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pcmcia card keeps dropping wlan

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mknott, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. mknott

    mknott Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2004

    im having a little problem that i have been unable to figer out my self..

    im connecting to the internet through a pcmcia wifi card. i can connect fine when i first boot my pc up however if i goto a website with a lot of images on the card will drop the signal and be unable to find the wireless network again. If i then disable the card and remove it, the pc will freeze and then reboot it self. when getting back in to windows it will say the pc has recovered from a blue screen however no blue screen will have been shown.

    I have tried to search for new drivers but no new drivers have been found. i would try reinstalling the drivers but i am unsure as to what drivers i would need to reinstall. Im guessing its ones for the pcmcia slot rather then the card.

    Im using a acer travelmate 2500 with windows xp pro installed.

    any help would be appriciated as its getting quite annoying.

    thanks in advance
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I'd reinstall both the PCMCIA drivers and the wireless network drivers for the card.

    In addition, I'd make some changes at the router end.

    Some things you can try here.

    1. For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
    2. For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
    3. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
    4. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

    Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.
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