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Wireless shuts off my laptop everytime I turn it off.

Every time I shut my computer off my wireless turns off why? Also I have a Linksys wireless router and was told that my son could pick up the wireless signal next door to use his wireless laptop, but he can't pick up a signal, people tell me they pick up there neighbors all the time so why can't he pick up mine?

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  • ksteed Jan 17, 2008

    I bought a Linksys WRT150N Wireless Router
    802.11b/g, draft 802.11n, 300 Mbps, 256 , they told me that the house next door would be able to use their wireless from it.

  • ksteed Jan 17, 2008

    100 feet at the most.

  • ksteed Jan 17, 2008

    He is using a Linksys N adapter

  • ksteed Jan 17, 2008

    One time it said connected but off line.

  • ksteed Jan 17, 2008

    I'm not at home now so I will try it tonight. thanks for the suggestions.

  • ksteed Jan 22, 2008

    My sons laptop picked up my wireless Friday night from one end of his house but the next day he couldn't get a connection. would a wireless N adapter for his laptop or an atenna work?

  • ksteed Jan 22, 2008

    He just has a wireless card I bought a N adapter for his laptop but it wasn't compatable with it so I need to get another one, My daughter that is also next door to me has a desk top, she has a wireless N adapter on hers and when she logs in it says she is connected but off line. Before I go tonight to get him an adapter would that work better than getting a antenna?

  • ksteed Jan 22, 2008

    Okay I will get back with you after I try that, thanks

  • ksteed Jan 28, 2008

    So my daughter next door is able to get the internet from my wireless with her N adapter, but my son on the other side his connection is still to week, the wireless N adapter would not install on his laptop, Linksys support said he already had a wireless adapter in his computer, but I was told that it is probably a G or a B so I should disable it and then install the N for more range, do you know how I disable this, and if I disable it and he takes his laptop some where else will he have to enable it?

  • ksteed Jan 28, 2008

    so should I disable it to get the N installed?

  • ksteed Jan 28, 2008

    okay I will try it, and let you know thanks so much.



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1.You probably have the internet connection shared through your computer..

2. you are either on a different channel or too far away.

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  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008

    How far away is the other house?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008

    You get better network performance and wireless range when the router and adapters match. Make sure you pair it with the same adapter for your notebook computer.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008
  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008

    change channels to 1-6-or 11. Make sure you change all of your wireless computers.

    check is to make sure you are NOT using "IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network."

    You can find at setting under "Wireless Network Connection Properties" and then under "Authentication" tab of your network properties.

    This particular authentication method is periodically logging you off the network and re-authenticating.

    Check the adapter in device manager to make sure that windows is not shutting the adapter down to save power.

    Cordless phones and wireless ethernet cards use overlapping frequencies.As a test, you can unplug the AC cords from all the cordless phones in the area and see if it helps.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008

    did this not work for you?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008

    if they work, please rerate. if not please let me know.


  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 20, 2008

    if they work, please rerate. if not please let me know.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 22, 2008

    It should. You said that he was using one already?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 22, 2008

    An antenna will extend your range. I would try that first.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 28, 2008

    ksteed, You can disable it in the device manager.


    You may be able to use it elsewhere, too. It may fall back (change automatically)to a "G" or "B" network. I would try it before enabling the built-in one.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 28, 2008

    Yes, Thats right...



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