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Brand new computer but wireless network keeps kicking me off. ??

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by chester7702, Apr 22, 2007.

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  1. chester7702

    chester7702 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a new desktop that runs XP Pro, SP2. I had to install a PCMIA wireless card and chose the Belkin wireless g card. I installed it as directed.

    I have had a Belkin router for the past year for our two laptops and it works beautifully.

    However, this desktop will connect to the internet initially, but after awhile (I can't determine a steady time period--anywhere between 20 minutes to 2 hours) it will lose the connection. It will see the wireless network and see that it has "excellent strength" but it will not connect.

    When I try to click "repair connection" through Windows, it will repair it for about 2 minutes, then kick me off.

    When I originally tried to repair the connection using the Belkin utility, it would see the signal strength but not connect, period.

    So far I have tried:
    • de-checking the Belkin program from startup (through msconfig)
    • exchanging the desktop wireless card at Microcenter

    I don't know what to do next. I have hardly had this computer a few weeks and don't use it much b/c of this problem, so I doubt it is a virus.

    If anyone could help me I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. ceri sheeran

    ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    Try using a different channel from the default for the Router and PCMIA wireless cards.

    You may be getting interference from another nearby Wireless Network or other wireless devices such as cordless phones.

    hth

    Ceri

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