.

1) Click Start (assuming Windows 2000, XP, or Vista)
2) Click Run
3) Type in CMD
This will take you to a black command box
4) Type in: ipconfig/release
The chart should show your IP address as 0.0.0.0
Once this has happened, proceed to step 5
5) Type in: ipconfig/renew
You should now see a new IP address listed.

Also note that you need to set up your network key (assuming that you are using one) on both the router and laptop.
Make sure that your router is set up to perform as DHCP server.

FW

Apr 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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