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09-Nov-2008, 09:15 PM #1
Need to keep repairing network connection
My connection indicator says that it is connected and signal strength is excellent. About every five minutes, however, I can't connect (indicator stays the same). I need to "repair" it and then it works fine. Until the same thing happens again a short time later.

What is the cause? How can I fix it??
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09-Nov-2008, 09:36 PM #2
Causes could be wireless interference, router problem, driver problem, multiple wireless utilities running, malware problem, etc.
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10-Nov-2008, 10:12 AM #3
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Thanks for the reply, Terry. I have been working on some of these possible causes. I removed some possible wireless interference sources. I re booted the router after waiting a few minutes, and then re booted the computer. I will try to re-install the driver. My security software hasn't spotted any malware that could be causing a problem.

I'll keep working at it.
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10-Nov-2008, 10:31 AM #4
Tell us your router, operating system, wireless adapter and what wireless utility you use and we may be able to help more.
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10-Nov-2008, 11:02 AM #5
Terry,

My router is an SMC Barricade, 7004VWBR, operating system is Windows XP, Wireless adapater is Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN minir-card, wireless utility is Windows utility.
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10-Nov-2008, 01:49 PM #6
Since you are using XP's WZC make sure the Dell WLAN utility is not also running. I think it runs as a service, as WZC does (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services).
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10-Nov-2008, 02:08 PM #7
Thanks, Terry, I'll check to make sure that the Dell utility is not running. I'll let you know what I find.
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