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  1. howard.a.s

    howard.a.s Thread Starter

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    This post relates to the following hardware devices.

    Netgear DG834UK wireless router

    ZD1211B IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless LAN USB Adaptors AD1211B V 1.6

    A while ago I purchased the above mentioned router and adaptors, and after some advice from members of this site was able to get the whole lot working.

    I have been successfully using one main pc connected to the router via cable, and two other pcs connected by adaptors.

    All has been well.

    Yesterday, I attempted to connect a fourth pc to my network, but found that after installing the adaptor software and entering my security network key, the connection to the network keeps dropping in and out.

    After trying everything I could think of, I basically gave up and decided to have a break.

    However, now one of the other three pcs that were working fine previously seems to have developed the same problem. It connects, then disconnects, every few seconds, even though it 'sees' the router and has a good signal.

    Thing is, I didn't even touch the settings or hardware on this pc, so why has this problem occurred?

    The other two pcs, one connected by adaptor and one by cable, both still work ok.

    Any suggestions?

    Oh, by the way, I did power off the whole system, including the modem, just to see if it cleared the problem.
     
  2. howard.a.s

    howard.a.s Thread Starter

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    Just need to add that now the problem is occurring on both of the previously working wireless connected pcs. The only one that is seemingly unaffected is the pc that's connected to the router via cable.
     
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    howard.a.s Thread Starter

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    Just posting back to say that I think I've sorted the problem myself.

    For the benefit of anyone else who may experience the same problem, just open the adaptor program on each of the pcs that has a problem. On mine, the adaptor icon is situated in the bar that runs across the foot of the screen, showing running programs.

    Re-enter your WPA passphrase into the correct field and click 'save'. This seems to have solved the problem on all my machines.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I'm going to guess that you may want to consider changing the router's channel, since what you described is very likely wireless interference.

    Obviously, if everything works and the problem has disappears, just remember this for when it comes back. :D


    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the first page of the thread in the upper left corner.© :)
     
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