Can someone help me resolve my wifi problem?

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Shadowgatez

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Hey,

Ok here's the situation.
I recently bought a new laptop which is great and all and i also bought a new router.

It connected fine but sometimes I have limited connection. When that happens I have to go upstairs and plug out the power of the modem and router and plug it back in to restart it. This does fix the problem but it's annoying to go upstairs all the time fixing the problem.

It's either the new laptop or the new router's fault but i suspect it's my laptop as it the only laptop in the household using 802.11 (technology draft n) to connect to the wifi system. Also, it seems to happen each time my laptop sleeps. But since I bought the new router and laptop at the same time I have no idea.

Laptop: Dell Studio 1737 Vista Home Premium 64-bit- Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Router: D-link DIR-615 http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=565
The setting of the router is:

WPA Mode: Auto (WPA or WPA2)
Cipher Mode: AES
Group Key Interval: 3600

Can someone help?
Thank you in advance
DD
 
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Welcome to TSG:
Let's do two basic things first.
Download and install any more current firmware for your router.

Change the wireless channel being used,1/6/11 in US.
 

TerryNet

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Also important--make sure you have the latest wireless adapter driver. If it is an integrated adapter it should be from your PC manufacturer's web site. 64-bit drivers continue to be a weak link.

Is this problem only when the PC awakens from Sleep/Hibernate?
 
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