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PC on Wireless Network Loses Signal

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cocca0307, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. cocca0307

    cocca0307 Thread Starter

    Oct 14, 2004
    I have had my wireless network in my house for about 1.5 years. I have a cable modem and router with an 802.11b for my primary PC. Upstairs, I have a Netgear USB wireless adapter (Model MA-111). A friend of mine helped me hook it up and it ran fine until about 2 weeks ago. My PC's run on windows 98 and windows millenium.

    Now, the USB Netgear adapter keeps losing it's signal after several hours when the computer is idle. I tried putting the netgear device in my start-up thinking that would keep it on, but it hasn't mattered. I can get the signal back right away if I disconnect the adapter from the USB cable. But then after a few hours, it loses the signal again. Nothing has changed with the computers except I had to replace a USB keyboard with an old style one for the wireless hooked up computer. Also, and I'm not sure this matters, as I have only one USB port on the PC, I had to buy a 4 to 1 USB adaptor when I bought a USB printer, but I have had that for a year now.

    Can you help me?
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