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Solved: wifi connection coming and going..but LAN connection is fine

Discussion in 'Networking' started by oikset, Nov 25, 2005.

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  1. oikset

    oikset Thread Starter

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    I have my LAN setup:
    ADSL modem ->Router->Compute*r A , Computer B (wireless)



    My laptop connects fine... but all of a sudden it just stops connecting to the internet. However the connection has a strong signal and still says it is connected...but it just lags and doesnt connect. Then it'll come back for little while. Sometimes I'll repair the wireless connection and it works again but only for a few minutes.

    But here's a spooky thing....all this doesn't happen when i unplug my AC! that's right I'll have it plugged in to the power outlet, and wifi comes and goes...as soon as i unplug it and it runs on battery...the internet works fine...yikes
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I can't see your exact positioning, but it sounds like you need to move your "brick" so that it is not interfering with the wireless signal when plugged in. When I forget, and start getting the same thing, I move mine at least a foot away from the wireless adaptor and out of the path to the router.
     
  3. oikset

    oikset Thread Starter

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    so this is a normal occurrence? ok. I didnt know wifi could be that finnicky,...

    i normally use the laptop in the next room away from the router, plugged into an extension cord.

    ill try what u said thx for the advice...
     
  4. oikset

    oikset Thread Starter

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    yes indeed that seems to be the problem...
    looks like it interferes with the wireless.
    I updated the drivers for the wifi card and it seems to do that less now...
    thanks again for your support
     
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