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Wireless Connection Difficulties

I'm having trouble staying connected to the internet using a wireless connection.I have a wireless router in my house and my computer will connect and disconnect on and off. So i'll be surfing the web and all of a sudden it will tell me the internet connection isn't there. The router works perfectly fine with the other laptops in the house. On the wireless network connection screen, it will say not connected, but it really is. This happens outside of my home as well (Friend's Houses). I can't even connect to iTunes even when I am able to search the web. I have reinstalled the wireless software several times but the problem remains. I'm confused.

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Sounds like your wireless card in your laptop needs either a replacement, or new drivers.

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All the laptops available in market have built in wireless 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® wireless networking. It means that you can access the internet via Wi-Fi or through Wi-Fi hotspots. In wireless connectivity you do not require the wired connection to access the internet. In home you can connect the laptop via wireless connection using the home networking router available in market. The advantage of wireless connection is that you can use the internet in your home anywhere with in 100 meters of range with proper wireless signals. You will require to get the internet connection from the ISP(Internet Service Provider).

Please visit the link provided below for Home Networking Wireless Router :

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If you want to connect to your existing internet at you house you will need to purchase a wireless router and connect your dsl or cable modem to your router. You will then have a wireless connection in your home.
If you are talking about connecting to a public wifi connection (like at Starbucks) you will have to be within range to get a signal. If you are at your friends house and they have an existing wireless connection that is secured you will need the access key.

Once you are ready to connect you will need to decide how you want to manage your wireless connection. Usually your wireless cards include software to manage your connection. If you do not have the software or you do not like the software Windows can manage your connection for you. To enable this service you will need to open control panel and then open administrative tools open services and scroll all the way to the bottom and click on wireless zero configeration change startup type to automatic. This shoulbe the only time you have to manually configure this service.
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Connecting the laptop to your network using a network cable, does this solve your Internet problems?
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