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wireless adhoc network drops connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dexuk, Dec 24, 2003.

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  1. dexuk

    dexuk Thread Starter

    Dec 24, 2003
    Hi guys im new to this site and was recommended by a friend. I have spent the last 2 days looking through old posts before finally registering to ask for help, so here goes:

    I have a home network with 2 PC's both running windows XP.
    They are networked via 2 USB 802.11b wireles cards. The network is set up as an Adhoc network with file,printer and internet sharing running. I set up the network using the windows network set up wizard.
    The main PC with internet connection is connected to blueyonder 1MB cable service via an external USB modem.

    The network works great with an "excellent" signal strength at all times (upstairs to dowstairs). But...

    Every now and again the remote PC will drop the connection. It seems totally random as it could be after 10 minutes or after 1 hour, Its very random. To reconnect i just disable then re-enable the network card (on remote PC) it connects instantly and all is well again, untill it decides to do this again. Does anyone have any suggestions to what could be causing this? It is not a huge problem but is iritable. It even happens when network/internet is in use. But may still be some type of power managment issue. But my hands are in the air and im open to all sugestions.

    Thanks in advance for anyone who tries to help me out.
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    Oct 20, 2003
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