We have a home network, with a desktop and two laptops. One laptop keeps losing the internet connection. Sometimes the connection goes away and a few minutes later, it connects itself back and then sometimes if I repair connection, it will connect again. Sometimes the connection lasts for only a few minutes and sometimes maybe 20 minutes. The other laptop doesn't have this problem. I have tried rebooting the router and it still does the same thing. This happens on the laptop whether it is plugged in or running on battery. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Keep losing internet connection
Recommendation: If you can switch from the 3rd party wireless utility to the Windows utility. There should be a check box under the properties that says, "Let Windows manage my connection." Also turn off any power management that stops your drives, suspends the machine, etc. When doing WEP, use the actual key, not your password. i.e. the one that looks like "aaff996753bc" not "rosebud".
Reason: Windows wireless starts before you even log in and loads as a service, it runs whether your logged in or not, sleep mode, etc. 3rd party utilities...especially my personal bane of all wireless devices "Netgear" load as applications. That means they don't initialize until after log in and they can be suspended completely or prioritized by power management and resource management utilities when the machine is idle. As for the key thing... WEP translation with Linksys especially can be a little funny with some wireless so I use the key itself which always works.
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hi there, since no one in your network is experiencing the problem, possible cause would be the wireless adapter of your laptop. try to reinstall your wireless network card driver and observe if you will be getting the same issue. if same issue occured, then you have to call your manufacturer for replacement of the wireless card
you have the internet on desktop pc and you want to connect your laptop right?
open control panel select network set up wizzard and follow instructions for shared network.
if you connect dsl to notebook you need to have installed modem device drivers and configured device and done basically everything you had to do on pc,by disconnecting dsl from pc obviosly youre gonna lose the internet.
get your self a wireless router if not already have one , that way you set up pc wired and link laptop via wireless
if you are up to it you might wont to swith to verizon Fios they have same things like chart that includes internet, tv, and phone. There modems are easy to set up all you have to do on there modem is enter the ip adress enter the defalt user name and password and change it to one you can remember and you would be online. One other thing most of there routers have built in wirless network asses which is protected by a WEP password which is located on the botom of the router.
To check if you qualify go to www.verizon.com and lock for there to enternet choces you wold need to enter you home phone # or adress to see if it is avaliabe.
i hope this would help.
Run a system restore. You may need to go back two or three restore points before it fixes the problem, but the restore should do the trick. Try this, let me know, and if the problem persists, then we'll try a different approach.
I assume you have a crossover ethernet cable. put the my network places on your desktop. right click on desktop/properties/desktop/customize desktop/tic then on the network places icon on desktop right click/properties right click on wireless and bridge devices they are now sharing the same ip be sure and remove /delete bridge when not sharing as the ip will stick forever likely. that should do it if you need more info /open my computer and hit help and search for internet connection sharing as the firewall may need to be configured.