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My connection keeps cutting out.the router is placed in the loft on a desk. and my computer in directly below. my signal is excellent however it simply keeps on cutting out.

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Basically in my task bar i have my wireless icon and another direct port one which has a red cross on it because i'm not using it. So i disabled it: go start>control panel>classic view>system>hardware>device manager>network adapter>and right hand click the one not in use and disable it. i also went: start>run>cmd>a black box will appear and type in ipconfig/all and thats what i did and it hasn't cut out once!

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