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Wireless connection disconnects

Discussion in 'Networking' started by holliestars22, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. holliestars22

    holliestars22 Thread Starter

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    I have a desktop in the basement of my house and we use a wireless internet connection. It worked fine forever, but then one night the power went out and now it disconnects all the time. I have no idea about computers what so ever. I know we have a modem that connects to a router and then theres little thing by the computer with 2 lights on it and when the lights go out the internet shuts off, it says d-link on that thing. And the computer is a dell. But I have no clue where to begin so if someone could give me some advice in like baby computer talk that'd be greatly appriciated :(
     
  2. JohnWill

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    How about the make/model of ALL the "little boxes".

    Please supply the following info.

    The name of your ISP and country of residence.
    Make/model of the broadband modem.
    Make/model of the router (if any).
    Connection type, wired, wireless.
    Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
    Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
    Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.
     
  3. holliestars22

    holliestars22 Thread Starter

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    We get our internet through aliant, in canada. The modem says comptrend Adsl and its wired, the router says d link 802.11g/2.4ghz. The computer is a dell dimension 3000 and it has windows xp on it. I have no idea where to find the card or adapter...sorry :( I don't even know what that is....
     
  4. JohnWill

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    The label, usually on the bottom of the devices, will give you actual model numbers. Do you have more than one computer? You have a wired connection from the D-Link router to the computer, correct?

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    "theres little thing by the computer with 2 lights on it and when the lights go out the internet shuts off,"

    Do you have any information for what this is?
     
  6. holliestars22

    holliestars22 Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : robert-f44781b9
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-71-64-70

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless U
    SB Adapter(rev.B)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-46-62-EA-DA
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:01:59 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 10, 2007 1:01:59 AM

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>
     
  7. holliestars22

    holliestars22 Thread Starter

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    Theres only one computer but the modem and the router are upstairs because theres no phone jacks in the basement.
     
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