Belkin wireless network card

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Hello i have recently installed a wireless peer to peer network in my house. The system is a Belkin 54g one. The system runs fine however every so often my laptop will reconnect to the router. I lose my internet connection briefly and any downloads that are going at the time are also interupted. How can this be fixed??
 

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is the router still connected to adsl -
things like remote phones & microwaves may interfere

do you automatcally get the dns server IP - i found this worked better by putting them in.

try this program see if the wireless drops
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/
 

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i am running a dsl router. I have an ntl 1.5 mbps connection. I downloaded that program, it tells me that my signal noise is -65 dbm whatever that means. I really am not good with networking so dont really know what any of this means. I also have a problem when downloadin using the bittorrent system.
 

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just after i posted this my networked dropped. The network stumbler program reported that i had 2 AP's running and the mac address of the new ap was 00000000. The connection then dropped.
 

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you will see a graph and that shows the signal strength - so if the connection drops but the signal does not then you know its not due to lose of signal
 

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anything like a portable phone - or microwave around - or other wireless devices broadcasting !!!!
 

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I do have a mobile phone in my bedroom but my brother does as well. he is using the same network card and has no problems. I know that his one is not affecting my connection though as we only got the second card yesterday and my connection was dropping before then.

Just a thort though.. when i first installed the card it came with loads of belkin software that i didnt like. This managed the connection. I didnt really notice the problem with that set up but now i just let windows manage my wireless network and i just use the drivers for the network card. Also could the xp firewall be interfering with it as it was set to protect my wireless connection aswell??
 

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OK - so your brother is connected wirelessly to the network and has no problems at all using the belkin software and drivers -
why not set it up the same as his and see if you keep a stable connection - then once you have a stable connection, you know its not hardware/software - then start playing with alternatives
 

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well he has a win 98 laptop with the original belkin software so i might try puttin that back on.
 
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