I have a wireless connection set up at home for my laptop. Recently, the internet connection keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. I dont know whats happening. I have a motorola surfboard modem. The light next to the link on the modem keeps going on and off and so does the light next to LAN on my router. Whats the problem here?
You have to connect your computer first directly to the modem to test
if you'll get the same problem hook to it. if same problem occurs you
have to call your isp or whoever gave you the modem to have it reset or
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Did you set the IP address manually on the other computer? Is your router set to act as DHCP server and assign IP addresses automatically? If everything is set to DHCP then check the router and make sure it is transmitting on channle 10. Most providers set the cahnnel to 6 which has issues with HP laptops on occassion and maybe effecting you as well.
Go to the router configuration and change the options so you could use both of them, there is an option says only one type of connection or both of them, change it to both, and everything will be fine.
One of two problems. The Security Key for your wireless connection is wrong, or the McAfee is causing a problem. Most likely conflicting with any other virus software on your computer. Try removing McAfee from the computer and your solution should go away. Try another virus software such as Avast! Home edition. McAfee is known for having issues with wireless internet connections.
That may sound like a "roaming tendency" issue, with your laptop wireless card or settings, and/or general radio interference. try checking and tweaking the advanced settings of your wireless card, and maybe check for outside interference between your computer and router. Many cards have roam settings that dictate how often they roam between APs. I too live in an apartment complex, where other neighbors have their own WiFi router and there can be interference, and "intrusion issues" :? if your equipment is not properly set and secured.
this sounds as if either the router is not set at enable DHCP which gives your pc's and x box an automatic assigned ip address, so check in the routers settings via your web browser that DHCP is enabled, also go to your wireless network card and go to the properties, select the TCP/IP line, click properties again and make sure automatically obtain ip address is ticked, ok and close window.
Do the same with the Xbox in the network settings and make sure that automatically obtain ip address is highlighted and automatic DNS is set.
Lastly make sure non of the pc's network setup is set in a way that other pc's connect to the internet through this computer type set up, they should all be set up using the network wizard using the 'this computer connects to the internet through a gateway' setup, which is your router, but if your laptop is Vista, then everything should have set up automatically when a connection to your router was found.
Lokk in the routers DHCP clients and look to see if all your pc's and the Xbox is listed and given IP addresses.
This is unusual, as it seems the router is allocating two pc's the same IP address.
Go into your routers settings (internet browser and type the router address, eg 192.168.1.1)' and look at Client DHCP list and look at the IP addresses that each pc has been given and see if two are the same, they should be one digit difference, that being the last.
Also go into the properties of both your pc's wireless cards and ensure that they are set to obtain an ip address automatically.