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dell wireless problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mack10series, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. mack10series

    mack10series Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2005
    I have a latitude D505, and i am experiening drop outs with my wireless connection. Whenever i am connecting to my home network my connection will randomly just drop out and not reconnect. I have tried connecting to the same network with 2 other computers; one an older dell, which dropped the connection, then quickly picked it back up. The third computer, a inspiron 9300, would keep a signal, but the strength would drop very low sometimes. I also find that after a while of not using my inspiron, it would disconnect from my home network, and not allow me to reconnect unless i unplugged the power to the router for 15 seconds, then plugged it back in. I believe it may be a router problem, but i am not quite sure, so i would like to get some input from you guys.

    Here are the machines on my network:
    Dell latitude D505 w/intel wireless
    Dell Inspiron 9300 w/intel wireless
    D-Link wireless G router w/ wep encryption enabled.


  2. DBClark


    Oct 22, 2005
    A couple of things I'd check first are:

    1.) Router configuration-lease time on the DHCP, short lease times might cause this.
    2.) Idle time before disconnecting from ISP. Set this to never.

    I would also check to see if there is a firmware update for your router.

    Perhaps a reset to factory setting and start from scratch.

    Just some of the things that I would check for and try if the problem continued.
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