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intermittent failure of wireless connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by shockeymoe, May 26, 2009.

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  1. shockeymoe

    shockeymoe Thread Starter

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    I have 2 desktop computers with identical Belkin Wireless G Desktop Cards.
    Both computers have the latest Belkin drivers and the router is a Belkin as well.
    One computer never looses its wireless connection, the other fails numerous times an hour. When the router is rebooted and the computer is restarted, the connection persists for a while, but once it fails the first time it fails intermittently and frequently. It always reconnects on its own, usually quickly, but sometimes it takes a few minutes.
    What I've done so far:
    1. Reset the router to factory default and reconfigured, then uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless card and driver.
    2. Changed the channel from auto (ch 1) to ch 6.
    3. Pulled out my hair, banged my head on the desk etc.
    Please advise on further steps that might proceed my next one which is to just go buy another card. I hate to give up, just ask my kids.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from Belkin's web site.

    If the problem computer is running Windows XP make sure you don't have multiple wireless utilities (e.g., Belkin's and XP's WZC) running.

    Make sure you have the latest router firmware. If you upgrade then reset to factory default settings and reconfigure.
     
  3. shockeymoe

    shockeymoe Thread Starter

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    The drivers are both the same and are from the Belkin site.
    There is only the XP utility running. The Belkin utility will not run simultaneously with the XP utility.
    The router checks for firmware updates every time I log on to the router admin utility.
    I have already reset and reconfigured.
    Thank you for the reply. I have considered switching th cards between the 2 computers to see what happens. A bit of work and I really don't have the time right now.
     
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