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Constant Internet Drops - Wireless PC

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by yorellevy, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. yorellevy

    yorellevy Thread Starter

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    I have been experiencing frequent internet drops (every 30 seconds to few minutes) ever since I downloaded a new/updated antivirus software (pc-cillin antivirus). Prior to the updated software, I always had excellent/very good connections and never had any drops. Even now it either drops/no connection or is excellent/good. It is never low signal.

    I am using a Belkin PreN network notebook card and a belkin pre-n router; windows xp platform. I’ve had the router and card for about 2 years with no problems until now. I have even experienced the same problem away from my home network, when on the road.

    Thinking that it might be a firewall problem, I disabled the firewall on the laptop and the desktop (hardwired to my router). But I read that deselecting the IEEE 802.1x setting in the wireless card property settings might work. Does this seem right? And what about disabling the firewall. Is that the right thing to do?
     
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    "... deselecting the IEEE 802.1x setting in the wireless card property settings might work."

    This may not be your only problem, but you should certainly not have it selected.
     
  3. yorellevy

    yorellevy Thread Starter

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    Still having the same problem. I have unchecked the EEE box and downloaded a new firmware for my router. But when I diagnose the problem I get following:

    Network Adapter Diagnostic
    Network location detection

    info Using home Internet connection
    info Redirecting user to support call

    HTTP, HTTPS, FTP Diagnostic
    HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity

    warn FTP (Passive): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
    info HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
    info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
    warn FTP (Active): Error 12029 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: A connection with the server could not be established
    error Could not make an FTP connection

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you
     
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