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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

    Apr 22, 2007

    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

    Aug 15, 2003

    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.



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