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What causes this PC to lose wifi connection?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Voodoo Thumb, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. Voodoo Thumb

    Voodoo Thumb Thread Starter

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    I gave my 10 year old an old refurbished Dell Latitude 600. It seems to be intermittently losing wifi connection, even on my home wifi system.
    Is there a card or something that needs to be replaced? Am I better off just buying a new laptop?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Is it using a network card? Or does it have built in wifi?

    The drivers may need to be updated. Network drivers and firmware can both become obsolete over time. Upgrading newer versions of these things can sometimes fix network connection problems.

    Do you experience connection losses on any other machines in the house? Sometimes there can be interference.
     
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