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unable to connect to preferred wireless network windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nuwanju, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. nuwanju

    nuwanju Thread Starter

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    unable to connect to preferred wireless network - windows xp

    When I boot my laptop (Toshiba Salellite C600) ,It connects to the wireless connection automatically using the security key,,but after few minutes it disconnects displays an error (unable to connect to preferred wireless network) .and it doesn't even detect the wireless network after that.
    But if I restart the laptop some times i get the wireless connection back / in some cases i use the following command (>netsh winsock reset catalog) in the command prompt and restart.

    I also updated my XP with the service pack 3 and uninstalled the wireless network card and re-installed.,but it didnt help.
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    This happened after I expired my free version of Avast virus guard.I use AVG as my virus guard

    But I still get this error on and on...please help
     
  2. AtlBo

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    nuwanju...I'm not an expert on network cards, but, when the internet connection shuts down, does the network card still show up in Device Manager? Is there a yellow question mark or a red x there?

    Maybe something is wrong with the motherboard connection to the network card. I was thinking maybe it could be overheating? Just an idea...
     
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